Seishiro Chinen, 80, of Pahoa died Nov. 10 at the Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home. Born in Ewa, Oahu, he was a retired mailman and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Private services. Survived by brother, Eugene (Linda) Chinen of Waipahu, Oahu; numerous nieces and nephews. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Kaneyo “Kay” Higashi, 96, of Honaunau died Nov. 5 at home. Born in Waipahu, Oahu, she was a self-employed proprietress of Higashi Store and member of Ho‘okena Kumiai, Kona Fukuoka Kenjin-Kai and Kona Hongwanji Mission. Friends may call at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua for a 6:30 p.m. memorial service. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Gary (Irene) Higashi of Honaunau; daughters, Frances (Fred) Uchima of Captain Cook, Gloria (Lance) Okamura of Honaunau; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Michael David Hoff, 55, of Laupahoehoe died Nov. 9 at home. Born in Palo Alto, Calif., he was a carpenter. Private services. Survived by wife, Jackie Parkinson of Laupahoehoe; sons, Kiel Hoff of Portland, Ore., David Hoff of Santa Monica, Calif.; daughters, Maile Stewart of Redding, Calif., Faye Quayle of Carmichael, Calif.; mother, Lucille Hoff of West Sacramento, Calif.; brother, Stan Sutton of Fresno, Calif.; sister, Sherri Shuman of Rio Linda, Calif.; six grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Joseph “Pepe” “Joe” P. Narvaez aka Jose Navares Dias, 88, of Holualoa died Nov. 10 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired construction laborer for J.W. Glover; an Aqua Lung diver for Pearl Harbor; and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Friends may call 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; funeral at 4 p.m.; cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Kamakawiwoole Church in Honokaa. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Linda (Tim) Lawrance and Herlinda (Juan) Jacobo-Roque of Kona, Lokelani (Reno) Rios, Frances (Thomas) Cummings and Estraita Narvaez, all of Honokaa, Maria (Don) Smith of Kapoho, Christina (Lawrence Agbigay) Flores of Mountain View, Ramona (Jeffrey Anduha) Lopez and TinaMarie (Patrick) Enos of Hilo; sons, Dennis (Cynthia) Torres and Ruben Lopez of Honokaa, Rudolfo (Raynette) Lopez of Ocean View, Cruzanto Lopez of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Engracio Bohol of York, Pa., Douglas Bohol of Alaska; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Narvaez of Kailua, Oahu, May Narvaez of Aiea, Oahu; 59 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.