Obituaries for December 2
Antonio “Tony” Gomera, 77, of Ookala died Sunday, Nov. 17, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Paauilo, he was a retired factory mechanic for the former Hamakua Sugar Company in Ookala and Honokaa. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Papaaloa, a musician for the church choir and he played the baritone ukulele. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a self-employed farmer and yard cleaning serviceman. Friends may call Saturday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Papaaloa; Visitation from 8-10 a.m.; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Veronica M. Souza Gomera of Ookala; daughter, Antanette (Paul) Tam Sing of Honolulu; sons, Lawrence M. (Christina Tina) Gomera of Honokaa and Terrance A. (Marsee Kanani) Gomera of Ookala; nine grandchildren; hanai sons, Bert (Gina) Braley of Spanaway, Wash., Gabe Shawn Gomera of Hilo, Wesley Salboro of Papaaloa and Royden Lukzen of Ookala; hanai daughters, Bridgette (Shawn) Kalles of Vancouver, Wash., and Valerie (Sonny) Poindexter of Ookala; brothers, Lucino (Isabell) Gomera of Paauilo, Domingo Gomera of Ookala, Daniel Gomera and Gabriel (Verna) Gomera of Hilo; sisters, Cris Poligratis of Kawaihae, Julia (Joseph) Costa of Honokaa, Oria (Roger) Michaelis of California and May (Gerald) Otomo of Hilo; sister-in-law, Evelyn Gomera of Paauilo; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Herbert Lee, 60, of Keaukaha died Nov. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born Nov. 30, 1952, in Hilo, he was a retired maintenance supervisor on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. Services held. Send all condolences to 221 Baker Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by brothers, Kekapa Lee of Honolulu, Ronald (Moki) Lee Sr. of Keaukaha, Richard (Judy) Lee of Wisconsin; sisters, Sandra (Matt) Lum of Keaukaha, Arlene (Sheldon De Aguiar) Mullen of Kaumana; brother-in-law, Eugene A. Mika of Honolulu; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Cecelia “Lila” Ferreria Nii Terado, 84, of Hilo died Thursday, Nov. 21, at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired housekeeper for the former Hilo Hotel and a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hilo. Private services. Survived by husband, David P. Terado of Hilo; daughter, Victoria V. Weber of Hilo; sons, Peter S. Victoria, Paul S. Victoria, Perry S. Victoria and Toby Yoshi Nii of Oahu, Patrick S. Victoria of Mainland, David P. Nii of Hilo; brother, Benjamin Ferreira of Shelton, Wash.; sisters, Rosemarie Gomes and Velvet Walker of Tacoma, Wash.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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