Obituaries for February 25
Shizuyo Horiuchi, 88, of Keaau, died Feb. 11 in a private care home. Born in Olaa, she was a sales clerk at the former Keaau Store and the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, and member of the Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and Keaau Village Association. Private service. No flowers. No Koden. Survived by brothers-in-law, Seiko Fujiwara of Mililani and Shigeichi Hashimoto of Hilo; sister-in-law, Masae “Peggy” Horiuchi of Keaau; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dora Kanani Lactaoen, aka Dora Kanani Lactaoen Keliikoa, 71, of Waimea, died Feb. 21, 2013 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a nurse’s aide on Oahu. Private Service. Survived by sons, Robert (Mary) Keliikoa of Washington, Les (Renee) Lactaoen of Honokaa, Jay (Kawehi) Lactaoen, Lee Keliikoa, and Jacob (Francine) Lactaoen of Waimea, Hawaii, Guy (Diane) Keliikoa of Honolulu, Joseph (Jennifer) Lactaoen of Alaska; daughters, Maria Benali of Ariz., Robin-Lyn (Robert) Lopez of N.M., Naomi Clark of Ore., Jeneal (Alicia) Lactaoen, Celeste Lactaoen, Tania Lactaoen and Kelsey-Lyn Lactaoen of Waimea; 29 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lambert Kalani Nalimu, 43, of Keaau died Feb. 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a former income tax preparer for H&R Block. Friends may call 6–7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; funeral service at 7. Friends may call again 8–9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; prayer service at 9. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #1. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, John (Joyce) Nalimu of Hilo, Alex (Debbie) Cadelario of Wisconsin; sisters, Sherry (Steve) Bass of California, Nadine (Joe) Taylor of Hilo, Eunice Bagorio of Hilo, Nadiline (Steve) Frendo of Kona, Laura (Reggie Tankson) Sordillia of Illinois, Lorna (Rodney Ofisa) Sordillia of Hilo, Mary (Manuel) Delos Santos of Honolulu; hanai sister, Rahel Selemon of Keaau; brother-in-law, Roy Bagorio of Hilo; sister-in-law, Wendy Nalimu of Hilo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
David Rosario, 73, of Hilo, died Feb. 14, at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Olaa, he was retired from the former Hilo Coast Sugar Plantation as a supervisor, and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church,Hilo, Puna Indians and Umauma Softball Teams, the Hawaii Army Air National Guard and United States Army. Friends may call 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo; mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2 in Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Aileen Rosario of Hilo; sons, Richard (Renee) Rosario of Waimea and Darren (Sandi) Rosario of Papaikou; daughter, Denise Rosario of Hilo; hanai daughter, Laroma Parker of Honolulu; brothers, Alvin (Lena) Pavao of San Diego, Calif., Milton (Paula) Pavao of Keaau, and Alan (Audrey) Meyers of Pahoa; sisters, Pamela Pavao of Keaau and Julie Medeiros of Kurtistown; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kaoru Higaki, 81, of Hilo, died Feb. 18 at Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired civil engineer employed by the State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services, a member of the Hilo Coast United Church of Christ, South Panaewa Kumiai, American Society of Civil Engineers, and a former director of Hawaii Island Community Development Corporation. Friends may call 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo; memorial service at 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Carrie Higaki of Hilo; sons, Galen (Michelle) Mizuguchi of Hilo, Regan (Christie) Mizuguchi of Hilo, Russell (Gizelle) Mizuguchi of Hilo, and Darryl Mizuguchi of Hilo; brothers, Hiroshi (Jean) Higaki of Aiea and Shiro (Jane) Higaki of Aiea; sisters, Jane (Masatoshi) Matsubara of Kaneohe, Bettie Kakemoto of Wahiawa, Aileen Keliikuloa of Honolulu, Michiko Higaki of Honolulu, and Dr. Esther Higaki of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Jean Higaki of Hilo and Janet Choy of Aiea; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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