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Obituaries for May 14

Thomas “Ben” Mitsuo Fujiwara, 89, of Hilo died April 1 at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired parts department salesman for HT&T Trucking and former salesman at Hilo Ace Hardware. Friends may call 4-5 p.m. Friday (May 19) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Jo-Ann (Kimo) Kelekolio of Beaverton, Ore., and Lori (Derrick) Tamashiro of Hilo; brother, Donald Fujiwara of Kailua-Kona; sister, Rachel (Wilfred) Soong of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Sharon Fujiwara, Elaine Sakoda and Ruth (George) Fukushima of Hilo, Debbie Fujiwara of Honolulu and Dorothy Shindo of Chicago; brothers-in-law, John Okino of Hilo and Burton (Irene) Okino of Honolulu; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Michael Gomes, 65, of Mountain View died April 28 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a recently retired sales representative on the Big Island and avid sports fan. Friends may call 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (May 20) at the Gomes residence, 16-1660 Io Kea Road, Hawaiian Acres. Celebration of life at 1 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Contact Jackie with questions at 968-6207. Preceded in death by wife, Jana Gomes. Survived by daughter, Jackie (Carlos) Taque of Porter Ranch, Calif.; brothers, Peter (Linda) Gomes of Aina Haina, Oahu, and Donald (Dorothy) Gomes of Downey, Calif.; sister, Annie Gomes of Baton Rouge, La.; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard “Mr. G” P. Gouveia, 80, of Hilo died April 17 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born on Maui, he was a cane truck driver for the former Puna Sugar Co. in Keaau, Hawaii Army National Guard veteran and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Kilauea Ward) in Hilo. Friends may call 5-6 p.m. Saturday (May 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Private burial at a later date. Survived by sons, Darcy Gouveia of Las Vegas and Donny (Perla) Gouveia of Orchidland; daughters, Darilyn (Bert) Naihe and Kimberly (Kalford Amana) Gouveia of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Norman K. (Eleanor) Wong Chong of Hilo and Darrell Wong Chong of Volcano; sisters in-law, Genevieve Wong Chong of Hilo, Linda (Greg) Sanchez, Audrey (Douglas) Motonaga and Rachel (Dan) Kurahashi of Honolulu and Rhoda (Jim) Tinker of South Carolina; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lorraine Kehaulani Hayes, 40, of Keaau died April 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was the manager and owner of East Hawaii Services, member of the Keaau Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, former server at the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii and former dietary aide at Life Care Center of Hilo. Friends may call noon-1 p.m. Saturday (May 20) at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Robin Hayes of Keaau; daughters, Liana Hayes, Briana Hayes and Tiara Hayes of Keaau and Leysha (Naiven) Tilini of Waimea; son, Dayton Hayes of Keaau; father, Paul (Nadine Grace) Abiley Sr. of Pahoa; mother, Beverly Abiley of Pahoa; brothers, Paul (Tanya Andrews) Abiley Jr. of Hilo and Kapena (Shana DeRego) Abiley-DeSa of Mountain View; sisters, Heidi (Vernon Evangelista) Abiley and Kili Abiley of Pahoa; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kikue Iwanaka, 97, of Keaau died May 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Onomea, she was a retired manager with the former National Dollar Store and member of Honomu Henjoji Odaishisan Mission. Private services held. Survived by sons, Kenneth Iwanaka of Hilo and Bert (Sylvia) Iwanaka of San Jose, Calif.; sisters, Sakai (Jim) Hawley of Los Angeles and Kazue (Bob) Kawano of Culver City, Calif.; three grandsons, six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mary Ann Neula Lim, 81, of North Kohala died March 29 at Kohala Hospital. Born in North Kohala, she was a retired hotel cook, devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kohala and recording artist along with her late husband and children. Friends may call at 5 p.m. Friday (May 19) at the Lim family residence in Kohala for an all-night vigil and celebration of life. Friends also may call 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday (May 20) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcomed. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Pa‘ina (Hawaiian feast) continues at the Kohala Village Hub. Preceded in death by husband, Elmer Lim, and son, James K.H. Kimo Lim. Survived by brother, Lawrence Lolena (Lisa) Neula of California; daughters, Donna Mae Leialoha (Melvin) Amina of Manoa, Oahu, Nanette Nani Lim (Edward) Yap of Waikoloa and Charmaine Lim (Sam) Davis and Lorna Kapualiko Lim of Kohala; son, Elmer K.S. Sonny Kohala (Donna Marie) Lim Sr. of Waimea; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Satsuki Unoki, 85, of Hakalau died May 6 at home. Born in Olaa, she was a retired teacher and counselor at Kalanianaole Elementary and Intermediate School and member of Hilo Coast United Church of Christ. Friends may call 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday (May 20) at the Hilo Coast United Church of Christ in Honomu. Celebration of life at 11. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Richard Unoki of Hakalau; son, Robert (Tracy) Unoki of Washington; daughters, Lynne (Walter) Klaft of Massachusetts and Joyce Unoki of Hilo; sisters, Yvonne Nakamura and Gladys Suzuki of Hilo; six grandchildren; one great-grandson, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

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