Obituaries for March 27

Duane “Sonny” Anthony Breithaupt, 54, of Waiohinu died March 21 in Ka‘u. Born in Pahala, he was a journeyman welder for Royal Hawaiian Orchards, Pop Warner Football coach and outdoorsman. All-night vigil starting 6 p.m. Friday, April 6, at family home on Mamalahoa Highway in Waiohinu. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Kauahaao Congregational Church in Waiohinu. Service at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Online condolences: Survived by companion, Marites “Tess” Castaneda of Waiohinu; sons, Devin “Bully” (Mona) Breithaupt of Waiohinu, Derwin Breithaupt of Kona and Darrin (Sharla) Enos Jr. of Kona; daughter, Staeci (Jayck) Breithaupt of Arizona; brothers, Glen Hashimoto Sr. of Ocean View, Vince (Monica) Hashimoto of Kona, Jesse (Melanie) Navarro of Ocean View and Blaine (Cristina) Navarro of Naalehu; sisters, Velma Kekoa of Hilo, Darlene “Lingis” Hashimoto of Naalehu, Annie (Mahi) Navarro of Ocean View and Penney (Emma) Breithaupt of Waiohinu; nine grandchildren; hanai brothers and sisters, brothers- and sisters-in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Milton Rosalo Iopa, 63, of Hilo died March 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a former manager for Maui Isana Resort and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Private services held. Survived by sister, Val Dean (Sergio Alonso) Castillo of Hilo; nieces, nephews, an aunt and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Teruichi “Coffee” Kohashi, 87, of Hilo died March 4 on Oahu. Born in Hilo, he was a retired captain for the Hawaii Fire Department Inspection Division, U.S. Army and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran and member of Kinoole Baptist Church and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 6. Private Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Tomie T. Kohashi of Hilo; son, Curtis (Susan) Kohashi of Hilo; daughter, Michelle (Galen) Mizuguchi of Hilo; four grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Patricia “Patti” Lum Lafleur, 73, of Volcano died March 22 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retiree and member of New Hope-Volcano and Daughters of God. Visitation 1-1:30 p.m. Saturday (Mar. 31) at New Hope-Volcano, 11-3019A Volcano Road. Celebration of life at 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, John Lafleur Sr.; four daughters and a stepdaughter; two sons and two stepsons; a sister; 24 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Kealia K.K.H.M.K. Moniz-Torres, 15, of Keaau died March 16. Born in Hilo, she was a student at Keaau High School. Services 9-11 a.m. Saturday (March 31) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Online condolences: Survived by mother, Joanna K.K. (Buddy) Moniz; father, Paul W.G.I. (Sasha) Moniz; brothers, Keanu Moniz, Bud Amaral and Paul Moniz Jr.; sisters, Keani Moniz-Torres, Kaisha-Star Soares-Moniz, Kaianna Moniz and Kailey Moniz; grandparents, Joann (Terrance) Kaleiwahea, James K. Mahu Jr., Stephanie (John) Moniz and Paul (Josie) Moniz; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Terri Lynn Niesen, 53, of Waikoloa died March 20. Born in Redondo Beach, Calif., she was a teacher at Waikoloa Elementary School. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by mother, Linda Wrigglesworth of Waikoloa; sister, Reia Langworthy of Bakersfield, Calif.; a niece and nephew. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.