Obituaries for Feb. 25
Dorothy Agan, 82, of Hilo died Feb. 22 at her home. Born in Hilo, she was retired from Life Care Center of Hilo, a part-time tutor for DOE Hi'ilani Center, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kawailani Kumiai and RSVP volunteer. Friends may call from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo; Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Lloyd Agan of Hilo; daughters, Cynthia (David) Reis of Pahoa, Yvonne Ferreira of Hilo, Corliss (Roy) Yamada of Kihei, Maui; brother, Ricarte (Frances) Naiga of Pahoa; brothers-in-law, Cris (Carrie) Edulan of California, Vicente Pacyao of Honokaa; sisters-in-law, Emily Agan of Keaau, Rose Edulan of Hilo, Virginia Yagong of Honokaa; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kenneth "Ken" James Alberts, 75, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 19 at his residence. Born in Remer, Minn., he was a retired carpet layer. No services planned. Survived by wife, Ruby Alberts of Kailua-Kona; sons, Bert Alberts of Grand Canyon, Ariz., Kenneth (Lynn) Alberts of Junction City, Ore., Leif Alberts, and Derek Alberts, both of Vancouver, Wash.; brothers, Philip (Florence) Alberts of Mountain Ranch, Calif., Douglas (Iris) Alberts of Pasadena, Md., Dennis (Patricia) Alberts of Grants Pass, Ore.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Evelyn "Evey" Carol Garcia, 67, of Leilani Estates died Feb. 15 at her residence. Born in Broken Bow, Neb., she was an employee of the former Kalapana Store and Drive Inn. No services. Survived by spouse, Darnell Garcia of Leilani Estates.
John Clifford Gouveia Sr., 65, of Pahoa died Feb. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was retired from Oahu Transit Services (OTS) maintenance department. Friends may call from 4:30-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Patricia R. Gouveia of Pahoa; daughter, Cathy (Woody Paekukui) Gouveia of Honolulu; sons, John C. Gouveia Jr., and Alec Gouveia, both of Pahoa; father, Anthony Gouveia of Kalihi; sister, Charlotte (Uoka) Momosea of Honolulu; three granddaughters and two grandsons. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Takashi "Kandi" Kashimoto, 92, of Hilo died Feb. 21 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kukuihaele, he was a retired journeyman carpenter and member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Kyodan & Hoyukai. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin; Memorial service at 11. Casual attire. No flowers or koden. Survived by wife, Yukie Kashimoto of Hilo; sons, Ronald (Carol) Kashimoto of Honolulu, Clayton Kashimoto of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughter, Aileen (Albert) Honda of Hilo; brother, Robert (Janis) Kashimoto of Sedona, Ariz.; sisters, Chitsuko (Robert) Asuka of Hilo, Yaeko (Ralph) Honma of Honolulu; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dana Mae Leoneza, 36, of Honalo died Feb. 12 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was a food waitress at the Fish Hopper Restaurant, Outback Steakhouse, and Outrigger Keauhou Beach Hotel. Friends may call at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Homes' Kaniohale Association Community Center at 74-5100 Halo Lono St. in Kailua-Kona for a celebration of life. Casual attire; No flowers. Survived by father of her children, Duane (Charli) Cunningham of Kailua-Kona; sons, Tyger Cunningham and Colby Cunningham of Kailua-Kona; father, Roy Leoneza of Hawaii; mother, Lorraine Araujo of Kurtistown; hanai father, Earl Araujo of Kurtistown; and brother, Roy Leoneza Jr. of Kurtistown. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Semisi N. Lopeti, 36, of Hilo died Feb. 22, 2011, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Tonga, he worked as self-employed mason. Wake service is scheduled at the Church of Tonga - Orchidland, on Friday; Visitation at 6 p.m.; Service at 7 p.m. Funeral service on Saturday, March 3, at 9 a.m., with burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by wife, Talamasina Lopeti of Hilo; parents, Paula and Malia Lopeti of Hilo; grandmother, Mele Lopeti of Hilo; sons, Paula Lopeti of Hilo, Sonatane Lopeti of Hilo; daughter, Ana Marie Lopeti of Hilo; sister, Ane (Keni) Holani of Hilo; aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.
Julia "Julie" Adviento Siobal, 70, of Pahoa died Feb. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Waimanalo, she was retired from Hawaiian Telephone Company, a member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Red Hat Society, Alu Like in Pahoa, and Alumni of Maryknoll School. Friends may call from 8-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Mass at 10 a.m.; cremation to follow. Additional services March 24 at St. George Catholic Church in Waimanalo. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Joseph Siobal Sr. of Pahoa; son, Joseph (Paula) Siobal Jr. of Waimanalo; daughter, Jerijean (David) Hoffeld of Hilo; brother, Tony (Rowena) Adviento of Hilo; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Becky Kalani Takeya, 69, of Hilo died at Hilo Medical Center on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Born in Opihikao, she was a retired groundskeeper with the County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation and previously a warehouse worker with the former Ookala Sugar Co. She was also a member of the Opihikao Congregational Church and the ILWU Retirees Club. Friends may call at the Dodo Mortuary chapel on Tuesday from 3-5 p.m., with 5 p.m. memorial service. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Allan Takeya of Hilo; sons, Ricky (Cindy) Takeya of Las Vegas, Nev., and Kyle (Paula Palma) Takeya of Hilo; daughters, Jade (Neal) Miyazaki of Kapolei, Oahu, and Jodie (Jody Whitney) Takeya of Hilo; brothers, Robert (June) Makuakane of Seattle, Wash., and Donald (Violet) Poepoe of Makawao, Maui; hanai parents, Michael and Dottie Kyser of Puna; hanai son, Alwin (Sunshine) Ma'e of Utah; hanai daughter, Yuko Suzuki of Hilo; hanai sister, Nene Kaleo of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Yukio Takeya of Hilo, Toshio (Gladys) Takeya of Paauilo, Teru Takeya of San Francisco, Calif., Tom (Sandra) Takeya of Hilo, Herbert (Janet) Takeya of Kalaheo, Kauai, Kenneth (Judy) Takeya of Honolulu, and Alfred Gima of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Violet Makuakane of Hilo, Felicia Hanohano of Pahoa, Gale Takeya of Hilo, and Myrtle (Arnold) Hara of Hilo; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and hanai children. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.