Obituaries for July 22

Mark Luis Gallegos, 53, died June 21 at Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Santa Rosa, Calif. Survivors please contact 808-322-9592. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sue Someko Kojima, 91, of Hilo died May 6 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired shipping clerk for the former Hawaiian Equipment and member of Hilo Church of the Nazarene. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday (July 27) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private service to follow. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Lorraine (Christopher) Martin of Redwood City, Calif,; brother, Yoshio (Marcia) Obasa of Kurtistown; sisters, Sueko Saito of Honolulu, Yoshie (Abel) Wakida and Masue Yogi of Hilo; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Joseph “Joe” Hanaike Mahoe, 77, of Kailua-Kona died March 23 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kalihi, Hawaii, he was a construction worker for Goodfellow Brothers and Isemoto Contracting, lifeguard, marathon runner, black belt martial artist, a sensei of Kara-Ho Kempo, prize-winning pigeon racer, Hawaiian advocate, Hawaiian music performer, a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and member of Disabled American Veterans. Memorial service 9 a.m. Friday (July 23) at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Julie (Joseph Hekekia Jr.) Mahoe of Hilo and Joyal (Jaushlyn Mansinon) Mahoe of Oahu; sons, Jonas Mahoe of Kalaoa, Kona, Jairus (Jill Anne Del Pilar Villa Rosa) Mahoe of San Diego and Jennings Tanita Mahoe of Kalaoa, Kona; sisters, Kuulei Adams and Ululani Ikeda of Nanakuli, Oahu, Bunnie Mahoe of Maile, Oahu; brothers, Willie (Marlene) Mahoe of Kapolei, Oahu, and Allen (Charlita) Mahoe of Nanakuli; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Bernard “Bud” Philip Soares-Teves, 56, of Waikoloa, formerly of Manoa, Oahu, died June 21 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was retired from Oahu Transit Services and was a bus driver for Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama Campus. Visitation 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Diamond Head Memorial Park Chapel on Oahu. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Celebration of life to follow until 1 p.m. Casual or aloha attire, masks required. Flowers welcome. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Ethelynne K. Soares-Teves of Waikoloa; daughter, Asia (Viven Costello) Kaui Teves of Honolulu; stepsons, Keoni Boynton of Los Angeles and Kapono Boynton of Okinawa, Japan; hanai son, Bronson (Jo Ann) K. Tamura of Honolulu; brothers, Glenn (Jane) I. Teves of Molokai, Neil “Tubby” (Myra) M. Teves of Waialua, Oahu, Eugene “Gene” T. Teves and Jeffrey “Jeff” K. Teves of Manoa, Oahu; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and a hanai granddaughter; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


Ronald Walter I. Souza, 82, of Mountain View and Haleiwa, Oahu, died June 2 in Honolulu. Born in Waialua, Oahu, he was a retired heavy equipment operator foreman and a member of Hawaii Operating Engineers Union Local 3. Visitation 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Saturday (July 24) at Liliukolani Protestant Church in Haleiwa. Memorial service at 10:30 am. Aloha attire. Survived by sons, Russel (Karen) Souza and Ryan (Kimberly) Souza; daughters, Marlene (James) Abrigo, Maylene (Richard) Kamakea and Melanie (George) Hatchie; brother, Fred (Nani) Souza; sister, Patricia Reynolds; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Timothy Martin Carl Watters, 74, of Captain Cook died June 3 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in San Diego, he was an electrician, member of Bible First Mission Church and U.S. Navy veteran. Services held. Survived by wife, Victoria Watters of Captain Cook; sons, Josh Watters and Jake Watters of Colorado; daughter, Tabitha Polley of Colorado; stepdaughters, Wendy Van Houten of Captain Cook and Dawn Pecor of Oregon; stepson, Jim Ford of Virginia; six grandchildren and five step-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.