Dennis Itsuo Nagata, 70, of Honokaa, died Oct. 4 at home. Born in Haina, he was a journeyman machinist for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and member of various Honokaa softball teams. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 18) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by former spouse, Paulette Nagata of Honokaa; daughter, Reney (Gabriel) Simeon of Hilo; sons, Ryan (Fanchette) Nagata of Honokaa, Riley (Katy) Nagata of Papaaloa and Royden Nagata of Honokaa; brother, Glen Nagata of Honokaa; sisters, Cheryl (Adel) Lari of Minnesota and Laurene (Kuhio) Sebastian of Ahualoa; four grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Janet Hisano Souza, 90, of Papaikou died Oct. 30 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Pepeekeo, she was a retired county tax office clerk and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hawaii Government Employees Association, Sacred Heart Society of Immaculate Heart of Mary, and honorary member of South Hilo Rotary Club. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Friday (Nov. 17) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Private burial to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, James “Jimmy” Souza of Papaikou; son, James (Patricia) Souza Jr. of Waianae, Oahu; daughter, Geri (Roth) Pung of Honolulu; brother, Paul Martin of Portland, Ore.; sisters, Beatrice (Raymond) Iyo of Hilo and Patricia (Earl) Ford of Placerville, Calif.; one grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Wayne Kanani Waipa, 71, of Pahoa died Oct. 13 in Keaau. Born in Hilo, he was a retired supervisor for the former Puna Sugar Co. and founder and president of KOA Puna Motorcycle Club. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday (Nov. 17) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 7 p.m. Memorial bike run 10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 18) at Shipman Park in Keaau. Lunch to follow at 12 noon at Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Lynda Waipa of Pahoa; daughter, Troy K. (Peter Lopes) Waipa of Keaau; sons, Alexander Alika Waipa of Pahoa, Justin Maldonado of Waimea and Haku (Shaila Puakea) Waipa of Pahoa; hanai daughters, Joann (Lloyd) Enriquez of Pahoa and Natalie Martinez of Keaau; hanai sons, Jack Cuellar of Pahoa, Chris Braun and Doug Braun of the mainland, Anton (Davida IaukeaCaves) Adams of Hilo; sister, Patsy Conway of Texas; sister-in-law, Francel Waipa of Keaau; six grandchildren; hanai grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.