Obituaries for September 29

Rita Paris Cowell, 85, of Captain Cook died July 14 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a coffee entrepreneur, realtor, lifelong swimmer and scuba diver, artist and member of the Daughters of Hawaii and Christ Episcopal Church. Private services at a later date. Survived by husband, Skip Cowell of Captain Cook; daughter, Cindy Cowell of Sacramento, Calif.; sons, Fred (Heide) Cowell of Kaleho, Kauai, and Robert (Amy) Cowell of Captain Cook; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard Julius, 74, of Orchidland died Aug. 24 at home. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, he retired from the State of Hawaii Dept. of Education and was a U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy veteran. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Kuuipo April Palakiko Julius of Orchidland; sons, Jon Panaewa (Annette) Julius of Kapolei, Oahu and Damien Marcus (Tanya) Julius of Nanakuli, Oahu; daughter, Sandy Kay (Elden) Ko of Nanakuli, Oahu; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Alan George Meyers Sr., 80, of Hilo died Sept. 23 at home. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired diesel mechanic for B&K Kuwahara, LLC. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Audrey Meyers of Hilo; sons, Alan Meyers Jr. of Hakalau, Curtis (Lisa) Meyers of Fairbanks, Alaska, Justin (Porsha) Meyers of Hilo; daughters, Kimberly Meyers of Hilo, Michele (Jonah) Conol of Keaau and Kristel (Jesse) Brogdon of Hilo; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ricardo Rendon, 72, died Sept. 19 at the Yukio Okutsu Veterans State Home. Born in Los Angeles, he was a minister for Assemblies of God, chemical dependency counselor and domestic violence counselor for the California Department of Corrections and a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. No services. Survived by sister, Patricia; brothers, Michael (Karie) and Robert (Sylvia). Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lillian Masako Todoroki, 90, of Hilo died Sept. 20 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired office manager from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and member of Papaikou Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brother, Roy (Rusty) Todoroki of Hilo; sisters, Etsuko (Mamoru) Hanamoto of Hilo, Ruriko Ogasawara and Kikuko Sunada of California; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Services for the late Stanley Masaru Morikawa will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Heritage Christian Fellowship. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Service to follow. Service date and times were incorrect in Sunday’s edition. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.

Visitation for the late Satoshi Ota will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Dodo Mortuary chapel from 10-11 a.m. Times were omitted in Sunday’s edition. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.

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