Obituaries for March 24

Iseko Nakano Kawaguchi, 91, of Mountain View died March 11 at a private care home. Born in Pahoa, she was a retired waitress for Volcano House and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission and Buddhist Women’s Association. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Norman Makio of Hilo and Wallace (Bernadita) Makio of Paauilo; daughter, Marilyn (Ted) Uehara of Mountain View; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandson; nephews, nieces and a cousin. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Masashi “Boston” Kitaoka, 87, of Kealakekua died March 14 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Captain Cook, he was a retired county recreation specialist, member of Kona Iki Trollers, Akitsu Kumi, Kona Senior Bowling League and Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Private service to be held at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Survived by sons, Guy (Carol) Kitaoka of Kealakekua and Tracy Kitaoka of Honolulu; daughter, Cynthia (Terry) Taniyama of Holualoa; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Terry “Granny T” Marie Totman, 90, of Orchidland died March 13 at home. Born in New Hampshire, she was a homemaker, formerly employed at Hilo Medical Center, member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa and volunteer at Keonepoko Elementary School. Private services. Survived by daughters, Mary Ann Kuhl of Pahoa, Gail Marie (Steve) Palacky of Fairfield, Calif., and Paulette (Louie) Gangano of Orchidland; sons, Mark Totman of Seattle, Kent (LaRoyce) Totman of Vacaville, Calif., and James (Jennifer) Totman of Leavenworth, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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