Ronnie Manuel Almada, 65, of Kalapana Sea View Estates died Saturday, Aug. 11. Born in Mississippi. Private services to be held. Survived by son, Joshua (Sarah) Broberg of Keaau; granddaughter; brother, Bud (Colleen Mandala) Almada of Opihikao; sisters, Donna (Cary) Carrillo of Mill Valley, Calif., and Saralyn Almada of Mill Valley, Calif.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
James Richard Mason, 59, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 18 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Great Lakes, Ill., he was a self employed property manager, a former member of the Kai O Pua Canoe Club and an avid surfer. Private services to be held. Survived by mother, Janice Bovard of Holualoa; father, James (Gloria) Clendenon of Florida; sister, Sherri Wood-Ferren of Keauhou; two half-sisters and a half-brother; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ruby Pua Keana‘aina McDonald, 70, of Kohanaiki died Aug. 5. Born in Kailua-Kona, she worked for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs as a Cultural and Community Outreach Specialist, was a long-time member of the Kona Hawaiian Civic Club and sat on the Board of Advisory at Pohakuloa. Celebration of life from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept 1 at the Keauhou Beach Resort. Survived by sons, Darrell “Bull” McDonald Jr., and Sterry “Dula” (Rochelle) McDonald, both of Kohanaiki; daughters, Timi McDonald of Kohanaiki, Jaelyn Kaleilani McDonald of Puna, Darah Alana (Russell) Acantilado of Honokaa; brothers, William (Hazel) Keana‘aina of Maynardville, Tenn.; Stacey (Ann) Keana‘aina of Germany; Marcel (Deborah) Keana‘aina of Captain Cook; sisters, Pearl (Firpo) Debina, and Jewel (Ron) Carvalho, both of Kailua-Kona; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Rebecca Lupo Uu, 64, of Waikane, Oahu, died Aug. 20. Born on Oahu. Inurnment to be held at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery on Friday, Aug. 31, at noon. Survived by spouse, Miguel Uu Jr; son, Miguel (Celeste) Uu III of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Rachael (Ashford) Alices of Kailua-Kona; Ruth (Brandon) Nakasone of Kealakekua; Lucinda Hoe of San Diego, Calif.; brothers, Herbert (Julia) Hoe of Molokai, Calvin (Charlene) Hoe of Waiahole; sisters, Harriet Kaawa of Hakipuu; Susan (Steven) Lau of Kahaluu; and grandchildren, Brandi, Briana, Kawai, Jacob, Nainoa, and Michael Roy. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Judith Ann Gilbert’s obituary in the Thursday edition excluded some information. Among her survivors are brother, Maurice E. “Butch” (Dorcas) Downing IV of Virginia; and sister, Christine (Vicki) Downing of Missouri.