Obituaries for April 3


Gilbert Paul Aguiar, 84, of Hilo died March 31 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and mechanic for the former Theo H. Davies Company and Pacific Machinery and a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; prayer service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Leilani Aguiar of Hilo; daughter, Sharon (Stephen) Butler of Hilo; son, Curtis (Karen) Aguiar of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, George (Ruth) Aguiar of Hilo; grandchildren, Kyle (Dana) Nakamoto of Las Vegas, Nev., Joy (John) McCollum of Keaau, Christopher (Chantal) Aguiar of California, Spencer Aguiar of Las Vegas, Nev., Dillon Aguiar of Las Vegas, Nev.; four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Cornelio “Junior” Keoki Namauu Albo, 66, of Pepeekeo died March 24 at home. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a farmer, an employee of Hilo Coast Processing Company, a former commercial fisherman, bowling coach for St. Joseph High School in Hilo and member of various bowling leagues. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; memorial service at 7 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Janet Albo of Pepeekeo; sons, Christopher (Tiana) Price of Washington, Jason (Mona) Price of Hilo; daughter, Tracie (Jackie) Price of Pepeekeo; step-mother, Thelma Salom Domingo of Keaau; brothers, Nathan (Valerie) Albo, Carlos (Bernadette) Navor, Vicente (Margaret) Navor, Roberto Navor, Rudolpho Navor, Joel Salom Albo; sisters, DeannaAnn Navor, Rosalinda (Jerry) Pavao, Maryann Navor; hanai brother, Richard (Pluwe) Asato; in-laws, Susan “Suzie” Mandiola, Authur Cabatbat, Ronald Cabatbat, Annette Miyamoto, Roy Cabatbat, Clarence Cabatbat, Dean Cabatbat, Estralita Francis, David Cabatbat, Julie Ann Lawrence, Theresa Quichocho, Carrie Ann Kelly; eight grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Hiroshi Kitsutani, 94, of Hilo died March 31 at home. Born in Paauilo, he was the retired owner for the former Kitsutani Monument Shop and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. Private services held. No koden. No flowers. Survived by daughters, Elaine Katahira, Aileen Kikuyama, both of Hilo; brother, George (Seiko) Kitsutani of Hilo; sister, Fumiko (Katsutoshi) Sasabe of California; brother-in-law, Tadashi Iseri of Hilo; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Janet McGrorty, 89, of Keaau died March 31 at a care home. Born in Brownsville, Pa., she was an emergency room admissions clerk for The Queen’s Medical Center. Private services. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by spouse, Donald McGrorty of Keaau; daughters, Leslie (Richard) McCormick of Newport, Wash., and Kristen Luning of Keaau; son, Kurt (Sharyn) Munchmeyer of Kailua; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Sueo Sakata, 75, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 6 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kailua-Kona. Private services held. No flowers or koden. Survived by brothers, Norman Sakata of Kailua-Kona, Itsu Sakata of Kauai and Albert Sakata of Honolulu; sisters, Nancy (Zane) Fujimoto of Kailua-Kona and Emi Jane Fenske of Kailua-Kona. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

Lawrence Torres, 58, of Hilo died April 1 at The Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he retired as a truck driver for HPM. Celebration of life to be held. Survived by spouse, Vermine Torres of Hilo; daughters, Heather (Dayne) Dolfo of Hilo, Tani (Joey) Torres of Honolulu; brothers, Donald (Laurel) Torres of Texas, Patrick (Shari) Torres of Honolulu; sisters, Donna (Tommy) Crosley of Mountain View, Lorinda Torres of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

 

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