Obituaries for September 29


Mae Setsuko Kawahara, 77, of Hilo died Sept. 18 at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kainaliu, she was a retired kindergarten teacher at Haaheo Elementary School in Hilo. She was also a member of the Church of the Holy Cross, Lehua Senior Bowling League, Hilo Seniors Bowling League and Thursday Seniors League. Visitation from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Cross in Hilo, 440 W. Lanikaula St. Celebration of life at 4 p.m. Aloha attire. Survived by husband, Karl K. Kawahara of Hilo; daughter, Kim (Benjamin) Raymond of Hilo; son, Keith (Linda) Kawahara of Honolulu; sisters, Jeanette Tinnel of Kona and Annette (Tatsumi) Sato of Kona; four grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Henry Enos Akau, 90, of Hilo died Sept. 17 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honaunau, he was retired from the Hawaii Tribune-Herald as a printing foreman. He was a member of the Senior Bowling League and an avid feather lei maker. Visitation from 8-10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, 43 Kapiolani St.; Mass at 10 a.m. Burial afterward at Homelani Memorial Park in Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Carolyn Ann (Wendell) Costa of Hilo; son, Clifford Wayne (Laurie) Akau of Hilo; daughters-in-law, Eloise Akau of Bothell, Wash., and Donna Akau of Hilo; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sophie Revilla, 83, of Honokaa died Sunday at Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. Born in Haina, she was a homemaker. She was also a member of Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Friends may call at the Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church from 5-9 p.m. Friday. Mass at 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by sons, Frederico (Vicenta) Revilla of Ookala and Robert “Lucky” (Momi) Revilla of Waimea; daughter, Rekita (Edward) Cristobal of Kukuihaele and Dortine (Rex) Bailado of Paauilo; 17 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Stanley “Stan” Sobrado Valencia, 73, of Hilo died Sept. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ookala, he was a retired power plant operator for the former Pioneer Mill in Lahaina, Maui. Private family services held. Survived by wife, Leona Valencia of Hilo; daughters, Cheryl (James) Spray of California, Stephanie Valencia of San Pedro, Calif., and Sharon (Richard) Wlosinski of Hilo; step-daughters, Melanie (Jason) Chandler of Las Vegas and Nyree (Louis Dinson) Ballo of Washington state; brothers, Roger Valencia of Maui, Eugene (Barbara) Valencia of Laupahoehoe and Alex (Priscilla) Valencia of Oahu; sister, Lorraine (Chris) Bailado of Hilo; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Catalina Himalaya, 87, of Hilo died Sept. 7 at her home. Born in Honomu she was a retired cook. Friends may call from 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary Mauka Chapel on Oahu. Funeral service at 6:30 p.m.. Private committal services at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by sons, Jerry A. (Daisy) Himalaya of Honolulu, Larry Himalaya of Waianae, Oahu, Patrick (Lyn) Himalaya of Las Vegas and Pacifico (Renada) Himalaya, Jr. of Hilo; daughters, Renita (Marcelo) Dilay of Washington state and Loretta Gaballo of Makaha, Oahu; hanai sons, Larry Himalaya of Hilo and Dino Himalaya of Hilo; brothers, Antonio Dela Cruz of Maui, Thomas Dela Cruz of Hilo and Eugene Dela Cruz of Honomu; sisters, Jan Hasegawa of Pepeekeo, Yolanda (Larry) Kiyotsuka of Hilo and Carol Wain of Honolulu; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Setsuko “Sets” (Omonaka) Fukushima, 83, of Hilo, died July 31. She was the proprietress of Stop-n-Shop Superette in Kaumana, worked as an accountant and office managers for various local businesses, and was the coordinator of the AARP TaxAide programs administered by Coordinated Services, VITA and RSVP providing tax-filing services for elderly and low-income families. She was also an avid shoreline fisherman. Survived by, son, Ken Keida Fukushima; daughter, Tinamarie (Hotchkiss Toyozaki) Fukushima; grandchildren, Josi, George and Ryan; brothers, Akira, Thomas, Rupert and Stanley; sister, Kikuyo Sueyoshi; sister-in-law, Margaret Nicholson; numerous nieces, nephews and their children. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jean Winifred Collmorgan Mochida, 90, of Honokaa, died Aug. 28 at Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. Born in Piqua, Ohio, she was a retired secretary for the former Steve’s Electric Shop and a former employee for Hobart Brothers, Ohio. Celebration of Life at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Honokaa United Methodist Church. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by, son, Joel (Paula) Mochida of Oahu; daughter, Debbie (Adolph) Duldulao of Honokaa; daughter-in-law, Winifred Mochida of Honokaa; sister, Sally Jason of Troy, Ohio; sister-in-law, Margaret Mochida of Hilo; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lourdes Pitoy Antone Brown, 88, formerly of Nikiski, Alaska, died Sept. 6 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was retired as an executive chef and manager of Sheffield Hotel Steak & Seafood Restaurant in Kenai, Alaska. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a memorial service. Fellowship luncheon to follow. Purple color-themed casual attire. In lieu of flowers, family requests a tree be planted. Survived by son, Desmon Antone (Stacy) Haumea of Hilo; daughter, Karla Leina’ala (Wallace) Jennings of Molokai; sister, Rose Palisbo of Paauilo; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

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