William “Bud” Sherwood Loeffler Jr., 82, of Hilo died Aug. 14 at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired police officer and former liquor inspector for the County of Hawaii and a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, earning the Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, UN Service Medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation. Celebration of his life to take place at a later date. Survived by sons, William “Buddy” (Carolyn) Loeffler of Hilo, Lee (Shirley) Loeffler of Hilo, Daniel (Jennifer) Loeffler of Hilo; daughter, Kathi (John) Turner of Maple Valley, Washington; daughter-in-law, Debbie Loeffler of Hilo; sisters, Leatrice Mahuna of South Point, Edna Mendonca of Kohala; brother, Kenneth Loeffler of Hilo; numerous grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Zackery “Zack” Thomas Keoke McGuire, 23, of Wailuku, died Sunday, Aug. 11, on Maui. Born in Hilo, he was a driver for Maui Disposal and a pyrotechnician for Hawaii Explosives and Pyrotechnics. He was also a member of Hawaii Fitness System. Visitation from 3-4 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; Funeral Service at 4 p.m.; Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire. Survived by life partner, Brittney Akahi-Kahahane of Maui; daughter, Kawailehua Akahi-McGuire of Maui; mother, Brashalle Figueroa Cahill of Papaikou; father, Erik James Cahill of Oregon; brothers, Bryce McGuire of Maui and Joshua (Michelle) Figueroa of Hilo; sisters, Jessica (Gary) Muragin of Hilo, Ijeva (Angel) Martinez of Mountain View and Tammie Evangelista McGuire of Maui; grandmother, Carol Lee-Anguay of Papaikou; uncle, Robert Lee III of Keaau; eight nieces; three nephews; numerous cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo Branch.
Mauricia Saria Niverba, 88, of Keaau died Aug. 10 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Cavite, Imus, Philippines, she was a retired factory worker at Tropical Hawaiian Products and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa; prayer service at 7 p.m. A graveside service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Mamerto Niverba of the Philippines, Eduardo (Consuelo) Niverba of the Philippines, Honorio (Ningning) Niverba of the Philippines, Amado (Jocelyn) Niverba, Jr. of the Philippines, Danilo (Adelaida) Niverba of Guam, Gerardo (Almi) Niverba of Keaau; daughters, Maria (Ding) Corazon Cruz of the Philippines, Elena Cafirma of California, Maria (Roberto) Ranan of Keaau, Teresita Niverba of the Philippines; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Arrangements of Dodo Mortuary.