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  • Posted: Nov 12 2014 - 1:01am

    Toshie Shimose, 95, of Hilo, died Nov. 3 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Honomu, she was a retired licensed practical nurse from Hilo Hospital. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. No koden (monetary gifts); memorial donations to a favorite charity. Survived by son, James Shimose of Hilo; daughter, Jean Shimose of Hilo; sister, Kasumi Murakami of Hilo; sister-in-law, Betty Murakami of Mililani, Oahu; one grandson and two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 12 2014 - 1:01am

    Toshie Shimose, 95, of Hilo, died Nov. 3 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Honomu, she was a retired licensed practical nurse from Hilo Hospital. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. No koden (monetary gifts); memorial donations to a favorite charity. Survived by son, James Shimose of Hilo; daughter, Jean Shimose of Hilo; sister, Kasumi Murakami of Hilo; sister-in-law, Betty Murakami of Mililani, Oahu; one grandson and two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 11 2014 - 1:00am

    Cynthia Ann Hua, 56, of Ocean View died Oct. 20. Born in California, she was a singer and entertainer. Celebration of life 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Ocean View Park. For info, call 640-9597. Survived by partner, Clayton Leleiwi of Ocean View; sons, Williama Spitalsky of Lanai and Keola Hua-Spitalsky of Ocean View; stepsons, Justin Leleiwi and Jamie Leleiwi of Georgia; daughters, Natasha Sarocam and Serena Spitalsky of Ocean View; hanai son, Sonny Pond of Maui; hanai daughters, Kanoa (Jason) Lyles of Colorado and Pauline (Donny) Pringle of Alaska; brothers, Kenneth (Princess) Hua of Hilo, George Hua Jr. of the mainland and George Rubio of Kona; sisters, Debra Hua of Ocean View and Melissa Hua of Milolii; 13 grandchildren; 12 nieces and nephews. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Nov 11 2014 - 1:00am

    Cynthia Ann Hua, 56, of Ocean View died Oct. 20. Born in California, she was a singer and entertainer. Celebration of life 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Ocean View Park. For info, call 640-9597. Survived by partner, Clayton Leleiwi of Ocean View; sons, Williama Spitalsky of Lanai and Keola Hua-Spitalsky of Ocean View; stepsons, Justin Leleiwi and Jamie Leleiwi of Georgia; daughters, Natasha Sarocam and Serena Spitalsky of Ocean View; hanai son, Sonny Pond of Maui; hanai daughters, Kanoa (Jason) Lyles of Colorado and Pauline (Donny) Pringle of Alaska; brothers, Kenneth (Princess) Hua of Hilo, George Hua Jr. of the mainland and George Rubio of Kona; sisters, Debra Hua of Ocean View and Melissa Hua of Milolii; 13 grandchildren; 12 nieces and nephews. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Nov 10 2014 - 1:00am

    Edna Sakae De Mello, 93, of Hilo died Oct. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hakalau, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services held. Survived by daughters, Doris Fukui, Shirley (Eugene) Yamane and Kathleen (Edward) Reis of Hilo; son, Duane (Janice) De Mello of Hilo; sister, Barbara Miyose of Hilo; brother, Tadao “Kenneth” Endo of Hilo; 10 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 10 2014 - 1:00am

    Edna Sakae De Mello, 93, of Hilo died Oct. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hakalau, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services held. Survived by daughters, Doris Fukui, Shirley (Eugene) Yamane and Kathleen (Edward) Reis of Hilo; son, Duane (Janice) De Mello of Hilo; sister, Barbara Miyose of Hilo; brother, Tadao “Kenneth” Endo of Hilo; 10 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 9 2014 - 1:00am

    Herbert Tadashi Abe, 70, of Kurtistown, died Oct. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he owned Kanake Hawaii, a maker of dried ahi snacks, and was a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran, member of Kurtistown Jodo Mission, Kurtistown Young Men’s Association, and former member of Hilo Jaycees and Lions Club. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by son, Wayne (Bonnie Hy) Abe of Lomita, Calif.; daughter, Chelsy Abe of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Cindy Abe of Los Angeles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 9 2014 - 1:00am

    Herbert Tadashi Abe, 70, of Kurtistown, died Oct. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he owned Kanake Hawaii, a maker of dried ahi snacks, and was a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran, member of Kurtistown Jodo Mission, Kurtistown Young Men’s Association, and former member of Hilo Jaycees and Lions Club. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by son, Wayne (Bonnie Hy) Abe of Lomita, Calif.; daughter, Chelsy Abe of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Cindy Abe of Los Angeles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 7 2014 - 1:00am

    Aloysius Loeak, 62, of Pepeekeo died Oct. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ailinglaplap, Marshall Islands, he was a special education teacher in the Marshall Islands and member of the Marshallese Assembly of God. Memorial service and celebration of life 5 p.m. Saturday at the Marshallese Assembly of God in Pepeekeo. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Felisha (Vinson) Joanes and Yaikolynn (Bernard) Jacklick of Pepeekeo, Charlene (Harwin) Boaz of Marshall Islands; sons, Aloysius (Loriann K.) Loeak Jr., Cvthbert Loeak, Jormelu Loeak and Elbi Loeak of Pepeekeo; mother, Akiko Kisino Loeak of Ohio; brothers, Vincent Loeak, Micheal Loeak, Loran Loeak and Faustine Loeak of the Marshall Islands, Phillip Loeak of California, Allen Loeak of the mainland, Daniel Loeak of Pepeekeo and Emilio Loeak of Arizona; sisters, Valentina Dorning and Diane Loeak of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 7 2014 - 1:00am

