Obituaries for October 8

Herbert Hisaya Kiyabu, 83, of Hilo died Sept. 20 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired economic analyst for the California Department of Transportation, graduate of Maryknoll High School Class of 1956 and California State University-Los Angeles and member of Hilo Parkinson Rock Steady Boxing program, YMCA Parkinson exercise program, Senior Bowling League, Waiakea Senior Exercise program, Walk with a Doc, Hiroshima Kenjinkai and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 13) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private celebration of life to follow. Online streaming of service:, click on: Family & Friends, then click on: Watch Now. Event ID: dodomortuary, Password: 43CMT4. Casual attire. Seating limited; masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, June Kiyabu of Hilo; sons, Stephen (Sandy) Kiyabu of Torrance, Calif., and Brian (Nalei) Kiyabu of Kailua-Kona; brother, Franklin (Carmen) Kiyabu of Kaneohe, Oahu; sister, Juliet Mickelson of Kaneohe; brothers-in-law, Roy (Ann) Toma of Hilo, Wayne (Sandra) Toma of Kaneohe, Byron (Carol) Toma of Hilo and Wendell Toma of Pahoa; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Charles) Sato of Hilo; five grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Milnor Fook Cheong Lum, 94, of Panaewa died Sept. 30. Born in Honolulu, he was a landscape designer and maintenance engineer, U.S. Army World War II veteran and advocate of self-sufficiency, education and preserving Hawaiian heritage. Private graveside service held at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by children, Bran (Kathie) Furman, Dina (Shannon) Hinkle and Scott Furman; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mamerto Sarmiento Macanas Jr., 82, of Kapaau died Sept. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala, he was a retired truck driver for the former Kohala Sugar Co., retired from the Hawaii Army National Guard and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi and Local Boys kupuna softball team. Private services. Survived by daughters, Lorna Collins of Alaska and Tammy Macanas of Las Vegas; brother, Rudy Macanas of Keaau; sisters, Florence Adones of California, Linda Naihe and Carol (Lester) Ching of Kohala; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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