Herman William Decker, 86, of Pahoa died Oct. 7 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Lennox, Calif., he was a retired maintenance worker for University of California at Los Angeles and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. Private services. Survived by sister, Mildred (Marvin) Brockway of Los Angeles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Joan Lee Dempster, 71, of Paauilo Mauka, formerly of Honolulu, died Oct. 6 at home. Born in Sonora, Calif., she pursued several careers and avocations including hotel promotion, psychological testing and homemaking and community volunteer work. Private celebration of life. No flowers or koden. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Survived by husband, Duncan Dempster Sr. of Paauilo Mauka; son, Duncan (Ariana Eichelberger) Dempster Jr. of Honolulu; daughter, Fiona Dempster of Waimea; one grandson. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Anthony John Franken, 65, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 8 at home. Born in Los Angeles, he was a retail salesman and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Sharron Franken of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Christine (Scott) Gemmill of Hamilton, N.Z.; sisters, Debra (Wayne) Smith of Ladera Ranch, Calif., and Dee (Dennis) Brown of Palm Desert, Calif.; two grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Arthur Hitoshi Ota, 81, of Hilo died Sept. 27 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Mountain View, he was retired from the former Hilo Macaroni Factory. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sister, Stella (Lawrence) Nakama of Honolulu; one niece, one grandniece and three grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Charlie Ichiro Ouchi, 94, of Hilo died Oct. 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Papaikou, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and U.S. Army World War II veteran. Private interment at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by brother, Mitsuru Ouchi of Pearl City, Oahu. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dolor Gatan Saquing, 84, of Hilo died Oct. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Santa Maria, Isabella, Philippines, he was formerly an accountant/comptroller at Theo H. Davies Ltd., retired from Merrill Lynch as a financial consultant, and was a member of University Heights Kumiai. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary contributions). Survived by wife, Akiko Saquing of Hilo; sons, Romeo “Romy” Saquing of Hilo, Dolor (Karen) Saquing Jr. of Everett, Wash., and Rogelio “Roy” (Barbara) Saquing of Camarillo, Calif.; half-brother, Roberto Saquing of Philippines; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Benedicto “Benny” Kayampat Villaverde, 85, of Honolulu died Oct. 6. Born in Onomea, he was a retired Hawaii Army National Guard 1st Sergeant, member of Hawaii Musicians’ Union, union vice president emeritus of the local union and long-time director of Hawaii State Senior Softball, inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame in 2000. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary East Chapel in Honolulu. Eulogy 9:30 a.m. Burial at 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe, Oahu. No flowers. Memorial donations to Live Music Awareness P.O. Box 22879, Honolulu, HI 96823. Survived by wife, Nancy Villaverde, of Honolulu; daughters, Patricia Gorelangton of Honolulu, Denise Wong of Kailua, Oahu, Andrea Berezoski of Kansas and Lisa LaPorte of Plano, Texas; sons, Kelly Villaverde of Kailua, Oahu, Barry Villaverde of Belton, Mo., Brian Villaverde of Colorado and Mark Herman of Kona; sisters, Raymonda Duhinio of Pennsylvania, Dolores Hayes of Texarkana, Ark., Lourdes Allenegui of California and Paula Todd of Hilo; brothers Vince Villaverde of California and Juan Villaverde of Las Vegas; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.