Obituaries for November 7

Byron “Joey” Joseph Ah Hee, Jr. 35, of Hilo, died on Sept. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a state aircraft rescue fire fighter mechanic at Hilo International Airport, heavy equipment operator and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Drive-thru visitation 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 13) at Dodo Mortuary upper carport. Casual attire; masks and social distancing required. Survived by parents, Yvette and John Ikawa, and Byron Ah Hee Sr.; sister, Jewel (Josh Kotomori) Ikawa-Kotomori; hanai daughter, Jayzel Sayuri Ikawa; grandmothers, Jewel Andrade and Jean Arizumi; companion, Nikka Takane; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Christopher Tomas Lopez, 48, of Hilo died Sept. 24 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a member of Na Kane O Ke Awawa Motorcycle Club of Laupahoehoe. Visitation 10 a.m.-noon Friday (Nov 12) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service at noon. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by daughters, Alexandra “Allie” Lopez and Ashlee Lopez of Keaau; father, Tomas Lopez of Fairfield, Calif.; sister, Maria Kaleiohi of Honolulu; two granddaughters. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Yaeko Miyasato, 87, of Hilo died June 11 in Las Vegas. Born in Hilo, she was a retired public school educational assistant and member of Hilo Meishoin Mission and Fujinkai. Public visitation 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 13) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private services at 6 p.m. Face masks and social distancing required. No flowers. Private urn committal services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Lynne (Gene) Harada and Luanne (Stephen) Matsuura of Hilo; son, Michael Miyasato of Hilo; sisters, Miyoko Ogata of Honolulu and Shirley Enoki of Hilo; sister-in-law, Fujie Mukai of Hilo; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gillie C. “Gil” Silva Jr., 78, of Hilo died Sept. 22 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was co-owner of HR WORKS, LLC, former state representative,U.S. Navy veteran; lineman for the former Hawaii Electric Light Co., dining room manager at the former Kona Surf Resort, state airport firefighter and fire equipment operator, Hawaii Constitutional Convention Delegate, District 1, athletic director and assistant boys basketball coach at St. Joseph High School and member of Lehua Jaycees, Rotary Club of Hilo, Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, Hilo Yacht Club, Ancient Order of Foresters, Court Mauna Kea No. 8854 and board president of Going Home Hawaii. Private services held. Survived by wife, Janie Silva of Hilo; sons, Gillie C. (Kawai) Silva III and Michael I. Silva of Maui, George Kalani (Jodi) Silva of Oahu and D.J. (Aysha Spencer) Silva of Hilo; daughters, Jana P. (Mark) Love and Jenni Kim M. (Robyn Trivette) Silva of Hilo; brother, H.K Silva of California; sisters, Berlinda Dixon of Kauai, Barbara (Jerry) Gumbs of California and Geovanna (Chuck) Lewis of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Myron William Subica, 72, of Hilo died Oct. 30 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a truck driver for the former Puna Sugar Co. and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Private services at a later date. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sisters, Madeline Sehna of Hilo and Maureen Subica of Kurtistown; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Harry Nobuo Suzuki, 88, of Hilo died Sept. 19 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was retired, a member of the Lions Club, Drive Baptist Church, Americans of Japanese Ancestry, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and Hawaii National Guardsman. Inurnment 11 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 11) at Homelani Memorial Park with military honors. Flowers welcome at gravesite. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Judi Suzuki of California; sister, Tomiko Tarumoto of California. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

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