Obituaries for February 24
Elaine Marie Ahu, 74, of Hilo died Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a janitor at Waiakea High School. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service and celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sister, Carol Luciano of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Leonetta Moniz of Hilo and Lorraine Pestano of Pahala; brother in-law, Robert Ahu of Hilo; one granddaughter and one grandson; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rhonda Lynn Alohalani Ahu, 45, of Hilo died Feb. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and caregiver. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service and celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughter, Taiana Ahu of Hilo; son, Tyler Matsumoto of Hilo; brother, Jonathan (Sue) Young of Arkansas; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Anastacio “Arthur” Bibilone, 94, of Hilo died Feb. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Cebu, Philippines, he was an automotive parts clerk for Parts Center of Hawaii and was member of Wanderers Golf Club. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by wife, Trinidad Bibilone of Hilo; sons, Calvin (Elizabeth) Bibilone of Texas and Clark (Geri) Bibilone of Hilo; daughters, Veronica Bibilone and Pamela Bibilone of Hilo; stepdaughters, Roxanne (Roger) Onuma of Honolulu and Roberta Ruggieri of San Diego; brothers, Pablo (Lauriana) Bibilone of Mt. View and Richard (Flora) Bibilone of Honolulu; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
John Julius Ferreira Jr., 73, of Naalehu, formerly of Honolulu, died Feb. 9 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Honolulu, hed was a retired heavy equipment operator and member of the ILWU Operating Engineers, Local 3. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Roberta Ferreira of Naalehu; daughters, Kelly Anne (Gregory) Anderson of Waikoloa, Darnelle (Ray Costa) Ferreira and Lianne (Thomas) Aukai of Honolulu, Richelle (Brian) Paiva of Honokaa; sister, Esther Vierra of Waimanalo, Oahu; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Annie A. Leorna, 83, of Hilo died Jan. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ho‘opuloa, South Kona, she was a retired hotel worker. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by companion, James Kuluwaimaka of Hilo; daughter, Debra Silva of Hilo; sons, John (Charlotte) Aiona of Waianae, Oahu, Leonard Aiona of Aiea, Oahu, Sebastian (Susan) Leorna of Camino Island, Wash., David (June) Leorna and Alan Leorna of Kailua-Kona, Alvin (Kristen) Leorna of Standwood, Wash., Perry (Lisa) Leorna of Riverside, Calif., Mark (Gretchen) Leorna and Troy (Chanelle) Leorna of Seattle, Paul (Erin) Leorna of Spanaway, Wash., 28 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hatsue Tao, 89, of Hilo died Feb. 12 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Kapoho, she was a homemaker. Services held. Survived by son, Calvin Tao of Hilo; brother, Shigeo (Grace) Tomosada of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Michiko Tomosada of Hilo, Yoshie Tomosada of Hilo and Jean Tomosada of Honolulu; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Theresa Doris Pacheco is survived by, among others, mother-in-law Dolores “Dolly” Pacheco of Hilo. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 7 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. That information was omitted in an obituary published Friday.
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