Obituaries for July 15

Stephen Holi Correa Sr., 72, of Pahoa died July 6 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired custodian at Pahoa High School, former coach for Hawaiian Beaches Little League, Pahoa High School girls basketball and Pahoa and Hilo high schools’ girls softball. Services at a later date. Condolences to: Audrey Correa, P.O. Box 34, Pahoa, HI 96778. Survived by wife, Audrey Correa of Pahoa; daughter, Sabrina Correa of Lake Forest, Calif.; sons, Stephen “Holi” (Bunny) Correa Jr. of Hilo and Kainoa (Robin) Correa of Keaau; sister, Betty Carvalho of Mountain View; brother, Denis (U‘ilani) Correa of Kailua-Kona; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Stanley Diones, 73, of Hilo died May 7. No services. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at 808-932-3153.


Dwight Hiroaki Fujimoto, 70, of Laupahoehoe died June 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in North Hilo, he retired from Macy’s and Honokaa Sugar Plantation Co. Private services and urn committal at a later date at Alae Cemetery. Survived by aunt, Fujie “Jean” Fujimoto of Honokaa; numerous cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kawika Ikaika Kahumoku Johnson, 36, of Hilo died April 4. No services. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at 808-932-3153.

Priscilla E. Kagawa, 86, of Hilo died July 6 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Papaikou, she was a homemaker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ainaola Ward. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by daughters, Charleen (John) Kalua‘u of Kona, Karleen Arellano and Marleen (Derek) Cabarloc of Hilo; son, Abraham (Roxanne) Kagawa Jr. of Hilo; brothers, Ameil (Kathy) Akimseu and Earl (Laureen) Akimseu of Hilo, Raymond (Paulette) Akimseu of Honolulu; sisters, Cynthia Moses and Luana (Satoshi) Sumiki of Hilo, Gail (Michael) Figueroa of Pepeekeo; sisters-in-law, Beverly Akimseu and Jean Akimseu of Hilo; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sumayo “Sue” Nakamura, 93, of Hilo died July 1 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired state Department of Human Services family and children aide, member and senior adviser of Piihonua Kumiai and member of Hawaii Association for Family and Community Education, Hawaii Government Employees Association Retirees Unit and board member of Hawaii Shima Fukuoka Kenjinkai. An active volunteer with Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, she received the 2006 County of Hawaii “Outstanding Older American Award” and attended Community of Christ Church. Public memorial service at a later date. Survived by sons, Glenn Nakamura and Alton (Junette) Nakamura of Hilo; daughter, Lynne (John) Holub of Pahoa; sister, Nancy Torigoe of Honolulu; brother, Goichi Hamasaki of Kailua, Oahu; sister-in-law, Setsuko Hamasaki of Hilo; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Chiyoko Nariyoshi, 96, of Kurtistown died June 27 at home. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker and formerly worked for Kamehameha Garments and Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Rowland A. Nariyoshi of Kurtistown and Dave T. Nariyoshi of Honolulu; daughters, Joyce T. (Melvin) Hamaguchi of Las Vegas and Lillian K. (Miles Koga) Nariyoshi of Honolulu; brother, Tashiro (Katherine) Okunami of Hilo; sisters, Tamayo Yoshioka of Papaikou, Fukue (George) Yamasaki and Shirley (Ernest) Kawamoto of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Nancy Okunami of Mesa, Ariz., and Sadako Okunami of Honokaa; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eric I. Yoshimura, 68, of Hilo died July 9. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at 808-932-3153.

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