Kent S. Kaneko Sr., 63, of Hilo died Nov. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was mechanic-owner of Kent’s Auto Repair and a former mechanic for Roberts Tours and Gray Line. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Service at 7 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by his wife Doreen J. Paulos Kaneko of Hilo; son, Kent S. Kaneko Jr. of Hilo; daughters, Tanya M. Kaneko and Sherry L. Taheri of Kona; mother, Sumiko Johnson of Hilo; brothers, Milton Kaneko of Mountain View, Russell (Lisa Javier) Kaneko and Delton (Lori) Kaneko of Hilo, Sheldon Kaneko of Oregon, Reed (Lacsamie) Kaneko of Honomu; sisters- and brothers-in-law; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Rose Ululani Ahuna Livingston, 79, of Hilo died Nov. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired registered nurse. Services held. Survived by son, Aaron Dale (Michelle Slover) Kamamaka Costa of Arizona; daughters, Debbie (Alfred) Neves of Waimea, Rowena (Steve) Freeman of Virginia, Patricia Costa and Dorena Costa of Hilo; 12 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kiyomi “Kim” Omoto, 89, of Hilo died Nov. 17 at Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired county fire captain and member of Taishoji Soto Mission and Upper Kaumana Kumiai. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Penny (Vernon) Montibon and Patti (Nelson) Nishimoto of Hilo; companion, Diane Kim of Hilo; brother, Harry (Kathleen) Omoto of Hilo; sister, Itsuko Murakami of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Isao Nakagawa of Hilo, Barney (Betty) Shiotani of California and Akira (Edith) Shiotani of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Yvonne Omoto, Norma Ung, Elsie Kobayashi and Akiko Nakashima of Honolulu; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.