Obituaries for Sept. 8
Rose V. Alip, 71, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 20 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Waipio Valley, she was a retired paramedical assistant for Hilo Medical Center, a former bus driver for Laupahoehoe Transportation Co. and Bragado Bus Service and member of of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona 1st Ward. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Honokaa. Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Leroy Alip of Kailua-Kona; sons, Leroy (Kaylene) Alip Jr. of Honokaa, Robert Alip and Dwayne Alip of Kona; daughter, Carrie (Sam) Pung of Honokaa; brother, John (Elaine) Ventura of Kawaihae; sisters, Josephine Amaral of Kohala, Priscilla (Chester) Hetrick of Las Vegas, Carmen (Paul) Green of Maui and Antonia Balicanta of Oahu; sister-in-law, Raylene Ventura of Honokaa; 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Laurie Lei Quintal Araujo-Stuebgen, 60, of Pahoa died Aug. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was proprietor of Laurie Leis Laminates and an ex-bartender at Hale Inu, Town & Country, and Green Door. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Saturday at 16-2043 37th Ave. in Pahoa. Celebration of life at 2 p.m. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by husband, Jeffrey Stuebgen of Pahoa; mother, Lauriette Fields of Keaau; brother, Frank Kai (Haroldeen) Quintal of Kurtistown; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
James “Kimo” Ponimoi Armitage, 87, of Mountain View died Sept. 5 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired ambulance driver for The Queen’s Medical Center and former manager of Tiki Top in Waikiki. Services at a later date. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sister, Emma Ferreira of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Lenora K. “Nora” aka Elizabeth Akiona Kaaukai, 73, of Puueopaku died Sept. 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was an assistant baker for the former Hatada Bakery and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Haili Congregational Church. Memorial service/celebration of life at 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire; flower lei welcome. Private urn committal. Survived by son, Louis (Evelyn Cruz) Kaaukai of Puueopaku; daughters, Lisa Ann P. (Jim E. Karoly) Kaaukai-Cole of West Virginia, Melanie K. Kaaukai of Puueopaku and Michelle K. (Brian) Kaaukai-Perreira of Pepeekeo; sister, Eunice Sewall of Las Vegas; brother-in-law, Kenneth Kekela Sr. of Keaau; sister in-law, Winona Kekela of Papaikou; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jeffrey Lynn Keller, 73, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 26, 2013. Born in Indiana, he worked as a handyman and for several real estate companies. Private services. Survived by brother, Larry (Stella) Keller of Sun City, Calif.; sister, Norma (Mark Haden) Keller of Wichita, Kansas, and friend Sherry Mastro of Kailua-Kona. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Wade K. Wilson, 65, of Keaau died Aug. 30 at home. Born in Pahala, he was a powerplant and maintenance supervisor for Hawaiian Electric Light Co. and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Alu Like. Visitation 5-6:30 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Mabel Wilson of Hawaiian Paradise Park; sons, Edward Wilson of Opihikao, Scott (Erika) Wilson, Leslie (Cheri) Wilson, Shane Wilson and Kekoa Wilson of Hawaiian Paradise Park; mother, Margaret Wilson-Perez of Hawaiian Beaches; brother, Duke Wilson of Maui; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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