Obituaries for May 18, 2014
Colin Yoshio Ishii, 54, of Pepeekeo died May 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a carpenter for G. Kobayashi Builders. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by mother, Hatsuko Ishii of Pepeekeo; brother, Kevin (Laurie) Ishii of Hilo; sister, Aline (Robert Wada) Ishii of Honolulu; two nephews; uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Junior Kahoopii Kalima, 94, of Hilo died May 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Wailuku, he was a percussionist and singer for A Thousand Pounds of Melody, employee for Orchids of Hawaii; retired landscape technician for Keauhou Surf and Racket Club, U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:45-9:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire. Survived by daughters, Kuuipo De Leon and Leialoha P. Kalima of Torrance, Calif.; son, Wesley (Verna Chartrand) Kalima of Waimea; sister-in-law, Ruby Kahoopii of Honolulu; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Edward Pung, 87, of Honokaa died May 15 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Papaaloa, he was a retired truck driver for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s Parish in Papaaloa. Mass at 10 a.m. Survived by sons, Stacy Pung of Honokaa and Stephen (Kum Suk) Pung of Wylie, Texas; daughters, Roxanne (Yoshiki Osaki) Pung of Kawaihae, Sharee Rodrigues of Kalopa and Rainee Pung of Kapehu; brothers, Joseph Pung of Honokaa and Ernest (Dawn) Pung of Hilo; sister, Florence (Joseph) Zolik of Delaware; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Hatsuyo “Carol” Sakata, 92, of Pahala died April 24 at home. Born in Naalehu, she was a retired owner of Ka‘u Express Inc. and retired clerk for Ka‘u Meat Market and member of Pahala Hongwanji Mission. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Alan (Charlotte) Kohara of Cerritos, Calif., and Roy (Sandra) Sakata of Honolulu; daughter, Lynn (Kenneth) Whitmore of Clarinda, Iowa; sisters, Kokimi (Iwao) Takaki of Naalehu, Yuriko (Lee) Prentice of Austin, Texas, and Eloise (Clayton) Murakami of Kaneohe, Oahu; sister-in-law, Irene Kohara of Naalehu; 11 grandchildrenand 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kay Kyoko Yokoyama, 88, of Hilo died April 29 at Kuakini Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was a retired state psychiatric social worker, award-winning artist, board member of East Hawaii Cultural Council and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. She coordinated the book “Aloha Aina: Big Island Memories,” for EHCC and co-authored “Poets Behind Barbed Wire,” featuring poetry by Japanese internees during World War II. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Philip I. (Joyce) Miyamoto of Honolulu; brother, George (Mieko) Yokoyama of Hilo; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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