Obituaries for November 18
LaDonna “Nohea” Gayle Clarke, 83, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 15 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Minneapolis, she was a homemaker and a former hula dancer for George Naope Kupuna Hula Halau. Private services to be held. Survived by husband, Eugene Bill Clarke of Kailua-Kona; brother, Richard Rosland of Las Vegas. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Jewell Leimomi LaStell Johanna Key Cuizon, 70, of Puna died Nov. 4 at home. Born in Palolo, she was a homemaker and member of the Jehovah’s Witness. Celebration of life and scattering of cremains from 12 p.m. to sunset Sunday at Pohoiki Beach. Flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Valerie Robinol of Texas, Valda Tagawa of California, BeauDrena Cabral (Curtis) Lasconia of Puna, Pearl Berdon of Puna, Jamie Cuizon and Jogene Cuizon of Waianae; sons, James Robinol (Cindy) Cuizon, Roberto Mendez “Kaio” (Tina) Contero Jr., both of Puna, and Soloman Harris of Hilo; sister, Pearl Key Avilla Campbell of Waianae; brother, James Madison (Lucy) Key of Waimea; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Toshio Furuyama, 102, of Hilo died Nov. 9 at his residence. Born in Papaikou, he was a retired barber. Private services. No flowers. No koden. Survived by son, Ricky Furuyama of Hilo.
Roxanne “Nani” Momilani Kapoi, 59, of Kona died Nov. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by partner, Billie Beamer of Kona; brothers, Andrew Kapoi of Washington, Christopher “Wally” Kapoi of Texas, Beckley “Bj” Kalani of Hilo, and Richard “Eiji” Kapoi of Washington; sisters, Bernice Kalani of Hilo, Alice “Tiny” Kapoi, Roseanna “Kute” Kapoi, and Angel Kalani, all from Honolulu; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home of Hilo.
Maureen Sadako Maedo, 73, of Honolulu died Nov. 13 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was a retired school teacher. Survived by father, Sadamitsu Maedo; brothers, Roy Maedo and Dennis Maedo; sister, Georgeann Kanehiro. No services. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
Ruth Satsuki Miyamoto Ogawa, 99, of Hilo died Nov. 1 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Ookala. Private services held. No flowers. No koden. Survived by son, Dr. Robert (Charlene) Ogawa Jr. of Hilo; daughter, Roann Ogawa of Ann Arbor, Mich.; one granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alexandrine Maile (Legaspi) Olival, 85, of Hilo died Nov. 11 at her home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker, former insurance agent for the Phil-American and Pacific Union Insurance companies, and was an active member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may call Sunday at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Visitation from 5-6 p.m. Friends may also call from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A Rosary will be said at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. Burial at the Homelani Memorial Park-Ilima Section. Survived by husband, Frederick Olival of Hilo; daughters, Valerie (Ronald) Rillon of Reno, Nev., and Angel Sidwell Soares, Charlene (Alvin) Miyashiro, Sandra (Cyril Shimokawa) Nuah and Marilyn (Harold) Pakele, each of Hilo; son, Benjamin (Elizabeth) Legaspi Jr. of Hilo; brother, Raymond (Rosemary) Rodrigues of Hilo; sisters, Evelyn Rodrigues of Honolulu and Elizabeth Toribio of Papaikou; sister-in-law, Rae Chang of Honolulu; step-brother, Clement Chang of Hilo; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Shizuko M. Teshima, 106, of Honalo died Oct. 22 at her residence. Born in Honalo, she was the owner of Kona’s Teshima Restaurant and an honorary member of the Mauka Rotary Club and Business and Professional Women’s Club. She was also a member of the Daifukuji Soto Mission, Hiroshima Kenjin Kai and the Kawanui I Kumi (Mauka). Private service held. Survived by sons, Harold (Minnie) Teshima and Ernest Teshima, both of Honalo, and Ted (Nancy) Teshima of Palos Verdes, Calf.; daughter, Irene Ayako (Yoshiyuki) Izumi of Honalo; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Harukichi Nakamoto is survived by, among others, his wife Doris Nakamoto of Hilo. This information was omitted in an obituary published Sunday.
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