Philip Donald Bell, 68, of Kailua-Kona died July 5 in Kailua-Kona. Born in Long Beach, Calif., he was a roofer and fisherman. Services at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sister, Linda (David) Steinkraus of Goodyear, Ariz., two nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Patrick Kane Hoapili, 68, of Keaau died June 19 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Realtor Associate for Century 21 Home Finders of Hawaii. Private services. Memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Marilynn Hoapili of Keaau; sons, Marcus (Arbine) Hoapili of Waikele, Oahu, and Marde (Lillian) Smith of Honolulu; daughter, Tammie Smith of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Iwalani S. Enriques of Kailua-Kona; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Peter Eseroma, 48, of Keaau died July 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a member of Koa Puna Motorcycle Club and Tihati Productions and worked as a plumber, cook and coach. Services 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Survived by spouse, Malania Nedina Kapika Eseroma of Hauula, Oahu; parents, Ieremia and Oliana Eseroma of Kaneohe, Oahu; sons, Junior Pekelo Tavu‘i Kapika Eseroma of Kaneohe and Keali‘i (Alexis) Keanu Sterling Kapika-Overturf of Hilo; hanai son, Manuel Wayne Castro of Hilo; daughters, Tabitha Oliana Maria Kapika Eseroma and Malania Fa‘atali Kapika Eseroma of Puna; hanai daughter, Tiana Sagapolutele-Silva of Kaneohe; brothers, Patrick (Sultana) Eseroma of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Ricky (Kalei) Pua‘a of Kalani Iki, Oahu, and Nolan (Moana) Waipa of Puna; sisters, Nuusina (Chris) Hall of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, and Sesilia Eseroma of Kaneohe. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Edwin P. “Eddie Boy” Aguiar Sr., 87, of Hilo died July 5 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a diesel mechanic for the former Theo. H. Davies, retired county Public Works equipment operator, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday (July 22) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-10 a.m. Monday (July 23) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by sons, John P. (KellyRae) Aguiar and Edwin P. (Arlette) Aguiar Jr. of Hilo; daughters, Ann (Anthony) Tanabe and Mary Jane (Douglas Jr.) Rapoza of Hilo; sisters, Jan Vierra of Pahoa, Thelma Kahakua of Mountain View and Carol (Daniel) Crall of Florida; brother-in-law, Richard Kahalewai of Hilo; nine grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces, nephews, cousins and two uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Wilgreg “Greg” Juan Lopez Sr., 51, of Kailua-Kona died June 21 at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Angadanan, Philippines, he was a baker at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Visitation 3-6 p.m. Monday (July 23) at Old Airport Park Makaeo pavilion in Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 6 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at the family’s home, 74-5140 Iluna Pl. in Kailua-Kona. Graveside service and burial 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jul 24 at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Helen Lopez of Kailua-Kona; sons, Sonny Lopez and Wilgreg Lopez Jr. of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Maritess (Sheldon) Riveira of Kailua-Kona; mother, Esther (Michael) Juan-Lopez-King of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Wilson (Anna Fe) Lopez of Kailua-Kona, Agustin (Ellen) Lopez Jr. of Honolulu, Marlon Lopez of Seattle and Dondon Lopez of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Clarizza Lopez and Wilma Lopez of Kailua-Kona, Janemar (Kupono) Kaluna of Waikoloa; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Robert Law Adams, 69, of Kailua-Kona died June 11 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Reno, Nev., he was a project developer for Kaizen Energy Solutions, retired salesman for the former Island Chevrolet and member of Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity. Memorial service 10 a.m., Sunday, July 29, at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity. Brunch to follow. Survived by wife, Julie Adams of Kailua-Kona; son, Marshall (Brittany LeMaire) Adams of Oregon; daughter, Alexandra (David) Gonzalez of Texas; brothers, Richard (Ann-Marie) Adams and Gregory (Mary Jo) Adams of Nevada; nieces. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Remegio G. Desamito, 71, of Keaau died June 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pangasinan, the Philippines, he was a retired bus driver for Clark County School District in Las Vegas, U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam War and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Thursday (July 19) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Editha de Leon Duyao Desamito of Keaau; sons, Reggie Desamito of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Eric Desamito of Keaau and Marc Desamito of Hilo; brother, Ceasar (Erlinda) Desamito of Las Vegas; sister, Jayne Desamito of Molokai; sister-in-law, Nora Duyao of Keaau; brothers-in-law, John (Andrea) Duyao and Marcio Duyao of Keaau; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
George Alama Jr., 98, of Captain Cook died June 29 at home. Born in Lihue, Kauai, he was a retired business consultant. No services. Survived by daughters, Arleen Alama of Captain Cook and Roxann Alama of Kailua-Kona; son, Roger Alama of Honolulu; sister, Piilani Kaleikini of Pupukea, Oahu; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Serafin Hernandez De Los Santos Jr., 74, of Keaau died June 18 at home. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a self-employed taxi and security provider. Urn committal service 1 p.m. Saturday (July 14) at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by son, Noel B. De Los Santos of California; daughter, Gloria B. De Los Santos of California; brother, John H. De Los Santos of New Jersey; brothers-in-law, Luciano Dela Cruz of Ewa Beach, Oahu, and Matt Davis of Keaau; sisters-in-law, Remy B. Young of Keaau, Percy B. (Libby R.) Vilapando of Waipahu, Oahu, Rosal B Mateo of Los Altos, Calif., and Shirley Valdez De Los Santos of New Jersey; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Trexel Lynn Beer, 74, of Hilo died May 25 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Buckhannon, W.Va., he was a retired state Department of Public Safety Hawaii Intake Service Center Branch Manager, employed at G. and G. Inc. of Oahu, member of Hilo United Methodist Church, Camp Mekokiko Development Team, Hilo United Methodist Men’s Group, Hilo United Methodist Church Peanut Butter Ministry, Hawaii Government Employees Association Unit 13 Retirees, East Hawaii Kiwanis Club, Hilo Jaycees Roosters, Kuulei Subdivision Kumiai and U.S Air Force captain during the Vietnam War. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday (July 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Inurnment at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 at a later date. Survived by wife, Linda Hyung Yik Beer of Hilo; daughter, Judy Junko Beer of Hilo; sister, Delma (William) McKinney of Victoria. Minn.; brothers, Roger Beer and Dannie (Brenda) Beer of Clarksburg, W.Va.; in-laws, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.