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Obituaries for June 18

Shirley Brenda Stevens Fuke, 69, of Hilo died May 25 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Laupahoehoe, she was a retired eligibility worker for the state Department of Human Services Med-Quest Division in Hilo, supervisor for the state Department of Agriculture, telephone operator for the former GTE Hawaiian Tel, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo and treasurer for the Waiakea Homestead Community Association. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday (June 24) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. Urn burial to follow at 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Aloha attire. Survived by husband, Gilbert Fuke of Hilo; sons, Ronnie Fuke of Tucson, Ariz., Steven Fuke of Hilo and Aaron (Kellie Nagai) Fuke of Hilo; mother, Elsie Stevens of Waipunalei; brothers, Norman (Pinky) Stevens of Ookala and Billy Stevens of Waipunalei; sisters, Charlotte Branco of Papaikou and Carol (Richard) Niimi of Mountain View; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Douglas Dean “Ricky” Kahalepea Kekaualua, 59, of Hilo died May 14 at Straub Clinic and Hospital on Oahu. Born in Hilo, he was a professional musician and entertainer with the group Kolea and member of Hui Waa O Waiakea Canoe Club. Friends can call 9-10:30 a.m. Friday (June 23) at the Hilo Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by caregivers, Damon Remmers, Makamae Remmers and Tammy Evangelista of Hilo; sons, Douglas Dean Kekaualua Jr. of Alaska, Bronson Kekaualua and Kaneke Kekaualua of Kailua-Kona and Kepa Kekaualua of Hilo; daughters, Kawai Kekaualua, Kuuipo Kekaualua and Kanoe Kekaualua, all of Hilo; hanai daughters, Maekayla Evangelista and Ma‘alahi Remmers of Hilo; hanai son, Mohala (Ku‘uhoni) Evangelista of Hilo; mother, Barbara Kamanu Kaheiki Kekaualua of Hilo; brothers, Rupert Noah Kekaualua of Kailua-Kona, Ira Cho (Erica) Kekaualua Jr. and Dudley Dru (Marlo) Kekaualua of Hilo and Heath “Hidey” Hudson (Cheyenne) Kekaualua of Maui; sisters, Rowena “Nani” (Peter) Roan, Lisa Gail (David Medeiros) Kekaualua, Rose “Momi” Kekaualua (Leighton) Leopoldino, Nami U‘ilani (Robert Armitage) Kekaualua and Barbara “Manu” (Ryan Tampon) Kekaualua of Hilo, and Frances “Fanny” Haunani (Bruce) Hashimoto of Kailua-Kona; 11 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Bryan Masao Suzuki, 56, of Hilo died May 28 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was the proprietor for the former Midori’s Okazuya, former waiter at the Seaside Restaurant, Imari’s and Big Island Breakfast at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort and member of ILWU Local 142. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Friday (June 23), at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by mother, Midori Suzuki of Hilo; sister, Gwen (Robert) Shirai of Hilo; brother, Keith (Amy) Suzuki of Hilo; niece, Katelyn Shirai; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ku‘upuamakamae “Pua” Sabra Ling Sing Swain, 41, of Keaukaha died June 8 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was the owner of Big Island Bites and Ka‘u Gold Honey and volunteer at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hakalau Bay Paka. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday (June 24) at Leleiwi Beach. Flowers welcome. Survived by daughter, Kaiao Shine; mother, Donna Leong; brother, Lani (Toni) Swain; sisters, Ka‘aka (Matt) Swain and Ke‘ala (Thomas) Baker; Pat Shine ; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Locadia Pua‘ala Young, 76, of Waimea died May 9 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kakaako, Oahu, she was a retired housekeeper at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea and worked at Waimea Chevron. Friends may call 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday (June 24) at Annunciation Catholic Church. Prayer service at 10. Burial to follow at Waimea Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire; lei welcome. Survived by daughter, Elaine-Lou Young of Waimea; brothers, Woodrow (Erlinda) Young, Ronald Young and Wardell Young of Waimea; sister, Yvonne (Jacinth) DeLuz of Waimea; brother-in-law, Rally Tolentino of Waimea; sister-in-law, Beverly Young of Kukuihaele; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

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