Obituaries for July 16
Douglas “Doug” Stephen Strom, 71, of Captain Cook died June 9 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Chicago, he was a tropical fruit farmer, a land developer and a member of Rissho Kosei Kai Church. No services. Survived by companion, Jo Ann Hiroshige of Captain Cook; hanai sons, Kenji Nulman of Albany, N.Y., and Lonnie Nulman of Albany, Ore.; hanai daughter, Sharon Akamu of Discovery Harbor; brother, Greg Strom of Florida; sister, Donnie Blackburn of Florida; 3 hanai grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alice Kapahu, 89, of Hilo died July 4 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Paauilo, she was retired as a floral packer for Island Tropical. Private services held. Survived by son, Joseph (Wanda) Kapahu of Hilo; brother-in-law, Carroll (Cindy) Kapahu of Honolulu; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Gavino Perez Raniada, 97, of Hilo died June 18 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he retired from the former Puna Sugar Company as a crane operator and worked at the Hilo International Airport as a custodian. He also was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park (Lehua Section). Survived by daughter, Lottie (Pete) Haspe of Hilo; son, Perfecto “Ping” Raniada of Hilo; daughter in-law, Sharon Lee Raniada of Hilo; sisters, Maria Raniada Catriz and Susana “Saning” Payuyo of Philippines; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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