Edward Joseph Bento Jr., 72, of Mission Viejo, Calif., died Jan. 25 at home. Born in Hilo, was an independent claims adjuster who graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1958 and attended Loyola Marymount University on a basketball scholarship. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Survived by wife, Pamela K. Bento; sons, Edward J. (Therese) Bento III and Patrick J. (Karen) Bento; daughters, Pauline K. (Will) Bento and Anne M. Bento; brother, Arlen W. (Marvel) Bento Sr.; sisters, Gayle Bento and Karen Andrade; eight grandchildren; aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Barron Frederick Berning, 69, of Kailua-Kona, died Feb. 12 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., he was owner and operator of Builder’s Exchange Hawaii, member of the Kona Rotary Club and a Navy veteran. Services held. Survived by wife, Ellen Berning of Kailua-Kona; sons, Matthew (Julie Lusk) Berning of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Nicholas (Kathryn Morrison) Berning of Bellingham, Wash.; daughter, Anne Berning of Santa Monica, Calif.; brother, Robert (Thuy Vo) Berning of San Jose, Calif.; sister, Linda Engle of York, Pa.; one granddaughter. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Douglas Bohol Sr., 62, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Hilo, died Dec. 6 in Alaska. Born in Hilo, he worked for Providence Medical Center in Alaska and previously worked for Otani Construction, Fair Construction Co. and Homelani Memorial Park. Celebration of life noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Wailoa State Park large pavilion. Casual attire; lei welcome. Survived by wife, Christine Bohol of Alaska; daughters, Darisa Ann (Tyson Kahakai) Bohol and Desirae Bohol of Alaska; sons, Douglas (Rhona Serion) Bohol Jr. of Kona, Desmond “Bully” (Victoria Calizo-Lovell) Bohol and David (Crystal Lucas) Bohol of Hilo, Dennis (Trishamae Calizo-Lovell) Bohol of Alaska; brother, Engracio (Mary) Bohol Jr. of York, Pa.; sisters, Lillian Chuk and Serefina Jones of Montana; brothers-in-law, Alfred (Bernell) Isabel and David (Joyce Midel) Isabel of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Lei (Alfred) Perreira of Puna, Delpine (Wayne Naha-Kamelamela) Isabel of Alaska, Lorraine Phillips, Debra Bohol Kuamoo, Dee Dee Wana and Bobbie Bohol of Hilo; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hyang Dae Kim, 75, of Waimea, died Feb. 10 at home. Born in Yesan, South Korea, she was the former owner of Yong’s Kalbi and a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 44-2662A Kalopa Rd., Honokaa. Service at 3 p.m. No flowers. Survived by husband, Yong Jae Kim of Waimea; daughter, Suk Yeong Kim of Los Angeles; sons, Hyeon Su Kim of Korea, Hyun Cheol Kim and Hyeon Young Kim of Honolulu; brothers, Robert Cho of Los Angeles and Ho Jin Cho of Korea; sisters, Hyang Ki Cho and Hyang Ran Cho of Los Angeles; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Donald Keli‘i Nathaniel, 78, of Hilo died Feb. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired harvester and pruner for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co., member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Big Island National Guard Retirees Association. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 11 a.m.. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Donna (Dan) Okinaka of Hilo; sons, Mike Nathaniel, Jay (Jessilen Kaleohano) Nathaniel and Greg Nathaniel of Hilo; godson, Kalani Gushiken of Hilo; sisters, CJ (Kenneth) Kodani of Mountain View, Lillian Kailipaka and Grace Rapoza of Hilo; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.