    Aloysius Loeak, 62, of Pepeekeo died Oct. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ailinglaplap, Marshall Islands, he was a special education teacher in the Marshall Islands and member of the Marshallese Assembly of God. Memorial service and celebration of life 5 p.m. Saturday at the Marshallese Assembly of God in Pepeekeo. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Felisha (Vinson) Joanes and Yaikolynn (Bernard) Jacklick of Pepeekeo, Charlene (Harwin) Boaz of Marshall Islands; sons, Aloysius (Loriann K.) Loeak Jr., Cvthbert Loeak, Jormelu Loeak and Elbi Loeak of Pepeekeo; mother, Akiko Kisino Loeak of Ohio; brothers, Vincent Loeak, Micheal Loeak, Loran Loeak and Faustine Loeak of the Marshall Islands, Phillip Loeak of California, Allen Loeak of the mainland, Daniel Loeak of Pepeekeo and Emilio Loeak of Arizona; sisters, Valentina Dorning and Diane Loeak of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 6 2014 - 1:00am

    Adam Raymond Arvidson, 48, of Waimea died Nov. 2. Born in Pullman, Wash., he was a middle school math teacher and sports official. Celebration of life at 1 p.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home. Survived by daughter, Jayme Ray; parents, Jim and Nancy Arvidson; sister, Erika (Jeff) Barrom. Donations in his name can be made to: Washington State Wrestling Foundation, Director: Phillip Pine, 92 Keys Road W., Elma, WA 98541. Memorial book at www.funeralhomesmith.com. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory.

  • Posted: Nov 6 2014 - 1:00am

    Adam Raymond Arvidson, 48, of Waimea died Nov. 2. Born in Pullman, Wash., he was a middle school math teacher and sports official. Celebration of life at 1 p.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home. Survived by daughter, Jayme Ray; parents, Jim and Nancy Arvidson; sister, Erika (Jeff) Barrom. Donations in his name can be made to: Washington State Wrestling Foundation, Director: Phillip Pine, 92 Keys Road W., Elma, WA 98541. Memorial book at www.funeralhomesmith.com. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory.

  • Posted: Nov 5 2014 - 1:00am

    Alvin “Sonny” K. Ching, 77, of Hawi died Tuesday, Oct. 28, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kaneohe, Oahu, he was a retired supervisor for GTE Hawaiian Tel and also a veteran in the U.S. Army (Special Forces). Friends may call Sunday at Hawi Jodo Mission Church; Visitation from 8-10 a.m.; Memorial and celebration of life at 10 a.m. with military honors. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Sue Ching of Hawi; sons, Henry Ching and Lyle (Kendi) Ching of Kaneohe; Errol K. Ishimine and Scott K. Ishimine of Kohala; daughter, Noelle (Reid) Hasegawa of Kaneohe; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine “Geri” Farley, Lillian “Dot” Morgan, Nancy Char and Candice “Candy” Hee all from Kaneohe, Alice “Iwalani” Chigbrow of Kingston, Washington; brothers, William “Bill” Ching and Kurtis Ching of Kaneohe; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 5 2014 - 1:00am

    Alvin “Sonny” K. Ching, 77, of Hawi died Tuesday, Oct. 28, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kaneohe, Oahu, he was a retired supervisor for GTE Hawaiian Tel and also a veteran in the U.S. Army (Special Forces). Friends may call Sunday at Hawi Jodo Mission Church; Visitation from 8-10 a.m.; Memorial and celebration of life at 10 a.m. with military honors. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Sue Ching of Hawi; sons, Henry Ching and Lyle (Kendi) Ching of Kaneohe; Errol K. Ishimine and Scott K. Ishimine of Kohala; daughter, Noelle (Reid) Hasegawa of Kaneohe; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine “Geri” Farley, Lillian “Dot” Morgan, Nancy Char and Candice “Candy” Hee all from Kaneohe, Alice “Iwalani” Chigbrow of Kingston, Washington; brothers, William “Bill” Ching and Kurtis Ching of Kaneohe; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 4 2014 - 1:02am

    Donald Alvin Swangel, 86, of Riverside, Calif., and formerly of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, died Oct. 25 at home. Born in Montezuma, Iowa, he operated the Leilani Bed and Breakfast in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates with his wife for nine years. Survived by wife, Carole; children, Marcia Derrick, Michael (Cora) Swangel, Judy (Don) Richards, Robert (Dagmar) Reeves, David (Dorene) Reeves, Lani (Mundus) Lomeli and Roy (Aida) Swangel; brother, Paul (Hazel) Swangel of New Sharon, Iowa; 28 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. A full memorial and photos can be viewed on Acheson Graham Mortuary’s website: www.achesonandgraham.com.