Joseph Abelaye Jr., 75, of Keaau died March 27 at home. Born in Pahala, he was a retired training manager for Robert’s Hawaii Tours. No services planned. Survived by his wife, children, mother, sisters, brothers, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Frederico “Freddy” Alvarado, 72, of Mountain View died March 28 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a powderman for Grace Pacific and Pacific Concrete and a U.S. Army veteran. No services planned. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Sharon “Nani” Alvarado; sons, Frederico “Freddy Boy” (Merle) Alvarado Jr. and Joey Alvarado; brother, Patrick Lagrimas of Honolulu; sister, Constance “Indai” (Reginald) Kanekoa of Honolulu; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Augustine “Augie” Louis Apicerno, 80, of Volcano died March 28 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center in Hilo. Born in South Kingston, R.I., he was a retired salesperson with the former Hawaiian Telephone Co., U.S. Army veteran, worked for Bonded Materials after retirement, a member and former bishop of The Keaau Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a basketball coach for Campbell and Mililani high schools on Oahu. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday (April 11) at the Orchidland chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Evelyn “Evie” Apicerno of Volcano; daughter, Gina (Moises) Gonzalez of Las Vegas; sister, Marion Carlos of Florida; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Helen Theresa Cann, 96, of Hilo died March 28 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born on Maui, she was a homemaker, employee of the former Hawaiian Holiday Macadamia Nut Co. and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Marilyn (Houston) Carroll of Jena, La.; son, Anthony (Marcelle) Cann of Waikoloa; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lawrence R. Rodrigues, 86, of Pahoa died March 16 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center in Hilo. Born on Kauai, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and member of the Operating Engineers Local 3. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday (April 11) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Annie Rodrigues of Pahoa; son, Roy Anthony (Carolynn) Rodrigues of Pahoa; daughters, Roxann (Duane) Poouahi of Las Vegas, Josephine (Howard) Troches of Pahoa and Stephanie (Theresa) Pu‘u of Keaau; brothers, Eddie (Grace) Rodrigues and Herbert (Bernice) Rodrigues of California; sisters, Margaret (Ernest) Ruiz of Pahoa and Barbara Carvalho and Elizabeth (Manuel) Rapoza of California; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Rodrigues of Honolulu; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Shizue S. Shiroma, 85, of Hilo died March 27 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Pepeekeo, she worked for the University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Tropical Agriculture and was a member of Puna Hongwanji Mission and Hui Okinawa. Private services held. No koden; no flowers. Survived by husband, Takeshi Shiroma of Hilo; son, Max (Joni) Shiroma of Mountain View; daughter, Carolyn (Frank Farrell) Shiroma of Denver; two grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.