Obituaries for February 23

Barbara Jean Alapai, 70, of Kahaluu, Kona, died Feb. 2 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a housekeeper at the former Kona Surf Hotel and housewife. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Ralph Alapai of Kahaluu; sons, John (Phyllis) Alapai of Waimea, Kekio (Harmony) Alapai of Keaau and William (Laverne) Alapai of Kealakekua; daughter, Courtney Alapai of Kahaluu; hanai son, Leroy Funk of Louisville, Ky.; brothers, William (Lydia) Mitchell of Kealakekua and George (Sharon) Smith of Oahu; hanai brother, Levi (Bernice) Mitchell of Puuanahulu; sister, Laverne Mitchell Bolosan of Oahu; hanai sisters, Momi (William) Hooper and Mary Tarpley of Puuanahulu; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; hanai grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 22

Maria Consolacion Alnas Espejo, 96, of Keaau died Feb. 16 at home. Born in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she worked at Koi Tomato Farm and the former J&L Anthurium Farm, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation 5-6:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 26) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 27) at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Jessie (Briana) Espejo of Sacramento, Calif., and Roger (Rosario) Espejo of Papaaloa; daughters, Clarita Malavi and Essen Espejo Gomes of the Philippines, Norma (Pedro) Dela Rosa, Nora Estantino and Laudy (Nestor) Cabalce of Keaau; daughter-in-law, Amparo Espejo of California; brother, Valentin (Shirley) Alnas of Paauhau; sisters, Maria (Jack) Welch of Arizona and Emily (Roy) Oshiro of California; 32 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 21

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.

Obituaries for February 20

Brenda Angelo, 69, of Honokaa died Jan. 26 at home. Born in Haina, Honokaa, she was a retired administrative assistant for Mauna Kea Beach and Hapuna Prince hotels and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Honokaa Hongwanji obon Dancers. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 24) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by brothers, Rudolph “Rudy” Angelo of Kukuihaele and Norman (Barbara) Angelo of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sisters, Emma Paiva of Ahualoa and Bernice (Manuel) Andrade of Santa Monica, Calif.; sister-in-law, Nellie Angelo of Kukuihaele; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 18

Jennie L.K. Anderson, 76, of Waimea died Jan. 14 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in North Kohala, she was a retired bus driver for Oahu Transit Services. Celebration of life 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 24) at Kahua Ranch, 59-564 Kohala Mountain Road, Kohala. Oahu visitation 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Visitation again at the church at 10:30 a.m.-noon Friday, March 2. Mass at noon. Burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Survived by sons, Mark Marumoto of Las Vegas, Adam (Nancy Ko) Marumoto of Kapolei, Oahu, and Ryan Marumoto of Honolulu; daughters, Kimberly (David Benevidez) Kainoa, Mahealani (Michelle) Yamashita and Pamela-Jean (Kaena) Anderson Chip of Waimea; hanai sons, Kealoha Kepano of Washington and Maiken Cope of Honolulu; brothers, Gordon (Rose Marie) Kainoa of Emmett, Idaho, Godrey (Jonelle) Kainoa Sr. of Kawaihae and Darrell (Anna Mae) Kainoa of Emmett; brothers-in-law, William Maillard of Cochraton, Pa. and Harry Chong III of Georgetown, S.C.; sisters, Olinda Cazimero of Waimea, Carol Ann Abiley of Waipahu, Oahu, and Delilah (Gavin) Kaimana of Kawaihae; sister-in-law, Bernadette Kainoa of Kawaihae; seven grandchildren; aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary and Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Obituaries for February 17

Richard Tennant Denison, 95, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 1 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a manager for First Hawaiian Bank, real estate broker for Gold Coast Realty, U.S. Air Force World War II and Korean War veteran, Air Force Reserves retiree, member of Kona Rotary Club, Kona Masonic Lodge, Shriners International and past member of Kai ‘Opua Canoe Club and the Salvation Army. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Queen Emma Community Center (Christ Church Episcopal), 81-1004 Konawaena School Road, Kealakekua. Casual attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by sons, Michael (Ann) Denison of Waimea, Scott (Nancy) Denison of Gainesville, Texas, and Patrick Denison of Arizona; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 16

Chris Anthony De Leon, 60, of Kealakekua died Feb. 6 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a return car agent for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, member of Kona Faith Center in Captain Cook, former security officer for Kanaloa Kona and truck driver for Alakona Corp. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Kona Faith Center in Captain Cook. Service at 10 a.m. Refreshments to follow. Condolences to P.O. Box 2410, Kealakekua, HI 96750. For info, call or text 315-5253. Survived by wife, Evelyn De Leon of Kealakekua; mother, Julia (Frank Silva Sr.) Luat of Kealakekua; brothers, Stephen (Alberta) Duarte of Maui, John (Joanna) De Leon of Hilo, Earl De Leon of Kainaliu, Richard De Leon and Ben De Leon of Maui; sister, Sylvia Simpson of Tennessee; hanai brother, Bobby (Lydia) Ballinger of Honolulu; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for February 15

Marjorie Ann Araujo, 81, of Hilo died Feb. 10 in Hilo. Born in Ookala, she was co-founder of Araujo Farm Products &Hog Farm, Business Services Hawaii and Tommy’s Game Cock Farm. No services. Online condolences: Survived by daughters, Darla (James) Boteilho and Debbie Tanielu; sister, Ellen Bradshaw; brothers, Stanley Wilbur and Donald Wilbur; two grandsons. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for February 14

Emily K. Waipa Among, 102, of Honolulu died Jan. 13. She was born in Puna. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughter, Winona K. Silva; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 13

Benjamin Sabado Castillo Sr., 73, of Hilo died Jan. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala, he was a retired county road construction supervisor and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran. Visitation 10 a.m.-noon Saturday (Feb. 17) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service/celebration of life at noon. Casual attire; flower lei only. Survived by wife, Terri Castillo of Hilo; sons, Benjamin (Dina) Castillo Jr., Gordon (Julie) Castillo and Brandon (Angel) Castillo of California, Michael (Devra Strickler) Benevides of Kona; daughters, Denise (Glenn Kama) Castillo and Cheryl (Rey) Morrett of Nevada, Staci (Frank Paclib) Benevides of Waikoloa; brother, Carlos Castillo of Honolulu; sisters, Loretta (Edmund) Dante, Felisa (Ignacio) Mostoles and Anita (Alvin) Maeda of Hilo; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.