Obituaries for April 9
Matthew “Matt” Somchai Therrien, 26, died April 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, he was an English major and will be honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and served on the board of directors for Hawaii Big Brothers Big Sisters Hilo. A Celebration of Life will be held 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Laupahoehoe Gymnasium. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Survived by parents, Mark and Rae Therrien of Laupahoehoe; sisters, Mari (Michelle) Therrien of State Park, Pa., Kate (Claude) Betene of St. Paul, Minn.; special friend, Vicky Chung of San Francisco, Calif.; three nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Mildred “Midge” Kahalewai, 78, died at the Hilo Medical Center on April 7. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Friends may also call from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m., followed by cremation. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by husband, Richard Kahalewai of Hilo; son, Joseph (Sandra) Aguiar of Hilo; daughters, Darlene (George) Kuwada of Hilo, Marlene (Joshua) Kaaukai of Hilo, and Daveann (Sidney Kamoku) Waters of Hilo; brothers, Edwin P. Aguiar of Hilo; sisters, Jan Vierra of Puna, Thelma (William) Kahakua of Mountain View, and Carol (Dan) Crall of Florida; brother-in-law, Henry Kahalewai of Hilo; sister-in-law, Abigail Kahalewai of Wyoming; 15 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, two uncles; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Pati Puakinamu Kali Kaluna, 62, died Sunday, March 9 in Pahala. Born in Lihue, Kauai, she was a homemaker. Celebration of Life will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Big Pavilion at Punaluu Beach, Kau. Survived by son, Kali Kaluna of Pahala; daughters, Rozanne L. Kaluna of New Jersey, Hylendelle K.K. Kaluna, Gurthlen P. Kaluna, Kuhuwaokalani (Jeremy) Kaluna-Creeley and Lii Lii W. Kaluna, all from Pahala; mother, Elsie Kali of Las Vegas; sisters, Elsie K. Marshall of Goldhill, Ore., LaVerne (Rex) Carroll of California, Hyacinth K. Allen of Reno, Nev., Idelle K. Kim of Las Vegas and Camille L. Kali of Palmdale, Calif.; seven grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Albert Harumi Matsuda, 79, died March 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahoa, he was a retired Hawaii State Department of Education teacher. Private services held. No koden. No flowers. Survived by wife, Lillian Matsuda of Hilo; daughter, Leanne (Dave) Niino of Mililani, Oahu; sister, Dorothy Kansako of Honomu; sister-in-law, Ellen Matsuda of Cypress, Calif.; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ethel Yoneda Tehada, 79, of Lawai, Kauai, died March 16 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kohala. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery, with light refreshments to follow. Casual attire. Survived by son, Ryan Tehada of Lawai; daughter, Diane (Hernando) Andres of Ewa Beach; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Matsue Nishiura and Kay Fukuda, both of Hilo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.
Eileen Ruth Shock, 67, died April 6 at her home in Captain Cook. Born in Ridgway, Pa., she was a homemaker who was retired after 21 years as assistant property manager for Country Club Villas in Keauhou, a sailor who spent six years as co-captain of a sailing yacht in the Caribbean, an avid reader and a world traveler. Private services will be held in Washington. Survived by husband, Kenneth Shock of Captain Cook; sons, Scott (Jean Lee) Shock of Seattle, Andrew Shock of Arcata, Calif.; daughter, Emily (Chad) Babcock of Seattle; sister, Louise McPherson of Gilroy, Calif.; brother, Robert (Lynette) Klawuhn of Los Altos, Calif.; three grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
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