Obituaries for April 11
Kathleen Hamilton, 71, died March 26 at her residence in Glenwood. Born in Waialua, Oahu, she was a retired preschool teacher. Services took place on Oahu. Survived by husband, Jeffery Hamilton, of Glenwood; daughters Tomi (Ron) Peppler of Kailua-Kona, Rena (Jamie) Roberts of Tennessee, Kiki Hamilton-Amoncia of Honolulu, Ulu Hamilton of Honolulu; sons, Lee Toki of Mountain View, Pono Hamilton of Honolulu; sisters, Irene Tays of Texas, Dani Hookala of Honolulu; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ralph Willian Counts Jr., 70, died March 12 at his residence in Pahoa. Born in Texas, he retired as a Water Barker. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Joyce (Bill) Dibler of Oregon; brothers, Mike (Sue) Counts of Texas and Jim Counts of Oregon; sisters, Martha Benton of Texas and Christina DeMotte of Oregon; two grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home in Hilo.
Susan Antoinette Dietrich, 95, died April 2 at her residence in Kailua-Kona. Born in Lompoc, Calif., she was a piano teacher and a member of the PEO Women’s Organization and a 60-year member of the Eastern Star. No services. A donation may be made in her memory to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by husband, Robert Dietrich of Kailua-Kona; son Michael (Rae Fujimori-Godden) Godden of Kealakekua; daughters, Virginia Madison and Janet (Al) Cariss, all of California; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary
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