Curtis Davis Shoemaker, 89, of Waimea died May 21 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Berkeley, Calif., he was a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. engineer, World War II U.S. Army Veteran, co-founder of the Hilo Sailing Club and member of the Hilo Rotary Club, Kawaihae Boating Association, and Big Island Amateur Radio Club. Private services. Survived by wife, Momi Shoemaker of Waimea; sons Karl (Joanie) Shoemaker of Spokane, Wash., and Phillip (Libby) Hervey of Bend, Ore.; daughters, Sandra (Douglas) Carr and Iayon (Robert Hassey) Shoemaker of Waikoloa, Sydney (Lawrence) Stevens of Waimea; brother, Richard (Mary) Millen of Brisbane, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Lon Esker Ussery Jr., 84, of Kailua-Kona died May 15 at home. Born in Wilmington, N.C., he was a retired clinical psychologist. Private services. Memorial donations to Hawaii Island Humane Society. Survived by long-time companion, Tom Blackburn of Kailua-Kona; stepsons, Adam (Karen) Falk of Williamstown, Mass., and Toby Falk of Chappaqua, N.Y.; hanai sisters, Kate Bell and Priscilla Studholme of Kailua-Kona; hanai brother, Jack Wallace of Kailua-Kona. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
William Shinichi Shimabukuro, 80, of Hilo died May 12 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he owned the former Shima’s Electric and was a U.S. Army Korean War-era veteran. Services held. Survived by daughter, Tammy (Liborio) Arquero of Hilo; sons, Alan McCabe of Honolulu and Dale (Kelly) McCabe of South Dakota; 10 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.