Alexander Robert Aquino Sr., 71 of Captain Cook died Sept. 22 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a self-employed jack-of-all trades and mechanic for the former Ka‘u Sugar Co. Private services at a later date. Condolences and monetary gifts to Lonnetta J. Aquino, 82-6151 Muliwai Place, Captain Cook, HI 96704. Survived by wife, Annette Kunewa Aquino of Captain Cook; son, Alexander (Amy) Aquino Jr. of Napoopoo; daughters, Suzette (Don) Graycochea of Kahuku, Oahu, and Lonnetta (Tammie) Aquino of Captain Cook; brothers, Vincent Aquino Sr. and Stanley (Patricia) Aquino Sr. of Honolulu, John Aquino Sr. of Kauai; sisters, Ethelwyne (Rodney) Nahina of Hilo, Louise Galla and Minerva Mayhan of Tucson, Ariz.; hanai parents, George (Patsy) Iranon of Honolulu; nine grandsons; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Taite Toshi Fukushima, 9 months and 20 days, of Pahoa died Sept. 21. He was born in Hilo. Visitation 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 7) at Hilo Missionary Church, 1044 Komohana St., Hilo. Funeral service at 5:30 p.m. Private burial at a later date. Aloha or casual attire. Survived by parents, Jered and Tish Fukushima; brother, Jered; sisters, Aliyannah and Krystle; grandparents, Glenn Fukushima, Deborah Downing and Albert and Wendy Lopez; great-grandparent, Edwin Naito; an uncle and two aunts. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Al Kealohanuiokapuuwai Kaula, 66, of Hilo died Aug. 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a professional musician. Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 6) at Olaa First Hawaiian Church, 17-516 Hale Pule Road in Kurtistown. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughter, Keola Kaula of Oregon; sister, Q. Kalani Kanakanui of Kurtistown; brother, Richard Pascua of Honolulu; hanai brother, Kevin Kanakanui of Papakolea; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Shirley Ann Kealoha, 83, of Honokaa died Sept. 13 at home. Born in Kula, Maui, she was a housewife; volunteer for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Nutrition Program; member of Honokaa Business Association and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, chairwoman of Honokaa Western Week Saloon Contest and Honokaa Taro Festival, and Honokaa Hongwanji bon dancer, performing at hospitals and community events. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Georgiann (Harry) Kealoha-Jose and Corinne Kealoha of Honokaa, Jan (Harvey) Kealoha-Nakano of Hilo; son, George Kealoha Jr. of Kona; sisters, Rosaline Victorino of Hilo and Amy Butler of Texas; brother, Lawrence (Pat) Fernandez of Makawao, Maui; sister-in-law, Clara Kealoha of Honokaa; brother-in-law, Joe Pung of Honokaa; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Charlotte Rose Taka, 76, of Hilo died Sept. 18 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of Hilo Seventh Day Adventist Church. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 7) at Hilo Seventh Day Adventist Church, 162 Kapiolani St. Funeral service at 11 a.m. (One-way Sunday traffic on Kapiolani Street fronting church). Graveside committal service 11 a.m. Monday (Oct. 8) at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Daniel Taka Sr. of Hilo; sons, Daniel (Bobbie Morris) Taka Jr. and Derwin (Wendy Moses) Taka of Hilo; daughters, Natalie (Woody) Waltjen of Hilo, Rhonda (Vernon) Medeiros of Kurtistown and Shelly Marote of Hilo; brother, Norman (Carol) Cabreira of Washington, sisters, Sandra Tabiolo of Keaau and Marsha (Ernest) Valenzuela of Waimea; hanai sister, Francisca Asuncion of Hilo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.