Obituaries for September 19

Ellison Julio Ancheta, 71, of Keaau died July 5 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired state highways supervisor, retired U.S. Army Reserve sergeant major, worked at Inaba Engineering, life member of Go for Broke Association and member of the Kupuna Pride senior softball team and Panaewa Mixed League softball team. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 25) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer services and military honors wat 11 a.m. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Lynn Ancheta of Keaau; daughters, Gwen (Garrett Freitas) Ancheta of Hilo and Kara (Rory) Unoki of Pepeekeo; son, Lance Ancheta of Nevada; sister, Georgeanna Macanas of Pepeekeo; brothers, Kyle Ancheta of Hilo, Lerbert (Rachel) Ancheta of Hilo and Casey Ancheta of Honolulu; brothers-in-law, Anito Bargayo of California and Wallace Adviento of Hilo; sister-in-law, Olga Hayashi of Hilo; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dr. Craig Cass Kimura, 72, of Waimea died Aug. 27 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired dentist. Private services held. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Sally A. Kimura of Waimea; daughters, Caitlin J.N. Kimura and Cecily A.E. Kimura of Seattle; sister-in-law, Denise Hamby of Cogan Station, Pa.; a niece. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


Manuel “Marty” Leon Martinez, 92, of Daly City, Calif., formerly of Hilo, died Aug. 12 in South San Francisco. Born in Honomu, he was retired from RCA in San Francisco, worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs in San Francisco, and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and Hilo High School alumnus. Services held in Daly City, Calif. and Hilo, as was interment at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by sisters, Dolores Vermeulen of Garden Grove, Calif., Rose Garcia and Isabelle “Bella” Miranda of Oahu; brothers, Anthony (Daisy) Martines of Kona and Chris (Toni) Martines of Oahu; sister-in-law, Bernice Gabriel of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Duggan’s Serra Mortuary in Daly City, Calif., and Dodo Mortuary.

Lillian Muriel Naihe, 83, of Hilo died Aug. 27 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday (Sept. 24) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private prayer service and burial to follow. Casual attire; masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Ricky Naihe and Bert (Darilyn) Naihe of Hilo, Darren (Cindy) Naihe of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Lana Naihe of Hilo; brothers, Larry (Shirley) Castillias of Hawaiian Beaches and Ronald Castillias of Hilo; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Ronald Takeshi Okura, 78, of Honomu died Sept. 13 at home. Born in Olaa, he was retired from the former Tongg Publishing in Honolulu, was an inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Army veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Carol Okura of Honolulu; daughters, Phyllis (Paul) Lee of Honomu and Kristy (Keli‘i) Correa of Honolulu; brother, Robert Okura of Honomu; sisters, Sarah Nelson and Sandy (Paul) Kaschmitter of Yakima, Wash.; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dolores Teresa “Dee” Oskins, 85, of Keaau died Sept. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hakalau, she was a retired office manager for the former Oskins Electric. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 23) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service 10 a.m. Friday (Sept. 24) at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire. Limited seating; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by husband, Jack Oskins of Keaau; sons, Vernon (Rhonda) Medeiros of Kurtistown, Mike (Cindy) Oskins of Hilo, Mark (Valerie) Oskins and Melvin (Sharri) Oskins of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Johnalyn Hanohano of Keaau and Alicia (Paul) Kekela of Hilo; brother, Ronald (Betty) DeLima of Hilo; 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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