Obituaries for December 31

Ivan Gene “Johnny” Ah Sam, 68, died Nov. 14 at home. Born in Kohala, he was a marine machinery mechanic at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and U. S. Army Reserve veteran. Contact family for service information. Survived by wife, Jacqueline Ann Ah Sam; daughters, Sheri-Anne N. (Kanani) Elarco, Natalie H. Ah Sam, Icelynn K.N. (Glenn) Rubio and Crystal U. (Bryson) Felisi; brothers, Glenn Ah Sam, Al Duane Ah Sam and Ray Dean Ah Sam; sisters, Charlene Caravalho and Josette Cruz; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lillian “Joyce” Dobson, 95, of Mountain View died Dec. 1 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Stratton, Ontario, Canada, she was retired office clerk for the L.A. Unified School District, retired executive assistant for Satriano & Hilton and member of the Turtle Club, Valley Park Baptist Church and Puna Covenant Church. Private services at a later date. Survived by son, Ronald George Dobson of Mountain View; daughter, Lisa Louise Smith of Mountain View; sister, Merle (Robert) Kliner of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; sisters-in-law, Fran Anderson of Imo, Ontario, Canada, and Leone Anderson of Stratton; six grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Steven “Steve” Medeiros, 64, of Hilo died Dec. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala, he was a retired heavy equipment operator/mechanic and member of New Hope Christian Fellowship Hilo and Rock & Roll Motorcycle Club. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Lizel Medeiros of Hilo; daughters, Amanda (Mark) Ka‘ae of Oahu, Wanda Medeiros of Kawaihae and Anela Libron of Hilo; son, Steven “Braddah” Medeiros-Libron of Hilo; brothers, Robert (Gerdha) Medeiros, John (Cindi) Medeiros and Jefferey (Desiree) Medeiros of Kohala; sister, Alicia (Benny) Ramos of Kohala; father-in-law, Nario Libron of Kohala; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Libron of Hilo; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Betty Jane “BJ” Pa, 83, of Hilo died Dec. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired sales associate with Hilo Hatties and Muu Muu Tree. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park Lehua Section. Seating limited. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Samuel K. Pa Jr.; sons, Jason Pa of Honolulu and Leland (Jewel) Pa of Hilo; daughter, Suzette (Darryl) Anguay of Honolulu; hanai daughter, Gina King of Hilo; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Doris A. Sugihara, 97, of Hilo died Dec. 9 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kealakekua, she was retired from the Hawaii Police Department and a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Hawaii Shima Fukuoka Kenjinkai. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center, 590 Kapiolani St., Hilo, HI 96720, or Hawaii Island Adult Care Inc., 561 Kupuna Place, Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by daughters, Arleen (Glenn “Aki”) Oshiro of Makiki, Oahu, and Gail (Lane) Shibata of Hilo; brothers, Jiro (Nancy) Adachi and Shunji (Jane) Adachi of Honolulu; sisters, Suga Suzuki of Holualoa and Chizu Nakashima of Captain Cook; three grandsons and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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