Betty Shizue Abe, 75, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 14 at her residence. Born in Paauhau, Honokaa, she was a sales clerk at the former Liberty House and Macy’s stores. She was known for her beautiful orchids that she raised and sold at the KTA Keauhou Store. She was a member of Kailua-Shita Kumiai and Daifukuji Soto Mission. Private services held. Survived by sons, Nathan (Michele) Abe of Kailua-Kona, Michael (Kathleen) Abe of Kailua-Kona, David (Tomomi) Abe of Nagoya, Japan; companion, Clifford Tanoue of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Herbert Hirayama of Honokaa, Clayton (Sherilyn) Hirayama of California; sisters, Kay Nishimura of California, Alma (Daniel) Fujikawa of Pearl City, Oahu, Sharon (Robert) Costa of Honolulu; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Nancy Barawis David, 76, of Hookena died Feb. 4 at her daughter’s residence in Waimanalo. Born in South Kona, she was a baker for ABC Bakery in Waipahu and a retired custodian at Waipahu High School. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Keei Ward. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Keei Ward in Honaunau. Friends may also call at 8 a.m. Feb. 16 at the church for a 10 a.m. funeral service with burial to follow at the Saints Family Cemetery in Keei.Casual attire, flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Russel David Sr. of Hookena; sons, Russel (Maile) David II of Hookena, Freeman David of Honolulu; daughters, Sheila David of Waimanalo, Shirley (Robert) Abad of Hookena; brothers, Pedro (Jaime) Barawis of Captain Cook, Ronald Barawis of Holualoa; sisters, Julia Bailado of Honaunau, Linda (Ray) Molina of Pahoa, Matty Alcoran of Holualoa, Blossom Barawis of Kailua-Kona; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Haroldine “Haro” Leona Kaheiki Ventura, 59, of Hilo died Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and a member of the Soka Gakkai International-USA-Hilo. Pot luck and celebration of life to be held on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Four Miles Beach Park in Hilo at noon. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Lauren Kahumoku of Hilo; son, Anthony Ventura Jr. of Hilo; daughter, Kiki L.L. (John Lopez) Ventura of Hilo; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers, Francis (Tillie) Kaheiki of Lakewood, Wash., George (Kathleen) Kaheiki of Hilo and Steven Kaheiki of Hayward, Calif.; sisters, Barbara (Ira) Kekaualua, Bernadette Roberts and Jeri Spencer of Hilo, Rose (Gilbert) Chu of Hayward, Calif., and Gina (Charles) Mahoe of Fort Drum, N.Y.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jeffery “Oly…eee” Alan Weber, 59, of Ookala died at the Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu on Sunday, Jan. 27. Born in Hilo, he was a retired landscaper and a former commercial fisherman. He was also a member of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo and represented BASIC IMAGE PAKALOVE. Friends may call at the Dodo Mortuary chapel on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 9-11 a.m., where a Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, April Cabote Weber of Ookala; sons, Brandon Keopele Hilton Weber of Hilo, Rory Pakaalana Weber of Hilo, and William Raymond Akila Weber of Ookala; daughter, Saisyn Leolani (Aleka Rincon, Sr.) Weber of Hilo; twin daughters, Aleysha Ku’unani Weber and Raegan Naomi Weber of Ookala; brothers, Ron S. (Ellenmerle) Weber of Hilo, and Dan L. (Joni Pua) Weber of Hilo; sisters, Bobbie (Paul) Peahu of Arizona, Susan (Jon) Williams of Virginia, Elisa Dannals of Honolulu, and Susie Weber of Hilo; five grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.