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Obituaries for April 9

Herman Costa Sr., 85, of Hilo died April 5 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired seed cutter with the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co. and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Friends can call 9-11 a.m. Thursday (April 13) at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. followed by burial at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Geraldine Lauae Costa of Hilo; sons, Herman (Debra-Ann Kikau) Costa Jr., Gordon W. Costa, Reginald Costa and Ronnie Lee Costa of Hilo; daughter, Bernadette K. (Leo Campbell Jr.) Costa of Mountain View; brothers, Lawrence (Martha) Costa and Gilbert de Costa, of Kurtistown; sisters, Violet Nakea of Kailua-Kona and Thelma (Robert) Riviera of Mountain View; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Perfecto “Per” Ganancial, 76, of Kawaihae died April 1 at home. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a heavy equipment operator for Hawaii Dredging Co. and Goodfellow Brothers Inc. and member of Operator’s Union Local 3. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday (April 15) at the Kailapa Community Center at Hawaiian Homes in Kawaihae. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Please follow the signs. Causal attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Pinki Ganancial of Kawaihae; sons, Keoni Ganancial of Kawaihae, Kawika (Tammy) Ganancial of Waikoloa and Jacob Ganancial of Oahu; daughters, Toni (Donald) Tolentino and Tema (Junior) Kahuanui of Waimea and Tonia (Russell) Paio of Kailua-Kona; brother, Daniel (Carol) Ganancial of Maui; sisters, Annie Jordan of Honolulu, Margaret Randal of Alaska and Dorothy Ganancial of Los Angeles; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ernestine Karen Uilani Akimseu Hekekia, 66, of Hilo died March 24 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a central supply technician for Hilo Medical Center. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday (April 15) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Joseph Hekekia Sr. of Mountain View; daughters, Elizabeth Kaleo (Warren Wailani) Walker of Mountain View and Umi-A-Liloa Hekekia of Kurtistown; sons, Joseph Ulu (Julie Mahoe) Hekekia of Waiakea Uka and Keawenui-A-Umi (Trisha) Hekekia of Panaewa; hanai daughters, Sarina Amaral of Panaewa and Amanda Batalona of Salt Lake, Oahu; brothers, Ernest Aaron (Paula) Akimseu of Salt Lake City, Terry (Teresa) Akimseu of Mulino, Ore., Gary (Cynthia Lehua) Akimseu of Panaewa, Larry (Brenda) Akimseu of Keaukaha, Everett Akimseu of Hilo and Ernie Ah Sing (Serina) Akimseu of Kapolei, Oahu; sisters, Sharon (Larry) Akimseu-Victorino and Elizabeth Tita (Karl Blackie) Kataoka of Panaewa; hanai brother, Darryl Bissen of Kailua-Kona; hanai sister, Agnes Lani Borges of Ewa Beach, Oahu; brothers-in-law, Rodney Kekaualua of Mountain View, Ronald (Nancy) Aguiar of Kentucky, Robert Aguiar of Kaumana, Dennis Ginden of Illinois, David (Noe) Andrade of Kapolei, Leon Blue Harris of Las Vegas, Clayton Iokepa of Illinois and Joseph Pagtama of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Denise Woodhouse of Naselle, Wash., and Vanessa Kalanikau of Kihei, Maui; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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