Obituaries for May 30

Allen “Bradda Al” Boyd Filoteo, 70, of Hilo died May 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was the resident manager for Riverside Apartments, supervisor for the former Excelsior Dairy; bouncer at the former Uncle Mikey’s Nightclub, U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran, coach for Keaukaha Big League baseball, member of Hilo Boxing Club, 1968 Golden Gloves state champion and member of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142. Drive-thru visitation only 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, June 6, at Dodo Mortuary upper carport. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Raynette Filoteo; daughter, Dana K. (John Pukini) Filoteo; sons, Kalai (Cheyenne Young) Filoteo and Keone (Amanda) DeSilva; brothers, Adan (Debra) Rodrigues and Kamanawa Grube Filoteo; sisters, Verda “Honey Girl” Arriaga, Lila Filoteo, Ulu (Lucas Julian) Filoteo, Donna Rosas, Brenda (Kufa) Filo and Gloria Dezsy; parents-in-law, Earl and Barbara DeSilva; sisters-in-law, Shirley Filoteo, Renee (Ray) Wilson and Laurie (Lloyd) Miday; six grandsons and two great-grandsons; an aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Antoku “Tony” Kobashigawa, 93, of Hakalau died May 3 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hakalau, he was a retired shift superintendent for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., member of Hakalau Jodo Mission, Honomu Henjoji Mission, Wailea Kumiai, Hui Okinawa, U.S. Army Korean War veteran and Purple Heart recipient. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Kinue “Kay” Kobashigawa of Hakalau; sons, Eric (Dr. Irina Milman) Kobashigawa of Lynnwood, Wash., and Gary (Rachel) Kobashigawa of Hilo; sister, Hatsue Akamine of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Irene Kobashigawa of Maryland, Fumie Kaneshiro of Honokaa, Mitsue Kaneshiro of Honolulu and Sharon (Harvey) Fujioka of Mililani; brothers-in-law, Howard (Ann) Kaneshiro of Pearl City, Oahu, Kwasei (Emma) Kaneshiro of Kailua, Oahu, George (Joyce) Kaneshiro of Waipahu, Oahu, Morris (Tomoko) Kaneshiro of Honolulu and Harris (Pat) Kaneshiro of Hilo; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Thomas “Pake” Sadao Oishi, 78, of Hilo died May 21 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired plant manager and driver trainer for Shell Oil Company, retired Hawaii Army National Guard sergeant first class, U.S. Army veteran and member of Kalanianaole School Class of 1957, Hilo High School Class of 1960, Word of God Church, Big Island National Guard Retirees Association, Hilo Jaycees (Rooster), Sunday Golf Group, Brewer Golf Club and other golf clubs. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Monday, June 7, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Urn committal service noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to Hilo High Foundation, 556 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by son, Curt (Michelle) Oishi of Hilo; daughters, Colette (Kirk) Flores and Cori Anne (John) Balberde of Hilo; brothers, Ronald (Lei) Oishi of Pepeekeo, Frederick (Amy) Oishi and Daniel (Corinne) Oishi of Pearl City, Oahu, John Oishi of Mililani, Oahu, Guy (Linh) Oishi of Honolulu; sisters, Charlene Sugihara of Hilo and Nadine (Mark) Konia of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren; hanai children, hanai grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Carl Richards Sr., 62, of Mountain View died May 20 in Pahoa. Born in Hilo, he was a handyman and fence installer. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Ellen Richards; daughters, Shannon (Mathew) Ahn, Maria Caay, Mohala “Nani” Mahi, Summer (Brandon Shaver) Richards and Cara “Ona” Richards; sons, Carl (Jaslynn) Richards Jr., Herman Richards, Kalani (Jonelyn) Richards, Kamaka Brown-Mahi and Palasi Brown Jr.; sister, Donna (Patrick Epstein) Richards; brothers, Rufino “Charles” DeVillanueva and Garin (Cheryl) Richards; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


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