Queen Leinaale “Aunty Ala” Akiu, 72, of Waiohinu died Oct. 24 at her residence. Born in Waiohinu, she was member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Ka‘u Ward), a retired custodian for the Naalehu Elementary and Intermediate School, a silk screener at the Alfred Shaheen Shirt Factory, and a packer at the Dole cannery on Oahu. Friends may call Friday at the family residence at 95-5538 Mamalahoa Highway in Naalehu for an all-night vigil beginning at 5 p.m. Friends may call on Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints (Ka‘u Ward) in Naalehu; Visitation from 9-10:50 a.m.; Funeral services at 11 a.m. Burial at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Aloha attire and flowers welcome. Survived by daughter, Yolan Ann Jardine of Naalehu; sons, Augustine Akiu Jr., Sebastian Akiu and Kwai-Chang Akiu, both of Waiohinu; grandchildren, Kamiana Jardine of Waikoloa, Nicole Jardine and Sandy Jardine, both of Naalehu; sister, Marylyn Amoe (Robert) Soto of Oceanside, Calif; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Henry “Sonny” Alameda Sr., 84, of Ahualoa died Oct. 21 at home. Born in Ahualoa, he retired from the County of Hawaii Public Works Highway Maintenance Division, was a hog farmer, and worked for Andrade Service. Friends may call Saturday at the New Beginnings Assembly of God in Waimea (Holomua Center). Visitation from 9-10 a.m.; Memorial service/celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Dianna Alameda of Ahualoa; sons, Henry Jr. (Jodi Yoneda) Alameda of Kohala, Elton John (Natja Medeiros) Alameda and Brock Allen (Chaslen) Alameda, both of Honokaa; sisters in-law, Elizabeth Alameda of Honokaa, Jessica Gonsalves of Hilo, Roberta Rabauliman and Danette (Richard) Range, of both Mountain View; brothers in-law, Alfred (Karen Fukunaga) Santos, Daniel (Diane) Santos, Bernard (Wendy) Santos and Christopher Santos, all of Hilo, Jeffery B. Santos of Paauilo; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Marinus “Martin” Gutteling, 93, of Keaau died Nov. 5 at home. Born in Buitenzorg (Bogor), Java, Dutch East Indies, he was a retired architect, served in the Dutch resistance, was a member of the Stichting 1940-1945, was OVW Sergeant in the Koninklijke Landmact, 7 December Division, serving as an engineer and was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Pahoa Chess Club. Services to be held Saturday at the Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Mass at 8 a.m. with celebration of life to follow. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Fran Gutteling of East Preston, England, and Alice Illingworth of Sebastopol, Calif.; son, Dr. Edward Gutteling of Hilo; two grandsons; a granddaughter; two nephews; two nieces; a grandniece; and three grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Brandon Anthony Kalani “Java” Javellana, 28, of Pahoa died Oct. 26 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom where he served as a petty officer second class and Search and Rescue swimmer. Friends may call at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 840 Kupulau Road in Hilo, on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Friends may also call at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 on Monday, Nov. 18, where a graveside urn committal service will occur at 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by parents, Clifford and Dawn Javellana of Pahoa; mother, Joan Javellana of Hilo; sister, Nohelani Javellana of Pahoa; step-sister, Erica Paredes of Oahu; step-brothers, Aaron (Codi) Paredes of Oahu and Shane Paredes of Pahoa; maternal grandfather, Louis Furtado of Honolulu; maternal grandmother, Ethel Furtado of Eugene, Ore.; step-grandmother, Evelyn Stanley-Lovett of Keaau; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
John Valdez Padilla, 47, of Mountain View died Sept. 22 in Houston, Texas. Born in the Philippines, he was employed with the State of Hawaii Highways Division, a journeyman carpenter and a member of the Jehovah Witnesses. Friends may call 3-4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; Memorial service at 4. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Jodie Padilla of Mountain View; daughter, Sophie (David) Lara of Palm Springs, Calif.; sons, Keoni Padilla of Houston, Texas, Joshua Padilla of Houston, Texas; sisters, Rudilia Agpoon of Hilo, Elvira (Nicanor) Uy of Las Vegas, Nev., Josefina Padilla of New York, Arcadia (Roy) Kuahuia of Kurtistown; brothers, Dominador (Laura) Padilla of Hilo, Ruben (Tessie) Padilla of Hawaiian Beaches, Juan (Marie) Padilla of Kauai, Romeo (Jonnette) Padilla of Mountain View; one grandson, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.