Obituaries for June 5
Ronald Francis “Sam” Addington Sr., 78, of Keaau died May 24 at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired construction worker, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps., and member of the Wailoa River Rats. Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Graveside services at noon at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Addington of Keaau; sons, Ronald (Elle) Addington of Honolulu, Plez Addington and Samuel Addington, both of Missouri, and Kalani Addington of KauaiI; son-in-law, Dwayne Sanborn of Waikoloa; daughters, Rhonda (Kenet) Brevig of San Diego, California, Debra Pila of Hilo, Marjorie (Richard) Kealoha and Lisa (Aaron) Amimoto, both of Oahu; sisters, Rose Settle of Texas, Dorothy Evans of Hilo, Judy (Joe) Enwright of the mainland, and Doris (Jim) Davis and Jeanine Best, both of California; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Charles Shim Ung Aina Jr., 59, of Hilo died June 1 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was the owner/designer of Charles S.U. Aina Jr. Inc. Architecture Planning/Interior Design Consultant and was a member of Akaka Fall Lion’s Club. Visitation will be from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Jamie H.O. Aina of Hilo; daughters, Jenna H. (Isaiah Ikeda) Aina and Megan Y.D. Aina, both of Hilo; son, Charles S.U. Aina III of Hilo; brother, Clayton Lee (Theresa) Aina of Hilo; sisters, Adelaide “Peewee” (Penivai) Mounga of Aberdeen, S.D., and Charlotte (Curtis) Matsui of Hilo; parents-in-law, Robert and Ruth Ouye of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Sharon (Mike) Wuerl of California, Cathy (Tom Saccomanno) Kim and Bobbi Wilson, both of Hilo; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Betty Lou (Gagner) Akana, 88, of Sunnyvale, Calif., and formerly of the Big Island, died May 21 at her home. Born in Seattle. Memorial service and burial of ashes will be scheduled in Hilo at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Betty requested contributions be made to the San Jose/Peninsula Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), P.O. Box 2718, Sunnyvale, CA. 94087, www.pflagsanjose.org/gift_of_giving.php, or a charity of the giver’s choice. Survived by children and their spouses, Allison and Juliana (Barr) Akana of Half Moon Bay, Calif., Patrick and Elizabeth (Holmes) Akana of Santa Clara, Calif., Alan Akana of Koloa, Michael Akana and Thanos Foufoulas of Half Moon Bay; brother, Pat (Joanne) Gagner of San Diego; and four grandchildren.
James Richard Browne, 82, Waikoloa died May 31 at home. Born in South Gate, Calif., he was a firefighter for the City of Santa Barbara, Calif., a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a member of the Kona Elks Club, Marine Corps League and the Korean War Veterans Association and escorted groups on tours of Camp Tarawa’s locations significant during World War II, and for his efforts to establish a museum commemorating Camp Tarawa. Memorial service and graveside burial at noon Friday at West Hawaii Veteran’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to North Hawaii Hospice in Waimea. Survived by wife, Alice Browne of Waikoloa; son, James (Marcia) Browne of Pahoa; daughters, Sharon (Josh) Kenyon of Waikoloa, Betsy Del Sarto of Pahoa, Elizabeth Browne of Hawaii, and Alanette Browne of Puerto Rico; numerous grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Roland “Pineapple” Fritz Blackiston Jr., 66, of Pahoa died June 2 in Huntington Beach, Calif. Born in Honolulu. Memorial services will take place in Orange County, Calif., and Honolulu. Survived by brother, Guy Blackiston; sisters, Patricia Zakahi and Sally Chun; son, Roland Fritz Blackiston III; daughter, Sondra Lavoie; and five grandchildren.
Lillian S. (Bohol) Chock, 76 of Memphis, Tenn., died July 19, 2013, at the Regional Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Celebratory gathering will be held. Survived by sons, Valentino (Lorna) Miranda of Hawaiian Beaches and Antonio (Debra) Miranda of Ainaloa; daughters, Camalita Miranda (Dale Decosta) of Waimea and Nedeen (Danford) Calica of Hilo; brother, Engracio (Mary Ellen) Bohol of Pennsylvania; sister, Serefina Jones of Missouri; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Alice Mildred Gutmann, 84, of Pahoa died June 2 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., she was a nurse at Castle Point Veterans Hospital in Duchess County, N.Y. Private services at a later date. Online condolences at www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, Tim (Ruth) Edgar of Perth, Australia, Paul (Avada) Gutmann of Sebastopol, Calif., and Robert (Christine) Gutmann of Poughkeepsie; daughters, Judith (Scott) Gaston of Pahoa and Barbara Gaston of Santa Rosa, Calif.; brother, Richard Edgar of New Paltz, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Samiuela “Sam” Nisa, 46, of Pahoa died May 28 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Tonga, he was a stone mason and a member of the S.U.T.T. Ketisemani Tongan Church and Hilo Methodist Church. Friends may call on Friday at the Free Church of Tonga at 15-1518 Lokelani (17th) Ave. in Keaau. Visitation from 5-10 p.m.; an all-night vigil to follow at the church. Friends may call again Saturday at Free Church. Visitation from 8-10:30 a.m. Aloha attire; flowers and lei are welcome. Burial at Alae Cemetery. Survived by wife, Luisa Nisa of Pahoa; sons, Lopeti Nisa, Sateki Nisa and Tevita Nisa, all of Pahoa; daughters, Vasitai Nisa and Onika Nisa, both of Pahoa; brothers, Fonua Kihe Hau Nisa of Australia, Lopeti Nisa and Langoia Nisa, both of Honolulu; sisters, Ofa Nisa Taufa and Lauese Nisa, both of Tonga; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Patricia Lou Pung, 81, of Kawaihae died May 29. Born in Ninole, she worked as a cashier at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and was a member of Anunciation Catholic Church. Memorial services will be Thursday, June 12, at St. Anthony Parish in Papaaloa. Visitation at 4 p.m., Mass at 5 p.m. Survived by sons, Stacy Pung of Honokaa and Stephen (Kum Suk) Pung of Wylie, Texas; daughters, Roxanne (Yoshiki Osaki) Pung of Kawaihae, Sharee Rodrigues of Kalopa and Rainee Pung of Papaaloa; brothers, Gary Cinco of Modesto, Calif., and Kenneth (Linda) Cinco of San Antonio; sisters, Alberta Dobbe of Hilo and Pauline Hong of Kailua, Oahu; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Mildred Subica, 85, of Kurtistown died June 1 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Olaa, she was a homemaker. Private services. Online condolences at www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, Myron Subica of Hilo and Milton (Theresa “Tesi”) Subica of Pahoa; daughters, Madeline (Mark) Sehna of Pahoa and Maureen Subica of Kurtistown; brother, Alvin Rapoza of Edison, N.J.; sister-in-law, Laurie Rapoza of Hilo; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
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