Obituaries for July 4
Patrick “Pat” Shunji Masutomi, 79, of Kailua-Kona died June 11 at Galanto Residential Care Home. Born in Kealakekua, he retired as regional vice president for American Savings Bank. He was also employed by the Kona Community Federal Credit Union and First Insurance Company. He was former president of Kona Hongwanji Mission, member of the Hawaii County Board of Ethics and Jury Commission, Shinwakai, Kona Jaycees, Kona Mauka Rotary Club, Yamaguchi Kenjin-Kai, ’71 Golf Club and Akitsu Kumiai. He refereed, coached and umpired various baseball and basketball teams and was involved with the Boy Scout of America and Kona Krafts. Friends may call at 2 p.m. July 12 at Kona HongwanjiBuddhist Temple in Kealakekua for a 4 p.m. memorial service. Casual attire. No flowers. No koden. Survived by wife, Doris Masutomi of Kealakekua; son, Randall (Caryn) Masutomi of Kealakekua; daughters, Shari (Patrick) Yates of Kailua-Kona and Jaclynn (Andrew) Akester of Las Vegas; brother, Benjamin (Reiko) Masutomi of Hilo; sisters, Mary Katayama of Captain Cook, Vivian (Robert) Orozco of Mesa, Ariz.; one aunt; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jennifer Lynn Demotte, 30, Ocean View died June 18 at home. Born in West Covina, Calif., she was a housewife. Celebration of life at noon July 13 at Honaunau Boat Ramp in Honaunau. Casual attire. Loose flowers are welcome. Survived by husband, Matt Demotte of Ocean View; daughters, Lola Demotte and Zoey Demotte, both of Ocean View; father, Danny Maack of Ocean View; mother, Aileen Penovaroff of Pahoa; brothers, Kelly Maack of California, Derek Dimar of Pahoa, Jimmy Cortez of Pahoa and Keola Penovaroff of Hilo; sisters, Keelia Penovaroff of Ocean View and Kashayla Penovaroff of Hilo; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Masayuki “Masa” Matsumoto, 88, of Hilo, died June 17 at home. Born in Keopu, Kona, he was a retired grocery products salesman, U.S. Army World War II veteran, and member of Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No koden. No flowers. Survived by daughter, Iris Wong of Kona; companion, Mayumi Ota of Hilo; two grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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