Josephine Ramil Guerpo, 72, of Honokaa died Sunday, Aug. 17, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Amacalan, Gerona, Tarlac, Philippines, she was a Community Service Program assistant for the Park &Recreation Elderly Activities Division County of Hawaii and a member of the Honokaa Seventh-day Adventist Church. Friends may call on Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Honokaa Seventh-day Adventist Church, Visitation from 8-9:45 a.m.; Services at 10 a.m. Casual attire; Burial to follow at the Honokaa Seventh-day Adventist Church Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Survived by sons, John Ramil Guerpo and Ken Ramil Guerpo of Honokaa; brothers, Augusto (Violy) Ramil of Lonalinda, Calif., Aurino (Lina) Ramil of Honokaa, Domingo (Mercy) Ramil of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Sabina (Ben) Palermo and Mimi (Rowell) Villarin of Kamuela, Anita (Frank) Soares of Kapaa; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Takayo Hirata, 100, of Hilo died Aug. 6 in Honolulu. Born in Hawaii, she was a retired sales clerk. Private services held. Survived by son, Harvey S. Hirata; daughter, Jean Dulatre; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services LLC.
Kimi Nakamoto, 90, of Hilo died Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honomu, she was a seamstress for Kamehameha Garments and Hilo Hatties. She was a member of the Hilo Taishoji Soto Mission and Hilo Taishoji Soto Mission Fujinkai. Private services held. No koden. Survived by daugthers, Lorraine (David Cinti) Nakamoto of Sequim, Wash., and Jeanne (Donroy) Uehara of Hilo; son, Bert Nakamoto of Honolulu; sister, Takeko (Henry) Nakazato of Honolulu; and one grandchild. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.
Alden Lee Ah Puck, 51, of Paauilo died at home on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Born in Hilo, he was a former groundskeeper with the Waikoloa Land Co. Friends may call at the Ah Puck residence at 43-983 Namilimili Lane in Paauilo on Friday at 5 p.m. for an all-night vigil; Prayer service at 7 p.m. Friends may also call at the Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Saturday from 8-10 a.m., where a Mass will be held at 10 a.m., followed by burial at the Kukuihaele County Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Chad (Mailani) Ah Puck of Waimea, Austin Ah Puck of Waimea, and Logan Ah Puck of Waimea; mother, Caroline Ah Puck of Papaaloa; sister, Lorelei (Harlan) Uehara of Pepeekeo; brothers, Clarence (Edwina) Ah Puck of Waimea, and Darcy (Jack) Ah Puck of Battleground, Wash.; five grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Charles Moses Kamakawiwoole Sanborn, 54, of Hilo died Sunday, Aug. 17, in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of Moke’s Electric LLC in Hilo, and a Master Scuba Diver trainer. He also was a U.S. Navy veteran and past member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker Union (IBEW). Friends may call on Sunday, Aug. 31, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; Celebration of life with military honors from 9-11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Denise Sanborn of Hilo; sons, Justin Sanborn and Nicholas Sanborn of Hilo; daughter, Gabrielle Sanborn of Hilo; brothers, James (Cynthia) Sanborn of Hilo, Robert (Elizabeth) Sanborn, Clyde (Buddy) Sanborn and Dwayne Sanborn of Hilo; sisters, Annette Lancaster of Hilo and Katherine Sanborn-Flores of Oregon; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Takashi “Taka” Shinoda, 87, of Hilo died Aug. 18 at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, a veteran of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army and member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and Wreckers Golf Club. Private services held. No koden. No flowers. Memorial donations may be made to The Food Basket, 40 Holomua St., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by wife, Leinani Cecilia Shinoda of Hilo; daughter, Lei (Rev. John Lang) Shinoda of Hilo; sons, Jason (Luci) Shinoda of Hilo, Paul (Denise) Shinoda of Washington; sister, Shiho Nunes of California; sisters-in-law, Emiko Shinoda of Honolulu, Theresa (Max) Sepulveda, Lilinoe (Dale) Manischalchi, both of California; brother-in-law, Francis (Sonja) Kealoha of Kauai; three grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.