Barbara Anne Dronkers, 81, of Keaau died Oct. 15 in Keaau. Born in Oklahoma, she was a homemaker. No services. Survived by daughter, Deidre Weiss of Keaau; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Karyn Mary O’Brien, 55, of Mountain View died Oct. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Michigan. Celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the family home in Hawaiian Acres. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Dawn Martin, Crystal O’Brien and Jennifer O’Brien of Hilo; son, Christopher Snavley of Reno, Nev.; sisters, Charry Moore of Lake Arrowhead, Calif. and Pam O’Brien of Federal Way, Wash.; brothers, Bill O’Brien of Seattle and Dennis O’Brien of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Richardson “Kealoha” Stephen Smith Jr., 44, of Kailua-Kona, died Oct. 20 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a sushi chef, former culinary chef for Restaurant Yokohama, Kuakini Cafe, Hualalai Resort and Four Seasons at Hualalai, geneaologist, member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and former paddler for Kai O Pua Canoe Club. Visitation 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Honokohau. Mass at 11:00 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. Call 329-3076 for info. Survived by companion, Wynn Hanato-Smith; daughters, Liana Hanato-Smith, Kara Hanato-Smith and Thea Hanato-Smith; son, Po‘okela Hanato-Smith, all of Honalo; mother, Caroline Smith; father, Richardson (Linda) Smith Sr.; sister, Debbie (Luku) Amone; brothers, Randal (Puanani) Smith and Rhine (Ulu) Smith, all of Kailua Kona; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Bernard “Sonny” Calvo is survived by, among others, daughter-in-law Chari Ann Luis-Calvo. Her name was misspelled in an obituary published Wednesday.