Obituaries for Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Rev. Ronald Yoshikazu Saito

The Rev. Ronald Yoshikazu Saito, 92, of Hilo, passed peacefully, surrounded by family, on June 16, 2021, at Hawai‘i Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Fukui, Japan, he was the resident minister at various Honpa Hongwanji Mission temples across Hawai‘i.

He is survived by wife Mitsuyo Saito of Hilo, daughter, Elna (Steve McCleister) Saito of Santa Barbara, California, sons Bert (Dr. Ruth Ohata) Saito of Hilo and Kurt Saito of Tokyo, sister Keiko (Lloyd) Tubbs of Townley, Alabama, grandchildren Sarah and Emily McCleister, great-grandchildren Jameson and Kaya Jewart, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family request no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Private services will be held at a later date.

Dodo Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements.

Alfred Pacheco Jr.

Alfred Pacheco Jr. passed away on June 15, 2021, at the age of 88.

He was born on March 20, 1933 on Kaua‘i.

He was preceded in death by parents Alfred Pacheco Sr. and Angeline Motta Pacheco, and brother Wayne Pacheco Sr.

He is survived by sisters Sally Kimura and Marilyn Louis, brother Gary (Haunani) Pacheco, sister-in-law Alice Pacheco, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be St. Sylvester Church on Saturday, June 26, with visitation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. and a celebration of life to follow.

The family suggests aloha attire and welcomes flowers.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing are required.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Derrick D. Linoz

I’m sad to say that after a long illness my youngest brother Derrick D. Linoz, 63, of Las Vegas, has passed away. He was born on July 5, 1958.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and will surely be missed and loved by all.

He was preceded in death by parents Dalmacio and Feliza Linoz, brother Lenoard Linoz, and sisters Innocencia Linoz and Susan Butacan.

He is survived by sisters Linda Paza, Charleen (Glenn) Ganeku, Theresa Linoz and Charmaine Duarte, brothers John (Ruth) Linoz and Howard (Luz) Linoz, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family requests a private service. Anyone who would like to pay their respects may call Char at 808-631-7865.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dayne Saffery Ku‘uipo Woodward Sr.

Dayne Saffery Ku‘uipo Woodward Sr., 66, passed away on May 19, 2021. He was born on Kaua‘i on Aug. 7, 1954, and worked at the Wailua Golf Course.

He was preceded in death by wife Dorothy Leilani Woodward, parents Samuel and Edith Woodward, sister Heather Woodward and brother Stanley Woodward.

He is survived by sons Dayne Woodward Jr. and Dustin K. Woodward, brothers Samuel (Margaret) Woodward, Hayden (Jacqueline) Woodward, Darriel (Iris) Woodward and Llewellyn (Nadine) Woodward, sister Celeste (Ted) Castillo, grandchildren Dusty and Zianni Fortney-Woodward and Gabe Woodward, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, June 26, at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Viewing is from 9 a.m. to noon with a private burial to follow.

Social distancing and face masks are required.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Keala Shandi Kwai Lan Ruiz

Keala Shandi Kwai Lan Ruiz, 39, of Hanapepe, was born at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Aug. 24, 1981.

She passed away at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital on June 1, 2021.

She is survived by fiance Christian “Chris” Parado of Hanapepe, sons Chanson Mano‘i-Ruiz, Chaedyn Parado and Cairyn Parado of Hanapepe, parents John D. Ruiz and Lisa (Palama) Ruiz, brothers Danny (Ashlie Tao) Ruiz of Nevada and Ikaika Ruiz of Nevada, grandparents Damascio Ruiz Jr. and Thelma (Fu) Ruiz of ‘Oma‘o, David (Moana) Palama of Kahili and Beverly (Michael Edwards) Nunes-Palama of Kapa‘a, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, June 26, with a walk-thru visitation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and celebration of life to follow. The family suggests aloha attire and welcomes flowers. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

1 Comments
  1. Curious June 23, 2021 10:22 pm Reply

    Condolences to the Families.
    We should know how many were vaccinated ?


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