Obituaries for Aug. 8
Lanny Arruda Jr., 53, of Kalaoa died July 10 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a truck driver for Costco Wholesale and member of Ekalesia Protestant Church and “Juz Us” Motorcycle Club. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Leleiwi Beach Park in Hilo. Casual attire; no flowers. Another celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Wawaloli Beach Park (OTEC) in Kona. Casual/beach attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome. Condolences to P.O. Box 223, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, Kaya Keanaaina-Arruda of Kalaoa; sons, Cody (Pomai) Kalima-Arruda of Puna, David Arruda of California and Kamakani Arruda of Kalaoa; hanai son, Loren (Jodie) Freitas Jr. of Kailua-Kona; hanai daughters, Pualani Keanaaina of Las Vegas and Iwalani-Marie Keanaaina of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Kingsley Aweau Sr. of Maui, Larry Aweau Jr. of Hilo and Herman Aweau; sisters, Liena (George) Kaaweamahi and Blossom (Joseph) Berry of Massachusetts; a grandson, four hanai grandchildren, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Pamela Lee Langer Fay, 62, of Keaau died Aug. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Minneapolis. For celebration of life information, call Gloria Elder at 541-951-1059. Online condolences at www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sister, Gloria (Jim) Elder of Ashland, Ore.; brother, Charles Langer of Grand Forks, N.D.; two grandchildren.Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Andrea “Shelley” Guio, 61, of Waikoloa died Aug. 3 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Modesto, Calif., she was a retired speech therapist and member of Waikoloa Coffee Group and California Retired Teachers Association. Services private. Survived by husband, Jack Guio of Waikoloa; brother, Craig (Sheila) Grossman; sister, Wendy (Tom) Higuchi; hanai daughter, Lisa Haskins; hanai son, Bryan Higuchi, all of California; numerous hanai sisters and brothers. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Clinton Kalani Haina Sr., 70, of Ocean View died July 28 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a retired field superintendent for Mac Nut Farms of Hawaii, and also worked for Wolf John Irrigation, Greenwell Ranch, Kona Property Management, the state Forestry Divison, and was a National Guard veteran. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Ocean View Community Center on Leilani Circle. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Sally Haina of Ocean View; sons, Clinton (Gina) Haina Jr., of Pepeekeo and Clayton (Kristyn) Haina Sr., of Ocean View; daughters, Theresa (Jeff) Haalilio Sr. and Elisalyn (Kuwaika) Carvalho Jr. of Ocean View of Ocean View, Leeann (Eric) Sesson of Milolii and Tiare (Guy) Mamac Sr., of Honaunau; half-brother, Billy Choy Hee of Laupahoehoe; 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Herbert Pualiialoha Ishibashi Sr., 81, of Hilo died Aug. 5 at home. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired electrical contractor and past owner of Aloha State Electric, past president of Hilo Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division Korean War veteran. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Mona Ishibashi of Hilo; sons, Pua (Gloria) Ishibashi Jr. and Skylane (Tina) Ishibashi of Hilo; daughters, Roxie Tubbs and Star (Kimo) Alameda of Hilo; brother, Vida (Anita) Ishibashi of Oahu; sister, Lorraine Ishibashi of California; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Philip Onga, 90, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Hilo, died July 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Mountain View, he was a retired assistant industrial relations director for the former Puna Sugar Co., former chairman of county police and liquor commissions, former president and instructor for local American Red Cross, former Prpsident of Big Island Filipino Council, retired realtor associate and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services held. Survived by daughter, Rosanne Phyllis (Roger) Hayakawa of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Josephine Ah You of Ewa Beach, Oahu, and Elizabeth Abing of Honolulu; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jerry R.D. Ramos, 60, of Honolulu, formerly of Pahala, died Aug. 19, 2011. Born in Hilo, he was a former maintenance worker for Hawaiian Waikiki Beach Hotel, Wailana and Sears and an avid fisherman. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 622 N. Judd St.in Honolulu. Casual attire. Hilo graveside services at a later date. Survived by wife, Moana; daughter, Kimberly (Fernan) Caspillo: brothers, Eusebio “Sonny” (Georgette) Ramos Jr. and Arnold (Dale) Ramos; sisters; Norma (Leo) Lagadon and Nancy (Stanley) Okinishi, two grandsons; nieces and nephews.
Benjamin “Uncle Ben” Torres, 76, of Mountain View died Aug. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired a mason for E.E. Black Construction on Oahu. Private services. Survived by his wife, Rosemarie Torres of Mountain View; son, David (Beatrice) Torres of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Bernadette (Thomas) Salas of Hilo and Gertrude Dorr Malupo of Washington; stepsons, Harold Joseph (Michelle) Germano Jr. of Kailua-Kona, Olival J. (Vicky) Germano, Tom G. (Dawn) Germano and Anthony (Janice) Maldonado of Hilo; sisters, Mabel Garcia, Bella Flores, Josephine (Howard) Nash, Barbara Jackson and Betty Lou Torres of Hilo; 27 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Visitation for Aiko Watanabe will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Kona Hongwanji Hall in Kealakekua. Service at 11:30 a.m. The date was omitted in an obituary published Saturday.
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