Obituaries for February 7
Barbara Jean (Ramos) Respicio, 69, of Mililani died Jan. 19. Born in Honolulu and raised in Pauka‘a, she was a retired registered nurse. She also worked for School Health Services, Waimano Home, Leahi and Hilo Hospital, and Lam Clinic. Visitation at 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary’s Mauka Chapel in Honolulu. Service over ashes at 11 a.m. No flowers. Survived by husband, Benjamin Respicio; son, Randall Respicio; daughter, Sheri Man; hanai son, Harold Ferwerda; grandchildren, Shelby Man and Brennen Man; and brother, Andres “Nato” Agan, Jr.
John Anthony “Tony” Walls, 61, of Hilo died Jan. 31 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Alaska, he was a retired floral designer for Barb’s Florist. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday at United Community Church. Celebration of life to follow from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Coconut Willy’s and Baker Tom’s located at Uncle Billy’s Hotel, 87 Banyan Drive. Survived by parents, John W. Walls and Barbara Jean Rand Walls of Hilo; son, John Kyle Walls of Alaska; daughter Megan Lee Walls of Hilo; brothers, George (Jenna) Walls of Hakalau and Rand T. Walls of Hilo; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Shigeno Oda, 93, of Hilo died Jan. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Paukaa, she was a retired elementary school teacher. Private services held. No flowers. No koden. Survived by sister, Harue Nakahara of Hilo; numerous nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ryan David Whisler, 40, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 29 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, he was disabled. Memorial services held in Centralia, Wash. Survived by father, David (Elaine) Whisler of Clearwater, Fla.; mother, Diane Whisler of Centralia, Wash.; sister, Dawn Whisler of Clearwater, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Whisler of Centralia, Wash.; maternal grandmother, Rosalie Graef of Seattle; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Leslie “Les” C. Lund, 67, of Kailua-Kona died Tuesday. Born in Belleville, Ill., he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, was a member of the Moose and Eagles clubs, retired from the Ohio American Water Company in 2002, worked as personal aid to special needs adults and was a coach, mentor and unified partner for Special Olympics West Hawaii. Survived by wife, Kay; son, Kenneth Lund of Sugarland, Texas; daughters Jennifer (Todd) Watson of Ashland, Ohio; Lesley (Christos) Angelopoulos of San Diego, California; and six grandchildren: Jacob, Chad, Nathan, Lucas, Fiona, and Christos Jr.. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Mozelle Bacon Goosby, 97, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 23 at the Regency at Hualalai. Born in Rogers, Texas, she was a retired mail sorter and a member of the Second Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Funeral services will be held at Inglewood Park Cemetery Mortuary in Inglewood, Calif. Survived by sons, Weymon Goosby Jr., of Long Beach, Calif., and Stanley Goosby of Paia, Maui; three grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Trinidad, “Trini,” “Dai-o,” Myra Lei Ballesteros, 56, Na’alehu, died Jan. 23 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pahala, she was a housewife. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Assembly of God Church in Naalehu for a 10 a.m. memorial service. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by her husband, Harry Ballesteros of Naalehu; sons, Harry D. (Cheri Ann) Ballesteros of Bellevue, Wash., and Leroy Ballesteros of Federal Way, Wash.; daughters, Rae Lynn (Shonn) Ballesteros-Takiue of Holualoa and Jennifer Ballesteros of Naalehu; mother, Mary Ku‘ulei Evangelista of Pahala; brothers, Roderick (Marsha) Evangelista of Hilo, Vernon (Maelyne) Evangelista of Waimea, Harry Evangelista of Pahala and John (Samuelyn) Evangelista of Hilo; sister, Georgette (Sonny) Ramos of Naalehu; brother-in-law, Patrick Ballesteros of South Point; sister-in-law, Linda Briethaupt of South Point; nine grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and hanai relatives. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Florence “Flossie” Jane Dias, 69, of Paauilo died Jan. 31 at her home. Born in Haina, she worked at Don’s Chinese Kitchen, Kamuela Deli, and CC Jon’s, and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Friends may call from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa; memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Kalopa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Raydyn (Junior) Ines of Waimea; brothers, Johnny Gomes of Oahu, Willy Gomes of Kona, Herbert (Judy) Gomes of Maui, Clarence (Sharon) Gomes of Maui and George Gomes of Hilo; sisters, Evelyn Costa of Hilo, Louise (Merle) Coon of Vancouver, Wash., Alice Hollenbeck of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Frances Wong of North Carolina; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dennis Brian Huber, 45, of Captain Cook died Jan. 28 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he was an electrical contractor and a member of the Honaunau Headhunters Motorcycle Club. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Honaunau boat ramp church lot for a 10 a.m. memorial service; motorcycle run followed by pot luck luncheon and scattering of ashes. Casual attire; loose flowers are welcome. Survived by daughter, Sara Marie Pfalzer-Huber of Captain Cook; mother, Mary Huber of Bangor, Pa.; brother, Jeffrey Huber of Denville, N.J.; sister, Robyn Huber of Bangor, Pa.; paternal grandmother, Marie Huber of Altoona, Pa.; companion, Tonya Pfalzer of Pahoehoe; one niece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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