Obituaries for April 16
Kaulanakealiiokekuahiwi “Kealii” Matthew Ah Sing, 42, of Kihei, Maui, died March 21 at home. Born in Hilo, he was an employee with Malafu Security, an automobile mechanic and painter, and was a member of Koa Puna Motorcycle Club and The Gym Maui in Kihei. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church in Hilo; Luncheon to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Kyson Ah Sing Ibanez of Maui; daughters, Daysha Ah Sing Lee and Daynette Lee, both of Hilo; sister, Serena (Jeffrey) Silva of Keaau; brothers, Merahi Martinez Matthews of Las Vegas, Nev., and Delance Ah Sing of Hilo; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary and Nakamura Mortuary, Maui.
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 at 5 p.m. 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 8:30 a.m.; eulogy at 9:15 a.m.; Mass at 10 a.m. Survived by wife, Lucille “Judy” Hill of Hilo; son, William Salvador Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters, Tamra (Wallace) Kahapea of Hilo, and Dr. Scarlet Aviles of Honolulu; brother, Clem Bento of Hilo; sisters, Celestine Barnes, Patricia Rice and Verna Mae Chartrand, all of Hilo; brother-in-law, Al Pacheco of Waikoloa; sister-in-law, Luann Pacheco of Waikoloa; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
Masako T. Hirae, 92, of Honolulu and formerly of Pahala, died Thursday, March 21, at the Convalescent Center in Honolulu. Burial service Friday at 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by daughter, Evelyn Iha of Honolulu; sons, Howard (Pauline) Hirae of Hilo, and Clement (Arlene) Hirae of Walpole, Mass.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Haruo “Harry” Iwashita, 88, of Hilo died in Hilo on Saturday, April 6. Born in Hilo, he was a retired social worker with the Hawaii State Department of Health. He was also a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. Private services held. No flowers. Survived by daughter, Noreen Aki (Russell) Ogawa of Oahu; sisters, Haruko Akiyama of Keaau, and Amy (George) Kamiyama of Calif.; brothers, Henry (Anne) Iwashita of Oahu and Frank (Mitsuko) Iwashita of California; sister-in-law, Sue Iwashita of Hilo; granddaughter, Kara Lynne Ogawa; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Frank Shigeru Kamimura, 83, of Hilo died Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a professional chef. Private services held. Survived by spouse, Tokuko Kamimura of Hilo; daughter, Lynn (Ray) Yoshida of Torrance, Calif.; sister, Leiko Strilcic of Hilo; brother, Ken Kamimura of Oahu; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Shayne Yoshi Kalani Kobayashi, 38, of Pahoa died Saturday, Jan. 19, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a member of the Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Friends may call at the Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday; Visitation from 7-9:30 a.m.; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by parents, Russell Kobayashi and Kathleen Carvalho Kobayashi of Keaau; daughters, Jasmine Burcena, Ashley Burcena, Karley Burcena and Tiare Kobayashi of Pahoa; son, Shayne Kobayashi Jr. of Pahoa; sisters, Kandylynn Kobayashi and Krystal Kobayashi of Keaau; grandparents, Leilani Kobayashi of Pahoa and Ronald and Annie Tai-See of Keaau; companion, Barbie-Jo Rapoza of Pahoa; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Violet “Waiko” Sabina Lopez, 83, of Hilo died April 8 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Olaa, she was the head hostess at the Coconut Palace at the Coco Palms Kauai and member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Private services to be held. Online condolences at www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, Vincent (Brenda Michelle) Del Rosario of Kula, Maui, Michael Del Rosario of Honolulu, and John (Wilma) Bumanglag of Puhi, Kauai; daughters, Marie (Cedric) Bisano of Colton, Calif., and Wilma Lee Cadavona of Sun Valley, Idaho; brother, Alfred (Gloria) Lopez of Lanai; sister, Alice (James) Martin of Hilo; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Denise Marcia Suttles, 53, of Hilo died at her home on April 9. Born in Hilo, she was a licensed practical nurse in the OB/GYN Unit at Hilo Medical Center. Friends may call 8-10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo; Mass at 10 a.m. Urn burial to take place 1 p.m. Thursday at Homelani Memorial Park (Section 7). Casual attire. Survived by father, Jimmy Lee Suttles of North Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, James Suttles of Glendale, Calif., Michael Suttles of Australia; sister, Linda (Alton) Sakuma of Hilo; one niece, one nephew, numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Manuel C. “Gabby” Villanueva, 88, of Hilo died Monday, March 25, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines; he was a retired crane operator for the former Puna Sugar Company. He was a member of the Lehua Seniors, Hilo Seniors Mixed Handicap and Club 50 bowling leagues. He also was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Friends may call Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; Visitation from 5-9 p.m.; Wake service at 7 p.m. Friends may call Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo; Visitation from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; Mass at noon. Casual attire; flowers welcome; Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section). Survived by wife, Antonia “Toni” Villanueva of Hilo; daughters, Vil Pedro-Vesperas (Pablo) Vesperas of Hilo and Audrey (Ronald Jr.) Bento of Keaau; sons, Nolan (Cora Marlyn) Villanueva of Waikoloa and Ryan (Lorna) Pedro-Villanueva of Hilo; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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