Obituaries for August 5
Santiago Aguda Agcaoili, 81, of Kurtistown died July 28 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Pahala, he was a retired principal of The Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind in Honolulu, member of Hilo United Methodist Church, Prostate Support Group, Huina Road Kumiai and a U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life (memorial services) at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Private urn committal at a later date. Survived by wife, Miriam Agcaoili of Kurtistown; daughter, Janis (Dan) Kara of Texas; son, Maury (Danielle) Agcaoili of Waipahu, Oahu; brothers, John Rabanal of Honolulu, Ernest Agcaoili, George Agcaoili, Tony Serapion and Benjamin Serapion of California; sisters, Felicidad (John) Fagaragan of California and Agnes Agcaoili Casupang of Pearl City, Oahu; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Herbert Takeshi Arakaki, 82, of Hilo died July 22 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the former Hawaii Motors, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Hilo Daijingu. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Elizabeth Arakaki of Hilo; daughters, Jasmine (Kane) Kaneyuki of Pearl City, Oahu, Carrie Arakaki of Honolulu, Oahu, and Audrey (Robert) Jewell of Hawaii Kai, Oahu. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary and Homelani Memorial Park.
Wayne Doming Bidal, 40, of Keaau died July 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a volleyball coach for Pahoa High School. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Alakea Teriitetoofa Bidal of Keaau; mother, Barbara Jean Aguinaldo Bidal of Kurtistown; grandmother, Patricia Aguinaldo of Hilo; sisters, Donna (Thomas Soares) Gushiken of Kurtistown and Audrey (David Luiz) Bidal of Papaikou; brothers, Don Bidal and Melvin Bidal of Kurtistown, Jerry (Brenda) Bidal of Washington; hanai parents, Frank Joseph and Elouise K. Mulec of Keaau; hanai daughters, Kaleinani Mulec, Kalehuanani Mulec, Kawailana Mulec and Kailiula Mulec of Keaau; hanai son, Teave Mulec of Keaau; six nephews, two nieces and one grandniece; uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Leroy Fook Yau Chow, 77, of Hilo died July 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired parts clerk for the former Hilo Motors, member of Hui Okinawa, Papaikou Senior Softball Team, Hilo Teachers Mixed Handicap League and Thursday P.M. Seniors Bowling League. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, August 10 at Papaikou Community Center. Casual attire; no flowers. Pupus and desserts welcome. Survived by wife, Frances K. Chow of Hilo; sons, Elroy K.Y. (Joan) Chow and Delroy K.T. Chow of Hilo, LeRoy K.W. (Shanel) Chow of Kurtistown, Royson Y.A.M. Chow of Seattle; daughters, LeAnne Y.A.D. (Rex Barker) Chow and RoAnne Y.A.F. Chow of Seattle; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Keith Alan Fortley, 52, of Hilo died June 23 at home. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., he was proprietor of Sacred Garden Art Garden in Hawaiian Acres and Keith Fortley Pottery. Services held. Survived by companion, Hector Gonzalez of Hilo; mother, Ester Fortley-Sibbert of Clearwater, Fla.; sister, Collette Fortley Pizzarella of Clearwater, Fla.; a niece and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Margaret Misayo Fujimoto, 84, of Honokaa died July 28 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kapaau, she was retired from the former Honokaa Hospital. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Beverly (John) Yamamoto of Hilo and Sharyl (Pat) Tranilla of Pearl City, Oahu; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Visitation for Masato Kimura is 3-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at Paauilo Hongwanji Mission. Service is at 4 p.m. An incorrect time was given in Saturday’s edition.
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