Cary Miles Barreto, 57, of Paauilo died Dec. 8 in Honolulu. Born in Long Beach, Calif. he was a fire equipment operator at Keahole International Airport in Kona. Memorial service 1 p.m. Friday at Kona Airport Fire Station. Survived by sisters, Julie Barreto and Ramona Cutri. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.
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Boyson Kaimilani Brown Sr., 69, of Hilo died Dec. 1 at home. He was a professional entertainer and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Dec. 15 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial services at noon. Celebration of His life 1 p.m. at Puhi Bay. Casual attire; no loose flowers, lei welcome. Survived by wife, Kalei Brown of Hilo; sons, William (Darla) Brown of Hilo and Boyson Kaimilani Brown Jr. of Honolulu; daughter, Ashley (Thomas) Bermudes of Washington state; several stepchildren; brother, Elson “Bobo” (Lyn) Brown of Hilo; hanai brother, Larry (Charlie) Nakama of Mililani; sister, Bunette “Haunani” (Stanley) Yurong of Hilo; grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Freddie “Dago” Ennith Kaholoaa, 68, of Mountain View died Nov. 24 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Waipio Valley, he was a plasterer, a member of the Mason &Plasterers Union Local 630, the proprietor of Kaholoaa’s Hale, and a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Visitation will take place from noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home; memorial service at 1 p.m. Celebration of life for family at 4 p.m. at their residence. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by spouse, Charlyn Kaholoaa of Mountain View; sons, Keoni (Precilla) Kaholoaa and Keoki Kaholoaa, both of Keaau; brothers, Derwin (Geri) Kaholoaa of Honokaa, Solomon (Bobbie) Kaholoaa of Hilo, William (Caroline) Kaholoaa of Hoolehua, Molokai, and Jeremiah (Raina) Kaholoa’a of Kahalui, Maui; sisters, Eunice Thompson of Eclectic, Ala., Mary (Harry) Cabrera of Kohala and Rachel Kaholoaa of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com .
Alice Filoteo Legaspi, 91, of Hilo, died Nov. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Waiakea, she retired from Kilauea Inn, K K Tei Restaurant, and the 50th State Bar. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo and a client of Hawaii Island Adult Care. Visitation from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section C. Aloha and casual attire. Survived by son, Roy (Shirley) Legaspi of Hilo; daughters, Estrelleta “Lita” (Glenn) Taguchi, Eleanor (John) Bello and Marcella Stroh, each of Hilo; sisters, Anita Cadaoas and Lillian Naihe, both of Hilo; brothers, Larry (Shirley) Castillias and Ronald (Donna) Castillias, both of Puna; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Takashi “Tak” Miki, 89, of Pahala died Nov. 21 at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Kawainui, he was a retired warehouse floorman for the former Ka‘u Sugar Co. and member of the Pahala Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. Survived by wife, Lillian “Lilly” Miki of Pahala; brothers, Tadashi (Asako) Miki of Honolulu, Ernest (Kay) Miki of Honolulu and Lawrence Miki of Hilo; sisters, Sadame Ota of Pahala, Tsukimi (Mitsuo) Murashige of Hilo, Michie Kuwaye of Hilo and Carol (Donald) Fujii of Wailuku, Maui; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Carol Edith Ganot, 76, of Ahualoa died Dec. 1 at home. Born in Alberta, Canada, she was a Christian minister and missionary for the Salvation Army. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Chapel Waimea. Service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be used towards funding re-opening the Salvation Army Waimea. For information, call 775-7346. Survived by daughters, Elizabeth Ganot of Ahualoa and Violette (Keith) Brown of San Diego, Calif.; brother, Cliff Ratcliff; sisters, Betty Risto and Helen Lyle all of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Gerald “Jerry” Michael Lange, 81, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 17 in his home. Born in Chicago, Ill., he was an electronics technician in the U.S. Navy, worked for General Electric and Siemens Electronics, was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Yacht Harbor Club and the G.O.P. Friends may call at noon Dec. 14 at the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club at Honokohau Harbor for a 1 p.m. memorial service. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Charlene Lange of Kailua-Kona; son, Mark (Janet) Lange of Malibu, Calif.; daughters, Cindy (Mark) Lange Guilfoyle of Palmdale, Calif., Diana Lange of Chatsworth, Calif., Mary Jane Lange of France; stepson, Shanen Tasaka of Tucson, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Arris Ragan of Kailua-Kona; brother, Ray Lange of Bellevue, Wash.; brothers-in-law, Dane (Nancy) Tasaka of Sacramento, Calif., Clyde (Junedale) Tasaka of Waikoloa; sister-in-law, Syvell (Terrence) De Rego of Honokaa; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
John Jong Son Pai, 84, of Kapaa died Nov. 12 at his home. Born in Hilo, he was retired as an accountant with Inter-Island Resorts. Celebration of life to be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at Sacred Heart’s Church in Pahoa; Visitation at 9 a.m.; Mass at 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment at a later date. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by sons, John Paul Pai, Michael (Lisa) Pai, Jason Pai, George Pai; three daughters, Mona (John) Neill, Alethea (William) Konanui, Sara Pai; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Hariet Brott; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
Shayne Tristan Uyeda, 44, of Miami, Fla., and formerly of the Big Island, died Oct. 19 at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami. Born in Honolulu, he served in the United States Air Force and was regional manager for Burberry Ltd. Inc. Private services. Survived by partner, Sergio Moreno of Miami; mother, Darolyn Tanigawa of Keaau; sisters, Coreen (Chris) Roddie and Kami Tanigawa, both of Keaau, and Sharian (Jesse) Stacy of Waikoloa; brother, Ricky (Katy) Halualani of Kona; grandparents, Joe (Rose) Calica of Keaau; numerous nieces, nephews, aunta, uncles and cousins.
