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Obituaries for March 18

Chieko “Jane” Alatan, 89, of Pepeekeo died Feb. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, she was a retired papaya packer for the former Ono Pac and member of The House Hilo Church, Pepeekeo Senior Citizens Club and Lanakila-Haaheo FCE. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday (March 24) at The House Hilo Church, 2282 Kanoelehua Ave. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Leonardo Alatan of Pepeekeo; sons, Alan (Sandy) Alatan of Orchidland Estates and Derek (Debbie) Alatan of Hawaiian Paradise Park; daughters, Corinne (Kirk) Awong and Lori Ann (Zach) Picar of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Annette Hatakenaka, Fely Alatan and Rosemary Moses of Pepeekeo and Frances Spidell of Hilo; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Felicidad “Fely” Gacusan Andres, 79, of Hilo died Feb. 9 at home. Born in Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she was a retired factory worker for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday (March 24) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Burial 2 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by daughters, Brenda (Vernon Sr.) Basque of Keaau and Priscilla Gacusan of Hilo; sons, Nelson Gacusan of Hilo and Froilan (Leimomi) Gacusan Jr. of Kauai; stepsons, Alejandro “Alex” Gabuat Jr. and and Vladimar “Andy” Gabuat of Hilo, Norbert Gabuat of Keaau; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lily Anna Cariaga, 79, of Pahala died Feb. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, she was a coordinator for the Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council, member of numerous Hawaiian civic organizations and sat on several state and county boards and commissions. Memorial service and celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Punaluu Beach Park pavilion. No flowers; monetary gifts welcome. Survived by children, James (Tina) Kuahiwinui of Seattle, Darlene (Winslow) Vierra of Naalehu, Georgette Kailiawa of Pahala, Georgina Kailiawa (Henry) Chung and Girly (Jr.) Morita of Volcano and Bill (Angie) Lorenzo, Alohalyn Beck, Donelle (Nani) Akana and Justin (Courtney) Kailiawa of Hawaii; sister-in-law, Linda Kailiawa of Pahala; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Christine “Tina” Jane McClendon, 69, of Keaau died Feb. 2 at the Legacy of Hilo. Born in Lompoc, Calif., she owned Golden Touch Cleaning Services. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (March 24) at Onekahakaha Beach Park, pavilion No. 4. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Family requests small basket of flowers for oceanside farewell to follow. Condolences to Lisa Barros, P.O. Box 10646, Hilo, HI 96721. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Lisa (Travis) Barros of Hilo; son, Daniel (Jade) Querubin of San Antonio; brothers, Joe Gonzales of Lompoc and Gregory (Delilah) Sausedo of Salinas, Calif.; sisters, Rose Gonzales of Lompoc and Rachel (Randy) Lent of Soledad, Calif.; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Charlene Etsuko Unoki, 65, of Honolulu died Feb. 25 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired assistant administrator for the Department of Land and Natural Resources and housing development specialist for the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday (March 24) at Hilo Coast United Church of Christ, Sokabe Chapel in Honomu. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by companion, Paul Malaspina of Honolulu; mother, Blanche Miyoko Unoki of Pepeekeo; brothers, Calvin (Vanessa) Unoki of Pepeekeo and Karl (Merle) Unoki of Hilo and Wesley (Cynthia) Unoki of Hakalau; sister, Susan (Robert) Wong of Hilo; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

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