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Obituaries for February 1

Rita E. Pavao, 90, of Hilo, died on Friday, Jan. 2, at a carehome in Hawaiian Paradise Park. She was born on Jan. 19, 1924 in Paia, Maui. She was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Private services were held. She is survived by a daughter, Elaine Kaminski of Kurtistown; sisters-in-law, Cleria Gomez of Mililani, Oahu, Eleanor Gomes of Kihei, Maui and Fern Rodrigues of Berlin, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Sean Edward Y. Tanaka of Oahu, Kaylen-Scott H. Hamamoto of Hilo, Megan H. Kaminski of Pahoa and Kevin M. Kaminski of Kurtistown; 2 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo Branch.

Obituaries for January 29

Terry Kenneth Clay, 60, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 25 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Portland, Ore., he was a former fish cutter. No services. Survived by father and stepmother, Frank and Lucy Clay; brother, Randy (Annette) Clay; sisters, Dinah (Eddie) Clay-Melvin, Marsha Clay, Nira (Darren) Nishioka and Eydie (James) Komata; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 28

Harue “Joan” Hasegawa Endo, 80, of Waimea died Jan. 17 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker, owner of the former Olé Fashions and member of Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Visitaiton 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m.. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Caryn (Kevin) Sumic-Brittain of Hildebran, N.C., and Joy (Edward) Hoyle of Abilene, Texas; son, Mark Endo of San Pedro, Calif.; hanai daughter, Kapiolani Tachera of Kealakekua; brother, Mitsuo (Ethel) Hasegawa of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Mieko Hasegawa of Mililani, Oahu, Velma Hasegawa of Honolulu and Tomoe Tokeshi and Kay Endo of Hilo; brother-in-law, George (Thu) Endo of Honolulu; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 24

Shizue Mizuba, 84, of Hilo died Jan. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary Gifts). Survived by husband, Masashi Mizuba of Hilo; son, Michael (Tessie) Mizuba of Honolulu; daughters, Jo-Ann Mizuba and Sharon (Tommy) Hirai of Hilo; sisters, Hatsuyo Takahashi, Mitsuko (Robert) Holi and Kazuko Ushijima of Hilo; one granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 23

Gladys Arai, 85, of Puako died Dec. 22. Born in Lima, Peru, she worked in the insurance and banking industry. Private services held. Survived by husband, Yoshito (Yoshi) of Puako. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for January 26

Ruth La Verne Kaho‘oilihala “Penny” Brooks, 71, of Hilo died Dec. 14 at home. Born in Laupahoehoe, she was an independent contractor and managing director of the former Waiakea Theaters. Private service. Survived by son, Shawn (Naomi) Brooks of Hilo; daughters, Noreen Escalona and Sheri (Wayne) Wills of Honolulu; brothers, John (Kapua) Kaho‘oilihala of Honolulu, Donald Kaho‘oilihala of Ohio, Timothy (Julie) Kaho‘oilihala of Kauai and Jerry (Linda) Kaho‘oilihala of Hilo; sister, Pua (Nomer) Gamiao of Honolulu; stepmother, Paz Kaho‘oilihala of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 25

Dolores Yvonne Bugado, 65, of Honokaa died Jan. 10. Born in Honolulu, she owned Little One’s Pre-School in Honokaa and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 8–10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Memorial Mass at 10. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Patrick Bugado Jr. of Honokaa; sons, Dominic (Kehau) Bugado of Honolulu and Dustin (Vicky) Bugado of Maine; daughters, Alana (Joseph) Jossem of Honolulu and Tanya (Paul Buckley) Bugado of Waimea; mother, Clotilda DeMello of Honokaa; brothers, Damien (Deanna) DeMello and Raymond DeMello of Honokaa; sister, Cynthia (Morgan) Matsumura of Hilo; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 22

Charles Malcom Campbell, 83, of Deer Park, Wash., and formerly of Hilo, died Jan. 4. Born in Runge, Texas, he was a full tenured professor at the University of Hawaii and a veteran of the Korean War. Services to be 11 a.m. Friday at the LDS Church at 808 E. Sitka Ave., Spokane, Wash. Interment will be in the Washington Veterans Cemetery at 21702 W. Espanola Road, Medical Lake, Wash. Condolences may be sent to Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home at (509) 327-6666 or hazenjaeger.com. Survived by wife, Thelma E. Campbell; 15 children; one brother; three sisters; 50 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Obituaries for January 21

