Obituaries for September 21

Rodney R. Botelho, 87, of Honokaa died Sept. 3 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Born in Kalopa, he was a retired athletic director at Honokaa High School, taught there and at Laupahoehoe High, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Fresno State and University of Hawaii alum, played golf and baseball and was a Chicago Cubs fan. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass (urn) at 10 a.m. Military honors to follow. Casual attire; flower lei welcome. Survived by wife, Jacqueline Botelho of Honokaa; daughter, Tracy Botelho of Honokaa; son, KC Botelho of Honokaa; brother, Donald (Grace) Botelho of Kailua, Oahu; sister-in-law, Jennifer Souza of Honokaa; three grandsons and three great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lucio “Lucky” Cabus Jr., 74, of Mountain View, formerly of Lihue, Kauai, and Kalihi, Oahu, died Aug. 29 in Keaau. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Roberts Hawaii school bus driver, previously employed by Von Hamm Young, Eagle Distributors, McKesson Wine and Spirits, Island Beverage Co., 7-Up Bottling Co. and Johnson Brothers, member of Court Mauna Kea A.O.F. Hilo #8854 and Alaska-Hawaii Moose Club #1206. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Aloha attire; no flowers, but lei welcome. Scattering of ashes Oct. 13 on Oahu. Survived by wife, Naomi L. Cabus of Mountain View; daughters, Chassidy (Abraham) Keala of Makaha, Oahu, Desiree (Donald Clay) of Duluth, Ga., Denise (Greg) Correia and Doreen Alimoot of Ewa Beach, Oahu; brothers, William (Estel) Cabus of Ainaloa and Phillip Tam of Guam; sister, Magdalena Tremaine of Lihue; 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marciano “Rocky” “Fatso” Cadabona, 80, of Kurtistown died Sept. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honohina, he was a retired food service manager for the state and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service at 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. Burial noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by daughters, Julie Hooker of California, Fay (Scott Haili) Cadabona of Kurtistown and Lisa (Albert Rosas Jr.) Cadabona of Hilo; sons, Rocky (Karen) Cadabona of Mililani, Oahu, and Scott (Stefanie) Cadabona of Oklahoma; brothers, Maximo Cadabona and Nazario (Virgie) Cadabona of California, Rudy (Grace) Pajimola of Pepeekeo; sister-in-law, Theresa Pajimola of Kona; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Maureen “Nani” Haunani Giron, 62, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 9 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was owner of Aunty Nani’s Cafe and a waitress at the former Sizzler restaurant, Maxxwell’s Landing, Laniakea Cafe, Pizza Hut and Honokohau Harbor House. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Lutheran Church of Holy Trinity, 77-165 Lako St., Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Additional services on Oahu. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Duke Giron of Kailua-Kona; sons, Nalei (Genevieve) Furtado-Piko of Kailua-Kona and Steven (Hyunjin) Giron of Waikoloa; daughters, Noelle (Keola) Taylor of Naalehu, Shantel (Kurt) Malina of Waikoloa, Lisa (Melvine) Giron and Keikilani Furtado of Kailua-Kona, Marcell (Brian) Drake of Waikoloa; brother, Joseph Piko of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Laida Kalili of Maui and Deidra Mae Furtado of Honolulu; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Albert James Sampaia, 60, of Hilo died Aug. 10 in Arizona. Born in Hilo, he formerly worked at Goodyear Auto Service Center in Hilo and the state Department of Transportation and was a member of New Hope-Hilo Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at New Hope-Hilo. Memorial (urn) service and celebration of life at 10 a.m. Lunch to follow. Classic car and motorcycle run 2 p.m., starting at New Hope-Hilo. Survived by daughter, Brandi (Tyler) Milare of Hilo; brother, Gilbert (Carol) Sampaia of Hilo; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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