Obituaries for December 11

Dale Kakuma Aoki, 60, of Kealakekua died Dec 5, at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a plumber and co-owner of Aoki Plumbing Co. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 15) at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by his sons, Brice Aoki, Boyce (Kawai Houvener) Aoki and Leon (Shayla Orpilla) Aoki of Kealakekua; brother, Sidney (Victoria) Aoki of Captain Cook; sisters, Pauline (Glenn) Yano and Claudia Chang of Kealakekua, Lynn (Arnold) Tokuyama of Kailua-Kona; four grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert “Rev. Robert” “Papa Smurf” Alan McMahon, 63, of Mountain View died Dec. 2 at Life Care Center of Hilo. He was a minister, truck driver and U.S. Marine Corps veteran during the Vietnam War. No known survivors. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


George J. Mitsuda, 81, of Hilo died Dec. 8 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired terminal superintendent for Aloha Petroleum, past president of the former Big Island Automotive Trade Association, U.S. Air Force veteran and 1956 Hilo High School graduate. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Monday (Dec. 16) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Emi Mitsuda of Hilo; son, Jon J. (Melissa) Mitsuda of Hilo; daughters, Rhona (Bennett) Uyetake and Rochelle (Gary) Yamashita of Hilo; sister-in-law, Sharon Numata of Pearl City, Oahu; brothers-in-law, Lloyd (Patsy) Asato Sr. and Edward N. Asato of Honolulu; seven grandchildren and two great granddaughters; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

James Mitsuru Okimoto, 90, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 26 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Puuwaawaa, he was a sales manager for Gaspro and member of Daifukuji Soto Mission and Kailua Shita Kumiai. Private services held. Survived by sons, Perry (Linda) Okimoto of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Darren (Anita) Okimoto of Kailua-Kona; brother, Ernest Okimoto of Kailua-Kona; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.


Vincent Louis Pereira Jr., 49, of Mountain View died Nov. 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was an educational assistant at Hilo High School and member of Hawaiian Iron Motorcycle Club and Hustlers Golf Club. Visitation 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6:30 p.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Cremation to follow. Survived by wife, Mia Pereira of Mountain View; son, Cody Pereira of Mountain View; sisters, Margaret Louise Puanani Waiki Pereira of Columbia, S.C., Shaunna-Ann Pereira and Jodi Leilani Waiki (Vanessa) Pereira of Hilo; brother, George Joseph Lono Waiki (Twinkle) Pereira of Wailuku, Maui; mother-in-law, Yvonne Nakamura of Hilo; brother-in-law, Sean (Lisa) Nakamura of Honolulu; uncles, aunts, cousins nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John P. Stewart, 70, of Hilo died Nov. 25 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Pasadena, Calif., he was a retired Hawaii Police Department officer and member of Aloha Exchange Club, Fil-Am Golf Club and Tsunami Golf Club. Visitation 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 11:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Lucia N. Stewart of Hilo; son, Robert T.H.K. Stewart of Hilo; daughters, Roxane K. Keliikipikaneokolohaka of Hilo and Yvette Anderson of The Woodlands, Texas; mother, Virginia Stewart of Waipahu, Oahu; sisters, Linda (Mark) Hines of Waipahu, Liane Stewart of La Verne, Calif., and Robhan Stewart of San Diego; brother-in-law, Hinano (Alberta) Matsu Jr. of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Margo (Steve) Noah and Nina (Don) Segawa of Hilo, Eldena (Keith) Kuroiwa of Kaneohe, Oahu; four grandchildren; Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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