Yoshie “Y” Kimura, 94, of Hilo died Jan. 7 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Kurtistown, she was co-owner of the former Y. Kimura Fish Market, a flower grower and member of Hilo Meishoin Kyodan and Fujinkai. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at Hilo Meishoin, 97 Olona St. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughters, Dora Sato of Honolulu and Frances (Roland) Kadota of Hilo; son, Art (Rene) Kimura of Hilo and Honolulu; brothers, Clifford Nagao and Robert (Janette) Nagao of Honolulu; sisters, Kikue Nishioka of Hilo and Michi (Richard) Hori of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Mieko Nagao of Kurtistown and Jean Nagao of Honolulu; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 20

Tadashi Higuchi, 93, of Hilo, formerly of Papaaloa, died Jan. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Papaaloa, he was a retired carpenter for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and member of the Papaaloa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142, and Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 3 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Eric A. (Donna) Higuchi of Hilo; sisters, Harumi Takahashi and Chieko Elizares of Hilo; brother, Hisayoshi Higuchi of Utah; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Higuchi of Hilo; brother-in-law, Thomas McMahon of Seattle; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for Jan. 19

Isamu “Pas” Fujioka, 84, of Hilo died Jan. 5 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Company and a member of the Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission, Lehua Senior Handicap Bowling League, Kupuna Bowling League and P&R Bowling League. Private services held. No flowers. No koden. Survived by wife, Irene Fujioka of Hilo; daughters, Deanne Fujioka of Hilo, Iris (Adrian) Hatakenaka of Hilo, Delena (Anthony Martins, Jr.) Fujioka of Kahului; brother, Jimmy (Thelma) Sakane of Honolulu; sisters, Grace Ishida of Kauai, Lillian Sakane of Honolulu, Chizuko (Takeshi) Kudo of Kailua-Kona, Sumiko (Les) Biller of California; five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 18

Rockne Edward Araujo, 71, of Hilo died Jan. 6, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired police sergeant for the Hawaii Police Department, a supervisor for Securitas Hilo Airport, an actor for Downtown Laundry Express’ TV commercials, a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, SHOPO, and veteran of the U.S. National Guard during the Vietnam War. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass at 10 a.m. No flowers. Survived by spouse, Viola “Vi” Hoeptner-Araujo of Hilo; son, Michael (Michelle) Araujo of Florissant, Mo.; daughter, Jennifer (Ed Alfonso) Hoeptner of Philadelphia; hanai son, Toby (Deanne) Kahauolopua of San Diego, Calif.; mother, Dorothy Araujo of Henderson, Nev.; sisters, Sheri (Bob) Saurer of Henderson, Nev., Trudy Takayama of Hilo, Edith Delos Santos of Kailua-Kona and Janice Sears of Honolulu; brothers, Christopher Araujo of Garland, Texas, and Henry (Cora) Kennedy Jr. of Honolulu; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousin, aunts and uncles. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com .

Obituraries for Jan. 17

Gladys Arai, 85, of Puako died Dec. 22. Born in Lima, Peru, she worked in insurance and banking. Private services held. Survived by husband, Yoshito (Yoshi) of Puako. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for January 16

Delphina Oandasan Tipon, 87, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 12 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired Kona Seaside Hotel housekeeper and was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Vigil Monday and Tuesday at her home, 75-124 B Lunapule Road. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Visitation at 8 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Luncheon and fellowship at the family’s residence. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Evelyn (Danilo) Blanco and Daisy del Castillo, both of Kailua-Kona; sons, Winston del Castillo and Elpidio (Josephine) del Castillo, both of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Alejandro (Dolores) Oandasan of Hilo, Isidro (Erlinda) Oandasan of Kailua-Kona and Melanio (Elvira) Oandasan of Philippines; sisters, Ernestina Tenoso and Virginia (Onesimo) Arellano, both of Kailua-Kona; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 15

Wilhelm “Wally” Leydelmeyer, 72, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 25 at home. Born in Indonesia, he was a retired GTE/Hawaiian Telephone Company cable splicer. Celebration of life at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Kona Palisades Estates Crosson Pavilion. Casual attire. Survived by ex-wife, Charlene Leydelmeyer of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Julie Leydelmeyer of Tacoma, Wash., and Laurie Leydelmeyer of Henderson, Nev.; stepson, Randy Kimo Rennoe of Honolulu; sister, Margaret Nuse of Upland, Calif.; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.