Obituaries for Aug. 28


Frank Rivera Caravalho Sr., 94, of Kapaau died Aug. 20 at home. Born in Halaula, he worked for Kohala Sugar Plantation and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and former member of Kohala Senior Citizens softball team and played in the 80-and-over Senior Citizens Softball World Series. Visitation 8 a.m. Saturday Sept. 1 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Frank (Joan) Caravalho Jr., of Halaula and Harold (Janice) Caravalho of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Lola (Robert) Loebl of Hilo and Sandie (Angelino) Torres of Kapaau; sister, Dorothy Wells of Las Vegas; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Hanae Fujimoto, 92, of Hilo, formerly of Kaumana, died Aug. 9 at home. Born in Pepeekeo, she was retired from Del Monte and a member of Higashi Hongwanji. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Alvin T. (Grace “Michi”) Fujimoto of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Mae E. (Ronald) Hasegawa and Thelma S. (Yasuji) Ohigashi of Honolulu, Dorothy T. (Kent) Ouchi of Hilo; brother, Seimasa (Alma) Miyashiro of Honolulu; sisters, Ruth Kaae and Rachell (John) Arakaki of Honolulu, Yukie (Roy) Mento of Pepeekeo, Judy (Noburo) Mento of Papaikou; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Abigail “Abbie” Kupihea Kelepolo, 65, of Kailua-Kona, died July 15 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was a waitress at the former Kona Inn Hotel and member of Salvation Army home league group. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church lot, next to City of Refuge in Honaunau. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire; loose flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Nolbert Kelepolo of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Alexandra (Bronson Malani) Kelepolo of Hilo; brothers, Francis (Jessica Mano) Mokuohai of Honaunau, Richard Mokuohai and Moody Castillo of Kailua-Kona, Jonathan Castillo of Waimea; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Manuel R. Santos Sr., 71, of Pahoa died Aug. 20 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired mechanic for Roberts Hawaii. Services held. Survived by son, Manuel Rodrigues Jr. of Indiana; daughters, Dorene (Buck) Esposito of Pahoa, Juanita Marie of Tennessee and Renee Ann of Las Vegas; brother, Janito Santos of Mountain View; sisters, Pattie Santos (Danny White) of Mountain View, Margaret, Carmelita, Rosita, Delores, Alvina; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Take Yazaki, 108, of Hilo died Aug. 12 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kanagawa Ken, Japan, she was retired from the former Palm Terrace Hotel and a member of Taishoji Soto Mission and Yamanashi Kenjin Kai. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts) or flowers. Survived by sons, Anselm (Bertha) Yazaki Sr. of Hilo and Albert (Jane) Yazaki of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughter, Jeanne Liu of Honolulu; daughter-in-law, Betty Yazaki of Hilo; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

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