Deirdre Moana Tavares, 60, of Hilo died Sunday at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was a member of the Ka La Hui Hawaii and the Kaiau Gardens at the Boys and Girls Club. Services to be held. Survived by daughters, Carissa (Allen) Julian, Karina Urton and Moana (Kevin) Louis, each of Kapolei, Oahu; son, Kawika Tangonan of Kapolei, Oahu; brothers, Akana Tavares and Tilton Kalani Tavares, both of Virginia; sister, Virginia (John) Karalius of Arkansas; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.
Manuel “Buddy” Martins, Jr., 90, of Pahoa died Sunday at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honomu, he was a retired foreman with the former Margolis Garment Factory and was a truck driver for the former Flintkote Co., Canec Division. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran; he served with the 4342nd Quartermaster Service Company and later with the Hawaii Army National Guard in the 230th Engineer Company of the 299th Regimental Combat Team. He was also a member of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Hilo and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pahoa Post. Friends may call from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday at the Dodo Mortuary chapel for a funeral service that begins at 7 p.m. Friends may also call at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 for graveside committal services. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Dorothy Martins of Pahoa; sons, Gerald M. (Frances) Martins, Sr. and Robert W. (Sharon) Martins, both of Keaau; sister, Mary Santos of Kapehu; sister-in-law, Marina Martins of Hilo; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dolores “Lolie” Rellis Carvalho, 92, Honaunau died April 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kukuihaele, she was a homemaker and member of St. John’s and St. Benedict’s Catholic churches, and the Puerto Rican Club of Kohala. Friends may call at 8 a.m. May 4 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Painted Church Road in Honaunau, for a 10 a.m. Mass; burial will follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Ernest Caravalho of Ocean View and Martin Carvalho of Kealakekua; daughters, Isabel (George) Gomes of Honaunau, Ruby (Melvin) Gacusana of Hilo, Jennifer (Lynn) Beaudet of Ocean View and Doris Matias of Captain Cook; sister, Rosaria Figueroa of Captain Cook; sister-in-law, Betsy Perreira of California, Louisa Santiago of Kohala, Austacia Travens of Kailua-Kona, Miriam Reyes of Kohala and Dominga Caravalho of Kahaluu Mauka; 14 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 28 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Wilfred “Slack Key Willie” Edward Pereira, 76, of Kailua-Kona died Friday at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Madras, India, he was a project chief and research chemist for the United States Geological Survey and member of Grace Community Church. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Sunday at Grace Community Church, at 74-4889 Palani Road in Kailua-Kona, for a memorial service. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Irene Pereira of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Lizabeth (Jimmy) Hurst of Oakdale, Calif., and Rosemary Pereira of Denver; sons, Richard (Lynn) Lozano of Westminster, Colo., and Phillip (Shellie) Lozano of San Jose, Calif.; sisters, Sheila Sleep of England, Marjorie Tobit of Florida, Phoebe John of Hyberbad, India, Pauline D’Souza of Chennai, India, Anne (Champ) Philips of Coonoor, India, Claire Pereira of Centennial, Colo., Christina (Errol) Bensley of Auroroa, Ontario, Canada, and Pamela (Baldwin) Bensley of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada; brother, Peter Pereira of Centennial, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; father, Cecil Bindel of Imperial Beach, Calif.; mother-in-law, Evelyn Bindel of Imperial Beach, Calif.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Guillermo “Mong” Salazar, 80, of San Diego died Feb. 6 in San Diego. Born in Honokaa, he was a U.S. Army retiree. Ashes to be scattered February 2014 in Honokaa. Survived by sons, Ronald Salazar, Stephen Salazar and Kelly Salazar; daughters, Stephanie Morris and Janice Delancey; brother, Ebencio Salazar; sisters, Sue Agor, Pacita Solomon, Chris Ganutan, Carmen Sanchez and Carol Vinulan.