Obituaries for April 5
Alan Stanley Axelrod, 89, of Hawi died April 1 at Ano‘ano Care Home. Born in Boston, he was a retired textile executive and past president and founding director of Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation. Services held. Memorial donations to Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation or North Hawaii Hospice. Survived by sons, Glenn (Nitza Avni) Axelrod of Framingham, Mass., Andrew (Liam Thayer) Axelrod of San Francisco, Bart (Sue) Axelrod of Barrington, R.I., and Jim (Jody) Rosen; daughters, Lila (Ian Thring) Rosen all of St. Martin and Karen (Bob Martin) Rosen of Hawi; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Gerald “Jerry” “Kele” Victor DeOreo, 76, of Hilo died March 12 in Wimauma, Fla. Born in Cleveland, he was retired from United Airlines, assistant conductor of the former Honolulu Symphony, helped Hawaii Public Radio go on the air, played classical music on a “pirate” FM station in Hilo, cultivated bananas and helped found the Internet Yahoo! group Big Island Self-Sufficiency. Services held. Survived by stepmother, Evelyn M. DeOreo of Texas; brothers, Richard G. (Jean) DeOreo and Randy F. (Lamar) DeOreo, both of Texas, and Bryan J. (Erica) DeOreo of Florida; sister, Sandra L. (Robert Smith of South Carolina; other relatives.
Mitsugi Inaba, 89, Holualoa died March 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Holualoa, he was retired president and general manager of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, a coffee farmer, U.S. Army veteran and member of Waiaha Kumiai, Fukuoka Kenjin Kai, Daifukuji Soto Mission, Kona Lions Club and American Legion Post 20. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo. Memorial service at 5 p.m. memorial service. Casual attire worn. Survived by wife, Yukie Inaba of Holualoa; sons, Brian (Dawn) Inaba of Holualoa and Derek (Renee) Inaba of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Roxanne (Stan) Sanehira of Hilo and Gail Komorita of Seattle; sisters, Tane Takeguchi of Holualoa, Agnes Fukumoto of Kalaoa and Janet Uemura of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Takako Inaba of California; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
William “Bill” Scott Lindsay Sr., 83, of Hilo died March 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Newark, N.J., he was a retired salesman for Moffett Bearing Co., Temple University alumnus, U.S. Army Korean War veteran and Kiwanis International member. Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Inurnment at a later date at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Pennsylvania. Survived by wife, Dr. Alberta Lindsay of Hilo; daughter, Andrea Lindsay of Volcano; son, William S. Lindsay Jr. of Doylestown, Pa.; sister, Isbel McDonald of West Palm Beach, Fla. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Stephen “Spanky” Kar-Kui Yuen, 37, of Kailua-Kona died March 17 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. He was born in Kealakekua. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire. Light refreshments to follow at Kona Vistas Rec Center on Lako Street. Survived by mother, Stella Yuen of Kailua-Kona; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.
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