Burton Egon Bach, 89, of Kailua-Kona died May 24. Born in Germany, he was formerly a member of the Elks in California, and owned and operated a bowling and trophy shop. Survived by wife, Barbara. Private services to be held. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
George William Baker, 96, of Waikoloa, died May 25 at his residence. Born in Lincoln, Ne., he was a retired teacher and counselor for School District 7 in Grants Pass, Ore., a member of Imiola Congregational Church in Waimea and a World War II Army veteran. Private services to be held. Survived by daughters, Elaine (Larry) Taylor of Anchorage, Alaska, Sharon (Jim) Skibby of Kailua-Kona; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Benjamin “Benny” Joseph Botelho, 84, of Halaula died May 17 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Kohala, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army in the Korean War with the final rank of sergeant first class; a heavy equipment mechanic for the Kohala Sugar Company, and self employed; and a member of the Kohala Senior Citizens Club. Survived by son, Haven Botelho of Halaula; sister, Sharon Botelho of Halaula; sisters-in-law, Sandra Botelho, Bonnie Botelho of Halaula; brother-in-law, Bob Morikawa of Honolulu; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends may call at the Kohala Seventh Day Adventist Church in Hawi on Sunday, June 9 from 8-10 a.m., followed by service and burial with full military honors at the church’s cemetery. Casual attire, flowers welcome. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home and Dodo Mortuary.
Felix Emon Canonigo, 86, of Kailua-Kona died May 14 at his residence. Born in Papaikou, he was a retired taxi owner of C&C Taxi Company. He was an artist and a ballroom owner, dancer and past president of the Kona Visayan Club. Friends may call at 10:30 a.m. June 8 at Kona Life Church at 75-5669 Alii Dr. above Scandinavian Shave Ice in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Richard Canonigo of San Francisco, Calif., Patrick (Roxanne) Canonigo of Honolulu, James (Stephanie) Ige of Honolulu; daughters, Terry Herbert of Kailua-Kona, Liza (Joe) Wright of Texas, Terri Anne Canonigo of Kailua-Kona; brother, Joseph (Jean) Quiyote of Kailua-Kona; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Betty Louise Davidson, 72, of Kailua-Kona died May 21 at her residence. Born in Tupelo, Okla., she was a homemaker. Private services held. Survived by husband, Lowell “Dave” Davidson of Kailua-Kona; son, Glenn (Geri Ann) Davidson of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Jodi (Harold) Minamishin of Mililani; sisters, Lajuana (Jim) Cross of California, Joann Benefield of Nevada; four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Junior Mitsumori Ordonio, 65, of Ocean View died April 30 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kobe, Japan, he was a purchasing manager for Kona Village Resort, a heavy equipment operator and an Army veteran. Private services held. Memorial donations may be made to any Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Survived by companion, Willette Smith of Ocean View, sisters, Mary (Preston) Branum of Lake Charles, La., Mary (Rodel) Antolin; brothers, John Ordonio, Peter Ordonio, and Placido Ordonio; step-mother, Concepcion Ordonio, all of Honolulu; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Robert R. Perreira, 90, of Honokaa died Wednesday, May 22. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired plantation worker. Funeral services to be held at Our Lady of Lourdes church on June 8. Visitation at 8 a.m.; Service at 10 a.m.; Lunch at 11 a.m.; Burial at Homelani Cemetery in Hilo at 1:30 p.m. Survived by son, Robert L. Perreira of Las Vegas; brother, Richard R. Perreira of Ahualoa; sister, Miriam Reyes of Kohala; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.
Teruto “Terry” Tsubota, 90, of Okinawa died May 22 at Garden Isle Health Care hospice facility. Born in Pahoa, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Okinawa Campaign. He retired from the U.S. Department of Defense in Okinawa after 46 years of government service. Memorial services to be held Thursday, June 6, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo at 10 a.m. Inurnment to be held at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 at noon. Donations may be made to Kauai Hospice. Survived by wife, Kiyoko Tsubota of Okinawa; daughter, Renee (Wil) Horie of Kaneohe; sons, Guy (Diane) Tsubota of Kilauea, Sid Tsubota of California; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sister, Tatsuko Hayashikawa of Pahoa; and brother, Katsushi (Haruko) Tsubota of Okinawa. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home and Dodo Mortuary.