Obituaries for December 31
Marcelina “Inang” Cadiz Acorda, 87, of Honokaa died Dec. 27 at home. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a homemaker, vegetable farmer and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Rosary/prayer service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at the church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Lapaz Altura, Norma Failano of Honokaa, Fely (Joseph) Torres of Waimea, Fraxie Simeon of Keaau, Leticia (Charles) Mathieu of Hilo and Teresa (Jereme) Weems of California; sons, Felimon (Janet) Acorda of Kailua-Kona, Peter (Yolanda) Acorda of California and John (Ester) Acorda of Paauilo; sisters, Eufrosenia Cadiz DelaCruz, Anastacia Cadiz Dayrit, Agustina Cadiz Acosta and Lilia Cadiente of Phillippines, Visanta (Silverio) Macuray of Honokaa, Ofelia (Fred) Manibog and Mayrose Cadiz of Kauai; brother, Manuel (Rosita) Cadiente of Philippines; 26 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Carole C. Moniz, 89, of Hilo died Dec. 10 in Honolulu. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she was a retired receptionist and secretary for a law firm. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Committal services at 1:30 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by caregivers, Darrell and Yvonne Perreira of Kaneohe, Oahu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Caroline Wallace Tomich, 89, of Honokaa died Nov. 25 at home. Born in Los Angeles, she was a homemaker, retired elementary school teacher, member and community volunteer with Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross and a lifetime member of the UC-Berkeley Alumni Association. Visitation 8–10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass and celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to American Cancer Society, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or North Hawaii Community Hospital. Survived by husband, P. Quentin Tomich of Honokaa; sons, Michael (Hannah Springer) Tomich of Kukui‘ohiwai, Kona, and Peter (Samantha) Tomich of Hilo; daughters, Catherine Luthe and Marcia (David) Rose of Kalopa, Margot (John David) Griffith of Volcano; brother-in-law, Thomas C. (Lillian) Tomich of Orangevale, Calif.; sister-in-law, Eleanor Bertrand of Newell, S.D.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jackie Lee Yamamoto, 59, of Hilo died Dec. 21 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kealakekua, she was a retired rental agent for National Car Rental Company, member of New Hope Christian Fellowship and a “Super Chicken” from Hilo High School Class of 1972. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Iran Yamamoto of Hilo; daughter, Seilee (Kris) Yahiku of Honolulu; father, Milton Morikami of Hilo; stepmother, LaVerne Morikami of Hilo; sisters, Candace Lee and Lorna Wilson of Hilo, Joyce Fleming of San Diego and Myra (Stephen) Lodge of Mililani, Oahu; brother, Francis (Winnie) Morikami of Hilo; one grandson; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Helen Kinuko Yanagihara, 89, of Hilo died Nov. 26 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired sales clerk for J.C. Penney. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Alvin Noboru Yanagihara of Hilo; brother, Atoru Shikuma of Hilo; one nephew, one grandnephew and one grandniece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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