Obituaries for August 26
Helen Agbisit Argel, 78, of Pepeekeo died Aug. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, she retired from Robins shoe store in Hilo and was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Pepeekeo Filipino Community Association. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Alae Cemetery, section K. Survived by daughters, Cindy Shiroma of Hilo, Laurel (Eric) Johnasen of Keaau and Brandi Argel of Pepeekeo; son, Darrell Argel of Pepeekeo; sisters, Angeline Pavao of Keaau, Margaret Amaral of Las Vegas and Lorna (Joel) Groth of California; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild; one nephew, nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Vennie “Pearl” Brodo, 73, of Hilo, died Aug. 13 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she was a pineapple trimmer for Dole Corp. and member of Glad Tidings Church in Hilo. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by sons, Dwight Richards of Hilo, Ricky (Deborah) Brodo of Mountain View, Emery Patcil of Waianae, Ike Brodo of Rockford, Ill., and Jorge T. (Chong) Brodo of Perryville, Md.; daughters, Doreen (Dereck) Nakoa of Kapolei, Oahu, Stephanie (Steve) Lamon of McHenry, Ill., and Germaine (Allison) Yano of Hilo; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Terra Lee Hayes Mahi, 56, of Keaukaha died Aug. 19 at home. Born in San Bernardino, Calif.; she was a cashier for KTA Super Stores and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1376 Kilauea Ave., Hilo. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at the same location. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by husband, Davey Mahi of Keaukaha; daughters, Aimee (Beau) Addison of Highlands, Mich., Kililani (James Kaulukukui) Mahi and Nicole (Cullen Babagay) Mahi of Hilo; son-in-law, James Channels of Hilo; sisters, Terri Alvarado of Arizona, Lisa Tondee of Stockton, Calif., and Chris Farley of Dallas, Texas; brothers, Kris Tondee of Sacramento, Calif., and Phil Tondee of Stockton, Calif.; brother-in-law, Terry Alvarado of Arizona; nine grandchildren; hanai sons, hanai daughters, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Edward Lionel Silva Sr., 87, of Hilo died Aug 16. at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired county director of personnel services and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and its parish council, Young Men’s Institute and numerous other organizations and boards. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Edward L. (Manuela) Silva Jr. and Michael H. (Delia) Silva of Hilo; daughters, Marilyn (Vernal) Veincent of Hilo and Michelle (Harding) Fragas of Keaau; sister, Joanna Silva of Hilo; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Edwin Catalo Villaruz, 58, of Keaau died Aug. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born on in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a macadamia nut farmer for Maunaloa Mac Nut Co. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by daughter, Tamar Nahaku (Kapela) Villaruz of Hilo; sons, Edwin (Julene) Villaruz Jr. and Quade Villaruz of Hilo; sisters, Teresita (William) Sagaysay of Oahu and Lorena Villaruz of Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines; brothers, Rueben Villaruz of San Francisco, Ernesto Villaruz of Oahu and Alfredo Villaruz of Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines; one grandson; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Samson “Sam” Bohol Wana, 68, of Hilo died Aug. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaii Police Department sergeant, Securitas security manager at Hilo International Airport, member of Hilo Hawaiian Men’s Golf Club, Fil-Am Golf Club, State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO), and U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 6-9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Pamela “Dee Dee” Wana of Hilo; sons, Samson (Selma) Wana, , Walter Lance (Aimee) Wana and Dana (Maile Moresh) Wana of Hilo, Devin (Lily) Wana of Kona; stepsons, Kelden Ogawa and Shane (Kim) Ogawa of Hilo, HI; daughter, Glenn-Dee (Steven Carreira) Kuwaye of Hilo; hanai sons, Walter (Nicole) Ah Mow of Kona and Aaron Arbles of Hilo; hanai daughter, Kanoe (Robert) Keanaaina of Kona; brothers, Engracio (Mary) Bohol Jr. of Pennsylvania and Douglas Bohol of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Lillian Chuk and Serefina Jones of Montana; brothers-in-law, Joseph (Leila) Victor of Hilo and Gordon (Manuela) Victor of Las Vegas; sisters-in-law, Lilinoe Wana and Deborah Kuamoo of Hilo; 19 grandchildren, one hanai granddaughter and one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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