Obituaries for June 17
George “Keoki” Espaniola Sr., 84, of Mountain View died May 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he worked for H. Harada Construction Co. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 21 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Alae Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Louise Espaniola and Julieanne (Danny) Collins Espaniola of Hilo, Georgieana “Espaniola” (Darren) Pascua of Keaau; son, Dave (Clarie) Espaniola of Hilo; daughter in-law, Debbie Espaniola of Las Vegas; sisters, Victoria “Vicky” Espaniola Quiocho, Helen Espaniola Tolentino and Julianne “Judy” Espaniola Cabison of Hilo; brothers, Joseph Lopez Espaniola of Molokai and Philip Lopez Espaniola Sr. of Hilo; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Shirley R. Gaston, 59, of Hilo, died June 1 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Pahala, she was a laundry worker for Hawaiian Linen in Hilo. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services and celebration of life at 6 p.m. Casual attire; lei welcome. Private urn committal at a later date. Survived by son, Bradley (Trisha) Gaston of Hilo; brothers, Arnold (Lila) Gaston of Hilo and Kenneth (Jonette) Gaston of Naalehu; sisters, Suzanne (Clifford) Tomlinson of North Carolina, Mildred (Joseph) Melanson of Massachusetts, Marie (Sam) Torkelson of Hilo and Jane (Perry) Keohuloa of Hawaiian Beaches; brother in-law, Gilbert Andrade of Pahala; four grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
George Gomes, 78, of Honaunau, Hawaii, died May 29 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired coffee farmer and tractor driver and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Friday, June 20 at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Isabel Gomes of Honaunau; son, Michael (Terri) Gomes of Mountain View; daughters, Laurie Valenzuela and Cynthia (Stephen) Deniz of Honaunau; brothers, Thomas (Jane) Gomes of Oregon, Harry (Rosaline) Gomes of Holualoa and Roy (Marcia) Gomes of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Beatrice (Leonard) Neves of Oregon and Eleanor (Rudy) Bodine) of Floriada; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.
Dorothy Lin How Wong Liu, 86, died June 7. Born in Honolulu, she was an educator who worked in Hilo for 30 years. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at Waiokeola Congregational Church, 4705 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu. No flowers or gifts. Private inurnment at National Memorial of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Survived by daughter, Frances Liu; son, Michael (Lisa) Liu; brother, Solomon (Joan) Wong; and a granddaughter. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremations Services.
Valentina Lorenzo, 92, of Kealakekua died June 3 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Paauhau, she was a retired Kona coffee picker. Services held. Survived by sons, Alan (Yzette) Dalao of Hilo and Albert Dalao of Tennessee; daughter, Veronica Dalai Carvalho of Hilo; sister, Katherine (John) Correira of Hilo; nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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