Obituaries for November 1

Jeffrey Layne Fernandez Sr., 66, of Kohala died Oct. 25 at home. Born in North Kohala, he was a farmer and member of Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survived by wife, Wendy K. Fernandez of Kohala; sons, Jeffrey Layne Fernandez Jr. and Peter (Sharmin Giron) Fernandez of Kohala; daughters, Raenette (Landry) Yangson of Anchorage, Alaska, and Fran (Shannon) Javillonar of Kawaihae; mother, Nora Lee Fernandez of Kohala; brothers, Robert (Emelia) Fernandez of Kohala and Harry (Visitacion) Fernandez of Waimea; hanai brother, Harold (Rose) Switzer of Oahu; sisters, Elizabeth Kagimoto and Lenora (Kyle) Oshita of Kohala, Rosalia (Darren) Steinhoff of Mililani, Oahu, and Lattie (Tony) Aumua of Anchorage, Alaska; brothers-in-law, Henry (Dawna) Waiwaiole of Naalehu and Luther (Lei) Waiwaiole of Waimea; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Ngar of Arkansas, Eleanor Waiwaiole and Rebecca Waiwaiole of Honolulu, Henri Freitas of Hilo; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yoshiko Nakada Ishiki, 93, of Kukuihaele died Oct. 11 at home. Born in Waimea, she was a retired food service manager at Honokaa High and Elementary and the former Kukuihaele schools and member of Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and Buddhist Women’s Association. Private services. Survived by daughters, Ann Marcia Ishiki and Colleen Ishiki of Honolulu; son, Brian (Diane) Ishiki of Waikoloa; sister, Yoneko (Frank) McNeil of Colorado; sisters-in-law, Kikue (Takeo) Toma of Honokaa, Doris (Ray) Zlomke of California and Shirley (Hisashi) Araki of Kaneohe, Oahu; a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michie Okajima, 91, of Hilo, died Oct. 20 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired bookkeeper and member of the Wainaku Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Private services held. Survived by husband, Eiichi Okajima of Hilo; son, Michael (Gayle) Sasaki of Hilo; brother, Ernest (Katherine) Sasaki of Pepeekeo; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Carolyn Harumi Oki, 76, of Hilo died Oct. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Wallace Oki of Hilo; sons, Jamie Tengan, Douglas (Pam) Oki and Layne (Michelle) Oki of Hilo; brothers, James (Tracy) Uyehara of Honolulu, Charles (Charlene) Uyehara of Mililani, Oahu, and Chris (Kelly) Uyehara of New York; three grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Doris Mitsuyo Torigoe, 79, of Hilo died Oct. 9 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a licensed practical nurse at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu and the former Hilo Hospital, kitchen helper at the former Woolworth’s and Nihon restaurants and member of Higashi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Grant Torigoe of Honolulu and Dean (Pamela) Torigoe of Hilo; daughter, Grace (Layne) Funai of Hilo; brother, James (Kay) Takemura of Honolulu; sister, Lillian Takemura of Hilo; three grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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