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Obituaries for November 12

Eunice Sawako Kagimoto Dobbins Nagel, 78, of Waimea, Kauai, died Oct. 12 at home. Born in Hilo, she retired form Walmart. Visitation 9-10:45 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 18) at Crossnet Ministries Hilo in the Hilo Lagoon Centre, 101 Aupuni St., Suite 147. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Survived by daughters, Patricia (Mark) Isoshima, Pamela Dobbins, Libby (Tomas) Sales and Margaret (Mark Yap) Dobbins; son, Benjamin Dobbins; daughter-in-law, Carol Kagimoto; brothers, Jerry (Judy) Kagimoto, Larry Kagimoto and Harry Moriwaki; sister, Karen Michal; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

Howard Masami Nakata, 61, of Pauoa, Oahu, formerly of Hilo, died Aug. 22 in Ewa Beach, Oahu. Born in Honolulu, he was a musician and owner of the former Music II in Hilo, baseball coach and member of the AJA Baseball League. May call 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 18) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Alison “Ali” (Arick Shibata) Nakata of Hilo; father, Osamu Nakata of Honolulu; cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ramon “Sugar” Rodero, 85, of Hilo died Oct. 20 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the Hilo Sugar and Hilo Coast Processing companies, was a college-certified volleyball referee and baseball and softball umpire and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Friday (Nov. 17) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Aloha attire; flowers welcome. Urn committal with military honors at 11:15 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 1. Survived by daughters, Ramona (Alfred) Pestrello and Robin S. Rodero of Hilo; stepdaughters, U‘ilani K. (Karen) Jerrils-Gomez, Christine Pi‘ilani (Noel) Namahoe-Loo and Une Kapualani Namahoe of Hilo; brothers, Albert “Benny” Rodero of Puna, Richard “Boby” (Beryl) Rodero of Hilo and Alex Rodero of Oahu; sisters, Sen. Lorraine (Vernon) Rodero-Inouye and Vivian (Dominador) Coloma of Hilo and Anita Rodero of San Francisco; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dominga Rodrigues, 82, of Volcano died Oct. 23 at a private care home in Hilo. Born in Kohala, she was a retired bookkeeper. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 18) at Grace Community Church, 74-4889 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Online condolences: Survived by sons, Joseph (Susan) Rodrigues of Milner, Ga., and David (Laura) Rodrigues of Volcano; sister, Adele Degmair of Kona; brother, Albert Gusman; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Amy Silva, 86, of Pahala died Nov. 3 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was a homemaker and member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Pahala International Longshore and Warehouse Union Pension Club. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 18) at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 96-3143 Pikake St., Pahala. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Pahala Church Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Cynthia (Norman) Juan of Paauhau, Terry (Tim) Wright of Hilo and Michelle (Derek) Andrade of Pahala; sons, Clyde Silva and Michael (Wendy) Silva of Pahala and Chris (Melissa) Silva of Hilo; sister, Carol Catriz of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Bernard (Elizabeth) Silva of Mountain View and Herbert (Karen) Kahakua of Ocean View; sisters-in-law, Loretta (Wilmet) Lorenzo of Pahala, Doris Silva of Hilo and Hope Silva of Honolulu; 26 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mercedes Lanihuli (Marks) Sparacino, 77, of Hilo died Oct. 13. Born on Oahu, she was a member of the Keaau Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Visitation noon-1 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 18) at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 17-4010 Ahuahu Place, Mountain View. Online condolences: Survived by daughters, Jolene (Randy) Duerksen of Kona, Reina (Michael) Santiago of Ainaloa and Deedee (Bobby) Mandaloniz of Hilo; sons, Tate (Shaloma) Marks and Jerome (Nicole) Marks of Kona; sisters Evon Sparacino of Maui and Marv (Lake) Kalani of Ainaloa; brother-in-law, Donald Watts of Waimanalo, Oahu; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


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