Cindy Mitsuko Kaku, 55, died Feb. 13 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Wahiawa, she was a retired secretary for KBIG FM Radio Station and a member of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Hilo. Private services were held. Survived by companion Garry Masu of Hilo; son Brandon Kaku of Hilo; daughter Kelsey Kaku of Hilo; brothers Kevin Iwasaki of Oahu and Ross Iwasaki of Oahu; sister Jan Asato of Oahu; sister-in-law Yvonne Iwasaki of Maui; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.
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Esmenia Sumoba Paranada, 87, died Feb. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in the Philippines, she was a graduate of Rosary College in Vigan City in the Philippines and Catechism teacher and was a retired housekeeper for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and an adult residential care home operator in Hilo and member of the Big Island Care Home Association, Big Island Filipino Community Association and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may call Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation from 8-10 a.m. Celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section). Survived by sons Leandro “Lee” (Patty Kamau) Paranada of Hilo, Edgar (Ernestine) Paranada of Graham, Wash. and Emerson (Lolita) Paranada of Kona; brother Ruperto (Octavia) Sumoba of Hawaii; sister Helen (Cresencio) Sapla of Hawaii; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Irene “Nana” Abalos, 89, of Mountain View died Feb. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband Gilbert Abalos of Mountain View; daughters Linda Andrade of Puna, Judith (Clayton) Arruda of Kurtistown and Cindy (Paul) Andrade of Mountain View; brother Eugene (Genny) Tavares of Honokaa; sister Marie Benevides of Hilo; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Marvin James Angelo, 74, of Waipahu, and formerly of Hilo, died Feb. 1 in Honolulu. Born in Hakalau, he was a retired cook for the Hilton Waikoloa Hotel. Visitation on Saturday, March 15, at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu. Service at 11:30 a.m., followed by noon inurnment at Oahu Cemetery with reception to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by spouse, Barbara Angelo; daughters, Sharlene (Samuel) Kamoku of Honolulu, and Jamie Ann Pola of Waipahu; brothers, Joe Arrojo of Makawao, Gerry Arrojo of Makawao, Howard Angelo of South Carolina, and Donald Arrojo of Kauai; sisters, Irene (Thomas) Malendres of Hilo, and Elizabeth Alameda of Honokaa; and four grandchildren.
Garry Michael Hajek, 59, of Hakalau died at the Hilo Medical Center on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Born in Michigan he was the owner of the Lai Nani Resort in Hakalau. Friends may call at the Lai Nani Resort on Sunday from 2-4 p.m.; Memorial service at 3 p.m. Survived by daughter, Kera Hajek of Virginia; son, Cory Hajek of Hakalau. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Vivian R. Borero, 87, of Hilo died March 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa, she was a housewife and a member of Glad Tidings Church in Hilo. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service at 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Casual attire. Survived by sons Byron (Donna Mae) Smith Sr. of Hilo and Alexander (Diane) Borero Jr. of Mountain View; daughters Diane Smith of Kurtistown, Lynn Smith of Hilo, Maraiah (Armstrong, Jr.) Yamamoto of Hawaiian Beaches and Linda Borero of Las Vegas; son-in-law Paka Pea of Hawaiian Acres; daughter-in-law Sandra Smith of Glenwood; brothers Sarafin Carvalho of Honolulu, Benjamin Martinez of Freemont, Calif., and Manuel (Ethel) Martinez of Paradise Park; sisters Jackie (Carl) McKenzie of Honolulu, Emily Pascual of Hawaiian Acres and Matilda Rivera of Ainaloa; brothers-in-law Antonio Fernandez of Tacoma, Wash., and Antone Borero Jr. of Glenwood; sisters-in-law Rose Salas of Honolulu and Emily Rhodes of Pepeekeo; 34 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Agnes “Aggie” Namuo Kelii, 96, of Waikoloa died Feb. 22 at the North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kailua-Kona, she was a room maid at the former Kona Inn Hotel and also a maid and cook for the Wall family. She was a member of the ILWU and Lanakila Congregational Church. Friends may call at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lanakila Congregational Church in Kainaliu for a 3 p.m. service with burial to follow in the church’s cemetery. Casual attire, flowers welcome. Survived by daughters Barbara (Gordon) Palmer of Waikoloa, Jeanette Apiki of Honolulu, Frances (David) Hudson of Maui; son William Kelii of Honolulu; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Edmund “Denny” Francis Austen, 85, of Hilo died Jan. 8 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired oil field sales representative, member of St, Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, Hilo Lodge #759 of the Benevolent &Protective Order of Elks, AARP, Korean War Veterans Chapter 231, Hawaii Island Veterans Memorial Association, former Commander of VFW Post 3875 and a veteran of the U.S. Air Corp. Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo; Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Sherry (George) Ann Black of Galveston, Texas, Barbara J. Austen of Hilo, Jacqueline (Fidel) Sauceda of Galveston, Texas, LaDonna Marie Kanani Finchman of Hilo; brother, Wilby George Austen of Hilo; sister, Kanani Donahue of Honolulu; one grandson, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Wayne Yoshiaki Fujioka, 64, of Pahala died Feb. 20 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Pahala, he was a cultivation superintendent for Royal Hawaiian Orchards and member of the Pahala Hongwanji Kyodan and Pahala Hongwanji Judo Club. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Gaylien S. Fujioka of Pahala; daughter, Kelly Ann K.A. (Jeremy) Kahaiali‘i of Honolulu; son, Garrett K. (Malia Letoto) Fujioka of Hilo; mother, Jean Y. Fujioka of Hilo; sisters, Joyce (Andrew) Iwashita and Katy (Vernon) Ferreira of Hilo, Lani Shigematsu of Honokaa; brothers, Bert (Lee Seki) Fujioka of Wailuku, Maui, and Neal (Lorna) Fujioka of Mountain View; four grandchildren; aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Norma Pascua Cuevas, 66, of Honokaa died Feb. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines; she was a retired certified nurse aide for Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa, housekeeper at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 7 p.m. Casual attire. Interment at a later date in the Philippines. Survived by daughter Nori (Apolonio) Acidera of Honokaa; sons Aldrin (Suerie) Suguitan, Roderick (Mitsue) Suguitan and Jeffrey Cuevas of Philippines, Norman (Dona) Suguitan of Hawaii; sisters Estelita Aceret and Emelita Loo of Philippines, Gemma Gamiop of California; brothers Edmund Pascua of California and Elmar Pascua of Philippines; seven grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Roy Mun Leong Pang, 74, of Hilo died Feb. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired electrical engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Services held. Survived by stepdaughter, Francine (Samuel) Sharp of Texas; brother, Floyd (B.J.) Pang Ching of Hilo; sisters, Rosaline (Sam) Chun of Hilo and Roberta (Bert) Pieffer of Utah; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Sarah Ann Iwalani Kahee, 49, of Hilo died Feb. 17 at home. Born in Hilo, she worked for the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Monday, March 3. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, John K. Iopa and Jake K. Iopa of Puna; daughters, Tierry Roboman of Colorado and Samantha Iopa of Puna; brothers, George Kahee of Washington, Harry Kahee and Kihei Kahee of Oregon; sister, Aisha Kahee of Oregon; stepmother, Rhonda Kahee of Oregon; five grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Leon Andrew Muresan, 62, of Hilo, formerly of California, died Feb. 16 at home. Born in Bolton, England, he was a retired water treatment operator for the state of California. Private services. Condolences to Vicki Muresan, P.O. Box 1529, Hilo, HI 96721. Survived by wife Vicki Muresan of Hilo; son Brandon (Kimberly) Muresan of California; daughter Faith Muresan of California; brother Alec Muresan of California; sisters Vanda Moore and Sylvia Pani of Nevada. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Nora Yoshino Inaba, 90, of Hilo died Feb. 10 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a social worker before becoming a homemaker. Visitation noon-1 p.m. March 2 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Casual attire. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons Alan Z. Inaba, Gordon (Ann) Inaba, Melvin K. Inaba and Jason K. (Audrey) Inaba of Hilo; daughters Eileen H. Franco of Hilo and Barbara S. (Tom Prlain) Inaba of San Francisco; sister Florence Yasuda of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Nora Yoshino Inaba, 90, of Hilo died Feb. 10 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a social worker before becoming a homemaker. Visitation noon-1 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Casual attire; no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Alan Z. Inaba, Gordon (Ann) Inaba, Melvin K. Inaba and Jason K. (Audrey) Inabal of Hilo; daughters, Eileen H. Franco of Hilo and Barbara S. (Tom Prlain) Inaba of San Francisco; sister, Florence Yasuda of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.