Obituaries for March 3
Alfred Carter, 84, of Keaau died Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired architectural engineer for the County of Honolulu. He was a member of the Poaha Pa‘ina Golf Club. Visitation Friday, March 8, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Haili’s Tent in Panaewa; Celebration of life at 9:30 am. Casual attire, no flowers, and no monetary gifts. Contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be entered at www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sisters, Grace Lum of Honolulu, and Kauilani Chun of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews.
Grace Kiyomi Fujimoto, 98, of Hilo and formerly of Honokaa, died Feb. 3, in Hilo. Born in Ewa, Oahu, she was the retired proprietress of the former Fujimoto Super Service Inc. in Honokaa. She was a member of the Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and Big Island Automotive Trades Association. Visitation Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo from 4-5 p.m.; Memorial service will begin at 5 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers. Survived by daughters, Karen Keiko (Dennis) Sakuma of Mililani and Lynda Yoshie (Jere) Usui of Hilo; brother, Seiji (Haruyo) Nitta of Pearl City, Hawaii; sister-in-law, Sue Nitta of Mililani; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; numerous nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Elizabeth Gartley, 54, of Keaau died Feb. 23 at her residence. Born in Honolulu. Private services held. Survived by husband, Timothy Boggs; sons, Richard Packard of Keaau, Tyler Packard of Keaau; brother, William Wery-Brewer of Washington; sisters, Lynn (Tom) Hauge of Keaau, Leslie Mahina (Glenn) GronQuist of Keaau. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.
Lillian Miulan Hose, 83, of Kaneohe died Feb. 21 at Castle Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Visitation from 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary in Honolulu. Service at 5:30 p.m., cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Linda (Michael) Lau of Honolulu, Bobbie “Awapuhi” Keliikoa of Kailua-Kona and Hope (Scott) Nauka-Hooper of Las Vegas, Nev.; sons, Gary (Angie) Silva of Ookala, Walter “Sonny” Silva of Oceanview and Arnold Keliikoa of Honolulu; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Archie Aki of Hilo and Walter “Bully” (Patsy) Aki of Kohala; sisters, Elizabeth “Lehua” Richards of Ohio and Margie “Dolly” Salis of Florida.
Louisa Tadeja Manzano, 91, of Hilo died Saturday, Feb. 23, at her residence. Born on in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired sales clerk for S.H. Kress Store and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Friends may call Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, visitation from 5-9 p.m.; Prayer service at 6 p.m. Graveside service Thursday at Alae Cemetery (Section I) at 9 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sister, Rosalina “Rose” Rabara of Guam; sons-in-law, Robert Manzano-Hill and Michael Morrow of Hilo; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Frederic Samuel Rubin, 90, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 20 at his residence. Born in Galveston, Texas, he was retired from Eagle Distributors. He was also a WWII and Korean war Navy veteran. Celebration of life at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 17, at Hale Halawai. Service at 10:30 a.m. For information call 329-9546. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona 96745. Survived by wife, Mary Rubin of Kailua-Kona; sons, Dale (Melanie) Rubin of Grundy, Va., Donald (Janice) Rubin of Sacramento, Calif., Freddie Rubin Jr., David Rubin, both of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Janese Rubin of Oakland, Calif., Linda Rubin, Marsha Rubin both of Burleson, Texas, Angie (Peter) Dungate of Kailua-Kona; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Karen Yukiko Mapuana Yoshida, 66, of Naalehu died Feb. 18 at her home. Born in Pahala, she was retired from MacFarms of Hawaii and a member of Kauaha‘ao Congregational Church in Waiohinu. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Kauaha‘ao Congregational Church in Waiohinu; memorial service at 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Survived by son, Berkeley (Leanette) Yoshida of Pahala; brothers, Allen (Ann) Yoshida of Maryland, Benjamin (Shirley) Brown of Hilo; sister, Marie Ah Yee of Naalehu; hanai brother, Dayton Beck of Naalehu; hanai sister, Kalei (Ike) Beck of Naalehu; sister-in-law, Mary Yoshida of Hilo; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Elisa Marco Saito, 93, of Kealakekua died Saturday, Feb. 23, at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in the Philippines and retired as a folk artist. Private services held. Survived by son, John Saito of Kona; daughter, Rachel Saito of Kona; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.
Leialoha Sproat, 84, of Hawi died Thursday, Feb. 21, at home. Born in Makapala, Kohala, she was a field worker for the former Kohala Sugar Company; a nursery worker for the former Kohala Nursery Ltd.; and worked for various businesses in the community. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Visitation will be held from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward; Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Survived by daughters, Jacquelyn Makakoa of Fortuna, Calif., Carolyn Sproat of Fortuna, Calif., and Kehaulani Sproat of Hawi; son, ElRay Sproat of Fortuna, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Ailene Sproat of Punaluu, Oahu; brothers, Kamalo (Hanako) Yamamoto of Hilo, Silom Yamamoto of Kohala, William (Mildred) Yamamoto of Hilo, Solomon Kahele (Rosemarie) Yamamoto of Maryland, Kamaka Yamamoto of Hilo and Manuel (June) Yamamoto of Kohala; sister, Kaluna Yuen of Pearl City, Oahu; aunt, Jennie Chesebro of Kohala; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Albert Tehero, 86, of Pahala died Thursday, Feb. 21, at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in San Francisco, he retired as a crane operator. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Vicky Lawton of California; and two grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.
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