Obituaries for October 22

Yvonne Leslie Caplener, 91, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 6 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, she was a retired nurse at the Wahiawa General Hospital on Oahu. Services to be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, at St. Catherine’s of Alexandria Cemetery in Kapaa. Survived by daughters Desiree Ann (Stephen) Watson of Wailuku, Maui; Jasie Paula Teves of Kailua-Kona; and Cecilia Nakaahiki of Moreno Valley, Calif.; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gregory Lee Dilworth, 74, of Waimea died Oct. 17 at home. Born in Altadena, Calif., he was a retired microbiologist with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Private service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative at waikoloadryforest.org. Survived by wife Machi Dilworth of Waimea; son Andrew (Caroline) Dilworth; daughter Maya (Michael) Cairns, and four grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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Arthur Kaanohi Kau, 74, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 31. Born in Honolulu, he worked at the Kona Seaside Hotel and was a member of the Hawaii National Guard. Services to be held at a later date. Survived by daughters Karyn Kau (Jack) Keanaaina, and Alexia Kau-Satz; brother Edward Kau Jr.; sister Edwina Tanaka; half-brother Allen Raymond; half-sister Lavaina Chappel and four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Karen Gorke Klein, 76, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Lake Charles, La., she was a retired environmental chemist and a founding member of feral cat support non-profit ADVOCATS. Private service to be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to ADVOCATS at P.O. Box 4415, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by stepson Richie Martinelli of Calif. and sister Adrienne (Rick) Jensen of Calif. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Michael Kenneth Letson, 74, of Hilo died Sept. 23 at Life Care Center in Hilo. He was a retired mortician. Private services held. Survived by wife Bessie Jane Letson; sisters Kay Scarlett and Martha Wade; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Mikhail Vasily Litvin, 65, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 9 at home. Born in Ukraine, he was an architectural designer. Services to be held at a later date. Survived by wife Mariya Litvin of Kailua-Kona; daughters Inna Litvin of Kailua-Kona, Victoria (Igor Neminov) Litvin of Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Tatiana Litvin of Newport Beach, Calif.; and one grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Clara Fumika Madariaga, 83, of Hilo died Oct. 8 at home. Born in Keaau, she was a pantry worker for the former Sheraton Waiakea Village, retired pantry worker for Hilo Medical Center and a member of Puna Covenant Church. Private services held. Survived by husband Frederick Madariaga of Hilo; son Alan (Younghey) Madariaga of Las Vegas; daughter Celia Madariaga of Tustin, Calif.; sister Alice (George) Ishibashi of Torrance, Calif.; brother-in-law, John (Shirley) Macadangdang of Kaneohe; sister-in-law Maggie Macadangdang of Hilo and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Chieko Tanimoto, 103, of Hilo died Sept. 12 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired flower packer with the former Mauna Loa Orchids Nursery and a member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and the Buddhist Women’s Association. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary donations). Survived by son Roy T. (Jo Ann) Tanimoto of Hilo; daughters Gladys H. (Richard) Tokuoka of Honolulu and Betsy F. Sakoda of Kauai; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Walter Vernon Thompson, 76, of Kapaau died Sept. 20 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Norman, Okla., he was a carpenter helper for a construction company. Services to be held at a later date. Survived by son James Walter Thompson of Dripping Springs, Tex.; brother James (Gloria) Thompson of Albuquerque, N.M., and William Thompson of Missouri; half-brother Sam Thompson of Indiana; half-sister Ada Thompson of Albuquerque, N.M.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Brittney Nicole Waipa-Agudo, 32, of Honokaa died Oct. 3 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Private services held. Monetary donations can be sent to P.O. Box 1073, Honokaa, HI 96727. Survived by husband Dustin Agudo; daughter Brianna Waipa-Alexander; parents Richard Waipa and Marlyce Correira; brother Zachary (Kanoe) Waipa; and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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