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Obituaries for September 22

Leatrice “Aunty Sa” Sachiko Ogata, 87, of Hilo died Aug. 31 at home. Born in Pahoa, she was retired from S.H. Kress Store and THY &Associates, a member of Tenrikyo Kaka‘ako Church, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Komohana Kumiai, Kumamoto Doshi Kai, Big Island Ballroom Dance Association and Orchid Isle Dance Club. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). No flowers. Survived by daughter, Amy (Glenn) Okino of Hilo; grandson, Clive Okino of Hilo; brothers, Terry (Miyoko) Sato of Honolulu and Roy (Akiko) Sato of Kurtistown; sisters, Yasuko Honda of Mililani, Oahu, Elaine Soga of Hilo, Eiko Eileen Kajiyama of Pahoa and Barbara Tsukamoto of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Harold Ogata of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Grace Nishii of Keaau; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Josephine Kaukali Kailikini Fergerstrom, 90, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 31. Born in Hawaii, she worked as a waitress at Kona Hilton Resort. Visitation 8 a.m., service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Big Game Fishing Club at Honokohau Harbor. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Calvin (Nalehua) Fergerstrom of Hilo and Carl Fergerstrom of Honolulu; daughter, Momi (Ronald) Denis of Kailua-Kona; hanai sister, Cecilia (Jimmie) Suttles of Las Vegas; six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Van Berry Roberson, 79, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 17 at The Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Jasper, Fla., he was a retired U.S. Air Force major, fighter pilot and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, southern regional director for Century 21 and a member of VFW. Funeral service and burial at noon Tuesday (Sept. 26) at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire and flower lei. Survived by wife, Carol Jacque Roberson of Kailua-Kona; son, Van (Chris) Roberson of Birmingham, Ala; daughter, La Raine (Andrew) Williams of Hampton Cove, Ala.; brother, Doyle (Olivi) Roberson of Montgomery, Ala.; brother-in-law, Dan (Carol) Nimrod of Loxley, Ala.; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary and Dodo Mortuary.

 

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