Obituaries for March 19

Vincent Thomas Barnwell, 76, of Pahoa died March 10 at home. Born in the Bronx, New York, he was a retired registered nurse at the Hilo Medical Center, retired volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician in New York, canoe paddler and taiko drummer. Private services held. Survived by wife, Patricia Barnwell of Pahoa; son, Christopher Barnwell of Lantana, Fla.; daughters, Theresa Bray of Millbrook, N.Y., and Victoria (Karl) Seebruch of Keaau; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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.

Obituaries for March 16

Margie Southard Grimes, 81, of Kailua-Kona died March 11 at home. Born in Elida, N.M., she was a retired educator for San Diego Unified School District and former activities sales representative for Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays. Celebration of life 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club. No flowers. Memorial donations to West Hawaii Humane Society. Survived by husband, Jim Grimes of Kailua-Kona; hanai daughter, Kaying Xiong of California; sister, Faye Boother of Louisiana; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for March 15

Laverne Cynthia Manoa, 70, of Kurtistown died March 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ookala, she was a beautician and housewife. Services at a later date. Survived by husband, Albert “Snookie” Manoa of Kurtistown; daughter, Iona Manoa of Kurtistown; son, Keone Manoa of Kurtistown; mother, Rose Victorine of Kaumana; two sisters; four brothers. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 14

Solomon James Perkins, 81, of Ocean View died Feb. 15 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Kealakekua, he was a self-employed building contractor, boat builder, commercial fisherman and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Scattering of ashes 11 a.m. Sunday (March 18) at Honokohau Boat Harbor in Kailua-Kona. Celebration of life to follow at the mooring site of the fishing boat “Vixen.” Casual attire; loose flowers welcome. Survived by companion, Louise Nobriga of Ocean View; son, Paul Crawford of Seattle; daughter, Rachael Llanes of Captain Cook; caregiver, Diana Masuda of Ocean View; brothers, Charles (Pat) Perkins of Kaneohe, Oahu, Levi (Lynette) Perkins of Holualoa, William (Marcy) Perkins of Kailua-Kona and Robert Perkins of Kealakehe; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 13

Alfredo Nacis, 64, of Keaau died March 7 at home. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was owner of Nacis Construction, foreman for Sonomura Contracting and Constructors Hawaii and member of Carpenters Union and Hui Nalu Honoli‘i. Ashes to be scattered at sea. Celebration of life 4-8 p.m. Friday (March 16) at AJA Veterans Hall, 361 Haihai St. in Hilo. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Deborah Oda Nacis of Keaau; son, Kalsey (Kathy) Nacis Sr. of Keaau; daughters, Kandice Nacis and Teisha Nacis of Keaau; mother, Gladys Nacis of Paauilo; brothers, Vicente (Leona) Nacis of Honokaa, Vance (Sandra) Awa of Kailua-Kona, Franklin (Kalae Wheeler) Nacis of Kona, Tony (Cindy) Nacis of Papaaloa, John (Jessi) Nacis and Alberto (Debbie) Nacis of Arizona, Artemio (Marion) Nacis of Texas; hanai son, Charles (Vanessa) Stevens of Paauilo; hanai daughter, Charlette L. Stevens of Waimea; mother in-law, Iris (Fujie) Oda of Hilo; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 11

Cheyanne Lee Anderson, 38, of Captain Cook died Feb. 28 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in White Salmon, Wash., she was a customer service representative at Keoki’s Fish and Chips and member of Narcotics Anonymous. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (March 17) at Big Game Fishing Clubhouse at Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Kailee Anderson, Ember Anderson, Everdean Anderson and August Lee Anderson of Captain Cook; mother, Belinda Lee Anderson and stepfather, Norm Catton, of Captain Cook; brothers, Britt Anderson of Oregon, Casey Catton of Captain Cook, and Loke Anderson, Merlin Anderson and Doc Anderson of New Hampshire; sisters, Holly Anderson of Oregon and Kalina (Keoni) Llanes and Marika Anderson of Kona; maternal grandmother, Betty (John) Ash of Florida; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 10

John Baji, 84, of Keaau died Feb. 2 at home. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired construction worker and U.S. Army veteran. Graveside committal service noon Wednesday (March 14) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 for Mr. Baji and his wife, Patricia Baji, who died Nov. 29, 2012. Casual attire. Survived by hanai son, John Branlund of Hilo; stepdaughters, Mary Madrigal of Mountain View and Deborah (Wilkie) Hayashida of Pahoa; stepsons, Timothy Creason and Jeffrey Creason of California, James (Danielle) Creason of Tucson, Ariz.; brother, Marshall Baji of Honolulu; sister, Cecilia Ogata of Hilo; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 9

Duane Kealii Auwae, 64, of Ewa Beach, Oahu, died Feb. 17 in Ewa Beach. He was born in Hilo. Service 1 p.m. Sunday (March 11) at Carlsmith Ocean Park. Scattering of ashes to follow at Four-Mile Beach. Survived by daughter, Julia (Keoni Kapana) Dahlgren; sisters, Maile Mauhili, Henrietta (John) Miranda, Jewellyn Mary Leialoha, Charlotte (Bano) Keotadlas and Rae Awai; brothers, Henry (Geri) Auwae, Allen (Riva) Auwae, Marks Auwae, Charles Auwae, Ronald (Judy) Auwae Sr. and Norman Kema; two granddaughters.

Obituaries for March 7

Ramon Patrick Abong, 94, of Pepeekeo died Feb. 14 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Olaa, he was a welder for the former Jensen Welding Shop in Hilo, worked for the former Hakalau Sugar Plantation and Hilo Coast Processing Co. as a sugar cooker and electrician and was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Monday (March 12) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Martha Abong of Pepeekeo; sons, Raymond D. (La) Abong and Robert J. Abong of Pepeekeo; daughters, Pauline T. Abong (Dennis) McClees of Pepeekeo and Oahu and Sylvia L. Abong (Franklin) Kakazu of Puhi, Kauai; sister-in-law, Josephine Abong of Pepeekeo; eight grandchildren; great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.