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.

Gloria Clason, 83, of Hilo died March 30 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in New York, she was a retired head cashier. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by daughters, Gema (Tony) Hensley of Texas, Michelle (Michael) Yaris of Kauai and Lynn (Randall) Nelson of California; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Matilda “Tillie” Vasconcellos Howrey, 92, of Red Oak, Iowa, died March 1 at Good Samaritan Society in Red Oak. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at University Heights Park. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughters, Madeline “Maddie” (Ernest) Waltjen of Keaau, Pamela “Pam” (William “Bill”) Overin of Denver and Carla (Matt) Anderson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Pati Puakinamu Kali Kaluna, 62, of Pahala died March 9 in Pahala. Born in Lihue, Kauai, she was a homemaker. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Friday at Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach Park large pavilion in Ka‘u. Survived by son, Kali Kaluna of Pahala; daughters, Rozanne L. Kaluna of New Jersey, Hylendelle K.K. Kaluna, Gurthlen P. Kaluna, Kuhuwaokalani (Jeremy) Kaluna-Creeley and Lii Lii W. Kaluna of Pahala; mother, Elsie Kali of Las Vegas; sisters, Elsie K. Marshall of Goldhill, Ore., LaVerne (Rex) Carroll of California, Hyacinth K. Allen of Reno, Nev., Idelle K. Kim of Las Vegas and Camille L. Kali of Palmdale, Calif.; seven grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Apolinar “Ponar” Ranchez Madamba, 87, of Keaau died March 14 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a flower nursery worker and member of Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Puna Saranay Club. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by wife, Esperanza Gervacio Madamba of Keaau; sons, Nestor (Ligaya) Madamba and Segundo (Ardely) Madamba of Keaau; daughters, Mattie (Artemio) Riingen of Keaau and Timotea (Christoper) Velasco of Orchidland; brother, Hermenio (Maxima) Madamba of Wainaku; sister, Darlena (Diego) Sales of Wainaku; sisters-in-law, Feliza Madamba, Margarita Madamba and Ely Madamba of Philippines; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary

 

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