William F. Hachmeister, 67, of Hilo died at home Aug. 15. Born in Natoma, Kan., he was a computer programmer. He was also a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Friends may call Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Graveside urn committal at 10 a.m. Survived by sons, Julian Hachmeister of Hilo and Felix Hachmeister of Canada; sister, Marilyn Martinez of Aurora, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Henry “Kona” Kamekona, Jr., 76, of Pahoa died Oct. 20 at home. Born in Oahu, he was a heavy equipment mechanic and a retired Army National Guardsman. Private services will be held. Survived by wife, Elvira P. Kamekona of Pahoa; sons, Henry Kamekona III of Honolulu and Armando “Kona” (Lisa) Kamekona of California; daughter, Dora “Lynny Girl” (Clyde) Wheatley of Pahoa; brother, Larry Lawrence Joseph of Hauula, Oahu; sisters, Gwendolyn Lono of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Maxine (Bert) Awa of Kaneohe, Oahu; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Talifiaai “TaaloTausala” Tala-Pola, 87, of Pahoa died Oct. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pavaiai, American Samoa, she was a homemaker and a member of Solid Rock Ministries East Hawaii. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a visitation. Friends may also call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the Dodo Mortuary chapel for an 11 a.m. funeral service. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by sons, Setefano (Janice) Uelese-Pola of Seattle, Safune (Nadine) Pola of Hilo, Tausala (Camlyn) Pola of Hilo and Stephen (Candice) Pola of Hilo; daughters, Seilala Tupuola of Seattle, Talila (Sa’u) Sa’u of Australia, Maave (George) Enos of Pahoa, Vaaiga (Philip) Pola-Wilson of Pahoa, Tumama (Miki) Pousima of Kona and Taalo (Lionel) Mattoon of Honolulu; sister, Taufao (Harry) Bayliff of Las Vegas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kunie Yokota Payne, 81, of Hilo died Oct. 20 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama center. Born in Busan, South Korea, she was retired from the Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council and was a member of the Hawaii County Nutrition Program at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale. Friends may call from 4-5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Michelle (Dyson Arakaki) Payne-Arakaki of Keaau; sister, Kumiko Sadakata of Fukuoka, Japan; grandson, Dyson-John “DJ” Arakaki; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Samie Goya, 91, of Hilo died Oct. 17 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama center. She was a retired county government employee and member of Hilo Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Buddhist Women’s Association, and Hawaii Government Employees Association retirees. Memorial services Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Visitation from 9-11 a.m.; service at 11 a.m. No koden. Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Hilo or Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Survived by daughters, Janice (Stanley) Masaki of Honolulu and Karen (Dennis) Maedo of Hilo; sister, Helen Nakaoka of Kaneohe; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.