Obituaries for May 13

Ronald “Ronnie” James Andrade, 75, of Hilo died April 22 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired state Department of Transportation highways maintenance supervisor and a driver/mechanic for Andrade Service, Inc. in Honokaa. He was also a bulldozer operator/mechanic for Ishimaru in Naalehu, Andrade-Kau Contracting in Naalehu and Kawaihae Ranch in Naalehu. He was a member of Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahala Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Kapuaokalani G. Andrade of Hilo; son, Paul (Clydene) Andrade of Hilo; daughters, Rhonda (Francis) Andrade of Pahala, Michelle Andrade of Oregon and Helena (Moises) Erece of Hilo; brothers, Walter (Mary Jane) Andrade of Naalehu, Gilbert Andrade of Pahala and Dennis Andrade of Pahala; sisters, Rachel (Richard) Johansen of Naalehu, Diane (Gary) Lumanlan of Mountain View and Elsie Moses of Pahala; brother-in-law, Joseph J. (Christine) Kailipaka of Texas; sisters-in-law, Jewel Andrade of Pahala and Lillian Kailipaka of Hilo; aunt, Theresa Means of Oregon; 11 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Vance Kamehameha Fawcett, 60, of Kawaihae died April 24 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a real estate broker for Hoaka Real Estate. Service at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 24 at Hokuloa United Church of Christ in Puako. Reception and celebration of life to follow. Survived by fiancee, Penelope O’Toole of Kawaihae; brothers, Anthony Fawcett and Gerald Fawcett, both of Kailua-Kona; sister, Denby Fawcett of Honolulu; nieces, Brett Jones of Washington, D.C., Francesca Cunningham of San Francisco and Meagan Fawcett of Tijeras, New Mexico; nephew, Ryan Fawcett of Laupahoehoe. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Rexford “Buz” R. McFarland, 58, of Hilo died May 3 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Honolulu, he was a baker at Leonard’s Bakery in Honolulu. Celebration of life to be held. Survived by sisters, Judy Ramler of Hilo and Kristen McFarland of California; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jane Margery Adams, 61, of Pahoa died May 1 at home. Born in Spokane, Wash., she was the co-proprietor of White Cloud Nursery and a member of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. Private services held. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Rhododendron Species Foundation ( Survived by spouse, Peter Adams of Pahoa; son, Daniel Adams of Minneapolis, Minn.; brothers, Jeffrey (Kriss) Ferrier of San Jose, Calif., Christopher (Marilyn) Ferrier of Marysville, Wash., and Gordon (Alice) Ferrier of Duvall, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. Online condolences:

Roy Ryoichi Yonemori, 75, of Hilo died Wednesday at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired teacher at Waiakea High School. He was the founder and former chief instructor at Hilo Seishikan Aikido and former head instructor at Hilo Ki-Aikido Club. He was also a member of Hawaii Federatoin of Teachers, Hau‘oli Kumiai, and Big Island Sports Hall of Fame. Visitation from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 3:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Kay S. Yonemori of Hilo; daughters, Carrie Yonemori and Joni (Cary) Ebesugawa, both of Hilo; son, Gregg (Michele) Yonemori of Hilo; sister, Kay K. Yonemori of Hilo; four grandchildren; numerous aunts, nephew, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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