Obituaries for December 12
Yukiko Asato, 76, of Pepeekeo died Dec. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kumejima, Okinawa, Japan, she was retired from Hiro’s Place and a member of Honomu Hongwanji Mission, Buddhist Women’s Association, Hui Okinawa, Hilo Okinawan Cultural Club and Kulaimano Retired Senior Club. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Darrell Asato of Honolulu and Chad Asato of Pepeekeo; daughter, Maxine (Reid) Yamamoto of Kaneohe, Oahu; brothers, Rinsei (Kiyoko) Kuniyoshi of Kumejima, Okinawa, Japan, and Masaharu Kuniyoshi of Naha, Okinawa, Japan; sister, Etsuko (Masahiko) Yamauchi of Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan; sisters-in-law, Yasuko Kuniyoshi of Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Haruko Yamauchi of Honolulu and Masako Kimoto of Pepeekeo; brother-in-law, Seijiro Shiroma of Honolulu; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Janet Soares Medeiros Borling, 81, of Mountain View died Dec. 8 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Mountain View. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, section K. Survived by sons, Manuel (Tina) Borling Jr. of Waianae, Oahu; Ralph (Winnie) Borling of Mountain View and Leroy (Amy) Borling of Alaska; daughters, Theresa (David Sr.) Caravalho and Helen (Ernest Sr.) Caravalho of Kona, Deborah Salas and Maryann (William “Bill”) Estrella of Waianae, Oahu; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Norman Rikio Egusa, 65, of Hilo died Nov. 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a former state building inspector, a contractor and proprietor of the former Egusa Contracting Co. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Janice Egusa of Hilo; sons, Donny (Kimberly Kidani) Egusa of Pepeekeo, Davin (Janelle Rosario) Egusa of Mountain View, Darwin Egusa and Lawrence (Moani) Egusa-Eckart of Hilo; brothers, Warren (Merle) Egusa of Hilo and Ernest (Denise) Egusa of Hilo; sister, Carol (Milton) Nakatsu of Hilo; brother-in-law, Craig Aono of Hilo; eight grandchildren; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rachel Mesa Mendoza, 57, of Kapaau died Dec. 5 at home. Born November in Phoenix, she was a homemaker. Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawi. Service at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration of life at the family residence, 54-2424 Kynnersly Rd., Kapaau. For info, call (541)550-6265. Survived by husband, Henry Mendoza of Kapaau; daughter, Marcella Mendoza Kapaau and Amelia Mendoza of Arizona; son, Henry Mendoza Jr. of Oregon; 12 grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Yoshio Tomori, 90, of Hilo died Nov. 28, 2013 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired general contractor and member of Honomu Henjoji Mission (Odaishisan) and Honolulu Koboji Shingon Mission. Services held. Survived by son, Craig (Aileen) Tomori of Hilo; daughters, Marilyn Thompson, Meryl Farmer and Robin Tomori of Hilo; brother, Takashi Tomori of Honolulu; sisters, Makiko Kojiro and Hiroko Tomori of Hilo; sister-in-law, Takeko Ide of Honolulu; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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