Obituaries for May 25
Emilio “Milio” L. Madamba, 92, of Pahoa died May 10 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a papaya farmer, retired from Kuwahara Anthurium Farms, and a member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at family home on Nanawale Blvd. in Pahoa. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial to follow at Pahoa Catholic Cemetery with gathering to follow at family home. Survived by wife, Leonora “Orang” Madamba of Pahoa; sons, Juanito (Milagros) Madamba, Felicidad (Concepcion) Madamba, Don (Remedios) Madamba, Joveno (Josie) Madamba and Ignacio (Tina) Madamba of Pahoa, Dencio (Esmenia) Madamba of Long Beach, Calif. and Santiago (Milagos) Madamba of Hawaiian Beaches; daughters, Leticia (Regino) Dalmacio of Pahoa and Susan (Barney) Tasani of Maui; brother, Mariano Madamba of Philippines; sister, Virginia (Inyang) Gervacio of Philippines; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Akira “Sonny” Omonaka, 86, of Pepeekeo died May 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired business agent for the International Longshoreman’s and Warehouseman’s Union, member of Honomu Hongwanji Mission and U.S. Army World War II veteran. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers or koden. Survived by wife, Yuriko Omonaka of Pepeekeo; son, Guy (Delaine) Omonaka of Renton, Wash.; daughter, Eadie Omonaka of Honolulu; brothers, Thomas (Marcella) Omonaka of Redondo Beach, Calif., Rupert (Lillian) Omonaka of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Stanley (Susan) Omonaka of Waipahu, Oahu; sister, Kikuyo “Kay” (Earl) Sueyoshi of Kaneohe, Oahu; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Charles William Ricketts, 83, of Volcano, formerly of San Diego, died May 14 at home. Born in Walsenburg, Colo., he was a retired Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ranger, master diver, former president of the San Diego Underwater Photographic Society, Hilo Orchid Society, life member of Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and U.S. Navy Korean War veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Loretta Ricketts of Volcano; daughter, Cynthia James of San Marcos, Calif.; Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rose Lee “Eva” Evalani Stevens, 66, of Hawi died May 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in North Kohala, she was a homemaker, former housekeeper, secretary and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kohala Ward. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday 31 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kohala Ward. Service at 11 a.m. Interment of ashes at a later date. Survived by husband, John Stevens of Hawi; son, Michael (Vergina Karratti) Medeiros; brother, Bill (Nani) Neves of Kapaau; four grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
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