Obituaries for December 14
Lorraine Begas, 88, of Kamuela died Dec. 11. Born in Ahualoa, she attended the Annunciation Church in Waimea. Memorial service 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Waimea Annunciation Church; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by son Timothy (Maureen) Begas of Ookala; daughters, Delma (William) Case of Kamuela, Valerie Begas of Lihue, Kauai, and Tammy Begas of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; sisters Delores Amaral of California; Nancy Baptiste of Honokaa; and five grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Lowell Mason Cunningham, 65, of Ocean View died Dec. 6 at the Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Pahala, he was a brick mason, a U.S. Army veteran and a bronze star recipient. Friends may call at noon on Monday at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, Kailua-Kona, for inurnment. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii. Survived by brother, Lloyd (Diana) Cunningham of Springfield, Mo.; sisters, Juliet Alika of Kona, Lorna (Luigi) Delbarba of Tucson, Ariz., and Beverly (Robert) Evans of Seattle, Wash.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jennifer Ululani Enos, 65, of Captain Cook died Dec. 6 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a housewife and bartendress at the former Kona Lagoon Hotel. Friends may call 5 p.m. at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church Hall; memorial service at 6:30 p.m.. Casual attire. Survived by husband, William Jack Pruitt of Captain Cook; son, Jason (Minerva) Enos of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Mervyn (Norma) Ahtou and Adrian Ahtou, both of Waipahu, Oahu, Thomas (Viola) Ahtou of Honolulu, Wilfred (Dorothy) Ahtou of Capt. Cook, Samson (Jeanie) Ahtou and Jesse (Paulette) Enos, Jr., both of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Bennett (Beverly) Enos of Newark, Calif., Norman Enos of Honaunau, Alexander (Sandra) Enos of Captain Cook; two grandchildren; an aunt, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Marcus John Aickin, 38, of Ocean View died Dec. 5 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in New Zealand, he was a self-employed general contractor. Friends may call 10 a.m. Saturday at Salvation Army Kona, 75-223 Kalani St., for visitation and celebration of life. Survived by wife, Marigold “Goldie” Aickin of Ocean View; parents, Peter (Margaret) Aickin of Kailua-Kona; brother, Shayle (Haunani) Aickin of Ocean View; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Joseph Walsh Hanley Sr., 78, of Hilo died Dec. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in El Paso, Texas, he was a founder and chairman emeritus of Orchid Isle Auto Center and Inter Pacific Motors, Inc., president of Big Island Car Wash, Inc.-Ziebart and Inter Pacific Advertising, and former president of Mid Pac Auto Center on the island of Kauai, benefactor of the Roman Catholic Church of the Marshall Islands and member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou, past director of the National Automobile Dealers Association, past president and director of the Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association, national director emeritus of the Navy League of the United States, member of the Civilian Advisory Group United States Army, founding member and director emeritus of the Battleship Missouri Memorial, co-founder of the Sunao Wada Foundation, past president of the Rotary Club of Hilo and Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, member of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and founder of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, Rose of Tralee Chapter. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou; eulogy at 10:45 a.m.; memorial Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Cut flowers or lei only. No koden. Survived by daughter, Mary (Doug) Espejo of Hilo; sons, Joseph Walsh (Diana) Hanley Jr. and Robert (Kathleen Katt) Hanley of Hilo, James (Anita Tatum) Hanley of Kailua-Kona, Jonathan (Kerri) Hanley of Falls Church, Va.; sister, Mary Virginia Gray of Hilo; hanai son, Alamo Momotaro of Majuro, Marshall Islands; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Eugene Wilson Hewitt, 94, Kailua-Kona, died Nov. 24 at home. Born in Odon, Ind., he was a retired electrician for the federal government and a U.S. Navy veteran. No services. Survived by son, William (Karen) Hewitt of Peyton, Colo.; daughter, Karen (Michael) Thornton of Kailua-Kona; brother, Roy Hewitt of Oklahoma; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Richard Ichiro Nakamura, 91, of Hilo died Dec. 2 at the Pohai Malama Hospice Facility. Born in Hilo, he was employed in the automotive sales business, member of the Church of the Holy Cross, Waiakea Pirates Athletic Club and the Hawaii AJA Memorial Baseball League. Private services. No flowers; no koden. Survived by sons, Greg (Jo-Lyn) Nakamura of Hilo, Russ (Charlene) Nakamura of Honolulu; sisters, Sadako (Shigeo) Toyama of Hilo, Itsue Yamasaki of Hilo, Alice Char of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Sumie Nakamura of Hilo; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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