Obituaries for April 14
Jacqueline “Jackie” Shizuno Alba, 68, of Hilo died March 23 at St. Francis Hospice facility in Honolulu. Born in Pahala, she was formerly employed as a teller at Bank of Hawaii (Waiakea Branch), City Bank, and as a clerk at Arakaki Physical Therapy in Hilo. Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Albert G. Alba Jr. of Hilo; son, Kiley (Elizabeth Gamiao) Alba of Hilo; daughter, Colleen (Russell) Alba-Kuwahara of Hilo; sisters, Betty Torigoe of Honolulu and Miyako Mukai of Wisconsin; father-in-law, Albert G. Alba Sr. of Hilo; brother-in-law, Ronald (Karen) Alba of Kaneohe, Oahu; sister-in-law, Lillian Aratani of Pahala; three grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alejandrina “Andrea” P. Abarcar, 87, of Paauhau died April 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Haina, she was a retired waitress for the Mauna Kea Westin, a teacher’s aide for Honokaa Elementary School, and was a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa, the Honokaa Saranay Club, the ILWU Pensioners’ Club, the Seniors Nutrition Center, Honokaa Salvation Army and Home League and volunteer at Hale Ho’ola Hamakua Long Term Care Facility. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Rosary at 6 p.m. with a wake service to follow. Friends may call again from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church; Mass at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Hall; with a burial to follow at the Mauna Kea Memorial Park in Papaikou at 1:30 p.m. Formal attire (Sunday’s Best); no flowers. Survived by daughters, Patricia (Rickie) Reynolds of San Diego, Calif., and Victoria (Rico Rapoza) Teves of Paauhau; son, Peter (Carole) Abarcar of Waikoloa; brothers, Alfred (Yuki) Panela of Honolulu and William (Carmen) Valera of Paauilo; sister, Beatrice (George) Cabral of Ookala; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Douglas “DJ” Joseph Arruda, Jr., 42, of Keaau died April 2 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a custom bike builder and a mechanic/welder and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; Wake Service at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue from 8-9:30 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass at 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by companion, Meagan Masaoka of Hilo; son, Douglas Joseph Arruda III of Keaau; daughters, Mallory (Kalvin Gushiken) Waugh-Arruda of Oklahoma, Daezon Arruda and D’yante Arruda, both of Keaau; parents, Douglas Sr. and Annette Arruda of Keaau; grandfather, Raymond F. Estrella Sr. of Hilo; brother, Tyson Arruda of Keaau; sister, Roxanne (Delbert) Snedeker of Nanawale; godparents, Joseph Ragocos of Hilo and Phyllis (Ed) Kansana of Hilo; stepson, Austin Masaoka of Hilo; stepdaughter, Bryanne Sagon of Hilo; one nephew; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Joseph Ku‘ualoha Borges, 94, of Hilo died March 29 at a private care home in Hilo. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired maintenance supervisor at the Hilo International Airport, salesman for the former Hilo Iron Works, former bishop, branch president and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward and Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ponahawai Chapel; funeral service at 10. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Ann (Phil) Paulino of Kailua-Kona and Jody H. Borges of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Piilani Borges of Hilo; sister, Momi Bell of Hilo; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alexander H. Hill Jr., 72, of Waimea died March 27 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was an electrical maintenance foreman for Liberty House. Visitation Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel at 1330 Maunakea St. in Honolulu, followed by 6 p.m. service. Aloha attire; no flowers. Services to be held in Hilo on April 25 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Visitation at 8 a.m.; eulogy at 9:15 a.m.; Mass at 10 a.m. Online condolences at www.BorthwickOahu.com. Survived by wife, Lucille “Judy” Hill; son, William Salvador Jr.; daughter, Tamra Kahapea (Dr. Scarlet) Aviles; brother, Clem Bento; sisters, Celestine Barnes, Patricia Rice and Verna Mae Chartrand; Brother-in-law, Al Pacheco; Sister-in-law, Luann Pacheco; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
Harriet “Momi” Kaleimomi Ibanez, 86, of Hilo died March 31 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a papaya packer for the former Del Monte Papaya and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. on Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; Prayer Service at 10 a.m.; burial to follow at 12 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by, sons, Frank (Eileen) Ogawa, Dennis (Lori) Ibanez Sr. and Kimo (Korrie) Ibanez Sr., all of Hilo; daughter, Rowena (Ed) Payne Noriega of California; stepson, Bradford (Betty) Ibanez of Honolulu; stepdaughter, Theresa (Kenneth) Funakoshi of California; brother, Larry (Beverly) Mehau of Waimea; sisters, Maile Ogawa of Honolulu and Beverly Kamohai of Hilo; 21 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Shelby-Lynn Kuuipo Leinalei Lokelani Perreira, 21, of Hilo died March 30 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Friends may call from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at the Hilo Church of God. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by mother, Colleen Perreira of Hilo; father, Benjamin Cortez of Mountain View; stepfather, Joshua Santos of Hilo; sons, Shelton Perreira and Shayden Perreira, both of Hilo; sister, Shaylese Perreira of Hilo; brothers, Michael Thompson III, William Thompson, Shaun Thompson, and Jay-Shaun Perreira, all of Hilo; grandfather, Ronald Perreira of Kona; grandmother, Deanna Navor of Las Vegas; grandparents, Janito and Sandra Santos of Mountain View; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Randie Lee “Rambo” Kuuipo Pung, 48, of Kamuela died on April 8 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a security supervisor for HSS Security at Kona Community Hospital, former owner of Something’s Cooking in Paradise, former chef at Hilton Waikoloa Village and member of Koa Puna Motorcycle Club. Visitation will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel.Celebration of life at 4:30 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by parents, Albert and Eloise Pung of Hilo; brother, Crist (Odetta) Pung of Hilo; a niece and nephew, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; companion, Lucy Clark of Kamuela. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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