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Obituaries for September 3

Robert “Robby” Ernest Medeiros, 69, of Mountain View died Sunday at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired glazier and member of Glad Tidings Church in Hilo. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church, 113 Kuawa St. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Lea Medeiros of Mountain View; sons, Robert Michael (Kori Ann) Medeiros of Hilo and Russell Dean Medeiros of Ocean View; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ann Nobuko Higa, 96, of Honolulu died July 26 at Maluhia Hospital. Born in South Kona, she was a homemaker. Private services. No koden. Survived by son, Jon Higa; daughters, Jane Testa, Sally Koba and Jackie Wong; brother, Albert Andow; one grandson. Online condolensces at

Thomas Ah Kong Aiona Jr., 74, of Kohala died Thursday at home. Born in Kohala, he was retired from Mauna Lani Bay Hotel engineering department and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. No services. Survived by wife, Breheda Salinas Aiona of Kohala; sons, Martin (Lynette) Ellazar of Kona, Robert (Debbie) Ellazar of Kohala, Shannon (Emely) Aiona of Lihue, Kauai, and Jesse Aiona of Kaneohe, Oahu; brothers, Clifford (Cynthia) Aiona of Kohala, Larry (Linda) Aiona of Kona, Leonard (Pauline) Aiona of Indiana and Donavan (Sam) Aiona of Kohala; sisters, Hannah (Gilbert) DeMotta of Hilo, Adeline Cho of Honolulu, Marion (Brian) Kim of Kohala, Laura (William) Yamamoto of Kohala and Evalani (Harvey) Caravalho of Kohala; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Domingo Riviera Nunes Sr., 81, of Hilo died Aug. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honomu, he was a retired civil service custodian supervisor for the federal government. Celebration of life Saturday at Haili Church in Hilo. Service at 9 a.m. Favorite dish potluck to follow (limited time for potluck). Survived by daughters, Julia A. (Derwin) Kunewa of Hilo and Marie Hughes of Alabama; sons, Michael Perez of Kailua-Kona and Chucky (Sharon) Nunes of Hilo; sister, Ginger Brummett of California; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Abbie Kahanu Kailimai, 99, of Honomu, died Thursday at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hakalau, she was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Honomu Branch). Friends may call Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Stake Center) on Kilauea Avenue in Hilo. Visitation from 9-11 a.m. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. No floral gifts. Entombment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park (Mausoleum). Survived by sons, Wesley (Pearl) Kailimai and Jay Kalimai of Hilo; daughters, Gail Kaapuni, Maydel Matsubara and Henrietta (Castle) Kailimai of Hilo; brother, James Awana “Kimo” Kailimai of Folkston, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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