Wendy Gail Leilani Ah Tou, 55, of Captain Cook died Jan. 18 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a certified nursing assistant at the former Hillhaven Long Term Facility, an order taker at McDonald’s Restaurant and waitress at Hong Kong Chop Suey Restaurant. Services at a later date. Survived by her husband, Thomas Ah Tou Sr. of Captain Cook; daughters, Dayna Marie (Ryan) Kaahanui-Mateo of Aiea, Oahu, Tatiana Ah Tou of Honaunau and Taysha Roberta Kaahanui of Waipahu, Oahu; son, Thomas Ah Tou Jr. of Hoopuloa; mother, Helen (Michael) Naihe of Ewa Beach, Oahu; brother, Branden Kaahanui of Ewa Beach; sisters, Tracy Ann Kaahanui of Kalihi, Oahu, Debbie (Travis) Hoyohoy of Ainaloa and Reina Kaahanui of Milton, Fla.; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Leroy “Bubba” Haimi Dejesus, 73, of Honokaa died Feb. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired truck driver for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and a U.S. Army veteran. Private services at a later date. Online Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by brother, Richard (Theresa) Dejesus of Manteca, Calif.; sister, Dorothy Dejesus of Mesa, Ariz.; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Robert Allen De Soto, 73, of Volcano died Feb. 9 at a private care home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired social worker for the State of Hawaii Department of Health, member of Community of Christ and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Private services. Survived by sons, Dana De Soto of Volcano and Daniel (Jasmine) De Soto of Keaau; daughter, Kate (Cody Osborne) De Soto of Hilo; brother, Daniel (Anne) De Soto of Cincinnati; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Janet Marie Fletcher Kim, 91, of Hilo died Feb. 3 at a private care home. Born in Duluth, Minn., she was a retired loss prevention person. Private services. Survived by husband, Richard Kim of Hilo; sons, Richard (Mavis) Fletcher of Oregon, Donald Fletcher and Dale (Gloria) Fletcher of Florida, Alan John (Wendy) Fletcher of Washington; brother, Robert Dehaan of Oregon; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kameichi “Jimmy” Mento, 99, of Paukaa, died Feb. 7 at home. Born in Kukuihaele, he was the retired owner of the former Mento Service Station, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of Papaikou Hongwanji Mission and Hui Okinawa. Public visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private memorial service to follow. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to Hawaii Care Choices, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by daughter, Gloria Mento; sons, Dennis Mento, Milton Mento and Michael Mento; brothers, Roy (Yukie) Mento and Robert (Kazuko) Mento; sisters, Helen Nham and Ayako Higa; sister-in-law, Nobuko Mento; brother-in-law, Koichi Okuda; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dennis Masami Nakashima, 73, of Hilo, died Jan. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired airport security for Securitas Security Services Hawaii, worked for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., and was a carpenter and U.S. Air Force Vietnam War veteran. Public visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private memorial service to follow. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Edna Anderson of Hilo; son, Alvin Nakashima of Maui; daughters, Denise (Troy Julian) Nakashima and Glynn “Tsu-Tsu” (Joshua) Genegabuas of Hilo; brothers, Calvin (Shirley) Nakashima of Keaau, Larry “Moe” (Lono) Nakashima of Hilo and Carl (Carlene) Nakashima of Las Vegas; sister, Sharon (Hiram) Okuda of Hilo; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.