Obituaries for September 13

Vera Bosak, 87, of Orchidland Estates died Aug. 25 at a private care home. Born in the Czech Republic, she was a co-owner of the former Photocine Servicenter Inc. on Oahu, former elementary school teacher in the Czech Republic and gardener. Private services. Survived by son, Zdenek (Margaret Russo) Kluzak of Volcano; stepdaughters, Kristina (Scott) Wright of Washington, Jirina Potuzakova and Jaroslava Vlasakova of Czech Republic; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Loreta Gloria Afaga Galapon, 48, of Kapaau died Aug. 23 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a housekeeper for a private beach resort in Waikoloa. Memorial Mass/celebration of life at a later date. Survived by husband, Victor Galapon of Philippines; children, Michael (Jhoe Jhie Anarna) Afaga and Michelle (Ronamar) Maladrigo of Philippines, Marvin (Alyza Bumagat) Afaga and Mike Angelo Afaga of Kapaau; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


May Ayame Hatayama, 83, of Hilo died Aug. 27 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Larry Hatayama of Hilo; son, Neal (Jo-Ann) Hatayama of Hilo; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Virginia Beatrice Honda, 91, of Hilo, formerly of Paauhau, died Sept. 1 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Paauhau, she was retired from the former Honokaa Hospital, a volunteer at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Kohala Puerto Rican Social Club, United Public Workers Retirees and Hamakua Jodo Mission. Services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Suzanne (Warren) Maisenbach of Keaau, Trina (Alec) Lebel and Melissa (Christopher) Brilhante of Hilo; sister, Frances (Leonard) Ayala of Modesto, Calif.; brother, John (Anita) Perry Jr. of Honokaa; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Wayne Mulkey, 74, of Mountain View, died July 14, 2020, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired chief agent for Hawaiian Airlines, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran, Kaimuki High School graduate and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Mountain View. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 18) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Seating limited; face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. Sympathy cards to: Mulkey Ohana, P.O. Box 721, Kurtistown, HI 96760. Survived by daughters, Michelle (Clint) Uyehara of Waimea and Michele Correia of Mountain View; sons, Michael “Mika” Mulkey and Donovan Correia of Mountain View. Alfred Correia Jr. of Waikoloa village; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Hatsuko “Hazel” Narimatsu, 91, of Hilo died Aug. 29 at hom. Born in Paauilo, she was a homemaker. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Howard Narimatsu of Hilo; daughters, Edna Narimatsu of Florida, Trisia Uchida of Keaau and Priscilla (Robert) Gomez of Kurtistown; brother, Lin Akiyama of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters, Nancy Yamasaki of Kaneohe and Thelma Inouye of California; a granddaughter and two great-grandsons; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shannon Omaikalani Warfield, 48, of Waimea died Sept. 3 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a licensed steel contractor, owner-operator of Red Steel SW Inc., custom motorcycle builder, metal shaper, certified welding inspector member of the American Welding Society, Island Boyz Motorcycle Club on Oahu and the Spirits Car Club in Ventura, Calif. Private services at a later date. Survived by wife, Kaleo Warfield of Waimea; children, Makayla Meleana Warfield and Tatiana Kaleolani Warfield of Waimea; father, Richard Henry Pono Warfield of Hilo; brother, Shadd Keahi (Naomi Ahu) Warfield of Hilo; sisters, Dionne Nalani (Liusa) Laititi of Volcano and Dedra Hinano (Milton) Nahinu of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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