Obituaries for February 15
Tyson “Tys” Kainoa Moani Lincoln, 30, of Hawi died Jan. 20 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was an electrician for West Hawaii Electric. Friends may call at 9 a.m. today at Keokea Beach Park Pavilion in North Kohala. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by mother, Rocklyn (James) Ku of Hawi; father, Andrew (Charmaine) Lincoln of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Mandie-Hone (Dom Acorda) Ku of Hawi, Taylor-Maikai Ku of Hawi, Ashely-Malia Kiyonaga of Kailua-Kona, Shea-Kanani Lincoln of Kealakekua and Andi-Aulike (David Dukevares) Lincoln of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Dillon-Kahiau Ku of Hawi, Andrew-Haaheo Lincoln of Kealakekua, Drew-Pilipaa Lincoln, Seth-Kaulana Lincoln of Kailua-Kona and Polu-Lincoln of Hawi; maternal grandmother, Estelle Francisco of Hawi; paternal grandfather, George Lincoln of Kailua-Kona; paternal grandmother, Mary Abril-Bentley of Las Vegas; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, one nephew and two nieces. For more information call (808) 987-9247. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Milton “Buzz” Chester Prout, Jr., 70, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 4 at home. Born in Lincoln, Neb., he was an insurance sales agent. Friends may call from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at his residence, 74-803 Uluaoa St. for a celebration of life. Survived by wife, Brenda Prout of Kailua-Kona; sons, William (Denise) Prout of Kauai, Kimo Prout of Maui and Kaleo Prout of Kailua-Kona; sister, Norma Jean Dobson of California; two grandchildren; two nieces; two nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lyndon Keiji Onaka, 55, of Bend, Ore. died Jan. 27 in Kailua-Kona. Born in Kona, he was a pianist, composer and musician who entertained at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Lyndsie Rose Onaka of Bend, Ore.; mother, Rose Onaka of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Roslyn (Shirl) Peterson of Holualoa, Stephanie (Robert) McGee of Las Vegas and Cathy (Melvin) Agena of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Saramae Williams Landers, 107, of Pahoa died Monday at home. Born in Samaria, Idaho, she was a retired guidance counselor for the Renton, Wash. school district. She was a member of the Retired Hawaii State Teachers Association, Big Island United Nations Association, Pahoa Senior Citizens and Pahoa Community Medical Association. She was previously honored by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Mayor Billy Kenoi and the state Senate and House. Services to be held in Boise, Idaho. Survived by son, Lewis (Cheryl) Floyd Landers of Washington; daughter, Sara Burgess of Pahoa; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gary Dale Autry, 59, Kailua-Kona, died Tuesday at his home. Born in San Angelo, Texas, he was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. He was also an antique salesman and a jewelry designer and spoke about drug and alcohol recovery to raise awareness at treatment centers, schools, state programs, institutions and local events. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Tuesday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona for a gravesite service. Guests are invited to attend luncheon and fellowship at the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club at Honokohau Harbor. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Amanda Mazzanti of Kailua-Kona; sister, Susan Autry of Honolulu. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Blanche W. Pakele, 85, died Jan. 22 in Trabuco Canyon, Calif. Born in Honomu, she was a nurse. Memorial Mass at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church in Lake Forest, Calif. Celebration of life to follow at Dove Canyon Country Club. Survived by sons, Gary (Marilyn) Pakele of Reno, Nev., and Peter Pakele of Dallas; daughters, Pamela Crawford (Gregory) of Lancaster, Calif., and Cara Heitmann (Garry) of Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Virginia Thurston Santmyer, 100, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 18 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Santa Ana, Calif., she was a retired telephone operator for AT&T. Private services held. Survived by sons, Charles (Lanel) Santmyer of Tstin, Calif., and Stephen Santmyer of Pauma Valley, Calif.; daughters, Gretchen Newlon of Captain Cook and Doris Radice of Tustin, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; four nephews; one niece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
John P. O’Connell, 81, of Hilo died Thursday at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Massachusetts. Celebration of life at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Malia Puka O Kalani Church. Survived by son, John D. O’Connell of Hilo; brother, James O’Connell of Florida; sister, Susan O’Connell of Michigan; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Louise Brakeley Butler, 68, of Pahoa died Feb. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Exeter, N.H., she was retired. Private services will be held. Survived by daughter, Elizabeth Butler of Williams, Ore.; son, Rick (Diane) Butler of Salem, N.H.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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