Obituaries for March 18
Herbert Hideo Awazu, 72, of Papaaloa died March 4 at home. Born in Ookala, he was a retired chief generator operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., custodian at Laupahoehoe School and member of Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 22 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire, no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, Charles (Amy) Awazu of Los Angeles and Paul Awazu of Honolulu; sisters, Eiko Fujino of Paauilo and Mae Mayhall of Big Springs, Texas; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Carla Napua Kekuewa Freitas, 74, of Honaunau died March 3 at home. Born in Kona, she was a retired park ranger at Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, St. Benedict’s Kumiai, founder of the St. Benedict’s Food Pantry and president of Ohi Lauhala a Puhala preservation organization. Wake service 6 p.m. Friday, March 22 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at the church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Aloha attire, flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Wilfred (Pamela) Freitas of Holualoa, Loren (Gaynelle) Freitas of Kailua-Kona, Michael (Karen) Freitas of Honaunau and Kawika (Bernadette) Freitas of Maui; daughters, Kaui Freitas and Noe Freitas of Honaunau, Joby Crichton of Hilo, Kehaulani (David Henriques) Freitas of Captain Cook; brothers, Wayne (Vera) Kekuewa of Honolulu and Zadoc (Yong-Ae) Kekuewa of Honaunau; sisters, Ruby Kahoonei of Honaunau and Patricia Imai of Ocean View; brothers-in-law, Alexander Freitas of Oahu and James (Linda) Freitas of Kauai; sisters-in-law, Margie (Charles) Spinney of Oahu, Melvine (Donna) Kualii and Myrtle Bush of Kailua-Kona; 33 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Susan Lynn Harper, 58, of Keaau died March 11 at home. Born in Saipan, Marianas Islands, she was a certified diver and worked for the U.S. government to clean up oil spills. Services held. Survived by parents, John and Lou Harper of Colorado; brothers, Gary (Mary) Harper and Wayne Harper of Colorado; sisters Linda M. Hunt of Kauai and Deborah (Doug) Bentley of Virginia. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
James Hikaru Hinomiya, 70, of Pahoa died Feb. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired school bus driver and member of Solid Rock Ministries in Pahoa. Visitation 6–7 p.m. Friday, March 22 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Friends may call again 9–10 a.m. Saturday (March 23, 2013) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Charlotte “Amoo” Lewi-Hinomiya of Pahoa; daughter, Marlo Hinomiya of Hilo; stepdaughter, Tanya (Robert) DeCoito of Hilo; hanai children, Kelcey Bungula of Pahoa, Traci Bungula, Destiny Akiona, Kuulei Akiona and Christian Akiona of Hilo; sisters, Harriette (Ronald) Rompon, Mae (Thomas) Tahara and Adeline Sakamoto of Honolulu, Violet Gomes and Sharon Moromisato of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Josephine “Joping” Lorenzo, 70, of Kalapana died Feb. 23 at home. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, she worked for Hawaiian Pineapple, was a retired bus driver for the former Matson Transit Line on Oahu and a member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes on Sunday, March 24. See family for info. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, Augustine “Ben” (Louise) Lorenzo of San Diego and Domingo Lorenzo of Gooding, Idaho; sisters, Bevencia Vivian Agbulos of San Diego, Berlina (Mike) Mindoro and Evelyn (Sam) Delos Reyes of Mililani; godson, Roland Antone of Kalihi, Oahu; goddaughter, Yaeko “Konanui” Kim of Keaukaha; hanai sons, hanai daughters, hanai grandsons and granddaughters, uncles, aunties, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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