Obituaries for September 18

Masaya Kuwahara, 99, of Hilo died Aug. 18 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Papaikou, she retired from the former S.H. Kress Store. Private services. No flowers. Survived by daughters, Lynn (Thomas) McCarthy and Claire (Craig) Shigeoka; stepdaughter, Aline Younge; sister, Mildred Takahashi; brother, George Ashida; sister-in-law, Arlene Ashida; two grandchildren, one stepgrandchild and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kiyoko Horimoto, 100, of Papaikou died Sept. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of Papaikou Hongwanji Mission, Papaikou Hongwanji Buddhist Women’s Association and the former Tenrikyo Mishima Hilo Church. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Carolyn Imai and Susan Horimoto of Papaikou; son, Harold (Clara) Horimoto of San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Benjamin Cristobal Beltran Jr., 80, of Keaau died Aug. 30 at home. Born in Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines, he was a retired project manager for Kajima USA Inc. and field engineer and supervisor. Services 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. Seating is limited. Social distancing and face masks required. Survived by wife, Evangeline Beltran of Keaau; hanai children, Armiejane Stevens of Texas, Michelle Arguson and Nestor Arguson Jr. of California; brothers, Lodrigo Beltran and Jose Beltran of the Philippines; sisters, Dominga Landrito, Batilde Beltran and Helen Valencia of the Philippines, Tessie McDermott of Jacksonville, Fla.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Roy Katsuto Iwasaki, 76, of Hilo died Sept. 8 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired draftsman for the Hawaii County Department of Public Works, member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, associate member of Hilo Hooganji Mission and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sister, June (Richard) Hidano of Pearl City, Oahu; a niece, a nephew and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Michael “Mike” Makaokalani John Jr., 85, of Hilo died Sept. 2 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a former employee for Holmes &Narver, former manager for Kona and Hilo Hukilau, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Private services. Survived by brother, Samuel (Margaret) John of Gig Harbor, Wash.; sister, Lorraine (Virgil) Medeiros of Hilo; uncle, Abner (Jan) Kama of Las Vegas; aunt, Bessie Watson of Oahu; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Larry Masayuki Sasaki, 95, of Captain Cook died Aug. 7 at home. Born in Kailua-Kona, he was a retired maintenance worker at Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, member of Daifukuji Soto Mission and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. Private services. Survived by sons, Calvin Sasaki and Glenn (Mary Mariano) Sasaki of Captain Cook; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a cousin. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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