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Obituaries for Nov. 5

Carole Fusako Osaki, 72, of Hilo died Oct. 13 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired medical technologist. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sisters, Sandra Osaki of Waipahu, Oahu, and Susan Donohue of California; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yoshie “Carole” Oshiro, 86, of Hilo died Oct. 20 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and its Buddhist Women’s Association and choir, Hui Okinawa, Big Island Karaoke Club, Kamana Karaoke Club and Piihonua Community Association. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Debbie (Gordon) Gota of Hilo; son, Lloyd (Analyn) Oshiro of Paso Robles, Calif.; sister-in-law, Tomiko Oshiro of Hilo; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Noreen “Keala” Kealaonaona Spencer, 69, of Pahoehoe died Oct. 31 at Hospice of Kona Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in South Kona, she was homemaker, housekeeper for the former Kona Lagoon Hotel, assistant supervisor for Kona Coffee Cooperative and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Celebration of life at a later date. Condolences to E. Spencer III, P.O. Box 1131, Naalehu, HI 96772. Survived by sons, Emil (Morgan) Spencer III of Waiohinu and Aukake Spencer of Pahoehoe; daughter, Nalani Spencer of Pahoehoe; hanai sons, Thaddeus (Tina) Haalilio of Kealia and Rudy Haalilio of Honaunau; hanai daughter, Kainoa (Melvin) Palea III of Ocean View and Aloha Reeves of Napoopoo; sisters, Charlotte Rodrigues of Honalo, Nellie Takahashi of Makakilo, Oahu, Geraldine Rivera of Holualoa, Jasmine Angeleo of Las Vegas and Henri-Ann (Morris) Nagata of Captain Cook; brothers, Arnold (Frances) Haalilio of Papaikou, Wilfred (Maggie) Haalilio Sr. of Honaunau, Jeffrey (Theresa) Haalilio Sr. of Ocean View and David (LorrieAnn) Haalilio Sr. of Kealakekua; hanai sisters, Nancietta Haalilio of Kealia, Harriet Haalilio of Pearl City, Oahu, and Blossom Sapp of Ocean View; hanai brothers, Jewett (Regina) Spencer of Kealakekua and William (Gabriel) Lucas of Ocean View; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

EC Hobron “Hoby” Van Gieson II, 79, of Las Vegas died Sept. 16 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaiian Telcom engineer. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 11) at Leleiwi Beach Park pavilions 7 and 8. Survived by wife, Bobbie Van Gieson of Las Vegas; sons, Sol Van Gieson of Pittsburgh and Sam (Wendee) Van Gieson of Kauai; daughters, Lani (Al) Aranio and Kalei Van Gieson of Kauai; stepsons, Mark Cockayne, Mitch Cockayne and Mike Cockayne of California; sisters, Lenore Van Gieson-Serrao and Martha McNicoll of Hilo; brothers Charles (Judy) Van Gieson of Oahu and George Van Gieson of Hawaii Island, 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and extended extended family.

Magdaleno “Casey” Santella Villalun, 66, of Las Vegas, formerly of Hilo and Pepeekeo, died Sept. 17 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. Born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he was a fish cutter for Suisan in Hilo and Hosoda Brothers in Las Vegas, cutter operator for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., farmer and U.S. Army veteran who enjoyed cooking, socializing, collecting antiques and Hawaiian soda bottles, and classic cars. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday (Nov. 10) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service and celebration of life at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Cristeta Villalun of Las Vegas; sons, Dan (Melonie Madrid) Villalun and Lee Villalun of Las Vegas; daughter, MaryAnn (Raulen Pacheco) Villalun of Hilo; sister, Rosalina (Ben) Seguban of Pepeekeo and Avelina (Melchor) Ventura of Keaau; brother, Dominador “Billy” (Lourdes) Villalun of the Philippines; five grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

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