Obituaries for January 29

George A. Caravalho, 81, of Santa Cruz, Calif., formerly of North Kohala, died Jan. 5. Born in North Kohala, he was a retired city manager, holding the top job in the California cities of San Clemente, Bakersfield, Santa Clarita and Riverside, receiving the prestigious Mark E. Keane Award for Excellence from the International City/County Management Association in 1996, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and held bachelor’s and master’s degrees from San Jose State University. He was buried at Santa Cruz Memorial Park on Jan. 13. Memorial donations to Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island, 100 Kamakahonu St., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by wife, Mary Caravalho of Santa Cruz; sons, Gus (Sarah) Caravalho of Washington, D.C., and Danny (Jamie) Caravalho of Oakland, Calif.

Eunice “Nickie” Meliaka Kunz, 92, of Hilo died Jan. 18 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Wailuku, Maui, she was a retired assistant credit manager for Realty Investment Co. and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Hale O Na Alii O Hawaii. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb 6, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by son, Charles (Susan) Kunz of Hilo; daughter, Marcie Saquing of Hilo; brothers, George Akiu, Arthur (Janet) Iokepa and Melvin Iokepa of Hilo, Wayne (Kanani) Iokepa of Kohala; sisters, Cecilia Knowlton of Hilo and Elizabeth (Lee) Abbott of Maui; sister-in-law, Darlene (Keala) Iokepa of Hilo; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Norma Broemser Myers, 98, of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 26 at Regency at Hualalai. Born in Fresno, Calif., she was a former librarian and substitute physical education teacher. Private service. No flowers; memorial donations to local charity of choice. Survived by children, Judith Myers of Washington, Ronald (Ann) Myers of Florida, Karen (Mike Sullivan) Myers of Montana and Nancy (Bruce) Hopkins of Kailua-Kona; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Chieko Naguwa, 93, of Hilo died Jan. 9 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired nurses aide for the former Hilo Hospital. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Alvin (Karen) Naguwa of Honolulu; daughters, Debbie Naguwa of San Francisco and Geri Masunaga of Wailuku, Maui; brother, Tadashi Iseri of Hilo; sister-in-law, Ruth Oshiro of Honolulu; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elizabeth C. Silva, 88, of Mountain View died Jan. 13 at home. Born in Kurtistown, she was a janitor and member of The House Hilo. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at The House Hilo, 2282 Kanoelehua Ave. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Phillip (Valerie) Silva and James Silva of Mountain View; brother, Richard (Pauline) Carvalho of Honolulu; sister, Margaret Tinari of Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Scott Weinberg, 61, of Volcano died Jan. 14 at home. He was born in Shelby, Tenn. No services. Survived by partner, Pamela Gilot of Volcano; mother, Betty Weinberg of Arkansas; sister, Sheri Weinberg of Virginia. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Pat Toshie Yamasaki, 99, of Waimea died Dec. 23 at home. Born in Honokaa, she was a retired baker at Waimea Elementary and Intermediate School and member of Kamuela Hongwanji Mission and Waimea Senior Citizens. Private services held. No koden (monetary donations). Survived by son, Raymond (Gertrude) Yamasaki of Waimea; daughter, Karen (Isaac) Akashi of Kurtistown; daughters-in-law, Sharon Yamasaki and Harriet Yamasaki of Waimea; sister, Ruth Tasaka of Honokaa; sister-in-law, Miyoko Yamasaki of Waimea; nine grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two great great granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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