Obituaries for July 20

Jimmie Lee Boyd, 85, of Pepeekeo died July 13 at home. Born in Farmington, Mo., he was a retired brick mason, former member of the Farmington Elks Lodge, Akaka Falls Lions Club and U.S. Air Force veteran. Services at a later date in Missouri. Survived by daughter, Jamie (Dan) Brinkman of Pepeekeo; son, Brian (Tena) Boyd of Missouri; brother, Robert Boyd of Missouri; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tara Lynn Caddow, 54, of Kailua-Kona, died June 12 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Sacramento, Calif., she owned Excel Excavation and a bed-and-breakfast. Private services at a later date. Survived by daughter, Samantha (Isaac) Stone of Colorado; son, David Patterson Jr. of California; a grandchild. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Robert Allen Embernate Sr., 81, of Honokaa died July 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kalopa, he was a retired mill supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., former football coach at Honokaa High School, founder of JR’s Fast Pitch and Hamakua Coast senior softball team and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa Ward. Memorial Services and celebration of life at a later date. Survived by companion, Juliette Andrade of Kalopa; daughters, Penny (Dennison DeRego) Embernate of Ookala and Annie Andrade of Kalopa; sons, Ryerson (Melissa) Andrade and Guy (Maile) Andrade of Hilo, Byron (Kawai) Andrade of Oahu; sister, Linda Lou (Robert Kazu) Takamine of Honokaa; brothers, Franklin (Leilani) Embernate of Kailua-Kona and Rudy Embernate of Waikoloa; daughter-in-law, Siupolu Embernate of Honokaa; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sumiko Ishizu, 82, of Hilo died July 6 at hom. Born in Tokyo, she was a retired kitchen helper and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Buddhist Women’s Association (Fujinkai). Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Ann (Randall) Shiro and Faith (Terence) Liberato of Hilo; brother, Ichizo (Hisako) Takahashi of Saitama, Japan; sister, Shizuko (Kengo) Satori of Saitama; brother-in-law, Mitsuo (Mildred) Ishizu of Pearl City, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Sally Ishizu of Honolulu, Jean Ishizu of Papaaloa and Natsuko Ishizu of Pearl City; two grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Lu Kahunani Prudencio, 61, of Hilo died July 14 at Life Care Center. Born in Pepeekeo, she was a factory worker at Big Island Candies. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 28 at Connect Point Church, 168 Holomua St. in Hilo. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Online condolences: Survived by husband, Sydney Paul Prudencio of Hilo; daughters, Crystal (Bryce) McGuire of Hilo and Ashley (Myan) Prudencio-Isa of Hilo; son, Chauncey Prudencio of Hilo; mother, Emily Rosita Galario; sisters, Virginia, Lovey, Gwendolyn, Lynette, and LeeAnn; brothers, Larry and Glenn; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Ernest Alan Texeira, 66, of Honokaa died July 7. Born in Honolulu, he was a PGA professional golfer, retired golf pro for the Waikoloa Village Waikoloa Beach and Kings’ courses and life member of Aloha Section PGA. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday (July 25) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers, leis welcome. Seating limited, masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Debra Haunani Mock Chew-Texeira of Honokaa; sons, Ernest (Joy) Texeira of Hilo and Alan Texeira of Honokaa; sister, Elizabeth Lolita (Kirk) Rapozo of Hilo; brothers, Eric Texeira and Edward (Natalie) Texeira of Hilo; granddaughters; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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