Sunday | October 04, 2015
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  • Posted: May 5 2015 - 12:05am

    Charles Isami Kajikawa, 74, of Mountain View died Sunday at his residence. Born on Dec. 4, 1940, he was a retired civil engineer and member of the Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and was a U.S. Army veteran. Visitation from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, Melvin (Marie) Kajikawa of Honolulu, Alton (Pam) Kajikawa of Kailua-Kona and Brian Kajikawa of Hilo; sisters, Alma Kajikawa of Honolulu and Evelyn (Wilbert) Lau of Hilo; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc. in Hilo.

  • Posted: May 4 2015 - 12:05am

    Virginia “Ginny” Alvesta LaRocca, 95, of Kailua-Kona died April 18 at home. Born in Wichita, Kans., she was a retired business owner. Private service. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by daughters, Cheri (Kenny) Fogarty of Kailua-Kona, Pam (Ron) Maxwell of Texas; son, Jack (Kathy) Kagel of Louisiana; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: May 3 2015 - 12:05am

    Karen “Ana” Alice Doom, 75, of Keaau died April 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Minnesota, she was a bookkeeper for Orchidland Community Association, former secretary for First United Protestant Church in Hilo, and worked in the composing room at the San Diego Union and Evening Tribune. Private services. Survived by daughters, Dana K. Maeda of Mountain View and Jana L. (Jon) Hunter of Keaau; son, Kevin; brother, John Hanson; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 2 2015 - 12:05am

    June Sakiko Beatty, 95, of Waimea, formerly of Honolulu, died April 26 at home. She was born in Paauilo. Services held. Survived by son, William (Victoria) Beatty of California; daughter, Patrice (Pete) Moynahan of Waimea; brother, Iwao (Alice) Yonemitsu of Naalehu; two grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: May 1 2015 - 12:05am

    Shirley Jean Peterson, 80, of Lawai, Kauai, died April 12 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was a cashier for Aloha Petroleum and Longs and a salesperson for R. Baird and Company. Private services. Survived by daughters, Brenda Ruiz and Katherine L. Peterson; sister, Eleanor “Cookie” Wond; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services.

  • Posted: Apr 30 2015 - 12:06am

    Blace Figueroa, 59, of Captain Cook died April 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born on July 17, 1955, in Kohala, she was a parking attendant at the Keahole Kona International Airport, cashier at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa, and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Friday, May 8, at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa for a 10 a.m. graveside service and urn burial. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by mother, Rosaria Figueroa of Captain Cook; brothers, David Figueroa Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., and Gilbert (Colleen) Figueroa of Vancouver, Wash.; sisters, Lucille Kauhaihao of Ocean View, Lori (Reggie) Marcello of Kailua-Kona, Emelia (Robert) Fernandez of Kohala, Gloria Figueroa of Kailua-Kona; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 29 2015 - 12:05am

    Mark Stephen Theisen, 62, of Kailua-Kona died April 3 at home. Born on Feb. 24, 1953, in Traverse City, Mich., he was a retired pipe fitter for Ford Motor Co. Private service to be held in Michigan. Survived by children, Erich (Shannon) Theisen of Michigan, Alyssa Theisen of Michigan, Aaron Theisen of Michigan, Nicholas Theisen of Pennsylvania; mother, Marilyn Theisen of Michigan; sisters, Christine Theisen of Alabama, Norah (Bruce) Teague of California, Jane Theisen of Michigan, Leslie (Dean) Higdon of Michigan; brother, Matthew Theisen of Michigan; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Apr 28 2015 - 12:05am

    Patricia “Patsy” Ann Iwamoto, 72, of Hilo died April 20 at Pohai Malama. Born on Feb. 22, 1943, in Hilo, she was a retired bank teller for Bank of Hawaii and was a member of Heritage Christian Fellowship and the Hui Malama Cancer Support Group. Visitation from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Christian Fellowship Church. Celebration of Life at 3 pm. Family requests casual attire. Survived by sons, Grayson Agpawa of Sacramento, Calif., and Marc Agpawa Sr. of Hilo; daughter, Raelynne (Brian) Newpher of Hilo; mother, Beatrice Hocson of Hilo; brothers, Harold Hocson of Hilo and Robert (Elena) Leach of San Diego; sisters, Leona Hocson of Hayward, Calif., and Dolores (Sebastian) Mattos of Hilo; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Online condolences:

