Obituaries for December 6
Kenneth “Alfalfa” Leroy Perreira Sr., 69, of Hilo died Monday at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired commercial salesman for R&G Tire Center Inc. and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, a Vietnam-era U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Hawaii Classic Cruisers Car Club. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation will be held again from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo; funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Deidre “Dee” Perreira of Hilo; sons, Kenneth Perreira, Jr. of Hilo and Timothy (Tierra) Perreira of Kauai; daughters, Amenda (Gerard) Moses of Pepeekeo and Melissa Barretto of Kauai; brother, Carl (Terry) Perreira of Hilo; sisters, Geraldine Carreira of Hilo and June (Richard) Ha of Hilo; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Satoshi Iwasaki, 83, of Captain Cook died Nov. 11 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Captain Cook, he was a retired carpenter for Bruce Matson Co., a coffee farmer, U.S. Army veteran and fisherman, and was a member of Kyodo Shita Gumi, Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kumamoto Kenjin Kai, and Hawaii Carpenters Union. Visitation at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua; memorial service 11 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Michiyo Iwasaki of Waipahu, Oahu; daughters, Linda Iwasaki of Waipahu, Oahu, and Cindy Iwasaki of Honolulu; brother, Sueto (Kiyomi) Iwasaki of Honolulu; sisters, Nobue Teshima of Captain Cook and Satoe Kawano of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Carmen Castilion Pascual, 90, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 21 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Paauilo, she was a coffee laborer, a housekeeper at the former Kona Hilton Hotel, nut sorter at Kamigaki Nut Orchard, a collector of exotic orchids and a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Friends may call at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holualoa for a 10 a.m. Mass; burial will follow at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Steven (Mira-Sol) Pascual of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Joseph Estencion of Honaunau, Benjamin (Susie) Estencion of Ewa Beach, Oahu, and William Estencion of Keei; sister, Gloria Tagalog of Waipahu, Oahu; one granddaughter; sister-in-law, Marcia Estencion of Kailua-Kona; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Steven Nasario, 60, of Hilo died Nov. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu. Private services. Survived by daughter, Georgette Christy Nasario of Grants Pass, Ore.; son, Steven Joseph Nasario, Jr. of Las Vegas; mother, Emily Nasario of Pahoa; brothers, Ronald (Laurel) Nasario of Portland, Ore., Dennis Nasario of Hermiston, Ore. and Edward Nasario of Hilo; sisters, Yvonne (David) Rigal of Pahoa and Diane (Dennis) Carvalho of Keaau; two grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lucy Kahauiloulu Kailiwai, 82, of Holualoa died Sunday at home. Born in Laaloa, she was a retired housekeeper for Kona Seaside Hotel, waitress for the former Hotel King Kamehameha and member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Visitation at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holualoa. Mass at noon. Reception to follow. For information, call 989-8080. Survived by daughters, MaryLou (Frank) Medeiros of Kapaa, Kauai, Lois (Lloyd) Shirai, Sr. of Kealakekua, Betty Lou (Michael) Nelson of Columbia, Tenn.; son, John Oni Kailiwai of Holualoa; 15 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Minnetta Ann Welch, 70, of Keaau died Nov. 23 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Minnesota, she was a mechanical inspector. Private services. Survived by spouse, Richard Welch of Keaau; daughters, Diane Gutierrez of Kapaa, Kauai, and Shawna Salazar of Corona, Calif.; brother, Richard Tatley of La Mirada, Calif.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
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