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Obituaries for April 15

Tracey Eiko Kaneshiro, 56, of Hilo died Friday at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was president of Hilo Radiator &Glass Shop, Inc. She was a member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, sat on their Board of Spiritual Affairs, and was a Dharma School teacher. She was also a member of the East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai, Big Island Automotive Trades Association, and was leader of the Cloverbuds 4-H Club. Visitation from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Buddhist Temple, 398 Kilauea Ave.; memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Roy Kaneshiro of Hilo; daughter, Kandyce Kaneshiro of Montana; step-daughter, Crystal Kaneshiro of Hilo; mother, Saeko Sato of Hilo; sisters, Colleen (Robin) Morishita and Maureen (John) Conlon, both of California; two grandchildren; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 12

Shon Micheal Kawika “Goose” Luta, 36, of Ocean View died April 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a painter for WE Painting Company and a member of the painter’s union. Private services held. Celebration of life at later date. Survived by wife, Jody Luta of Ocean View; daughters, Tyra (Dylan DePriest-Tag) Jones, Tia Jones and Tory Jones, each of Kailua-Kona, and Tayler Libarios of Ocean View; son, Tyler Libarios of Ocean View; parents, Charles and Irene Luta of Ocean View; brothers, Charles (joy) Luta, Jr., of Waimea, Preston (Davelyn) Luta of Kalaoa, Bryson (Danielle) Luta of Ocean View and Braxton (Kanoe) Luta of Ocean View; god parents, Andy and Alice Quanan of Waimea; one grandson; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 11

Kathleen Hamilton, 71, died March 26 at her residence in Glenwood. Born in Waialua, Oahu, she was a retired preschool teacher. Services took place on Oahu. Survived by husband, Jeffery Hamilton, of Glenwood; daughters Tomi (Ron) Peppler of Kailua-Kona, Rena (Jamie) Roberts of Tennessee, Kiki Hamilton-Amoncia of Honolulu, Ulu Hamilton of Honolulu; sons, Lee Toki of Mountain View, Pono Hamilton of Honolulu; sisters, Irene Tays of Texas, Dani Hookala of Honolulu; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 9

Matthew “Matt” Somchai Therrien, 26, died April 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, he was an English major and will be honored with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and served on the board of directors for Hawaii Big Brothers Big Sisters Hilo. A Celebration of Life will be held 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Laupahoehoe Gymnasium. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Survived by parents, Mark and Rae Therrien of Laupahoehoe; sisters, Mari (Michelle) Therrien of State Park, Pa., Kate (Claude) Betene of St. Paul, Minn.; special friend, Vicky Chung of San Francisco, Calif.; three nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for April 7

Lucille Maria “Pi‘ilani” Aki, 59, died March 29 at her residence. Born in Hilo, she was an educational assistant at Hilo High School, a May Day coordinator with the CSAP Program, assistant manager at Kinney Shoes, an educational assistant at Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School, and worked at SASA and was a vice principal and PCNC coordinator. A special thanks to Pohai Malama for the wonderful care they provided. No services. Survived by daughter, Corinne Inada-Aki of Hilo; brothers, Ernest Kahili of Hilo and Ronald “Kehaulani” (Kathy) Kekoa of Maine; sisters, Eva Inada and Antoinette “Toni” (Joseph “Bully”) Kaipo, both of Hilo; hanai daughter, Karen Ikeda; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and great grand nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Obituaries for April 6

Quintin Gary John Aiona, 54, of Hilo died March 28 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. Visitation 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Services at 4:30 p.m. Memorial Mass at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Myrna Aiona of Hilo; sons, Kala‘i (Ha‘amauliola) Aiona and Kelekolio Aiona of Hilo; daughter, Nawahine‘opio Aiona of Waianae, Oahu; brothers, Tommy (Micci) Aiona of Waimea, James (Carol) Aiona and Patrick (Annette) Aiona Sr. of Hilo, Mark (Tammy) Aiona of Kona; sisters, Jane (Phil) Aganus of Waimea, Billie (Andy) Baclig and Joanne Peralta of Hilo, Cosie (Curtis) Sasaki of Sunnyvale, Calif.; five grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc. — Hilo Branch.

