David “Kawika” Kaulia Sr., 65, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 9 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a school bus driver for the state, construction laborer for Hawaiian Dredging and driver for Speedi-Shuttle. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and volunteer, he assisted with feeding the homeless, caring for the sick, driving seniors to appointments entertaining at senior care facilities. Drive-thru visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 75-230 Kalani St. Survived by wife, Cindy Kaulia of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Florajo (Simeamativa) Kaulia of Redding, Calif., Georgette (Bert) Kaulia of Kalaoa, Kona, Seraphine Kaulia-Alapai of Kailua-Kona, Suzanne (Hawila) Kaulia and Heavenly Lani Kaulia-Alani of Hookena, Mahina (Greg) Alapai of Kailua-Kona; sons, David (Alyssa) Kaulia Jr. and Alapai (Rodney) Kaulia of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Doreen Adams of Nanakuli, Oahu, Debra (Carl) Ayala of Kihei, Maui, Donnalyn Kaulia of Wailuku, Maui and Dayna Kaulia-Webb of Kihei; brothers, Daniel (Wendy) Kaulia of Wailuku, Donald (Wendy) Kaulia of Nanakuli and Dwayne Kaulia of Wailuku; 17 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Raymond Lester Mauk, 76, of Keaau died Sept. 6 at home. Born in Portland, Ore., he was a truck driver and U.S. Navy veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Ruihua Li of Keaau; daughter, Cynthia Mauk of Longview, Wash.; sister, Janice Mauk of Hillsboro, Ore. and two grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Yoshito “Bombo” Omuro, 95, of Olaa, died Aug. 7 Waipahu, Oahu. He was a machinist for the former Puna Sugar and Ka‘u Sugar companies and U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Private family services at a later date in Hilo. Interment at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Primrose “Rosie” “Aunty Rosie” Lehuanani Pelekane, 59, of Kailua-Kona, died Sept. 15 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a former teacher for the Salvation Army Keiki Ohana Day Care and Head-Start Preschool, sales associate for Ross Dress-for-Less Stores and Macy’s Makalapua and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Drive-thru visitation 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 25) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 75-230 Kalani St. Face masks and social distancing required. Noon service may be attended by family and friends who are vaccinated. For info, call or text George at 785-3276. Survived by husband, George Pelekane of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Kamaile Pelekane of Kailua-Kona; siblings, Doreen Pascua of Honolulu, Darcine (Kurt) Jarrett of Utah, April (Ron) Chamberlain of Nevada, Timothy Kamaka of Alaska and Zachary (Leneva) Kapule of Kailua Kona; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Natsuko Ryusaki, 91, of Waimea died Sept. 6 at home. Born in Waimea, she was a homemaker, owner of the former Yoso’s Place and member of Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. Survived by son, Carl (Brigida) Ryusaki of Waimea; daughter, Linda Okumura of Waimea; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Sadako “Margie” Nakamura Toyama, 92, of Hilo, died Feb. 8, 2020, on Maui. Born in Hilo, she was a retired food service worker for the University of Hawaii at Hilo, former beautician and homemaker. Private services held. Survived by husband, Shigeo Toyama; children, Carol Kagimoto, Daniel Toyama and Lynn Toyama; sisters, Itsue Yamasaki and Alice Char; sister-in-law, Sumie Nakamura; two granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.