Carrie Lynn Austin, 57, of Kailua-Kona died July 1 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in San Jose, Calif., she was retired. Celebration of life at noon Nov. 1 at OTEC Beach. Additional service information to follow on Facebook. Survived by daughter, Amber Catlett of Tracy, Calif.; son, Nicholas Catlett of Kailua-Kona; mother, Verna Catlett of Kailua-Kona; brother, Daniel Austin of Kailua-Kona; sister, Michelle Evans of Kailua-Kona; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Edwin “Brada” “Eddie Boy” DeSa III, 41, of Pepeekeo and Fern Acres died Sept. 18 at home. He was born in Hilo. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday (Oct. 12) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hilo. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com Survived by father, Edwin DeSa Jr. of Pepeekeo; mother, Sherry DeSa of Fern Acres; sister, Marlene DeSa of Killeen, Texas.
Nora Kauhane Kaalanuiahina Hao, 75, of Kalaoa died Sept. 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a security officer for G4S and Wackenhut Security Services. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at OTEC beach at Keahole. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by a hanai daughter, three hanai sons, two hanai brothers and five hanai sisters; half-sisters, Alice (Kevin) Gray of Hilo and Brenda Dorsey of Florida; six hanai grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Anacleto Heloca Sr., 81, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 5 at Marilyn Foster’s Care Home. Born in Captain Cook, he was a maintenance man for Longs Drugs in Keauhou, construction worker, coffee farmer, member of the American Legion and a ham radio operator group and retired National Guard member. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 17) at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery pavilion in Kailua-Kona. Memorial service at 9:30 a.m. followed by internment. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Rosemary Heloca of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Bernadine Heloca of Kailua-Kona and Roselani (Naea) Straus of Waimea; sons, Anacleto (Fabian) Heloca Jr. of Oahu and Benjamine Heloca and Wayne Heloca of Kailua-Kona; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Yukie (Kuramoto) Matsuoka, 83, of San Jose, Calif., died Oct. 3 in San Jose. Born in Hilo, she was a nurse. Memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N. Fifth St., San Jose. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Lustgarten Foundation. Survived by daughters, Cheryl Cavanagh and Denise Matsuoka; son Eric Matsuoka; brothers, Richard Kuramoto, Gerald Kuramoto and Burton Kuramoto; sisters, Saeko Sato and Kiku Sasaki; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.