Obituaries for July 30

Timothy J. Fleming, 64, of Ocean View died June 28 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Waukegan, Ill., he was a bus driver, long-haul truck driver, heavy equipment operator and worked for the former Ka‘u Sugar Co. Celebration of life 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Hope DIA-mend Ministries, 94-2066 South Point Rd., Naalehu. Casual attire. Survived by brother, Michael J. Fleming of Summerfield, Fla.; hanai brother, Henry (Dawna) Waiwaiole of Naalehu; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dennis “Kuchi” Kanani Ibanez Sr., 64, of Hilo died July 21 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a chef and U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. Celebration of life at 1 p.m. Friday (Aug. 3) at James Kealoha Beach Park in Keaukaha. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Lori Ann Ibanez; sons, Dennis (Shaylynn) Ibanez Jr., and Kimo (Korrie) Ibanez Sr.; daughters, Toni (Jon) Salboro, Chassity Yamamoto and Alyn Yamamoto; sister, Rowena Noriega; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gladys Marie De Sa, 97, of Hilo died July 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Onomea, she was a homemaker and member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Monday (Aug. 6) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Burial at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by sons, Anthony (Francelia) De Sa Sr. and John R. (Arleen) De Sa of Hilo; daughters, Rosemary (Wendel) Gace and Margarite (Ellsworth) De Mattos of Hilo; 11 grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ronald “Pa” Suemasa Sakuma, 84, of Waimea died July 25 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in North Kohala, he was a retired shift supervisor for Aloha Airlines at Keahole Internatnional Airport in Kona. Services held. Survived by wife, Nancy Sakuma of Waimea; son, Collin (Pamela) Sakuma of Ewa, Oahu; daughter, Collis (Brian) Freitas of Henderson, Nev.; brother, Seijun (Noriko) Hanashiro of Honolulu; sister, Asano Teruya of Honolulu; nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Margaret Ahu Hoy Whang, 96, of Hilo died July 11 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Alan Whang. Services held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

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