Obituaries for February 16

Chris Anthony De Leon, 60, of Kealakekua died Feb. 6 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a return car agent for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, member of Kona Faith Center in Captain Cook, former security officer for Kanaloa Kona and truck driver for Alakona Corp. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Kona Faith Center in Captain Cook. Service at 10 a.m. Refreshments to follow. Condolences to P.O. Box 2410, Kealakekua, HI 96750. For info, call or text 315-5253. Survived by wife, Evelyn De Leon of Kealakekua; mother, Julia (Frank Silva Sr.) Luat of Kealakekua; brothers, Stephen (Alberta) Duarte of Maui, John (Joanna) De Leon of Hilo, Earl De Leon of Kainaliu, Richard De Leon and Ben De Leon of Maui; sister, Sylvia Simpson of Tennessee; hanai brother, Bobby (Lydia) Ballinger of Honolulu; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Robert John Flood, 78, of Hilo died Feb. 8. Born in Chicago, he was an aviation and auto body mechanic and U.S. Navy veteran. Inurnment service 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. No flowers. Memorial donations to Center for Spiritual Living, HCR 2 Box 6277, Keaau, HI 96749. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by fiancée, Cheryl Ann Smith; sons Kelly John Flood and Sean Patrick Flood; daughters, Shannon Debra Pryor, Darby Anne Ayers-Flood, Glynnis Moira Neilson, Ravani Tawn Flood and Diana Marie Gilmore; brothers, John Thomas Flood, Dustin James Flood, Kenneth Harry Flood, John Patrick Flood and Francis Raymond Vierra; sisters, Mary Ellen Faso and Sesaly Beth Grill; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Scott Allen Littell, 58, of Ocean View died Jan. 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Albuquerque, N.M., he was a laborer. Celebration of life for Littell brothers 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Manuka State Park. For info, call 333-1977. Survived by nephews, Kaida (Michelle) Houvener of Ocean View and Aaron (Peggy) Houvener of Kailua-Kona. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Karl Richard Tews Jr., 82, of Kailua-Kona and Redding, Calif., died Jan. 8 at home. Born in Hastings, Neb., he was a Budweiser beer wholesaler and member of Lions Club, Elks Club and QB. Funeral services held in California. Survived by wife, Elaine Tews of Redding; daughter, Lynn (Lance) Goble of Redding; a granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Benedict T. “Benny” Uyetake, 97, of Hilo died Feb. 6 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired salesman for Hawaiian Housewares Ltd., member of and longtime volunteer at St. Joseph Catholic Church, U.S. Army World War II veteran and graduate of St. Louis School. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 21) at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 22) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Dominic (Judith AhHee) Uyetake Sr. of Hilo, Benedict (Deborah) Uyetake of Haiku, Maui, Duane (Verna) Uyetake of Kawaihae, Bennett (Rhona) Uyetake and Alton (Elizabeth) Uyetake of Hilo; daughters, Beverly (Ellsworth) Babagay of Pahoa, Raphaela (Louis II) Elia, Denise (Craig) Resureccion, Patrice Paiva and Therese Uyetake of Hilo; brothers, John (Judith) Uyetake and Ernest (Jane) Uyetake of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Patti Enriques of Maui; 35 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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