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Obituaries for April 22

Paz Gallardo Ducusin, 75, of Keaau died Saturday, March 22, at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Pagudpud, San Fernando La Union City, Philippines, she was a retired flower cutter in Kuola Farm and a factory worker in Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation in Keaau; She also was a member of Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Friends may call Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel from 5-9 p.m.; Wake service at 7 p.m. Friends may call on Saturday at Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church, from 8-9 a.m.; Mass at 9 a.m. Casual attire; Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section). Survived by husband, Manuel Ducusin of Keaau; sons, Loreto Ducusin and Ray (Raquel) Ducusin of Keaau, Ador (Leah) Ducusin of Hilo; daughters, Lorna Carpio of Kohala, Imelda (Andrew Ito) Ducusin Agustin of Keaau and Marylou (Alfredo Jr.) Ventura of Keaau; brothers, Benjamin Gallardo, Jaime Gallardo and Mario Gallardo, all of the Philippines; Eufresena Lamsen of Manila, Praxedes Ducusin of Pepeekeo and Marcilina (Jovencio) Macaraeg of Ewa Beach, Oahu; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 21

Frances Chieko Nagai Kama, 77, died March 16 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she graduated from the Kamehameha Schools Class of 1954. She worked as a book binder at the Kamehameha Schools Print Shop and Hawaii Library Binding for over 25 years. She retired in 1984 and left for the Big Island where she and her husband resided for 30 years. She was a lifetime member of the Hale o Na Ali’i, Honolulu Chapter. A Memorial Service/ Celebration of Her Life will be held on April 26 at Kaumakapili Church in Honolulu. Visitation from 9-10:45 a.m. Services at 10:45 a.m. to noon. Aloha attire. Scattering of her ashes at a later date. Survived by son Eric H. (Vivian) Kama Jr. of Salem, Ore.; daughters Milli Kama of Pahoa and Alice “Nani” (James) Santee of Houston; sister Alice N. Mau of Honolulu; four grandchildren, Erin (Mike) Budke and Deric Kama of Salem, Ore., Jamie Santee of Houston, Emmalani Kama of Honolulu; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 20

Eugene “Captain” Pacheco, 82, died March 29 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was retired from Hilo Coast Processing Company, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of the Family Christian Center. Visitation from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the Family Christian Center in Hilo located at 168 Holomua Street. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Graveside committal service 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife Helen Pacheco of Hilo; daughters Debra (Saffrey) Tajon of Keaau, Sharie Pacheco-Enovejas of Hilo; son Tracy (April San Jose) Pacheco of Hilo; sister Agnes Pacheco of Hilo; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 18

Dora Takako Mori, 89, of Holualoa died April 11 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hakalau, she retired as school secretary at Kailua Elementary and Kealakehe Elementary and Intermediate schools. She was a member of the Waiaha Kumiai, Fukuoka Kenjin Kai, Senior Bowling League and Parks and Recreation Bowling League. She was a volunteer with the Kona Senior Coordinated Services and the Blood Bank of Hawaii. Friends may call at 9 a.m. April 26 at Lanakila Congregational Church in Kainaliu for a 10 a.m. memorial service. Casual attire. No koden. Survived by sons, Randall (Susan) Mori of Holualoa, Bryant (Gay) Mori of Los Angeles, Rickie (Debra) Mori of Holualoa and Elson (Lillian) Mori of Kealakehe; daughter, Gwendolyn (Charles) Onaka of Honaunau; brothers, Paul (Jane) Sakamoto of Honolulu, Tadao (Miyoko) Sakamoto of Honaunau and Larry (Ann) Sakamoto of Las Vegas; sisters, Audrey Takano of Kailua, Oahu, Kay Matsuda of Kaneohe, Oahu, Jane Iyama of San Francisco and Pauline (Albert) Morita of Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 17

Bruce Edward Bowen, 50 of Greenville, Ill., died March 7 in St. Louis. Born in Washington, D.C., he was a member of Critical Care Transport Team at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and graduated from Hilo High School. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Malia Puka O Kalani Church, 326 Desha Ave., Hilo. Visitation at 3 p.m. Survived by parents, John and Anne Bowen of Hilo; wife, Christine Bowen of Illinois; sons, Jace and Corey of Illinois; daughter, Lauren of Illinois; sisters, Maureen Figueira and Denise Marjarum of Pennsylvania; one grandson.

Obituaries for April 16

Joyce Emma Akana, 77, of Kapaau died April 10 at home. Born in Kohala, she was a homemaker and worked as a cook at Luke’s Restaurant, a server at Waimea’s McDonald’s, a receptionist at Sunshine Helicopters and a member of the Kohala Senior Citizens and Waimea Church of Christ. Friends may call at 8 a.m. Monday at the 7th Day Adventist Church in Hawi for a 10 a.m. funeral service. Burial at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers OK. Survived by daughters, Brendalynn (Art) Owens and Dena (Delphine) Soares, both of Kohala, Cecelia (Colin) Souza of Kealakekua, Celeste (James) Keyes and Jadelyn (Dale) Hoopai, both of Kawaihae, Johanna (Kana) Walker of Las Vegas and Rowena (Gene) Kanaha of Honolulu; hanai daughter, Shirley Tomei of Waimea; hanai son, Sam Kaeo of Ocean View; brother, Henry (Peggy) Akana Jr. of Honolulu; sister, Olivia Teramoto of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Barbara Akana of Kohala; 25 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 15

Tracey Eiko Kaneshiro, 56, of Hilo died Friday at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was president of Hilo Radiator &Glass Shop, Inc. She was a member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, sat on their Board of Spiritual Affairs, and was a Dharma School teacher. She was also a member of the East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai, Big Island Automotive Trades Association, and was leader of the Cloverbuds 4-H Club. Visitation from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Buddhist Temple, 398 Kilauea Ave.; memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Roy Kaneshiro of Hilo; daughter, Kandyce Kaneshiro of Montana; step-daughter, Crystal Kaneshiro of Hilo; mother, Saeko Sato of Hilo; sisters, Colleen (Robin) Morishita and Maureen (John) Conlon, both of California; two grandchildren; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 12

Shon Micheal Kawika “Goose” Luta, 36, of Ocean View died April 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a painter for WE Painting Company and a member of the painter’s union. Private services held. Celebration of life at later date. Survived by wife, Jody Luta of Ocean View; daughters, Tyra (Dylan DePriest-Tag) Jones, Tia Jones and Tory Jones, each of Kailua-Kona, and Tayler Libarios of Ocean View; son, Tyler Libarios of Ocean View; parents, Charles and Irene Luta of Ocean View; brothers, Charles (joy) Luta, Jr., of Waimea, Preston (Davelyn) Luta of Kalaoa, Bryson (Danielle) Luta of Ocean View and Braxton (Kanoe) Luta of Ocean View; god parents, Andy and Alice Quanan of Waimea; one grandson; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 11

Kathleen Hamilton, 71, died March 26 at her residence in Glenwood. Born in Waialua, Oahu, she was a retired preschool teacher. Services took place on Oahu. Survived by husband, Jeffery Hamilton, of Glenwood; daughters Tomi (Ron) Peppler of Kailua-Kona, Rena (Jamie) Roberts of Tennessee, Kiki Hamilton-Amoncia of Honolulu, Ulu Hamilton of Honolulu; sons, Lee Toki of Mountain View, Pono Hamilton of Honolulu; sisters, Irene Tays of Texas, Dani Hookala of Honolulu; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 9

Matthew “Matt” Somchai Therrien, 26, died April 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, he was an English major and will be honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and served on the board of directors for Hawaii Big Brothers Big Sisters Hilo. A Celebration of Life will be held 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Laupahoehoe Gymnasium. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Survived by parents, Mark and Rae Therrien of Laupahoehoe; sisters, Mari (Michelle) Therrien of State Park, Pa., Kate (Claude) Betene of St. Paul, Minn.; special friend, Vicky Chung of San Francisco, Calif.; three nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for April 7

Lucille Maria “Pi‘ilani” Aki, 59, died March 29 at her residence. Born in Hilo, she was an educational assistant at Hilo High School, a May Day coordinator with the CSAP Program, assistant manager at Kinney Shoes, an educational assistant at Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School, and worked at SASA and was a vice principal and PCNC coordinator. A special thanks to Pohai Malama for the wonderful care they provided. No services. Survived by daughter, Corinne Inada-Aki of Hilo; brothers, Ernest Kahili of Hilo and Ronald “Kehaulani” (Kathy) Kekoa of Maine; sisters, Eva Inada and Antoinette “Toni” (Joseph “Bully”) Kaipo, both of Hilo; hanai daughter, Karen Ikeda; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and great grand nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Obituaries for April 6

Quintin Gary John Aiona, 54, of Hilo died March 28 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. Visitation 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Services at 4:30 p.m. Memorial Mass at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Myrna Aiona of Hilo; sons, Kala‘i (Ha‘amauliola) Aiona and Kelekolio Aiona of Hilo; daughter, Nawahine‘opio Aiona of Waianae, Oahu; brothers, Tommy (Micci) Aiona of Waimea, James (Carol) Aiona and Patrick (Annette) Aiona Sr. of Hilo, Mark (Tammy) Aiona of Kona; sisters, Jane (Phil) Aganus of Waimea, Billie (Andy) Baclig and Joanne Peralta of Hilo, Cosie (Curtis) Sasaki of Sunnyvale, Calif.; five grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc. — Hilo Branch.

Obituaries for April 5

Phyllis Marie Hamilton, 90, of Keaau died March 27 at home. Born in Manchester, N.H., she was a retired Realtor for Sleeping Giant Realty. No services; scattering of ashes at a later date. Survived by brother, Howard Walsh; daughter, Chris (Kele) Oda; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Obituaries for April 4

Judith “Judy” Ann Leinenweber, 62, of Kailua-Kona died March 28 at her residence. Born in Brownsville, Texas, whe worked as an operating room technician and a restaurant manager. Private services. Survived by spouse, Christian Leinenweber. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for April 3

Gilbert Paul Aguiar, 84, of Hilo died March 31 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and mechanic for the former Theo H. Davies Company and Pacific Machinery and a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; prayer service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Leilani Aguiar of Hilo; daughter, Sharon (Stephen) Butler of Hilo; son, Curtis (Karen) Aguiar of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, George (Ruth) Aguiar of Hilo; grandchildren, Kyle (Dana) Nakamoto of Las Vegas, Nev., Joy (John) McCollum of Keaau, Christopher (Chantal) Aguiar of California, Spencer Aguiar of Las Vegas, Nev., Dillon Aguiar of Las Vegas, Nev.; four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 2

Chieko Kishi, 87, of Hilo died March 7 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, she was retired from First Hawaiian Bank, worked for attorney Sanford K. Okura and was a member of Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Gail Kishi of Hilo; brother, Edward (Pearl) Nagata of Pearl City, Oahu; sisters, Kiyoko Oda of Mililani, Oahu, Lucile Nakamura of Wahiawa, Oahu; brothers-in-law, Watami (Tomoko) Kishi, Yasu Kishi, Norio Kishi, all of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Shizuno Kishi of Hilo, Kay Kishi of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 1

Mary Lou Piilani Keneao, 65, of Kailua-Kona died March 14 at her residence. Born in Wailuku, Maui, she was a homemaker, a clerk at Ft. Shafter Army base in Honolulu, and a teacher at Leahi School in Honolulu. She was a member of Kahikolu Congregational Church and the Kona Paradise Club. Friends may call at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kahikolu Congregational Church in Napoopoo for a 10:30 a.m. memorial service. Luncheon and fellowship to follow. Aloha attire, flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Oliver Kaneao Jr. of Honaunau; sons, Oliver Kaneao III and Jeremiah Kaneao of Honaunau; daughter, Leihala (Terry) Medeiros of Captain Cook; brother, Henry (Dahlia) Dutro of Honolulu; sisters, Loretta-Lehua Cho of Molokai, Carlene (Herb) Engel of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 31

Shiro Hirayama, 94, of Paukaa died at the Hilo Medical Center on Sunday, March 16. Born in Papaikou, he was a retired carpenter with Hicks Homes, a member of the Local 745 Carpenter’s Union and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Private family services held. No flowers or monetary donations. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

Obituaries for March 30

Nora “Enday” Bungula Cabatu, 79, of Laupahoehoe died March 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hakalau, she was a homemaker and graduated from Hawaii Community College as a clerk-typist. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Cremation to follow. Survived by husband, Rodolfo “Rudy” Cabatu of Laupahoehoe; sons, Dexter (Yvonne) Egdamin of Hilo and Jason Lance Cabatu of Laupahoehoe; daughters, Deborah (Sonny) Egdamin-Avenue of Pahala, Dale Egdamin of Papaaloa, Darlene Egdamin-Kahikikolo of Makawao, Maui, Diana “Tini” (Aaron) Egdamin-Matsushita of Kealakekua and Kristie (Kalani) Cabatu-Graciidis of Hilo; sister, Conchita “Connie” Bungula-Cadiz of Makakilo/ Kapolei, Oahu; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 29

Marina Sybille Katharina (Stampf) Alofaituli, 55, of Germany, formerly of Hilo, died Feb. 10 in Germany. Born in Bottrop, Germany, she was a retired nurse and jewelry designer. Scattering of ashes 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, in a location of her choice. Survived by husband, Norbert Fries; sons, Andy (Malia) Ahuna-Alofaituli and David Lohman; grandchildren, Logan, Kaiona, Keola, and Iokepa. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituary for March 28

Sandra Esther Quixley, 60, of Waikoloa, died March 18 at home. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, she was a timeshare sales representative in Australia and Hawaii, model, photographer and world traveler. Services TBA a later date. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice at 65-1328 Kawaihae Rd., Kamuela, HI 96743. She is survived by husband, Ronald Kurtz of Waikoloa; hanai sisters and friends. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for March 27

Stanley Ellison Heggland Jr., 81, of Hilo died March 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Cleveland, he was a retired U.S. Army sergeant major. Private services. Survived by sons, Geoffrey Heggland and Christopher Heggland of Oahu, Haugesund M.T. Heggland and Gregory Heggland of Hilo; daughters, Diana Heggland of Hilo, Windy Arriaga of California and Lehuanani Heggland of Colorado; brother, Donald Heggland of Virginia. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 26

Carol Maria Oania Andrews, 60, of Keauhou, died March 23 at home. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired defense industry consultant. Private celebration of life. Survived by husband, Michael Andrews of Keauhou; brothers, Renato (Lydia) Oania of Cerritos, Calif., and Ruben Oania of Mililani; sisters, Alejandra (Jojo) Aczon, Merlinda Oania and Flordelis Oania of Aiea; nephews and one niece. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for March 17

Elizabeth Reynolds Havard, 98, of Hilo died March 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Fairhope, Ala., she was a retired physical education teacher. Services to be held in Alabama. Survived by son, Jesse B. (Becki) Havard, Jr. of Highland, Md.; daughter, Mildred (Richard F. Pacheco, Jr.) Cooke of Australia; daughter-in-law, Diane T. Havard of Daphne, Ala.; brother, Ralph Reynolds of Mobile, Ala.; hanai son, Keith Kehaulani Kaaukai of Hilo; hanai daughter, Myrna Ablao of Hilo; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Local arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 25

Kenneth “Kenny” Alton Dyer, 57, of Kailua-Kona died March 19 at home. Born in Tulsa, Okla., he was a framer and painter for Metcalf Construction Co., Tom Catton Painting and STP Painting LLC, and member of Narcotics Anonymous Hawaii. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday at Kona Old Airport Beach double pavilion. Service at 11 a.m. Loose flowers welcome. For info call 960-5183. Survived by brother, Sam Dyer of Garden Grove, Calif.; sister, Marcia (Jerry) Bisbee of Garden Grove, Calif.; hanai brothers, Mark (Donna) Pollard of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, John (Ruth) Gallagher, Joe (Kathy) Tawater and Rob Stough of Kailua-Kona; hanai sister, Melanie Gallagher of Kailua-Kona; hanai sons, Jacob Pollard and Chance Pollard of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Finn Gallagher of Kailua-Kona; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii