Obituaries for April 7
Shyden Drake Kaimana Bento, 23, of Honaunau died March 21 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a produce clerk with KTA Super Stores in Keauhou and member of Korner Pocket (APA) American Pool Association. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 12 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Celebration of life at noon Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Korner Pocket Bar & Grill in Kealakekua. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by father, Stanley Bento Jr. of Hakalau; brothers, Justin Bento of Captain Cook and Dryson (Leio) Bento of Hilo; sister, Starcia Bento of Kona; paternal grandmother, Carol Bento of Hakalau; maternal grandmother, Annabelle Mata of Papaikou; maternal Grandfather, Charles Atiz of Laupahoehoe; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Wataru Shigehara, 93, of Hilo died March 13. Born in Onomea, he was a retired supervisor for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, April 12 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by sons, Glen Shigehara and Keith (Janet) Shigehara of Hilo; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins, Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Betty Jean Stanton, 89, of Kailua-Kona died April 1. Born in Sidney, Nebraska, she was an elementary school teacher in Van Nuys, Calif., and member of Eastern Star and American Association of University Women, and attended Church of Christ in Kealakekua. Celebration of life 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 at “Kona Isle” oceanfront. Survived by son Jim Stanton of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Nancy (Michael) Fann of Kailua-Kona; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Robert Takemi Takahashi, 87, of Hilo died March 14 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Mountain View, he was a retired engineer for Hale Koa Hotel on Oahu. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Terence (Iris) Takahashi of Honolulu and Ryan (Linda) Takahashi of Kapolei, Oahu; daughter, Robyn (Tracy) Nishimura of Alameda, Calif.; brothers, Masayoshi (Elaine) Takahashi and Norm Takahashi of Honolulu, Charles (Jeanette) Takahashi of Mililani, Oahu, and Delbert (Yoon) Takahashi of Hawaii Kai, Oahu; sisters, Nobue Nakamura and Kim Kikue Yamagata of Honolulu, Fujiko “Fuzzy” (Wallace) Ogawa of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Michiko Mau of Aiea, Oahu, and Michelle (Mark) Older of Illinois; one granddaughter and one great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alston Motoji Toko, 57, of Kukuihaele died March 22 at home. Born in Honokaa, he was a taro farmer, co-owner of Waipi‘o Ridge Stables and U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 13 at his home, 48-5459 Kukuihaele Rd. Celebration of life service at noon. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Shirley Toko of Kukuihaele; daughters, Ke‘ala (Kalae Lukzen) Toko and Malia (Sean) Palea of Kukuihaele, Kau‘i (T.J. Hooper) Toko of Kawaihae; mother, Gladys Hauanio Toko of Kukuihaele; brothers, Ellaham (Cindi) Toko of Hilo and Naaman (Debbie) Toko of Waipio Valley; sisters, Florene Hoapili of Kukuihaele, Gladys (Daniel) Ablao of Waikoloa; brother-in-law, Robert (Helen) Calantoc of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Karen (Edward) Bruno of North Shore, Oahu, and Loretta (Bruce) Eskaran of Waimea; three granddaughters; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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