Obituaries for April 5

Phyllis Marie Hamilton, 90, of Keaau died March 27 at home. Born in Manchester, N.H., she was a retired Realtor for Sleeping Giant Realty. No services; scattering of ashes at a later date. Survived by brother, Howard Walsh; daughter, Chris (Kele) Oda; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Obituaries for April 4

Judith “Judy” Ann Leinenweber, 62, of Kailua-Kona died March 28 at her residence. Born in Brownsville, Texas, whe worked as an operating room technician and a restaurant manager. Private services. Survived by spouse, Christian Leinenweber. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for April 3

Gilbert Paul Aguiar, 84, of Hilo died March 31 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and mechanic for the former Theo H. Davies Company and Pacific Machinery and a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; prayer service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Leilani Aguiar of Hilo; daughter, Sharon (Stephen) Butler of Hilo; son, Curtis (Karen) Aguiar of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, George (Ruth) Aguiar of Hilo; grandchildren, Kyle (Dana) Nakamoto of Las Vegas, Nev., Joy (John) McCollum of Keaau, Christopher (Chantal) Aguiar of California, Spencer Aguiar of Las Vegas, Nev., Dillon Aguiar of Las Vegas, Nev.; four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 2

Chieko Kishi, 87, of Hilo died March 7 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, she was retired from First Hawaiian Bank, worked for attorney Sanford K. Okura and was a member of Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Gail Kishi of Hilo; brother, Edward (Pearl) Nagata of Pearl City, Oahu; sisters, Kiyoko Oda of Mililani, Oahu, Lucile Nakamura of Wahiawa, Oahu; brothers-in-law, Watami (Tomoko) Kishi, Yasu Kishi, Norio Kishi, all of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Shizuno Kishi of Hilo, Kay Kishi of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 1

Mary Lou Piilani Keneao, 65, of Kailua-Kona died March 14 at her residence. Born in Wailuku, Maui, she was a homemaker, a clerk at Ft. Shafter Army base in Honolulu, and a teacher at Leahi School in Honolulu. She was a member of Kahikolu Congregational Church and the Kona Paradise Club. Friends may call at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kahikolu Congregational Church in Napoopoo for a 10:30 a.m. memorial service. Luncheon and fellowship to follow. Aloha attire, flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Oliver Kaneao Jr. of Honaunau; sons, Oliver Kaneao III and Jeremiah Kaneao of Honaunau; daughter, Leihala (Terry) Medeiros of Captain Cook; brother, Henry (Dahlia) Dutro of Honolulu; sisters, Loretta-Lehua Cho of Molokai, Carlene (Herb) Engel of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 31

Shiro Hirayama, 94, of Paukaa died at the Hilo Medical Center on Sunday, March 16. Born in Papaikou, he was a retired carpenter with Hicks Homes, a member of the Local 745 Carpenter’s Union and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Private family services held. No flowers or monetary donations. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

Obituaries for March 30

Nora “Enday” Bungula Cabatu, 79, of Laupahoehoe died March 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hakalau, she was a homemaker and graduated from Hawaii Community College as a clerk-typist. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Cremation to follow. Survived by husband, Rodolfo “Rudy” Cabatu of Laupahoehoe; sons, Dexter (Yvonne) Egdamin of Hilo and Jason Lance Cabatu of Laupahoehoe; daughters, Deborah (Sonny) Egdamin-Avenue of Pahala, Dale Egdamin of Papaaloa, Darlene Egdamin-Kahikikolo of Makawao, Maui, Diana “Tini” (Aaron) Egdamin-Matsushita of Kealakekua and Kristie (Kalani) Cabatu-Graciidis of Hilo; sister, Conchita “Connie” Bungula-Cadiz of Makakilo/ Kapolei, Oahu; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 29

Marina Sybille Katharina (Stampf) Alofaituli, 55, of Germany, formerly of Hilo, died Feb. 10 in Germany. Born in Bottrop, Germany, she was a retired nurse and jewelry designer. Scattering of ashes 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, in a location of her choice. Survived by husband, Norbert Fries; sons, Andy (Malia) Ahuna-Alofaituli and David Lohman; grandchildren, Logan, Kaiona, Keola, and Iokepa. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituary for March 28

