Theresa “Momi” Marcelia Leimomi Kahele, 83, of Keaau died Aug. 23 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired cafeteria worker at Waiakea High School, employed at Dodi’s Fabric, and member of Connect Point Church. Services at a later date. Survived by sons, Ralph (Virginia) Kahele Jr. of Hilo and Kimo (Marla) Kahele of Keaau; daughters, Glorietta “Glory” Kahele of Keaau, Terrie (Shane) Oliveira Sr. of Washington and Natalie (Daren) Lindinha of Hilo; hanai daughter, Sheena (Harlan) Intendencia of Hilo; sisters, Priscilla “Dolly” Kahele of Hilo and Myra (Ed) Botelho of Kohala; sisters-in-law, Janet Tam Sing, Stella Kahele and Gladys “Eva” DeCoito of Hilo; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; hanai grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Satoyo “Jane” Kaneshiro, 98, of Hilo, died Sept. 22 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Kihei, Maui, she was a retired waitress at the former Like Like Drive Inn in Honolulu and member of Hui Okinawa and Pomaikai Senior Citizens Club. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Clifford Kaneshiro of Hilo and Kirby Kaneshiro of California; sister, Jean Goda of Honolulu; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Edmund Pualani Kaawaloa Jr., 80, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 9 in Honolulu. Born in Kalapana, he was a construction worker for Hawaii Reinforcing Steel, former cook on Johnston Island, supervisor for Securitas Security Services and member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Hui Makai Motorcycle Club. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Shandry Kaawaloa of Kailua-Kona; sons, Guy (Jen) Kaawaloa of Las Vegas and Edmund P. Kaawaloa III of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Solomon (Frances) Kaawaloa of Leilani Estates and Robert Kaawaloa of Waipahu, Oahu; sister-in-law, Laureta Kaawaloa of Hawaiian Beaches; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary and Memorial Park.
Stanley Masaru Morikawa, 78, of Hilo died on Aug. 16 at Castle Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a realtor, former area director of Young Life and coordinator for The Parent Project. Services to be held Saturday, Oct. 10, at Heritage Christian Fellowship. Visitation from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Service to follow and will be live streamed via Facebook. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Lenore Morikawa; sons, Lane (Lisa) Morikawa, Scott (Sarah) Morikawa, Todd (Natalia) Morikawa and Mark (Lima) Morikawa; daughters, LeeAnn (Thomas) Angulo and Joy (Travis) Tamangided; brothers, Sterling (Amy) Morikawa, Clifford Ogata, and Dennis (Merle) Morikawa; 13 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Layne Hisao Narimatsu, 74, of Hilo died Sept. 12 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of Vocational Rehabilitation Associates and Services for Seniors, a member of Waiakea Baptist Bible Church, served in various community organizations and U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. Services at a later date. No koden (monetary offerings). Survived by wife, Sara Narimatsu of Hilo; daughter, Erin (James) Franks of Wailuku, Maui; son, Eric (Khayala) Narimatsu of Hilo; mother, Olive Narimatsu of Hilo; brother-in-law, Jeffrey Katahara of Las Vegas; sister-in-law, Lila (Richard) Vasconcellos of Honolulu; five grandchildren; aunts, uncle, nieces, nephew and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Makoto Ota, 83, of Hilo, formerly of Keopu, died Sept. 21 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Lanihau, he was an aircraft mechanic, farmer and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Dodo Mortuary chapel from 10-11 a.m. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, Kazumasa (Chea) Ota of Honolulu and Minoru (Arlene) Ota of Keopu; sisters, Aiko (Walter) Kimura of Kailua-Kona and Tsuneko Ota of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Grace Ota of Honolulu; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Satoshi Ota, 83, of Hilo died April 7 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired independent sugarcane planter, landscaper, and member of Piihonua Kumiai. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required; no refreshments. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Steve Ota and Marc Ota of Hilo; daughter, Donna Ota of Hilo; brother, Charles (Gladys) Ota of Hilo; sisters, Yukie Kunihiro and Ruth (Robert) Ouye of Hilo, Dorothy (James) Burton of Puna, Lorraine (Gordon) Hashimoto of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Shizuho Ota, Mayumi Ota, Laura Ota and Ellen Okimura of Hilo; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
The late Nelson Masashi Tsuji is survived by, among others, sisters, Maizie Ash of Hilo and Pearl Tsuji of Honolulu. Their relationship to the decedent was incorrectly submitted for an obituary published Friday.
The late Pearl Akiko (Sakazaki) Yogi died June 26, 2019. The year was inadvertently omitted in Friday’s edition. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.