Obituaries for December 16

Gary Elwyn Monell, 85, of Captain Cook died Sept. 12 at home. Born in San Diego, he was a former college professor at San Diego Mesa Community College, and retired U.S. Navy captain. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Connie Monell of Kailua-Kona; son, Derek (Joann Sarubbi) Monell of Captain Cook; daughter, Cherie (Michael) Eulau of Ventura, Calif.; brother, Jerry (Germaine) Monell of San Diego; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Raymond Melicio Paglinawan, 56, of Captain Cook died Dec. 9 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a construction laborer, grounds maintenance man at Kukio Golf Course, and member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Zenaida Mae Paglinawan of Captain Cook; daughters, Rochelle Queja, Rayannon (Lucas) Pua and Rayna (Kevin) Paglinawan of Kailua-Kona and Raysean (Tessa) Paglinawan of Honalo; hanai daughter, Summer (Ryan) Stevens of Kailua-Kona; father, Sam Paglinawan of Hilo; mother, Mary Jane Pedro of Naalehu; brothers, Clarence (Sharlene) Alcoran and Rolland (Shanna) Alcoran of Naalehu, Adam Paglinawan and Sloane Paglinawan of Hilo; sisters, Sophia (Rocco) Paglinawan of Hilo and Celeste (Lowen) Lewi of Oahu; 10 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mary Nanea Reeves Sai, 80, of Glenwood died Dec. 4 at home. Born in Kuli‘ou‘ou Valley, Oahu, she was a retired district manager for Alu Like Inc. and member of the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club &Choral group and Hui Aloha ‘Aina o Ka Lei Maile Ali‘i. Services at a later date on Oahu. Survived by husband, Dennis Kapua Sai; son, Keanu (Kina) Sai; daughter, Katherine (Kevin) Medeiros; brother, Robert (Lani) Reeves; sisters, Martha DeMello and Sister Rose Henry Reeves; brother-in-law, Herman (Susan) Texeira, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kikuo Tobara, 83, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 8 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Hakalau, he was the retired owner of Paul’s Upholstery. No services. Survived by wife, Jean Tobara of Mililani, Oahu; daughters, Xandria Tobara of Kealakekua and Shayne (Rick Spofford) Tobara of Mililani; sons, Rance Tobara of Kailua-Kona and Shawn Tobara of Mililani; brother, Ernest (Joyce) Tobara of Honolulu; sisters, Thelma Ho and Sherry (Richard) Nushida of Honolulu; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Iwao Yamasaki, 94, of Hilo died Dec. 13 at home. Born in Kurtistown, he retired from HELCO and was a U.S. Army veteran. Private services. Online condolences: Memorial donations to Hawaii Care Choices. Survived by spouse, Francine Yamasaki of Hilo; daughter, Laurie (Clifton) Ching of Honolulu; son, Ted (Brian) Yamasaki of Hilo; brothers, Terumi Yamasaki of Tennessee and George (Fukue) Yamasaki of Hilo; two grandsons and a great-granddaughter.


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