Obituaries for February 5

Federico “Fred” Badua Sr., 83, of Papaikou died Jan. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired mechanic for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co. and a retired sergeant in the Hawaii Army National Guard. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 11) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Federico Badua Jr. of Hilo, Jaime (Nowmie) Badua of Las Vegas and Tracy Badua of San Antonio; daughters, Cynthia Badua and Kelly (Michael) Staszkow of Hilo, Kaylene Badua of San Antonio; sisters, Erminia Banquil of Pahoa and Erlinda Torres of Hilo; sister-in-Law, Doreen (Patrick) Tanihiro of Hilo; four grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Masasuke “Suke” Chinen, 93, of Waimea died Jan. 8 at home. Born in Hakalau, he was a retired deliveryman for Meadow Gold Dairies and member of Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sister-in-law, Doris Chinen of Paauilo; grandchildren, Brandon (Charmaine) Chinen and Shaye (Kimo) Keliipaakaua; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Patricia Gail Morris-Waltjen, 78, of Discovery Harbour died Jan. 22 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Seattle, she was a retired dental assistant, dental assistant instructor and board member of Discovery Harbour Entertainment Committee, member of the Red Hat Society and a quilter and potter. Celebration of life 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Discovery Harbour Golf Club clubhouse. Survived by husband, Bernard Waltjen Jr. of Discovery Harbour; son, Danny (Debra) Morris of Los Angeles; daughter, Kimberly (Rodney) Blythe of Los Angeles; brothers, Dale Townsan and Jerry Townsan of Seattle; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Brian Takao Takishima, 64, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 23. Born in Honolulu, he was a bartender at the Kona Pool of the Hilton Waikoloa Village and Kaimuki High School alum, who enjoyed fishing, golf, music cooking, gardening, bonsai, astronomy, reading and traveling. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Sunday, Feb. 16 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel in Honolulu. Celebration of life at noon. Aloha, casual attire. Hawaii Island services at a later date. For full obituary: Survived by wife, Lisa Kawamoto; mother, Tsunako “Sue” Takishima and family. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.


Edward “Eddie Boy” Kealoha Young Sr., 83, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 13 at home. Born July 24, 1936 in Kalaoa, he was a retired construction worker, former repair technician for City and County of Honolulu Wastewater Management, produce manager for Foodland Kona and a U.S. Army veteran. Celebration of life 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Keoni’s Point of View in Honokohau Small Boat Harbor. Condolences to: E. Young, P.O. Box 4724, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. For info, call 756-7607. Survived by children, Uilani Young-Kam of Florida, Edwina (Greg Wong Yuen) Young and Edward Young, Jr. of Kailua-Kona, Frederick (Emmaline Kamaka-Young) Young of Hookena, Asa (Suanne) Young of Waimea, Jandy (Bubba Cox) Young-Cox; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Visitation for the late Fernando “Bobby” Escobar Gomez Jr. will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Urn burial noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. An incorrect start time for visitation was published in an obituary Tuesday. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.

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