Obituaries for January 15


Edward “Tim” George O’Brien, 84, died Jan. 8 at the North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Born in Brooklyn, he was the hotel general manager for Rock Resorts in the Virgin Islands, and a U.S. Navy veteran. Private services will be held. Survived by wife, Mari O’Brien of Waikoloa; son, Robert (Cathy) O’Brien of Michigan; daughters, Kathy (Keith) Kent of Maine, Karyn Mashima of New York; sister, Rita Alexander of Florida; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Masao Gusukuma, 84, of Pepeekeo, died Jan. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ninole, he was a retired mechanic from Hilo Coast Processing Company, ILWU Union Insurance agent, U.S. Army veteran, and member of Honomu Hongwanji Mission, Hui Okinawa, and ILWU Local 142. Friends may call from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo. Funeral Service at 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Yoshiko Gusukuma of Pepeekeo; son, Curtis Gusukuma of Pepeekeo; brother, Masanobu (Yoshiko) Gusukuma of Kailua, Oahu; sisters, Toshiko Uchima of Laupahoehoe, Sally Hiroko Nagata and Yasu Sugiyama of Hilo; brother-in-law, Gary Shigeru Aoyama of Aiea, Oahu; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Millicent Maile Yong Hee Kim, 75, of Ashland, Ore., formerly of Hawaii Island, died Aug. 23 at her home. No services planned.

Ferdinand “Ferdie” Rallonza Llaguno, 64, of Pepeekeo died Jan. 3 at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in the Philippines, he was a steward at Hilton Waikoloa Village and a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Friends may call Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation from 5-9 p.m. Wake service at 7 p.m. Friends may call Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Alae Cemetery in Hilo. Survived by wife, Grace Flamingo Llaguno of Pepeekeo; daughters, Mary-Joy Llaguno of Honolulu, Mary-Jane Llaguno of Pepeekeo, and Lilahnee Cabalar of Hilo; sisters, Felicitas (Raffy) Taroma of Pepeekeo, Margarita Llaguno of Pepeekeo, Nenita Llaguno Garma of Papaikou, Tessie (Remy) Ragpa of Honokaa, Anthonette (Tom) Gapo of Pepeekeo; brothers, Wilfredo (Vita) Llaguno of Waikoloa, Ernesto (Beth) Llaguno of Waikoloa, Oscar (Jean) Llaguno of Papaikou, and Amado Llaguno of Pepeekeo; numerous grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Robert “Bob” Charles Matthews Jr., 67, died Jan. 11 at his home in Kailua-Kona. Born in Los Angeles, he retired as an electronic manufacturing operations manager at TRW in Redondo Beach, Calif, was a past member of the Paradise Fishing Club, owner of the “BadBuoy” fishing boat and an avid fisherman. Celebration of life from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club at 74-5081 Kai Opua St., Kailua-Kona. Survived by wife, Shirley Matthews of Kailua-Kona; son, Robert (Angie) Matthews of Encinitas, Calif.; daughter, Stacy (Ryan) Horton of Ft. Worth, Texas; brother, Ron (June) Walker of Phoenix; sister, Donna (Wes) Hickish of Pinon Hills, Calif.; grandson, Derek Horton of Ft. Worth, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Teruko Naramoto, 91, died Jan. 14 at St. Francis Hospice Puiwa on Oahu. Born in Kalopa-Hamakua, she was a retired self-employed florist at Bea’s Flower Shoppe. Visitation at noon on Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Funeral service at 1 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Survived by daughters; Joyce S. (Harris) Hirata of Hilo and Nan Y. (Danny) Stavnshoj of Seattle; sisters, Haruko (Masayoshi) Takahashi, Janet Chiyono Yuuki, Yukiko (Jose Jr.) Jandoc and Thelma (Lawrence) Kami, all of Honolulu; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

 

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