Obituaries for March 21

Setsuko Deguchi, 100, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 9 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Paia, Maui, she was owner of the former Kitchen Cook Potato Chip Co. and a member of Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Services at a later date. Survived by son, Kevin (Bernie) Deguchi of Captain Cook; daughter, Iris (Kiyoshi) Watanabe of Los Angeles; brother, Hisashi Horiuchi of Hilo; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ichiro “Ichi” Ito, 96, of Kapaau died March 27, 2020, at home. Born in Kohala, he was retired from Kohala Nursery and the former Kohala Sugar Co., worked at K. Takata Store, was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of Hawi Jodo Mission. Private family service 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Ito residence. Urn committal service noon Tuesday, March 30, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Survived by wife, Jerby Ito of Kapaau; stepchildren, Alfredo Ayoso and Moana (Glen) Cornelio of Kapaau, Luana (Layne) Corpuz of Las Vegas; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Albert Kaleikini Kepano, 70, of Hilo died March 14 at home. Born in Kalaoa, Kona, he was a retired contractor and member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Online condolences: Survived by brother, Lui Kepano Jr. of Hilo; sisters, Shirley Meyer-Neenah of Wisconsin and Bessie Kepano Mahi of Kailua-Kona; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Marianne Maynard, 78, of Kailua-Kona died March 13 at home. Born in Schenectady, N.Y., she was a retired high school teacher, board member for Kona Outdoor Circle, former Kona Town greeter, Girl Scouts camp counselor, Kona Ironman Triathlon volunteer and member of The Red Hat Na Wahine Kolohe Chapter. Service information at a later date. Memorial donations to Kahilu Theatre Foundation, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by hanai sister, Betty Meyerson of Kailua-Kona; hanai brother, Lee Meyerson of Kailua-Kona; hanai daughter, Robin (Ken) Key of Kailua-Kona; hanai family. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Junal Pililani “Pili” Perry, 50, of Kailua-Kona died March 5 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a homemaker, a former administrative assistant and member of FFA. Service information at later date. Condolences: P. Ferreira at Survived by husband, Kalehua Perry on Kailua-Kona; daughter, Patricia Maka (Bricen) Ferreira of Kailua-Kona; siblings, Julian Rivera III of Kealakekua, Kekoa (Luana Nascimento) Quanan of Honaunau and Andylian (Donovan) Quanan of Holualoa; grandfather, Frank Silva of Kealakekua; hanai children, Kaimoku Rivera-Kane of Ocean View, Tanalei Louis, Wailea Crivello and Brandon Quintal of Kailua Kona, Rocky Lominario and Morgan Lominario of Waikoloa; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


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