Obituaries for March 30
Nora “Enday” Bungula Cabatu, 79, of Laupahoehoe died March 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hakalau, she was a homemaker and graduated from Hawaii Community College as a clerk-typist. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Cremation to follow. Survived by husband, Rodolfo “Rudy” Cabatu of Laupahoehoe; sons, Dexter (Yvonne) Egdamin of Hilo and Jason Lance Cabatu of Laupahoehoe; daughters, Deborah (Sonny) Egdamin-Avenue of Pahala, Dale Egdamin of Papaaloa, Darlene Egdamin-Kahikikolo of Makawao, Maui, Diana “Tini” (Aaron) Egdamin-Matsushita of Kealakekua and Kristie (Kalani) Cabatu-Graciidis of Hilo; sister, Conchita “Connie” Bungula-Cadiz of Makakilo/ Kapolei, Oahu; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Michael Kalama Evans, 59, of Hilo died March 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a contractor and member of Ku Kane O Kamakani Motorcycle Club. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Tina Fujiwara Evans of Hilo; daughters, Angela Evans, Marcel (Chad) Thomas, Micole (Sheldon Blevins) Evans, Mina Evans and Mandi Komatsu of Hilo; sons, Michael Kalama (Tuesday) Evans Jr., Nainoa Evans and Kaltin Fujiwara-Evans of Hilo; father, James (Renee) Evans of Honolulu; sisters, Puanani (Eric Iwahashi) Evans, Sheila (Ernest Matsu) Evans, Anna (Mark) Ater of Hilo and Loke (Jose) Evans-Bautista of Hilo, Blossom (Lamont) Johnston of Idaho, Mahealani (Paul) Edwards of Waimea, Malia Evans of Honolulu; brothers, Jim (Sybil) Evans and Kaleo (Cece) Evans of Hilo, George (Donna) Evans of Maryland; mother-in-law, Evelyn Togashi of Hilo; brother-in-law, Fred (Shari) Fujiwara of Hilo; 11 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Violet Fernandez Ma‘e, 97, of Hilo died March 22 at home. Born in Paia, Maui, she was a retired classroom cleaner at Waiakea High School, R.S.V.P. volunteer and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ainaola Ward and former member of Honokaa Saddle Club. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Friday at Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, section 4. Casual attire. Survived by son, Ronald (Judy) Monteiro of California, daughter, Joyce Branco of Hilo; son-in-law, Gary Rose of California; sisters, Roselyn Victorine of Hilo, Amy Butler of Texas and Shirley Kealoha of Honokaa; brother, Lawrence (Patsy) Fernandez of Maui; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Margaret “Aunt Margie” “Gramma Ranch” Soares Medeiros, 90, of Hilo died Feb. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Celebration of life noon-8 p.m. Saturday at AJA Veterans Hall, 361 Haihai St. Inurnment 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Diana (George) Aukai of Kailua-Kona and Shirley Kanehailua of Hilo; sons, Rodney (Margaret) Acia and Alika Medeiros of Hilo, John “Johnny Boy” (Rhoda) Medeiros III of Kailua-Kona; brother, Donald Medeiros of Hilo; 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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