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Obituaries for Oct. 19

Kelii William Ioane Sr., 84, of Waimanalo, Oahu, died Sept. 4 in Kailua, Oahu. Born in Hilo he was a retired Pacific Concrete truck driver and U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday at Puumaile Beach Park in Keaukaha. Beach casual attire; no flowers. Online condolences: www.oahumortuary.com. Survived by sons, Kelii Ioane Jr., Nathan Ioane and Wayson Ioane; daughters, Pauahi Ioane, Kamaka Ioane and Kapulani Ioane; stepsons, William Koa, Henry Koa and Maynard Koa; stepdaughters, Joy Koa and Jody Koa; brothers, Kahuwila Ioane and Myles Ioane; sisters, sisters, Noelani Kapuni and Barbara Manuwa; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Oahu Mortuary.

Obituaries for October 18

Mary Canning Knox, 82, of Holualoa died Oct. 10 at her residence. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, she worked as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner. Private services held. Memorial donations may be sent to the Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96745. Survived by children, Kathleen (Robert) Brooks of Holualoa; David (Patricia) Johnson of Flowery Branch, Ga.; Terry Guffrey of Ft Myers, Fla.; Colleen Levin of Bellevue, Wash.; Patricia Reid of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Tom (Malinda) Johnson of Duluth, Ga.; siblings, Charles Canning of Portland, Maine; John (Sonny) Canning of Vero Beach, Fla.; and Patricia Alberding of Chicago, Ill.; 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 14 nieces and nephews.

Obituary for October 17

Grace Ellen Kaulunahele, 71, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 4 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Honokaa, she was a housekeeper. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by brother, Kenneth (Dawn) Rillanos of Laupahoehoe; sisters, Linda Kaulunahele of Paauhau and Dianne (Phillip) Akao of Kailua-Kona; sister-in-law, Mary Rillanos of Honokaa; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for October 16

Jewel Sheppard Ebling, 82, of Jacksonville, Fla., and formerly of Hilo died Oct. 12. She was a retired bank officer and a Mary Kay consultant. Survived by daughter, Denise Nakanishi of Hilo. Memories and condolences at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com . Arrangements by Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka, Fla.

Obituaries for October 15

Asae Mizuno, 92, of Pahala died Sept. 11 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Pahala, she was a homemaker, former employee at S.K. Mizuno Farms and a member of Pahala Hongwanji Mission and Fujinkai. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Carolyn (Ronald) Nago of Honolulu; sons, Stanley Mizuno and Ray (Pamela) Mizuno, both of Pahala; brother, Robert (Beatrice) Yokomizo of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Chiyoko Yokomizo of Pahala, Florence Yokomizo of California, Evelyn (Kenzo) Shinsato of Alaska, Sally Yamaguchi of Pahala and Jane Ueda of Pahala; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for October 14

Larry Gene Sell, 74, of Keaau died Oct. 11 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Nebraska, he was a retired U.S. Navy radio operator. Visitation at 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by spouse, Barbara Sell of Keaau; son, Tim (Tingy) Sell of Texas; daughters, Tami (Rick) Schmit of Wisconsin, Angela (Steffan) Harder of Germany and Kathy Blair of Texas; sister, Sharon (Pat) Baird of Wyoming; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for Oct. 13

Thomas “Ola” Hauola Kalani, 53, of Hilo, died Oct. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a former crane operator for Hilo Coast Processing Company. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at Onekahakaha Beach Park, Pavilion No. 6. Casual/beach attire. No flowers. Survived by daughter, Angelica (Bill Lorenzo) Kawewehi of Kau; son, Tristan (Kehau Ke) Oliveros of Kau; mother, Geri Kalani of Hilo; brothers, Gerard (Maxine) Kalani of Kona, Kelvin (Samantha) Peralto of California and Baron Ahulau of Illinois; sisters, Maile Estabillio of Hilo, Leimomi (David) Shearer of Hilo and Karen (Gordon Pacheco) Kalani of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Jeff Estabillio and Valentin Solis; nine grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for Oct. 12

