Lance Arruda, 70, of Kurtistown died Oct. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired mason for Isemoto Contracting Co., member of the Hawaii Masons and Plasterers Union Local 1 and veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Monday (Oct. 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service 7 p.m. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Oct. 30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by the mother of his children, Loretta Arruda of Honolulu; daughters, Sherri Ann Serrano and Caprice Arruda of Las Vegas, Claudette (Jamshid Jahanmir) Arruda of Kaneohe, Oahu; son, Wayne Adam Lance Arruda of Honolulu; brother, Douglas (Annette) Arruda of Keaau; sisters, Bernice Ortogero of Hilo, Nadine (John) Medeiros of Mountain View, Rochelle (Mark) Anderson of Keaau; sister-in-law, JoAnn Arruda of Hilo; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Peregrina “Peling” Lopez Ramos Macahito, 87, of Hilo died Oct. 17 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Facility. Born in the Philippines, she was a housewife. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 25) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Elizabeth (Sancho A. Escober) Ramos Macahito Escober-Mendiola of Saipan, Janet Arboleda Ramos-Cordova of the Philippines, Joselyn (Danilo Dalit Jucutan) Ramos Macahito-Jucutan and Juvy (Domingo Cabral Pablo) Ramos Macahito-Rojo of Hilo, Marilyn Ramos Macahito of Keaau; sons, Narciso (Delia Narcisco-Macahito) Ramos Macahito Jr. of California and Garry (Maria Sarmiento Cano) Ramos Macahito of Keaau; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Herbert Kualoha Maunu Jr., 78, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 9 at home. Born in North Kohala, he was a specialist and radiation monitor with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, member of The Royal Order of Kamehameha Moku O Kona, former board member of La’i Opua Homeowners Association, member of the National Federation of the Blind and served in the U.S. Navy. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 27) at the La‘i Opua Community Center. Survived by wife, Virginia Maunu of Kailua-Kona; son, Herbert (Marla) Maunu III of Las Vegas; sisters, Emily Kamaka of Kona, Kaala (John) Kahalioumi of North Kohala; brothers, Kamuela Maunu of North Kohala, Jesse Kaona of Las Vegas, Eddie Kaona of California; two granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Bernard Faisca Torres Jr., 61, of Hilo died Sept. 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, he was a warehouse manager/truck driver with the Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank; a former warehouse manager for Koehnen’s Interiors; and member of the Juz-Us Hawaii Motorcycle Club. Memorial bike run departs 10 a.m. Friday (Oct. 26) from the Kamehameha statue in Hilo. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday (Oct. 26) at the Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Hall. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Yvonne Torres of Hilo; daughters, Bernalyn “Malia” (Tommy) Young and Chelsy (Kalani) Siliga of Mountain View; sons, Kuana (Marc Turner) Torres-Kahele of Piihonua, Tallon (Kasie) Torres of Keaukaha and Wade (Dulce) Torres of Keaau; sisters, Theresa Torres and Stephanie Wong of Hilo, Raynette (Alan) Lacad of Oahu, Lisa Torres of Kohala; brothers, Matthew (Laura) Torres of Papaikou, Larry Abenes of Colorado, Lawrence (Brandy) Abenes and Rayburn (Robyn) Awaa-Lincoln of Oahu, Leimana Abenes of Hilo, Rene (Nicole) Talisay of Kurtistown, Raynard Torres of the Philippines; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.