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Obituaries for Sept. 18

Louis Donald Erhardt, 81, of Mountain View died Sunday, Sept. 2, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Danbury, Conn., he was a plumber at Pearl Harbor and a member of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Volcano. Private services. Survived by daughters, Tami Carlos of Ewa Beach, Cheryl Erhardt of Ewa Beach, and Michelle (Pono) Chang of Kaneohe; brother, Arthur Erhardt of Rhode Island; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Masami “Masa” Nagakawa, 82, of Honolulu died Aug. 21 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born in Waimea, he was a retired salesman for Sears. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 10 a.m Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Florence “Flo” Nagakawa of Honolulu; daughters, Phyllis Miyashiro of California, and Coleen Tanaka of Honolulu; three grandchildren; sisters, Beverly Tillery, and Peggy Lilly, both of California; and brother, Hallet Yamane of Aiea, Oahu.

Beatrice C. Pakele, 95, of Hilo died at Life Care Center of Hilo on Friday, Sept. 14. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Friends may call at the Dodo Mortuary chapel on Saturday from 9-11 a.m., where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., followed by cremation. Casual attire, no flowers. Survived by sons, Edward (Linda) Chow of Honolulu, and Harold (Marilyn) Pakele of Hilo; daughters, Charlene (Abraham) Bonoan of Honolulu, Johnnette (Eric) Higuchi of Hilo, and Janice (Harold) Leite of Papaikou; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

Willie Mae Philp, 89, of Pahoa died Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Caldwell, Texas, she was a county sheriff for Burleson County, Texas, and a deputy sheriff in Austin, Texas. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Texas Sheriffs Association. Services to be held at a later date in Texas. Survived by sons, Walter (Ella) Roskey of Houston, Texas, and Bill (Mary) Roskey of Caldwell, Texas; daughter, Lareida (Byron) Buckley of Pahoa; brother, Andrew Smith of Giddings, Texas; five grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.


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