Sandra Esther Quixley, 60, of Waikoloa, died March 18 at home. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, she was a timeshare sales representative in Australia and Hawaii, model, photographer and world traveler. Services TBA a later date. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice at 65-1328 Kawaihae Rd., Kamuela, HI 96743. She is survived by husband, Ronald Kurtz of Waikoloa; hanai sisters and friends. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for February 22

Roy “Pops” Papanuumealani Jensen Sr., 87, of Waimea died Feb. 16 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was retired from the fuel department at the former U.S. Naval Air Station Barber’s Point on Oahu, a U.S. Army veteran and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waioha Trio, Alu Like, Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna, Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club, Ka Ulu O Lauhala, National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARF), and Hale O Na Alii. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 1 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea 2nd Ward. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Survived by wife, Donna-May Hopkins Jensen of Waimea; sons, Arthur (Doreen) Jensen, Roy (Vanessa) Jensen, Rodney (Jill) Jensen and Robin Jensen of Waimea; daughters, Kathleen (Howard) Nishida and Katherine (Markus) Muller of Waimea, Bernice (John) Redmayne of Buena Park, Calif., Dore-May (Teddy) Elmer of North Ogden, Utah; brother, Edward Jensen of Honolulu; 23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 21

LaPaz “Lei” Alcosiba Acidera, 86, of Castro Valley, Calif., formerly of Hilo, died Jan. 25 in California. Born in Papaikou, she was a homemaker who formerly worked as a clerk for the military in Honolulu. She was also a member of the Naalehu Assembly of God Church. Memorial service 3 p.m. Sunday at Naalehu Assembly of God in Naalehu. Survived by niece and hanai daughter, Jermayne (Bruce) Powell of California; sister, Rose Surigao of California; sisters-in-law, Naomi Alcosiba and Connie Alcosiba of Hawaii; three hanai grandchildren and four hanai great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Obituaries for February 20

James “Jim” Grant Kerr, 66, of Kailua-Kona died Monday at Kona Community Hospital. Born in New York City, he was formerly employed with Mahalo Air, Ocean Sports Waikoloa and Jack’s Diving Locker. He had also retired from San Diego Gas &Electric in California. Celebration of life at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hale Halawai. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Janice Kerr of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Marion Kerr of Chula Vista, Calif., Barbara (Kenneth) Crawford of Greenwood, Ind., Evelyn (Donald) Yount of Lancaster, Calif., and Margaret Kerr of Martinez, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for February 18

William “ChuChu” Kanuha, 95, of Hilo died Feb. 11 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired sales manager for the former Hilo Motors, worked for Bank of Hawaii and was a U.S. Army master sergeant and World War II veteran. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Valli Kalei (Kata Issari) Kanuha of Honolulu and Janelle (Donald) Marshall of Makaha, Oahu; sons, Duane Kanuha and Serrell (Lynnette) Kanuha of Hilo, Edward (Fiona) Kanuha of Ronks, Pa.; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 17

Randall Maka-alu Hatori, 39, of Hilo died Feb. 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a landscaper. Friends may call from 9:30-11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Kanoelani Hatori of Waimea; son, Randall Hatori Jr. of Waimea; mother, Belinda (Mel Alo) Borges of Hilo; hanai-mother, Barbara Freitas of Honolulu; brothers, Anthony Hatori, John Hatori, Benji Hatori and Clarence Hatori, all of Hilo; sisters, Cecilia (Tyrone) Kahooilihala of Keaau and Pua Borges of Honomu; step-brothers, Michael Hatori of Waianae, Oahu; Phillip Hatori of Waianae, Oahu; Ronnie Borges of Waikoloa, Ricky Borges of Honokaa, and Steven Freitas of Honolulu; step-sisters, Eldora Hatori of Waianae, Oahu; Anna Pu of Maui, Joyce Nian of Waianae, Oahu; and Tracy Borges of Hilo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Funeral arrangements are by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 16