  • Posted: Apr 27 2015 - 12:05am

    Robert Henry Brockway Sr., 86, of Keaau died April 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Madison, Conn., and was a retired home builder and U.S. Army World War II veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Olga Brockway of Keaau; sons, Robert Brockway Jr. of Las Vegas and David Brockway of Florida; daughter, Karen Ghen of Keaau; sister-in-law, Millie Brockway of California; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 26 2015 - 12:05am

    Wayne Lawrence Costa, 68, of Pahoa, died April 8 at home. Born in Wailuku, Maui, he was a retired county Department of Parks and Recrecation mechanic and U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Wayne (Karrie) Costa Jr. and Tristen Costa of Pahoa, Delbert Pacheco of Alaska; daughter, Nyree (Todd) Costa of Pahoa; brothers, Manuel “JR” Costa III of Glenwood, Arnold Costa of Las Vegas and Norman (Vicky) Martin of Maui; sister, Carol Major of Oregon; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 25 2015 - 12:05am

    George Archuleta, 88, of Pahoa died April 12 at home. Born in Taos, N.M., he was a superintendent for Ajax Forge in Vernon, Calif., an employee of the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas and a U.S. Army veteran. Graveside service noon Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Lawrence Archuleta of Thailand, Richard (Victoria) Archuleta and Ralph (Lona) Archuleta of Pahoa; daughter, Mary (Michael) ThreeMoons-Rogge of Granite Bay, Calif.; brother, Gilbert Mendoza; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services. Online condolences:

  • Posted: Apr 24 2015 - 12:05am

    Dr. James “Doc” Douglas Gibson, 87, of Waikoloa died April 19 at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Denver, he practiced general surgery and retired to Waikoloa in 1989. Private service. Survived by wife, Diane Gibson of Waikoloa; sons, James Gibson Jr. of Denver and William Gibson of France; brother, George (Cornelia) Gibson of Denver; sister, Retta Ferguson of Denver; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2015 - 12:05am

    Paul Carmichael, 63, of Kailua-Kona died April 3. He was born in Bamboo, Fla. Private services. Survived by daughter, Pauline (Tommy Shopay) Carmichael-Shopay of Kailua-Kona; son, Jimmy Carmichael of Kailua-Kona; stepson, Jeffery Delatorre of Hilo; father, Ned Carmichael of Goolwa, South Australia; sister, Ruth Calise of Rhode Island; one grandson; family and friends. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Apr 22 2015 - 12:05am

    Keith Adams of Hilo died Feb. 10. He worked as a cook at Hilo Bay Cafe. Visitation at 8 a.m. and service at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Overcoming Faith Center, Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St. Casual attire. Food service attire welcome. Survived by sons, Robert and Anthony; daughter, Marina; mother, Narcissus Adams; sisters, Berna May (Zane) Vaught, Abigail (Frank) Meyers, Charlotte (John) Adams-Kaauwai, Julianna (Raymond) Del Bono and Loxley (Aron) Hainrrik; brothers, Mark (Joni) Adams, Bernard (Iris) Adams Jr. and Henry Adams.

  • Posted: Apr 21 2015 - 12:05am

    Edward “Buddy” “Bob” Edison Fergerstrom, 82, of Hilo died April 11 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired construction supervisor for Hawaiian Tel, U.S. Navy veteran, avid koa woodworker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Monday, April 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 columbarium. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Patricia Fergerstrom of Hilo; daughters, Patti-Jo (Wallace Tamashiro) Fergerstrom-Tamashiro and Cindy (Fred Palea) Fergerstrom-Palea of Hilo; son, Patward (Debbie) Fergerstrom of Hilo; sister, Eleanor (Norman) Wong Chong of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Lillian Schattauer and Norma Fergerstrom of Hilo, Josephine Fergerstrom and Marjorie Fergerstrom of Kona; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, hanai grandchildren and hanai great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.