Obituaries for February 4
Kent “Kento” Sadao Hamamoto, 56, of Kurtistown, died Jan. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a supervisor at the Hilo Public Library and member of Soka Gakkai International-USA and United Public Workers. Friends may call from 4-5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by brother Kert (Janet) Hamamoto of Kurtistown; nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Annette Shizuko (Sugita) Kubojiri, 80, of Keaau, died Jan. 26 at her home. Born in Tokyo, she was retired from the Keaau school cafeteria and a member of Puna Covenant Church. Friends may call from 9-10:30 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by husband Frederick Kubojiri of Keaau; sons Harry (Jill) Kubojiri of Hilo, Kenneth Kubojiri of Keaau, Edwin Kubojiri of Mountain View; daughters Marian Hasegawa of Honolulu, Chako (Richard Garcia) Kubojiri of New Mexico; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rapsak Shorey, 34, of Keaau, died Jan. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, he was a former maintenance worker for the Arc of Hilo. Visitation and service to be held from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Graveside service to be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery, Section K. Casual attire. Survived by parents Kaspar and Yokunta Shorey of Pahoa; brothers Bernabe (Janet) Shorey of Mountain View, Kasio Shorey of Hilo, Sunday Shorey of Massachusetts and Jeno Shorey of Pahoa; sisters Sisincher (Adelino) Enicar of Pahoa, Bercy Shorey of Pahoa, Sinia Shorey of Pahoa and Shora Shorey of Hilo; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Primotivo “Patrick” Sombrio, 69, of Kaneohe, Oahu, died Jan. 7 at Castle’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he was a musician and played with Germaine’s Luau and also with Arthur Lyman and many other professional entertainers. He was also a member of the Faith Hope and Love Christian Center on Oahu. Friends may call Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; Visitation from 9-11 a.m.; Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons Patrick (Cecilia) Sombrio Jr. and Aaron Sombrio of Hilo; daughters Fonda (Rick) Ash of Spring, Texas, and Summer Sombrio of Las Vegas, Nev.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters Diane (Martin) Feliciano and Norma (Manuel) Martinez of Honokaa, Anita Takiue, Shirley (Clifford) Souza and Yolanda Gibo of Hilo and Abbie Gibo of Waimea; brothers Celestino (June) Gibo of Kailua-Kona and Denis (Kelly) Gibo of Waipunalei; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
David Alan Tetz, 60, of Pahoa died Jan. 27 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Champaign, Ill., he was a carpenter and spent much of his life in Glenwood Springs, Colo., Maui and Hawaii Island. Celebration of life Saturday afternoon at Punalu’u Beach Park in Ka’u. Survived by children Adam Tetz of Minnesota, Amanda (Chad) Grove of Minnesota, Jasmine (Brent) Melsa of Minnesota; father, Ronald Tetz of Colorado; sisters, Susan Mason of Montana, Nancy (Mark) Johnson of California; brother Karl (Kathy Bennett) Tetz of Mountain View; companion Judy Egger of Maui; nine grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Emmajean Campbell Weis, 85, of Frederick, Pa., died Feb. 1 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born in Webster, N.Y., she was a master seamstress, a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg, Pa., a former member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, also in Gaithersburg, and a member of the Clan Campbell Society. Memorial service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or to a similar charity. Survived by husband Richard Louis Weis; sons David (Joy) Weis, and Randy (Brenda) Weis; brothers John (Arlene) Campbell and Walter (Mary Ann) Campbell; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and multiple nieces and nephews.
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