Obituaries for June 12

Eulogio “Jun” Pangelinan Sablan, 61, of Mountain View died May 23 in Hilo. Born in Saipan, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, he was an automotive technician. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes at a later date. Survived by wife, Leslie “Dawn” Miller-Sablan of Mountain View; daughters, Dyanna (Chase) Sablan of Pahoa, Naomi Sablan of Guam and Erin (Bobby) Tanaka of Texas; sons, Dyllan Sablan of Mountain View, Derwin Sablan of Guam, Royale (Kehau) Pajo of Keaau and Ricky (Guxy) Pajo of Fairbanks, Alaska; brothers, Alexander P. (Mila) Sablan of Saipan and George P. (Akina) Sablan of Texas; sisters, Ana P.S. (Romeo) Yutig of California, Patricia Sablan of Texas and Diane Sablan of Virginia; nine grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Martha Betsy Chang, 88, of Halaula died April 16 at home. Born in Waimea, she was a librarian at Kohala Library, telephone operator for the former Hawaiian Telephone Co., member of Kohala Senior Citizens Group and Landmark Baptist Church. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Landmark Baptist Church, 54-3666 Akoni Pule Highway in Kapaau. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Leslie Chang of Haiku, Maui, and Joseph Chang Jr. of Mount Vernon, Wash.; daughter, Jocelyn Chang of Kohala; a grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Bernadette Pualani “Lani” Chase, 82, of Keaau died May 25 at home. Born in Hana, Maui, she was a homemaker and member of Red Hat Society of Hilo. Graveside urn committal service noon Friday (June 15) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Erwin F. Chase Jr. of Keaau; daughters, Katherina Pualani “Rina” (Ronald Dean Jr.) Mendenhall of New Mexico, Kehaulani Mary Kalei of North Carolina, Barbarajean Leinaala “BJ” (Robert A.) Nesbitt of Hawaiian Acres, Tamara A. (Raymond K.) Samuels of Lumberton, N.C., and Pamela S. (Jerry K.) Bell of Hilo; sons, Samuel (Joseph) Kalei of Oahu, Erwin F. (Kathleen) Chase III and William J. Chase of Hilo; sister, Isabelle Alapa‘i Estrella of Oahu; 35 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

David Kawika Pa‘a‘aina, 68, of Kapoho died June 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired U.S. Navy Seal senior chief petty officer and Vietnam War combat veteran. Private services held. Survived by companion, Debby Cutler of Kapoho; sons, David (Marlo) Pa‘a‘aina of Florida and Aaron (Michaela Jordan) Pa‘a‘aina of Santa Rosa, Calif.; daughter, Tiara Pa‘a‘aina of Lakewood, Ohio; brothers, Robert (Nalani) Miranda, Gregory (Carolyn) Miranda and Edwin Miranda of Oahu; brother-in-law, Patrick Garza of Washington; nine grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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