Obituaries for May 30
Brian Jae Clark, 60, of Ocean View died May 10 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in North Chicago, he was an agricultural farmer, a barista at Starbucks in Kailua-Kona and an avid surfer. Private services will be held. Survived by wife, Pamela Clark of Ocean View; father, Charles (Dotie) Clark of Westchester, Calif.; mother, Patricia Lindell of Redondo Beach, Calif.; sister, Belinda (Keith) Clark Henrickson of Temecula, Calif.; stepbrother, Rick Lindell of Redondo Beach, Calif. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
James “Jim” Wilbur Falls, 81, of Waikoloa died April 13 at home. Born in Muncie, Ind., he retired as commander of Indiana State Police South Bend District 12, was a former traffic update broadcaster, an investigator with NIPSCO Security Services, a member of Pioneers of Indiana State Police, Indiana Troopers Alliance, American Legion Post 297 and Notre Dame Alumni Club, served as trustee for Epworth United Methodist Church and Waikoloa Community Church and was an Army veteran who served with the 622 MP Co., I-Corp-Military Police during the Korean War. Friends may call at noon June 13 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at the Waikoloa King’s Grill. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Survived by sons, Bruce (Shelley) Molnar of Huron, Ohio, David (Linda) Molnar of The Woodlands, Texas, Jeffrey (Kelly Blakely) Molnar, Kevin (Cindy) Falls all of South Bend, Ind., James (Susan) Falls of Brentwood, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Marlene Reinking of South Bend, Ind.; six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
William “Bill” Owen Stephens Jr., 80, died April 25 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Honolulu, he was a member of the U.S. Army 52nd Airborne Division, a retired glazier and member of Hawaii Glaziers Union Local 1889, a member of Hui Makai Motorcycle Club, Na Kupuna Golf Club and St. Michael’s Catholic Church and a volunteer for numerous youth athletic programs. Celebration of life will be at 8 a.m. June 14 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. For information, call 938-9923. Survived by wife, Jolenta Stephens of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Star (Kevin) Haleamau of Kalaoa, Sherry Stephens of Kealakekua, Sharon Martines and Sheila (Andrew) Cantiberos, both of Kailua Kona; son, William (Diane) Stephens III of Guam; sisters, June Stephens of California, Alma (George) Mai of Waimanalo, Marcel (Emerick) Kahue of Oahu; brothers, Harvey (Carole) Stephens of California, David Stephens and Everett (Nadine) Stephens, both of Waimanalo; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Rose Lee “Eva” Evalani Stevens, 66, died May 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in North Kohala, she was a homemaker, former housekeeper, secretary and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Kohala Ward. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Kohala Ward. Service at 11 a.m. Interment of ashes will be at a later date. Survived by husband, John Stevens of Hawi; son, Michael (Vergina Karratti) Medeiros; brother, Bill (Nani) Neves of Kapaau; four grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Victor “Bradda Bing” “Vito” Scott Torres, 48, died May 12 at Hospice’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Coos Bay, Ore., he was a landscaper at Thurston’s Estate and a member of Kona Gospel Church. Friends may call at 8 a.m. June 7 at Kona Gospel Church in Kealakekua for a 10 a.m. memorial service. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Toni Rodriguez of Ocean View; son, Cody Torres of Ocean View; daughters, Ashley (Kakunaokala) Voorhees of Ocean View, Alexis Tejada of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Brooke Torres, Nicole Torres and Tina Torres, all of Ocean View; father, Edward (Wanda) Torres of Ocean View, mother, Melba Gulpan of North Bend, Ore.; brothers, Edward (Joni Fujino) Torres of Capatin Cook, Jeff (Lisa) Torres of Ocean View, Jamie Gulpan of Coos Bay, Ore.; stepbrother, Ross Piper Jr., of Ocean View; sisters, Luci (Ben) Belanay of Captain Cook, Mikela Torres of Ocean View and Priscilla Teinauri of Kaiua-Kona; stepsister, Vicky Piper of Kailua-Kona; eight grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.
Nancy Natsuno Uemura, 95, of Honaunau died May 27 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kealakekua, she was the proprietress of Island Flower Shop, a retired coffee farmer and formerly employed by Orchids of Hawaii, Okamura Store, Ege Store and Shimizu Store, a Girl Scout leader, 4-H Club leader and member of the University Extension Club, Central Kona Union Church, Pukaana Congregational Church, Lanakila Congregational Church, Kona Kumamoto Kenjin Kai and Honaunau Kumiai. Private services will be at a later date. No flowers. No Koden. Survived by sons, William (Jean) Uemura of Kula, Maui, Kenneth (Sandy) Uemura of Hilo, and Ricky (Irene) Uemura of Honaunau; daughter-in-laws, Sherilyn Uemura of Kona and Monica Uemura of Kona; sister-in-law, Akino Sonoda of Keei; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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