Obituaries for July 1

Monica Ansourian Adjemian, 89, of Kailua-Kona, died June 12 at a private care home. Born in Biver, France, she was retired. Private services. Memorial donations to Advocats Inc., P.O. Box 4415. Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by daughter, Lydia (Roger) Weiss of Kailua-Kona; brother, Gregoire (Dedoche) Gourgikian of Marseille, France. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Michael Tadashi Nakamura, 72, of Hilo died June 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Hilo High School auto mechanics teacher and U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Helen Nakamura of Hilo; daughter, Leigh Nakamura of Hilo; son, Reed (Melody) Nakamura of Honolulu; brother, Alvin (Angie) Nakamura of Honolulu; a granddaughter; aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Edward “Baka” “Baker” Requelman, 81, of Glenwood died June 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala, he was a retired mechanic for the Mac Farms of Hawaii, laborer for the former Laupahoehoe Sugar Co., school bus driver, security guard at Ka‘u High and Pahala Elementary schools and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Burial at Alae Cemetery, new section. Survived by wife, Consolacion Asistin Requelman of Glenwood; sons, Darian “Dawey” Requelman of Pepeekeo, Gregory (Darla) Requelman of Waiakea Uka, Rodney Requelman and Ronald Requelman of Glenwood; daughters, Trudy Ann “Girlie” (Clayton) Moniz of Keaau, Beverly (Kentron) Pulgados of Pepeekeo, Terrilyn (Bobby) Requelman of Hilo, Edna (Mana Polido) Requelman and Cindy (Michael Okumura) Requelman of Volcano; stepsons, Ricky (Evelyn) Quinajon of Hilo, Raymond Quinajon and Richard Quinajon of San Jose, Calif.; brothers, Robert (Pauline) Requelman of Ookala and Richard (Natalie Higa) Requelman of Hilo; sister, Gloria (John) Pacheco of Aloha Estates; brother-in-law, Joseph “Joe” Ah Choy of Ookala, 16 grandchildren, 15 hanai grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Henry J. Tavares, Jr., 55, of Hilo died May 31 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired Hawaii Police Department assistant chief, associate pastor and Church Council member of Word of God, graduate of the 208th session of the FBI National Academy, member of New Hope Church-Hilo, Hilo Yacht Club, and Hui Maka‘i Motorcycle Club. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at New Hope Church, 840 Kupulau Road. Celebration of life service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Michelle Tavares of Hilo; daughter, Kaitlin (Jordan Victorine) Tavares of Hilo; sons, Sean (Crystal Joy Ross) Tavares of Hilo and Kauhane (Brianne Clark) Castro of Honolulu; parents, Henry Tavares Sr. and Stella Gomes Tavares of Hilo; maternal grandmother, Mabel “Mama” Gomes of Paauilo; parents-in-law, Kawehi Cochran of Hilo and Michael (Sylvia) Martines of Honolulu; brothers-in-law, Michael Martines Jr. and Scott “Scooter” Martines of Honolulu; nine grandchildren; a niece and two nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Thelma Turnbull, 92, of Pahoa died June 18. Born in Scotland, she retired from Lindenhurst School system in New York and was involved in Masons and Eastern Star in New York. Private services held. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by daughter, Sandra Silva of Pahoa; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

The late Regino Damasco Ojano was survived by, among others, brother in-law Chricistomo Aguillio of California. His name wasn’t submitted for an obituary published Thursday.