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Obituaries for April 18

Nelda Mae Bishop, 86, of Ocean View died March 27 at home. Born in Denver, she was a housewife and member of the Senior Citizens Group in Ocean View. Private services held. Survived by son, Craig Bishop of Ocean View; daughter, Gail (Richard) Abbey of Kiowa, Colo.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two nieces, two nephews and several cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary

Larry Glenn Cooper, 62, of Kailua-Kona died April 7 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired hospital maintenance engineer and U.S. Navy veteran. Committal service with honors at noon Friday, May 5, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. A motorcycle “Memorial Run” is slated for 10 a.m. Sunday, April 30, beginning at The Fish Hopper in Kailua-Kona. For information, call (209) 543-5195. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, Elizabeth Cooper of Kailua-Kona; sons, Kristopher (Julie) Cooper and Brandon (Kate) Cooper of Modesto, Calif.; daughters, Julia Peters of Lebanon, N.H., and Gina Peters of Salt Lake City; sister, Pamela Roberts of Simi Valley, Calif.; brother, Steve (Susan) Cooper of Modesto, Calif.; five grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Mary Jane Alcera Gines, 70, of Hilo died March 29 at the Legacy of Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired macadamia nut sorter for the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company and was associated with the Hilo Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Visitation from 10-11 a.m. Monday (April 24) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Valentine Gines Sr. of Hilo and David Gines of Cincinnati; daughters, Glory (Matthew) Jacobs of Waimea and Cheryl (Ronald) Goodknecht of Ewa Beach, Oahu; brother, Anthony Garo of Oahu; sister, Gloria (Denny) Valentin of Keaau; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard Samson, 75, of Hilo died April 12. Online condolences: Born on Oahu, he is survived by son, Ricardo Samson; daughters, Helena M. Samson and Yvette E. Hamalian; brother, Elliot Samson; sister, Juanita Ikeda, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


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