Obituaries for December 7
Mitsue “Mitzi” Yamauchi Asato, 100, of Kamuela died Nov. 15 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was a waitress, cook and baker at Morikawa Restaurant and was a member of the Holy Innocents Episcopal Church and the Na Kupuna Serenaders and Dancers.Visitation from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 561 Front St., Lahaina; memorial service at 11 a.m. Urn burial at 1 p.m. at the Holy Innocents Cemetery. Contributions can be made to: Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, P.O. BOX 606, Lahaina, HI 96761; Lahaina-Honolua Senior Citizens, P.O. BOX 1086, Lahaina, HI 96767; St. James Episcopal Church, P.O. BOX 278, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by daughter, Irene (Jerry) Kubo of Kamuela; son, Robert (Sandra) Asato of Honolulu; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
William “Bill” Christian Degele, 76, of Captain Cook died Dec. 3 at Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua. Born in Los Angeles, he was a U.S. Army veteran and civil operations manager of Keauhou Kona Construction Co. and was an avid cyclist and motorcyclist. Celebration of life will be held in January. For information, call (808) 326-7300. Private scattering of ashes planned.Survived by wife, Jeanne Degele of Captain Cook; sons, Pierre Degele of Kailua-Kona and John Degele of Riverbank, Calif.; daughters, Marie Thoma of Maui and Danielle Degele-Mathews of Captain Cook; brother, John Degele of Studio City, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Andrew “Andy” Delacruz Filoteo Jr., 56, of Hilo died Dec. 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was an auto mechanic for U Broke’um, I Fix’um Repair Shop and R&R Machinery, a baseball coach for the Hilo Junior Little League, and a football coach for Panaewa Pop Warner Football and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. Thursday at the Church on a Sure Foundation, inside Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo; memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Shirley Filoteo of Hilo; daughters, Tandylynn Filoteo and Noel Filoteo, both of Hilo; son, Andrew Filoteo III of Hilo; sisters, Verda (Tony) Arriaga, Lila (Michael Rivera) Filoteo, Donna Rosas, Ulu (Arsenio Julian Jr.) Filoteo and Brenda (Kufa) Filo, each of Hilo; brothers, Adan (Debra) Rodrigues of Ainaloa, Allen (Raynette) Filoteo of Hilo, Glenwell Filoteo of Hilo, and Kamanawa Grube of Hilo; a grandson; numerous nieces and nephews.
Isaac Reyes, 33, Kamuela died Nov. 30 at Tripler Army Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Puerto Rico, he was a commercial pilot for Mokulele Airlines and a U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Friends may call at noon Monday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire; flowers OK. Survived by wife, Denise Reyes of Kamuela; brother, Gabriel Reyes of Puerto Rico; sister, Celia Reyes of Boston; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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