Obituaries for March 6
Vivian R. Borero, 87, of Hilo died March 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa, she was a housewife and a member of Glad Tidings Church in Hilo. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service at 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Casual attire. Survived by sons Byron (Donna Mae) Smith Sr. of Hilo and Alexander (Diane) Borero Jr. of Mountain View; daughters Diane Smith of Kurtistown, Lynn Smith of Hilo, Maraiah (Armstrong, Jr.) Yamamoto of Hawaiian Beaches and Linda Borero of Las Vegas; son-in-law Paka Pea of Hawaiian Acres; daughter-in-law Sandra Smith of Glenwood; brothers Sarafin Carvalho of Honolulu, Benjamin Martinez of Freemont, Calif., and Manuel (Ethel) Martinez of Paradise Park; sisters Jackie (Carl) McKenzie of Honolulu, Emily Pascual of Hawaiian Acres and Matilda Rivera of Ainaloa; brothers-in-law Antonio Fernandez of Tacoma, Wash., and Antone Borero Jr. of Glenwood; sisters-in-law Rose Salas of Honolulu and Emily Rhodes of Pepeekeo; 34 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Garry Michael Hajek, 59, of Hakalau, died Feb. 25 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Michigan, he was the owner of the Lai Nani Resort in Hakalau. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Lai Nani Resort. Memorial service at 3: p.m. Survived by daughter Kera Hajek of Virginia, and son Cory Hajek of Hakalau. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Janet Mitsuyo Nagao, 67, of Kaneohe, Oahu, died March 1 at Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Hilo. Private services held. Survived by son Ian Nagao of Hilo; daughter Natalie Miprano of Honolulu; brother Kenneth Namba of Hilo; sisters Shirley Andre and Doris Johnson, both of Hilo; and seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
Regina Ann “Gina” Ku‘uipolani Moniz Neula, 46, of Kohala died Feb. 22 on Oahu. Born in Kohala, she was a homemaker and former worker for the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel-Bay Terrace and Herb’s Place in Honokaa and was a member of the Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Kohala. Visitation will be 8-9:15 a.m Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Kohala; Mass at 9:45 a.m. Casual attire and flowers welcome. Burial at Hawi County Cemetery. Luncheon at Hawi Jodo Mission. Survived by husband Wesley K. Neula of Kapaau; son Jacob K. Neula of Kapaau; father Raymond A. Moniz of Kapaau; brothers Damien (Renee) Moniz and Gabriel (Aja) Moniz, both of Hilo; sister Melinda (Boyd Yanagawa) Moniz of Hilo; sisters-in-law Suzette (John Kaluna) Neula of Waikoloa, Caulette Pohai Reed Port and Paulette Haunani (Edward) Mendez of California; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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