Obituaries for September 22
Grace Correa Carter, 96, of Hilo died Sept. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a housewife, former badminton champion, catechism teacher and member of St. Joseph and Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic churches, Alahui Ka‘ahumanu and Puueo Kumiai. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Burial in Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Survived by sons, David (Bernie Gomes) Carter of Kona and Morty (Gayle) Carter of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Pamela Carter of Hilo; brother, James “Jimmy” Correa of Hilo; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
John Yin Wo Ching, 74, of Hawi died Sept. 15 at home. Born in Kohala Hospital, he was a certified welder, heavy equipment operator, rancher, U.S. Navy veteran and member of Iron Workers Union Local 625. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Kahua Ranch Paniolo Lanai. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Inurnment at a later date. Flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Patsy Ann Ching of Kohala; daughter, Johnelle (Godfrey) Kainoa of Kohala; sons, Wallace (Judy) Ching and Shane (Lyanne) Ching of Kohala; sister, Ruth Lee of Honolulu; brothers, Wilfred Ching and William “Tammy” Ching of Honolulu, Gilbert (Carolan) Ching of Kona; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandsons; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Elizabeth “Nana” deSilva Ignacio, 97, of Papaikou died Sept. 13 at home under hospice care. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker, retired caregiver, catechism teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and member of Sacred Heart Society and Hilo Grandmothers’ Club. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, section 1. Survived by son, Terence (Dolores) Ignacio of Papaikou; daughters, Dianne (Bert) Lonokapu and Rita Karonis (Roger) Shirota of Papaikou, Veronica (Glenn) Crivello of Hakalau; daughter-in-law, Marietta Ignacio of Honokaa; son-in-law, George Karonis of Honolulu; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren;nephews, nieces and cousins; Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Beatrice Ann “Annie” Sugai, 89, of Keaukaha died Sept. 10 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Napoopoo, she was retired from Hawaiian Linen Supply and a member of Ke Kilohana O Ka Malamalama, Hawaiian Bowling League, and Hilo High School Bowling Boosters. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Graveside committal service at noon Friday, Sept. 27 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No.2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Larry (Sharon) Victorino Sr. of Hilo, Steven Sugai and Stanley Sugai of Las Vegas; daughters, Elsie (Walter) Yim of Kona, Sharon (Sheldon) Midallia of Keaukaha and Charlotte Victorino Davis of Hilo; hanai sons, Francis “Mackey” (Pat) Harris of Hilo, Richard (Kaipo) Harris and Chris “Nicky” (Maile) Harris of Keaukaha; hanai daughters, Winona Ipolani (Jordan) Hai-Kelly of Kalapana, Roxanne Costa of Hilo, Le (Paul) Schumaker of Keaau, Crystal (Elroy) Toribio of Pahoa and Lakisha-Kyrie Victorino-Hose of Keaukaha; sister-in-law, Helen Morikawa of Honolulu; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, godchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Larry Isao Tanabe, 67, of Hilo died Sept. 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired clerk at the Hilo Post Office and member of Waiakea Uka Bible Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Karen Tanabe of Hilo; sons, Lyle Tanabe and Dane Tanabe of Hilo; brothers, George Tanabe of San Diego, Melvyn (Marilyn) Tanabe of Kona, and Alan (Penne) Tanabe of Hilo; sister, Donna Tanabe of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Susan Tanabe of Honolulu; parents-in-law, Matsuji and Elsie Tanaka of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Elton Tanaka of Honolulu and Alvin Tanaka of Hilo; sister-in-law, Lisa (David) Takahashi of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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