Lapaz Tabudlo Camero, 86, of Kapaau died Jan. 29 at home. Born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she retired as housekeeper at Sheraton Waikiki. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Hawi for visitation. Friends may also call at 8 a.m. Saturday at the church for a 10 a.m. Mass. Burial to follow in the Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Jesus (Leilani) Camero of Honolulu, Carlos (Norma) Camero of Waimea and Donardo (Elma) Camero of Kapaau; daughters, Florida (Jose) Ballio of Waimea, Rosario (James) Knight of England, Anatacia (Elvie) Maduli of England and Genoveva Camero of Los Angeles; brothers, Teofilo Tabudlo of Philippines and Bernardino (Leticia) Tabudlo of Honolulu; sisters, Damasa (Marcellino) Querubin of Pepeekeo, Corazon Arquero of Honolulu, Manuela Campbell of Canada and Milagros (Ulysis) Custodio of Waimea; 17 granchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 14

Clara Loyola, 76, died Feb. 8 at her home in Kalaoa. Born in Paia, Maui, she retired from Hawaiian Telephone Company as a service representative. Private services were held. Survived by husband William Loyola of Kalaoa; sons Eric (Garilyn) Loyola of Keauhou, Neil (Hannah) Loyola of Kalaoa; daughter Nicole (Jerome) Marks of Kailua-Kona; sisters Beatrice Kim of Los Angeles, Esther Smith of Denver; nine grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for February 15

Tyson “Tys” Kainoa Moani Lincoln, 30, of Hawi died Jan. 20 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was an electrician for West Hawaii Electric. Friends may call at 9 a.m. today at Keokea Beach Park Pavilion in North Kohala. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by mother, Rocklyn (James) Ku of Hawi; father, Andrew (Charmaine) Lincoln of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Mandie-Hone (Dom Acorda) Ku of Hawi, Taylor-Maikai Ku of Hawi, Ashely-Malia Kiyonaga of Kailua-Kona, Shea-Kanani Lincoln of Kealakekua and Andi-Aulike (David Dukevares) Lincoln of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Dillon-Kahiau Ku of Hawi, Andrew-Haaheo Lincoln of Kealakekua, Drew-Pilipaa Lincoln, Seth-Kaulana Lincoln of Kailua-Kona and Polu-Lincoln of Hawi; maternal grandmother, Estelle Francisco of Hawi; paternal grandfather, George Lincoln of Kailua-Kona; paternal grandmother, Mary Abril-Bentley of Las Vegas; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, one nephew and two nieces. For more information call (808) 987-9247. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 13

Tyson “Tys” Kainoa Moani Lincoln, 30, Hawi died Jan. 20 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was an electrician for West Hawaii Electric, played football for Konawaena High School as well as soccer and volleyball for Kohala High School, enjoyed fishing, hunting and surfing. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Saturday at Keokea Beach Park Pavilion in North Kohala. Celebration of life will commence at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow. The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcome. Survived by mother, Rocklyn (James) Ku of Hawi; father, Andrew (Charmaine) Lincoln of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Mandie-Hone (Dom Acorda) Ku of Hawi, Taylor-Maikai Ku of Hawi, Ashely-Malia Kiyonaga of Kailua-Kona, Shea-Kanani Lincoln of Kealakekua, Andi-Aulike (David Dukevares) Lincoln of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Dillon-Kahiau Ku of Hawi, Andrew-Haaheo Lincoln of Kealakekua, Drew-Pilipaa Lincoln and Seth-Kaulana Lincoln of Kailua-Kona, Polu-Lincoln of Hawi; maternal grandmother, Estelle Francisco of Hawi; paternal grandfather, George Lincoln of Kailua-Kona; paternal grandmother, Mary Abril-Bentley of Las Vegas; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, one nephew and two nieces. For more information call (808)987-9247. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 12

Charles Haruo Kalahiki, 87, died Feb. 4 at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, he was a retired roofer and resident of the Kamana Senior Center in Hilo. No services. Survived by brother Harry Takeo (Elizabeth) Matsumoto of Hagatna, Guam; numerous nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc.