Obituaries for October 14

Elsie Ann Anderson, 83, of Ainaloa died Sept. 28 at home. Born in Paauilo, she was a homemaker. Condolences to: Anderson Family, P.O. Box 493, Laupahoehoe, HI 96764. Online condolences: Survived by sons, James (Aurora) Anderson of Laupahoehoe, Kevin (Lehua) Anderson of California, Chris (Debbie) Anderson of Kenai, Alaska, and Thomas Anderson of Pahoa; brothers, Joseph (Joan) Souza and David (Violet) Dias of Paauilo; sister, Emily Rodrigues of California; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Michael Allen Hoffmann, 71, of Ocean View died Oct. 3 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in San Francisco, he was a glazier and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Services at later date. Survived by wife, Deborah Ann Hoffmann of Ocean View; daughter, Morgan Ryan Hoffmann of New Hampshire; brother, Larry (Lucy) Hoffmann of Waterford, Calif. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Clarence Y.S. Lui, 89, of Mililani, Oahu, died Sept. 25 in Honolulu. Born in Honu‘apo, Ka‘u, he was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sister, Florence Manuel of Naalehu; sister-in-law, Violet Lui of Pearl City, Oahu; caregiver, Naomi Del Gaudio; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary and Dodo Mortuary.

Jean Emiko Matsuda, 86, of Kapaau died Sept. 30 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in North Kohala, she was a retired shipping supervisor for Kohala Nursery and member of Hawi Jodo Mission and Kohala Okinawa Kenjin Kai. Services at later date. Survived by sons, Scot (Lyn) Matsuda of Honolulu, Ted (Kathleen) Matsuda of Kohala, Nat (Jasmine) Matsuda of Phoenix and Kell (Jocelin) Matsuda of Kohala; daughter, Jan (Carl) Beavers of Pahoa; brother, Kensuke (Minako) Arakaki of Torrance, Calif.; brothers-in-law, James “Masa” (Edith) Matsuda of Honolulu and Dennis (Lehua) Matsuda of Las Vegas; sisters-in-law, Tomiko Arakaki, Emiko Arakaki, Teruko (Ben) Davis and Joanne Matsuda of Honolulu, Amy Tamashiro of California; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Charles Tsuneo Okino, 87, of Captain Cook died Oct. 8 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a principal at Hookena, Kahakai, Holualoa and Honaunau elementary schools, teacher at Hilo, Pahoa and Kamehameha high schools and U.S. Army veteran. Private services at later date. Survived by wife, Yasue Okino of Captain Cook; sons, Cody (Melissa) Okino and Ky (Bridgette) Okino of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Shay Dee (Ron Daog) Okino of Las Vegas; brothers, Peter (Judy) Okino and Gary Okino of Hilo; sister, Gail (Bob) Pfister of Santa Barbara, Calif.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elsie Sayoko Tsuji, 85, of Hilo died Oct. 12 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired sales clerk for Shiigi Drug. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Reid (Jenifer) Tsuji of Mountain View; daughter, Jaci Tsuji of Hilo; brother, Jerry (Stella) Itamura of Torrance, Calif.; sister, Lorraine (Roy) Tomita of Hilo; sister-in-law, Emiko Itamura of West Jordan, Utah; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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