Obituaries for February 2

Sarah Kalehua Kahula Edlao 60, of Peahi Haiku, Maui, and Hilo died Jan. 25 at her Hilo home. Private services. Survived by sons, Christopher (Beverly Borromeo) Macadangdang of Las Vegas, Duane Kaimana-Scott (Andy Todd) Edlao of Nashville and Kawika Ikaika Johnson (Lawrence) Kahumoku of Hilo; daughter, Sheri-Lyn Kawailani Edlao of Maui; brothers, George Kahula Jr. and William Kahula of Maui; four grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Peter Apolei Lima, 67, of Waikoloa died Jan. 2 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired laborer, a member of Kuka‘ilimoku Village Association and Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Waikoloa. Visitation 11-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Waikoloa. Service at 11:30 a.m. Light refreshments to follow. For information, call 987-2243. Survived by nephews, Nelson (Abbie) Hanohano of Kailua-Kona, Kaninau (Juan) Mano of Arizona and Kinimaka (Trenny) Mano of Pearl City, Oahu; nieces, Georeen (Neil) Yamada and Marnett Kaleo Mano of Honolulu, Nohokula (George) Kahananui of Kailua-Kona. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Alfredo Cortez Madriaga, 74, of Naalehu died Jan. 16 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he was a planter for the former Ka‘u Agribusiness and member of Ka‘u Filipino Community Club and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Naalehu. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughter, Kathy (Brian) Baxter of Ocean View; sons, Calvert Madriaga of Napoopoo, Brock (Carrie) Madriaga of Kealakehe and Todd (Kawana‘ao) Moser of Kaloa, Kona; hanai daughter, Heather (Mervin) Naboa of Naalehu; brothers, Augustine (Cecilia) Madriaga of Ocean View, Robert (Vanessa) Madriaga of Kealakehe and Anthony (Margo) Mardriaga of Maui; sisters, Maurine (Dave) DeBoer of North Carolina, Marlene Madriaga of Washington and Blendalyn (Dale) Ishikawa of Ookala; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mary Frances Martin, 92, of Waimea died Jan. 3 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Birmingham, Ala., she was a retired teacher. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday (Feb. 9) at St. James Episcopal Church in Waimea. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Richard “Mike” Rankin, 79, of Chiang Rai, Thailand, formerly of Hilo, died Jan. 24, in Chiang Rai. Born in Topeka, Kan., he founded the Hilo Farmers Market in 1988. Survived by wife, Dow, and stepson, Non.

Marie Elizabeth Smith, 89, of Kalapana died Jan. 24 at home. Born in Spargursville, Ohio, she was a retired Realtor and homemaker. Graveside service at noon Tuesday (Feb. 6) at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by son, Charles Silas Smith of Kalapana; daughters, Diana Low Pelfrey and Rose Marie O’Neill of Kalapana; five grandchildren; brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.