Obituaries for March 10
Randy Allen Gambill, 48, of Waimea, died Feb. 28 at home. Born in San Diego, he was a golf course foreman for Kukio Golf and Beach Club, member of Mana Christian Ohana, Five Mountain Fitness and Hui O Akau Ohana, volunteer Parks & Rec basketball coach for P & R and former Honokaa High School basketball coach. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Desiree Gambill of Waimea; daughters, Zerin Gambill, Zerica Bell-Gambill and Nelly Gambill of Waimea; sons, Christepher Gambill, Chace Gambill, Joseph Rivera and Jeremiah Rivera of Waimea; sisters, Shirley (Lamar) DeRego and Lana Incillio of Waimea; brother, Bronson (Doreen) Gambill of Kapolei, Oahu; four grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hiroshi “Sonny” Inouye, 87, of Hilo, died March 7 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired state painting supervisor, U.S. Army veteran and member of Papaikou Hongwanji Mission and Paukaa Community Association. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Friday, March 15 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Evelyn Inouye of Hilo; sons, Craig (Gail) Inouye of Hilo and Dwayne Inouye of Kona; daughter, Doreen (Dennis) Koizumi of Hilo; brothers, Alex Inouye of Pepeekeo, Harry (Takeko) Inouye of San Francisco and Walter (Ellen) Inouye of Honolulu; sister, Patsy Adachi of Hilo; brother-in-law, Herbert (Setsuko) Arai of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Tsuruko Daimaru and Susan Arai of Hilo; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Howard Yukio Nakahara, 60, of Kailua, Oahu, died Feb. 9 at Maluhia Hospital. Born in Kohala, he was a retired store manager for Ben Franklin and Blind Vendors Hawaii and member of Tenrikyo and Kalakaua Gym. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Raquel Nakahara of Kailua, Oahu; daughter, Heather Nakahara of Kailua, Oahu; brother, Richard (Mary Rose) Nakahara of Hawi; two uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Robert Masami Ota, 89, of Honolulu died Feb. 23 in Honolulu. Born in Kalaoa, he was a retired Bank of Hawaii vice president and retired University of Hawaii dean of tropical agriculture. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Diamond Head Mortuary in Honolulu. Service at 5 p.m. Aloha/casual attire. Survived by wife, Helen G. Ota; sons, Ronald B. Ota and Russell A. Ota, daughter, E. Ann Nishimoto; sister, Maude S. Kasuya; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
Florence Ching Rocha, 81, of Hawi died Feb. 25 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kohala, she was an office administrator for Kawaihae Terminals Inc., and member of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at Jodo Mission, 55-1104 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Raymond (Gina) Rocha of Kohala; daughter, Florene (Nino) Kaai of Kohala; hanai son, Jeffrey Ching of Honolulu; brother, Warren (Kaena) Ching of Kohala; sisters, Bernice (Wilfred) Lee of California, Daisy Luke of Kohala, Sylvia Ching and Eleanor Yu of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Larry Duane Wright, 68, of Pahoa died March 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Redmond, Ore., he was a plumber. Private services. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Carol Wright of Pahoa; sons, Troy (Dawn) Malcolm of Astoria, Ore., Robert Wright of Waianae, Oahu, and Gary Wright of Pahoa; daughters, Trena Harbison-White of Las Vegas and Teresa (Joe) Barnett of Pahoa; brother, Gary (Patti) Wright of Phoenix; sister, Lina (Charles) Degraffenreid of Clatskanie, Ore.; 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Evelyn “Lene” Alleman was survived by, among others, sister-in-law Kathleen Luiz of California. Her name was omitted from an obituary published Saturday.
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