Obituaries for July 14
Juan John Fernandez, 71, of Halaula died June 20 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Captain Cook, he was a self-employed tax preparer, retired hotel administrator, U.S. Army veteran and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Friday, July 19 at the mortuary. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Polly F. Fernandez of Halaula; daughters, Pamela (Robert) Taylor and Trixy (Chris) Grace of Naalehu, Lori (Tracy) Yanagi of Hilo, Leilani (Matt) Glodek of New Jersey, Venissa (Ray) Ah Sam and Rowena (Boy II) Lloyd of Honolulu, Daniela (David) Araki of Kona; brother, Narcisco “Nasi” (Ruth) Fernandez of Captain Cook; sisters, Fely Padilla, Rose Rasay and Ruth (George) Aguiar of Hilo, Trini “Dolly” Baybayan of Mountain View; sister-in-law, Emily R. Pascual of Kurtistown; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dorothy Marie Gillespie, 97, of Pepeekeo died June 29 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Albert Lea, Minn., she was a homemaker, former Girl Scout leader and member of Order of Eastern Star and Kaumana Drive Baptist Church. Visitation 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial Service at 4:30 p.m. Aloha attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by sons, Larry (Shirley) Gillespie of Lake Stevens, Wash., and Philip (Susan) Gillespie of Honomu; daughters, Karen (Carlos) Moller and Thea (David) Beaudet of Pepeekeo; brothers, Neal Petersen of Albert Lea, Minn., Alton (Maryann) Petersen of Austin, Minn., and Harris Petersen of San Diego; sisters, Marcella (Jim) Minear and Harriet Wangen of Albert Lea, Minn.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
John M. Joyce, 79, of Keaau died July 1 at home. Born in Bayonne, N.J., he was a retired journeyman carpenter and painter, and veteran of the U.S. Marines, Air Force, Army, Merchant Marines and the Korean War. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 27 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Rosita A. Joyce of Keaau; sons, Glenn R. Sambueno, Michael A. Joyce and James (Michelle) Joyce of Hilo; daughters, Barbara Alcos and Darlene (Louie) Linares of Oahu, Theresa (Chet) Kamakawiwoole, Debra (George) Evangelista and Robin (Art) Sensano of Hilo, Crystal Kunishige of Las Vegas; 27 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lacen Lee Isamu Kaleoaloha Kawachi, 4, of Hilo died July 6 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. Visitation noon-2 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Hilo. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by parents, Lance Lee Kawachi and Shawnie Kawachi of Hilo; sister, Kirsten Kawachi of Hilo; paternal grandfather, Randall “Isamu” Kawachi of Hilo; paternal grandmother, Katherine Kawachi of Hilo; paternal great-grandfather, Takeshi “Butch” Kawachi of Hilo; maternal grandparents, Joan Thompson Pagan and Leonard Pagan of Hilo; maternal grandfather, David Iaukea of Mountain View; maternal great-grandmother, Priscilla Thompson of Hilo; uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hanako Kainoa Louis, 94, of Pahala June 26 on Oahu. Born in Hilea, Ka‘u, she was a retired farmer and member of Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20 at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Urn committal to follow in church cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Allen (Gloria) Louis of Aiea, Oahu, Ralph (Eleanora) Louis and Ellsworth (Sally) Louis of Pahala, Leroy (Janet) Louis of Kaneohe, Oahu; saughter, Patricia Louis of Honolulu; brother, Hideo Furusho of Japan; brother-in-law, Manuel Marques; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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