Obituaries for October 8

Cecilia Dolores Araujo, 91, of Papaaloa died Sept. 11 at home. Born in Hilo, she was an anthurium grower for Puna Florist, sugar cane grower and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Private services held. Survived by daughters, Diana Ponsonby of Nevada and Bernadine Nentwig of Florida; sons, Albert (Shirley) Araujo of Michigan, Gordon Araujo and Robert Araujo of Hilo and Douglas (Faith) Araujo of Minnesota; brothers, Michael Souza and Lawrence Souza of Hilo; sister, Marie (James) Souza of Nevada; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ralph Rogelio Cordoban, 72 of Honokaa died June 20 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired truck driver. Private services at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by son, Ryan (Christina) Cordoban of Honokaa; daughter, Royalan Cordoban of Colorado Springs, Colo.; companion, Linda Anahu of Honolulu; sisters, Loretta (Doug) Whitaker of Charleston, S.C., and Alona (Alan) Kondo of Kohala; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Eric Moani Hori, 55, of Kailua-Kona died July 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a heavy equipment operator and cook for Meals on Wheels. Services at later date. Survived by wife, Tammy Awai-Hori of Hilo; daughter, Maluhia Awai of Kailua-Kona; son, Sam Awai of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters, Kehau Hori of Washington, Gloria Santiago of Hilo, Rose (Gabriel) Edrado, Dayna Gaspar and Brenda Makaila of Oahu; brothers, Ron Hori of Kailua-Kona, Michael Gaspar, Kimokeo (Ramona) Gaspar, Gordon Gaspar, Nelson (Janice Kawai) Gaspar and Michael (Sara) Gaspar of Oahu, Darrel Rodrigues of Hilo and John (Debralynn) Villarimo of Maui; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ronald H. Nagata, 80, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, died Sept. 22 in Honolulu. Born in Kealakekua, he was an architect and sole proprietor of his own firm. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Irene Nagata; son, Dr. Robb (Kelly) Nagata; daughters, Dr. Rene’e Nagata and Rochelle (Jesse Wu) Nagata-Wu; brothers, Raymond Nagata, Larry Nagata and Harvey Nagata; seven grandchildren.

Stanley Yasuo Yasuda, 85, of Holualoa, formerly of Kaneohe, Oahu, died Sept. 25 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired carpenter and commercial fisherman, member of Kona Jaycee’s Club, instructor for Hawaii Hunter Education Program and U.S. Marine Corps Korean War veteran. Private services at later date. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Ella Yasuda of Holualoa; sons, Wade Yasuda of Kailua-Kona and Ivan (Lina) Yasuda of Riverside, Calif.; sister, Carole Haitsuka of Kaneohe; brother, Ronald Yasuda of Kaneohe; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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