Obituaries for February 18

Jennie L.K. Anderson, 78, 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; brother-in-law, William Maillard of Cochraton, Pa.; 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.

Obituaries for February 11

Arthur K. Hall, 64, of Waimea died Jan. 24 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a member of Sinbad Racing, Big Island Auto Club, Hawaii Drag Racing Team and Art’s Toys. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 17) at New Hope Waimea Church. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: Survived by brothers, Nicholas R. Hall and Jeffrey W. (Marissa Estrada) Hall of Waimea. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for February 9

Jeffrey Kamealoha Ha‘alilio Sr., 64, of Ocean View died Jan. 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a tractor operator for Mac Farms of Hawaii, former hand at Kealia Ranch and member of Hilo Horseshoe Club and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at his home, 92-8953 Iolani Lane, Ocean View. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Theresa Ha‘alilio of Ocean View; sons, Jeffrey Ha‘alilio Jr. and Jayden Ha‘alilio of Ocean View; daughters, Kainoa (Melvin III) Palea and Ipo (Dominic Chinen) Haalilio of Ocean View, Jaslynn Kanoeau of Lahaina, Maui; brothers, Arnold (Frances) Ha‘alilio of Papaikou, Wilfred (Maggie) Ha‘alilio Sr. of Honaunau, David (Lorie-ann) Ha‘alilio Sr. of Captain Cook; sisters, Charlotte Rodrigues of Kainaliu, Nellie Takahashi of Honolulu, Geraldine Rivera of Holualoa, Jasmine Angeleo of Las Vegas, Henriann (Morris) Nagata of Captain Cook, Harriet Ha‘alilio of Pearl City, Oahu, and Nancietta Ha‘alilio of Kealia; brothers-in-law, Clinton Haina Jr. of Hilo and Clayton (Kristyn) Haina Sr. of Ocean View; sisters-in-law, Leeann (Eric) Sesson of Washington and Tiara Mamac of Captain Cook; two granddaughters; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 8

Kenneth Douglas “Dougie” Benevides, 85, of Pepeekeo died Jan. 18 at a care home in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired lieutenant from the Hawaii Police Department, former member of the Hawaii Army National Guard and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou and Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America. Private services held. No flowers; no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Helen Shirota-Benevides of Pepeekeo; brother, Raymond (Betty) Benevides of Hilo; sisters, Lucille Abrams of California and Isabelle Johansen of Hilo; sister-in-law, Rose Marie Ciaramitaro of California; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 6

Nora Yasuko James, 87, of Hilo died Dec. 26 at home. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was a retired secretary to the late Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi, previously secretary to the late industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, stenographer for Hawaii County Council, golfer, horse enthusiast, taiko drummer and member of New Hope Hilo, Hilo Orchid Club and Lower Kawailani Kumiai. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 11) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by stepson, Roger Lopes James III of Kohala; stepdaughter, Mearl “Vernie” Cooper of Waikoloa; sister-in-law, Faye Sakaino of Honolulu; 12 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.