Obituaries for July 23
Gail Haunani Keomaka, 64, of Kailua-Kona died Saturday at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was a Kona Village housing manager. Services held. Survived by brothers, Samuel (Elizabeth) Keomaka of El Mirage, Ariz., and Daniel Keomaka of Hilo; sister, Mary Ann Keomaka of Kailua-Kona; nieces and nephews. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.
Clyde Marvin Araujo, 72, of Orchidland Estates died July 5 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a member of Sacred Hearts Pahoa Catholic Church and a former member of the Hawaii National Guard and “The Mountain View Square Dancers,” a Honolulu Iron Works industrial hardware estimator and was the owner of Clyde’s Cabinets in Ainaloa. Visitation from 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary and 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual Attire. Survived by siblings, Albert (Janet) Araujo of Papaikou, Lorrin (Margaret) Araujo of Hilo, Louis Jr. (Jane) Araujo of Hilo, Paulette (Ernest) Soares of Hilo, Gerald (Angela) Araujo of Hilo; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Henry Rodrigues Jr., 73, of Holualoa died July 16 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a self-employed contractor and co-owner of R&N Inc., a member of the Kahaluu Kumiai, Hawaii County Parks and Recreation Senior Bowling League and a U.S. Army veteran. Friends may call at noon Tuesday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery for an inurnment service. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Maisie Rodgrigues of Holualoa; son, Henry Rodrigues III of Germany; daughters, Corinna Rodrigues of Germany and Christy (Coran) Kitaoka of Kailua-Kona; stepsons, Brandon (Cherry) Shirota of Tampa, Fla., and Shannon (Della) Shirota of Hilo; half-brother, Robert (Terry) Henriques of Honokohau; step-brother, Gilbert (Janet) Henriques of Kealakekua; hanai sister, Gladys Jose of Holualoa; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Norman Puanani Spencer, 70, of Hilo died July 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kona, he was a retired Hawaii Tribune-Herald district manager, member of the American International Cargo (AIC), the A-Team, was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Haili Congregational Church in Hilo. Visitation from 8-10 a.m. Friday at Haili Congregational Church in Hilo; services at 10 a.m. Celebration of life at 1 p.m. at Onekahakaha Beach Park (Pavilion 6). Aloha attire; lei welcomed. Private urn committal to be held. Survived by sons, Richard “Tonto” (Akalina) Spencer, Charles Spencer and Kaipo (Ciara) Spencer, each of Hilo; daughters, Norma (Eddie) Barco of Orchidland, Ardis (Chris Sr.) Eblacas of Hilo, Kanoelani (Turto) Spencer of Hilo, Robin Laa of Keaau and Trudy “Suki” Andrews of Keaau; stepson, Reggie (Cara) Souza of Hilo; brother, Fred “Bully” Spencer of Oahu; Carolyn Pua (Anthony) Cosma of Kona and Ida Nani Oliveira of Texas; half-sisters; Doreen (Raymond) Kaluhimoku, Faith (Charles) Alameida and Millicent Himalya of Waimea; 25 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Renfred Marcos Rico was a U.S. Navy veteran and formerly worked at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. He is also survived by brother-in-law Mario Castillo. This information was not included in an obituary published July 16.
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