James “Jimmy” Bell, 61, of Waimea died Dec. 29. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he was graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a commercial fishing vessel captain, a mechanical engineer for TRW in Redondo Beach, Calif., PICHTR in Honolulu, Institute for Astronomy at UH-Manoa and Keck Telescopes in Waimea and was a volunteer for PATH and North Hawaii Hospice. Private service was held. Memorial donations in his name may be made to PATH or North Hawaii Hospice. Survived by wife, Celeste Bell; sons, Richard Bell, both of Waimea, Jeffrey (Marion) Bell of Olathe, Kan., and Alexander Bell of Santa Barbara, Calif.; sister, Lydia (Sebastian) Bell of Cape Cod, Mass. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii
Benjamin “Uncle Benny” Cariaga Sr., 88, of Waimea died Jan. 10 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Niulii, North Kohala, he was a retired agronomist for Parker Ranch, a trombone player in the West Hawaii County Band, and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea 1st Ward. Visitation from 8-10:45 a.m. on Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waimea; Funeral service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Ben (Heidie) Cariaga Jr. of Kona, Nathan (Jane) Cariaga of Keaau and Clinton (Denaise) Cariaga of Waimea; daughters, Kim (Nathan Nobriga) Cariaga of Waikoloa and Michelle (Doyle) Domingo of Waimea; brothers, Mariano (Ethel) Carriaga Sr. and John (Pat) Macayan, both of Hilo; sister, Rosita Padilla of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Annie Ladd and Benita Ninio, both of Waimea, and Beatrice Macayan of Hilo; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Eduardo Estabillo Feliciano, 72, of Holualoa died Jan. 10. Born in the Philippines, he was a farmer and member of St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church. Visitation at 5 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church in Holualoa; Mass at 6 p.m. Survived by wife, Cornelia Feliciano of Holualoa; sons Alan (Lourdes) Feliciano of Holualoa and Isaganie (Estrella) Feliciano of the Philippines; and seven grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Hannah Martinette Fergerstrom, 27, of Kailua Kona died Jan. 15 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a surfer, waitress, medical assistant and member of Living Stones Church. A celebration of life will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at Living Stones Church on Alii Drive. Service at 5 p.m. Survived by parents, Barbara and Jim Penn of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Lenny Fergerstrom of Las Vegas and Jesse Fergerstrom of Kalaheo, Kauai; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii
Thomas Kawaihau Kelekolio, 78, Honaunau died Jan. 6 at home. Born in Honaunau, he was a fisherman, coffee farmer, a retired heavy equipment operator for the State Highway Division and J.M. Tanaka and was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 3, St. Benedict’s Catholic Church and a Korean War veteran. Friends may call at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church Hall for a wake service. Friends may also call Saturday, Jan. 26, at the church for an 8 a.m. viewing; Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in the church’s cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Fay Kelekolio of Honaunau; son, Kahekili Kelekolio of Honaunau; daughters, Juliana Kelekolio of Ocean View, Angel (Arnie) Jacobsen-Kelekolio of Cannon Beach, Ore., and Jackie Au of Ocean View; brother, Gabriel Kelekolio of Molokai; sister, Virginia Hoomana of Honolulu; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.