Marie Eleanor Brite Foster, 91, of Kaimuki, Oahu, died Feb. 6 at a private care home in Mountain View. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired human resources manager , an assistant vice president for the former First Federal Savings & Loan and member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Honolulu, Zonta International and Toastmistress International. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Diamond Head Memorial Park Chapel in Honolulu. Survived by daughters, Colleen Foster of Stockton and Sharon (Russ) Testo of Stockton, Calif., Elizabeth (Hutch) Palmer of Kaimuki; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Marjorie Yoshiko Isemoto, 89, of Hilo died Feb. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Wood Valley, Kapapala, Ka‘u, she was a retired account clerk for the former C. Brewer HT & T and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Hilo Hongwanji Fujinkai (Buddhist Women’s Association), Hilo Hongwanji Hoyukai, Lehua Bowling League and Thursday P.M. Parks & Recreation Senior Bowling League. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 3 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Karen Chang of Hilo; son, Marc (Gayle) Isemoto of Honolulu; brother, Donald Shintaku of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Larry (Bea) Isemoto and Oliver Sekimura of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Tomie Shiigi, Kay Isemoto and Isoe Isemoto of Hilo, Yoshie (Larry) Araki of Los Angeles and Sachie (Masa) Kaneshiro of Waipahu, Oahu; four granddaughters and one great-granddaughter; nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Beverly Jane Kalauli, 67, of Hilo died Feb. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Haina, Honokaa, she was a retired school bus aide for Roberts Hawaii and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Graveside committal service 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Homelani Memorial Park, lehua section. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Winnie (Francis) Morikami of Hilo and Wilma (John) Thornton of Kalapana; mother, Laura (Abraham) Silva of Ahualoa; sister, Ruth Botelho of Oahu; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Francis Kalei Laimana, 78, of Waimanalo, Oahu, formerly of Hilo, died Jan 27 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he was a Greyhound bus driver. Visitation 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at St. George Catholic Church in Waimanalo. Mass at 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Annie Laimana of Waimanalo; sons, Francis Laimana Jr. and Michael (Connie) Laimana of Hilo, Mike Fink, Harry Laimana and Benjamin Laimana of Honolulu; daughters Myra (Randy) Ioane, Brenda (Rob Reis) Laimana and Faylynn (Sheldon) Karratti of Hilo; Imogene (David) Demola of Arizona, Rose (Nestor) Obedo of Las Vegas and Laurie Ann (Jun) Lozano of Honolulu; brothers, Robert (Gloria) Laimana of Honolulu, Albert (Arleen) Laimana of California, William Kaluna and Abraham Kauwe of the Big Island; sister, Agnes Oliveira of the Big Island; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-granchildren.
Shizue Ono, 79, of Ahualoa died Jan. 24 at home. Born in Kukaiau, she was a retired cashier for the former T. Kaneshiro Store in Honokaa and member of Honokaa Hongwanji Mission, Buddhist Women’s Association and Ahualoa Kumiai. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Sheldon Ono of Waimea and Crawford Ono of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughters, Wendy (Lance) Awong of Kailua-Kona and Dawn (Ryan) Fukuki of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Bernadette Ono of Ahualoa; brother, Toshiharu (Ruth) Tanaka of California; sisters-in-law, Yoshino Tanaka of Honolulu, Tsuyuko Tanaka of Honokaa and Helen Tanaka of California; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.