Obituaries for September 21
Deacon Keta Henry, 60, of Hilo died Saturday, Sept. 8, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Arno Atoll, Marshall Islands. Memorial services to be held at The Hilo Marshalles Ministry, 1110 Kinoole St., on Sunday, Sept. 23. Service at 3 p.m. For further info, contact the Rev. Johnson Jetton at (808) 557-5328. Survived by wife, Rose Henry of Hilo; son, Henry Henry of Hilo; brothers, Joram Joram of Seattle, Jolet Joram of Seattle; sisters Akta Alex of Honolulu, Kamila Lako of Honolulu, Jene Joseph of Kau; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.
Esther Edna Hinchcliff, 95, of Keauhou died Sept. 18 at the Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Lincoln, Neb., she was a housewife and a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Friends may call at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Kaloko Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 73-4202 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kalaoa, Kona, for a 2 p.m. memorial service. Casual attire, no flowers. Survived by sons, Gordon Hinchcliff of Fresno, Calif., Clint (Irma) Hinchcliff of Kailua-Kona, Dale Hinchcliff of Kealakekua; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hameed Lafolia Hunter, 59, of Hilo died Thursday, Sept. 13, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in St. Louis, Mo., he worked in social services with numerous organizations. Private services to be held. Survived by companion, Jan Johnson of Hilo; son, Brandon Hameed Hunter of Ben Lomond, Calif.; mother, Lillian Hunter of San Diego, Calif.; brothers, Nathan Clay of Minnesota, Juan Hunter of Northern California and Majeed Hunter of Northern California; sisters, Janice McNeil of Southern California and Frances Buris of Virginia; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo Branch.
Richard “Lee” Milari, 72, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pahala, he was a chef for Kona Bay Restaurant and a culinary chef for various restaurants in Nevada. Visitation at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Calvary Community Church located at 76-4295 Leilani St., Kailua-Kona. Service at 10 a.m. Casual attire, lei and flowers welcome. Survived by sisters, Barbara (Morgan) Leleiwi of Kailua-Kona, Thelma (Bob) Macomber of Kaloko, Debra (Sanford) Sasaki of Kalaoa, Jasmine Bledsoe of Oklahoma, Sonyamae Fukushima of Captain Cook, Earlene Kaiawe of Kalaoa; brothers, Thomas Lance (Lei) Gomes of Honalo, Lyle (Dawn) Gomes of Kailua Kona, Lance (Donna) Gomes of South Carolina, Charles (Karen) Nahale of Honaunau, Joseph (Aleta) Nahale of Ocean View, Francis Ng Sr. of Kailua-Kona; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Patrick Susumu Shimabukuro, 60, of Hilo died Sept. 12 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the Sears Part Center in Hilo and Honolulu and also worked at T & T Electric Inc. Services held. Survived by mother, Yukiko Shimabukuro of Hilo; sisters, Karen Shimabukuro of Hilo, Marian (Roy) Shioji of Hilo; brother, Glen Shimabukuro of Hilo; half-brother, Raymond (Sharlene) Shimabuku of Waipahu; half-sister, Alice Sakihara of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Vivian Shimabuku of Ewa Beach, Jeanette Shimabukuro of Waipahu; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kiyoko Shirasaki, 85, of Keaau, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa and retired as a mac nut harvester for Mauna Loa Mac Nut. Memorial services will be held at Puna Hongwanji on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Visitation at 4 p.m., service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Cheryl (Alvin) Nakagawa of San Jose, Lois Iwashita of Keaau; brother, Eiji (Sadame) Sato of California; sisters, Fujie (Roy) Chikuami of Hilo, Ruth Shigematsu of Honokaa, Mitsue Shirasaki of Keaau, Eiko (Robert) Hokama of Hilo; sister-in-law, Kiyoko (George) Sakai of Hilo; four grandchildren; one great- grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.
Rosalie VanderHoek, 81, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 19 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Orange County, Calif., she was a retired PBX operator for the former Royal Waikoloan, Kona Surf Resort and Islander Inn. Private services to be held. Survived by sons, Gene VanderHoek of Kalaoa, James VanderHoek, and Joel VanderHoek, both of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Dena Rabara of Kalaoa; sisters, Martha (Paul) Pullen of Chico, Calif., Jeanne Pedersen of Pittsburg, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
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