Obituaries for May 2
Bimm Bruce De Poyo, 66, of Kailua-Kona died April 24. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he was a retired financial consultant and pilot. Celebration of life 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Old Kona Airport Park. Survived by wife, Kelly Duff-De Poyo of Kailua-Kona; sons, Victor De Poyo, Pierre De Poyo and Yves De Poyo of Kailua-Kona; and daughter, Natasha De Poyo of California. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Richard “Rick” Allen Freeman, 66, of Kapaau died April 24 at home. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was a retired California firefighter and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve veteran. Celebration of life 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the family’s home in Kapaau. Blessing at 4:30 p.m. followed by a barbecue. Casual or aloha attire. For info, call 889-6725. Survived by wife, Teri Freeman of Kapaau; son, Drew (Tonya) Freeman of Jacksonville, Fla.; mother, Joyce Freeman of Palmdale, Calif.; brother, Randy Freeman of San Diego; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Frank Ha‘aheo Kawaauhau Jr., 73, of Hilo died April 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Waiohinu, he was a Hawaiian Tug and Barge Co. and Young Brothers Ltd. supervisor, tour bus driver and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward, Keaukaha Golf Club, Hawaiian Golf Club and Puhi Bay Gang. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center in Hilo. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers and no smoking or drinking on church premises. Survived by wife, Paula A.L. Kawaauhau of Hilo; daughters, Ronda Kawaauhau and Kehaulani Kawaahau of Honolulu, Lacey Kawaauhau and Pua Kawaauhau of Hilo; stepsons, Albert (Lisa) Rezentes and Mark (Laura) Rezentes of Hilo; sisters, Diana “Ulu” (Bob) Terukina and Kloh-Ann “Tiny” (Charles) Drummondo of Waimea, Luana (Paul) Billington of Arlington, Texas, and Mindy (Patrick) Kawaauhau of Maui; brothers, Anthony “Boy” (Lani) Kawaauhau of Ocean View and Alika Kawaauhau of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; cousins, nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lawrence Patrick Medeiros, 76, of Waialua, Oahu, formerly of Volcano, died April 17 at Wahiawa General Hospital on Oahu. Born on Kauai, he was a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist mechanic and an Air Force veteran. Services held and ashes placed in Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe, Oahu. Survived by daughter, Laurie (Kevin) Arakaki; three grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
Mark Ornsby, 67, of Pahoa died April 24 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in England, he was a retired fisherman. Services held. Survived by wife, Rene Siracusa of Pahoa; son, Sevarin Ornsby of South Africa; sister, Vivienne Mary Ornsby of England. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Mitsuo Oura, 95, of Captain Cook died April 19 at home. Born in Captain Cook, he was a retired business agent for Carpenter’s Union No. 745 and member of Wallace Kumiai, Kumamoto Kenjin Kai, Kona Hongwanji Mission and a veteran of the U.S. Army, Company D, 100th Battalion. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Gary (Karen) Oura of Wailuku, Maui, and Mort Oura of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Laraine Oura of Captain Cook and Roxanne (Rodney) Hironaka of Mililani, Oahu; sisters, Joyce Hisae Tengan of Honolulu, Jane Yoshie (Mel) Pendergast of California; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary
Robert M. Rankin, 87, of Kapoho died April 23. Born in California, he was a retired poodle groomer. Services held. Survived by wife, Lillian Porter of Kapoho; son Kirk Rankin of Arkansas. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Lucille Mary Timas, 90, of Hilo died April 25 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. No services. Survived by sister, Marjorie Williams of Charleston, S.C.; nieces and nephews.
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