Obituaries for April 30
Tomiko Adviento, 91, of Ninole died April 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kapehu, she was a homemaker. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Wallace Adviento and Bobby (Lizanne) Adviento of Hilo; daughters, Jane (Art) Miller of Camphill, Pa., and Betty (Jerry) Okada of Kurtistown; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Warren Joseph Ferreira, 73, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died April 6 at Hospice of Hilo Hale Pohai Malama facility. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Honolulu Police Department deputy chief and retired director of security for Outrigger Hotels and University of Hawaii at Hilo. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary in Honolulu. Memorial service at noon. Aloha attire; memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Private urn committal in Honolulu at a later date. Survived by wife, Cindy Kerrigan-Ferreira of Hilo; daughters, Wendy (Quentin) Ilac-Ferreira and Stacy (Paul) Clayton of Honolulu, Lynn “Kehau” (Harley) Ferreira-Anglin of Las Vegas; son, James Joseph Ferreira of Honolulu; stepbrothers, Billy Freitas of Carson City, Nev., Marvin Freitas of Las Vegas, Roy Freitas of Ewa Beach, Oahu, and Rocky Freitas of California; stepsisters, Paulette Vecasey of Arizona and Linda Holstein of Honolulu; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ellsworth Kekela IlI, 74, of Pepeekeo died April 9 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retiree from JC Penney, U.S. Air Force veteran, counselor and journalist for Honolulu Boy Choir and kupuna at Nanaikapono Elementary School. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Oahu services at a later date. Survived by wife, Anne Ili of Honolulu; sons, Ryan (Miki) Makua and Russell (Keala) Ili of Honolulu; daughters, Robin (Lester) Luahiwa, Ronda Makua, Lynn (Dale) Akeo and Sarah Ili of Honolulu; sisters, Mary Jane (Ronald) Makua and Mele (Melvin) Ah Ho of Oahu, Maydeen (Mitchell) Bailey of Kentucky; grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Paul Lanui Kekuewa, 77, of Waimanalo, Oahu, died Feb. 8. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired maintenance man. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes 1 p.m. Saturday at Honaunau Beach in Kona. For info, call Malissa Kekuewa at 969-9184. Survived by daughter, Leila Li‘a; sons, Kekoa Kekuewa, Kalani Kekuewa, Keola Kekuewa, Lanui Kekuewa, Lokahi Kekuewa, Ikaika Kekuewa and Kinoe Kekuewa; brothers, Philip Kekuewa and James Kekuewa; sisters, Leilani Osorio and Mildred Rabe; hanai daughters, Sara Leialoha and Pamela Kekuewa; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary, Honolulu.
Gordon J. McRae, 77, of Aiea, Oahu, died March 28 in Aiea. Born in Hilo, he was retired from Hawaiian Bitumuls, had worked for Amfac and Jorgensen Steel and was a dog obedience trainer. Visitation 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel on Oahu. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Kathlyn Soonie McRae; daughters, Tammy Kim Young and Nicole McRae-Mesch; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary, Waipahu, Oahu.
Ernest Silva, aka Ernest DeSilva, 77, of Hilo died April 26 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a groundskeeper for the former Hilo Country Club, Hawaii Army National Guard veteran and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Casual attire. Survived by half-sister, Teresa Portis of Chicago; cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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