Obituaries for September 1
Robert “Rabbit” Henry Correa, 62, of Hilo died Aug. 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a construction worker. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Thy Word Ministries. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Potluck luncheon to follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Sonia Correa of Hilo; daughters, Paula Correa, Rayna Correa, Shawna Aquino and Selina Custodio, all of Honolulu; sons, Jorden Afoa and Henry Correa-Young, both of Honolulu; mother, Barbara Jean Correa of Honolulu; sisters, Alma Enos and Debra Paishon, all of Honolulu; brothers, Cory Correa and Gary Correa, both of Honolulu, and Henry William Correa of Florida; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
George Keoki Kela, 66, of Long Beach, Calif., died July 29 in Long Beach. Born in Keaukaha, he was a retired Bekins truck driver in Los Angeles, a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and member of Onomea Rangers softball team. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Puhi Bay in Keaukaha. Survived by wife, Colleen L. Kela of Hilo; children, Emmalani Kela of Hilo, Stacie Kela of Gardena, Calif., Kristen Kela-Liggins (Britain) of Montclair, Calif., and John Kela (Brenda) of Long Beach; sisters, Ellen Lainaholo (Shephard), Patience Brown (Samson) and Laverne Lewis of Hilo; brothers, Richard Kela Sr. of Hilo and Eric Kela (Diane) of Cypress, Calif.; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by McAulay & Wallace Mortuary, Fullerton, Calif.
Orvis A. Knowlton, 75, of Hilo died Aug. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Portland, Ore., he was a retired mechanic for Antonio’s Auto Repair. Services held. Survived by wife, Cecilia M. Knowlton of Hilo; sons, James (Brandy) Powers, Arthur Knowlton, Michael (Shelly Marote) Knowlton and George (Merissa Kahoalii) Knowlton of Hilo; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lillian Toledo Pacheco Low, 76, of Hilo died Aug. 25 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was a retired state employee and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, section 7. Survived by sons, Gary Pacheco and Russell Pacheco of Hilo; daughter, Earlene Diego of Hilo; stepchildren, Clerilene “Kelli” Mitchell and Clebertan “Tuffy” Mitchell of Hilo; sister, Bertha (Lilo) Gualderama of Manteca, Calif.; sister-in-law, Ramona Pacheco of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Clayton (Earlene) Low, Walter Pacheco and Patrick (Loraine) Pacheco of Hilo, William Pacheco of Ohio, Abraham (Terry) Pacheco of Oahu and Clayton Pacheco of Volcano; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dixeen “Dixie” Leiko Sakamoto, 60, of Hilo died Aug. 15 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a maintenance worker for the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Scott (Candice) Sakamoto of Hilo; daughter, Kimberly (Richard) Taga of Waimea; mother, Joyce Shimabukuro of Papaikou; sister, Sharon Shimabukuro of Papaikou; brother, Myles Shimabukuro of Aiea, Oahu; three grandchildren; uncles, aunts, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Richard Kazuto Yoshida, 88, of Keaau died July 21 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Hanapepe, Kauai, he was retired from Japan Airlines and a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Urn committal service at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Honolulu. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Dennis (Marlene) Yoshida of Keaau and Glenn (Charleen) Yoshida of Mililani, Oahu; daughters, Jean Youn of Honolulu, Janice (Gordon) Arakaki and Karen (Mark) Loo of San Mateo, Calif.; sister-in-law, Yoshiko Sakuma of Kailua, Oahu; brother-in-law, Yukio (Chizuko) Morikawa of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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