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Obituaries for January 20

Louise Gomes Day, 100, of Hilo died Dec. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired kitchen worker for the former Hilo Hospital. Services held. Survived by daughters, Doreen Mae Carter of California, Rose Marie (Charles) Rose of Honolulu and Mona Lisa Tallett of Hilo; son, James Milton (Nyla) Day Jr. of Hilo; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Regina P. Gedeon, 96, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 10 at home. Born in Chicago, she was a homemaker and member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Private services. Survived by daughters, Kathleen (Anthony Ambut) Gedeon and Colleen (Dan Whilp) Gedeon of Kailua-Kona. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Coling “Reuben” Jacob Mandaquit, 76, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 7 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kahaluu, he worked for numerous hotels and stores in many capacities and was a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard. Visitation and funeral service 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Solid Rock Ministries, 75-5660 Kopiko St. in Kailua-Kona. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Annie Mandaquit of Kailua-Kona; son, Coling (Sandy Tomaselli) Mandaquit Jr., of Las Vegas; daughters, Ruby Ann (Frank) Souza and Corina (Hiram Alapai) Mandaquit of Kalaoa; brothers, Arthur (Cheryl) Mandaquit, Genaro (Judy) Quison and Clyde (Linda) Mandaquit of Kailua-Kona, Kamuela (Bambi) Wong, James Wong and Jimmy (Susan You) Wong of Oahu, Bernard (Frances) Vasquez and Marcelo (Ann) Mandaquit of Hilo, Thomas (Mattie) Baldovino of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Robert Baladonado of Deland, Fla., Donicio (Conchita) Quison of Kohala, Anthony (Mona) Florendo of Waianae, Oahu; sisters, Edna Keliikuli of Oahu, Winifred Arnold of Garden Grove, Calif., Shirley (Robert) Schmitz of San Francisco, Margie Strong and Ethel Coleman of Maui, Clairmont (Kenneth) Keliiaa of Seattle, Sylvia Cariaga of Kapolei, Oahu, and Phyllis (Louis) Malasig of Kohala; sister-in-law, Rosie Vasquez of Wahiawa, Oahu; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Moises Ponce, 84, of Pahala, died Jan. 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired truck driver for Ka‘u Agribusiness and member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pahala and ILWU Senior Club. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pahala. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahala Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Ramona Ponce of Pahala; sons, Moses (Melodie) Ponce of Louisiana, Jonathan (Angela) Ponce and Alan Ponce of Hilo, Calvin Glen (Sharon) Ponce and Antoni Ponce of Pahala; daughter, Sarah Oblero of Kona; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Charles L. “Kale Loke” Rose Jr., 78, of Honolulu died Jan. 15 at The Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Big Island police captain and federal investigator and member of numerous Hawaiian Civic clubs, Hawaii Canoe Racing Association and Hawaii Maoli. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 3 p.m. Email condolences to Aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Rose Marie Rose of Honolulu; son, Kawika C. (Nikki) Rose of Hilo; daughter, Crystal K. (Rick) Rose-Towill of Honolulu; brother, Thomas Rose of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Doreen Carter of California and Mona Tallett of Hilo; brother-in-law, James (Nyla) Day Jr. of Hilo; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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