Eva Pearl Akamu, 87, of Pauka‘a, Hilo, died Jan. 16 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire. Survived by husband, William “Bill” Akamu; daughters, Lynnell Ka‘opua Akamu and Kanani Mariano; sister, Bernice Gabriel; grandchildren; two nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Darwin Everett Barve, 58, of Nanawale Estates, Pahoa, died Jan. 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Battle Creek, Mich., he was self-employed, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa and a 1973 graduate of Hilo High School. Private services. Survived by daughter, Malia Beach Tanimoto of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Deirdre (Lala) E. Kailiawa of Waikoloa, Diane (Jerry) E. Hunter of Beulaville, N.C., Patricia (Russell) K. Kenoi-Chin and Mary (David) K. Kenoi-Okajima of Hilo, Rosanne (Keanu) K. Kenoi-Sai of Kaneohe, Oahu; brother, William (Takako) P. Kenoi of Hilo; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and grand-nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Koae “Ben” Fuse, 90, of Kurtistown, died Dec. 26 at a private care home in Keaau. Born in Mountain View, he was a retired process supervisor for the former Puna Sugar Co. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Kerry (Geza Techy) Fuse of Monrovia, Calif., Dayna (Mark) Yamauchi of Newbury Park, Calif.; brother, Yoshiharu (Jean) Fuse of Hilo; sisters, Kimie (Naoshi) Watanabe and Toshie (Takeo) Miyasaki of Hilo, Satsue Yoshizawa of Pepeekeo, Misae (Paul) Hironaka of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Betty Fuse of Honolulu and Eleanor Fuse of South San Francisco, Calif.; six grandchildren and two great-grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Carol Ann Sanchez, 65, of Honokaa died Jan. 6. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Survived by husband, Benjamin Sanchez of Honokaa; daughters, Tracy (Clint) Mixell of San Diego and Tiffany (Chauncey) Hatico of Honokaa; sisters Rosaline Yoro and Emma Lorenzo of Honolulu; brother, Douglas Ceridon of Las Vegas; two grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews.
Gus Yong, 96, of Volcano, died Jan. 24 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired radar and electronics technician for the the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Navy veteran and member of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) and Chinese Civic Club, past president of Volcano Senior Citizens, past treasurer of the Volcano Community Association, and member of numerous fraternal orders. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Laura Hing Yuen Lai Yong of Volcano; son, Kingston (Joy) Yong of Dallas; daughters, Lana (Hal) Jones of Geneva, Switzerland, and Mahealani “Mahi” Yong (Jack) Snell of Volcano; sisters, Ellen (Douglas) Lee and Bertha (Francis) Lum of Honolulu; nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.