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Obituaries for August 13

Calvin James DeRego, 52, of Honokaa died July 24. Born in Honokaa, he was a boat builder for Ali‘i Kai boats. Visitation starting 9 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 19) at New Hope-Waimea. Motorcade to follow to Spencer Beach Park for lunch, remembrances and music. Survived by mother, Verna Mae “Gina” DeRego; brothers, Terry (Syvell Tasaka) DeRego and Dennison DeRego; sons, Crimson DeRego and Ikua (Samantha Sund) Purdy; daughters, Princess (Conn Wallmen) DeRego, Iliana Purdy, Precious DeRego and Kulia-Kaulele Purdy; grandson; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mercedes Duran, 91, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, died July 14 at Kuakini Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was a custodian at Hilo International Airport. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 17) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Richard Paglinawan and Sam Paglinawan of Hilo, Albert (Christy) Paglinawan of Bismarck, N.D., and Francis (James) Duran of Honolulu; hanai son, Jose Michael Nistal III of California; son-in-law, Keith Jester of Las Vegas; daughters, Thelma Labuen of Los Angeles, Venancia (Carlson) Mun and Tita Anne (Michael) Duran-Raymond of Honolulu; daughter-in-law, Shelley Massman of Ahualoa; 25 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and 33 great-great-grandchildren; cousin, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Margaret Cabral Fernandez, 92, of Honokaa died Aug. 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Haina, Honokaa, she was a bartender and waitress for the former Andrade’s Bar and Café and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 19) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by children, Clinton Fernandez of Honokaa, Margaret Jean “Tootsie” (George) Simao of Eleele, Kauai, Cynthia (Dennis) Torres of Honokaa and Roxann Fernandez of Hilo; grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elaine Antoinette Adrian Powers, 81, of Waipunalei, Laupahoehoe, died July 15 at home. Born in Laupahoehoe, she was an employee of Dole Pineapple Factory in Honolulu, janitor for C.W. Maintenance Co., custodian/groundskeeper for county Parks and Recreation, bus driver for Laupahoehoe Transportation Co. and member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday (Aug. 18) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-9:45 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 19) at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Laupahoehoe. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow in church cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Marie Antoinette Andrade, Katherine “Kathy” (Joel) Himalaya and Peggy Powers Downing; son, Everett “Boyzing” J. Powers; hanai son, Elwood “Woody” Damien Adrian; brother, John F. (Andrea) Adrian Jr.; brothers-in-law, George R. Garcia and Ernest De Luz; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Roy Clarence Wilson Sr., 96, of Hilo died July 22 at home. Born in Pahala, he was a retired foreman for Jas. W. Glover Ltd. and noted community oral historian. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Aug. 20 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Survived by son, Roy (Joan) Wilson Jr. of Kansas; daughters, Lola (Wilfred) Spencer of Molokai and Andrea (Dennis) Dolim of Honolulu; brother, Arthur Wilson of California; sisters, Virginia Peterson and Julia Ohta of California and Mabel Kawamoto of Hilo; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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