Obituaries for February 23

Barbara Jean Alapai, 70, of Kahaluu, Kona, died Feb. 2 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a housekeeper at the former Kona Surf Hotel and housewife. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Ralph Alapai of Kahaluu; sons, John (Phyllis) Alapai of Waimea, Kekio (Harmony) Alapai of Keaau and William (Laverne) Alapai of Kealakekua; daughter, Courtney Alapai of Kahaluu; hanai son, Leroy Funk of Louisville, Ky.; brothers, William (Lydia) Mitchell of Kealakekua and George (Sharon) Smith of Oahu; hanai brother, Levi (Bernice) Mitchell of Puuanahulu; sister, Laverne Mitchell Bolosan of Oahu; hanai sisters, Momi (William) Hooper and Mary Tarpley of Puuanahulu; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; hanai grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ellen Lalakea Green, 89, of Waimea, formerly of Kailua-Kona, died Feb. 16 at home. Born in Hilo, she retired after 30 years from Konawaena Elementary School and was a member of Kings Cathedral & Chapels in Honokaa. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Puukapu farm lot, 64-840 Ainahua Alanui St. in Waimea. Service at 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Lei and flowers welcome. Survived by brother, Steven (Suette) Tollefsen; daughters, Priscilla Lalakea Lorenzo of Waimea, Sudy (Leonard) Jose of Honomalino, Marcella (Greg) Wilson of Alaska, Donna (Dane) Acdal of Honokaa, Lokelani (Paul) Oliveira of Hilo and Haunani (Frank) Lalakea of Kailua-Kona; sons, Phillip (Kelvin) Hervas of Honolulu and Tony (Leiola) Mitchell of Waimea; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Arlene Mae Pereira Mayer, 79, of California died on Feb. 17 in Fountain Valley, Calif. Born and raised in Hilo, she was a retired paralegal and 1956 graduate of St Joseph’s High School. No services. Survived by daughter, Glori Mayer of California; sisters, Joan Bugado and Debra Armen of California; brothers, Gerald (Judy) Pereira, of Las Vegas and Ronald (Ronna) Pereira of Keaau.

Robert James Smart, 67, of Hilo died Jan. 2 at home. Born in Seattle, he was retired and a member of Polestar Gardens in Pahoa. Private services held. Survived by son, Ted Smart; siblings, Barbara Smart-Earl, Jeanette Martin and Tom Smart of Washington state; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Stevan Anthony Swall, 55, of Keaau died Feb. 18 at home. Born in Glendale, Calif., he was a plumber for Drainpipe Plumbing & Solar. Private services held. Survived by wife, Margaret Swall of Keaau; father, Donald Swall Jr. of Eureka, Calif.; mother, Jacqulyn (George) Swall of Simi Valley, Calif. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Masayo Yamashita, 89, of Captain Cook died Feb. 5 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kainaliu, she was a teller at Finance Factors and member of Lifewater Church (formerly Central Kona Union) and Hanei Kumiai. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Lifewater Church in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. For info, call Sharon Yamashita at 345-6623. Survived by daughter, Sharon Yamashita of Captain Cook; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Maria Consulacion Alnas Espejo is survived by, among others, son, Jessie (Briana) Espejo of Sacramento, Calif. Incorrect info was submitted for an obituary published Thursday.