Dorotea Galicinao Acoba, 91, of Kapaau died Jan. 7 in Sparks, Nev. Born in Ilocos Norte, Bacarra, Philippines, she was a homemaker and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi and Kohala Senior Citizens. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 10) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hawi. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at county cemetery in Hawi. Casual attire. Survived by son, Benjamin Acoba Jr. of Kapaau; daughters, Norma Keliikipi of Kapaau and Patricia (Charles) Morin of Rhode Island; son-in-law, Chris Agbayani of California; sisters-in-law, Rosalia (Mariano) Yanos of Oahu, Feliza Yanos of Kauai, Apolonia (Josepino) Llanilla of Kauai and Clarita Acoba of Oahu; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Leslie “Les” “Bamm Bamm” Wayne Aguiar, 60, of Volcano died Jan. 22 at home. Born in Hilo, he worked for Bradley Pacific Aviation, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and Structural Dynamics and was a U.S. Army veteran, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo and drummer. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Prayer service 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Diana “Dee Dee” Aguiar of Volcano; stepsons, Brandon Borges of Hilo and Kaleo (Clover Villanueva) Borges of Volcano; brother, Wilfred Aguiar of Pahoa; sisters, Carla (Robert) Spidell and Desiree (Dean) Kalawe of Keaau; grandson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Adriano Mamuad Juan, 73, of Keaau died Jan. 4 at home. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a farmer, flower nursery worker and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday (Feb. 9) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Wake service 7 p.m. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 10) at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahoa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Henry (Nora) Juan and Jeffrey (Dalia) Juan of Keaau; daughters, Mariepe (Lando) Tallon, Juliet (Alex) Gilo, Jacqueline (Dexter) Lagran, Luz (Lee) Martin and Angel (Ale) Juan of Keaau, and Irene (Emer) Justo of Waikoloa; father, Nicasio Juan of Pahoa; sisters, Gloria Aguinaldo, Josefina “Siping” Canete and Anacleta “Lita” Gantala of Pahoa; 12 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
George Kosmo Kosmides, 54, of Hilo died Jan. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Canton, Ohio, he was a chiropractor in Hilo and founder of Lean Body Academy. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service 10 a.m. Celebration of life 3-7 p.m. March 18 at 7480 Flowing Stream Drive, Las Vegas. For more information, contact Kathy Kosmides at 702-333-8966. Survived by wife, Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides of Hilo; daughter, Sophia Aiko Kosmides of Hilo; mother, Betty Ann Arnold of Las Vegas; brother, James Kosmides of Las Vegas; sister, Kathy Kosmides of Las Vegas; father-in-law, Kenneth (Lee Harlow) Fujiyama of Hilo; mother-in-law, Doris (Gary) Iwaoka of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Ian (Christine) Fujiyama of Virginia and Beau Fujiyama of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Kim Fujiyama, Kari (Keenan) Yoshimura and Nicole Fujiyama of Hilo; maternal grandmother-in-law, Miyoko Nakayama of Hilo; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Eric A.K. Mendiola, 63, of Kurtistown died Jan. 16 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a hotel hospitality worker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday (Feb. 9) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Eulogy at 9:30 a.m. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Graveside urn committal service to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sisters, Judy Lane of Waikoloa, Penny (George) Weber of Lihue, Kauai, and Debora (Keoni) Inciong of Waipahu, Oahu; brothers, Damien Mendiola of Waimea, Kauai, Clyde Mendiola of Waikoloa, David Mendiola of Kurtistown and Charles Mendiola of Honolulu; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Raymond “Bondo” Milanio Pilor, 71, of Hilo died Nov. 19 at Hawaii Care Choices’ Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was a former chef/cook and former member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Laupahoehoe. Private services held. Survived by brothers, Walter (Grace) Pilor of Hawi, Jeffrey (Grace) Pilor of Hilo and Vernon Pilor of Waimea; sisters, Florence (Howard) Dawana of Keaau and Wanda (Rex) Dalere of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lillian Sakae Saplad, 79, of Keaau died Sept. 13 at home. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was a retired teacher. Private family services held. Survived by son, Christopher T. (Maris Asato) Saplad of Keaau; daughter, Jennifer L. Saplad of Keaau; brother, Neil M. Sakamoto of Los Angeles; brother-in-law, Andrew Kaaea of Maui; sister-in-law, Shirley Sakamoto of Wailuku; grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.