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Obituaries for June 13

Thomas “Bull” Kahenenui Kome Kailiawa III, 53, of Pahala died May 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ka‘u, he was employed by Ka‘u Sugar Plantation as a heavy equipment operator, Kapapala Ranch, T&T Electric, Akal Security, Cronies Bar &Grill, Forrest Solution, Ka‘u Coffee Mill and was owner/proprietor of Kailiawa Coffee’s. Visitation from 9-11 a.m. Saturday (June 17) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual or aloha attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Jamie K. Kailiawa of Pahala; daughter, Roslyn K. Hoopii of Pahala; brothers, Napoleon (Mahea) Kailiawa of Hilo and Lincoln (Tessie) Kailiawa of Pahala; sisters, Janet (Arthur) Kaleohano and Anna (Carlton) George of Pahala; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mitsuyo Nakano, 100, of Hilo died April 4 at a private care home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired housekeeper at The Grand Naniloa Hotel and member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Services held. No koden; no flowers. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Sally (Michitoshi) Murakami of Kailua-Kona and Sandra Yoshioka of Fresno, Calif.; son, Rodney (Loretta) Nakano of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Yoshiko Morinaga of Hilo and Akiko Morinaga of Honolulu; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Ted Anthony Redo, 96, of Kailua-Kona died June 1 in Holualoa. Born in Milwaukee, he was a retired General Motors engineering executive and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Memorial services at a later date in Troy, Mich. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by daughter, Sharon Redo of Kapaau; sons, Brian (Cristine) Redo of Biltmore Lake, N.C., and Allen Redo of Peoria, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services provided by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Jonathan “Spam” Kuakini Sanborn, 40, of Hilo died May 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he worked as a carpenter apprentice for companies on Maui and the Big Island and was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 745. Visitation from 10:30 a.m.-noon Monday (June 19) at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at noon. Casual attire. Survived by parents, James and Cynthia Sanborn of Hilo; sister, Stacie (Jamie) Imai of Hilo; brother, Chance Sanborn of Hilo; paternal grandmother, Nora Tavares of Hilo; two nieces and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elizabeth Rose Akau Wilkins, 76, of Kawaihae died May 25 at home. Born in Kohala, she was a homemaker and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea 1st Ward. Visitation from 5-6 p.m. Friday (June 16), with service to follow at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Waimea. Casual attire. Private urn burial at a later date. Survived by daughter, Deborah Ann (Marty) Booth of Kawaihae; brothers, Edward “Ala” Akau Sr. of Pearl City, Oahu, and Solomon Akau of Kawaihae; sister, Wilma Nance of Galveston, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

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