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Obituaries for July 22

John J. Lujan, 69, of Pahoa died July 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired carpenter. Visitation at 10 a.m. Saturday with 11:30 a.m. funeral service at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home in Hilo. Honolulu services pending. No flowers. Survived by wife, Angelina Lujan of Pahoa; sons, James Lujan of Honolulu, Jesse Lujan of Honolulu, Jason Lujan of Pahoa and Aaron Lujan of Pahoa; stepdaughter, Jainette (Miles) Iwasaki of Honolulu; brother, Micheal Lujan of Honolulu; sister, Christina Taite of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Obituaries for July 21

Zion Pomaikaiokalani DeGuzman Jr., 16, of Mountain View died June 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a student at Keaau High School. Visitation from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo; memorial service (urn) at 7 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by mother, Robin K. Poepoe of Hilo; father, Zion P. DeGuzman Sr. of Hilo; sisters, Keahi (Ryan) Pavao of Hawaiian Acres, Chantee (Lenny) Poepoe-Vigil of Mountain View, Chyrel Poepoe of San Diego, and Kaleolani Poepoe-DeGuzman of Hilo; brother, Kainoa Poepoe-Vigil of Waimea; paternal grandmother, Anita Kahana of Panaewa; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 20

Joyce Fay Brees, 83, of Jackson, Calif., died July 12. She was born in California. Graveside committal service noon Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. No flowers; memorial donations to charity of your choice. Survived by sons, Burton L. (Marilyn) Brees and Steve L. (Cindy) Brees; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 19

Joel Bert Kennedy, 69, of Hawi died June 23 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a former communications director for the state House of Representatives, former vice president of public affairs for Hawaiian Telephone Co., vice president of corporate communications for The Queen’s Health Systems, managing editor for Kohala Mountain News and an Army veteran. Services held. Memorial donations to Hawaiian Humane Society in Honolulu or PBS Hawaii. Survived by wife, Ann Kennedy of Hawi; daughter, Carole (Billy) Alvarado of California; son, Scott Kennedy of Maryland; brothers, Bruce Kennedy and Mark Kennedy of California, David (Anna Marie) Kennedy of Honolulu; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for July 18

Charles Shizuo Doi, 84, of Pahala died July 4 in hospice. Born in Pahala, he was an Army sergeant first class who served in the Korean War. Funeral services to be held at Punchbowl National Cemetery on Wednesday, July 30, at 11:30 a.m. Survived by wife, Sharie Doi; daughter, Corinne Doi-Majorino; son, Warren Doi; and sister, Connie Fukumoto.

Obituaries for July 17

Harold Tavares Ferreira, 83, of Hilo died July 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired highway inspector for the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Highways Division, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard Sergeant, and a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou, the Y.M.I., the Ancient Order of Foresters and the Portuguese Cultural Club. Visitation from 8-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by, son, Mark (Laura) Ferreira of Pahoa; daughters, Haroldeen (Kai) Quintal of Kurtistown and Natalie (Thomas) Veriato of Mountain View; sisters, Lorreta Kim of Honolulu, and Lucille (John) Scarborough of Gulf Port, Mississippi; sisters-in-law, Shirley Ferreira of Hilo and Evelyn Ferreira of Honolulu; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one aunt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc. of Hilo.

