Obituaries for Dec. 22
Tiborcio “Tibong” Alfanta Genesiran, 88, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a picker for Walker Flower Farms. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at the family home, 76-6167 Plumeria Rd., Kailua-Kona. Prayer service at 6 p.m., followed by all-night vigil. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Honokohau industrial area. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Pedrita Genesiran of Kailua-Kona; sons, Rodrigo Genesiran and Julito (Juanita) Genesiran of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Valeria (Glorioso) Gadot, Levie (Clifford Gaspar) Genesiran, Jeaney Genesiran and Shirley Genesiran of Kailua-Kona; 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Stanford “PJ” K. Hulama Jr., 32, of Hilo died Dec. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was the owner of Alii Construction, sales manager for Big Island Koa Co., and member of Hawaiian Thunda Motorcycle Club. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps, 219 Ponahawai St. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire. Survived by parents, Stanford “Puggy” Sr. and Linda Hulama of Hilo; grandmother, Annie Hulama of Hilo; companion, Lara “Toots” Clarke of Hilo; godson, Shaney Boy Madeyski of Hilo; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Chiyono Kitamura, 81, of Hilo died Dec. 14 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was the retired proprietress of Itsu’s Fishing Supplies. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Itsuo Kitamura of Hilo; son, Wade (Gwen) Kitamura of Hilo; brothers, Noriaki (Fujie) Otani and James “Mako” Otani of Hilo; sisters, Tsuruyo Nakamoto and Lorraine Matsu of Hilo, Mae (Shozo) Sato of Kaneohe, Oahu; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. in Hilo, Hawaii.
John “Johnny” Macayan Sr., 79, of Hilo died Dec. 16 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of Macayan Motors Inc., former used car sales manager at Hilo Motors and member of Hawaii Army National Guard, Big Island Automotive Trades Association and Glad Tidings Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Patricia Macayan of Hilo; son, John (Sherry) Macayan Jr. of Hilo; daughters, Jonette Macayan and Tricia (Clint) Anderson of Hilo; brother, Mariano (Ethel) Carriaga Sr. of Hilo; sister, Rosita Padilla of Hilo; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Florence “Betsy-Sandy” Macaulay Mitchell, 89, of Volcano, died Dec. 16 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, she was a retired director of donor recruitment and community relations for the Blood Bank of Hawaii, cofounder and past president of Cooper Center Council; honorary mayor of Volcano and member of Hawaii County Police Commission. Private services. No flowers; donations to Cooper Center Council. Survived by husband, Robert “Mitch” Mitchell Jr. of Volcano; son, Jim Mitchell of Volcano; daughter, Mary Lou Mitchell (Charles) Davis of Kailua, Oahu; sister, Margaret “Peggy” Macaulay Woods of University Place, Wash.; sister-in-law, Katie Macaulay of British Columbia, Canada; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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