Obituaries for October 7
Joseph “Joe Boy” Iokewe Mukini Jr., 51, of Ocean View died Sept. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, he was an auto mechanic and football coach for the Pop Warner Lions. Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Naalehu Methodist Church. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Survived by companion, Cindy Grace of Ocean View; daughters, Joanna (David) Stevens of Johnstown, Pa., April Jarra of Honolulu, Fernanda (Keoni) Corpuz of Montz, La., Jewel Mukini of Graham, Wash., Rena Mukini, Raeann Mukini and Raelyn Mukini of Wailuku, Maui, Chazlyn Mukini of South Point; sons, Jonah Mukini, Jared Guillermo and Joseph Mukini III of Wailuku, Maui, Jocyiah Mukini and Jycetin Mukini of South Point; sisters, Irjina Kaawa of Kamaoa and Joycelend (Gilbert) Damasco of Kailua-Kona brother, Joseph Manuel of Las Vegas; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Emiko N. Nakamura, 81, of Keaau died Sept. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired Keaau Elementary School teacher, member of Puna Hongwanji Mission and avid golfer. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Haruo Nakamura of Keaau; daughters, JoAnne Nakamura of Honolulu and Cathy Nakamura of Keaau; sisters, Ellen Yamauchi of Chicago and Lorraine Vinluan of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Betty Nakaji of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Josefina “Siping” Barut Visaya, 60, of Keaau died Sept. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Isabela, Philippines, she was a landscaper for Puna Certified Nursery and a member of Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at the family home in Keaau. Visitation again 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Mass at noon. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by husband, Cenon Visaya of Keaau; son, Fred (Rowena) Visaya Sr. of Keaau; daughters, Marylou (Gener) Viernes and Genalyn (Elvin) Ulep of Keaau; grandsons, Fred Visaya Jr., RJ Visaya and Cyron Viernes of Keaau; sister, Cristina Gumaru of Philippines; mother-in-law, Francisca Visaya of Keaau; brothers-in-law, Loreto (Erofida) Visaya, Tolio (Margarita) Visaya, Jose (Adela) Visaya, Tony (Linda) Visaya, Valeriano (Maxilinda) Visaya and Antero (Milagros) Visaya of Keaau; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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