Obituaries for March 4

Uriah Dombrowski, 39, of Naalehu died Feb. 17 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in California, he owned and operated a landscaping construction business in Hawaii and on the mainland. Private family services held. Survived by wife, Brieann Dombrowski; father, Anthony Dombrowski; mother, Connie Close; brothers Lila Dombrowski and Gita Dombrowski; sister, Elizabeth Unti; grandfather, Ruben Catlin; aunts, uncles, and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Marie Isabel Fresques, 95, of Hilo died Feb. 17 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Colorado, she was a retired state unemployment administrator and U.S. Women’s Army Corps veteran. Urn committal service with military honors noon Friday, March 13, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sister, Anna Martinez of Denver; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Iwao Nakamura, 87, of Hilo died Jan. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired welder for the California Department of Transportation and U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, Shinichi Nakamura and Roy (Jane) Nakamura of Honolulu; sisters, Harumi Nakagawa of Hilo, Tsugiko Miyake of Kapaa, Kauai and Violet (Edwin) Masuoka of Honolulu; brothers-in-law, Stanley Yamamoto of Honolulu and Roy Fukumoto of Los Angeles; sisters-in-law, Mildred Fukumoto and Judy Fukumoto of Honolulu, Irene Fukumoto of Los Angeles, Beverly (Bert) Kaneshiro of Honolulu and Tatsue Nakamura of Hilo; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard Michio Niimi, 75, of Mountain View died Feb. 16 at home. Born in Mountain View, he was a retired co-owner for Hawaiian Flower Exports, skills trainer for The Institute for Family Enrichment, U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division Dominican Republic Conflict veteran and member of St. Theresa Catholic Church and Disabled American Veterans. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 5 p.m. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Monday, March 16, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Caroline Niimi of Mountain View; daughters, Carleen (Damon Flood) Niimi of Kaneohe, Oahu, Cristi (James Howard David II) David and Cari (Cy Miramontes) Niimi of Mountain View; brother, Robert (Cynthia) Niimi of Kurtistown; sister, Pearl (Eugene) Worley of Irvine, Calif.; stepsister, Jasmine Thompson of Mountain View; stepbrother, James (Nora) Thompson of Reston, Va.; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Tiffini Devonshire Pangilinan, 37, of Everett, Wash., formerly of Pahoa, died Feb. 25 at Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Hospital in Seattle. Born in Los Angeles, she was the store manager for AllSaints in Seattle. Visitation 10 a.m.-noon Saturday (March 7) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa. Memorial Mass will at 12:15 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Aiden “Pono” Pangilinan of Everett; mother, Jessie (Alejo K. Meno) Jumalon of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Michael (Shawna Keelan) Jumalon Jr. of Pahoa, Kaleb Meno of Hilo, Tyler Meno and Adam Meno of Kailua-Kona; godparents, James and Florence Kawaihae of Pahoa; a niece, two nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lillian Yuriko Waters, 90, of Hilo died Feb. 20 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kona, she was a retired social worker for the Department of Social Services and educational assistant at Hilo Union Elementary School. Private services held. Survived by sons, William K. Waters of San Diego and Jonah (Jean) K. Waters of Hilo; daughter, Kehaulani “Koko” (Bob) Vogel of Tacoma, Wash.; sisters, Sumako Murakani of Honolulu, Reiko (Ben) Masutomi and Jean Marciel of Kaneohe, Oahu; brother, Gerald (Sandy) Kinro of Kaneohe; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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