Obituaries for May 13

Michael David Chart, 73, of Pahoa died March 9 at home. Born in Croydon South, England, He was a retired automotive technician for Volvo. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by sister, Maureen Hollidge of Sussex, England; brother, John Chart Sr. of Kent, England; sister, Karen (Michael) Thomas of South Wales, Great Britain; son, Brian Marlow of Oregon; dear friend, Betty Kaeo of Pahoa; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Edith Yuriko Hara, 76, of Hilo died May 4 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Celebration of life at a later date. Condolences to: Chad Hara, 7925 Crouse Drive, Ft. Worth, TX 76137 or Survived by son, Chad Hara of Fort Worth, Texas; mother, Miu Chee Matsumura of Hilo; brothers, Morgan (Cindy) Matsumura of Hilo, Thomas (Beverly) Matsumura of Camarillo, Calif., Wayne (Hung) Matsumura of Seattle, Miles Matsumura of Hilo and Donn (Terri) Matsumura of Hilo; a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Harumi Kawamoto, 95, of Waimea died April 28 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was a retired sales clerk for the former Ben Franklin Store in Waimea and member of Paauilo Konkoji Mission and Paauilo Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Curtis Kawamoto of Waimea; daughter, Iris (Guylon) Okada of Hilo; brothers, Thomas Shindo of Hilo and Wallace (Betty) Shindo of California; sisters-in-law, Tamae Shindo and Asako Shindo of Hilo, Dorothy Shindo of Illinois; three grandsons and two great-grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jovencio M. Pimentel Sr., 70, of Naalehu died April 16 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he was a heavy equipment operator and highways worker. Services held. Survived by wife, Zenaida M. Pimentel; sons, Jovencio M. (Emiliana) Pimentel Jr., Mark Philip M. Pimentel and John Edward King M. Pimentel; daughter, Maria Jovaida (Darian) Pimentel-Holiday; brothers, Romolo M. Pimentel and Marcelino M. Pimentel Jr.; sisters, Narcisa P. Sanchez, Evangeline M. Pimentel and Estrella P. Feisth; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.

Heribert Pfecht, 75, of Honokaa, formerly of Kapaau, died May 4 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. No known survivors. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Rene Siracusa, 82, of Pahoa died June 29, 2020. Born in New York City, she was the founder of Malama ‘O Puna and a community and environmental activist. Interment was private. Public celebration of life planned. Contact Ariel Ipolani Murphy via Facebook for details. Memorial donations to Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary. Survived by hanai sister, Lisa, and Mighty Joe Young; hanai children, Celeste Elson, Jason Hutchins, Angela Wilmot, Jeffery Robinson and Kehaulani and Andy Pickering; hanai grandchildren.

Roy Karl Skogstrom, 65, of Pepeekeo died May 4 at home. Born in Manhasset, N.Y., he owned Kahua Exotic Tropical Fruits Farm in Pepeekeo, was a physical therapist, CEO of Oncologic, a biotech company working on a treatment for cancer, and graduated with honors from Stanford University with degrees in chemistry and biology. Celebration of life after the COVID-19 pandemic. Memorial donations to Hawaii Island Humane Society. Survived by wife, Catherine Marquette of Pepeekeo; sister, Susan (Don) Outland of Ewa Beach, Oahu; father- and mother-in-law, Gerald and Judy Marquette of Clio, Calif.; in-laws, Margie King and David Noel, Christine and Mike Coscuna, Mike and Edeltraud Marquette, Tim Marquette; nieces and nephews. Arrangements of Dodo Mortuary.

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