Mitchell “Mitch” Wilson Bruce, 61, of Pahoa died Oct. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Tipton, Ind., he was an entrepreneur. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 1) at Alae Cemetery. Burial to follow. Casual attire. Facemasks and social distancing required. Survived by companion, Maggie Skiba of Mountain View. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Margaret “Margie” “Marjay” Bernadette Callan, 86, of Naalehu, Hawaii died Oct. 17 in Hilo. Born in North Kohala, she was a substitute teacher, housekeeper, worked for Mac Farms, member of Naalehu United Methodist Church and Naalehu Senior Center, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at Naalehu United Methodist Church. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Seating is limited. Facemasks and social distancing required. Aloha attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Bridget Pittman and Cynthia “Cindy” (Richard) Bugado; sons, Tim (Terry) Wright and Kenneth (Trisha) Wright; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lionel “Donkey” Toshikazu Fujioka, 77 of Hilo died Oct. 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired state Highways Division employee and member of Piihonua Community Association and Taishoji Soto Mission. Private services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Florence Fujioka; son, Neil Fujioka; daughter, Tess (Scot) Minemoto; brother-in-law, Irving Fukunaga; a grandson; cousins and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Samuel Parker Kaaua Jr., 83, of Waimea died on Oct. 8 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Honolulu firemanf Honolulu and a member of Outrigger Canoe Club, Elks Club, Molokai Yacht Club, Waikiki Beach Boys, and Hui Lanakila Canoe Clubs. Services at a later date. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Samuel Kekuawela Kaaua and Edward Kahilu Kaaua; daughters, Deborah Kauikawekiu Kaaua Schroder, Tammy Kahelehoolai-a-wahinekapu Kaaua and Sandra Mililani Kaaua Leslie; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Fumiko Kai, 93, of Hilo died Sept. 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kealakekua, she was a retired secretary from Ka‘u High School and member of Pahala Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Steven (Sharon) Kai of Tucson, Ariz., and Russell (Sharon) Kai of Mountain View; daughters, Priscilla (Cary) Shimamoto of Kailua, Oahu, Barbara (Gerald) Takase and Lorraine Kai of Hilo; brother, Masashi Kitaoka of Captain Cook; brothers-in-law, George Kurozawa of Captain Cook and Mikio Izu of Honaunau; sisters-in-law, Loretta Kitaoka of Captain Cook, Chiyoko Yokomizo of Pahala and Sueko Nemoto of Maui; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.