Obituaries for January 29
Leonard Yet Num Chow, 89, of Hilo died Jan. 6 at home. Born in Hilo, he was retired from Hawaiian Equipment and United Airlines, past president and member of the Hilo Chinese Cemetery Association and member of the Hilo Bon Dance Club. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Gertrude S. Chow of Hilo; son, Leonard Chow of Hilo; sisters, Margaret Mochizuki of Arizona, Blossom Lee of Las Vegas and Bette Chow of Honolulu; brother, Donald (Ethel) Chow of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Lily Chow of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
William De-Perez, 92, of Hilo died Sept. 23, 2013 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo; he was a state bus driver and U.S. Army veteran. Celebration of life 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Trinity Community Church Assembly of God, 2282 Kanoelehua Ave. Casual attire. Urn burial 3 p.m. at Alae Cemetery. Survived by niece and caregiver, Lita Feliciano of Hilo; sister, Vivian Feliciano of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
William Kauhane Malakaua, 64, of Mountain View died Jan. 22 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Born in Hilo, he was an international security agent for Triple Canopy and retired Hawaii Army National Guard sergeant first class. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Lisa Marie Malakaua of Mountain View; sons, Duke Kaleolani Malakaua of Arizona and Christopher G. Kopp of Mountain View; daughter, Brittany Nicole Romero of Tillamook, Ore.; brothers, Darell (Jurene) Malakaua of Kailua-Kona and Randall Malakaua of Hilo; sisters, Carolyn (Norbert) Pfahler of Kauai, Trudy (Robert) Yamada, II of Hilo, and Jamie Malakaua of Kalapana; four grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gertrude Alani Pauline, 66, of Hilo died Dec. 27. Born in Hilo, she was a retired certified nurse’s aide. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Haili Christian Church. Survived by daughters, Ashley Pauline-Davidson of Honolulu and Marsha Pauline of Hilo; brothers, Gilbert Keliihoomalu of Honolulu and Albert Keliihoomalu of Hawaii; sister, Lillian Larita of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Numeriano Tangaro “Junior” Tampon Jr., 47, of Pahoa died Jan. 17. Born in Kahuku, Oahu, he was a retired heavy equipment operator. Visitation 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Service at 1 p.m. Survived by wife, Marlene R. Eleneki of Pahoa; mother, Priscilla H. Tampon of Kahuku; father, Numeriano “Numy” Tampon Sr. of Kahuku; son, Ryan (Manu) Tampon of Hilo; hanai son, Jaston Eleneki of Pahoa; daughters, Cherie Tampon of Kauai and Tierra Madrona of Hilo; sisters, Lita (Reggie) Torres of Kahuku and Gina (Peter) Kaupe of Arizona; 10 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Robert Flores Jr. was survived by, among others, one granddaughter. That information wasn’t submitted for an obituary published Sunday.
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