Obituaries for May 19
Philomina K. Eblacas, 87, of Oahu, formerly of Hilo and Kona, died May 11 on Oahu. Born in Kalaupapa, Moloka‘i, she was a housewife, musician, vocalist, practitioner of hula and traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts, and member of the Glad Tidings Church in Hilo. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Mauna Kea Memorial Park in Papaikou. Survived by sons, Wilson (Jeannette) Kailiponi of Modesto, Calif., and Philip (Sharleen) Pavao of Hilo; daughters, Adele Mae Pavao, Joylene (Eugene) Cole and Adelina (Dean) Johnasen of Oahu; 38 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Arrangments by Dodo Mortuary.
Virginia Enos, 94, of Hilo died May 13. Born in Kalapana, she was a retired cafeteria helper for St. Joseph School. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial service 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Survived by son, Anthony (Judy) Enos of Michigan; daughters, Eloise Pavao of Hilo and Rosemary (Rodney Miyashiro Sr.) Keawe of Keaau; 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren and one1 great-great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Felicita R. “Madeline” “Angie” Gaston, 85, of Hilo died April 30 at home. Born in North Kona, she was a homemaker and member of the Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. All-night vigil on Friday, May 24 at Kenneth and Jonette Gaston’s home in Pahala. Rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, May 25 at Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Survived by sons, Arnold (Lila) Gaston of Hilo and Kenneth (Jonette) Gaston of Naalehu; daughters, Suzanne (Clifford) Tomlinson of North Carolina, Mildred (Joseph) Melanson of Massachusetts, Jane (Perry) Keohuloa of Hawaiian Beaches, Shirley Gaston and Marie (Sam) Torkelson of Hilo; sisters, Jane Mack of Kansas, Patricia Yamamoto and Mary Ann Dela Cruz of Hilo, Dolores (Paul) Keohuloa of South Point and Sally Dela Cruz of Naalehu; son-in-law, Gilbert Andrade of Pahala; 23 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Pamela “Pam” Sue Gorman, 25, of Kapaau died May 7 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Sonora, Calif., she was a food waitress for Merriman’s Restaurant. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, May 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Mass at a 10 a.m. Burial in Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by her companion, Jason Afaga of Kapaau; daughters, Makenzie Afaga and Ailee Afaga of Kapaau; son, Wrigley Afaga of Kapaau; father, John Gorman of Kapaau; mother, Ann Marie Bicchinella of the Mainland; brothers, John (Christina) Gorman of Georgia and Kyle Gorman of Missouri; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Woodrow Christopher Hoke, 95, of Hilo died March 26 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired bartender in San Francisco, worked for Matson Lines and U.S. President Lines, and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, U.S. Engineering Division and U.S. Merchant Marines. Graveside service 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Online condolences at: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, Woodrow Hoke Jr. of Rohnert Park, Calif., Anthony (Marie) Hoke of Volcano, Francis Hoke of Dallas, Scott (Robyn) Hoke of Twentynine Palms, Calif., and Michael (Cynthia) Enanoria of Napa, Calif.; daughter, Beverly (Michael) Thome of Novato, Calif.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
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