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Obituaries for June 17

Gertrude Sue Chow, 89, of Hilo died May 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired freight clerk for Young Brothers and member of Hilo Hooganji Mission, Hilo Bon Dance Club, Tsukikage Odorikai and Hilo Chinese Cemetery Association. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Leonard Chow of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William Kaohu Kahakua Sr., 89, of Mountain View died June 10. He was born in Ka‘u. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Thursday (June 22) at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 18-1355 Volcano Highway, Mountain View. Mass at 11 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Thelma Kahakua; sons, William (Pamela) Kahakua Jr., Paul (Barbra) Kahakua and George Kahakua Sr.; daughter, Laurie (Michael) Ignacio; brothers, James (Nora) Kahakua, Herbert (Karen) Kahakua and Frank (Rita) Duran; sisters, Julia Amaral, Gladis Wilson, Elizabeth (Chris) Asuncion, Elenore Kepner and Lily (Gene) Mariaga; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Marguerite “Guiguite” Marie Krieg, 90, of Kailua-Kona died June 11 at home. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, she was a retired sales associate for the former Liberty House, former French teacher for St. Anthony’s Catholic School, private governess and registered nurse. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the family home, 73-4265 Mamalahoa Highway. Casual attire. For information, call 325-7492. Survived by husband, Karl Krieg of Kailua-Kona; sons, Eric Krieg and Alex (Debbie) Krieg of Kailua-Kona; brother, John (Mary) Metrailler of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; two granddaughters. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Fumikichi “Kichi” Matsuoka, 93, of Kailua-Kona died June 2 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honalo, he was a retired maintenance worker for the former Kona Hilton Resort, a carpenter and a U.S. Army World War II veteran of the 442 Regimental Combat Team. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Sunday, June 25, at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Service at noon. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Rinko Matsuoka of Kailua-Kona; sons, Kenkichi (Loan) Matsuoka of Honolulu, Calvin (Sarah) Matsuoka of Kailua-Kona and Cedric (Rosie Kauhi) Matsuoka of Keei; daughter, Lisa (John) Edwards of Kailua-Kona; sister, Tsumako (Jimmy) Hatami of Hilo; brother, George (Shirley) Matsuoka of Captain Cook; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Ronnie Lee Nofziger, 69, of Waikoloa died June 1 at home. Born in Bryan, Ohio, he was a retired sales and marketing representative for Delta Air Lines. Private service. Survived by partner, Jeffrey Caylor of Waikoloa; hanai sister, Pamela Pratt of Waikoloa; cousins and friends. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Laverne “Lala” Louise Till, 90, of Waimea died May 26 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Fresno, Calif., she was a retired waitress and former nanny. Private service at a later date. Survived by daughters, Linda Hall of Waimea, Diane Hall and Michelle Pacheco of Washington; son, Alan Hall of Waimea; sister, Yvonne Harr of California; 12 grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

 

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