Obituaries for October 21

Antone Kanui Moiha, 83, of Hawi died Sept. 25 at home. Born in Hana, Maui, he was a retired ditch tender for the Kohala Ditch Cooperative (Agricultural Water Services) in North Kohala, Hawaii, and a member of the Gospel of Salvation Church in Kohala. Visitation Saturday (Oct. 23) 9:30-11 a.m., at Gospel of Salvation Church. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife Lyanne Ako Moiha of Hawi; daughters Antoinette “Toni” (John) Ganir of Pahoa, Lydia Moiha and Leoni Moiha of Kohala; sister Priscilla (Albert) Matsuoka of Waimea; 15 grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Susan Ruth “Buttons” Feldner, 88, of Mountain View, died Sept. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Newark, N.J., she was a retired bus driver with the Old Bridge, N.J. school district, and a member of New Hope Volcano and a volunteer for the Under His Wings Ministry. Visitation Saturday (Oct. 23) 3-5 p.m. at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral to begin at 5 p.m. Graveside service Monday (Oct. 25) 10 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by son William (Amy Kim) Feldner of Honolulu; daughter Diane Feldner of N.J.; brother Anthony Zignoli of Florida; sister Mary Ann Tenney of Florida; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Glenn Kiyoshi Shiraishi, 70, of Keaau, died Sept. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. He worked for HPM in Keaau as a warehouse specialist. Visitation Saturday (Oct. 23) 10-11 a.m. and funeral service 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Pahoa. Masks and hand sanitization required, temperature scans taken upon entry. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by son Cody L. K. Shiraishi; wife Roxanne Y. Nagasako; brother Alan (Gail) Shiraishi; sisters Stella (Jerry) Itamura and Joanne Arita; brother-in-law Darrel (Koren) Nagasako; sister-in-law Cheryl Guadiz and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Kristi Masako Hirata, 52, of Hilo, died Oct. 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she worked as an educational assistant at Maui Community College and as a training supervisor at the former Borders Books and Music Store. Visitation Thursday (Oct. 28) 9-10 a.m. at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, private service to follow. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. No flowers or koden (monetary offerings). Survived by parents Harris and Joyce Hirata of Hilo; sister Jodi Hirata of Los Angeles; brother Grant (Arpana) Hirata of Palm Springs, Calif.; three aunts, two nephews and numerous cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Vicente Pungtilan Ortal, 72, of Pahoa, died Oct. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired papaya farmer and a member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo Church in Keaau. Visitation Wednesday (Oct. 27) 9-11 a.m. at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife Rosario Duldulao Ortal of Pahoa; cousins Justin (Milagros) Lampitoc of Maui, and Lydia (Delbert) Torres of Maui; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Alfonso Samson Mitchell, 89, of Kapaau, died Oct. 6 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Kokoiki, he was a retired county parks maintenance supervisor and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kohala Ward, Kohala Senior Citizens Club, Boy Scouts of America and Hawaii Gateball Association. Private service Saturday (Oct. 30) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kohala Ward. Survived by wife Haruko Tanaka Mitchell of Kapaau; daughters Valerie K. Mitchell of Las Vegas, Janice L. (Russell Reese) Mitchell of Edgewood, Md., and Sharon L. Mitchell of Thatcher, Ariz.; son Glen M. (Emma) Mitchell of Honolulu; sister Mina Switzer of Kohala; five grand children and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Hardy Sunao Iida, 84, of Hilo, died Sept. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, he was a retired industrial arts teacher at Hilo High, Hilo Intermediate and Waiakea High schools, a member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Hoyukai (Friendship Society) and former facility manager for the Sangha Hall. Visitation Friday (Oct. 29) 8:30-10 a.m. at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private memorial service to follow. Casual attire; face mask and social distancing required. No flowers. Survived by wife Janet Iida of Hilo; son Erwin (Julie) Iida of Hilo; daughter Dana (Bennett) Takeuchi of Honolulu; sister Mae (Howard) Okumura of Mililani; three grandsons and numerous aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Virginia Vanphelan, 81, of Keaau died Sept. 30. No known family. No services held. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at 808-932-3500, option 4.

John Heaukulani, 70, of Hawaii Island died Sept. 29. No known family. No services held. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at 808-932-3500, option 4.

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