Valerie “V.V.” Virginia Kalakia Andaya, 14, of Waimea died Sept. 20 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Waimea, she was a sophomore at Honokaa High School, member of the student government and vocalist in the ensemble program. Visitation from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 14) at Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea. Celebration of Life at 11:30 a.m.; refreshments to follow. Condolences to: Andaya Ohana, P.O. Box 1655, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by parents, Richard Pono and Mary “Mele” Andaya of Waimea; brother, Kainen (Sierra) Bohol of Hilo; sisters, Elsie Aloha Andaya of Honolulu, Cypress Andaya, Cyrene Andaya and Iceley Andaya of Hilo; grandparents, Carol Jean (Wayne Wagatsuma) Wence of Hilo and Richard and Alberta Andaya of Hilo; great-grandmother, Mary Virginia Ripley of Oregon; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Edward Kaname Asato, 84, of Hilo died Sept. 29 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Kohala, he was a retired equipment engineer for AT&T, U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of the Waiakea Uka Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Monday (Oct. 16) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Shizue Asato; daughters, Leanne Maupin and Mitzi Asato; brother, Yoshio Asato; sister, Mildred Nakata; one grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Loreto Escarlan Candelario, 80, of Honokaa died Sept. 20 at home. Born in Baro, Asingan, Pangasinan, the Philippines, he was a retired landscaper for the former Ritz-Carlton Mauna Lani and former employee for Watanabe Floral in Waimea. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Eleuteria “Ely” Candelario of Honokaa; children, Laureto (Nellie) Candelario, Ulysis (Dominga) Candelario, Remedios (Felix) Tabudlo, Edwin (Agustina) Candelario and Theody (Christina) Candelario, all of Honokaa, Alex (Evelyn) Candelario of Waimea; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kimiyo Ohta, 93, of Halaula, Kohala, died Sept. 29 at home. Born in Mountain View, she was a seamstress, homemaker and member of Kohala Jodo Mission Kyodan and Fujinkai and Kohala Senior Citizens Club. Visitation from 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 14) at Kohala Jodo Mission in Kapaau. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers; no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Alton (Snow Stoltz) Ohta of San Gabriel, Calif., and Wayne Ohta of Halaula; daughters, Arlene Ohta and Joy Ohta of Gardena, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Norma Ukie Uemura Ah Tou, 87, of Waipahu, formerly of Captain Cook, died Sept. 17 at home. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Yano Hall in Captain Cook. Service at 10 a.m. No flowers. Survived by husband, Mervyn Ah Tou of Waipahu; daughter, Evelyn “Evie” Ahlo of Waipahu; sisters-in-law, Hideko Uemura of Kona, Janet Uemura of Pearl City, Oahu, and Marian Uemura of Kaneohe, Oahu; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Allan Robert Vallente, 71, of Honokaa and Kent, Wash., died Sept. 26 at Highline Memorial Hospital in Burien, Wash. Born in Honokaa, he retired from Hamakua Sugar Plantation, worked at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Visitation from 5-9 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 12) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of Life at 7 p.m. and again from 8-10 a.m. Monday (Oct. 16) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcomed. Urn burial follows at the Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Survived by sons, Kevin Vallente of Oahu and Jeffery (Jeannie) Vallente of Washington; daughter, Judy (Eric) Reis of Washington; daughter-inlaw, Heidi Vallente of Oahu; brother, Ralph Cordoban of Oahu; sister, Carmen (Harold) Alfiler of Honokaa; sisters-in-law, Fely (Joseph) Torres of Waimea; Norma Failano of Honokaa, Fraxie Simeon of Keaau, Leticia (Charles) Mathieu of Hilo and Teresa (Jeremy) Weems of California; brothers-in-law, Felimon (Janet) Acorda of Kona, Peter (Yolanda) Acorda of California and John (Ester) Acorda of Paauilo; two grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements Dodo Mortuary.