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Obituaries for February 23

Jose “Joe” Pereira Amaral, 90, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 11 at Kona Community Hospital. Bornin Viseu, Portugal, he was a retired service manager and plumber. Service information to be announced at a later date. Survived by sons, Albert (Kaulu) Amaral of Kailua-Kona, Alipio Amaral of Bakersfield, Calif., and Anthony Amaral of Oakland, Calif.; daughters, Bina Amaral of St. Louis, Miss., and Carmen Amaral of Kailua-Kona; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Daniel Seong Chang, 92, Kapaau, died Feb. 11 at his daughter’s residence. Born in Kohala, he was a retired welder for the Kohala Sugar Company and member of the Senior Citizens Club of Kohala and the Kohala Gateball Club. Friends may call at 10 a.m. March 2 at Kalahikiola Congregational Church in Kapaau for an 11 a.m. funeral service; burial will follow at the Waianaia Cemetery in Halaula. Aloha attire. Survived by wife, Elizabeth Chang of Kapaau; daughters, Nalani (Keith) Fujimoto of Waipahu, and Bette Sue (Joseph) Cazimero Jr., of Laie; brothers, Benjamin Chang of California and Joseph (Betty) Chang of Kohala; sisters, Violet Kaiawe of Kohala, Florence Brown of Honolulu, Betty Trawick and Leina (Ernest) Begley, both of North Dakota; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Steven Kennison, 64, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 12 at his residence. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired security guard. Private services held. Survived by numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Estefania Lagua, 71, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 23 in Honolulu. Born in the Philippines, she was a Catholic and worked at Walmart. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Saturday for an 11 a.m. mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holualoa. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.Survived by son, Reynaldo (Tara Michelle) Lagua of New Zealand; daughters, Aileen (Jowell) Cruz of Kailua-Kona, and Marilou (Carlos) Villosa of Kailua-Kona; brother, Maximo Pascua of the Philippines; sister, Ruperta Rasalan of the Philippines; five grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Michael Dwayne Martin, 61, of Kailua-Kona, died Nov. 18 at Hospice’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Detroit, he was a carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran. No services. He has no known survivors. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mildred Misako Nakagawa, 88, of Hilo died Feb. 4 in Honolulu. Born in Amauulu Camp No. 1, Hilo, she was retired from the former Sheraton Waiakea Village, had worked at Naniloa Hotel, and was a member of Taishoji Soto Mission. Private services held. Survived by son, Kenneth (Carolyn) Nakagawa of Honolulu; granddaughter, Renee Nakagawa of Los Angeles; several nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michael Patrick “Obie” O’Brien, 68, formerly of Hilo, died Nov. 28 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. Born in Hanover, Mich., he was previously an independent contractor with the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, served in the Peace Corp, was a member of New Hope Christian Fellowship and later, Hilo Missionary Church, former president of the Gideon’s International and founder of Conquerors with Christ. A private family service will be held at a future date. Survived by daughters, Dawn N. O’Brien of Honolulu, Christina M. (Edward) Olive of Hilo, Michelle S. (Kelly) Choate of Franklin, Tenn., and Darlene K. O’Brien of Kaneohe; father, Kenneth A. O’Brien of Gig Harbor, Wash.; sisters, Judy (Gary) Faunce of Grand Junction, Colo, Kittie Kennedy of Hilo, and Kimberly C. (Tim) Gartland of Gig Harbor, Wash.; brothers, Timothy L. O’Brien and Kevin S. O’Brien, both of Medford, Ore.; eight grandchildren.

Nga Angie Prieto, 67, of Kailua-Kona died Wednesday. Born in Vietnam, she worked at the Bank of America. Visitation at 1 p.m. Monday with servivce to follow at 1:45 p.m. at the Chapel at Palm Terrace, 74-5615 Luhia St., Kailua-Kona. Survived by husband, Chris Prieto of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Charles (Lien) Dzuong of San Jose, Calif., and Quan Duong of Houston; sisters Ngan Duong of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Ngoc Duong of San Jose, Calif. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Walden, 77, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Yakima, Wash. Born in Rockland, Maine, she was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous with 25 years sober. Memorial service at 2 p.m. March 2 at Franklin Hill Foursquare Church in Yakima, Wash. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to for Alzheimer’s research. Online tributes can be made at Survived by sons, John Walden and James Walden; sisters, Rita Desjardins and Sandra Jenness; and two grandchildren.

John Hugh Wilkie, 69, of Kailua-Kona, died Feb. 5 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia, he was president of MacFarms Hawaii. No services will be held in Hawaii. Survived by wife, Ann Wilkie of Kailua-Kona; son, John (Lauren) Wilkie of Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia; daughters, Joann Wilkie of Canberra, Australia, and Kirstin (Christopher) Pepper of Sydney, Australia; brother, Daniel (Janelle) Wilkie of Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia; sisters, Phyllis (Neville) Ommensen and Noreen (John) Snowdon, both of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and Katherine (Graeme) Kineston of Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ellen Lei Roy’s celebration of life will be held at noon March 10 at the Queen Liliuokalani Subdivision, 74-5145 Hokuli‘i Place, Kailua-Kona, Family and fiends may call Lori at 808-990-2734. An obit published Monday omitted this information.


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