Obituaries for September 25

Lawrence Elton Akana, 70, of Hilo died Sept. 18. He was born in Honolulu. No services. Survived by children, Kaweluokalani and Kawehionalani Akana; brothers, Francis and Lang Akana; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michael Joseph Carlin, 38, of Captain Cook died Sept. 20 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he was an executive sous chef at the Club at Hokuli‘a. Services at a later date. Survived by companion, Makela Peterson of Captain Cook; parents, Grant and Katheryn Carlin of Corvallis, Ore.; brother, Matthew Carlin of Indianapolis. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Vivian Madiline Fujita, 86, of Glenwood died Sept. 14 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Milwaukee, she was a homemaker. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Hisao “Bob” Fujita of Glenwood; children, Victoria (Larry) Angel of Mesquite, Texas, Howard (Darlene) Yoshida of Glenwood and Frank Yoshida of Volcano; 10 grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kazuo Hayakawa, 84, of Hilo died Sept. 19 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a parts salesman for the former Hilo Truck & Trailer and U.S. Army veteran. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, Hisashi (Sue) Hayakawa of Honolulu and Osamu Hayakawa of Downey, Calif.; sisters, Fusae Hayakawa of Honolulu, Nancy Hayakawa of Los Angeles, Helen (David) Hamasaki and Jane Okazaki of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michiko K. Nakamoto, 94, of Hilo died Sept. 10 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired office manager for the former Taka’s Appliance and the former Fred L. Waldron and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Private services. 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.

Melvin “Mike” Mitsuo Tomita, 87 of Paauilo, formerly of Kahului, Maui, died Sept. 4 at Hilo Medical Center. A resident of Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, he was a retired fire engineer for Honolulu Fire Department, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment and recipient of the Bronze Star. Services at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl at later date. Survived by son, Mikey Tomita of Kahului; daughters, Gail (Derrick) Nakahara of Centralia, Wash., Lauren Tomita of Washington and Roxsanne (Randy) Ruff-Tomita of Paauilo; hanai daughter, Trudy Morita of Griffin, Ga.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Nelson Masashi Tsuji, 79, of Hilo died Sept. 16 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired fire chief for Hawaii County Fire Department, former security officer with TSA at Hilo International Airport and U.S. Army veteran. Services at a later date. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Betty Y.C. Tsuji of Hilo; son, Niel Tsuji of Minnesota; sisters, Maizie Ash of Hilo and Pearl Tsuji of Honolulu; brothers, Douglas (Chieko) Tsuji and Earl (Betty) Tsuji of Hilo, William Tsuji of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Albert Hirano of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Elsie Tsuji of Hilo; two granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Diana Kay Webb, 49, of Hilo died June 12 at home. Born in Fairfax, Va., she was a teacher. Private services. Memorial donations via PayPal to Karen Tribe Native Elephants. Survived by parents, Sandy and Ted Webb of Oregon; siblings, Debbie Speck and Sean Webb of Oregon; longtime companion, Marco Mangelsdorf of Hilo.

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Pearl Akiko (Sakazaki) Yogi, 88, of Mountain View and Keaau died June 26 at Morningside Residence Adult Family Home in Seattle. Born in Hilo, she worked in the floral and anthurium farming business. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Sandra (Wes) Sawada of Hilo; son, Guy (Molly) Yogi of Seattle; sibling, Gary Sakazaki of San Mateo, Calif.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Peoples Memorial.

Thomas Kokichi Yogi, 96, of Mountain View and Keaau died Sept. 18 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was an optician, former owner of Optical Dispensers of Hilo and U.S. Army World War II veteran. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Sandra (Wes) Sawada of Hilo; son, Guy (Molly) Yogi of Seattle; siblings, Florence Fugami of Renton, Wash. and Aki Yogi of Hilo; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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