Manuel Alton Souza Dias, 58, of Papaaloa died Nov. 5 at home. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was a retired county road worker. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Gail Dias of Papaaloa; son, Shannon Dias of Papaaloa; daughters, Denise (Joseph) Ah Choy III of Waipunalei, Jessica (Justin) Hisashima of Keaau and Mandy (Kalei Jardine) Dias of Kapehu; mother, Helen De Luz Figuera of Paauilo; brother, Jeffrey (Diana) Dias of Paauilo; sisters, Susan (Roger) Wood of Kalopa and Sheila Dias of Paauilo; hanai Brother, Effren (Tammy) Pascua of Paauilo; four grandchildren; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gabriel Galvizo “Abe” Jose, 58, of Pepeekeo died Nov. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in the Philippines, he was a taxi company owner and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Jovy Jose of Pepeekeo; daughters, Brenda Lee Jose of Pepeekeo, Jaquelyn Julian of Kawaihae, Jeanie Lyn Julian of Kona and Evelyn (Lester) Berano of Ewa Beach, Oahu; son, Emerson (Katherine) Julian of Maui; brothers, Angelo (Lucia) Jose of Pahoa, Liborio (Tessie) Jose of Pepeekeo, Hipolito (Lydia) Jose of Honomu, Leondro Jose of Las Vegas, Luis (Imelda) Jose of Keaau and Lorenzo Jose of Philippines; sisters, Pearla (Angelo) Magarine of Pahoa, Macrina Sabado of Ainaloa and Justina (Rogelio) Andrada of Philippines; 12 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Nobuye “Mae” Watanabe, 96, of Hilo died Oct. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Paauhau Mauka, she was a retired custodian for the former Hawaiian Telephone Co., member of Taishoji Soto Mission and its Kenjin Kai, Kyodan, Fujin Kai and Niigata Kenjin Kai, and attended Hilo Hooganji Mission. Visitation 10–11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Albert Watanabe of Hilo; daughter, Margaret “Marge” (Melvin) Masaki of Hilo; brother, Takao (Fumiko) Sugai of Honolulu; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.