Obituaries for January 24
Del Luther Crouser, 58, of Ocean View died Jan. 2 at home. Born in Kansas City, Mo., he was a laborer, fisherman, member of the Hillbillies Car Club and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Celebration of fife 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Coral Parkway “Bus Stop” in Ocean View. Luncheon to follow at noon, at the family home, 92-1718 Coral Parkway, between King Kamehameha Boulevard and Paradise Parkway. Survived by sisters, Barbara Heck of Overland Park, Kan., Corinne McVey of Jackson, Mo., and JoAnn Crouser of Kansas City, Mo.; brothers, Charles Heck of Alameda, Calif., William Heck of Olathe, Kan., and James Crouser of Kansas City, Mo.; hanai sister, Ala Dougherty of Ocean View; hanai brothers, Larry Dougherty and Francis Vasquez of Ocean View; nieces and nephews.Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Thelma Kamala “Nana” Kaniho, 86, of Waimea died Jan. 19 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Waimea; she was retired from Budget Rental Car and GLI Hardware Store, worked at several other businesses and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1st Ward in Waimea, Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club and Waimea Sr. Citizen Club. Visitation 8-10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1st Ward in Waimea. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Waimea Cemetery, Mormon section. Survived by sons, Kenneth (Laverne) Kaniho of Laupahoehoe, Klem (Janice) Kaniho of Waimea and Seymour Lindsey Kaniho of Ontario, Calif.; hanai son, Jonah Kuahine of Honolulu; daughter, Karlette Kaniho of Waimea; brothers, David (Gwen) Bell of Honolulu, Robert (Leslie) Bell and Autry (Holly) Bell of Waimea, Sam Bell of Kalopa; sister, Mary Ann Lindsey of Waimea; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three-great-great grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Thomas Lemieux, 62, of Hilo died Dec. 19 in Arizona. Born in Long Island, N.Y., he was a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran and two-time Purple Heart awardee. Services held. Survived by daughters, Corrine Lemieux, Jenna Lemieux, Erin Lemieux, Karen Lemieux and Lauren Lemieux; brother, Joseph Lemieux of Florida; sisters, Helen Benson Lemieux of Hilo, Tina Vandervier of North Carolina and Joan Lemieux Garcia of Long Island, N.Y.
Susie Yong, 62, of Hilo died Jan. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in China, she was manager of Abundant Life Natural Foods in Hilo, office manager for Environment Hawaii and treasurer of Hilo Community Players. Celebration of life 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Moku ‘Ola (Coconut Island) in Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Stephanie Yong-Pratt of Boston and Heatherjoy (Ricardo) Gutierrez of Amherst, Mass.; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Coling Mandaquit is survived by, among others, brother Adanel Wong of Oahu; sisters, Augustina (Ernest) Mercado of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Renona Wong of Oahu. Their names were omitted from an obituary published Sunday.
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