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.
George Danao, 66, of Hilo died June 10 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born on Guam, he was self-employed as GWD Computer Consultants. Services at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Pamela Danao of Hilo; son, Kyle Danao of Hilo; daughter, Georgeann (Carl) Reyes of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Joseph Danao of Tennessee and Carl (Leina) Danao of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sisters, Elizabeth (Alvin) Goo of Kauai, Patricia (Bruce) Fujinaga of Waianae, Oahu, and Lynn (Kasey) Danao of Honolulu; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Sunnie Delatorre, 36, of Honokaa died June 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker. Wake service 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 13, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa Ward. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, July 14. Funeral service at 10 a.m. at the church. Casual attire. Cremation to follow. Survived by husband, Jason Delatorre of Honokaa; sons, Kainalu Delatorre, Kaulike Delatorre and Kana‘ina Delatorre of Honokaa; hanai son, Micah Canionero of Honokaa; mother, Aloha Dela Rosa of Honokaa; brothers, Douglas (Sheena) Nakata Jr. of Paauhau, Alfredo (Maria) Dela Rosa III of Kihei, Maui, and Kapena (Adele Downing) Dela Rosa of Honokaa; sisters, Sheneh (Pat Lactaoen) Dela Rosa of Kukuihaele, Shyenne (Thomas Walker) Dela Rosa of Waimea, Summer (Xaryn Matsu) Dela Rosa and Shennon (Shane Thompson) Dela Rosa of Honokaa; hanai brothers, Gil Motas of Molokai and Kealohapono Mason of Lahaina, Maui; hanai sisters, Maehkyne Mason of Lahaina and Royalan Cordaban of Colorado; father-in-law, Terry (Shirley Andaya) Delatorre of Honokaa; mother-in-law, Jerilynn (Kenneth Oshiro) Delatorre of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Tammy Delatorre of Los Angeles and Amy (Josh Caluag) Delatorre of Kailua-Kona; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Jenila Aisen, 58, of Hilo died June 28 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Mejit, Marshall Islands. Survived by spouse, Laet Aisen; sons, Jienty (Meria) Aisen, Nesa (Honey) Aisen and Lasen (Helintha) Aisen of the Marshall Islands, Silon (Missy) Aisen of Colorado; daughters, Wutko Aisen of Hilo, Moana (Banton) Nathan of California, Naomi (Anta) Aine of Washington and Grace (Jobane) Aisen of the Marshall Islands; 15 grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Michael Edward Cowden, 61, of Captain Cook died June 22 at home. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was a roofer for Gold Coast Roofing. Survived by sons, Rowan (Kaeliann) Cowden of Watsonville, Calif., and Tyler Cowden of Capitola, Calif. Private services at a later date. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ronald “Ron” Manuel Aranita, 82, of Keaau died June 3 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kunia, Oahu, he was a retired weather technician for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and member of Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Keaau Senior Golf Club. Visitation 8:15-9 a.m. Friday (July 6) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Agustina “Tina” Aranita of Keaau; daughter, Theresa Ann (Frank) Galati of Los Angeles; son, Paul Aranita of Anchorage, Alaska; sister, Sister Rosita Aranita, Congrgation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Rose Aranita of Waipahu, Oahu, Marian Aranita of Los Angeles, Ligia Aranita of Colombia, Patricia Aranita of Louisiana, Jessica Aranita of San Diego and Arlene Aranita of Pearl City, Oahu; a grandson; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.