Obituaries for February 9

Jeffrey Kamealoha Ha‘alilio Sr., 64, of Ocean View died Jan. 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a tractor operator for Mac Farms of Hawaii, former hand at Kealia Ranch and member of Hilo Horseshoe Club and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at his home, 92-8953 Iolani Lane, Ocean View. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Theresa Ha‘alilio of Ocean View; sons, Jeffrey Ha‘alilio Jr. and Jayden Ha‘alilio of Ocean View; daughters, Kainoa (Melvin III) Palea and Ipo (Dominic Chinen) Haalilio of Ocean View, Jaslynn Kanoeau of Lahaina, Maui; brothers, Arnold (Frances) Ha‘alilio of Papaikou, Wilfred (Maggie) Ha‘alilio Sr. of Honaunau, David (Lorie-ann) Ha‘alilio Sr. of Captain Cook; sisters, Charlotte Rodrigues of Kainaliu, Nellie Takahashi of Honolulu, Geraldine Rivera of Holualoa, Jasmine Angeleo of Las Vegas, Henriann (Morris) Nagata of Captain Cook, Harriet Ha‘alilio of Pearl City, Oahu, and Nancietta Ha‘alilio of Kealia; brothers-in-law, Clinton Haina Jr. of Hilo and Clayton (Kristyn) Haina Sr. of Ocean View; sisters-in-law, Leeann (Eric) Sesson of Washington and Tiara Mamac of Captain Cook; two granddaughters; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard S. Kauwe Jr., 67, of Hilo died Feb. 4 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a commercial fisherman, U.S. Army veteran and member of Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by brothers, Charles K. (Ligaya) Laniawe and Stanley (Kelly) Kauwe of Hilo, Henry N. Kauwe of Hawaiian Paradise Park and Leroy (Juana) Laniawe of El Cajon, Calif.; sisters, Grace (Gary) Kauwe of Las Vegas, Helen (Tom) Kauwe of Lakeside, Calif., Julia Kauwe of Vista, Calif., and Lyla Vogeler of Ainaloa; two aunts, an uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Rudolph “Rudy” “Papa Rudy” Mockchew, 73, of Holualoa died Jan. 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Waipio, he was a truck driver for Take’s Transportation and the former Tanaka Quarry, dishwasher for the former Kona Ranch House, maintenance man for the former Kona Ranch House, Kona Village Resort and Honokaa Plantation Club, taro farmer and planter, picker and machine operator for Dole Pineapple, shipper for Lanai Harbor and member of Kona Horseshoe Pitchers Club. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Kona Imin Center in Holualoa. Celebration of life at 3 p.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Flo Mockchew of Holualoa; sons, Leonard (Shirlence) Mockchew of Honaunau and Rudy (Rebecca) Mockchew of Holualoa; daughter, Colette (Chad) Debina of Kalaoa, Kona; hanai daughters, Bernadette Haleamau of Kalaoa, Kona, Malia Lindsey of Keauhou and Tiare DeAguair of Captain Cook; hanai sons, Bryant (Sandy) Mochchew of Kailua-Kona, Alden (Cheryl) Fukumitsu of Kalaoa, Kona, Milton Fukumitsu of Keopu and Samson (Kahale) Villanueva of Kailua-Kona; brother, Randolph (Julie) Mockchew of Lanai City, Lanai; sisters, Ahmoi (Ruben) Eskaran of Lanai City, Elonia Mockchew of Honolulu, Yolanda Abafo-Mockchew of Clovis, N.M., and Piilani (Frank) Villar of Arizona; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Danny Lane Pomerinke, 63, of Ocean View died Jan. 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Clarkston, Wash., he was a retired mill worker for Seattle-Tacoma Box Co. Celebration of life 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Meridian Habitat Community Center, 14422 Meridian St. E, Puyallup, Wash. Survived by wife, Tanya Pomerinke of Ocean View; sons, Kyle (Nicki) Pomerinke, Shane Pomerinke and Cody (Trista) Pomerinke of Puyallup; daughters, Jenifer (Michael) Williams of Tacoma, Wash., and Michelle Pomerinke of Graham, Wash.; eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Cynthia June Vinson, 65, of Ocean View died Jan. 11 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pasco, Wash., she was a jewelry salesperson. Private services. Call Vince at 989-9364 for info. Survived by husband, William Vinson Jr. of Ocean View; son, Blair Vinson of Ocean View; daughter, Amy (Nathan) Yocum of Mountain View; brother, Mitch Crawford of Washington; two grandchildren; two nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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