Obituaries for March 20
Emil Paul Foster, 80, of Hilo died Feb. 28 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired agent for Hawaiian Airlines and a member of the Waiakea Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Visitation 3-4 p.m. on Saturday (March 25) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Rona Ann Foster of Hilo; sons, Mark (Alana) Foster and David (Kathy) Foster of Hilo and Michael (Juryleen) Foster of Bellingham, Wash.; daughters, Kelly (Butch) Kalima and Wendy (Steven) Shigemi of Hilo and Malia (Alexie) Ka’aihue of Waimea; brother, Wayne (Theodora) Foster of Ewa Beach; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Michael Kimo Spalding, 50, of Hilo, died March 1 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a Tahitian drum maker, president of Poe O Hawaii, and a member of Culture &Music of Pacific Islands and the Koa Puna Motorcycle Club. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (March 25) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Monalisa Spalding of Hilo; daughters, Michaelette (Weston) Yamada of Oahu and Melissa Spalding-Carriaga, Eden Spalding-Carriaga and Micolle (Casey) Spalding-Carriaga, all of Hilo; mother, Daisy Spalding of Hilo; sisters, Gwen (Harold) Spalding-Mercado, Crystal (Cisco) Spalding-Poepoe and Victoria (Thomas) Spalding-Harris, all of Hilo; parents-in-law, Mariano and Ethel Carriaga of Hilo; 2 grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Malinda “Nina” Kawehilani Keohuloa Ka’awa St. Clair, 37, of Kurtistown, died March 5 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a housewife and member of the Hilo Seventh Day Adventist Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ka’u Ward. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (March 25) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ka’u Ward. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Michael St. Clair; mother, Evon (John Thompson) Ka’awa; brother, Shawn Ka’awa; hanai sisters, Tanya (David) Haleamau and Hi’ilani Lipe; hanai brothers, Halley (Dedrie) Ka’awa, Dayson Udac and Pomaikai Olson; mother-in-law, Macky St. Clair; father-in-law, Loren St. Clair; sisters-in-law, Karen Shinohara, Doreen Prohaska, Teri Peterson, Frances Dasalla and Debi St. Clair; brother-in-law, Rick St. Clair; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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