Andres Abad Dela Cruz, 79, of Naalehu died Dec. 31 at home. Born in Vigan, Philippines, he was a retired laborer for the former Ka‘u Sugar Co., worked for MacFarms of Hawaii and was a member of Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. All-night vigil 5 p.m. Friday (Jan. 26) at the family home, 94-1504 Puka St., Naalehu. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 27) at Naalehu Sacred Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcomed. Burial at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Survived by wife, Carlina Savellano Jara Dela Cruz of Naalehu; sons, Henry (Meceline) Dela Cruz of Waimea and Erwin (Jill Tung-Loong) Dela Cruz of Hilo; daughters, Connie (Clayton) Tayamen of Mountain View, Jingle Dela Cruz of Naalehu and Lea-Arnie (Roberto) Segobia of Keaau; a brother and eight sisters; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Esther Carino Duldulao, 89, of Pahoa died Jan. 2 at Hale Anuenue Care Center in Hilo. Born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she worked for Kuwahara Anthurium Farm and was a member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 27) at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Pahoa Catholic Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Marieta (James O’Keefe) Duldulao Carino of Hilo, Elvira Duldulao (Francis) Bumanglag of Pahoa, Terry Duldulao (Arthur) Umiat of Lahaina, Maui, Leonarda Duldulao (Edison) Pajarillo of Riverside, Calif., and Aida Duldulao Padamada of Keaau; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gregory A. Ikeda, 62, of Hilo died Jan. 17 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaii County police officer and member of New Hope-Hilo Church. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 27) at New Hope-Hilo Church. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Cheryle M. Ikeda of Hilo; sons, Jamie (Patricia) Ikeda of Las Vegas, Benjamin Ikeda and John (Christi) Ikeda of Hilo; daughters, Janice Ikeda and Mary Ann (Jason) Rabang of Hilo; sisters, Toni (Greg) Wilhelm and Roxanne Ikeda of Hilo and Theresa (Robert) Botelho of Maui; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Vanita “Nene” Leialoha Kaleo, 71, of Hilo died Dec. 18 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a visitation specialist for Parents Inc., co-founder of the Cancer Support Group, member and former vice president of the Panaewa Community Association and member of Hale Pule Ke Ola Hou, Malama Ka Pili Pa‘a, Guava Sisters and Hilo Ohana ladies softball team. Visitation 3-5 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 27) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; lei welcome. Survived by husband, Charles Kanaina Tilton Kaleo III of Hilo; sons, Maxie (Bobbi Moskal) Claveria of Las Vegas and Charles K.T. “Bula” (Maile) Kaleo IV of Hilo; daughters, Sancivee Ahulau-Kaleo and Stormiwin (David J.S. Tanaka) Kaleo of Hilo; hanai mother, Ethel Mukai Yoshimasu of Hilo; hanai daughters, Sharon (Jovany) Daog Pacheco and Trisha Puou of Kona; goddaughter, Jodie (Jody Whitney) Takeya of Hilo; godson, Chris Daog of Hilo; brother, Francis “Bobo” (Susan) Claveria of Oahu; sisters, Harriet Daog and Sandi Claveria of Hilo; hanai sisters, Robynn (Greer) Riedel and Kahela Makuakane of Hilo; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Emilia “Emily” Bias Nasario, 87, of Pahoa died Dec. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker and member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Pahoa. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 27) at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Hawaiian Paradise Park. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, Ronald (Laurel) Nasario of Portland, Ore., and Edward Nasario of Hilo; daughters, Yvonne (David) Rigal of Pahoa and Diane Carvalho of Keaau; sister, Leatrice Persons of Colorado; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.