Obituaries for May 26
Donna Hanako Pushaw, 61, of Waimea, died May 21 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a security officer at Waimea/Kohala Airport. Visitation 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Honolulu. Service at 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by husband, James Pushaw of Waimea; son, Mark (Kari) Gervacio of Honolulu; daughter, Kristy (Ian) Gomez of Renton, Wash.; brother, Jeffrey (Pamela) Mariano of Marysville, Ohio; sister, Pamela (Helmer) Dela Cruz of San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Theresa “Terry” “Trining” Partridge-Asuncion, 91, of Hilo, died May 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala, she was a homemaker and a member of the Pomaikai Senior Citizen. Friends may call 9 a.m. to 11 a.m on Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Alae Cemetery. Survived by sons, Paulino “Ramon” (Sharon) Villanueva of Louisiana, Gerald “Jerry” (Carmen) Asuncion of Hilo, George (Isabel) Asuncion and Rodney (Tina Morita) Asuncion of Pahoa, Bernard (Aileen) Asuncion of Papaikou; daughters, Frances (Dennis) Arakaki of Hilo, Lorraine (Boni) Celoza of Honolulu and Priscilla Mandaloniz of Pahoa; daughter in-law, Herberta Asuncion of Keaau; son in-law, Robert Satomba of Hilo; sister in-law, Rosita “Manang” Padilla of Hilo; hanai sister, Connie “Hadie” Olaes of Oahu; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Perfecto S. “Paul” Aniban, 82, of Keaau, died May 22 at Hale Auenue Restorative Care Center, Hilo. Born in Kealakekua, he was a bell captain at the Hilo Lagoon, a papaya grower, a retired tractor operator for The Puna Macadamia Nut Farms, and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa. Friends may call 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section) at 11 a.m. Survived by wife, Sarah Alani Bestamente Aniban of Keaau; sons, Wayne (Radhika) Aniban of Waipahu, Oahu, Patrick (Ohia) Aniban of Kihei, Maui, and William (Manuela) Alani of Lahaina, Maui; daughters, Lyla Aniban of Wailuku, Maui, Paulette (Alex Kaleo) Pacheco of Keaau, and Roxanne (Viktor) Lawcock of Kurtistown; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Joseph Gonsalves Pedro, 73, of Naalehu, died April 19 at Kau Hospital. Born in Naalehu; he was a retired Harvesting Supervisor for Kau Sugar Plantation Company. Friends may call 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Urn burial at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mary Jane Pedro of Naalehu; hanai sons, Raymond (Zenaida) Paglinawan, Clarence Alcoran, Sr. and Rolland (Shannon) Alcoran of Naalehu, Clarence Alcoran, Jr. and Curtis (Kasey) Alcoran of Kona; sisters; Lucille Sesson of Pahala, Loretta (Lonnie) Enyeart of Mesa, Arizona, AnnaMae (Lawrence) Jones and Marjorie Pedra of Naalehu, Florence (Franklin) Paiva of Honokaa; sister in-law, Juanita Pedra of Naalehu; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Janet O. Nenio, 77, of Papaikou died May 18 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Honolulu, she retired to Hilo where she lived with her husband for 22 years. Private services. Survived by husband, Lawrence Nenio, Sr. of Papaikou; daughters, Charmaine (Melvin) Yoon of California, Michelle (Alvin) Orita of Hilo, Zandra (Danny) Gilley of California; son, Lawrence (Marie) Nenio, Jr. of California; sister, Rose (Bob) Pursell of Idaho; brothers, Doug Asuncion of California, Maximo Asuncion of California, Moses Lilinoe of Honolulu; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Alfred John Roman, 57, of Kurtistown died April 18 at home. Born in Hilo, he was an automotive body repairman. Private services held with his ashes scattered at sea. Survived by daughter, Kimberly Roman of Waipahu. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Tom Tomoyoshi Yamane, 88, of Hilo died May 24 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, was retired Vocational Educational Coordinator at Hawaii Community College, member of Hilo Meishoin Buddhist Temple and Wreckers Golf Club. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; service at 4. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Misao Yamane of Hilo; sons, James (Kaan) Yamane of Thailand and Robert (Noreen) Yamane of Hilo; brother, Haru (Liz) Yamane of Hilo; sister, Saeko (Nobu) Imade of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister-in-law, Sumi Yamane of Honolulu; four grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kenneth Kaniho, Sr., 83, of Waimea, died on May 17 at home. Born in Waimea, he was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, retired from the Honolulu Police Department, salesman for Shuman Carriage and Kapiolani Motors, and a partner in Kona Waste Management. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea; service at 10; Celebration of His Life to follow at the Batchelder’s Farm, Puukapu Farm Lot, Waimea. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Lorraine (Akiona) Kaniho of Waimea; sons, Gary Kaniho of Albuquerque, N.M., and Guy (Sheryl) Kaniho of Kona; daughters, Sharon (Pete) Peterson of Bisbee, Ariz. and Blanche (Pat) Batchelder of Waimea; brothers, Thomas (Felicia) Kaniho of Kau and Martin (Sharon) Kaniho of Alaska; sisters, Jane Gouvea of Kona and Kanai Tegman of Waimea; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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