Obituaries for January 26
Roxie Claudia Andrade Campos, 24, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 8. Born in Hilo, she worked as a cashier for Ross Dress for Less. Services held. Survived by husband, Ruel Campos of Kailua-Kona; son, Tyren Campos of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Callie Campos of Oahu; brother, Gabel Andrade III of Honolulu; and mother, Edelina Paresa of Kailua-Kona. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home in West Hawaii.
Lois Ann Cecil, 82, of Hilo died at home on Saturday, Jan. 18. Born in Iowa, she was a retired real estate agent and a member of the Hawaii League of Women Voters, as well as various other civic organizations. Private family services held. Survived by husband, Dr. Andrew D. Bisset of Hilo; sons, Ronald Cecil of California and Donald Cecil of California; two grandchildren and two nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Robert Flores Jr., 57, of Hilo died Sunday, Dec. 29, at his residence. Born in Hilo, he was a head custodian for the state of Hawaii and a member of the Ka Uhane Hemolele O Ka Malamalama Church in Hilo. Friends may call Friday, Jan. 31, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; visitation from 5-9 p.m.; services at 6 p.m. Friends may call again on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; Visitation from 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Services at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; Burial at Alae Cemetery. Survived by sons, Russell (Laakea) Hamilton, Haven Hamilton, Davin Flores and Noah (Marcia) Flores, all of Hilo; daughter, Kayla Flores of Hilo; two grandsons; mother, Catherine Hamilton of Hilo; brothers, Ross Flores of California and Rosco Flores of Hilo; sisters, Roberta (John) DeMello of Kailua-Kona and Stella Flores of Honolulu; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Walter “Papa Smooth” Gouveia, 77, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died Dec. 18 at his home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired electrician. Service and gathering 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 2 at Rusty’s house, 94-573 Kahuanani St. in Waipahu, Oahu; scattering of ashes to follow; for confirmation call (808) 676-7484. Casual attire. Survived by wife, MaryAnn Gouveia; sons, Rusty Gouveia, Ulysses Gouveia, Christopher Gouveia, Jonathan Gouveia, Walter Gouveia Jr., Robert Gouveia, Edmond Gouveia; daughter, Nadine Cabalar; stepsons, Ervin Gouveia, Mervin Gouveia; stepdaughter, Brenda Torres; brother, Albert Gouveia; sisters, Emily ReVell, May Toro, Theresa Mercado; 57 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Eugene Hu Date Lee, 83, of Glenwood died at home on Friday, Dec. 27. Born in Honolulu, he was a meat cutter at Progressive Meat Market. He also served and retired as a technical sergeant (food service supervisor) from the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He later retired as a meat cutter from Safeway. Mr. Lee was also a long time member and landscaper at New Hope Hilo and a member of New Hope East Hawaii. Friends may call at the Gathering Place of New Hope Christian Fellowship-Hilo on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10:30-11 a.m., where a Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. No monetary gifts. Casual attire. Survived by son, Gerard T.K.Y. (Iris) Lee of Kaneohe; step-daughters, Cathy DeCosta of Mountain View, and Laura (Richard) Gonzalez of Kona; sisters, Ida H.T. Chang of Honolulu, Evelyn H.Y. Chun of Honolulu, and Alice H.C. Yee of Honolulu; brothers, Clarence H.C. (Dorothy) Lee of Honolulu, and Robert H.S. (Yvonne) Lee of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Dr. Raymond Chun of Honolulu; granddaughters, Malia (Jonathan) Miyasato of Hilo; Christina (Jay Cothran) Gonzales of Mountain View, and Rachel (Ngozi) Gonzalez-Johnson of San Diego, Calif.; grandson, Christopher Lucrisia of Mountain View; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces &nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Kathleen Mary Montvel-Cohen, 69, of Hilo died Jan. 21 at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Racine, Wis., she was a retired professor of fine arts at the University of Guam and a member of the Volcano Arts Center, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hawaii Island Palm Society, Friends of the Panaewa Zoo and Lyman Museum. A celebration of her life will take place at 5 p.m. Friday at the Hospice of Hilo Community Center located at 1011 Waianuenue Ave. Casual attire. Survived by sisters, Marilyn Flynn of West Chester, Penn., Marita (Chuck) Prendergast of Saukville, Wisc.; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hinae M. Okinaka, 97, of Honolulu died Dec. 26 in Honolulu. Born in Kilauea, Kauai, she was a retired cafeteria manager for Ka‘u High School. Memorial services to be held on Friday, Jan. 31, at 11:30 AM at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Wanda Lau; sisters, Masae Kogawara, Charlotte Fujitani, Vivian Matsue and Suemi Hasagawa; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services LLC.
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