Obituaries for November 6

Phobe Leilani Belanio, 83, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 18 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kohala, she was a homemaker, teacher aide, hula dancer, coffee picker, member of Kaahumanu Society, Ladies of Kona, Ohana O Na Kapaona, Na Kupuna O Kona Alii, Kealoha Na Kupuna and one of the musical greeters at Kailua pier. Private services. Survived by sons, Manuel (Valerie) Belanio III and Rory (Anita) Belanio of Kailua-Kona, Barret Belanio of Salt Lake City; daughters, Nanette (Robin) Oman of Waipahu, Oahu, and Suzette Belanio of Kapolei, Oahu; hanai daughters, Roxanne Draxler of Kapolei and Renee Ellorda of Kailua-Kona; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sadao Fujimoto, 78, of Hilo, formerly of Ninole, died Oct. 25 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Ninole, he was a retired sugar cane planter and member of Honohina Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, Osamu Fujimoto and Tetsuo (Elizabeth) Fujimoto of Hilo, Takao (Lorene) Fujimoto of Honolulu, Ken (Malia) Fujimoto of Ninole; sister, Kiyomi Nakamura of Hilo; stepsister, Donna Fujimoto of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dr. Roy Yasushi Ohata, 91, of Waimea died Oct. 28 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Paia, Maui, he was a retired orthodontist, member of Rotary Club of South Hilo, and U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Services at a later date in Paia. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Sachie Ozaki Ohata of Waimea; son, Mark (Jacquelyn) Ohata of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Dr. Ruth (Bert Saito) Ohata of Hilo; brother, Harold Ohata of Hilo; sisters, Kay Fukuda and Tomoko Ohata of Maui; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Suzanne Shiroma, 61, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 16 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was an administrative services assistant at Hookena Elementary School and worked at Holualoa Elementary School and Gold Coast Realty. Private services. Survived by companion, Terence Kato of Kailua-Kona; mother, Alice T. Shiroma of Honolulu; brother, Thomas Shiroma Jr. of Honolulu; sisters, Valerie (Allan) Taketa, Loralei (Terrence) Go and Alison (Clifford) Sasano of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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