Obituaries for February 22
Robert Stewart Lamson, 77, of Hilo died Feb. 17 at home. Born in Hot Springs, S.D., he was a special assistant to the chancellor and interim dean of students at University of Hawaii at Hilo, manager of Floral Resources/Hawaii, owned Scot’s Ltd. and Carousel Women’s Clothing Stores in Boulder, Colo., Buttrey’s Clothing stores in Minneapolis and Plastics Manufacturing Co. of Kalamazoo, Mich., played football for legendary coach Bear Bryant at Texas A&M, and was a member of UHH Vulcan Booster Club, UHH Performing Arts Center and Rotary Club of Hilo Bay. His final gift was to donate his body to the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine for research. Private services; no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Adrienne “Ami” Inouye Lamson; daughter, Cassie Lamson; and brother, C. Kent Lamson of Lansing, Mich.
Zebulon Eugene Nudson, 35, of Hilo died Feb. 10 at home. Born in Soldotna, Alaska, he was a terminal operator and driver for Tesoro Hawaii. No local services. Condolences to Nudson family at P.O. Box 8055, Nikiski, AK 99635. Survived by parents, Lawrence and Annette Nudson of Nikiski, Alaska; brother, Thor (Angelica) Nudson of Tonto Basin, Ariz.; sister, Oralee (Jason Focke) Nudson of Fairbanks, Alaska; paternal grandmother, Pat Nudson of Arizona; one niece and one nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Theresa Doris Pacheco, 49, of Hakalau died Feb. 9. Born in Sinton, Texas she was a nursing student. Private services. Survived by husband, Warren Pacheco of Hakalau; daughters, Belinda Rangel and Christina (Walter) Reyes of Las Vegas; stepson, Caleb Pacheco of Hilo; stepdaughter, Alea Pacheco of Hilo; parents, Louis and Leona Hill of Austin, Texas; sisters, Carrie Hill and Mary Hill of Austin and Marcy Plenefisch of Olympia, Wash.; six grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Joseph David “Shmoo” Rauska, 41, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 14. Born in Wisconsin, he made and repaired furniture. Private services Feb. 26 and public memorial service 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Hale Halawai. Survived by son, Elijah Janos of Wisconsin; parents, Leon and Charlene Rauska of Wisconsin; and friends. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Raymond Albarando Rubio, 88, of Hilo Feb. 13 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Papaaloa, He was a retired farm supervisor and U.S. Army World War II veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Raymond (Kathy) Rubio Jr. and Nickolas (Stella) Rubio of California; brother, Ponci Robia of Hilo; sister, Antonina Himalaya of Hilo; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Michael “Sifu Mike” Maurice Vendrell, 59, of Kailua-Kona, died Feb. 17 at home. in Los Angeles, he was a martial arts master, healer, teacher and Hollywood stuntman. Celebration of life potluck 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at OTEC/NELHA beach park. Survived by wife, Stephanie Vendrell of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Jamie (Eric Lammerman) Vendrell of Kailua-Kona and Heather (Jonathan) Arthur of Stevenson Ranch, Calif.; mother, Maureen Vendrell of Kula, Maui; sister, Nancy Vendrell Kula, Maui and Susan (Donald) Wilbur of Eugene, Ore.; hanai mother, Barbara (Edwin) Nobriga Sr. of Honalo; grandson, Chase Arthur of Stevenson Ranch, Calif.; hanai children, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Jackie Leroy Wilson, 72, of Naalehu died Feb. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in California, he was a retired self-employed woodworker. Services held. Survived by hanai daughter, Jennifer Ann (Scott) Manley of Ka‘u. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
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