Obituaries for March 20
Eleanor “Granny” Chow, 91, of Hilo died Sunday at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Waiakea, she was a homemaker and member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may call from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by son, Jim Chow of Pahoa; daughters, Elaine (Leo) Christian of Hilo and Diane Chow of Hale Kamahina; brother, Thomas Rapoza of Hilo; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Brenda “Bren” Lee Mendoza, 53, of Honomalino died Feb. 13 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Vancouver, Wash., she was a homemaker, the owner of Rainbow Cottage preschool and worked as an upholstery assistant. Celebration of life at 12 p.m. March 29 at Hookena Beach Park. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Ben Mendoza of Honomalino; sons, Preston (Kathleen) Mendoza of Hilo, Darren (Caitlin) Mendoza of California, Eric (Jade) Aoki of Ocean View and Troy (Ashley Barit) Wood of Honaunau; daughters, Alicia (Billy) Kay of California and Chelsea Mendoza of Honomalino; brothers, Tim (Rose) Wood of Hawi, Dale (Judy) Wood of Idaho and Nathan (Kate) Wood of Washington; sisters, Marsha Isaacs of Honomalino, Diana (Richard) Akau of Kona Palisades, Karen (Dave) Batsell of Idaho, and Kim (Roman) Murillo of Winton, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mary Kaliko Perez, 83, of Kapaau died March 11 at home. Born in North Kohala, she was a housewife and member of Kohala Gospel of Salvation Church. Friends may call at 5 p.m. March 28 at Kohala Gospel of Salvation Church for a 7 p.m. wake service. Friends may call again at 8 a.m. March 29 at the church for a 10 a.m. funeral service. Burial at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers OK. Survived by sons, Andrew (Milicent) Perez of Kohala, Rockney (Francine) Perez of Pearl City, Oahu, Clarence (Kuulei) Perez of Kohala, Randall Perez of Kohala, Gilbert (Diana) Perez of Hilo, Kimo (Sarah) Perez of Hauula, Oahu, Alvin (Roberta) Perez of Kohala, Gregory (Marlene) Perez of Wailuku, Maui, and Glen (Beth) Perez of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Pualeilani Perez of Oahu, Sandra (Michael) Pakele of Wailuku, Maui, Leimomi (Stephen) Kihara of Kohala and Noelani (David) Mackowiak of Kohala; hanai daughters, Naliko (Allen) Medina of Oahu and Nalani (Garrett) Sugata of Kohala; brothers, Noah Kahoopii of Oahu, Nesha (Janet) Kahoopii of Oahu, Albert Kahoopii of Kohala and Kenneth Hook of Kohala; 36 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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