Wayne Puhala Hashimoto, 59, of Hilo died Oct. 22 at his residence. Born in Hoolehua, Molokai, he was a former merchandise buyer for local grocery and retail stores. He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Hilo Congregation. Visitation from 5-6 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 445 Kulana Road, Hilo. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Survived by wife, Cathy Hashimoto of Hilo; children, Leila Hashimoto-Kalthum of Seattle, Ivy Griffin of Portland, Ore., Taze Hashimoto of Portland, Ore., Chaney Hashimoto of Portland, Ore., Trisha Thompson of Portland, Ore., Ridge Hashimoto of Portland, Ore., Kealii Holomalia of Austin, Texas, and Kawehionalani Gonzalez of Santa Ana, Calif.; mother, Kinue Hashimoto of Kapolei, Oahu; brother, Paul Hashimoto of Kapolei, Oahu; and 17 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.
Robert Russell “Bobby” Song, Sr., 58, of Hilo died Oct. 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Tokyo, he was a retired electronics specialist with Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. He was also a member of New Hope Christian Fellowship and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Lydia Song of Hilo; sons, Robert “BJ” (Vanessa Martinez) Song, Jr. and Ryan (Allison Naleimaile) Iranon-Estrella, both of Hilo; daughters, Brandy (Cliff) Dobson of Honolulu and Tristan Iranon-Estrella of Hilo; sister, Carol (Dennis) Yoshida of Hilo; brother, Roger Song of Hilo; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Noriko Tadokoro, 78, of Kailua-Kona, died Saturday at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Osaka, Japan, she was an acupuncturist, and a Realtor for Kent Nakashima and Associates Realtors. She was also a member of the Hawaii Association Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, West Hawaii Board of Realtors, and Ten Pu Kai. Friends may call at 12 p.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua for a 1 p.m. memorial service. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Koichi Tadokoro of Kailua-Kona; brother, Masahisa (Michiyo) Taniwa of Kailua-Kona; sister, Ikuko Goto of Osaka, Japan; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Earl Kaulaenamoku Kakalia, Sr., 84, of Waimea died Oct. 24 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a boilerman engineer at Queen’s Medical Center, member of the American Legion and a U.S. Army veteran. Friends may call at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea for an 11:30 a.m. funeral service. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Martha Bright-Kakalia of Kamuela; sons, Earl Kakalia, Jr., of Lahaina, Maui, and Timothy Kakalia of Honolulu; daughters, Marsha Kakalia-Ireijo of Cool City, Calif., and Minnie Spinney of Kamuela; brother, Charles (Lydia) Kakalia of Kaneohe, Oahu; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Miles Teruo Nakanishi, 61, of Hilo died Oct. 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired counselor at Hilo High School. He was also a member of the Honomu Hongwanji Mission. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Wainaku Executive Center for a 4 p.m. memorial service. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Denise Nakanishi of Hilo; son, Chad (April) Nakanishi of Houston; daughters, Denise (Ross) Andre of Maui, Robin (Jonah) Yardley of Kawaihae, Mealoha (Chris) Kraus of Hilo, Kealohanui (Eddie Cruz) Browning of Miami and Mililani (Benjamin Ikeda) Browning of Pahoa; mother, Mildred Nakanishi of Pepeekeo; brothers, Wayne (Janet) Nakanishi of Hilo and Dean Nakanishi of Pepeekeo; sisters, Ann (Larry) Monson of Seattle and Ellen (Raymond) Oshiro of Dallas; mother-in-law, Jewel Ebling of Hilo; hanai sons, Franklin Johnson, Jr. of Hilo, Adam Bonham of Florida and James Lazo of Afghanistan; seven grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Carol Mikel Wilson, 79, of Waikii, died Oct. 23 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Aurora, Illinois, she was a real estate broker. Private services will be held. Survived by two sons, two daughters and five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Melvin “Mynah Bird” Medeiros, 72, of Hilo died Oct. 18 at Fremont, Calif. Born in Olaa, he was a retired radio personality. He was also a member of New Hope Christian Fellowship Hilo, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hilo Aerie No. 3642, and the Ancient Order of Foresters, Court Mauna Kea No. 8854. Friends may call from noon-5 p.m. Saturday at the New Hope Christian Fellowship Gathering Place, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo for a 3 p.m. memorial service. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Barbara Medeiros of Hilo; sons, Melvin (Carolyn) Medeiros, Jr., Malcolm (Elena) Medeiros and Jason Medeiros, each of Hilo; brothers, Theodore (Shirley) Medeiros of Hilo and Carl (Agnes) Medeiros of Fremont, Calif.; brothers-in-law, Jerry Wehrsig of Hilo, Roger Wehrsig of Kona, Walter Wehrsig of Hilo, Armin Wehrsig, Jr. of Hilo and Frank Wehrsig of Hilo; sister-in-law, Shirley Brown of Hilo; three grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Chapel of the Roses and Dodo Mortuary.