Obituaries for July 18
Frieda P. Lafer, 96, of Kapaau died July 9 at her residence. Born in Toledo, Ohio, was a homemaker. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Keokeo Beach Park in North Kohala. Survived by son, Stephen (Ana Douglass) Lafer; daughters, Wendy Lafer and Marla (Peter Krottje) Lafer, both of Kapaau. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Robert E. Barry, 85, of Ocean View died Monday. Born in Bellingham, Wash., he was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran, an aerospace engineer, sailor, author, leader of the Ocean View Neighborhood Watch for 15 years and president of Ocean View Ranchos Road Maintenance for 10 years. No flowers. Donations can be made to Hospice of Kona. Prive services planned. Survived by wife, Patti Barry of Ocean View; sons, Jeff Barry of Santa Barbara, Calif., Ron Barry of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Bill Joyce of Ocean View; daughters, Pamela Johnson of Kirkland, Wash., Margaret Barry of Chico, Calif., Tandi Kowalski of Honolulu and Nicole Wagstaff-Gasmen of Kihei; brother, Donald Barry of Redding, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two nieces and nephews. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Mary Mitsue Nakashima, 82, of Hilo died June 28 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kurtistown, she retired as a homemaker. Memorial services Saturday, Aug. 3, at New Hope Hilo. Visitation at 10 a.m. Service at 11 a.m. Survived by sons, Mark Nakashima of California and Aaron (Darlene) Nakashima of Honolulu; daughter, Mari Kotake of Hilo; brother, Dan Hata of Kurtistown; sisters, Alice (Phillip) Spencer of Honolulu and Seiko Grote of Kona; sister-in-law, Fukuyo Hata of Hilo; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Marsha Marie Leopoldino, 47, of Hilo died July 11 at her home. Born in Hilo, she worked for Atebara’s and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo; memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by mother, Rose Marie Leopoldino of Hilo; father, Wayne Leopoldino of Hilo; sisters, Debbie (Lawrence Sr.) Carter and Marchell Renee Leopoldino, both of Hilo; half-brother, Harlan Leopoldino of Hilo; half-sisters, Cheryl (Kim) Hoshino, Lynette Gonsalves and Roxie Leopoldino, all of Hilo; grandmother, Margaret De Silva Sampaia Branco of Hilo; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Andrea Marie Rollman, 65, of Waikoloa died Sunday. Born in Nanticoke, Pa., she was a teacher for 30 years in New Jersey and at Kealakehe Elementary School for four years. She was a captain in Civil Air Patrol’s Kona Composite Squadron, a member of the Waikoloa CERT team, and the New Jersey Education Association. Public service at noon Aug. 17 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Donations can be made to Kona Composite Squadron – Cadet Programs, P.O. Box 2427, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by spouse, Paul W. Rollman Jr. of Waikoloa; son, Paul (Erin) W. Rollman III; brother, Francis (Megan) Marchlinski of Bala Cynwyd, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Richard Wayne Swangel Sr., 66, of Ocean View died July 6. Born in Montezuma, Iowa, he was a carpenter. Memorial potluck from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Kahuku Park in Ocean View. Survived by sons, Dale Swangel of Phelan, Calif.; Richard (Kari) Swangel, Jr. of Kealakekua; daughters, Dawn Swangel of Fayetteville, Ark., Dianna (Mike) Love of Quail Valley, Calif., and Donna Billaber of Santa Clarita, Calif.; father, Donald (Carole) Swangel of Riverside, Calif.; mother, Ruth Kelly of Beaumont, Calif.; sister, Marcia Derrick of Beaumont, Calif.; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Rosalind Leialoha Mei Sui Lan Palakiko, 54, of Kailua-Kona died June 17 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Nanakuli, Oahu, she was an overnight stocker at Walmart. Known as “Coach Tubs” and “Aunty Mama,” she was also a campus security officer and volleyball coach at Nanakuli Intermediate and High Schools. Celebration of life from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Otec Beach in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, Clayton Palakiko of Nanakuli, Oahu, and Fenton (Terena) Palakiko of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Elizabeth (Samuel) Kalama of Nanakuli, Oahu, April (Richard) Julius of Kailua-Kona, Sybil (Jeffrey) Kanae, and Georgian Palakiko of Nanakuli, Oahu, Chanel Palakiko and Dee Palakiko of Kailua-Kona, Debra Palakiko of Kapolei, Oahu, and Mavis Palakiko of Pearl City, Oahu; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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