Obituaries for April 20
John Dewey “Jack Mad Cow” Cushing Jr., 75, of Hilo died March 20 at Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Stamford, Conn., he was a proprietor of restaurant equipment and restoration businesses in Hawaii and a marine refrigeration service and fabrication company in the Virgin Islands. He was a member of the Koa Puna Motorcycle Club. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Memorial service from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at Alii Ice Co., 21 Banyan Drive. Survived by brother, Samuel Dewey Cushing II of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Hiroko Nonaka Ochiai, 82, of Buena Park, Calif., formerly of Hilo, died April 11. Born in Paauhau and raised in Pi’ihonua, she graduated from Hilo High School in 1949 and moved to California. She went to work for Beckman Laboratories in Fullerton, Calif. and retired from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at Orange County Buddhist Church. She is survived by husband, Clyde Ochiai; daughter, Natalie (Ross) Ito; granddaughter, Kallie Ochiai, and many relatives in Hawaii and the mainland. Arrangements made by Fukui Mortuary.
Elizabeth Dulatre, 91, of Hilo, died Monday at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kipahulu Hana, she was a retired papaya farm worker. Funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home in Hilo. Visitation at 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park and Cemetery. Survived by sons, Sonny (Jean) Dulatre of Honolulu and Jerry Dulatre of Texas; daughter, Hi’iaka (Danny) Santos of Hilo; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Aloha attire. No flowers. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.
Misao Tanaka, 103, of Hilo died April 8 at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. Born in Hilo, she retired as seamstress for the former Kamehameha Garment Company. She was a member of the Waiakea Homestead Chuo Kumiai and Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Private services held. No koden. No flowers. Survived by daughter, Dorothy Talbott of Hilo; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Stanley “Pete” Woodrow Peterson Jr., 65, of Keaau died April 12 at his residence. Born in Minneapolis, he was a retired Department of Defense information technology project manager. He was a member of the New Hope Christian Fellowship and a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Visitation from 3-4 p.m. Friday at the Hospice of Hilo Chapel; memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice of Hilo. Survived by spouse, Linda Peterson of Keaau; son, Danny Peterson of California; daughter, Nicki Peterson of California; sister, Deana Peterson of Minnesota; and a grandchild. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.
Sugie Yonemura, 96, of Kailua-Kona died April 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hookena, she was a housewife. She worked as a coffee farmer and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kealakekua Ward in Kailua-Kona. Friends may call at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kealakekua ward in Kailua-Kona, for a 10 a.m. funeral service; luncheon and fellowship in the cultural hall. Burial at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Edwin (Pamela) Yonemura of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Kay (Raymond) Brasher of Kailua-Kona; sister, Yaeko Okabayashi of Captain Cook; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Doris Renee Killman, 90, Kealakekua died April 2 at her residence. Born in St. Johns, Arizona, she worked in hospitality and was a World War II Navy veteran. Private family services will be held. Survived by daughters, Zan Mauler of Kealakekua and Claudia Buscher of Honalo; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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