Obituaries for December 9
Virginio “Gene” Correa Aguiar Jr., 70, of Ninole died Nov. 26 at Hillside Care Manor in Portland, Ore. Born in Laupahoehoe, he owned American Pacific Inc.-International, Agee Inc. and A&A Trucking, founded American Cowboy Team Roping Association in Hawaii and served on the national board, co-founded the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association and Hawaii Horse Owners’ Association and was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Phyllis Aguiar of Ninole; sons, Shawn (Cherice) Aguiar of Tehachapi, Calif., and Kevin (Kuuipo) Aguiar of Ninole; daughters, Linnea (Herb Botelho) Aguiar of Hilo, Aletia (Matt) Brown of Scappoose, Ore., and Andrea Aguiar of Hawaiian Paradise Park; sister, Miriam Aguiar of Rowlett, Texas; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one aunt. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Patricia “Patty” Ann Baji, 72, of Keaau died Nov. 29 at home. Born in San Francisco, she was a warehouse manager for the former Woolworth’s store and a receiving supervisor for Hilo Walmart. Services held. Survived by husband, John Baji of Keaau; sons, Tim Creason and Jeff (Dana) Creason of California, Jim Creason of Arizona and John Branlund of Hilo; daughters, Mary (Jay) Madrigal of Mountain View, Catherine Creason of Hilo and Deborah (Wilkie) Hayashida of Pahoa; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Fumiyuki Kiyota, 93, of Waimea died Dec. 7 at home. Born in Waimea, He was a retired Parker Ranch water pump pperator and member of Kamuela Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and Kamuela Japanese American Civic Association. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at Kamuela Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Sadako Kiyota of Waimea; son, Rodney (Brenda) Kiyota of Honolulu; daughter, Lillian (Kenji) Hamada of Grants Pass, Ore.; brother, Moriyuki (Patsy) Kiyota of Waimea; sisters, Betsy Nakamasu and Geraldine (Jacob) Nakamitsu of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Richard Lopez of New York; sister-in-law, Evelyn Kiyota of Honolulu; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lawrence Palmer Mosher, 81, of Hilo died Dec. 5 at Pohai Malama Hospice. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Hawaii Air National Guard retired pilot, personal security for Gov. George Ariyoshi, former Hawaii County Council legislative assistant and a U.S. Army and Air Force veteran. Committal service 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Survived by wife, Mildred Mosher of Volcano; sons, Scott Mosher and Dale Mosher of Oahu; daughter, Pamela Kau of Oahu; stepsons, Hutch Palmer and Curtis Palmer of Oahu, Patrick Palmer of Maui; brother, Fred Mosher of California; sister, Barbara Blank of Virginia; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Teresita “Tessie” Torres, 78, of Waimea died Nov. 29 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Laoag City, Philippines, she was a housekeeper for Fairmont Orchid Hotel and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Friday, Dec 14 at the church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Survived by son, Joseph (Fely) Torres of Waimea; daughter, Regina Torres of Waimea; brothers, Nick (Ampy) Torres and Danilo Torres of Manila, Philippines, Edwin (Nessie) Torres of Tuge, Cagayan, Philippines; sisters, Hortencia Funtila, Morena (Alonzo) Imelda and Federico (Annie) Torres Jr. of Philippines; five grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Visitation for Andrew “Andy” Delacruz Filoteo Jr. 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at Church on a Sure Foundation – Hilo in Prince Kuhio Plaza. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. That information was omitted from an obituary published Friday.
Melvin Tadayoshi Iriguchi, 66, of Hilo died Nov. 10 in Honolulu. Born in Kohala, he was a retired U.S. Department of Agriculture plant quarantine inspector and a member of the Kuulei Community Association. Visitation at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Memorial service at 5 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Survived by spouse, Darlene Chang Iriguchi of Hilo; daughter, Kristin Iriguchi (Jae Bong) Park of Honolulu; sister, Jacqueline (Paul) Waldear of San Jose, Calif.; and grandson, Ethan Park of Honolulu. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
John T. Moore, 91, of Coos Bay, Ore., and formerly of Hilo, died Dec. 4 in Coos Bay. Born in Lawrence County, Tenn., he was a former mechanic, sprint car race driver, service station manager, and owner of a trucking and land-clearing business. Private scattering of ashes to be held. Survived by wife, Pearl (Momi) Leimomi Moore of Coos Bay, formerly of Hilo; son, Thomas Michale (Sharoh) Moore of Honolulu; daughter, Shawna Leimomi Moore-Saia of Coos Bay; stepchildren, Elizabeth Ann (Sonny) Montifalcon of New Mexico, William Harold (Suzie) Diamond Jr. of Little Rock, Ark., Curtis Wayne Diamond of Lihue, and Lani Suzan Diamond of Honolulu; sister, Mary Emogene Buckley of Ohio; two grandchildren, Miranda and Kai Saia of Coos Bay; four stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary.
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