Obituaries for March 26
Carol Maria Oania Andrews, 60, of Keauhou, died March 23 at home. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired defense industry consultant. Private celebration of life. Survived by husband, Michael Andrews of Keauhou; brothers, Renato (Lydia) Oania of Cerritos, Calif., and Ruben Oania of Mililani; sisters, Alejandra (Jojo) Aczon, Merlinda Oania and Flordelis Oania of Aiea; nephews and one niece. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Marilyn “Lyn” “Princess” Tina Loando, 70, of Kalaoa, Kona, died Feb. 13 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Waiaha, Kona, she was a retired funeral director for Dodo Mortuary in Kona, held numerous sales and agricultural positions, sang in St. Michael’s Catholic Church choir, was a charter member, president and vice president of American Business Women’s Association Konalani chapter, an associate member of the former Kohala Puerto Rican Club and president and director of March of Dimes. Visitation 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Luncheon and fellowship at the church’s luncheon area. Ohana requested to wear ohana attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Gilbert Loando of Kalaoa; sons, Gilbert (Joyce Beck) Loando of Honalo, Darin (Phoebe) Loando of Waianae, Oahu, and Blaise Loando of Kalaoa; hanai son, Christopher (JoeyAnn) Nakasone of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Joseph (Carol) Tina of Kealakehe and Philip (Lori) Tina of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Mildred (Leonard) Tina-Kaneshiro of Nanakuli, Oahu, and Anngie Tina Nakasone of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sister-in-law, Mary (Tim) Angle of Swea City, Iowa; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Brenda “Bren” Lee Mendoza, 53, of Honomalino died Feb. 13 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Vancouver, Wash., she was a homemaker, owner of Rainbow Cottage preschool and an upholstery assistant. Celebration of life noon Saturday at Hookena Beach Park. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Ben Mendoza of Honomalino; sons, Preston (Kathleen) Mendoza of Hilo, Darren (Caitlin) Mendoza of California, Eric (Jade) Aoki of Ocean View and Troy (Ashley Barit) Wood of Honaunau; daughters, Alicia (Billy) Kay of California and Chelsea Mendoza of Honomalino; brothers, Tim (Rose) Wood of Hawi, Dale (Judy) Wood of Idaho and Nathan (Kate) Wood of Washington; sisters, Marsha Isaacs of Honomalino, Diana (Richard) Akau of Kona Palisades, Karen (Dave) Batsell of Idaho and Kim (Roman) Murillo of Winton, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Leroy Kunio Padilla Sr., 65, of Wahiawa, Oahu, died March 6 in Aiea, Oahu. Born in Hilo, he was a retired chef. Oahu visitation 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Committal services noon Monday at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo with celebration of life at 2 p.m. at Wailoa State Park large pavilion. Flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Anacleta Padilla; sons, Leroy (Crystal) Padilla Jr. and Shayne (Natalie) Padilla of Hilo, Louis Lagmay of Washington, Larry (Donna) Padilla of Wahiawa; daughter, Michelle (Chad) Castro of California; stepfather, Frank Gallegos of Hilo; stepmother, Rosita Padilla of Hilo; brothers, Reggie (Airen) Padilla of Hilo and Glenn Padilla of Honolulu; sisters, Trudy (Steve) Cambra of California and Rosaline Gonsalves of Hilo. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.
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