John Fee Sik Chin, 83, of Hilo died Sept. 2 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in China, he was a retired physicist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a pianist and was active in tennis, aikido and kobudo taiko drumming. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Janet Chin of Hilo; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Brian Kaohuokekuahiwi Enriquez, 54, of Pahoa died Sept. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pahoa Ward. Drive-thru celebration of life noon-2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 9) at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church (gravel parking lot). Survived by mother, Winifred “Winnie” Enriquez of Pahoa; daughters, Brianna (Kaeo Schweitzer) Enriquez-Cabalis of Pahoa and Brittney (Conan Kumia) Enriquez of Las Vegas; brother, Lloyd (JoAnn) Enriquez of Pahoa; sister, Denise (Les) Hauanio of Pahoa; seven grandchildren; aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Eiko Hokama, 87, of Hilo died Sept. 12 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Olaa, she was a retired bookkeeper for Kobayashi Travel Service. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Terence Hokama of Hilo and Stacy Hokama of Korea; daughter, Cindy Hokama of Seattle; brother, Eiji (Sadame) Sato of Los Angeles; sister-in-law, Karen Nakamura of Honolulu; brothers-in-law, Dr. Takeo Hokama of California and David (Tim) Hokama of Hilo; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Thomas T. Setoda, 89, of Hilo died Sept. 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired industrial engineer for Rockwell International and U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, Raymond (Aileen) Setoda of Los Angeles and Roy (Dodie) Setoda of Seattle; sister-in-law, Yaeko Setoda of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Roberta Lynn Sonoda, 63, of Hilo died Sept. 15 at home. Born in Olaa, she was an adult caretaker, formerly employed at Hilo Termite and Pest Control and Primerica Insurance, member of Akaka Falls Lions Club and New Hope Hilo. Visitation and viewing 3-4 p.m. Friday (Oct. 8) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Condolences: Kent Sonoda Sr., P.O. Box 6492, Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by husband, Kent Sonoda, Sr. of Hilo; daughters, Jasmine Riveira and Jessica (Kye) Kelekoma of Hilo, Jade (Kyle) Delaries and Joni (Hele) Bannister of Keaau, Danielle Kamakau and Brittany Sonoda of Hilo; son, Josiah (Lara) Sonoda of Hilo; stepsons, Kent Sonoda Jr. and Mark (Liberty) Sonoda of Nevada; brothers, Max (Carole) Calica of Honolulu, Onorato (Victoria) Calica of Hilo, Dalmacio (Merce) Calica of Texas, Francisco Calica of Keaau, Jostantino (Terry) Calica of Washington, Marsilino (Susanna) Calica of Colorado and Juan (Emelia) Calica of Keaau; stepbrother, Gene Maluyo of Kona; sisters, Christine (Rodney) Souza of Honolulu, Sofie Lopez of Colorado, Millie (Larry) McCormick of Keaau and Vanessa Calica of Colorado; stepsisters, Maggie (Dave) Garbacz of Waiohinu and Arsenia Jacobo of Alaska; 19 grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Clarence Calvin Texeira, 79, of Keaau died Aug. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa, he was the retired owner of Tex’s Small Engine Repair, a hunter and fisherman. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 9) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Richard Texeira and Robert Texeira of Puna; daughters, Michelle (James) Joyce of Puna and Susan (Rocky) Weber of Keaau; brother, Ronald (Judy) Texeira of Puna; sisters, Pearl Texeira of Las Vegas and Joyce (Randy) Jerneski of Hilo; sister-in-law, Peggy Texeira of Puna; 15 grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.