Obituaries for June 9
Stephanie Jane Mapuana Lewi, 58, of Hilo died May 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born on Oahu, she was a homemaker. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday, June 14 at Hilo Church of God, 671 Waianuenue Ave. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Jason (Shaylyn) Lewi and Jacob (Charmay Kauai) Lewi of Hilo; daughters, Rocky (Ranolin) Lewi and Johnette (Kumalani) Borling-Lewi of Hilo; brothers, John (Charline) Souza of Molokai and Paul (Geraldine) Souza of Oahu; 11 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jeanine Ninalee Mahoe Oana-Kiko, 61, of Hilo died May 15 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a factory worker at Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. and school crossing guard at Waiakea Elementary. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at Haili Congregational Church. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Joseph Kiko III of Hilo; sons, Kimo (Renalynn Cook) Kiko and Joseph (Kandi) Kiko of Hilo; numerous grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Vicente “Sonny Borinque” Rosario, 87, of Hilo died May 21 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a heavy equipment operator for the former S. K. Oda Construction Co., warehouseman for the former Food Fair Supermarket, retired U.S. Army National Guardsman, Vietnam War veteran, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, AFL-CIO Operating Engineers, Pruma Puerto Rican Social Club, Big Island National Guard Retiree Association, and American Association of Retired Persons. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Friday, June 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Susan Rosario of Hilo; son, Arthur “Boy” (Rose) Rosario of Waianae, Oahu; daughters, Clara (Joseph) Medina of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Jackie (Mike) Enocencio of Hilo and Abbielena (Abel) Ferreira of Las Vegas; hanai son and daughter, Michael and Janell Labuanan of Mountain View; brothers, Robert Rosario, Abel (Dolores) Medina and Primotivo (June) Gualdarama of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Frank (Joan) Olivera of Hilo, Ralph (Lucy) Olivera of Mountain View and Virgil (Jackie) Olivera of Pahoa; sister-in-law, Aileen (Larry) Bostick of Houston; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Eugene “Bradda Gene” Pitas Sumera, 56, of Hilo died June 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a dry wall installer for Hawaii Interiors, fish cutter at Suisan, member of Under His Wings Ministry and U.S. Army veteran. Private services. Online condolences: at www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, Eugene Sumera Jr. of Honolulu, Josey Smith and Kamuela Sumera of Oregon, Kekoa Sumera-Lee and Keola Sumera-Lee of Hilo; daughters, Kanoe Lee and Kealakai Sumera-Lee of Hilo; sisters, Klarika (Richard) Hee of and Jolita Turner of Alta Loma, Calif., Loretta Wong of Waimanalo, Oahu; brothers, Glen (Debbie) Turner of Mountain View and Cornelio (Sharon) Sumera Jr. of Seattle; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Eleanor Mae Ventura, 76, of Hilo died April 3 at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Eulogy at 9 a.m. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Eleanor “Tootsie” Santiago; sister, Adaline Sally Lewis; brothers, Anthony (Trudy) Ventura and Kenneth Raymond Ventura; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Visitation for Laura Medeiros Silva is 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 14 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 6 p.m. Information was omitted from an obituary published Saturday.
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