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Obituaries for Nov. 23

Mary Ferreira De Rego, 93, of Haina died Nov. 8 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Paauilo, she was a housewife and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, William De Rego and Manuel (Sally) De Rego of Honokaa; daughter, Mary Ellen (Daniel) Umayam of Honokaa; stepson, Alfred De Rego, Jr. of Honolulu; stepdaughter, Elsie Tanaka of Kohala; 25 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 22

Donna Marie Faria, 67, of Pahoa died Nov. 19 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Anacortes, Wash., she was a retired registered nurse at North Hawaii Community Hospital and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Private services. Survived by husband, Walter Faria Jr. of Pahoa; sons, Rob (Kandi) Lowry of Orting, Wash., and William Lowry of Oahu; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 20

Darrel Aiban, 63, of Pahala died Nov. 9 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pahala, he was a security guard at the Ka‘u Hospital, a member of New Hope Church in Hilo and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Friends may call at noon at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona for an inurnment. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Merle Saplan of Naalehu; brother, Glenn (Ona) Aniban of Pahala; sisters, Charlene (Scott) Crutcher, Donna-Lynn (Gary) Duguran, and Tessie (Melvin) DePeralta, all of Kailua-Kona; several aunts and uncles; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 19

Kazuto “Ompo” Rudy Judalena, 73, of Pahala died Oct. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, he was a retired groundskeeper for Ka‘u Hospital. Visitation from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pahala. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m., mountain-to-ocean cruise to follow. Luncheon at 12 p.m. at Punalu‘u Beach Park, large pavilion. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Penny (David Kaplan) Judalena of Oregon; sons, Eric Judalena of San Diego, Calif., Nathan Judalena of Hilo, Joshua Judalena of Pahala and Noah Judalena of Pahala; sister, Nancy Carpio of Maui; nine grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

Obituaries for November 18

Marajane Heinold, 88, of Honokaa died Oct. 30 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Stilesville, Ind., she was a bank teller and homemaker. Private celebration of life to be held. Survived by daughter, Jana Troute of Kona; brother, Thomas (Cathy) Eader of Indiana; granddaughters, Amy Raine Heinold of Arizona, Amber (Esoos) Bobnar of Boston, Savijaveh Wonson of Arizona; grandson, Hunter Mugford of Seattle; great-grandson, Ivan Bobnar of Boston. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for Nov. 17

Sadami Yada Hamamoto, 90, of Hilo died at home on Friday, Oct. 31. Born in Kaiaakea, she was a retired secretary for the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She was a member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and its Buddhist Women’s Association, Home Gardener’s Club, Waiakea Recreation Center Adult Fitness Group, and the East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjinkai. Private services held. No koden. Survived by sons, Jerry (Jane) Hamamoto of Hilo and Robert Hamamoto of Hilo; daughters, Ann Sayoko (Patrick Kazuo) Lau of Hilo and Joan (Gregg) Mayo of Hilo; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

Obituaries for Nov. 16

Ernest Edward Albritton, 51, of Captain Cook died Nov. 10 at home. Born in Chico, Calif., he was a journeyman electrician, a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and U.S. Army veteran. No services at this time. Scattering of ashes will be at a later date. Survived by his wife, Evone Albritton of Captain Cook; son, Michael Mendes of Germany; daughter, Jini (Randy) Rash of Chico, Calif.; two grandchildren; two brothers; aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 15

Haime A. Barroga, 95, of Kurtistown died Oct. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in the Philippines, he was a cook and U.S. Army World War II veteran. Visitation from 9-9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Pearl City, Oahu. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by stepdaughters, Anne Park of Kurtistown, Belinda Morris of Los Angeles, Calif.; stepsons, John Rosa of Waialua, Oahu, Richard Clark, Cyrus Clark, both of Honolulu. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 14

Donald Keith Namahoe Jr., 78, of Hilo died Oct. 27. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of life Saturday, Nov. 22, at New Hope Leeward Kapolei on Oahu. Visitation at 10 a.m. Service at 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Survived by daughters, Tay (Rusty) Pundyke of Kula, Maui, Wendy (Bill) Abilla of Waikele, Oahu, Gwen ( J ) Conway of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Tara (Garret Maeda) Thater; brother, Elton Namahoe of Hilo; sister, Juanita (Eddie) Namahoe-Adams of Dilley, Texas; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for Nov. 13

Margaret Aiona, 82, of Waimea died Oct. 30 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Munich, Germany, she was a retired telephone switchboard operator for Sheraton Outrigger hotels in Hawaii and worked for Hawaiian Fresh Egg Farm and W.M. Keck Observatory. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial services and celebration of life at 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Urn committal at noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by sons, Chang Yang Aiona V and Michael (Julie) Wong of Waimea, Dr. Milton (Bridget) Wong of Las Vegas and Marshall (Denise) Boyer-Wong of Palm Springs, Calif.; daughter, Madeline (Alton) Arakaki of Oahu; sisters-in-law, Sarah Togashi of Keaau and Sophie Aiona of Pahoa; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituary for November 12

Toshie Shimose, 95, of Hilo, died Nov. 3 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Honomu, she was a retired licensed practical nurse from Hilo Hospital. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. No koden (monetary gifts); memorial donations to a favorite charity. Survived by son, James Shimose of Hilo; daughter, Jean Shimose of Hilo; sister, Kasumi Murakami of Hilo; sister-in-law, Betty Murakami of Mililani, Oahu; one grandson and two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 11

Cynthia Ann Hua, 56, of Ocean View died Oct. 20. Born in California, she was a singer and entertainer. Celebration of life 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Ocean View Park. For info, call 640-9597. Survived by partner, Clayton Leleiwi of Ocean View; sons, Williama Spitalsky of Lanai and Keola Hua-Spitalsky of Ocean View; stepsons, Justin Leleiwi and Jamie Leleiwi of Georgia; daughters, Natasha Sarocam and Serena Spitalsky of Ocean View; hanai son, Sonny Pond of Maui; hanai daughters, Kanoa (Jason) Lyles of Colorado and Pauline (Donny) Pringle of Alaska; brothers, Kenneth (Princess) Hua of Hilo, George Hua Jr. of the mainland and George Rubio of Kona; sisters, Debra Hua of Ocean View and Melissa Hua of Milolii; 13 grandchildren; 12 nieces and nephews. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for Nov. 10

Edna Sakae De Mello, 93, of Hilo died Oct. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hakalau, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services held. Survived by daughters, Doris Fukui, Shirley (Eugene) Yamane and Kathleen (Edward) Reis of Hilo; son, Duane (Janice) De Mello of Hilo; sister, Barbara Miyose of Hilo; brother, Tadao “Kenneth” Endo of Hilo; 10 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for Nov. 9

Herbert Tadashi Abe, 70, of Kurtistown, died Oct. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he owned Kanake Hawaii, a maker of dried ahi snacks, and was a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran, member of Kurtistown Jodo Mission, Kurtistown Young Men’s Association, and former member of Hilo Jaycees and Lions Club. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by son, Wayne (Bonnie Hy) Abe of Lomita, Calif.; daughter, Chelsy Abe of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Cindy Abe of Los Angeles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.