Obituaries for December 17
Mrs. Genevieve Andrade Ah San, 97, of Honokaa died at the North Hawaii Community Hospital on Friday, Dec.13. Born in Ahualoa, HI. She was a homemaker. She was also a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Friends may call at the Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Saturday from 8:00- 10 a.m. Mass at 10:00 a.m. Friends may also call at the Homelani Memorial Park on Monday, Dec. 23 at 10:00 a.m. for a Graveside Committal Service. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by son, Lester A. Ah San of Honokaa; daughter, Sharon Marie Dodge of Oklahoma; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.
Russell Jason Aninion, 53, of Keaau died Dec. 5 at his home. Born in Wahiawa, he was a heavy equipment diesel mechanic and musician. Friends may call 9–10 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Carol Aninion of Keaau; son, Keola (Deidra) Aninion of Hilo; daughters, Tisha (Raymond) Pacheco of Keaau, Shari (Ronaldo) Geronimo of Waikoloa, Sheila (Alukahe) Kala of Keaau, Traci (Larrae Enriquez) Aninion of Keaau; brothers, Gordon Aninion of Hilo, Terrence Aninion of Hilo; sisters, Andera Cuba of Hilo, Christy (George) DeCoito of Hilo, Diana (Kelly) Perreira of Hilo; eight grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hazel Lani Ho, 78, of Keaau died Nov. 26 at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Koloa, Kauai, she was a homemaker. Private burial at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Survived by brother, Clinton T. Yoshioka; sisters, Henrietta M. Borgess, Jane T. Tolentino, and Rosaline Lum; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Solange A. Kokubun, 86, of Papaikou died Dec. 14 at her home. Born in Paris. She was a homemaker. Friends may call 7:30–8 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. Casual attire. Survived by son, Glenn (Evelyn) Kokubun of Keaau; daughters, Roxane Hoshide of Papaikou, Asa (James) McCarthy of N.C.; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mr. Seikichi “Jimmy” Miyashiro, 93, of Hilo, died Nov. 4. He was a retired machinist with the former Hilo Sugar Company. He was also a member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Hui Okinawa, and the Hilo Okinawan Cultural Club. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving with the 100th Battalion, Company B. Private services were held. Survived by his wife, Tomoe Miyashiro of Hilo; sons, Alvin (Charlene) Miyashiro of Hilo, Jay Miyashiro of Honolulu and Edward Miyashiro of Hilo; daughter, Amy (Norman) Kunimura of Oahu; sister-in-law, Violet Higa of Honolulu; caregiver, Saithorn Heffron of Hilo; four grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.
Sandra Shizuko Oda, 84, of Kona died at her home in Honolulu. Born in Kainaliu-north Kona, she was a homemaker. Survived by son, Walter (Calla) Oda of Ewa Beach; daughters, Helen Margaret (Clifford) Kagawa of Waipahu, Oahu, Terry Lynne (Craig) Masuda of Hilo; brothers, Masatoshi “Wills” Imai of Honolulu, Herbert Masao Imai and Patrick Yutaka Imai both from Kealakekua-Kona; sisters, Ethel Ayako Saito of Kealakekua-Kona, May Chiseko Koike of Honolulu, Margaret Matsuko (Wallace) Fujikawa of Kailua-Oahu, Mary G. (Edwin) Kawane of Wahiawa-Oahu; four grandchildren. Visitation will be at 10 a.m Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Casual attire.
Aiko Tanaka, 94, of Keaau and formerly of Kailua, Oahu, died on Nov. 17 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of Kailua Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No koden. No flowers. Survived by son, Paul (Rowena) Tanaka of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughters, Doris (Dean) Shimabukuro, Carolyn (Harvey) Yamasaki, Sandra (Daniel) Sylva, all of Kailua, Oahu; brothers, Yoshinori (Jane) Ota of Kaiwiki, Yoshiyuki (Sandra) Ota of Panaewa; sister-in-law, Lorna Ota of Makakilo, Oahu; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren,and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Annabelle “Bella” Relles, 59, of Hawi, died Dec. 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in North Kohala, she was a former prep cook for Hyatt Regency Waikoloa, Paniolo Country Inn, Parker Ranch Broiler and Blue Dolphins Restaurant. She was also a former member of Kalahikiola Congregational Church.
Visitation 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at the family’s Ka’auhuhu Homestead residence located at 55-1113 Aina U’i Road. Service at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life. For information call 938-2641.
She is survived by husband, Llewellyn Relles; sister, Rose Lee Eva (John) Stevens of Hawi; brother, Bill (Nani) Neves; aunt, Miriam Elarco all of Kapaau; brother-in-law, Nathan Relles of Hawi; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii
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