Obituaries for August 22


Martin Carvalho, 65, of Kealakekua died Aug. 18 at his residence. Born in Kohala, he was a carpenter, coffee farmer and construction laborer. Private services to be held followed by scattering of his ashes. For more information, call Ruby at 640-8251 or Bella at 328-2070. Survived by son, Martin (Lani) Carvalho Jr. of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Michele Carvalho of Kealakehe; brother, Ernest Caravalho of Ocean View; sisters, Isabel (George) Gomes of Honaunau, Ruby (Melvin) Gacusana of Hilo, Jennifer (Lynn) Beaudet of Ocean View and Doris Matias of Captain Cook; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several aunts and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joseph “Tut” Keheana Kamoku Jr., 57, of Kailua-Kona died July 22 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a musical entertainer with the group, Aloha Aina, and entertained at the former Kona Hilton and Keauhou Beach hotels, as well as other popular venues in the Kona area. Friends may call at 2 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Kahaluu Beach Park’s large pavilion for a celebration of life. Casual attire, flowers welcome. Survived by companion, Joannavi Medeiros of Kailua-Kona; sister, Gwen (Jim) Garber of Kailua-Kona; brother, Paul Kamoku of Kailua-Kona; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard J. L. Martin, 81, of Atlanta, Ga., died July 24. Born in the Far East, he was a retired professor at Georgia Tech, a 1950 graduate of Hilo High School, and served four years with the U.S. Air Force, primarily in Japan. Survived by a daughter, two sons, a sister and a wife.

Kimie “Kay” Masuda, 90, of Captain Cook died Aug. 9 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Holualoa, she was the succeeding owner of the former Kamei Laundry and was a member of Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission, Akitsu Kumiai, Kumamoto Kenjin Kai and Kona Regional Senior Citizens. Friends may call at 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo for a 4 p.m. memorial service. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by daughters, June (Ernest) Fujikawa of Kealakekua and Lynnette (Richard) Masuda of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters, Betty Shiraki and Jane (Richard) Kunitomo, both of Captain Cook, Yoshie Hale of Seal Beach, Calif., and Millicent (Roy) Tanoue of Arcadia, Calif.; brother, Lawrence (Dolly) Kamei of Huntington Beach, Calif.; hanai sister, Kazuko (Sanji) Matsumoto of Keopu; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shirley “Shirl” Jean Moore, 78, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 13 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Gary, Ind., she retired as chief financial officer of DME Inc. and was a certified knitter and an avid reader. Private services held at sea. Survived by husband, Dale Moore of Kailua-Kona; sons, Michael (Julie) Moore of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Steve (Debbie) Moore of San Clemente, Calif.; daughters, Susan (Jim) Lowe of Seal Beach, Calif., Teri (Dave) Hall of Danville, Calif., and Shelley (Mike Wittels) Gibson of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; sister, Sue Campagnoni of Cypress, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Doris Yuriko Scheetz, 78, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died Aug. 8 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born on Molokai, she was a registered nurse. She enjoyed ikebana, sogetsu, and travel. Private services. Online condolences may be made at homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by husband, David Scheetz; son, Eric Scheetz; brother, Thomas (Masako) Nishimura; sisters, Jane (Richard) Furukawa, and Alice (James) Yoshiyama; and multiple nieces and nephews.

Irene Helen Van Hook, 88, of Waikoloa died Aug. 15 at her residence. Born in St. Paul, Minn., she was a retired savings and loan officer and a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Friends may call at a 9 a.m. Sunday at Kona Christian Fellowship located at 74-5599 Luhia St. Potluck to follow. Survived by daughter, Barbara Roesch of Waikoloa; and three great-grandsons. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

 

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