Obituaries for September 30
Betty Cecilia Kahanaoi-Tseu, 77, of Honolulu and Hilo died Sept. 4 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker and worked for the post exchanges at Fort Shafter and Marine Corps Air Station on Oahu. Private services. Survived by sons, Joseph L. (Vernette) Kahanaoi Jr. and Daniel K. Kahanaoi of Oahu; daughter, Kathleen I.K. (Timothy) Papalimu of Hilo; brothers, Sylvester (Beverly) Garcia and Peter Garcia of Oahu, Howard (Karen) Garcia of Kansas and Georgia; sister, Liberta Delasmenes of Oahu; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Yukiko Murakami, 87, of Pearl City, Oahu, and Paauilo died Aug. 27 at Pali Momi Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Paauhau, she was a homemaker and member of Paauilo Hongwanji Mission and Kaapahu Kumiai. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Susan (Adrian) Sakata of Honolulu and Kathy (Alan) Nakashima of Hilo; brother, Takeo Seo of California; sisters, Toshie Yamamoto of Honolulu and Masayo Hamora of Kentucky; brother-in-law, Roland Hamasaki of Laupahoehoe; sister-in-law, Aiko Seo of Honokaa; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alfred Obina, 89, of Hilo died Sept. 24 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala he was a retired parts salesman for the former Hilo Motors. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Service at 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by son, James (Jan) Spencer of Los Angeles; daughters Fran (Richard Harms) Matsumoto of Los Angeles, Frances (Gary) Sagun and Sharon (Cleighton) Pang of Oahu, Francine (Harold) Kamoku, Mapu (Charles) Kama, April (Wayne) Kamohai and Ilima (Kapoe) Cazimero of Hilo; brothers, Gilbert (Mary Lou) Obina of Haaula and Edward (Sor) Obina of California; sisters, Helen (Joseph) Faisca of Hawi, Lucy Crivello and Mildred Obina of California, Dora (William) Zemke of Minnesota; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Stephen Wayne Porter, 59, of Keaau died Sept. 25 at home. Born in Cumberland County, Pa., he was a carpenter, mason, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and member of Pahoa Solid Rock Ministries. No services. Survived by sons, Stephen Porter of Honolulu, Jeremy (Annette) Porter of Hilo and Justin Porter of Kalaheo, Kauai; daughters, Jenny Kwon of Honolulu and Alicia Porter of Keaau; parents Stewart Sr. and Peggy Porter of Carlisle, Pa.; brothers, Stewart Homer “Butch” Porter Jr., Dennis Lee Porter, John L. Porter and Eddie Bird of Carlisle, Pa.; sister, Cherry Ann (Edward) Ellis of Aspers, Pa.; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
William “Bill” Weza, 66, of Marshall Islands, formerly of Kailua-Kona, died Sept 13 in the Marshall Islands. Born in Ontonagon, Mich., he was general manager of Marshall Islands Resort, former food and beverage manager for numerous Hawaii hotels, including the Naniloa, U.S. Army veteran, and involoved with many boards and commissions throughout the Pacific. Celebration of life, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club at Honokohau Harbor. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire. Condolences to: Keola Weza 74-319 Nuhi Pl, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Call 960-6732. Survived by wife, Helena Weza of Marshall Islands; brothers, Ken Weza of San Jose, Calif., and Robert Weza of California; sons, Robert B. Weza, Keola (Kahea) Weza and Lanakila (Noriko)Weza, both of Kailua-Kona, Kanoa (Brittany) Weza Cocoa Beach Fla.; hanai son Clement (Shayn) Santiago of Kailua-Kona; seven grandchildren.
Reginald “Reggie” Hideo Yamano, 62, of Bishop, Texas, formerly of Pahala, died Sept. 17 in Texas. Born in Pahala, he was an aircraft mechanic and U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Mika Womack of Riviera, Texas; mother, Miharu Yamano of Pahala; brothers, Terrence Yamano of Kona and Wendell Yamano of Pahala; sister, Corrine Yamano of Pahala; two nephews, numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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