Obituaries for November 27


Dora Andrade, 91, of Pahala died Nov. 15 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Naalehu, she was a homemaker and member of Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Urn burial in the church cemetery. Survived by sons, Edward (Judy) Andrade and Patrick (Charlene) Andrade of Pahala; daughters, Dorothy (Norman Kai) Louis and Mary Yvonne (Alfred) Ibarra of Pahala; sister, Ethel (Howard) Chow of Honolulu; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Miyoko “Peggy” Hara, 85, of Hilo died Nov. 17 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. clerk. and member of Papaikou Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Suzanne (Curtis) Nakayama, Jenny (Larry) Wakida and Audrey (Clyde) Hirayama of Hilo; brother, Seiko Miyasato of Los Angeles; sisters, Fujie Mukai and Ruth Yamaguchi of Hilo; sister-in-law, Yaeko Miyasato of Hilo; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Masae Honda, 105, of Honokaa died Nov. 15 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. Born in Kona, she was a retired macadamia nut farmer and member of Paauilo Hongwanji Mission and Kaapahu Kumiai. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Hisae Watanabe of Hilo and Shigeko Mukai of Honolulu; son, Nadao (Miyoko) Honda of Honokaa; brothers, Sunao (Janet) Kadooka and Larry Susumu (Myra) Kadooka of Hilo; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Frank Paul Fontes Jr., 73, of Tacoma, Wash., died Nov. 13 in Tacoma. Born in Hilo, he was a U.S. Postal Service retiree and retired U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3 at Tahoma National Cemetary in Kent, Wash. Survived by wife, Doris Faye Fontes; daughters, Tambra (Josh) Hoopes, Maile Petrovich and Shauna (John) Krywko; sisters, Priscilla Sampaia, Loretta Feliciano and Maureen Hancock; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Gordon Wing Yen Tong, 91, of Hilo died Nov. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was retired U.S. Army sergeant first class and World War II and Korean War veteran. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary) gifts. Survived by wife, Amy Akina Tong of Hilo; daughters, Rose Fishel of Monterey, Calif., Helen (David) Hurd of Hilo and Amy (Terry) Van Parys of Portland, Ore.; son, Brian (Judy) Tong of Costa Mesa, Calif.; daughters-in-law, Barbara Tong of Arizona and Shirley Lin Trejo of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Dorothy Tong of Honolulu; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

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