Obituaries for February 9
Arthur “Ace” Akau Sr., 62, of Waimea died Jan. 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, he was a trucking foreman for Parker Ranch, groundskeeper for Oye Construction, and member of Hawaii’s Kahiko Omole Hui. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at Imiola Church in Waimea. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Mahukona. Aloha attire; no flowers. Online condolences at www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, Arthur (Claire) Akau Jr. of Hilo, Jason (Kristen) Akau of Kawaihae, Theodore (Shantelle) Akau of Waimea, Cody Oshiro of Pahoa and Brian (Jackie) Carvalho of Kohala; daughter, Krista (Nickson Welson) Akau of Waimea; brothers, Arnold (Tracey) Akau Sr. and Arden Akau of Waimea; sister, Theodora (Norman) Gaspar of Ahualoa; son-in-law Aginer Oscar of Honolulu; 23 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Agnes De Mattos, 87 of Aiea, Oahu, died Jan. 24 in Pearl City, Oahu. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Service at 10 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Casual attire; flowers welcome. Online condolences at BorthwickOahu.com. Survived by daughters, Donna and Joyce; son, Ronald; brothers, Consuelo and Manuel; sister Loretta; 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-Grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu.
Gilbert “Gil” Alan Gacula, 41, of Snohomish, Wash., formerly of Paauilo, died Jan. 30. Born in Honokaa, he was owned Spear Diver, a speargun manufacturer, a former engineer for United Technologies Corp. and Boeing, Hawaii Army National Guard veteran and avid woodworker, diver and spear fisherman. Visitation 3-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at Bothell United Methodist Church, 18515 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell, Wash. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Reception 7-9 p.m. Online memories at www.evergreen-fh.com. Survived by wife, Darleen; sons, Timothy, Joseph and Bruce; daughter, Isabel; parents, Alfredo and Teresita Gacula of Mill Creek, Wash.; parents-in-law, Melvin and Leonora Tsubota of Honokaa; sisters-in-law, Joycelyn (Roland) Matias of Honokaa and Lorna Lorenzo of Waimea; extended family. Arrangements by Evergreen Funeral Home, Everett, Wash.
Vivian “Lucky” Kaupu, 68, of Holualoa died Jan. 30 at Wahiawa General Hospital on Oahu. Born in North Kona, she was a homemaker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ka‘u Ward in Naalehu. Funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Bernard (Nyla) Kaupu and Silva (Marie) Kaupu Jr. of Holualoa; daughter, Sylvia (Afton) Tayamen of Holualoa; hanai sons, Mike (Jennifer) Rivera of Holualoa, Nick (Tera) Kaawa of Kainaliu, Keola (Salena) Kaawa and Gary (Candice) Kaawa of Ka‘u, Gordon (Dahlia) Kala of Ocean View; hanai daughter, Jennifer Gouveia of Hilo; godson Ivan Louie of Kailua-Kona; goddaughter Gwendolyn (Kihe) Serrao of Ka‘u; brothers, Henry Grace, Sr. of Kealia and Nolan (Wylan) Grace of Honolulu; sisters, Kamila (Charles) Nolan of Oahu, Juanita Pedro of Ka‘u, Linda (Chips) Saiki and Sandy Kawagor of Hilo; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
James Yoshiaki Nakao was a welder for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and a U.S. Army Vietnam War Veteran with 20 years service. Incomplete information was submitted for an obituary published Friday.
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