Obituaries for March 7
Alberta Carrie Botelho, 82, of Keaau died Feb. 23 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Waialua, Oahu, she was a musician. Visitation from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hilo Yacht Club. Service at 12:30 p.m. Visitation again on Oahu from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Sandra (Melchoir) de La Cruz of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Dawn (Lloyd) Eggstaff of Keeau; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean (Jerry) Ongies of Pearl City, Oahu.
Robert James “Five-O” Clark, 78, of Colorado and formerly of Keaukaha died Jan. 26 in Denver. Born in Hilo, he was retired form Union Pacific Railroad in Colorado. Private services to be held in Keaukaha. Survived by wife, Merry Lyn; sons, Robert and Moses of Oahu; sisters, Lei (Clem) Malani of Hilo; Laverne (Isaac) Sylva of Kailua-Kona; brother, Rodney (Karen) Clark of Kurtistown; step-children, grandchildren, a great-grandchild, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Chiyoko Ebesuno, 88, of Hilo, died Sunday at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Papaikou, she was a homemaker. Private service to be held. Survived by sons, Marvin (Ann) Ebesuno of Hilo and Derick Ebesuno of Honolulu; daughter, Colleen Ebesuno of Hilo; a grandchild; two great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Germaine Ehulani Kekaula, 49, of Hilo died Feb. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Friends may call at noon Saturday at Wailoa State Park Pavilion No. 1 for a celebration of life gathering and potluck. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Talahiva Vakautafefine of Hilo; husband, Paulo Vakautafefine of Hilo; brother, Kalani Kekaula of Hilo; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mary “Genevieve” Coombe Luther, 96, of Kailua-Kona, died Friday. Born in Oklahoma, she was a homemaker and member of Daughters of the American Revolution. Survived by daughter, Laurienne Luther (Darrell Nuttall) of Kailua-Kona; sons, Stephen (Michele) Luther of Anacortes, Wash., David Luther of San Pedro, Calif., and Glen (Leslee) Luther of Kirkland, Wash. Private services are planned in Washington. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
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