Obituaries for August 23
Maxmin Pio Kanuha, 53, of Waimea died Aug. 3 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Kona, he was a construction laborer and also worked as a yardman and house cleaner and was a member of the Waimea Door of Faith Church and former member of the Kawaihae Canoe Club. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Aug. 31 at the Waimea Door of Faith Church for a 10 a.m. memorial service with burial to follow in the Waimea County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by mother, Molly Waikiki of Waimea; sisters, Stephanie Lopes and Faye (Robert) Kanuha Godsey, all of Waimea, Diane Akau Waikiki of Nankuli, Oahu; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Calvin Atsushi Kaya, 68, of Hilo died Aug. 14 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired baker at Kalanianaole School, a U.S. Army veteran, and member of Heritage Christian Fellowship. Friends may call from 4-5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Sheryl Kaya of Hilo; sons, Chad Kaya of Hilo, Ross (Mandy) Kaya of Wailuku, Maui, Ryan (Amber) Dawson-Kaya of Hilo, Shane (Ala DeConte) Kaya of Wailuku, Maui, Karl Sunagawa of Hilo; brother, Asami (Lei) Kaya of Hilo; sisters, Sadako Hashimoto of Torrance, Calif., Kazue (Ronald) Tsukayama of Torrance, Calif., Hiroko Gokan of Lihue, Kauai, Beatrice (Takashi) Tsutsui of Montebello, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Kazue Kaya of Hilo, Violet Kaya of Whittier, Calif.; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kimie “Kay” Masuda, 90, of Captain Cook died Aug. 9 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Holualoa, she was an 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, Lynnette (Richard) Masuda of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters, Betty Shiraki of Captain Cook, Yoshie Hale of Seal Beach, Calif., Jane (Richard) Kunitomo of Captain Cook, 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.
Melinda Lou Olival, 82, of Hilo, died Aug. 20 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was retired from Queen’s Medical Center and a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Friends may call from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; Prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, James M. Silva Jr., Clarence J. Silva, both of Honolulu; daughter, Carol Ann (Mariano) Sales of Hilo; brothers, Robert Germano of Honolulu, Harold (Margie) Germano of Hilo; sisters, Ethel (Tom) Banley of Kansas, Marie Kittrell of Massachusetts; brother-in-law, Frederick (Maile) Olival of Hilo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Enid Annie Scratch, 99, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 18. Born in Wales, U.K., she was a pastor’s wife, served as a missionary with YWAM/University of the Nations, and was a member of the Central Kona Union Church. Memorial services are planned at the University of the Nations Ohana Court on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. located at 75-5851 Kuakini Hwy. in Kailua-Kona. Viewing is available at the Chapel at Palm Terrace of A Hui Hou Crematory and Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Burial at the Central Kona Union Church Cemetery in Kealakekua. Survived by daughter, Darlene (Loren) Cunningham of Kailua-Kona; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
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