Obituaries for August 21
Elsie Mary Bredo, 83, of Waikoloa died Aug. 16. Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada, she worked as a teacher’s aid and PSAP in elementary education and was an active member at the Kilohana United Methodist Church in Niu Valley, Oahu. Private services to be held. Survived by son John (Barbara) Bredo of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; daughter, Susan Bredo of Waikoloa; brother, John (Elsie) Hrynchuk of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; sister, Doreen (Barry) Lohmon of Parksville, British Columbia, Canada; sister Marie (Mike) Sumner of Regina, Saskatchewan, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Fukuyo “Fuku” Hata, 80, of Hilo, died August 11 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Ka‘u, she was a retired nurse from Hilo Hospital and member of Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission, Kapualani Kumiai, Hilo Hospital Retirees, HGEA Retirees, and Queen’s Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association. Friends may call from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. No koden. Survived by son, Alan (Shellea) Hata of Hilo; daughters, Sandra Hata of Washington and Lisa Hata of Hilo; brother, Earl Mukai of Keaau; sisters, Lorraine (Herbert) Sueoka of Honolulu, Hiroko Kujubu of Hilo, Jane Hurtle of Kailua, Oahu, Frances (Arthur) Fernandez of California, Sarah Bernabe of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Mildred Mukai, Paahana “Mary” Mukai, both of Hilo, Puanani Mukai of Keaau, Alice (Phillip) Spencer of Honolulu, Seiko Grote of Kona; brother-in-law, Daniel Hata of Kurtistown; one grandson, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Masuki “Billy” Imai, 96, of Honokaa died Aug. 6 at the North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Haina, he was a retired supervisor for the former Honokaa Sugar Company and a member of the Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Karen (Stacey) Takaki of Honokaa; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
William Haruo Takata, 84, of Hilo, died at the Hilo Medical Center on July 23. Born in Honolulu, he originally worked at the former Hakalau Plantation. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a former employee of E.E. Black Construction, an autobody technician with the former I. Kitagawa & Co. and Bert’s Autobody, and later worked at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and for KTA Super Stores. He was also a member of the Taishoji Soto Mission. Friends may call at the Dodo Mortuary chapel on Saturday from 3-4:00 p.m., where a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by step-son, Wayne Wagatsuma of Hilo; brother, Howard Takata of Gardena, Calif.; sister, Janet Van Cleef of Long Beach, Calif.; one grandson, one granddaughter, five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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