Obituaries for August 7

Marie Angela Bodet Haena, 75, of Kailua-Kona died July 31 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Teaneck, N.J., she was a former Catholic nun and member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Secular Franciscans. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday (Aug. 10) at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 10 a.m. Inurnment noon at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Calvin Haena of Kailua-Kona; sons, Tracy Haena of San Mateo, Calif., and Todd Haena of Foster City, Calif.; daughter, Anna Haena of Tracy, Calif.; brother, Paul Bodet of Boynton Beach, Fla.; sisters, Lillian (William) Barry of Philadelphia and Joan McCarthy of Marshfield, Mass.; a grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Samuel Basil Kaitell, 69, of Hilo died July 29 at home. Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, he owned an auto parts store. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 12) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, John-Nee Juanita Keliikuli Kaitell of Hilo; daughter, Fasiya Kaitell of Cincinnati; sons, Sidi Kaitell, Rashid Kaitell and Daniel Kaitell of Hilo; two granddaughters and two grandsons. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Akiko Kohara, 94, of Hilo died July 3 at a private care home in Naalehu. Born in Hilo, she was a retired floral worker for the former Mauna Loa Orchids and Orchids of Hawaii and member of Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by caregivers, Helen and Romeo Sembran of Naalehu; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Peter Claver Veincent Jr., 48, of Hilo died July 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a driver for Fun Tours. Memorial service/celebration of life 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 12) at Hawaiian Village, Puhi Bay in Keaukaha. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Jaime Lee Veincent of Hilo; daughters, Courtney (Nicolas Kuhn) Kamai-Veincent, Cailee (Travis O’Dell) Awai and Cameron Awai of Hilo; goddaughter, Shannon Kaleo of Hilo; brothers, Samuel K. Veincent and Joseph P.N.S. Kenoi of Hilo; four granddaughters; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jean “Aunty Jeannie” Uilani Wygal, 79, of Hilo died Aug. 1 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she was resident council president of Life Care Center of Hilo and a volunteer for Hospice and AARP. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, Joseph Wells of Volcano and Maverick Kang Sr. of Hilo; daughters, Lori (Ira) Varize and Jolean Yamada of Hilo; sister, Blanche Willingham of Kailua, Oahu; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.