Robert K. Ahu Jr., 85, died Dec. 28 at Greig’s Foster Care Home. Born in Pahala, he was a retired supervisor for American Electric and formerly worked for Pearl Harbor and Henry Kelii Electric. Visitation from 8:30- 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Robert K. Ahu III, Aran (Charlene) Ahu, and Evrin (Jen’ya) Ahu all of Honolulu, Gary (Wendy) Ahu, Eric (Rene) Ahu, and Kellen Ahu all of Hilo; daughters, Allena (Mel) DeLaMare and Bernice (Robert) Flores, both of Hilo; sister, Lorraine Pestano of Pahala, 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Margaret “Marian” A. De Luz, 80, of Paauilo died Jan. 6 at her home. Born in Waipunalei, she was a ranch owner for De Luz Ranch and a retired secretary for the Hawaii State Department of Education, a member of Our Lady of Lourdee Catholic Church in Honokaa, a former 4-H livestock leader, a former catechism teacher, and a former secretary for Hawaii Saddle Club. Visitation at 8-10 a.m. on Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalopa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Ernest De Luz of Paauilo; sons, Peter De Luz of Paauilo, Paul (Velma) De Luz of Paauilo, Stephen (Jamie) De Luz of Ahualoa; daughter, Margaret De Luz of California; brother, John (Andrea) Adrian, Jr. of Hilo; sister, Elaine Powers of Waipunalei; brothers-in-law, Rodney Garcia of Pearl City, Oahu, and Jon Bolner of Hilo; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Theodore “Zabu” Kenichi Kawasaki Sr., 60, of Hawaiian Paradise Park died Jan. 2 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a painter for Qualified Painting Service and a former Bricklayer Insulator for Brewer Environmental. Friends may call 9–10 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Geraldine Kaipo-Kawasaki of Hawaiian Paradise Park; daughter, Jennifer (Brada) Cacal of Hilo; sons, Thomas (Lani) Hanato-Figueredo of Colorado Springs, Colo., Theodore “Theo” (Lacy) Kawasaki, Jr. of Kona, Kevin Yates of Waimea, brothers, Walter “Kazu” (Connie) Kawasaki of Hilo, Shawn Lincoln of Hilo; sister, Angie Lincoln of Florida; nine grandchildren; numerous great-granddaughters, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Daisy Fujie Matsunaka, 85, died Dec. 13 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Papaikou, she was a retired office clerk for KTA Super Stores and a member of Papaikou Hongwanji Mission and Silverton Kumiai. Friends may call from 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. No koden. No flowers. Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by husband, Takeshi Matsunaka of Papaikou; brother, Clifford “Gabby” (Sayo) Nakatani of Altadena, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Sadako Nakatani of Pepeekeo, Toshiko Elsie Otani, Misao Janice (Hisashi) Okamoto, and Kazue Koyama of Honolulu, Haruko Hayashi and Shirley Matsunaka of Hilo; brother-in-law, Yoshimi (Grace) Matsunaka of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Katherine “Kanani” “Luana” Kapahu Painter, 69, died Jan. 3 at her home. Born in Hilo, she was a security guard and a member of New Hope Volcano. Private services. Survived by son, Leon Norton of Georgia; daughter, Shirley Ann (Aaron) Painter-Cox of Corpus Christi, Texas;brothers, John Kaimimoku of Honolulu, Lawrence Sayurin of Honolulu, Michael Herring, John Lopis, and Nathan (Geraldine) Herring of Kailua; sisters, Nadine (Harry) Maglasang of Wahiawa, Cyndy Kaimimoku of Honolulu, Anna Mae (Luis) Balalilo of San Diego, Sybil Kalima of Waianae, Amy (Henry) Entendencia of Mililani, and Marsha Carr; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Teruyo “Terry” Segawa, 84, of Hilo died Jan. 4 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kohala, she was retired from F.W. Woolworth’s store in Hilo and a member of Higashi Hongwanji Mission and Waiakea Houselots Kumiai. Private services held. No koden. No flowers. Survived by husband, Isami Segawa of Hilo; daughters, Ivane (Alvin) Aoki of Papaikou, Rae (Nolan) Mori of Hilo and Susan Segawa of Las Vegas; brothers, Satoru (Eiko) Yamamoto and Mitsugi Yamamoto of Honolulu; sisters, Mitsuko (Frank) Iwashita of San Francisco, Akemi (Masato) Yoshimitsu of Cypress, Calif., Sadami Ono of Washington and Laura (Ben) Fujimoto of Honolulu; four granddaughters, one great-grandson, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.