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Obituaries for October 20

Caroline Leilani Ferreira, 45, of Pahoa died Oct. 3 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a former standing guard for Aloha Security, former janitor for Hilo International Airport and a member of the Koa Puna Motorcycle Club. Visitation 5:30-6 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 26) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Celebration of life at 6 p.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Lalo; daughter, Marcela Rodriguez; son, Lupe Rodriguez-Bello; mother, Phylis Flores; sister, Joelynn Ferreira; brother, Johnathan Flores; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dean Fukuyama, 66, of Hilo died Sept. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was retired from the county Department of Water Supply, a member of Word of God Church and veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Hilo. Memorial service at 5 p.m. with fellowship to follow. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Leona Fukuyama of Hilo; son, Jason (Paula) Fukuyama of San Francisco; daughter, Lauren (Justin) Roque of Oahu; mother, Ruby Fukuyama of Arizona; sisters, Mavis Fukuyama and Valerie (Ted) Chinen of Arizona; three grandsons.

Roy Shigeo Higa, 91, of Pepeekeo died Sept. 27 at home. Born in Pepeekeo, he was the retired owner of Tradewind Flowers on Oahu, a member of Honomu Henjoji Mission, Macadamia Nut Association and American Legion and a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. Private services held. No flowers; no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Ethel Higa of Pepeekeo; son, Randall Higa of Pepeekeo; daughter, Joyce Higa of Pepeekeo; one grandson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tadashi Higuchi, 82, of Hilo died Oct. 4 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he retired from the Hawaii Fire Department as a captain, was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Waiakea Home Site Community Association, Hawaii Firefighters Association, Pirates Golf Club and Terrible Golf Club and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War era. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Joyce Higuchi of Hilo; daughters, Penny (Gordon Mau) Yanagisawa and Stacey (Layne) Ohama of Hilo; sister, Edith (George) Yamashita of Hilo; sister-in-law, Katherine Higuchi of Honolulu; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Carolyn Thomas Hiller, 88, of Waimea died Aug. 4 at home. Born in Washington, D.C., she was a homemaker, blue water sailor, retired Realtor and life member of Hawaii Yacht Club. Private services. Donations can be sent to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by son, Dr. Douglas Hiller; daughter, Page Hiller; sisters, Patricia Miller of Maryland, Barbara Smith of Tennessee, Sunny Hughes of Idaho; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Louis John Lipka, 62, of Ocean View died Oct. 14 at home. Born in Howell, Mich., he was a crane operator, a professional motorcycle racer and member of Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Private services. Survived by wife, Winnie Lipka of Ocean View; daughters, Erin Lipka of Hersey, Mich., Feather Huffman of Houghton Lake, Mich., and Riley Lipka of Dunedin, Fla.; stepson, Kevin Slate of Fresno, Calif.; stepdaughters, Alisha (Jason) Young of Ocean View and Mindy (Brad) Marks of Fresno, Calif.; sisters, Lavina (Michael) Scalza of Fremont, Calif., Ruth (Marc) Guerrette of Elk Grove, Calif., StephanieJo Turner of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; numerous grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eunice Sawako Kagimoto Dobbins Nagel, 78, of Waimea, Kauai, died Oct. 12 at home. Born in Hilo, she retired form Walmart. Visitation 9-10:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Cross Net Ministries Hilo in the old Hilo Lagoon Hotel, 101 Aupuni St., Suite 147. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Survived by daughters, Patricia (Mark) Isoshima, Pamela Dobbins, Libby (Tomas) Sales and Margaret (Mark Yap) Dobbins; son, Benjamin Dobbins; daughter-in-law, Carol Kagimoto; brothers Jerry (Judy) Kagimoto, Larry Kagimoto and Harry Moriwaki; sister Karen Michal; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

Evelyn Marie Opiopio, 68, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 13 at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Honolulu, she was an airport security guard for Securitas. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club at Honokohau Boat Harbor. Survived by daughter, Ronda Opiopio of Waimanalo, Oahu; sisters, Susan Rodrigues of Reno, Nev., Isabel Brighter of Kaneohe, Oahu, Linda Davidson of Lahaina, Maui, Sara Ah Nee of Waipahu, Oahu, and Debra Comilang of Kahului, Maui; brother, Stephen Vieau of Duvall, Wash.; five grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

The celebration of life time for Zeldawynn “Sas” Pohakulani Kailianu was changed by family to 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 22) at Onekahakaha Beach Park Pavilion No. 2.

 

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