Leoda Antoinette Aguiar, 76, of Keaau, formerly of Honolulu, died Aug. 27, 2012 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at St. Elizabeth Catholic church in Aiea, Oahu. Mass at 11 a.m. Inurnment at a later date. Survived by husband, Robert L. Aguiar Sr. of Keaau; daughters, Melanie Aguiar-Galloway of Hilo, Debra Vitale of Aiea, Cheryl Cross and Lorilei Aguiar of Maui; son, Robert Aguiar Jr. of Maui; sister, Edlo Rel of Nevada; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, Honolulu.
Earl Masa Arakaki, 55, of Hilo died Aug. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a University of Hawaii agricultural research technician. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Keola (Kylee Dorser) Arakaki of Hilo; mother, Fumiko Arakaki of Hilo; brother, Carl (Joyce) Arakaki of Hilo; sister, Lynette (Newton) Egusa of Hilo; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Maude Kaipoleimanu Logan Kamalani, 86, of Waimea died Aug. 28 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kahuku, Oahu and raised in Laie, Oahu, she was a retired clerk for the Honolulu Police Department and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Memorial services at a future date. Survived by husband, David M. Kamalani of Waimea; son, David K. (Kiyoko) Kamalani of Kula, Maui; daughters, Alva K. Kamalani of Waimea and Danielle (Fred) Kamalani-Patoc of Honolulu; sister, May K. Logan Plunkett Lew of Hauula, Oahu; brothers, Randolph (Yukie) Logan of Chatsworth, Calif., and Ahi (Cherlyn) Logan of Hauula; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
George Takashi Mukai, 89, of Hilo died Aug 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hakalau, he was retired vice president of credit for HPM Building Supply and member of Hilo Coast United Church of Christ, Lower Kawailani Kumiai, Military Order of the Purple Heart, 442nd Veterans Club, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 6 and numerous other veterans organizations and golf clubs. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Janet S. Mukai of Hilo; sons, Derrick S. (Iris) Mukai of Hilo and Dwayne T. (Lisa) Mukai of Hilo; daughters, Georgeianne C. (Dale) Silver of Dallas and Cathy Ann R. (Paul) Moon of Hilo; sister, Millie Perreira of Wyoming; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ronald James “Kela” Paiva, 71, of Hilo died Aug. 15 at home. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at the chapel. Service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Survived by wife, Gloria Linda Mendoza-Paiva of Hilo; sons, Russell (Audra) Paiva of Pepeekeo, Dennis (Lori) Paiva and Anthony Paiva of Hilo, Derek (Tammy) Paiva of Oahu; brothers, Peter (Darlene) Paiva of Papaikou, Michael (Charlote) Paiva of Oahu, Patrick Paiva of Pepeekeo and Gerald (Leann) Paiva of Hilo; sisters, Alice Nathaniel and Susan Pavao of Oahu, Victoria Del Luz of Pepeekeo, Theresa Matthews of Papaikou, Roxanne Araki of Hilo; mother-in-law, Gleceria Mendoza of Hilo; sister-in-law, Francis Oliphant of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Roy (Karen) Mendoza of Las Vegas and Wayne (Stacie) Mendoza of Oahu; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.