Obituaries for January 6
Joe Tokio Asai, 92, of Kapaau died Jan. 3 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Hawi, he was retired from Kohala Sugar Co. and Kohala Nursery, was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, Hawaii Army National Guard retiree and member of Kohala Jodo Mission, Kohala Senior Citizen Club and American Legion Kohala Post No. 4. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Friday at Kohala Jodo Mission in Kapaau. Memorial service at 3 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Earl Asai and Alvin (Ruth) Asai of Honolulu; daughter, Jocelyn (Marvin) Tengan of Kahului, Maui; brother, Scott (Nobu) Asai of Kohala; sisters, Fumiko Matsumoto and Shizue (Charles) Tatsuta of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Nancy Asai of Kohala, Michiko Asai of Hilo, Carol Suzuki and Doris Ebata of Honolulu, Fusae Suwa of Kurtistown; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Betty) Ebata of Paauilo; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Julia Kealoha Cabral, 83, of Pepeekeo died Jan. 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kona, she was a homemaker. Visitation 9–10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Blanche (Patrick) Pestana of Honolulu, Susan (Donald) Kendrick of Illinois, Tammy (Kaulahea) Silva of Hilo and Diana Andreas of Pepeekeo; sons, Charles (Sharon) Cabral, Clarence (Winifred) Cabral and Melvin (Millie) Cabral of Hilo; brothers, Edwin (Becka) Pauole of Kona and David Pauole of Keaau; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Darlene S. Iokepa, 69, of Honolulu died Dec. 23 in Maryland. Born in Hilo, she owned Tri-Comm Hawaii and was a member of the Republican Women’s League. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Urn burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, section K. Survived by sons, Albert Iokepa, Jr. of Honolulu, Donald (Lynn) Iokepa and Robert (Jadelin) Iokepa of Hilo; daughters, Karen (Maverick) Rodrigues of Keaau and Lee Anne (James) Manley of Waldorf, Md.; sisters, Donna (Bill) Smith of Texas, Dianne (Moke) Keale of Kauai and Dolly (Bill) Cole of Virginia; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Benny Agcaoili Maltezo, 54, of Keaau died Dec. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Lubnac, Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a nursery worker for Floral Resources and member of Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo, ILWU Local No. 142 and Vintarinians of Hawaii. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, ilima section. Casual attire. Survived by, wife, Marybel Maltezo of Keaau; sons, Earl Maltezo of Hilo and Derick Maltezo of Keaau; brothers, Bonifacio Maltezo Jr. of Philippines and Elisio (Elsie) Maltezo of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters, Larida Gamiao of Pepeekeo and Esther (John) Vidad of Porterville, Calif.; sister-in-law, Miyang Maltezo of North Carolina; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Shawn Gordon Seawater, 35, of Keaau died Jan. 2 in Marysville, Calif. Born in California, he was a chef and painter. Private celebration of life on Saturday. Call Zac for details. Koden (monetary donations) to Barbara Villanueva, c/o Lisa Akana, HC2 Box 5665, Keaau, HI 96749. Survived by mother, Barbara Villanueva of Marysville, Calif.; father, Daniel Seawater of Philippines; sister, Jessica Seawater of Roseville, Calif.; brothers, Justin Seawater of Marysville, Calif., Matthew Kea of Mountain View and Max Aoki of Juneau, Alaska.
Miriam “Lina” Pelina Hulama Sordillia, 77, of Hilo died Dec. 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kona, she was retired from Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, worked for the former Hukilau Hotel and was a Salvation Army member. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 9 a.m. Noon burial at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, John (Joyce) Nalimu and Lambert Nalimu of Hilo; daughters, Sherry (Steve) Bass of California, Nadine (Joe) Taylor, Eunice Bagorio and Lorna (Rodney Ofisa) Sordillia of Hilo; Nadiline (Steve) Frendo of Kona, Laura (Reggie Tankson) Sordillia of Illinois; hanai daughter, Mary Delos Santos of Honolulu; hanai son, Alex (Debbie) Candelario of Wisconsin; daughter-in-law, Wendy Nalimu of Hilo; son-in-law, Roy Bagorio of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Annie Hulama and Eunice Hulama of Hilo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jennie Sheu Jun Wung, 80, of Hilo died Dec. 28 at Pohai Malama Hospice in Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she was former director of nursing and acting administrator at Hilo Hospital and former administrator of the Kona Community Hospital and a member of United Community Church in Hilo and Chinese Civic Association. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial service 1:15 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park in Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by son, Weslie Wung of Hilo; daughters, Aileen (Tom) Yeh and Gail Wung of Hilo; sister, Beverly Dodo of Hilo; five grandchildren; aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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