Purtusa “Pat” Aguinaldo Benarao, 95, of Pahala died July 16 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker and a volunteer for numerous charitable organizations. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Burial to at Alae Cemetery, new section. Survived by daughters, Linda (Terry) Roberts of Honolulu, Rose Camero of Pepeekeo, Barbara Bidal of Kurtistown, Julie (Howard) Fujioka of Hilo, Christine (Tony) Page of Ocean View and Juanita Valeros of Hawaiian Paradise Park; sons, Adriano (Ida) Aguinaldo of Pahala, Melvin Aguinaldo of Keaau, Francis (Lani) Aguinaldo and Joseph (Donna) Aguinaldo of Pahoa; son-in-law, Art Rodriguez of Iowa; 34 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kathleen Reiko Nii Burress, 56, of Henderson, Nev., and Hilo died June 1 in Pearl City, Oahu. Born in Honolulu, she worked in the hotel and retail industries. Visitation 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 3) at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel in Honolulu. Service at 12:30 p.m. Survived by mother, Sumie Nii of Hilo; son, Isaiah (Sadie Cozo); sister, Marjorie (Mark) Dougherty of Hilo; brother-in-law, Roy Vincent of Aiea; a granddaughter; three nieces, two nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
Miguela Chung-Hoon, 86, of Kailua-Kona died June 26 in Kealakekua. She was a waitress at Ocean View Inn Restaurant and secretary for Hawaii Protective Association and the former Freeman Guards. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Old Kona Airport Park event pavilion. Celebration of life service at 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by husband, Edmund Paul Chung-Hoon; daughters, Catherine (Clayton) Villanueva of Kailua-Kona and Joanne Morimoto of Pearl City, Oahu; sons, Michael (Gay) Regohos of Kailua-Kona and Steven (Georgia) Chung-Hoon of Kealakekua; stepchildren, Edmund D. K. Chung-Hoon of Honolulu, Cynthia (Hilary) Kanuha of Aiea, Oahu, and Danderine Clark of Kealakekua; daughter-in-law, Doreen Regohos of Kailua-Kona; sister-in-law, Connie Gapol of Honolulu; grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Natividad “Naty” Dacanay Ellazar, 84, of Keaau died July 13 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Lupao, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, she was a retired papaya packer and grader for the former Tropical Hawaiian Products. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday, (Aug. 2) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Friday, (Aug. 3)) at the chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Marcos (Jodi) Ellazar of Hilo, Marcial (Susan) Ellizar of Charlotte, N.C., Romulo (Maribel) Ellazar of Apple Valley, Calif., and Igmedio (Estela) Ellazar of Keaau; daughter, Emerita “Emmy” (Samson) Ellazar-Hernandez of Keaau; brother, Lopez Dacanay of Philippines; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Irene Leslie, 84, of Captain Cook died June 28 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was a housekeeper at the former Kona Surf Resort, room maid at the Manago Hotel, gift shop attendant at Napoopoo Coffee Mill and member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Kahikolu Congregational Church in Napoopoo. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Sonny Leslie of Capain Cook; daughters, Arlene (Henry) Kahananui and Valerie (Rudy) Kaeo of Captain Cook, Jadelyn (Clifford) Medeiros of Honaunau; hanai daughter, Marilyn Mitchell of Waimea; son, Randy Leslie of Captain Cook; hanai son, Stareyton Mitchell of First Lava Flow; 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.