Obituaries for April 21
Margaret Elizabeth Demotta Agustin, 79, of Pahala, died April 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honomu, she was a homemaker. Friends may call 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; service at 7 p.m. Casual attire. Friends and family may call Breeann Ebanez, 808-928-6249. Survived by granddaughter and caregiver, Breeann Ebanez of Pahala; son, Paul Agustin of Gresham Ore.; daughters, Joanne (Almarich) Ebanez of Gresham Ore. and Joyce (Eric) Agustin of La Mesa, Calif.; sister, Hazel (Ronald) Armstrong of Mich.; brother, William “Billy” Demotta of Kona; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hannah Roselani Polido, aka Hannah Roselani “Mawai” (Nakagawa Kaholoa’a) Polido, 82, of Pahala, died March 25 in Pahala. Born in Waipio Valley, she retired from Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company of Pahala and was a volunteer at Ka’u Hospital. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; service at 7. Friends may also call at the family residence in Pahala, on Saturday; service at 6 p.m. Friends may call at the family residence on Saturday, service 6-7 p.m. Friends may call again 9-10 a.m. Sunday at the family residence in Pahala. Casual attire. Burial 11:30 a.m. at the Naalehu Community Cemetery. Survived by sons, Solomon “Sala” Polido of Hilo, Edward “Kalapo” (Sandra) Polido and Rick (Erika Koi) of Pahala, Ken (Jo Ann) Polido of Kurtistown; daughters, Susan (Antonio “Jr.” Louis) Lebehn of Kona, Madelina “Maggie” (Edward “Sonny”) Martinez, Elizabeth “Choqqie” Polido, Gay (Frank Venneri) and Lorna Kay (Raymond “Bull” Polido-Kalili III of Pahala; Ruth (William “Bill”) Kahele and Belinda “Yabu” Polido of Hilo, Marilyn (Martin “Marty” Atwood) Polido and Rachel (Dorson “Buddy” Behrendt) Kaholoa’a of Hawaiian Ocean View Estate; brothers, Solomon “Mona” (Bobbie) Kahola’a of Hilo, William “Yama” (Caroline) Kahola’a of Molokai, Jeremiah (Raina) Kaholoa’a of Maui, Freddie (Charlye) Kaholoa’a of Kurtistown and Derwin (Geri) Kaholoa’a of Honokaa; 37 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hazel Grace Medeiros Martinez, 83, of Daly City, Calif., died April 8 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Daly City. Friends may call 8:30-10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo; Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No.2. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Manuel “Marty” Martinez of Daly City, Calif.; sisters, Eva (William) Akamu, Bernice Gabriel, both of Hilo; nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Thomas “Tommy” Harume Kimura, 84, of Hawi, died March 30 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Puukikoni, Waimea, he was a retired carpenter from Parker Ranch, U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of American Legion Kohala Post #4. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Mana Christian Ohana Church, former Kahilu Town Hall, in Waimea; service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Setsuko Kimura of Hawi; daughter, Karen (Ricky) Mahi of Hawi; son, Glen Kimura of Hawi; brother, Charles (Michie) Kimura of Waimea; hanai daughter, Leiola (Tony) Mitchell of Waimea; five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary and Nuuanu Mortuary.
Masaji Oyama, 89, of Hilo died at the Hilo Medical Center on March 26. Born in Honomu, he was a retired general maintenance supervisor with the former Kulani State Prison, member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Friends may call 3-4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary chapel; service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Michiko Oyama of Hilo; sons, Stafford (Martha) Oyama of Hilo, Neil (Debbie) Oyama of Honolulu, and Dean Oyama of Hilo; brother, Rodney (Chitose) Oyama of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Stella (Hisashi) Morita of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Masuyo Oyama of Honomu and Irene Oyama of Honolulu; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Akiko Momohara, 82, of Laupahoehoe died March 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Mountain View, she was a retired sales clerk with the former Papaaloa Community Store, and member of Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission Kyodan and Fujinkai. Private family services held. No koden. Survived by sisters, Miye Yagi of Maui and Yukiko (Isamu) Shiroma of Calif.; caregiver, Grace Andres of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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