Joanne Kahaloa, 70, of Hilo, died July 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in New Jersey, she worked as an oncology nurse at St. Barnabus Medical Center, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, an officer of the Secular Franciscan Fraternity, an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, choir member, and coordinator of the Social Ministry Food Pantry. Visitation from 8-10 a.m. Aug. 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Services to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Survived by, sister, Mary Grace, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Betsy Maile Flowers, 77, of Mountain View died Saturday at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired manager at Citi Tavern. Funeral services Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Visitation at 9 a.m.; service at 11 a.m. Survived by son, David Luke (Marilyn) Nascimento Sr. of Ainaloa; daughter, Deena Lorraine (Darrin) Ramos of Mountain View; brothers, Ceasar DeMello and Ben DeMello, both of Hilo; sisters, Adeline Valdez, Ivy Chandler and Leilani Anthony; 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Jane Leinani Yang, 95, of Hilo died July 24 at her home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired factory worker for Mr. Papaya, a lei maker and member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Friends may call 8:30-10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo; funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by son, Henry (Elizabeth) Hanalei Yang of Hilo; daughter, Aileen (Frank) Ogawa of Hilo; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Edward Scottie Makaea Puaoi, 61, of Holualoa died July 25 at his home. Born in Honolulu, he worked as a box office ticket agent for Hollywood Theaters in Kona. Memorial service to be scheduled. Survived by wife, Winona K.“Hunny Bunny” Puaoi of Kona; sons, Kaiminaauao Puaoi of Kona, Ethan “Makaea” (Lamitra) Puaoi of California and Kanoa (Kerri) Puaoi of Colorado; brothers, George (Linda) Puaoi of Kauai, Willie Puaoi of Molokai and Gene Allan (Georgette) Puaoi of Hilo; sisters, Nani Hill of Honolulu, Maryann DeCosta of Honolulu and Kapio Inoke of Alaska; seven grandchildren; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Annette Eiko Hikichi, 75, of Hilo died July 8 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was a retired elementary school teacher. Private services. No koden. Survived by brothers, James Hikiji and Roger Hikiji; sisters, Ruth Yotsuji, Edith Higuchi and Constance Yoshiyama. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.