Obituaries for April 11
Randie Lee Kuuipo Pung, 48, of Waimea died on April 8. Born in Hilo, she was a cook at Hilton Waikoloa, a former restaurant owner, head of Security at Kona Community Hospital and member of Koa Puna Motorcycle Club. Friends may call 3:30-5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at Dodo Mortuary Hilo for memorial services. Survived by partner, Lucy Clark of Waimea; parents, Albert and Eloise Pung of Hilo; and brother, Crist (Odetta) Pung of Hilo; a nephew and niece. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Wataru Shigehara, 93, of Hilo died March 13. Born in Onomea, he was a retired supervisor at Mauna Kea Sugar plantation. Friends may call 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home; service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at 12 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by sons, Glen Shigehara and Keith (Janet) Shigehara, both of Hilo; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Jeffrey Alan Stewman, 65, of East Bay, Calif., formerly of the Big Island, died April 2 in California. Born in Chico, Calif., he was an teacher, musician, sailor and homebuilder. No local services. Donations may be made in his memory to the Hawaii food bank. Survived by wife, Donna; four sons, Joshua, Casey, Michael and Thomas; and six grandchildren.
Violet Geraldine Rufino, 75, of Hilo died March 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a waitress at the Hawaiian Regent Hotel and member of the Tenrikyo Kakaako Church. Private services. Survived by sister, Elizabeth (Robert) Kapuras of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.
Ramona Manuel “Nana” Julian, 79, of Pahoa died March 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a homemaker and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Friends may call 5-9 p.m. Friday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church; wake service at 7 p.m. Friends may call again from 8-10 a.m Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at the Pahoa Catholic Cemetery. Survived by husband, Cayetano Julian of Pahoa; daughters, Anita (Crescencio) Rambayon of Hilo, Florencia (Rodolfo) Labuguen of Maui and Blesida Julian of Pahoa; sons, Jerry (Leonora) Julian of Pahoa and Vincent (Rosalyn) Julian of Maui; brothers in-law, Mauro Julian and Marcos Julian of Pahoa; sisters in-law, Florentina Vicente of Philippines, Placida Felipe of Oahu and Veronica Pagala of Keaau; seven grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; three cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Robert J. Marcos Jr., 58, of Hilo and Waimea, died Feb. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a truck driver in Texas. Private services held. Survived by daughters, Shannon (Steven) Hisetake of California, Andrea (Jose) Ramos and Cassie Gale, both of Texas; son, Justin Roy of Texas; mother, Naomi K. Lacerdo Alcosiba of Hilo; brother, Tony Alcosiba of Oahu; sisters, Gale K. (James) Camacho Sr. of Keaau and Alissa L. (Keith) Kashiwada of Oahu; sister in-law, Donna Alcosiba of Hilo; caregiver, Judy Ebanez of Hilo; six grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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