Obituaries for September 20
Frank Francisco Montizor, 85, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 1. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the U.S. Air Force. Survived by sons, Mansfield (Pat) Montizor of Kailua-Kona, Franklin Montizor of Ransomville, N.Y., and Victor (Jan) Gonsales of Hilo; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Leia Rachel Morales, 16, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 12. Born in Vancouver, Wash., she was a Kealakehe High School student who loved music and playing guitar, swimming, gymnastics, quading, camping, horses and going to the beach. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. today at Pines in Kona. Survived by mother, Sarah Miller of Kailua-Kona; father, Julio Morales of Vancouver, Wash.; stepmother, Alisha Westmoreland of Vancouver, Wash.; brothers, Hector Morales of Vancouver, Wash., and Aidan Miller of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Alora Miller of Kailua-Kona and Melinah Morales of Vancouver, Washing.; grandmothers, Amelia Morales and Jody Day of Vancouver, Wash.; grandfathers, Joseph Turpin of Hilo and Richard Day of Camas, Wash.; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Yaeko Ota, 86, of Waimea died Sept. 9 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a housewife and member of Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Coreen (Steve) Koide of Waimea and Cindy (Gary) Masuda of Honolulu; sister, Sumie (Jerry) Maesaka of Honolulu; daughter-in-law, Constance Ota of Molokai; sisters-in-law, Hisae Kano and Marjorie Ota of Hilo, Shizue Takeshita of Pearl City, Oahu, Takako Ota of Waimea; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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