Obituaries for October 17
Peter Harding Dillingham, 92, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 12 at his home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired investment manager and a renowned steel guitarist. Private graveside held. Survived by wife, Pamela Dillingham of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Leslie (Tony) Freyberg of Connecticut and Jennifer Loper of California; sons, Harold Dillingham of Wisconsin, Martin Colbert of California, Fred Johnson and Matt (Kim) Loper all of Kailua-Kona; five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Umeyo Katahira, 92, of Hilo died Sept. 26 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired seamstress with the former Kamehameha Garments and later retired from Sky Chef and was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Hilo Hongwanji Buddhist Women’s Association, Hiroshima Kenjin Kai and the Nohea Kumiai. Friends may call from 4-5 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by son, Lawrence Katahira of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Elaine Katahira of Hilo; three grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kikue Shimabukuro, 93, of Wahiawa, Oahu, died Sept. 18 at home. Born in North Kohala, she was a guidance counselor for the state Department of Education. Visitiation at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service at 2 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Survived by son, Lloyd Yoshio Shimabukuro of Aiea; daughters, Claire Aiko (Mark Merlin) Shimabukuro of Honolulu and Ann Kiku (Matthew) Catania of Wahiawa; brother, Toshio (Ryoko) Shimabukuro of Kaneohe; sister, Shizue Palmer of Honolulu; two grandchildren; one great-grandson.
Robert “Rob” George Shwery, 87, of Hilo died Sept. 26 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Chicago, he was a former film editor. Graveside urn committal service at 12 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by sons, Richard Shwery and Brian Shwery; sisters, Mary Cox, Esther Hott and Roselle Pringle; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mary Jane Stevens, 57, of Hilo and formerly of Pahoa, died Oct. 1 in Hilo. She was born in Levittown, Pa. Services pending. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for service information. Include name, location, best contact information and relation to the Stevens family. Survived by daughter, Alicia; and son-in-law, Nick. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Bernadine Waddell, 86, of Ocean View died Oct. 10. Born in California, she worked as part of the administrative staff of a mental health facility and attended the Jehovah’s Witness Church. Private services to be held. Survived by sons, John Waddell of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Robert Waddell of Longmont, Colo.; daughter Linda (Kim) Moore of Apple Valley, Calif.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great great grandchild. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Teruo Yamamoto, 84, of Hilo died Oct. 5 at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. He was the retired proprietor of Teruo Yamamoto Painting Contractor. Private services. Survived by wife, Jane Shizuko Yamamoto of Hilo; daughters, Loraine (Henry) Terada of Hilo and Susan (Russell) Kagohara of Redondo Beach, Calif.; brother, Hisao (Misako) Yamamoto of Gardena, Calif.; sisters, Sachiko Mitsuyoshi of Hilo, Helen (Joe) Tanaka of Hilo and Amy (David) Ogawa of San Francisco; sister-in-law, Yoshiko Yamamoto of Aiea; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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