Obituaries for July 15

Cecelia Marie Amend, 89, of Hilo died July 10 at home. Born in New York City, she was homemaker. Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday (July 20) at Alae Cemetery, new section. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by daughter, Nancy (Randy) Amend of Anchorage, Alaska; son, Oliver (Sarah) Amend Jr. of Kasilof, Alaska; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Philip “Phil” Anthony Conceicao, 81, of Honaunau died June 12 at a private care home. Born in New Bedford, Mass., he was a farmer. Private services. Survived by wife, Elizabeth Swan of Honaunau; sons, Mark (Dawn) Conceicao and Mike (Linda) Conceicao of California, Chris Conceicao of Ocean View; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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Edward Michael Naihe, 71, of Ewa Beach, Oahu, died May 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a heavy equipment operator, member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1186 and Pukaana Congregational Church. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Helen Naihe of Ewa Beach; daughters, Puanani (Kawika) Torres of Kealakekua, Napua Makua of Kailua-Kona and Mahealani Makua of West Virginia; stepson, Branden Kaahanui of Ewa Beach; stepdaughters, Tracy Kaahanui of Honolulu, Debbie (Travis Hoyohoy) Kaahanui-Hoyohoy of Hilo and Reina Kaahanui of Florida; 24 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Daniel Ray Johnson, 73, of Pahoa died July 6 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Oklahoma, he was a retired machinist at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and U.S. Navy veteran. Private services held. Survived by wife, Lana Johnson of Pahoa; son, Ray (Darlene) Johnson of Waimanalo, Oahu; daughter, Shannon (Tadao) Takabayashi of Keaau; sisters, Christine Walla of San Diego and Violet (John) Votaw of Napa Valley, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary

Neal Mitsuo Okada, 69, of Waipahu, Oahu, died June 9 in Aiea. He was born in Kealakekua. Private services held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

James Blair Stanton, 67, of Kailua-Kona died July 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Burbank, Calif., he was a self-employed painter, musician, singer and waterman. Private celebration of life at a later date. Survived by companion, Kathleen Clark of Kailua-Kona; son, Kabir Stanton of Colorado; sister, Nancy (Michael) Fann of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Louis (Adrienne) Stanton of North Carolina and Stephen (Cris) Anderson of Waimea; four nieces and four nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Toshio Ushijima, 92, of Honalo died June 8 at home. Born in Hilo, he was an auto mechanic, the retired owner of Ushijima Garage and member of Daifukuji Soto Mission. Private services held. Survived by wife, Kikuko Ushijima of Honalo; daughter, Janice (Maurice) Kameda, Honalo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard “Rick” Loren Weddle, 78, of Waimea died July 2 at home. Born in Borger, Texas, he was a glass artist, musician, cartoonist, poet, political commentator, U.S. Army veteran and member of Caspar Flats Jug Band, People for a Nuclear Free Future and the Gray Panthers. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by life partner, Joyce Elizares of Waimea; daughters, Marie Weddle of Maryland, Carie MacAlpine of California and Johanna (Derrick) Boult of Louisiana; brother, Scott (Diane) Weddle of California; six grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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