Obituaries for Feb. 6


Agnes Bernice De Lima, 95, of Hilo died Jan. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; wake service at 7 p.m. Friends may call 8-10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo; funeral Mass at 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 4. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Lorraine (Tony) Amaral of Hilo, Agnes "Tootsie" De Lima of Honokaa and Patsy (Milton) Mendoza of Hilo; son, Herbert "Sonny" De Lima of Hilo; sister, Delia Whitt of Columbus, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Inez Markell of Sacramento, Calif., Faith Dulay of Hilo; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

Richard S.W. Gan, 86, of Hilo died Jan. 26 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired sheet metal worker for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard on Oahu, and a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. Friends may call 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion; graveside service to follow at noon. Casual attire. Survived by stepson, Stafford (Leslie) Santiago of Hilo; stepdaughter, Stephanie (Russell) Lawrence of Kaumana; brothers, George (Bernice) Gan and Johnny Gan of Honolulu; sisters, Elsie (Stanley) Kam, Rose (Francis) Lau, Lily Gan and Esther (Stanley) Ho, all of Honolulu; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

James "Jimmy" Keloha Masaru Imai, 69, of Papaikou died Jan. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a meat cutter with Kulana Foods and a former ironworker with Mutual Welding, a member of the Ironworker's Union and the Democratic Party of Hawaii. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Carolyn Imai of Papaikou; son, Jamie (Stacie) Imai of Papaikou; daughter, Cheryl (Doug) Awai of Hilo, HI; brother, Harry (Janet) Imai of Alaska; mother-in law, Kiyoko Horimoto of Papaikou; sisters-in-law, Corazon "Connie" Pascua, Marian Imai, Sue Imai and Vivian Imai, all of Hilo, Patricia Imai of Ocean View, and Susan Horimoto of Papaikou; brother-in-law, Harold (Clara) Horimoto of San Jose, Calif.; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

Bruce Douglas Mara, 54, of Hilo died Jan. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. Private services. Survived by daughters, June Mara of Hilo, Darcy Tai of Waianae, Oahu; sons, Junior (Sheyenne) Keliikuli of Wahiawa, Oahu, Gillen Mara of Wahiawa, Kainoa Mara of Wahiawa, HI; ex-wife, Margaret Keliikuli of Hilo, HI; brother, Brian Mara of Makaha-Waianae; 11 grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

 

Estrillia "Ester" Torrijos, 81, of Kealakekua died Jan. 18 at The Queens Medical Center. Born in Kona, she retired as a pantry worker at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. Friends may call 8 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church; service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Survived by daughters, Gloria Fleming, Sylvia (Robert) Kawamoto, Deanna (Robert) Lopes and Victoria (Chauncey) Wong Yuen; sons, Ricardo (Eunice) Torrijos Jr., Dominic Keoki (Nicole Smith) Torrijos; sisters, Josephine Barney, Carmen Comer; brother Joseph Palacat Sr.; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.