Herman Estraela Hernaez, 94, of Hawi died Dec. 12 at home. Born in San Jose, Nueve Ecija, the Philippines, he was a retired payroll timekeeper for Kohala Sugar Mill, night auditor for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, laborer at Kohala Nursery, member of American Legion and AFL-CIO Carpenter’s Union, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines and Army National Guard. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Marcelita Hernaez of Hawi; sons, Herman (Melinda) Hernaez of Wahiawa, Oahu, and Winston (Nida) Hernaez of Bellingham, Wash.; daughters, Melita (Wesley) Yasuda of Kaneohe, Oahu, Grace (Walter) Pilor of Hawi and Lourdes Hernaez of Kailua-Kona; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Denise Lehua Winona Scott, 40, of Ocean View and Winchester, Calif., died Oct. 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was a hair stylist and certified cosmetologist. Service information to be announced at a later date. Survived by husband, Kevin Scott Jr. of Winchester; daughter, Daisha (Cory Turinsky) Garcia of Winchester; sons, Isaiah Scott and Elijah Scott of Las Vegas; mother, Michelle Jamison of Las Vegas; sisters, Alicia Garcia of Sacramento, Calif., and Krystal Johnson of Merced, Calif.; brothers, Anthony Johnson of Killeen, Texas, and Ikaika Kakazu of Lancaster, Calif.; two granddaughters; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Lucille Toshiyo Yamamoto, 95, of Honokaa died Dec. 28 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kapulena, she was a member of Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Rodney Yamamoto of Hawaiian Beaches, Stanley (Elaine) Yamamoto of Kukuihaele, Ivan (Colette) Yamamoto of Hilo, Dane (Joellyn Tadio) Yamamoto of Honokaa and Brian (Avis) Yamamoto of Kealakekua; daughters, Eileen Windrath of Honokaa and Janis (Thomas Bianchi) Yamamoto of Honaunau; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.