Obituaries for June 11

Anthony “Pops” Primus Arbles, 80, of Moirton Camp, Papaikou, died June 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired warehouse clerk for the state Department of Education and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Kats Athletic Club. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Friday (June 15) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, Joseph (Evelyn) Arbles of Paukaa and Patrick (Chrystine) Arbles of Hilo; brother-in-law, Frank De Luz III of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Albert “Bouty” Steven David, 57, of Holualoa died June 3 in Holualoa. Born in Honolulu, he was a tour bus driver. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday (June 15) at Kona Gospel Chapel in Kealakekua. Service at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Online condolences: Survived by parents, Mildred and Albert of Kailua-Kona; son, Kapono (Lisa) David of Las Vegas; daughter, Shelley David of Coffee Villas; brother, Michael (Lani) David of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Brenda (Robert) David-Torricer and Stella (Rudy) Rasay of Kailua-Kona, Pauline (Richard) Evans of South Carolina; hanai brother Jeff (Toni) Torres of Kailua-Kona; hanai sisters Gwen (Ira) Earll of Honolulu and Pauahi (Scot) Ling of Kailua-Kona; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

Marcos Lucas Julian, 95, of Pahoa died May 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines; he was an employee of the former Puna Sugar Co., self-employed papaya and noni farmer and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (June 16) at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcomed. Burial 11:30 a.m. at the church cemetery. Survived by wife, Antonia Julian of Pahoa; sons, Juanito (Dolly) Julian and Willian (Catherine) Julian of Pahoa; brother, Cayetano Julian of Pahoa, sisters, Veronica (Dante) Pagala of Keaau, Placida (Juan) Felipe of Oahu and Florentina Vicente of Philippines; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Donald “Don” Cameron Seaton Jr., 94, of Keaau died May 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of Greenhouse Specialists Keaau, cultivation superintendent for the former Paauhau, Hamakua and Laupahoehoe sugar plantations, member of New Hope East Hawaii and U.S. Marine Corps captain during World War II and Korean War. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Friday (June 15) at New Hope-Hilo Church. Celebration of life at noon. Hawaiian or casual attire; no flowers. Online condolences: Survived by daughters, Donna Smith of Salinas, Calif., and Julie Ingman of Keaau; sons, Tom (Rosie) Seaton of Honokaa, Phillip Seaton of Keaau and Scott (Michele) Seaton of Stayton, Ore.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

William Yoshito Thompson, 94, of Aiea, Oahu, died May 15. Born in Hilo, he was a civil engineer, former managing director of Hawaii County Board of Water Supply, deputy director and chairman of state Department of Land and Natural Resources, executive secretary of Leeward Planning Commission, vice president for R. M. Towill Corp., U.S. Army 442nd Regimental Combat Team World War II veteran, Bronze Star awardee, president of 442nd RCT Veterans Club, Hilo High School Class of 1941 alumnus and earned a B.S. in civil engineering in 1950 at University of Hawaii. Private placement of urn held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Sunday (June 17) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary in Honolulu. Service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Marjorie; children, Seth, Josh, and Andrea; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.


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