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Obituaries for Sept. 29

Richard Dale Buffington, 80, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 18 at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Bradford, Pa., he was a retired mechanical engineer for Boeing Corp. and member of Kona Yacht Club, Kona Bridge Club and a Coast Guard volunteer. Services held. Survived by wife, Christine Buffington of Kailua-Kona; hanai daughters, Bebe and Lily Buffington of Kailua-Kona. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Melvin Kaiawe, 67, of Kaloko died Sept. 9 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was the owner of J.M.K. Equipment and member of Hui Makai Motorcycle Club. Visitation 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at Calvary Community Church off Lako Street in Kailua-Kona. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Hawaiian attire; lei welcome. Survived by wife, Earlene Kaiawe of Kaloko; daughter, Leesa Ann (Clayton) Kam of Kalaoa; brothers, Charles (Karen) Nahale of Honaunau, Joseph (Aletha) Nahale of Ocean View, Lyle (Dawn) Gomes, Francis Ng Sr. and Kenneth Kam Sr. of Kailua-Kona, Lance (Donna) Gomes of South Carolina, Tommy Lance (Lei) Gomes of Honalo, Thomas Kam of Sunnyvale, Calif., Ronald (Sandra) Kam Sr. of Keauhou; sisters, Eleanor Kaiawe, Grace Kaiawe and Sonyamae Fukushima of Captain Cook, Debra (Sanford) Sasaki and Edwina Booth of Kalaoa, Jasmine (Washington) Bledsoe of Oklahoma, Barbara (Morgan) Leleiwi of Kailua-Kona, Thelma (Bobby) Macomber of Kaloko and Jeanette (Takeo) Kuwada of Keauhou; two granddaughters; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sally Palacol, 71, of Kalaoa, Kona, died Sept. 19 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker, salesclerk at Kona Inn Gift Store, Kona Trader’s, Islander General Store, Pomare’s Clothing Store, and cook at Maxwell’s Landing. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holualoa. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Luncheon and fellowship at Kona Palisades Recreation Center. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Noland (Diane) Palacol and Benjamin Palacol Jr. of Kalaoa, Darrin Palacol of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Melanie (Shane Higashi) Palacol of Kalaoa and Trinidad (Nelson) Domingues of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Demetrio Campogan of Honolulu, Richard Campogan of Hookena and Frank (Lita) Campogan of Honaunau; sisters, Connie Perez of Whittier, Calif., and Gloria (Jim) Phillips of Torrance, Calif.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Moses Patigayon, 80, of Kunia, formerly of Pepeekeo, died Sept. 17 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, he was a painting contractor. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, Honolulu. Service at 10 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe, Oahu. Survived by companion, Linda C. Shiverdaker; son, Danny Patigayon; daughters, Marie Rodrigues, Alexandria Ishimura, Diane “Anna” Ishimura and Donna Flores; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosario Maglinti, Pastora Torres, Maria Gonsales, Darlene Steaveson and Victoria Ah Choy. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Robert “Bob” William Sherlock, 74, of Hilo died Sept. 26 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Chicago, he was a retired supervisor for Loomis Fargo Armor and member of Prince David Kawananakoa Hawaiian Civic Club and Hawaiian Civic Club of Laupahoehoe, and former member of Civitan. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Ululani Keliikoa Sherlock of Hilo; son, Richard Joseph Kamuela (Shawna) Sherlock of Hilo; sister, Shirley King of Flemingsburg, Ky.; sister-in-law, Nanialoha Keliikoa Langridge of Hilo; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Carey Takashi Ushijima, 55, of Honalo died Sept. 18 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a construction equipment mechanic for the county’s Automotive Division, and member of Daifukuji Soto Mission. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by parents, Toshio and Kikuko Ushijima of Honalo; sister, Janice (Maurice) Kameda of Honalo; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Survivors of George Elliott Wilson Jr. include sister Mary Wilson-Pope of Auburn, Calif., among others. Her name was omitted from an obituary published Sept. 5.


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