Obituaries for September 4
Billy George Mitchel, 69, of Pepeekeo died Aug. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Oklahoma City, Okla., he worked on a farm, in real estate sales, as a landscaper and caregiver. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers are welcomed. Survived by son, Shanti Jonathan Mitchel of Florida; sister, Glenda (Richard) Palmer of California; sister-in-law, Shonna Mitchel of California; three nephews; one niece; many great-nieces and great-nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Emily Pascual, 82, of Kurtistown died Aug. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Mountain View, she was a homemaker, member of New Hope Christian Fellowship and Veterans of Foreign Wars Women’s Auxiliary Post No. 94. Friends may call 5-6 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; funeral service at 6 p.m. Friends may call again 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; prayer service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Benjamin (Emily J.) G. Pascual Sr. of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Donald (Charlene) Z. Pascual of Mountain View, Lincoln (Theresa) W. Pascual Sr. of Kurtistown and Ford (Leslie A.) J. Pascual of Volcano; daughters, Benlynne (Steven) C. Astel of Glenwood and Donnalynn (Anthony) A. Casto of Mountain View; hanai son, Anthony “Sonny” Medeiros of Hawaiian Paradise Park; brothers, Seraphine Carvalho of Honolulu, Benjamin Martinez of Clear Lake, Calif., and Manuel (Ethel) Martinez of Hawaiian Paradise Park; sisters, Jackie (Carl) McKenzie of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Matilda Rivera of Ainaloa; brother-in-law, Narcisco (Ruth) Fernandez of Kealakekua; sisters-in-law, Feliza Padilla of Hilo, Rose Rasay of Hilo, Ruth (George) Aguiar of Hilo, Trinidad “Dolly” Baybayan of Mountain View and Polly Fernandez of Kohala; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gloriann Laurette Keohokulani Akau, 80, of Waimea died Monday at home. Born in Wailuku, Maui, she was a retired Aloha Festival manager, and member of the Waimea 2nd Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Kaahumanu Society. Friends may call from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Waimea Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Funeral service at noon, followed by cremation. Aloha attire. Survived by husband, Alexander Akau of Waimea; sons, Benjamin “Haili” (Corinne) Pokipala Jr. of Honolulu, Tracy “Pomai” (Linda) Pokipala of Waimea, Nathan “Lanakila” (Janice) Pokipala of Florida and Derrick “Kealoha” (Linda) Akau of Texas; daughters, Laura “Kaui” Lewis of Kapolei, Oahu, Charlene “Nani” (Derek) Sakaguchi of Kailua, Oahu, and Alexandra “Kamilipua” Akau of Waimea; brother, James Moikeha of Canada; sisters, Charlene (John) Keliiliki of Oahu and Carla Forrest of Tennessee; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Norman Curtis “Curt” Rouse died Aug. 24 in Hilo. Born in Ft. Madison, Iowa, he worked in automotive service and tax preparation. Memorial service to be held. Survived by mother, Kay (Dwaine) Francis; father, Norman (Jan) Rouse; sisters, Julie Bergbreiter and Karen (Rick) Novak Swalwell; nephew, Josh Bergbreiter; niece, Kate Bergbreiter; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Abbie Kahanu Kailimai, 99, of Honomu died Aug. 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hakalau, she was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Honomu Branch). Visitation from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Stake Center) on Kilauea Avenue in Hilo. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. No floral gifts. Entombment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park (Mausoleum). Survived by sons, Wesley (Pearl) Kailimai and Jay Kailimai, both of Hilo; daughters, Gail Kaapuni, Maydel Matsubara and Henrietta (Castle) Kailimai of Hilo; brother, James Awana “Kimo” Kailimai of Folkston, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
A celebration of life for Violet Hinomiya Gomes has been rescheduled to 11 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Women’s Club.
Kelly Yooko Tokuda is survived by son, Jacob Tokuda; father, Bert Nakayama; mother, Irma Nakayama. Their names were misspelled in an obituary published Sunday.
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