Obituaries for June 20
Herbert Hailama Hall Anakalea Sr., 69, Kailua-Kona died May 29 in Las Vegas. Born in Hilo, he was a heavy equipment operator and member of Operating Engineer Local No. 3 and Legacy Church. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Kealakehe High School gym. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Josephine Anakalea of Kailua-Kona; sons, Hiram (Marisa) Anakalea, Herbert Anakalea III and Brandin (Mahealani) Anakalea of Kailua-Kona; hanai son, Kalani Cushingham of Anchorage, Alaska; daughters, Primrose (Karl) Ventura of Ocean View, Patsy (Kevin) Anakalea-Canty, Hakunani Anakalea, Anissa Anakalea and Seleena Anakalea of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Florence Rangasan of Kailua-Kona and Mary Paio of Honalo; sisters-in-law, Marie Kihe and Rose Henriques of Kailua-Kona, Anna (Rofley) Hao of Kalaoa, Kona; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mary “Malia” Kehukai Kane Curtis, 90, of Hilo died June 10 in Kailua, Oahu. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Private services. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice Hawaii. Survived by sons, Mark Lono and Gregory Kane; daughters, Charlene Fields, Georgia Kane Hosoda, Mira Kane and Teresa Kane-Knoche; brother, Claude Kane; sister, Pua Kane; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Kaneohe, Oahu.
Sau Thi Le, 72, of Kailua-Kona died June 13. Born in Vietnam, she operated Ban Le Kona Restaurant. Services held. Survived by husband, Tai Thanh Ly; sons, Dat Ly (Janet Shim) and Thuan (Cam Bao) Nguyen; daughters, Nhung Kathie Ly and Lily Ngoc (Max) Murata; brothers, Tap Van (Lai Thi) Le and Suu Van Le (Tuyet Sang Thi Nguyen); sisters, Kim Anh Le (Thuc Van Ha) and Huan Thi Le (Hieu Van Nguyen); three grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Dorothy Kathlyne Pavao, 76, of Keaau died June 12 at home. Born in Missouri, she was a homemaker. Private services. Survived by husband, Richard Pavao of Keaau; daughters, Susan (Brian) Lynn Sweeney of Kapolei and Cathy (Rob) Ann Webb of Millsboro, Ohio; son, David (Cindy) Anthony Pavao of Seattle; brother-in-law, Edward Pavao of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Mildred (William) Yamamoto, Jackie (Leopoldo) Valera and Florence (Fred) Leslie of Hilo; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Bruce Tory Smith, 69, of Keaau died June 11 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Tacoma, Wash., he was a retired pilot car driver and U.S. Army veteran. Services held. Survived by daughter, Dena Smith of Pahoa; son, Brian Smith of San Diego; brother, Harvey Smith of Anchorage, Alaska; seven grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Simplicio Tabac, 88, of Honokaa died June 7 at home. Born in Puunene, Maui, he was a retired building maintenance supervisor for the former Honokaa Hospital, TV repairman, U.S. Air Force World War II veteran and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and National Rifle Association. Private services held. Survived by wife, Demetria Tabac of Honokaa; sons Jonathan (Ivy) Tabac and Eric Tabac of Honokaa; brothers, Amador Tabac of Paauhau and James (Sally) Tabac of Honolulu; sisters, Herminia Villa and Anita (Jim Powers) Tabac-Powers of Honokaa, Rosita Ebreo of Paauilo, Beatrice Tabac of Waimea and Marina (Nelson) Silva of Kauai; brothers in-law, Santiago Fermin and Francis DeCosta of Kauai; sister in-law, Harriet Tabac of Paauilo; two granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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