Obituaries for September 24

F. Wentworth Ford IV, 88, formerly of Glenview, Ill., died Sept. 17 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Born in Hilo, he was a graduate of Hilo High School class of 1950. Private services. Online condolences: No flowers. Memorial donations to Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga, 212 N. Highland Park Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404 ( Survived by wife, Donnie George Ford; daughter, Janet (Steve) Adams; son, Jonathan (Kathy) Ford; brother, W. J. Lucas (Jackie) Ford; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Curtis Lee Hanson, 73, of Hilo died Sept. 13 at home. Born in Graceville, Minn., he was an engraver, car detailer, co-owner of Shoreline Sign &Design and U. S. Navy veteran. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Natalie Hanson of Keaukaha; daughters, Keonali (Brian) Hutley of Oregon, Ka‘ala Hanson of Keaukaha, Melissa (Terence) Kua-Nachor of Waikoloa and Dawn (Keola) Kin In of Kailua-Kona; sons, Marcus (Adrienne Wallace) Hanson of Keaukaha and Kauhane (Cierra-Mae) Hanson of California City, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, an aunt and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Dremy Lorenzo Inocencio, 66, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 15 in Kealakekua. Born in the Philippines, he was a laundry worker. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Burial to follow. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Vilma; sons, Roderick (Marichu) Inocencio and Miller (Rosalyn) Inocencio of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Jimmy (Fe) Inocencio of Kailua-Kona and Jerry (Shirley) Inocencio of Pahala; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Gary Itsuo Inouye, 62, of Clearfield, Utah, formerly of Hilo, died Sept. 14 in Clearfield. Born in Captain Cook, he was a mechanic technician for Sunbelt Rentals. Hilo service at a later date. Condolences to: Chante Hain, 492 S. 2925 W.; Syracuse, UT 84075. Survived by wife, Frances Inouye of Clearfield; daughters, Chante (Will Arbus) Hain of Utah, Marsha (Nicholas) Jarosch of Washington state and Trista (Kalani) Calles of Hilo; siblings in Minnesota, Kona and Honolulu; 10 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The Rev. Makio Nagai, 87, of Hilo died Sept. 13 at Konko Mission of Hilo. Born in Kyoto, Japan, he was the minister of Konko Mission of Hilo. Services at a later date. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, the Rev. Ann Yoshie Nagai of Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Michiko K. Nakamoto, 94, of Hilo died Sept. 10 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired office manager and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Calvin Nakamoto and Milton Kiyosaki of Hilo; sisters, Harumi Suzuki of Honolulu, Itsuko Sumiyoshi of Washington state, Akiko (Kenneth) Nishihira of California and Yuriko (Joe) Furukawa of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Robert (Yong Suk) Nakamoto of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Evelyn (Kenneth) Kubo of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Alejandro Jose Baxa is survived by, among others, daughter, Clarisse (Norman) Rapanut. Her name was incorrectly submitted for an obituary published Wednesday.

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