Esmenia Sumoba Paranada, 87, died Feb. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in the Philippines, she was a graduate of Rosary College in Vigan City in the Philippines and Catechism teacher and was a retired housekeeper for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and an adult residential care home operator in Hilo and member of the Big Island Care Home Association, Big Island Filipino Community Association and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may call Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation from 8-10 a.m. Celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section). Survived by sons Leandro “Lee” (Patty Kamau) Paranada of Hilo, Edgar (Ernestine) Paranada of Graham, Wash. and Emerson (Lolita) Paranada of Kona; brother Ruperto (Octavia) Sumoba of Hawaii; sister Helen (Cresencio) Sapla of Hawaii; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gladys Josephine Seguirant, 87, formerly of Hawaiian Beaches, died Feb. 22 in Kailua, Oahu. Services will be Friday at Valley of the Temples Kaneohe. Survived by sons, Thomas D. Seguirant and Patrick B. Seguirant; daughters Deborah A. Fletcher and Cherie M Salmo.
Leslie “Les” Arthur Botelho, 71, of Hilo, died March 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born Jan. 26 in Ookala, he was a retired superintendent for the Hawaii County Motor Pool Division, owner of L&B Trucking LLC, welder for the former Hilo Iron Works, and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hawaii State Contractors Licensing Board, Democratic Party of Hawaii, East Hawaii Governor’s Advisory Board, and AFG East Hawaii Steering Committee. Friends may call from 8-10 a.m. March 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park Section 7. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife Betty Jean (Mattos) Botelho of Hilo; daughters Martha (Francis) Rodillas, Wendy (Donny) Botelho-Cortez, Peggy (Brad) Kealoha, Ellie-Jean Kalawe, all of Hilo; sons Anson Botelho of Hilo, Kyle Schuman of Arizona, Dalston Cortez of Hilo; brother Brien (Mary) Botelho of Hilo; sisters-in-law Marion Mattos of Hilo, Beverly Botelho of Arizona; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Roy Takeshi Okubo, 64, of Honolulu formerly of Kohala, died Jan. 21 in Honolulu. Born in Kohala; he was an electrician. Friends may call March 15 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m.; Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons Ian (Denny) Okubo of Kailua-Kona and Ron Okubo of Hilo; brother Myron (Debbie) Okubo of Kohala; sister in-law Nani Okubo of Kohala; three grandsons; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins; two nephews and one niece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
William Roger Teague Jr., 67, of Hilo, died Feb. 20. Born in Exeter, N.H., he was a retired civil service firefighter from the U.S. Department of the Army at Pohakuloa Training Area, U.S. Navy veteran with three tours of duty in Vietnam, former police officer and volunteer firefighter in Epping, N.H., and held numerous volunteer positions. Celebration of life 2 p.m. March 15 at the family residence in Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by wife Shirley Teague of Hilo; son Roger (Emily) Teague of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter Tasha Teague of Beaverton, Ore.; brothers Michael (Donna) St. John, Donald (Mary) Maynard, both of Raymond, N.H.; sister Jackie Lemmon of Burlington, N.J.; brothers-in-law Harry (Janice) Pettis of Littleton, N.H., Wayne Bonenfant of Epping, N.H.; two grandsons Dayton and Tyler Teague of Tucson, Ariz.; nieces Michelle (Matt) Rogers of Nottingham, N.H., Brianna (Jean’) Bergeron of Raymond, N.H., Julie Samuels of Hillsboro, N.H., Kecia Bonenfant of Hilo; numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.