Kenji Kanekuni, 95, of Hilo died July 11 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was the retired manager of the former Hawaii Grocers Ltd. in Hilo. He was a member of the Crescent City Lions Club, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Hilo Daijingu, Honomu Henjoji Mission (Odaishisan), and the Yamaguchi Kenjinkai. Private services held. No flowers. No koden. Survived by daughter, Florence (Jerry) Miyazono of Hilo; brothers, Isamu (Aiko) Kanekuni of Hilo, Yoshiaki (Connie) Kanekuni of Honolulu, and Morris Setsuo Kanekuni of Seattle, Wash.; one granddaughter; numerous nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Edna Kalima Nahakuelua, 75, of Haleiwa, Oahu, and formerly of Hilo died July 9 at her residence. Born in Kapehu, she was a retired kitchen worker on Johnston Atoll. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; memorial service at 11. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Mariano Lunasco of Haleiwa; sons, Greg (Joanne) Agliam of Keaau, Darrell (Evelyn) Agliam of Hilo, Royden (Pilialoha) Agliam of Kurtistown, Terrance (Corinne) Agliam of Pahoa, Ronald “Tubbs” (Trisha Savella) Nahakuelua of Pahoa; daughters, Yolanda Agliam of Hilo, Valerie Agliam of Pahoa; preceded in death by daughter, Jaroleen Agliam; 27 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Federico “Fred” Vento Jr., 65, of Keaau died Saturday, July 7, at Hilo Medical Center. Born La Feria, Texas, he was a foreman for Hawaii Electric Light Company and a U.S. Army veteran. He also was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Friends may call Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation from 8-10 a.m.; Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire, no flowers. Survived by wife, Yvonne Marie Vento of Keaau; daughter, Yvette Marie Vento of Keaau; son, Federico L. (Monica) Vento III of Hilo; brother, Edward (Ruth) Sison of Wainaku; sisters, Yvonne Paiva of Naalehu, Angie (Dennis) Pavao and Emma (Sakae) Omelau of Keaau; Bernice (Albert Jr.) Ha’a of Panaewa; seven grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.