Obituaries for July 16

Moses “Uncle Moke” Kealoha O Nalani Kuamo‘o Moke, 74, of Hilo died June 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Keaukaha, he retired as a truck driver for Yamada Transfer Inc., was a former treasurer for ILWU Local 142, Unit 1412, treasurer for Hawaii Division ILWU Local 142 Pensioners Council, president for Papaikou ILWU Local 142 Pension Club, treasurer and former president for Hilo ILWU Local 142 Pension Club, treasurer for Keaukaha Community Association, president and genealogist for Ohana Ka-Uaua-A-Mahi Ohana O Hawaii, member of the Kuamo‘o Foundation, a member Sacristan and building maintenance chairman for Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, former member of the Hawaii Island Archery Club, co-chairman for the former Hawaii Island King Kamehameha Day Parade Committee of Hilo and Royal Court co-director for King Kamehameha Day Celebration at Moku-ola formerly sponsored by Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Friends may call Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation from 5-9 p.m.; wake service at 7 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, 326 Desha Ave. in Keaukaha. Friends may call Saturday at the Malia Puaka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Visitation from 8-9:30 a.m.; celebration of life at 9:30 a.m.; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Alae Cemetery (Section F). Survived by son, Phillip John Kealoha O Nalani (Sylvia) Moke of Keaau; grandson, Joshua John Ka-Uaua-A-Mahi Kuamo‘o Moke of Keaau; step-daughters, Deborah Mae Kepo‘o (Randy) Akui and Jacquline “Jackie” Pilialoha Kepo‘o (Larry) Sabate of Hilo; brothers, Herbert Kalani (Karen) Moke and Herman Kahekili Moke of Hilo; sisters, Sandra “Sandy” Hualani (Bobby) Lee of Hilo and Theresa “Sharon” Keahialoa Becktel of Kailua-Kona; brother in-law, Theodore (Yolette) Kamakea of Marietta, California; sisters in-law, Carmen Moke and Roswitha “Rose” Moke of Keaau; hanai brothers, Robert “Hoss” Po’okapu Keli’iho’omalu III of Aiea, Oahu, and Charles “Charlie” (Marion) Moody of Linden, North Carolina; hanai sister, Theresa “Resa” Correa of Kailua, Oahu, and Thelma “Buff” Kanani O Ka Home (Samson) Kamekona of Kahului, Maui; aunt, Judy Akoni of Keaau; god children, Elizabeth Marie Benson and Keenan “Kuokalani” Kahalioumi of Hilo, Cheryl Moke-Rabang of Keaau; numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, godsisters and godbrother. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 14

Loretta Lorraine Evangelista, 68, of Hilo died June 24 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, she was a retired housekeeper. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by hanai sons, Troy Julian and Kaniala Estrada; hanai daughters, Patrice Julian and Fern Peahi; brother, Raymond Agpoon; sisters, Florence Respicio and Odetta Ah Nee; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 13

Margaret Jonolino Espiritu, 86, of Kapaau died June 30 at her son’s home. Born in Kohala, she was a housewife and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial in Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Rudy (Jeri) Espiritu of Kona Palisades, Philip (Laurie) Espiritu of Keaau and Anthony (Lily) Espiritu of Honolulu; daughters, Nancy (Roy, Jr.) Antonio of Kapaau, Lucy (Lawrence) Antonio of Waimanalo, Oahu; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home and Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 12

Jennie Junko Kan, 58, of Hilo, formerly of Keaau, died July 6 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was an administrative assistant. Private services. Survived by sisters, Laurie Izumi and Sherrie (Calvin) Sakamoto. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services.

Obituaries for July 11

Ronald Kauwila Auld Sr., 78, of Hilo died July 4 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Kalihi, Honolulu, Oahu, he was a retired U.S. Army sergeant first class and Vietnam War Veteran, a non-commissioned officer club manager, tugboat clerk for the former C. Brewer &Co., a state adult corrections officer and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kaumana Ward, Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Monday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Funeral service at 11:00 AM. Burial fo follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Ayako Oyadomari Auld of Hilo; sons, Ronald Kauwila (Kay) Auld Jr. of Bothell, Wash., William Lono (Arden) Auld of Waimanalo, Oahu, Andrew (Pat) Auld of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Lyle (Nena) Auld of Panaewa, Hilo; daughters, Kehaulani (Bob) Cancialosi of Chicago, Hiilani (Thomas) Lapera of Ka’u, HI and Lei (Angitau) Fa’anunu of Kaumana, Hilo; sister-in-law, Eloise “Chi Chi” Auld of Kailua, Oahu; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 10

