Obituaries for August 20

Wallace K. Beck Jr., 73, of Fredericksburg, Md., died July 2 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Born in Hilo, he was retired from General Electric, a U.S. Army veteran and loved Hawaii, its music, competitive sports and ‘ohana. Celebration of life Saturday (Aug. 25) at Hilo Municipal Course Banquet Room. Aloha and golf attire. Public, but please RSVP to Kealii at 854-4384 or Survived by wife, Rose M. Beck; children, Wallace K. “Kealii” Beck III, Lacia K. Benson, John Anthony Dangler, Rose Davis and Mike Dangler; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.



Maria Ybanez Bunghanoy, 94, of Hilo, formerly of Kailua-Kona, died July 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Bohol, Cebu, Philippines, she was a housekeeper for Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel and member of St. Michael the Archangel Church. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 25) at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Kona Memorial Park. Survived by daughters, Luzvisminda Bunghanoy Jumila and Emeteria Bunghanoy (Timothy) Sarpamones of Kona, Josephine Bunghanoy (Faaalo) Siliga of Hilo, Cecelia Bunghanoy (Robert) Fox and Mercedes Bunghanoy (Mark) Eligado of Honolulu; sons, Theodorico Ybanez (Erlinda) Bunghanoy, Constantino Ybanez (Jovelyn) Bunghanoy and Emmanuel Ybanez (Lydia) Bunghanoy of Kona, Wilfredo Ybanez (Lina) Bunghanoy of Honolulu; sister, Lucia Ybanez Lasprilla of Philippines; 29 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marguerite I. Carvalho, 92, died Jan. 28 in Spokane, Wash. She was born in Hilo. Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 25) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Video in last 15 minutes of visitation. Celebration of life at 10:30 a.m.

Miles Stephen Fry, 87, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 5. Born in Iola, Kan., he was an aeronautical engineer, professional model maker, U.S. Navy pilot and Korean War veteran and made scale models of Hawaiian racing canoes and full-rigged sailing ships, builder and flyer of radio-controlled airplanes and charter member of Kona Flying Club. Celebration of life 9 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 25) at Old Kona Airport, north-end beach pavilion. Casual attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Polynesian Voyaging Society or charity of choice. Survived by wife, Felicia Fry of Kailua-Kona; sister, Janice Kupper; hanai son, Deighton (Tisa) Emmonds of Waimea; a niece and nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Carole Laraine DePonte, 73, of Hilo died July 30 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Los Angeles, she was a supervisor for the Los Angeles Times, accountant for Floral Exotica, care provider for Life Care Center of Hilo and homemaker. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 25) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by daughters, Katherine (Vince Mata) Allen of Oxnard, Calif., and Victoria (Mathew Kamai) Pacatang of Hilo; son, Gerald Anderson of Kailua-Kona; sister, Jeanne Snetsinger of Monrovia, Calif.; hanai son, Michael Subert of Kaneohe, Oahu; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Nikolai Keakaokalani Martins, four months and 22 days, of Hilo, died July 1 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. Celebration of life 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 25) at Onekahakaha Beach Park. Survived by mother, Makana Kapika; father, Manuel Martins V; siblings, Trust Hayashi and Legacy Martins; maternal grandparents, Terry and Lordel Kapika; paternal grandparents, Rose Majamay and Manuel Martins IV; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Patricia S. O’Kieffe, 76, of Waimea, died Aug. 13 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in New York. No services. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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