Obituaries for May 8

Ruth Beveridge, 88, of Pepeekeo died May 4 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in St. Louis, she was a retired cashier for a grocery store and Disneyland. Private services. No flowers. Memorial donations to Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Karol Shettlesworth of Long Beach, Calif., Debbie Beveridge of Arcadia, Calif., and Sharon Robinson of Santa Clarita, Calif.; son, Mark (Faye) Beveridge of Pepeekeo; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Robert “Bugsy” Paul Cordeiro, 85, of Ahualoa died April 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Waikii, he was a retired nursery supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., maintenance worker for the former Waimea Country Club, member and caretaker of the ILWU Jack Wayne Union Hall in Honokaa, grounds maintenance worker for the U.S. Postal Service in Honokaa, musician and member of the Honokaa Playboys Band and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (May 12) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth Cordeiro of Ahualoa; brothers-in-law, Eugene Mendes Sr. of Kauai and Lloyd Mendes Sr. of Ahualoa; sisters-in-law, Elsie (Greg) Silva of Honokaa and Gaylien Mendes of Ahualoa; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


John Montuewed Costa, 76, of Ahualoa died April 9 at home. Born in Ookala, he was a retired supervisor for the Hawaii Carpenters Union, member of American Racing Pigeon Union and former member of Model A Ford Club, Aloha Chapter. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Lunch to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Blescilda “Blace” Cuaresma; sons, Michael (Tracie) Costa of Ahualoa and Jason (Debra) Costa of Waimea; daughters, Teresa (Wendell) Kualaau and Belinda (Leroy) Victorino of Kona, Janice (Zach) Drawdy of Waikoloa; sisters, Shirley (David) Henderson of Louisiana, Rosie (Gary) Depontes of Kona and Joanne (Walter) David of Ocean View; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Margaret Josephine Hunter, 101, of Kailua-Kona died May 2 at her Ruth’s House home. Born in Tribbey, Okla., she was a homemaker, gardener and Scrabble champion. Private service at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to charity of choice. Survived by son, Thomas (Amy) Loratta of Holualoa; two granddaughters. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Basilisa Brillantes Ocon, 92, of Keaau, formerly of Waipahu, Oahu, died March 11 in San Jose, Calif. Born in the Philippines, she was a member of Hilo Iloko Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Saturday (May 12) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial Service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; urn burial at a later date. Survived by sons, Dave (Jean) Ocon of Seattle, Francisco (Jesusa) Ocon and Narciso (Maricel) Ocon of Keaau, James (Lyn) Ocon, Ruben (Racquel) Ocon, Gregorio (Mercedes) Ocon and Luis (Esther) Ocon of the Philippines; daughters, Fely (Claudio) Razo of Keaau, Angelina (Dome) Della of Kapolei, Oahu, Lilia (Cris) Garcia and Anita Ocon of San Jose, Calif.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard Satoshi Sewake, 87, of Wahiawa, Oahu, died April 22 at Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Kapaau, he was a stockbroker, federal agriculture inspector and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel on Oahu. Service at 7 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Lauretta Sewake of Wahiawa; sons Kelvin (Dana) Sewake of Hilo and Colin (Keiko) Sewake of Okinawa; brother, William (Carolyn) Sewake of Hilo; sister, Chieko (Walter) Tonai of Waialua, Oahu; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Mililani Mortuary.