Obituaries for Aug. 29
Rodney “Bismarck” Alcoran, 69, of Holualoa died Aug. 23 at home. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was a heavy equipment operator for Kohala Sugar Plantation, J.M. Tanaka, Grace Bros., Goodfellows, Fong, and Volcanite construction companies, member of the Operator Engineers Union Local 3, Visayan Club, Na Kupuna O West Hawaii, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona Ward, and a National Guard veteran. Visitation 7 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kona Ward. Funeral service at a 10 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Matea Alcoran of Holualoa; son, Bruce (Intania) Alcoran of Folsom, Calif.; daughters, Jennifer (Kapena Kaneshiro) Alcoran of Kailua-Kona, Ronilynn (Corey) Thorell of Lincoln, Neb., and Pattyann (Michael) Veincent of Makawao, Maui; hanai daughters, Lilly Barawis of Makawao, Maui and Eldayne Barawis of Kainaliu; brothers, Benigno (Kay) Alcoran of Kaneohe, Oahu, Harold (Loretta) Alcoran and Clarence (Ivy) Alcoran of Kohala, Scott (Pamela) Alcoran of Kailua-Kona; sister, Veronica Schivone of Kohala; sister-in-law, Angie Alcoran of Kohala; 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Raphael J. Curry, 86, of Hilo died Aug. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in New York, he was a retired district manager for ITT Communications. Services private. Survived by wife, Miriam Curry of Hilo; sons, Raphael J. (Patti) Curry of Washington and Anthony (Kathleen) Curry of Washington; stepsons, Lawrence (Jay) Haili and Scott Haili of Hilo; stepdaughters, Marlene (Alan) Kuraoka, Sandy (Craig) Hopkins and Cheryl (Henry) Rente of Oahu, Johnette (Anthony) Baptista of Honokaa; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Joseph Henry Day, 64, of Hilo died July 21. Born in Chicago, he was a retired Hawaii County police officer and caseworker in the Finance Division of the state Department of Human Services, a certified public accountant, author and member of Christ Lutheran Church. No survivors. Celebration of life 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 at Christ Lutheran Church, 595 Kapiolani St., Hilo.
Douglas Kekalia Jeremiah Jr., 56, of Mountain View died Aug. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a professional ballroom dance instructor and Polynesian dancer. No services. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sisters, Dawn Travis of Mountain View and Dovelyn (Jay C.) Conner of Honolulu; brother, Dalton (Susie) Jeremiah of Roseburg, Ore.; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Fumie Nakagawa, 82, of Hilo died Aug. 12 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired custodian at Hilo International Airport and a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Joy (Renald) Fukuoka of Wailuki, Maui; son, Neal (Jen) Nakagawa of Hilo; brothers, Kiyomi Omoto and Harry (Kathleen) Omoto of Hilo; sister, Itsuko Murakami of Hilo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Glen Takeo Shikuma, 59, of Hilo died Aug. 21 at Maui Memorial Medical Center in Wailuku. Born in Hilo, he was a former business owner and member of 1023 Golf Club. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Karen Shikuma of Hilo; sons, Ryan (Kelliann) Shikuma of Kohala and Reid (Cori Lyn) Shikuma of Hilo; father, Atoru Shikuma of Hilo; brothers, Carl (Karen) Shikuma of Torrance, Calif., and Gene Shikuma of Oregon; sisters, Patricia Ann (Robert) Rabago of Pearl City, Oahu, and Aileen (Glenn) Tokihiro of Hilo; mother-in-law, Sumie Hashimoto of Hilo; three grandchildren; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hanae Fujimoto was survived by, among others, sisters Eleanor (Richard) Shiroma and Amy (Masumi) Fukushima of Honolulu. Their names were omitted in an obituary published Tuesday.
Richard Minoru Okawa is survived by, among others, daughter, Karla Okawa of Seattle. Her name was misspelled in an obituary published Saturday.
First visitation for Samson “Sam” Bohol Wana is tonight at 6-9 p.m. at Dodo Mortuary Chapel with a wake service at 7 p.m. Incorrect information appeared in an obituary published Sunday.
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