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Obituaries for April 8

Nancy Zung Fung Chu, 87, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died Feb. 24 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Shanghai, she was a former restaurant manager. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, William Chu of Honolulu; daughter, Yvonne (Spencer) Oliver of Hilo; sons, Peter (Andrea) Chu of San Diego and Barry Chu of Waikoloa; brothers, Robert (Judy) Chang of Honolulu and Luke (Alice) Chang of San Francisco; sisters, Anita Ni of Hamburg, Germany, Mimi Fan of Honolulu and Pansy (Wayne) Wilson of San Diego; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ruth Hada, 79, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died March 21. She was born in Blumenthal, Germany. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by daughters, Corinne (Apirak) Sillapachai of Honolulu, Celeste Hada and Cynthia “Cindy” (Michael) Quinajon of Hilo, Cherryl (Kanani) Pratt of Honolulu; brothers, Robert (Alice) Amey of Bechtelsville, Pa., and Howard (Nancy) Amey of Naples, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Alexandra “Lexi” Hada of Honolulu; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Joseph “Gille” Legacy, 64, of Kailua-Kona died April 4 at home. Born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, he was an artist, author, Rotary Club recipient of Paul Harris Fellows Award and member of Knights of Columbus. Celebration of life and paddle-out scattering of ashes by Keauhou Canoe Club 9 a.m. Tuesday (April 11) at Keauhou Bay. For info, call 339-6300. Survived by wife, Sandi Glendinning Legacy of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Claude (Nancy) Legacy, Eloi (Wonita) Legacy and Lucien (Sandra) Legacy of New Brunswick; sisters, Nicole Legacy, Marie (Jim) Burns and Fanny Legacy of New Brunswick; stepsons, Neil Glendinning and Iain Glendinning of Goleta, Calif.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Dominic Francis Leonard, 69, of Mountain View died March 25. Born on Kauai, he was a musician and contractor. Private burial. Memorial Mass at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by companion, Darla Clay; brothers; Byl (Bernadette) Leonard, James Leonard and Patrick John Leonard; sisters; Cathie (Nathan) Pang, Mary (Dave) Rustin and Natasha (Jaime) Reece; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Nelson “Maka” Kaanoi Makanani Jr., 61, of Hilo, formerly of Kapaa, Kauai, died March 15 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired cargo agent for Aloha Air Cargo and a customer service agent for the former Aloha Airlines. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Friday (April 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Jan Makanani of Hilo; sons, Nelson (Kimberly Leahey) Makanani III of New York, Todd (Denise) Fuerte of Kapaa and Drake (Nora) Fuerte of Honolulu; daughters, Jamie (Mark) Mabanag of Everett, Wash., Kiana (Tyler) Palea and Brandee Carrillo of Hilo; sister, Elizabeth Makanani-Ventura of Honolulu; brothers, Samuel (Zyla) Makanani of Honolulu, Timothy (Tammy) Makanani of Salinas, Calif., and Paul (Sharon) Makanani of New Zealand; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

David Kaluahi Pua Jr., 79, of Pahala died Jan. 22 at home. Born in Naalehu, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Ka‘u Sugar Co. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at River of Life Assembly of God, 96-2345 Paauau St. Pahala. Celebration of life service 10 a.m.-noon. Luncheon to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Duane (Clarissa) Pua of Pahala and Drake Kalani (Eliza) Pua of Oklahoma; son-in-law Thomas Midel Sr. of Hilo; brothers, Donald Maiva (Connie) Pua and Eugene Pua of Kona; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Debra “Debbie” Sue Voss-Behrens, 62, of Waikoloa died April 5 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Chicago, she was office manager and pastry chef for Banjy’s Paradise Bar &Grill, business owner and antiques dealer for the former Behren’s Unlimited in Michigan and Florida. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes 5:30 p.m.-sunset today at Anaehoomalu Bay. Loose flowers welcome. For info, call 925-783-1324. Survived by daughter, Coty Behrens of Palm Beach, Fla.; mother, Marilyn Voss of Concord, Calif.; sisters, Janice Rasmussen of Discovery Bay, Calif., and Karen (James Skaife) Voss-Skaife of Waikoloa; brothers, Scott McEachern of Concord and Chuck (Gloria) Voss of Antioch, Calif.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii

 

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