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.
Monica Ansourian Adjemian, 89, of Kailua-Kona, died June 12 at a private care home. Born in Biver, France, she was retired. Private services. Memorial donations to Advocats Inc., P.O. Box 4415. Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by daughter, Lydia (Roger) Weiss of Kailua-Kona; brother, Gregoire (Dedoche) Gourgikian of Marseille, France. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Leslie M. Castro Sr., 85, of Hilo died June 26 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired lumber yard foreman. Memorial service/celebration of life at a later date. Survived by son, Leslie M. (Leeann) Castro Jr. of Hilo; brother, Clyde Castro of Las Vegas; sister, Emogene Pacheco of Hakalau; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Richard Douglas Clark, 72, of Ocean View died June 9 at home. Born in Washington, Ind., he was an electrician, draftsman, jeweler, owner of South Point Rods, classic vehicle restorer and golfer. Memorial service noon Saturday, July 7, at his home, 92-8370 Tiki Lane, Ocean View. Survived by daughters, Kimber (Robert Rabelo) Clark of New Mexico, Jessica (Noel Sr.) Espejo and Monica Agpawa of Ocean View; son, N. David Clark of Roswell, N.M.; brothers, Ron Clark of Houston and Jeff (Renee) Clark of Austin, Texas; sister, Donna (Jim) Zelko of Houston; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Elizabeth Puleimoku Caitano Chang, 89, of Honolulu, formerly of North Kohala, died May 31 at Wahiawa Long Term Care facility on Oahu. Born in Kohala, she was a retired licensed practical nurse at the Kohala Hospital and member of Kalahikiola Congregational Church, Senior Citizens Club of Kohala, Kaahumanu Society of Kohala and the Kohala Gateball Club. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Kalahikiola Congregational Church in Halaula. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Waianaia Cemetery in Halaula. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Nalani (Keith) Fujimoto and Bette Sue (Joseph) Cazimero of Honolulu; sister, Maria Rosehill of Honolulu; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary and Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.
Arcinia Pulgadas Hung, 76, of Hilo died June 9 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Pepeekeo, she was a homemaker, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and participant in arts and crafts. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Sunday (July 1) at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 5 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-10 a.m. Monday (July 2) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Ashley Hung of Hilo; daughter, Kimberly (Marc Ino) Hung of Honolulu; brother, Gadioso (Vinora) Pulgados Sr. of Pepeekeo; sisters, Lucia (Zack) Abregano of Hilo and Rosalina (Emery) Wong of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; a granddaughter and grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Antone “Jr.” William Duarte, 74, of Papaikou died June 15 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of ADE Repairs. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday (June 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Hawaii Care Choice or American Cancer Society. Survived by wife, Evelyn Duarte of Papaikou; daughters, Antoinette (Scotty) Leopoldino of Hilo and Melanie Duarte of Kona; sons, Kenneth (Jeanette) Olive of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Edward (Christina) Olive of Hilo; brother, Wesley Duarte of Keaau; sister-in-law, Lorraine Duarte of Hilo; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gary Toshio Akamatsu, 74, of Kealakekua died June 3 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired manager for the transportation squadron at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, member of the 64 and Friends Golf Club, Daifukuji Soto Mission and U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by mother, Fujiko Akamatsu of Kealakekua; sisters, Mildred (Stanley) Tromberg of Plantation, Fla., Linda (Samuel) Camp of Honolulu and Phyllis (Solomon) Alani of Hookena; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.