Samson Cazimero Sr., 80, of Kapaau died Sept. 20 at home. Born in Kohala, he was a golf course maintenance worker at Mauna Lani Beach Resort and also worked at Lapakahi State Park and the former Kohala Sugar Co. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Urn burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Survived by sons, Buzzy (Kat) Cazimero of Pahoa, Samson Cazimero Jr. and Randy (Ernestine) Cazimero of Kapaau, Kahana (Donelle) Cazimero of Waikoloa; daughters, Theresa (Richard) Bello and Tweetie (Steven) Viernes of Kapaau; brothers, Joseph Cazimero of Kapaau and Benjamin Cazimero of Oahu; sisters, Clara (Ben) Sales and Catherine Murai of Kapaau, Shandry (Eddie) Kaawaloa of Kona; 25 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituary for October 11

Frank Mailani Thompson, 87, of Kainaliu died Aug. 22 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honaunau, he was a retired captain at the Captain Cook fire station. Private services held Oct. 4. Survived by daughters, Valerie Corcoran and Daphne (James) Washburn of Kainaliu, Iris (Kevin Sameshima) Thompson of Waimea, Lori (John) Weeks of Keauhou Mauka; son, Lorrin Thompson of Kainaliu; sisters, Blanche Bates of San Diego and Shirley Jones of El Toro, Calif.; sister-in-law, Dora Thompson of Honolulu; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for October 10

Rowland “Bud” Winfield Hill Jr., 85, died Sept. 4. He retired from the state of Hawaii. Private services held. His body was cremated and his ashes were spread in the ocean per his request. Survived by many friends.

Obituaries for October 9

Hecubuan “Buan” Kuualoha Damo, 57, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 27 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a maintenance worker at Waimea Airport and Kohala Airport, and also a member of UPW Local 646 AFL-CIO. Celebration of life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Hale Halawai. Service at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Casual attire. For information, call 808-896-0257. Survived by wife, Celeste Damo; daughter, Raymi Damo, both of Kailua-Kona; brother, Paul Palacat Sr. of California; sisters, Florence Lerback of Kailua-Kona, Doris (George) Simmons of Anderson, California, Caroline (Ronan Fukushima) Damo of Kailua-Kona; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for October 8

Robert Hidenobu Abe, 87, of Keauhou died Sept. 13 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Kealakekua, he was a commercial artist, grocery store cashier and U.S. Army veteran. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brother, Francis (Kathleen) Abe of Kealakekua; sisters, Pearl Uemoto of Kealakekua and Grace Hiraoka of Palos Verdes, Calif.; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for October 7

Fumie Morikawa Hanamoto, 95, of Honokaa died Sept. 28. Born in Honokaa, he was retired as a U.S. Postal Service clerk. Private services held. Survived by sons, Ronald (Janice) Hanamoto of California, Allen (Esetera) Hanamoto of Honolulu and Melvin Hanamoto of Hilo; sister, Sadie Fujinaka of Maui; brothers-in-law, Mamoru (Etsuko) Hanamoto of California and Hiroji Miyazaki of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Caroline Harada of Honolulu; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary, Hilo.

Obituaries for Oct. 6

Emmy Jean Sorn, 94, of Keaau, died Sept. 26 at home. Born in Granville, N.D., she was a secretarial business college teacher and started the Fashionnata Modeling Guild. Services pending. Survived by son, Colin (Bird) McIver of Keaau; step-daughters, Cynthia Sorn and Pat Sorn; step-sons, Bill Sorn and Jerry Sorn. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for Oct. 5

Reginald Pono Awaa, 53, of Mountain View died Sept. 21 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in North Kohala, he was a heavy equipment operator and cowboy. Visitation 9–10 a.m. Saturday at Kahua Ranch Church in North Kohala. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Call 670-4851 or 937-6481 for more info or directions. Survived by sons, Kalani Kawaihae and Keola (Kalehua) Kawaihae of Waimea; brother, Randall Pumehana Awaa of Mountain View; sisters, Roaxanne (Clayton) Kehaunani O Lani Mauga of Mountain View and Rhoda Vinonaleimomi Awaa of North Kohala; one granddaughter; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.