Obituaries for July 13
Margaret Jonolino Espiritu, 86, of Kapaau died June 30 at her son’s home. Born in Kohala, she was a housewife and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial in Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Rudy (Jeri) Espiritu of Kona Palisades, Philip (Laurie) Espiritu of Keaau and Anthony (Lily) Espiritu of Honolulu; daughters, Nancy (Roy, Jr.) Antonio of Kapaau, Lucy (Lawrence) Antonio of Waimanalo, Oahu; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home and Dodo Mortuary.
Jose S. Gancinia, 84, of Honokaa died July 2 at home. Born in Pangasinan, Philippines, he was a laborer for the former Hamakua Sugar Plantation Co. and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Honokaa. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; Flowers welcome. Burial at Honokaa Community Cemetery (Paalea). Survived by wife, Geraldine Gancinia of Honokaa; sons, Augusto (Cecilia) Gancinia and Gjim Patrick Gancinia of Honokaa, Mario (Cynthia) Gancinia of North Shore, Oahu; daughters, Adoracion Gancinia and Odessa Mae Gancinia of Honokaa; sisters, Pacita Valejos and Letty Mangabat of Philippines, Florentina Dacquel of Honokaa; brothers, Mamerto Gancinia of Honokaa and Pedro Gancinia of Philippines; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Sherlynn Elaine Keppler, 65, of Hilo died July 1 at home. Born in Scottsbluff, Neb., she was a hairstylist and salesperson. Private services. Survived by daughters, Ashley Allen of Keaau and Lisa Silvers of Ventura, Calif.; brother, Doug of Anchorage, Alaska; sister, Kathi of Batavia, Ill.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Leonard Hubert Pacheco Sr., 89, of Mountain View died June 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hana, Maui, he was a retired ranger at Yosemite National Park and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and World War II veteran. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Fumiko Izumi-Pacheco of Mountain View; sons, Leonard H. Pacheco Jr. of the Philippines, Allan James (Lori) Pacheco of Ninole, Ricky Gene (Elizabeth) Pacheco of Pepeekeo, and Charles K. Reyes Jr. of Hawi; daughter, Terry Puanani Burcena of Hilo; sister, Frances McCulley of Morgan Hill, Calif.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Caroline Kinihaa Kuehu Pereira, 94, of Kailua-Kona, died June 17 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Puuanahulu, she was a housewife and member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 8-11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua-Kona 1st Ward. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Puolili Cemetery in Puuanahulu. Luncheon and fellowship will be at the Puuanahulu Recreational Center. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, George (Jeanette) Pereira of Kailua-Kona; 14 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and 48 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary
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