Obituaries for February 11

Jeffrey Leroy Chambers, 47, of Naalehu died Feb. 2 in Naalehu. Born in Honolulu, Jeffrey was a disabled U.S. Navy veteran. Graveside services with military honors noon Monday, Feb. 24, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Condolences, flowers to Keith and Cynthia Chambers and Jennifer Treglown to 82-6065 Mamalahoa Hwy. #A101, Captain Cook, HI 96704. Memorial donations to Wounded Warriors Project or local humane society. Online condolences: Survived by parents, Cyndy and Keith Chambers of Captain Cook; sister, Jennifer (Sean) Treglown of Snohomish, Wash.; caretaker, Andrew Dotterweich; two nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Shannon “Mas” Isami Keola Masaoka, 48, of Pahoa died Jan. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a commercial fisherman and a member of Ka Uhane Hemolele O Ka Malamalama Church. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 15) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Linda Masaoka of Australia; daughters, Lava Masaoka and Leilani Masaoka of Australia; parents, Sidney and Sandy Masaoka of Pahoa; brothers, Nohea Masaoka and Riki (Charlene) Masaoka of Hilo; sisters, Margaret (Alvin) Kikau and Kuuipo (Clayton) Tremaine of Hilo; paternal grandmother, Cecilia Masaoka of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Odetta U‘ilani Newcomb Tomas, 71, of Hilo died Feb. 3 in Kaumana. Born in Hilo, she was a retired supervisor for Bank of Hawaii and member of Kaumana Drive Baptist Church. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Kaumana Drive Baptist Church. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughter, Debbie Walker of Wailuku, Maui; son, Eric (‘Ilima) Tomas of Las Vegas; sisters, Georgiana Rabago, Veronica Higa and Lynn Newcomb of Hilo, JM Newcomb of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Russell Timothy Kwan Tim Wong, 73, of Hilo, died Jan. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Hawaii Air National Guard 291st Combat Communications Squadron technical sergeant, had also served in the Hawaii Army National Guard and was a hunter and fisherman. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Nanette Wong of Hilo; children, Alana (Bryan) Grace of Keaau, Andrea Wong of Puyallup, Wash., Andrew (Melissa) Wong of Waimea and Heidi Wong of Hilo; sister, Dorinda (Ronald) Choy of Des Moines, Wash.; mother-in-law, Nancy Van Cleave of Kurtistown; brothers-in-law, John (Deborah) Van Cleave of Eugene, Ore., Timothy (Robin) Van Cleave and Donald Jeff Van Cleave of Kurtistown; sister-in-law, Jennifer Van Cleave of Kurtistown; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


The late Romeo Pascua Castro was survived by, among others, Evelyn Reglos of Philippines. Her name wasn’t submitted for an obituary published Sunday.

The late Gail Susan Heidenfeldt Gali was survived by, among others, stepchildren Conley and Iris. Their names weren’t submitted for an obituary published Sunday. She was also well-known in her community as a baker.

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