Rodney “Rod” Trent Ducosin Sr., 55, of Ocean View died Jan. 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was the founder and pastor of the Children’s Learning Center Sunday School. Service information to be announced at a later date. Condolences to L. Moniz, P.O. Box 377518, Ocean View, HI 96737. For information, call 498-0538. Survived by wife, Lisa Moniz of Ocean View; sons, Rodney Ducosin Jr., Duke Ducosin and Drake Ducosin of Ocean View; daughter, Leslie Ducosin of Iowa; brothers, Randy (Carol) Ducosin of Arizona and Russell (Sharon) Ducosin of Kaneohe, Oahu; sister, Robin (Shad) Freeman of Ocean View; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Blake-James “Kana Boy” Kamakanamekealoha Yuen Hoy Freitas, 31, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 11 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kailua, Oahu, he was a hose technician for D&M Hydraulics, former delivery driver for O’Reilly Auto Parts and member of St. Michael the Archangel Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Visitation again 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Kona. Mass at 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow. For information, call 557-2596. Survived by lifelong companion, Casey Agdeppa of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Logan Freitas of Kailua-Kona; parents, Michele (Kalani) Chinen of Hilo, Wade (Kuulei) Freitas of Colorado; grandparents, Edward (Donna) Freitas of Las Vegas, Miguel (Frances) Josue of Hilo, Cindy (Glenn) Alatan of Laupahoehoe, Randy Chinen of Keaau; sisters, Kharzlin Freitas of Kailua-Kona and Khalla Chinen of Hilo; brothers, Justyce-Jordan Josue-Toci and Raiven Chinen of Hilo; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Melvin Toshio Fujihara, 71, of Holualoa died Dec. 9 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a truck driver for Jas. W. Glover Ltd., Shield Pacific, Loves Bakery and Pint Size Inc., delivery person for Mainland News and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakekua. Mass at 10 a.m. Urn burial will be at Kalahiki Cemetery in Kealia. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Charles Fujihara of Kent, Wash., and Malcolm (Elikapeka) Fujihara of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Melveena (Damien) Mills of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Phillip (Roselle) Fujihara, Howard Fujihara and Harold Fujihara of Kailua-Kona, Douglas Fujihara of Hilo; sisters, Gladys (Marium Cornelio) Fujihara of Keauhou, Lillian (Elson) Mori of Kailua-Kona, Arlene (Mike) Reilly and Lorraine (James) Motoyama of Kealakekua, Barbara Jean (Grant Shiraishi) Fujihara of Kailua-Kona; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Herman “Sabino” Martines, 50, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 26 in Hilo. Celebration of life noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Uncle Rodney Haili’s tent near Panaewa Park in Hilo. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Lori L. Martines of Kaumana; daughters, Natasha (Dustin) Bondallian of Pepeekeo, Sabrina (Brittney) Martines of Keaau and Sierra Martines of Kaumana; brothers, Patrick (Claylyn) Martines of Keaau, Jason (Tabitha) Martines and Ashton Martines of Kailua-Kona, Berenten Cachero of Hilo; sisters, Roberta (Gary) Martines of Keaau, Marilyn (Daniel) Pakele of Hilo, Ashlyn (Jeremy) Martines and Ashley Wendy Stephens of Kailua-Kona; mother-in-law, Barbara Bondallian; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
John Rodrigues Sr., 81, of Hilo and Kawaihae died Jan. 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired sales and leasing consultant for Big Island Honda-Hilo and recipient of Honda Motor Co. President’s Award in 2004, former district manager for Avis Rent A Car, past president of Waiakea Lions Club and St. Joseph School Parent-Teachers Group, former athletic director of St. Joseph School, U.S. Army veteran and member of Association of Foresters — Court Mauna Kea No. 8854, Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church, Alumni and Friends of St. Joseph School and board member of Hilo Airport Transportation Department. Visitation 4-9 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 25) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service and burial 10 a.m. Friday (Jan. 26) at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Lynette Leinaala Rodrigues of Hilo; son, John (Kim) Rodrigues Jr. of Hilo; daughter, Johnalyn (Alton) Nosaka of Hilo; brothers, Lawrence Rodrigues Jr. of Pearl City, Oahu, Samson (Karen) Rodrigues of Kaneohe, Oahu, Edmund Rodrigues of Hilo and Glenn Rodrigues of Honolulu; sister, Cyrilla Makalena of Waimanalo, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Kaaumoana of Hilo, Theola (Bernard) Kuamoo of Mililani, Oahu, and Arlene Kaaumoana of Hilo; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, an aunt and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.