Obituaries for August 15
Nolbert “Bert” Kaimanahila Kelepolo, 65, Kailua-Kona died June 17 at his residence. Born in Kealakekua, he was a food waiter at the Kona Inn, Royal Kona Resort and the former King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Aug. 24 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church lot next to the City of Refuge in Honaunau for a 10 a.m. celebration of life. Casual attire. Loose flowers are welcome. Survived by daughter, Alexandra (Bronson Malani) Kelepolo of Hilo; brothers, Benedict Kelepolo of Captain Cook, Clifford (Dorothy) Kelepolo of Honaunau, Matthew Kelepolo of Honolulu and Wilfred Kelepolo of Honolulu; sisters, Lurline (George) Kina of Hilo, Hazel Juanich of Kailua-Kona and Hilda House of Oregon; hanai sister, Gladiola Texeira of Ocean View; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rogelio “Roger” Ozorio Barbieto, 66, of Kailua-Kona and Waimanalo died Aug. 5 at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired drywaller, commercial fisherman and was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard as a vehicle repair specialist and a qualified missile marksman and rifle sharpshooter. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Aug. 24 at Bellows Field Beach Park in Waimanalo. Casual attire. No flowers. Please bring beach chairs. Swimwear optional. Survived by wife, Kitty Barbieto of Kailua-Kona; son, Samuel Barbieto of Holualoa; daughter, Krysta Barbieto of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Domingo (JoJo) Barbieto of Waimanalo, David (Yvonne) Barbieto of Volcano, Alfredo (Katie) Barbieto of Kailua, Candido (Cindy) Barbieto, Jr., Richard (Teri) Barbieto of Ocean View and Benjamin Barbieto of Pearl City; sisters, Nancy Steeley of Missouri, Linda Cuesta of Virginia, Vicky (Manny) Dela Cruz of Kaunakakai, Patricia (Rodney) Manandik of Las Vegas, Cynthia Barbieto of Las Vegas and Tita (Claude) Mendiola of Kailua-Kona; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Theodora “Pinky” Bondaug Kamai Roberson, 63, of Volcano died Aug. 5 at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she worked at Dollar Rental Agency, Dr. Douglas Yamashita’s office, Conen Trucking, Hawaii Botanical Gardens and Big Three Industries. Celebration of life at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Haili’s Tent at Panaewa Park. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sisters, Linda (Robin) Sanford of New Zealand, Debra (Michael) Ferreira of Pahoa and Marissa “Beanie” Bondaug of Volcano; brothers, Terry Murray of Volcano, Shawn (Lovelyn) Bondaug of Keauhou and Teddy Bondaug of Keaau; step-sisters, Stephanie Francisco of Hilo, Renesse Madera of Keaau and Loren Shirley of Mobile, Ala.; step-brothers, Rodney Francisco of San Antonio, Raymond “Kaio” Ignacio of Volcano, Michael Sosa of Keaau and Mathew Sosa of Maui; numerous nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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