Obituaries for August 7
Frank Gino Cecchetto, 59, of Kailua-Kona died July 30 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in San Mateo, Calif., he was an auto mechanic, owner/operator of Frank’s Foreign & Domestic Auto Repair in Honolulu, and former firefighter, emergency medical technician and caregiver in California. Celebration of life birthday memorial 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Banagan-Cecchetto home, 73-1138 Hamanamana St., Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Call 333-0437 for info. Survived by mother, Arlette Cecchetto of Redwood City, Calif.; son, Gino (Michelle Banagan) Cecchetto of Kailua-Kona; hanai son, Pono (Haunani) Machado of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Jennifer (Dale) Jensen of Twin Falls, Idaho; brothers, Gino (Carol) Cecchetto and Carl Cecchetto of Redwood City, Calif.; sister, Terri (Mark) Bishop of Redwood City, Calif.; six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Donna Marion Cowpland, 84, of Papaikou died Sunday, Aug. 4 at home. Born in Ishpeming, Mich., she was a retired nurse for Medic Home in Florida, member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hilo and founding member of The Grand Knitters. No services. Online condolences at www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Grace (Rex) Sulsberger of Morrill, Neb. and Gail (Jerryl) Cowpland of Papaikou; son, Scott (Annie) Cowpland of Cudjoe Key, Fla.; brother, Kenneth (Irene) Cowpland of Michigan; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Mitsuyo “Pat” Nakamura, 89, of Kaneohe, Oahu, formerly of Hilo, died June 27 in Honolulu. Born in Pahoa, she was a homemaker and co-owner of the former Nakamura Dairy. Graveside service noon Thursday, Aug. 8 at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by daughter-in-law, Maxine Nakamura of Waimea; sister-in-law, Setsuko Hashimoto of Lanai; granddaughter and caretaker, Joelle (Guy) Salis of Kaneohe, Oahu; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Yoshimi Taniyama, 75, of Holualoa died Aug. 2 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Holualoa, he was a general contractor, owner of Y. Taniyama Contractor, member of Waiaha Kumiai, Monday Night Mixed League, AJA Baseball team and U.S. Air Force veteran. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by brothers, Carl (Mitzie) Taniyama and Donald Taniyama of Holualoa; sister, Pearl (Tommy) Taniyama of La Habra, Calif.; one niece, numerous nephews, one grandniece and three grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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