Obituaries for May 4
Otis “Red” Roland Butler, 86, of Ocean View died April 28 at home. Born in Cleveland, he was a charter skipper and owner of Marlin Queen Fishing Inc., part owner of Butler Consulting Co., past vice president and general manager of Honolulu Painting Co. on the Big Island, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Celebration of life noon Friday, May 23, at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club at Honokohau Boat Harbor. Survived by wife, Dale Butler of Ocean View; brothers, Theodore Butler of Maine and Michael Butler of Illinois; sister, Eleanor Dobbs of Illinois; stepson, Brian Staley of Pennsylvania; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
James Emerson Kalani Iopa Sr., 70, of Kings Landing, Hilo, died April 18 at home. Born in Hilo, he was an auto mechanic, U.S. Army veteran and vice president Malama Kaaina Hanakaaina. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Friday, May 9, at Hilo Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Walter Wally “Masao” (Lehua) Iopa of Hilo and James Kimo Iopa II of Paauilo; daughters, Mollie “Napua” (Edean) Gardner and Charla Ann (John) Brock of Kauai, Iralynn Iopa of Pahoa, Vanessa L. Iopa of Kings Landing, Hilo; brothers, John (Sherron) Iopa Jr., of Panaewa, Hilo and John Inoa Iopa of Keaau; sisters, Hannah (John) Abitz of Iowa, Vanessa (Roland) Kepano-Iopa of Keaau and Leeann Iopa-Nishizawa of Oahu; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Tamio Kunihiro, 80, of Hilo died April 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was retired from The Queen’s Medical Center and a U.S. Army veteran. Services held. Survived by brother, Jerry Kunihiro of Hilo; sisters, Gladys (Thomas) Tone of Oahu and Sachiko (Del) Gun Salus of Las Vegas; sister-in-law, Yukie Kunihiro of Hilo; hanai sons, Jesse (Charis) Parinas, Anthony Parinas, Eugene (Chung) Parinas, Roderick (Roseman) Parinas and Sesario Parinas; hanai daughters, Ciarra-Lynn Parinas and Aline Parinas; nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Robert Shannon Leannarda, 52, of Kailua-Kona died April 25 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Cheverly, Md., he was self-employed. Services held. Survived by mother, Sara-Michael Thomas of Frederick, Md.; sisters, Michael (Matt Dini) Leannarda-Dini of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Robyn (Marty) Hildebrand of Frederick, Md.; two nephews and two nieces. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Beryl Kalaninohea Blackshear Walter, 92, of Poulsbo, Wash., formerly of Hilo, died April 22 in Washington. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker, member of Haili Congregational Church, Gideons International, Hilo Women’s Club and a 1939 graduate of Punahou School, who attended the University of Washington. Visitation 9–10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Haili Congregational Church. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Private burial. Survived by sons, Dr. Thomas (Eileen) Walter of Natick, Mass., William “Billy” (Adella) Walter of Keaau, USAF Col. Douglas (Elizabeth) Walter of Port Ludlow, Wash., David (Lois) Walter of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; cousins and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Survivors of Alice Victoria Quanan include, among others, Andylian (Keoki) Suzuki. Her name was incorrectly submitted in an obituary published Friday.
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