Obituaries for April 29


Henry “Naka” Acedillo, 78, of Hawi died Friday, April 18, at home. Born in Kohala, he was a retired construction heavy equipment operator and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Private services held. Survived by wife, Betty Acedillo of Hawi; son, Lawrence Acedillo of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters, Stephanie (Jason) Hanano of Hawi and Leslie (Robin) Ashimine of Hawi; brothers, Zoilo Kupukaa of Honolulu, Manuel (Helen) Acedillo of Honolulu, and Walter (Tessie) Rickard Jr. of Kaneohe, Oahu; sister, Violet Lee of Honolulu; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo Branch.

Henry Inaina Miyamoto, 71, of Pahoa died at the Hilo Medical Center on Monday, April 14. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired fireman with the Honolulu City and County Fire Department. Friends may call at the Maku‘u Marketplace in Pahoa, on Saturday from 9-11 a.m., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Dorothy “Dee” Kauaula of Pahoa; sons, Michael I. (Nicol) Miyamoto of Kaneohe, and Clifford (Sherl) Kauaula of Waipahu; daughters, Dannielle (George) Iuta of Hilo, and Kimberlee (Lawrence) Kauha‘aha‘a of Makawao, Maui; sisters, Carol Aulani Takatsuka of Wailuku, Maui, and Wendy (Kenji) Karimoto of Keaau; hanai daughter, Crystal (Elroy) Toribio of Hilo; hanai sons, Charles Kamaka of Pahoa and Abel “Woody” Woods of Pahoa; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

Leanette “Neda” Lorna Nava, 58, of Waimea died April 13 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was an executive housekeeper for various hotels in Hawaii. Friends may call Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; Visitation from 9 a.m.-noon; Celebration of life at Waimea Community Center at 2 p.m. with fellowship and dinner to follow. Casual attire; Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary Crematory. Survived by daughters, Kandalin (Kenneth) Connor of Waimea, and Tiffany (Ivy) Nava of Kihei, Maui; sons, Erbin (Renae) DePonte III of Waimea, and Sean Nava of Kihei, Maui; mother, Gladys Keala Liborio of Waimea; brothers, John (Alana) Spencer of Captain Cook, Lionel (Frances) Liborio and Nelson (Marji) Liborio of Nevada, Brian (Rhonda) Liborio of Waimea; hanai sisters, April Teixeira of Waialua, Cynthia Teixeira-Putnam of Kailua-Kona, Susan Teixeira of Reno, Nev.; four grandchildren, Kaylee DePonte and Keahiwai DePonte of Waimea, Zion Nava and Ezekiel Nava of Lahaina, Maui; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Rochelle Nissa Villegas, 45, of Hilo died Wednesday, April 16, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in California, she worked as a waitress and a traveler. Family and friends gathering and potluck festivities to be held Saturday-Monday at 1745 Kaumana Drive, Hilo. Survived by mother, Shelly Villegas of Hilo; father, Arnold (Dar) Villegas of California; brothers, Seth Stellar of Hilo, John Gullett of Hilo; sisters, Lanessa (Eddie) McClellan of Hilo, Camille (Jeff) Stellar-Fontana of Colorado, Michelle Evans of Ewa Beach, Sara Villegas of Hawi, Ashley, Lana and Paloma of New Mexico; two nephews, numerous aunts, uncles and nieces. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

 

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