Obituaries for July 29
Martin Angot, 71, of Paauilo died Friday, July 12, in Honokaa. Born in Hakalau, he was a heavy equipment operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Company, a former steward for the Hilton Waikoloa Village and a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He was also a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa and the Paauilo Senior Club. Visitation from 8:30-10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa; Funeral Mass at 10 a.m.; Burial to follow at Kukaiau County Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sister-in-law, Irene Angot of Paauilo; two hanai grandnephews; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Doris Michiko En Oi Guerrero, 83, of Hilo died Monday, July 15, at Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Hilo, she was a retired licensed practical nurse for the former Hilo Hospital and a member of the United Community Church. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; Funeral Service at 10 a.m.; Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. Casual attire. Survived by son, Benjamin (Karin) Guerrero Jr. of Hilo; daughters, Della (Melvin) Yamanaka of Hilo, Gwen (Benny) Akamine of Hilo and Dorothy (Neal) Sumitani of Hilo; sister, Lily Ho of Aiea, Oahu; brothers-in-law, Harold (Heather) Guerrero of Hilo and Daniel (Gloria) Seguerre Sr. of Ookala; sister-in-law, Judy Kainoa of Waimanalo, Oahu; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Margaret “Pumpkin” Hilda (Derasin) Kahawai, 51, of Naalehu died June 19 at Liliha Health Care Center on Oahu. Born in Honolulu, she was a former pantry chef at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and the former Hilo Lagoon Hotel and also a cook at the former B & E 76 in Naalehu. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; memorial service at 6 p.m. Friends may again call from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Kauahaao Congregational Church in Waiohinu; Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by parents, Bill and Ella Derasin of Naalehu; daughters, Shawnette (Joe) Esperanza of Naalehu, Chalyssa Marie Kahawai of Louisiana, Breeann Ebanez of Pahala, Cheyenne (Sean) Leffew and Brandy Ebanez, both of Mililani, Oahu; son, Almarich (Amy) Ebanez of Washington; brother, Michael (Faith) Derasin of Waimea; sisters, Elizabeth Derasin of Ocean View, Sharlene (Kalani) Decoito of Waiohinu; nine grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Artemio Nivera Naboa, 70, of Naalehu died Friday, July 5, at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Agno, Pangasinan, in the Philippines, he was a sugar cane truck driver for Ka‘u Agribusiness, a member of the Naalehu Filipino Club and Naalehu Sacred Heart Church. Friends may call on Friday at the Naalehu Sacred Heart Church, Visitation from 5-6 p.m.; Wake service at 6 p.m. Friends may call again on Saturday at the Naalehu Sacred Heart Church, Visitation from 8-10 a.m.; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; Burial at the Naalehu Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mary Naboa of Naalehu; children, Lynn (Leonard) Fuerte of Mountain View, Nelson (Belle Castillo) Naboa of San Diego, Calif., Tessie (Lincoln) Kailiawa of Pahala, Ze Naboa of Las Vegas, Nev., and Eldridge Naboa of Naalehu; brothers, Herman (Lisa) Naboa of Naalehu, Wilson (Cecilia) Naboa of Aiea, Oahu, and Leopoldo (Letecia) of the Philippines; hanai daughter, Brianne Moreno of Wahiawa, Oahu; hanai son, James “Brada” Dacalio IV of Waimanalo, Oahu; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; numerous family members and friends. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jiro Tanaka, 92, of Waimea died Sunday, June 16, in Hilo. Born in Honohina, he was a retired electrical contractor and owner of the former Tanaka Electric. He was also a member of the Waimea Hongwanji Mission and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. Private services held. Survived by sisters, Miyoko (Richard) Tanaka of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mitsue Tanaka of Honolulu; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
John Texeira, 92, of Keaau died Monday, July 22, at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Keaau, he was a retired dispensary bus operator and truck driver for the former Puna Sugar Company and a U.S. Army WWII veteran. He was also a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau. Visitation to be held from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo; Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.; Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Sharon Chong of Hilo; sons, Michael J. (Anna) Texeira of Hilo and Alan E. Texeira of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Lily Texeira of Kona; brothers-in-law, Yoshi (Haruko) Awakuni of Kauai and Howard (Grace) Awakuni of Oahu; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
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