Antonio “Tony” Gomera, 77, of Ookala died Sunday, Nov. 17, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Paauilo, he was a retired factory mechanic for the former Hamakua Sugar Company in Ookala and Honokaa. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Papaaloa, a musician for the church choir and he played the baritone ukulele. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a self-employed farmer and yard cleaning serviceman. Friends may call Saturday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Papaaloa; Visitation from 8-10 a.m.; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Veronica M. Souza Gomera of Ookala; daughter, Antanette (Paul) Tam Sing of Honolulu; sons, Lawrence M. (Christina Tina) Gomera of Honokaa and Terrance A. (Marsee Kanani) Gomera of Ookala; nine grandchildren; hanai sons, Bert (Gina) Braley of Spanaway, Wash., Gabe Shawn Gomera of Hilo, Wesley Salboro of Papaaloa and Royden Lukzen of Ookala; hanai daughters, Bridgette (Shawn) Kalles of Vancouver, Wash., and Valerie (Sonny) Poindexter of Ookala; brothers, Lucino (Isabell) Gomera of Paauilo, Domingo Gomera of Ookala, Daniel Gomera and Gabriel (Verna) Gomera of Hilo; sisters, Cris Poligratis of Kawaihae, Julia (Joseph) Costa of Honokaa, Oria (Roger) Michaelis of California and May (Gerald) Otomo of Hilo; sister-in-law, Evelyn Gomera of Paauilo; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rebecca Peke Abraham Baji, 87, of Hilo died Nov. 17 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hawaii, she was a retired aide for Hawaii Island Adult Center and member of Thy Word Ministries Faith Center of Hawaii. Visitation 9–10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Thy Word Ministries Faith Center of Hawaii. Celebration of life at 10 a.m.. Aloha attire. Survived by sons, Marshall (Patricia) Baji Jr. of Pahoa and Wade (Cynthia) Baji Sr. of Naalehu; daughter, Maylene Baji Teregeyo of Hilo; brothers, William Abraham and Jack Odani Sr. of Hilo, Timothy (Katherine) Papalimu of Papaikou; sister, Ruth Papalimu of Hilo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Cecilia Mokiao King Boudreaux, 69, of Hilo died Nov. 10. She was born in Kamuela, she was retired as a senior employee for the County. Memorial services will be held Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Visitation at 5 p.m., service at 6 p.m. A second gathering will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Leleiwi Beach Park. Survived by son, Ken Rio Kehau King of Hilo; daughters, Gina Kehau King-Pa, Denise Lucille King Mossman and Rebecca King-Mossman, all of Hilo; brothers, Robert Perreira of Kona, William Mokiao III and Matthew Mokiao, both of Honolulu; sister, Lei Mokiao Yoshioka of Hilo; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Alexander “Alex” Carden Beckley, 80, of Kailua-Kona died Sunday at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Honolulu County firefighter, a former aircraft mechanic for Lockheed Corp., a fisherman, a outdoorsman and member of Hope Chapel Kailua-Kona. Private services held. Survived by son, Tracy (Roxanne) Beckley of Hilo; daughters, Carlene (Bryan) da Silva of Kealakekua, Cherie-Dee (Robert) Salsedo of Waikoloa and Shellese (Daniel) Guieb of Kailua-Kona; sister, Dian (Eugene) Freitas of Kailua, Oahu; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Yvonne Louise Hull, 83, Kailua-Kona died Friday in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Tucumcari, N.M., she was a Realtor. No services. Survived by hanai sons, Paul Hansen and Brandon Connor, both of Kailua-Kona; hanai daughter, Donna (Tom) Butler of Pahala. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Roselin “Roz” “Nana” Ferreira, 98, of Hilo died Thursday at home. Born in Haiku, Maui, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation from 8-10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by daughters, Rosalind Lopez of Hilo, Virginia (August) Pacheco of Honolulu, Celine (John) Dickson of Paducah, Ky., Dorothea Ferreira of Las Vegas and Barbara Ferreira of Las Vegas; sons, Alfred (Judy) Ferreira of Clermont, Fla., William (Malia) Ferreira of Waimea and James (Patricia) Ferreira of Hilo; sisters, Dorothy Santos of Honolulu and Cecilia Santos of Santiago, Chile; brother, Rex Santos of Makawao, Maui; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.