Obituaries for January 3
Fumiko “Dorothy” Arakaki, 87 of Hilo died Dec. 31 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Holualoa, she was a retired licensed practical nurse at Hilo Hospital and member of Hilo Hooganji Mission and Haili Kumiai. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Carl (Joyce) Arakaki of Hilo; daughter, Lynette (Newton) Egusa of Hilo; brothers, Tadashi (Katherine) Ogi and Paul Ogi of Honolulu; sister, Clara Takata of Kohala; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kelvin “Kel” Shizuo Kaneshiro, 57, of Hilo died Dec. 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was an auto mechanic and tow truck operator. Services held. Survived by sons, Al (Michelle Weber) Kaneshiro of Kihei, Maui, and Kelvin T. Kaneshiro of Kohala; daughter, Kelsey Kaneshiro; mother, Sueko Kaneshiro of Hilo; brothers, Lloyd (Linda) Kaneshiro, Kenn (Gladys) Kaneshiro and Wade (Nancy) Kaneshiro of Hilo; sister, Suellen (Leonard) Tanaka of Hilo; two granddaughters; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Robert Seizo Nakamura, 75, of Honolulu and Las Vegas, died Dec. 30 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kealakekua, he was vice president of finance of American Honda Finance Corp. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary in Honolulu. Memorial service at 3 p.m. Inurnment 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe, Oahu. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by companion, Elsie Tatsuguchi of Honolulu; daughters, Lisa (Daniel) Luttrell of San Diego and Tammy (Bill) Houlihan of Scottsdale, Ariz.; brothers, Shuichi (Keiko) Nakamura of Honolulu, Richard (Pat) Nakamura of Pearl City, Oahu, and Ernest (Lorraine) Nakamura of Orange, Calif.; sisters, Shizue Yamaguchi and Tameyo (George) Fujimoto of Pearl City; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
Tetsuo Ogata, 73, of Hilo died Dec. 9 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, he was a retired caretaker at Mauna Kea State Park and U.S. Army veteran. Services held. Survived by wife, Angeline Ogata of Hilo; sister, Leiko Ogata of Hilo; stepchildren, McGavin Supnet of Hilo, Ursula Supnet of Honolulu, Sandra (Tom) Mc Auliffe of Kurtistown, Lisa (Dan) Berg of Waikoloa and Beatrice (Ben) Amay of Volcano; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
The late Marcelino “Celine” H. Altura is survived by, among others, brother-in-law Allen Vallente of Seattle. His name was omitted from an obituary published July 2.
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