Yoko Arai, 81, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died June 24 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a housekeeper for an elderly housing facility on Oahu. Services held. Survived by companion, Donald Barrios of Honolulu; brother, Toichi (Hanako) Arai of Hilo; sisters, Shimomi Araujo of Hilo and Tomoko Lasua of Ewa Beach, Oahu; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 9

Ladrena Ilima Broad, 67, of Hilo died June 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a tour driver for Alii Hilo Tours and member of The Gospel of Alpha &Omega Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Sunday at The Gospel of Alpha &Omega Church, 667 Kekuanaoa St., Hilo. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, James (Bernie) Broad of Waimanalo, Oahu, and Ernesto (Dezi) Broad of Hilo; sisters, Jeanette Lyon of California, Rhonda Broad, Susanna Broad and Lucy Keahi, all of Hilo; sister-in-law, Janir Broad of Hilo; goddaughter, Rhoda-Lyn Broad of Oahu; godson, Isaacs Broad of Hilo; cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 8

Arnold “Arnie” Takao Asato, 57, of Hilo died June 6. Born in Hilo, he worked for 26 years with the Hawaii County Hilo Municipal Golf Course Golf Course as an operations assistant and was a member of the Hustlers Golf Club, the Wreckers Golf Club, Palaka Golf Club, 3+9 Golf Club, Hawaii Island Golf Association/Hilo Muni Golf Club Handicapping Committee and the Ikenobo Ikebana Society, and was a youth baseball coach. Celebration of life will be Tuesday, July 15, at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale. Visitation at 3 p.m., services at 5 p.m. Colorful attire requested. Survived by wife, Wendy Asato; mother, Mieko Asato; sisters Lori (Ted) Hamada and Joanne (Lance) Yoshiyama; one stepdaughter; one granddaughter; three nephews, one niece, one grandnephew.

Obituaries for July 6

Manuel “Manno” Palani Milliora, 62, of Makaha, Oahu, died June 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Nanakuli, Oahu, he was a heavy equipment operator and member of Operating Engineers Union Local No. 3. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes at noon, Saturday, July 19, at Makaha surfing beach on Oahu. Luncheon at 1:30 p.m. at Aunty Ruth’s home on Makaha Valley Road in Makaha. He is survived by wife, Lisa S. Milliora of Makuu; sons, Quincy (Shancheal) Zastrow and Lopaka (Anuhea) Milliora of Makaha; mother, Ruth De Rego Milliora of Makaha; sisters, Lauae (Henry) Villacruzes of Nanakuli, Ethel Gomes of Waianae, Ruthie (Bill) Montefalcon of Las Vegas and Jonalinn Silva of San Antonio; brothers, Steven Castro of Waipahu, Oahu, Henry “Sparky” (Donnette) Milliora-Silva of Ainaloa, Levi Stanley of Waikiki, Oahu, and Stephen (Violet) Castro of Waipahu; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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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 March 27

Stanley Ellison Heggland Jr., 81, of Hilo died March 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Cleveland, he was a retired U.S. Army sergeant major. Private services. Survived by sons, Geoffrey Heggland and Christopher Heggland of Oahu, Haugesund M.T. Heggland and Gregory Heggland of Hilo; daughters, Diana Heggland of Hilo, Windy Arriaga of California and Lehuanani Heggland of Colorado; brother, Donald Heggland of Virginia. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 26

Carol Maria Oania Andrews, 60, of Keauhou, died March 23 at home. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired defense industry consultant. Private celebration of life. Survived by husband, Michael Andrews of Keauhou; brothers, Renato (Lydia) Oania of Cerritos, Calif., and Ruben Oania of Mililani; sisters, Alejandra (Jojo) Aczon, Merlinda Oania and Flordelis Oania of Aiea; nephews and one niece. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.