Obituaries for June 19
Ellen Akiko Fujimoto, 67, of Ninole died June 15 at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired registered nurse, member of Honohina Hongwanji Mission, Kakaako Tenrikyo, Hui Okinawa, Hui Uruma, Big Island Auto Club and Hospice of Hilo. Friends may call 3-4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; funeral service at 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Kiyoshi Ken Fujimoto of Ninole; sons, Scott (Robin) Fujimoto of Dayton, Ohio, and Aaron (Sharla-Ann) Fujimoto of Kona; mother, Yoshiko Yoza of Honolulu; brother, Gerald Yoza of Maui; sister, Judith (Gary) Okamoto of Honolulu; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Francisco “Pedring” “Frank” Q. Camero, 92 of Pepeekeo died June 11 at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a retired journeyman automotive and diesel mechanic for the former Hilo Coast Processing Company and co-owner of AC (Antonio and Camero) Service Station in the old Pepeekeo Mill Camp. He also was a “1946 Sakada,” or plantation recruit, from Ilocos region of the Philippines, a member of Pepeekeo Senior Citizen, Pepeekeo Filipino Association, a eucharistic minister and a member for the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel for visitation; wake service at 6 p.m. Friends may call again Monday at Immaculate of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Visitation from 9-10 a.m.; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers OK. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section). Survived by wife, Margarita A. Camero of Pepeekeo; sons, Jamie (Claire) Camero of Pepeekeo, Rudy (Bernie) Camero of Hilo, Franklin (Nancy) Camero of Las Vegas and John (Chris Gomera) Camero of Mountain View; daughters, Elizbeth “Betty” Antida of San Mateo, Calif. and Judy (Howard) Shimabukuro of Hilo; daughter in-law, Rose Camero of Pepeekeo; sister, Petra Cabatu of Pepeekeo; sister in-law, Adeline Quirit of Pepeekeo and Alejandra Cabatu of Philippines; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ernestine Jean Lee Coito, 36, of Honokaa, died June 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Honokaa Ward). Friends may call Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Honokaa Ward). Visitation from 8-11 a.m.; memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Interment at a later date. Survived by daughter, Shaneece Mae Nobriga of Honokaa; son, Kristopher Nalu Nobriga of Honokaa; parents, Patrick and Barbara Coito of Honokaa; sisters, Darde (Darren) Gamayo of Honokaa and Anna (James) Anderson of Tokeland, Wash.; brother, Patrick Coito, Jr. of Honokaa; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Leon “Buck” Farris, 83, Kailua-Kona, died May 15 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Lamb County, Texas, he was an electrical contractor and owner of Buck’s Electric, LLC. He was also a member of the Elks Club, California Lions Club, Kona Outdoor Circle, Makalei Men’s Golf Club, Kahaluu Kumiai and Kumamoto Kenjin Kai, and a U.S. Navy veteran. Friends may call at 12 p.m. July 13 at Cornerstone Christian Church in Kailua-Kona for a 1 p.m. memorial service. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Millie Farris of Kailua-Kona; son, Steven (Debbie) Farris of Grants Pass, Ore.; daughter, Cindy Farris of Roseville, Calif.; stepson, Craig (Magaly) Horie of Chandler, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Tanya (Brian) Yamada of Las Vegas; sisters, Bettie Smith of Placerville, Calf., Luwanda Dodson of San Diego and Janelle (Weldon) Smith of Waterford, Calif.; one granddaughter; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; seven step-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Wally Katsuyuki Takamoto, 69, Kealakekua, died June 15 at his residence. Born in South Kona, he was a floor installer. He was also a coffee farmer, commercial fisherman, owner of Big Island Taxi and Tours and a U.S. Army veteran. Friends may call at 5 p.m. June 21 at the Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua for a 6 p.m. memorial service. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Verna Takamoto of Kainaliu; son, Bud Takamoto of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sisters, Janet Fujikawa of Holualoa, Sharon Hynenen of North Hollywood, Calif., and Judy Amano of Kainaliu; sister-in-law, Kathy Takamoto of Kaneohe, Oahu; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Delores “Kiki” Dowdy, 59, of Pahoa died Sunday at her residence. She was born in Mississippi. Celebration of life to be held. No known survivors.
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