Obituaries for April 24
Dante Peter Gilman, 44, of Kurtistown, died in December 2012. Born in California, he was a passionate surfer. Private memorial service April 27. Survived by a sister in California and extended family. For more information and RSVP, email DPGMemorial@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Honoli’i Paka at Pakalove.org.
Hannah Roselani “Mawai” Polido, 82, of Pahala died March 25 in Pahala. Born in Waipio Valley, she had retired from Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company of Pahala and was also a volunteer at Ka’u Hospital. Friends may call Friday, April 26 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel for visitation from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; service at 7 p.m. Friends may call Saturday, April 27 at the family residence in Pahala for a service from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Friends may call again on Sunday, April 28 at family’s residence for a service from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at 11:30 a.m. at the Naalehu Community Cemetery. Survived by sons, Solomon “Sala” Polido of Hilo, Edward “Kalapo” (Sandra) Polido of Pahala, Rick (Erika Koi) Polido of Pahala and Ken (Jo Ann) Polido of Kurtistown; daughters, Madelina “Maggie” (Edward “Sonny”) Martinez, Elizabeth “Choqqie” Polido, Gay (Frank Venneri) and Lorna Kay (Raymond “Bull”) Polido-Kalili, III, each of Pahala, Susan (Antonio “Jr.” Louis) Lebehn of Kona, Ruth (William “Bill”) Kahele of Hilo, Belinda “Yabu” Polido of Hilo, Marilyn (Martin “Marty” Atwood) Polido of Hawaiian Ocean View Estate and Rachel (Dorson “Buddy” Behrendt) Kaholoa’a of Hawaiian Ocean View Estate; brothers, Solomon “Mona” (Bobbie) Kahola’a of Hilo, William “Yama” (Caroline) Kahola’a of Molokai, Jeremiah (Raina) Kaholoa’a of Maui, Freddie (Charlye) Kaholoa’a of Kurtistown and Derwin (Geri) Kaholoa’a of Honokaa; sisters, Mary (Harry) Cabrera of Kohala, Enuice Thompson of Alabama and Rachel “Nina” Kaholoa’a of Hilo; 37 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Peter Pepee Payomo, 70, of Hilo died April 8 at Wahiawa General Hospital. Born on Oahu, he worked at Hilo/Mauna Kea Sugar Plantation and Spencer Health Fitness. Services at 10 a.m. May 4 at Zion’s House of Praise Holiness Church on Makaala Street. Aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Conrad (Susan) Payomo; daughters, Jaynine Payomo and Tisa (Corey) Payomo-Murphy; sisters, Lucille Pepee Akui, Rosalina Monreal and Juaning Mendoza; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Contact Tisa Payomo-Murhpy for more information at 808-339-2976.
The family of Anthony Paro requests that flowers be omitted from service. An obit published in Tuesday’s edition erroneously said flowers are welcome.
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