Obituaries for October 18

Lyla N. Aniban, 57, of Pahoa died Oct. 16 at home. Born in South Kona, she was an agent with the Transportation Security Administration at Hilo International Airport and Kahului Airport and cake decorator at KTA in Hilo. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 20) at Pahoa Sacred Heart Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Amy (Scott) Barricklow; sons, Jason Richards and Bryan (Danielle) Richards; mother, Sarah Aniban; brothers, Wayne (Radhika) Aniban, Patrick (Ohia) Aniban and William (Manu) Aniban; sisters, Paulette (Kaleo) Pacheco and Roxanne (Viktor) Lawcock; three grandchildren.

William Henry Beers III, 89, of Waikoloa died Oct. 10 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Annapolis, Md., he was an assistant golf pro, worked as a teller and loan processor for the former Bishop National Bank, was in property management for the Hawaii Trust Company, a driver and in management for Charles’ and Sida Taxi services and a salesman and manager for various new and used car dealerships and member of Waikoloa Men’s Golf Club, Oahu County Club and a club championship winner in 1953 and 1955. No services planned. Survived by companion, Dee Dee Kosa of Waikoloa; sons, William (Vera) Beers IV of Raleigh, N.C., Edward (Theresa) Beers of Olympia, Wash., and Richard Beers of Oregon; daughters, Lisa (Charles) Kirry of Olympia and Frances Kuulei Beers of Healdburg, Calif.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Wayne Edward Gray Sr., 77, of Kailua-Kona died July 19 at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. Born in Halstead, Kan., he was a retired law enforcement officer, member of the VFW Kailua-Kona and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Memorial service at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, Janet Gray of Captain Cook; sons, Wayne (Takako) Gray Jr. of Yokohama, Japan, and Eric (Gayle) Gray of Oklahoma; daughter, Michelle (Dustin) Craft of Kailua-Kona; hanai daughter, Edna (Jerry) Reischman of Portland, Ore.; brother, Donn Gray of Kansas; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Moanalua and Dodo Mortuary.

Benjamin John Guerrero Jr., 66, of Hilo died Sept. 11 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retail store manager and member of United Community Church. Private services held. Survived by wife, Karin Mohl-Guerrero of Hilo; son, Benjamin John Guerrero III of Honolulu; sisters, Della (Melvin) Yamanaka, Gwen (Benny) Akamine and Dorothy (Neal) Sumitani of Hilo; one grandson; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sharlene Iwalani “Fordays and Aunty Boodo” Kanipae, 66, of Hawi died Oct. 9 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Kohala, she was a retired worker for Lone Palm Farm in Kohala and member of Kohala Gospel of Salvation Church in Hawi. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Oct. 27 at Kohala Gospel of Salvation Church. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Burial at Hawi County Cemetery. Survived by sisters, Evan Napua Walker and Lynette Leilani Stevens of Hawi, Loretta Ann (Gilbert) Bigtas of Niulii and Sandra Luana (Charles) Stevens of Kona; brother, Andrew William Kaluahine (Jenny) Stevens of Kapaau; hanai brother, Harold (Jolene) Perez of Halaula; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Todd N. Neidhamer, 79, of Kapaau died Oct. 3 at Kohala Hospital. He was a gardener and landscaper. No known survivors. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marjorie N.K. Ota, 89, of Hilo died Oct. 1 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was the retired proprietress for the former Ota’s Union Service and member of Muni Links Association and Garage Association. Private services held. Survived by sons, Jesse (Margit) Ota of Honolulu and Neal Ota of Hilo; daughters, Karen Ota of Hilo, Valerie Teves of Waipahu, Oahu, and Claire (Michael) Muranaka of Honolulu; four grandsons and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Elaine D. Quimby, 90, of Ocean View died Sept. 14 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Keene, N.H., she was a nutrition researcher and homeopathic healer. No known survivors. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marilyn Sakata, 91, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 13 at home. Born in Kokomo, Ind., she was an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years. Private services at a later date. Survived by sons, Scott (Ashley) Sakata of Kailua-Kona and Rick (Haleakala) Sakata of Ahualoa; daughter, CarolLyn Sakata of Kailua-Kona; sister-in-law, Masako Sakata of Naalehu; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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