Obituaries for July 11


Tsugio D. Araki, 75, of Kealakekua died June 30 at The Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Honaunau, he was retired as a coffee farmer, a service station attendant for Aloha Gas Co. and was a fourth-degree black belt judo sensei. Friends may call 9 a.m. July 21 at Central Kona Union Church; service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire. Survived by son, David (Daniela) Araki of Captain Cook; daughter Susann Koli‘i of Captain Cook; brothers, Tom Araki of Honaunau, John Araki of Oahu; sisters, Laura (Yoshi) Yano and Betsey (Robert) Ban of Captain Cook. eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

David Gilman Nottage, 93, of Holualoa died July 7 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired insurance agent. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745-4130. Survived by wife, Charlotte Tay Nottage; sons David G. (Nancy) Nottage Jr. of Kaneohe, Oahu, James (Sally) Nottage of Oregon, Samuel Nottage of Kaneohe; daughters Kahren “Muffy” (Gerald) Miller of Maui, Charlotte “Lolly” Davis of Holualoa; brother, Peter Nottage of Kaneohe; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary, Maui.

Daniel “Danny Martin” Martin Santos, 97, of Hilo, died July 1 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Papaikou, he was a retired mechanic for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou; the Portuguese Cultural Club; the Papaikou Senior Citizens; and the Papaikou Kupuna Baseball Team. Friends may call 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou; funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalaoa Catholic Cemetery, Papaikou. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Daniel (Jeanette) Santos of Hilo, Gordon Santos of Florida; daughters, Aileen (David) Rosario of Hilo, Jacqueline Amaral of Hilo; brother-in-law, Robert Perreira of Hilo; sister-in-law, Angeline (John) Kim of Hilo; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elena Sorei, 84, of Ainaloa died June 20 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Chuuk, Micronesia. All-night vigil begins 5 p.m. Friday at the family home in Ainaloa. Friends may also call 8 a.m. Saturday at the Pahoa Sacred Hearts Catholic Church; Mass at 10 a.m. Survived by sons, Thomas (Futalina) Sorcy of Pahoa, Gonzaka (Toni) Sorcy of Paradise Park, Wrecks (Retcy) Sorcy, Atanasio (Tryleen) Sorei and John Sorei, all of Ainaloa, David (Bessie) Sorcy and Hermes (Selin) Sorcy of Honolulu; daughters, Michaela Likiche and Lucia Sorei of Ainaloa, Tarsy (Elem) Lucas of Honolulu; brother, Otto Mwareiwy of Chuuk; 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Junko Vasconcellos, 79, of Hilo died July 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was retired as a licensed practical nurse for Hilo Medical Center. Private services held; for more info call 935-3629. Survived by son, Shane (Kathy Milliken) Vasconcellos of Hilo; daughters, Shawn (Steve) Humphers of Hilo and Terri (Peter) Cabreros of Keaau; sister, Sets Furukado of Hilo; brothers, Yoshiaki (Betty) Hamamoto and Samson (Eunice) Hamamoto of Hilo; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.