Francisco “Rico” Ventura Cariaga, 92, of Hilo died Jan. 20 at home. Born in Camiling Tarlac, the Philippines, he was a retired macadamia nut harvester for Mac Farms of Hawaii, employee of the former Ka‘u Sugar Co. and member of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association (Waiakea Chapter), American Association of Retired Persons and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 25) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Monday (Feb. 26) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by wife, Maria Corazon Quindiagan Esteban Cariaga of Hilo; sons, Santiago (Susing) Cariaga, Patricio (Lolita) Cariaga and Felipe (Linda) Cariaga of Naalehu; daughters, Corazon Manalo, Joane (Tyrone Campbell) Cariaga, Frances Marie E. (Ryan Tenorio) Cariaga and Maile Jane Cariaga (Tohmas) Grant of Hilo, Nida (Paulino) Esteban and Lorie (Roman) Huab of the Philippines; parents-in-law, Eduardo Valdez (Fely Quindiagan) Esteban of Los Angeles; sisters-in-law, Brenda (Ruben) Mendoza of California and Lita Lorenzo of Naalehu; brothers-in-law, Ramon (Jesusa) Esteban, Carlos (Helen) Esteban and Leandro (Nora) Esteban of the Philippines, Rollie (Jocelyn) Esteban of London, Leo (Maryjane) Esteban of Hilo, Albert (Lovelle) Esteban of California and Benito (Anatalia) Lorenzo of Kona; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
James Dominick Evans, 95, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, died Jan. 28 in Honolulu. Born in Worcester, Mass., he was an executive vice president of Bank of Hawaii who spent 20 of 40 years with the bank in Hilo, later became president of First National Bank of Arizona and was a U.S. Army World War II veteran who served in Shanghai using his Mandarin language skills. Memorial Mass on Hawaii Island at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 27-186 Kaapoko Homestead Road in Papaikou. Memorial Mass in Honolulu at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Newman Center-Holy Spirit Parish 2707 Pamoa Road in Manoa. His body was donated to the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. Ashes to be interred at a later date. Memorial gifts to John A. Burns School of Medicine or Hawaii Community Foundation for the Blossom Evans Scholarship Fund. Survived by wife, Renee Evans; daughters, Margaret Evans, Sheila (Ernest) Evans, Anna (Mark) Ater, Blossom (Lamont) Johnston, Bella (Paul) Edwards, Malia Evans and Catherine (Jose) Evans-Bautista; sons, James (Sybil) Evans, George (Donna) Evans and Martin (Cece) Evans; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Jerryl Gene Kahana Mauhili, 62, of Hilo died Jan. 29 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a cane truck driver, banana farm manager, owner of Menehune Landscape Maintenance Co. and Panaewa Farmer’s Market, and past president of Keaukaha Panaewa Farmer’s Association. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by son, Jeremy Mauhili of Honolulu; sister, Kawehi Inaba of Kona; and sweetheart, Gail Cowpland of Hilo. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Doreen Aukai Souza, 70, of Papaikou died Feb. 2 at Hawaii Care Choices’ Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, she a retired personal assistant for Easter Seals-Hilo, retired papaya packing plant supervisor for Amfac, karate instructor, Red Cross instructor, Special Olympics volunteer and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Kamehameha Canoe Club. Private services held. Survived by husband, Robert T. Souza of Papaikou; children, Roberta (Kalani Wela) Souza of Keaukaha, Robert J. Souza and Casey (Kelli-Rae) Souza of Papaikou, Haley (Rey Agbayani) Souza of Pepeekeo, Julie Andrade of Kaumana; siblings, Timothy Kealohapauole, Vida-Ann Kealohapauole and Althea (Wallace) Johnston of Oahu, Eldred Ikaika of Hilo, Erlene Hamamoto of Puna, Dennis Ikaika of Oahu, Frances Kamali of Lanai, Carol Kaleiwahea, Priscilla Calvo and Oliver Kamali Jr. of Oahu; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
The late Jennie L.K. Anderson was 76 and was survived by, among others, brother-in-law, Harry Chong III of Georgetown, S.C. Incomplete and incorrect info was submitted for an obituary published Sunday.