Dexen “Dex” “Yoj” Yoji Matsuyama, 11, of Holualoa died Jan. 29 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a Holualoa Elementary School student, Holualoa Robotics Team member and Na I Ikaika Gaming Guild leader. Visitation at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Kailua-Kona. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Celebration of life at noon at the “Big Tent,” 74-550 Honokohau St., across from Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Survived by parents, Dexter and Adrenne Matsuyama of Holualoa; sisters, Jaysa Matsuyama of Fairfield, Calif., Melia Matsuyama of Holualoa and Khloe’ Matsuyama of Holualoa; paternal grandparents, Dwight and Tainato Matsuyama of Honolulu; paternal grandmother, Darlene Ostrander of North Carolina; maternal grandmother, Irene Agustin of Kailua-Kona; maternal great-grandmother, Janet Caluag of Kailua-Kona; godparents, Arron Matsuyama of Kailua-Kona, Sarita McKee of Kapolei, Oahu, and David and Leinee Kidder of Kalaoa; numerous aunt, uncles, and cousins. Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.
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Keliiokahonua “Lii” Sadumiano, 18, of Ocean View died Feb. 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a Tropical Tree Care tree trimmer, Hokulia burial site overseer, Kiser Motorcycles mechanic assistant, Blue Water diver, commercial fisherman and a banquet porter at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel. Visitation at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Donations for his memorial can be mailed to: P.O. Box 359, Honaunau, HI 96726. Survived by parents, Rodrigo and Ruth Sadumiano Sr. of Ocean View; brothers, Shannon (Gwen) Akiu of Honalo and Rodrigo (Susan) Sadumiano Jr. of Ocean View; sisters, Rosie (Ben) Wroten of Honaunau, Lynette (Vaoko) Sadumiano of Honaunau, Rowena (Cory) Sadumiano of Hookena, Josie (Junyr) Rincon-Garcia of Kohala, Kawehi (Joel) Sadumiano of Honalo, Kanani (Jareb) Sadumiano of Kealakehe and Selena (Ronnie) Sadumiano of Kealakehe; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Charlotte Perreira Bryant, 90, of Lyman, S.C., formerly of Hilo, died Jan. 21 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired seamstress who started her career in the sewing room of the former Hilo Hospital and a member of the Portuguese Culture Club and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services held. Survived by sons, Leland Bryant of Atlanta and Daniel Bryant of Spartanburg, S.C.; daughters, Claudia Bryant-Perreira of Lyman, S.C., and Dianne Bryant Anastos of Travelers Rest, S.C.; sister, Ruby Carvalho of Hilo; brothers, Robert Perreira and Donald Perreira of Hilo; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Patricia Hatsumi Kodani, 72, of Hilo died Jan. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Paauilo, she was a retired secretary at the former Liberty House in Hilo. Private services held. Survived by sons, Ty Kodani of Hilo and Marc (Sheryl) Kodani of Waipahu, Oahu; brother, Ronald (Ann) Maesaka of Hilo; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Veronica “Verna” Thelma Nelson , 89, of Hilo died Feb. 9 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, she was a retired receptionist and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation from 5-6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by son, Eugene (Mona) Nelson of Volcano; brothers, Joseph (Nellie) Chaves of Fair Oaks, Calif. and Robert (Denise) Chaves of North Bend, Ore.; sisters, Annette White of Pensacola, Fla., and Sylvia Young of Waipahu, Oahu; brothers-in-law, Albert Ignacio of Las Vegas, Leslie Castro Sr. of Hilo and George Menino Jr. of Hilo; grandson, Joshua Nelson of Hilo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Melvin “Cuzz” Joseph Dutro III, 45, of Hilo died Jan. 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kailua, Oahu, he was a merchandiser for Home Depot, former employee of Royal Hawaiian Movers-Honolulu, Big Island Moving and Draying, HITCO, Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus, Aloha Air Cargo and Target-Kona, and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Survived by wife, Hansrenda “Hunsey” Dutro of Hilo; son, Kaimana (Keriyah “Kiki”) Dutro of Hilo; daughters, Xietan Dutro and Polanimakamae Dutro of Hilo; father, Melvin Dutro Jr. of Mountain View; mother, Verna Dutro of Hilo; brother, Eric (Petina) Dutro of St. George, Utah; mother-in-law, Brenda (Richard) Midel of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Shirley Clara Haanio, 78, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 15 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Private services. Survived by her sons, Oliver Haanio Jr. and Charles Haanio of Honolulu, Eric Haanio of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Caroline (Jerry) Haanio-Wiget of Kailua-Kona, Virginia (Juan) Haanio-Oros of Elmhurst, N.Y., Noreen Reid of Honolulu and Mary (Jason) Brown of Oklahoma; sister, Nancy Vincent of Lahaina, Maui; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Minoru Tatsuno, 89, of Hilo died Feb. 9 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired internal combustion engine mechanic foreman for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., member of Honomu Hongwanji Mission and Kyodan, Korean War Veterans Association Big Island Chapter No. 231, and U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Hugh (Cynthia) Tatsuno of Hilo and Guy Tatsuno of Honolulu; daughter, Susan Tatsuno of Berkeley, Calif.; brother, Yutaka “Joe” Tatsuno of Hilo; sister-in-law, Yoshie Tatsuno of Papaikou; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Michael George Heick, 96, of Hilo died Feb. 14 at home. Born in Pittsburgh, he was a retired athletic director for Birmingham Seaholm High School, swimming coach for Western Golf and Country Club, and a U.S. Army 1st lieutenant World War II who was decorated for valor. Services at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com . Survived by sons, Michael (Jinny) Heick of Boyne City, Mich., and Jim Heick of Hilo; daughters, Renee Heick of Homer, Ga., Susan Heick of Royal Oak, Mich., and Carol (Steven) Ris of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; companion, Renee Verstraelen of Flemalle, Belgium; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Marguerite Kinser Taylor, 94, of Naalehu died Jan. 25 at home. Born in Englewood, Tenn., she was a secretary for Hawaiian Ag, formerly known as Ka‘u Sugar Co., and was active in the Ka‘u community. Private services. Survived by sons, David W. Taylor and Keola A. Taylor of Naalehu; eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lydia M. Angelo, 97, of Honokaa died Feb. 11 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Honokaa, she was a retired cook for the former Hawaiian Holiday Macadamia Nut Factory and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m.; urn burial to follow in church cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Morris (Aileen) Angelo of Honolulu and Stanley Angelo and Gilbert Angelo of Honokaa; daughter, Jane (John) Silva of Honokaa; sister-in-law, Katherine Medeiros of Honolulu; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Pauline Hualani Higashida, 76, of Hilo, died Jan. 17 at her home. Born in Laupahoehoe, she was a retired emergency medical technician for Hilo Medical Center. Services held. Survived by brothers, Thomas Higashida and Dennis (Sharon) Higashida of Hilo; stepmother, Sumiko Higashida of Hilo; stepsister, June Mercado of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Iris Yoshiko Nakayama, 50, of Hilo died Jan. 16 at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was a school crossing guard, formerly worked at Jimmy’s Drive In and was a member of Glad Tidings Church. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church in Hilo (113 Kuawa St.); Celebration of life at 12:30 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by uncles, Masami (Mildred) Sato of Hilo and Mike Iyo of Hilo; aunties, Mildred Sakata of Honolulu and Gladys (Henry) Shimata of Honolulu; numerous cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
David “Davy” Requi Cadaoas, 26, of Mountain View died Feb. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a geography major at University of Hawaii at Hilo and did conservation work for Three Mountain Alliance. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Monday at Wailoa State Park large pavilion. Casual attire. Survived by father, Michael Cadaoas of Mountain View; mother, Denice Terry of Hilo; brother, Matthew (Leandra Keuma) Cadaoas of Hilo; sister, Christina (Mike) Spivey of Georgia; grandmother, Anita Cadaoas of Hilo; one nephew; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hatsuyo Higa, 100, of Hilo died Jan. 17 at home. Born in Holualoa, she was a homemaker and member of the Hilo Meishoin Mission and Piihonua Kumiai. Private services held. No flowers. No koden. Survived by sons, Harold Higa and Larry (Sharon) Higa, both of Hilo; daughter, June (Alvin) Washiashi of Honolulu; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.