Emory Houston Deason, 92, of Kailua-Kona died June 1 at his home under care of Hospice of Kona. Born in Greenville, Ky., he served in WWII and retired from Chrysler Motors as a production manager. Military services will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hospice of Kona, A Hui Hou Ministries, or Meals on Wheels. Survived by nephew, John Wayne (Mary) Deason of Warren, Mich., and Donna Deason (Don) DuBrock of Louisville, Ky. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Mary Jane Isomura, 68, of Kailua-Kona died May 10 at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Kealakekua, she was a homemaker. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Pukaana Congregational Church. Service at 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes to be held. Survived by sons, Horace Isomura Jr. of Waipio, Wallace Isomura of Kailua-Kona, Mark Isomura of Kealakekua; daughters, Dorothy Isomura of Kentucky, Melonie Shimamoto of Honolulu; sister, Dorothy (Wilfred) Ah Tou Sr. of Captain Cook; 13 grandchildren, a great-grandson, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Andrew A. Kamahele Sr., 79, of Hilo died Thursday, June 6, at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he retired as a Marine Corps veteran. Private services held. Survived by sons, Andrew Kamahele of Hilo, Samuel Kamahele of Hilo, William (Janel) Kamahele of Hilo, Jeffrey (Bernice) Kamahele of Hilo, John (Nalani) Kamahele of Hilo; daughters, Andrea Kamahele of Hilo, Linda (Clifford) Kamahele of Hilo; brothers, James (Jill) Kamahele of California, Olivar (Harriet) Kamahele of California, Herman (Linda) Kamahele of Hilo, William Kamahele of Hilo; 13 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.
Quecannon Kekoa Nihipali, 40, formerly of Mountain View, died May 20 in Riverside, Calif. Born on Oahu, he was an epoxy specialist. Memorial service begins at noon on June 29 at Punalu’u Beach Park. Lunch to follow. Survived by wife, Donalyn Nihipali of Mountain View; daughter, Quelyn Nihipali of Mountain View; son, Kaleolani Nihipali of Mountain View; parents, John Jr. and Deedee Nihipali of Mountin View; brothers, Chad (Leinaala) Salanoa of Oahu; John “Alika” Nihipali of California; Curtiss Nihipali of Mountain View; sisters, Sherraine “Kau’i” (Guy) Sesson-Nihipali of Pahala; Marnette “Puni” Nihipali of Oahu; Antoinette “Kanoe” Nihipali of Keaau; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Emil “Kapio” Kapioanuenue Spencer, 59, of Pahoehoe died May 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he formerly worked with Glover Construction as a heavy equipment operator, was a supervisor for Kona Coffee Co-op, a State Highway Division worker, a records clerk for Hawaii County Police and a rancher for McCandles Ranch. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Pukaana Congregational Church. Service at 10:30 a.m. For information call 747-0410. Survived by wife, Noreen Spencer of Pahoehoe; sons, Emil (Morgan) Spencer III of Ocean View, Aukake (Marion Salvador) Spencer of Keauhou; daughters, Nalani Spencer of Pahoehoe, Kainoa (Melvin Palea Jr.) Haalilio of Honaunau; hanai daughters, Sheila-ann (Hansel) Baniaga of Opihihaele, Aloha Reeves of Napoopoo, Linda (Carlos) Zuniga of Captain Cook; hanai sons, Randall (Char) Pule Sr., Rudy Haalilio all of Honaunau, Bradley Ahia of Pahoehoe; sister, Blossom Sapp of San Diego, Calif.; brother, Jewett (Regina) Spencer of Kealakekua; hanai brothers, William (Gabriel) Lucas of Ocean View, Cornel (Laura) Carlos of Honomalino Mauka; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
James “Hoss” Takeshi Takiue, 48, of Hilo died June 1 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Roswell, N.M., he was a tour bus driver for Polynesia Adventure Tours, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo Jaycees, Fil-Am Golf Club and Ball & Chain Bowling League. Friends may call 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; Wake service at 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Friends may call again 9-10 a.m. Friday, June 21, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo; Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Christine “Tina” Castillo-Takiue of Hilo; sons, Bryson (Kennalyn Amaral-Wilson) Arquitola-Takiue of Hilo, James Damien “JD” Takiue of Hilo; daughters, Latasha (Guy Silva) Gallegos of Hilo, Sierra Takiue of Hilo; mother, Joyce Takiue of Hilo; brothers, Darren Takiue of Hilo, Lesley Takiue of Hilo; sister, Traci (Aaron) Kanaeholo) of Hilo; three grandchildren, numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.