Obituaries for December 28
Janice Mary Elizabeth Ulii Akana, 77, of Waimea died Dec. 9 in Waimea. Born in Honolulu, she was a medical transcriptionist for Straub Clinic and Hospital in Honolulu. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Kaneohe, Oahu. Service at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment at 1:30 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences at www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Survived by husband, Joshua Akana; daughters, Janna Keawe and Jerri Dizol; mother, Kamila Malterre; brother, Joseph Malterre; sisters, Ritchie Ramscyer, Kamila Civetz and Hazel-Lee Shaw; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
Daniel “Danny” Davis Kaleialoha Choy, 63, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 28 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he was a pastor and music minister. Celebration of life 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Grace Community Church. Musicians welcome to share during reception to follow. Survived by wife, Donna Park Choy of Kailua-Kona; sons, Anthony J.K. Choy and Benjamin J.E. Choy of Kailua-Kona; brother, David K. Choy of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters, Lydia Mae L. “Tabby” Bernado of Colorado, Marjean N. “Jeanne” D’Anjou of Maine and Marilyn K. Choy-Gibson of Kaneohe; eight nieces, four nephews, three grandnieces, three grandnephews, numerous cousins. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Gwendolyn “Gwen” K. DeMoss, 64, of Naalehu died Dec. 24 at home. Born in St. Louis, Mo., she was a homemaker and retired from Proctor &Gamble. Visitation noon-1 p.m. today at Naalehu United Methodist Church, 95-5664 Mamalahoa Hwy. Service at 1 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Committal service at a later date in Pennsylvania. Survived by husband, James “Jim” DeMoss of Naalehu; sons, Mike Durakovich and James W. DeMoss Jr. of Pennsylvania; mother, Erma Hendricks of Ocean View; brothers, Sam Hendricks of Alaska, Terry Hendricks of Oregon and Thomas Hendricks of Hawaii; sisters, Patricia Nemeth of Indiana, Priscilla Sae Lim of Oklahoma and Roberta Wiesemes of Illinois; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
James Matsuo Shimabukuro, 85, of Mountain View died Nov. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honaunau, Kona, he was a retired meat cutter for Foodland on Oahu and the former Emjay’s in Hilo, and a U.S. Army veteran. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Lillian Shimabukuro of Mountain View; sons, Craig Shimabukuro of Mountain View and Keith (Sarah) Shimabukuro of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; sisters, Yukie Oshiro of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Emi Shimabukuro of Honolulu; mother-in-law, Tsurue Higa of Hilo; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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