Walter Wayne Deguair, 56, of Volcano, died Oct. 8 in Hilo. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of life to be held Saturday (Nov. 6) from 12-3 p.m. at 15-1649 12th Avenue in Keaau. Masks and social distancing required. Survived by daughter Amy Deguair; parents Joseph Deguair Sr. and Victoria Deguair; brothers Joseph Deguair, Jr. and Charles Deguair; sisters Roxanne Decambra and Orlena Deguair; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Craig Naoto Hara, 77, of Kurtistown, died Sept. 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a state meat inspector, a Vietnam War veteran and a member of Kurtistown Jodo Mission. Drive-thru visitation was held Saturday (Oct. 30) at Dodo Mortuary. Survived by wife Hannah Hara of Kurtistown; son Vern (Nadine) Hara of Hilo; daughter Iris (Ronald) Auwae of Hilo; brother Kenneth (Barbara) Saito of Hilo; sisters Sylvia Donovan of Ore. and Ethyl (Richard) Radowicz of Calif.; sisters-in-law, Mildred Hara of Hilo, Judith Hara of Kurtistown, Blanche Isaki, Rachael Sasaki, both of Honolulu; brother-in-law Jesse McNellis of Kansas; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Charles Takashi “Taka” Ikeda, 71, of Hilo, died Oct. 1 at home. Born in Tokyo, he was the retired program director of the county’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, a member of Hale Pule Ke‘ola Hou, Under His Wings Ministry, Total Recs Golf Club and Piopio Bears Athletic Association. Visitation to be held Thursday, Nov. 11, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo with celebration of life to follow at 11:30 a.m. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Seating limited. Suvived by wife Joyce Higashi Ikeda of Hilo; daughter Marie (Devan) Inouye of Pearl City, Oahu; son Gavin (Cara) Ikeda of Hilo; stepsons Michael (Terry) Inouye of Hilo and Travis (Lindsey) Sueno of Honolulu; brother George (Mae) Ikeda of Pahoa; father-in-law Tatsuo “Baldy” Higashi of Hilo; brothers-in-law Noren (Pam) Higashi of Hilo, Irvin (Donna) Higashi of Honolulu, Grant Higashi of Hilo and Derek (Elaine) Higashi of Kailua-Kona; five grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Yoriyuki Kano, 91, of Hilo, formerly of Paauilo, died Sept. 18 at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Keopu, he was retired from the Hamakua Sugar Company and member of the Paauilo Hongwanji Mission and the Hamakua Jodo Mission. Public visitation Friday (Nov. 5) from 9-11 a.m. at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo, with private service to follow. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son Derek (Marites) Kano of Hilo; daughters Debra Cannoles, Doreen (Curtis) Canario, Diane (Gaine) Hakoda, all of Hilo; brothers Mayuki (Polly) Kano of Pearl City, Oahu, Harry (Naomi) Kano of Aiea, Oahu; sister Elsie Shishido of Hilo; five grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Darrell Kobayashi, 65, of Pahoa, died Sept. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he worked for Island Supply and K.W. Construction. Services to be announced at a later date. Survived by hanai son Michael (Ashly) Totman of Pahoa; hanai daughters Ashly (Cale) Okamoto and Karley (Christian) Agudo, both of Pahoa; mother Leilani Kobayashi of Pahoa; brothers Russell (Kathleen) Kobayashi of Keaau, Wesley (Barbara) Kobayashi of Pahoa and Brian Kobayashi of Pahoa; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Wendell Ka‘ahukane Leite, Sr., 93, of Hilo, died Oct. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolii, he was a former vice president at Hilo Transportation and Terminal, trombonist for 70 years with the Hawaii County Band, and member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services to be announced at a later date. Survived by sons Wendell (Susan) K. Leite, Jr. of Naperville, Ill.; daughter Harvelee (Casimir) H. Leite-Ah Yo of Hilo; sisters Ululani (Francis) Lum of Kailua, Oahu, Patricia Cardus of Seattle; brother-in-law Lester “Sonny” (Napua Ho‘okano) Matsushima of Hanamaulu; sisters-in-law Joyce “Lani” Sasaki of Hanamaulu, Linda (Ellsworth) Antonio of Hanamaulu; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Eva Misao “Champ” Rowe, 82, of Hilo, died Oct. 17 at home. Born in Keaukaha, she was a retired grounds and parks maintenance supervisor at the Hoolulu Park Complex and co-founder of the Surferettes Volleyball Team. Visitation Friday (Nov. 5) 4:30-6 p.m. at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, with funeral to follow at 6 p.m. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by children Raymond (Kim) Rowe, Jr. of Hilo, Kenneth (Roxie) Rowe of Hilo, Jarrod (Yvette) Rowe of Hilo, Evalynne Rowe of Hilo and Lance (Lei) Rowe of Hilo; siblings Mabel Iopa of Hilo, Lawrence (Sue) Poai of Hilo, Sybil (James) Evans of Hilo, George Poai of Hilo, Dennis (Elena) Poai of Kona and Cathy (John) Simmons of Hilo; 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald