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.
Betty Ann Baptiste May, 78, of Stanton, Calif., formerly of Hilo, died Dec. 9 in Los Alamitos, Calif. Born in Hilo, she was a retired travel agent. Visitation from 3:30-4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, West Chapel. Service at 4 p.m. Private scattering of ashes in Hilo. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Science Care or the American Heart Association in her memory. Survived by daughter, Keli Puanani May of Las Vegas, Nev.; son, Darin B. May of San Francisco; brother, Alan J. Baptiste of Agoura Hills, Calif. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary LLC.
Momoe “Molly” Sakata, 85, of Kealakekua died Jan. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Keopu, she retired as a cashier at the Oshima Store in Kainaliu. She was a member of Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission, Kona Daifukuji Fujinkai and Kawanui Kumiai. Private services held. Survived by sons, Kelvyn Sakata of Honalo and Melvyn Sakata of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Albert (Florence) Ide of Hilo and Itsuro (Kay) Ide of California; sisters, Sally Nakamura, Setsumi (Ted) Ozawa, and Miyoko (George) Alawa, all of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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