Obituaries for November 1

Sadie Yee Gouveia, 99, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, died Oct. 2 at Palolo Chinese Home in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired telephone representative for Hawaiian Electric Co. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday (Nov. 5) at Mililani Memorial Park Downtown Chapel, 20 S. Kukui St. in Honolulu. Memorial service at 10:30 am. Aloha attire. Survived by son, Ronald (Patricia) Gouveia, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Wade Masao Hanashiro, 65, of Hilo died Oct. 15 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired salesman for Green Point Nursery and member of Honomu Hongwanji Mission. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 6) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by mother, Yoshino Hanashiro of Honomu; brothers, Allan (Duen) Hanashiro of Las Vegas and Clyde “Kazu” Hanashiro of Hilo; sister, Maxine Hanashiro of Hilo; caregiver and uncle, George Hanashiro of Hilo; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Arsan Leite Mendonca Jr., 83, of Hilo died Oct. 13 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired equipment installation planner for the former GTE Hawaiian Tel, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Orchid Isle Umpires Association, former varsity basketball coach for St. Joseph and Waiakea High schools, former Little League Assistant District Commissioner and youth sports volunteer. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Lorraine Mendonca of Hilo; son, Patrick Mendonca of Hilo; daughter, Raenelle (Keith) Akiyama of Hilo; brother, David Mendonsa of Hilo; sisters, Priscilla Chung of Honolulu, Lorraine (Joseph) Veincent and JoAnn (Elia) Loa of Hilo; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Devin Scott Keawe Miles, 28, of Ocean View died Sept. 16 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a landscaper for Kona Hillscapes. Services at noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at Waiohinu Park in Naalehu. Services for Hilo at a later date. Survived by companion, Joley Naihe of Ocean View; son, Devin Miles Jr. of Ocean View; mother, Rebecca Miles of Kapoho; brothers, Andrew Miles of Kapoho and Matthew Aurello of Washington City, Wash.; sisters, Lehia (John) O’Connor of Las Vegas and Ilima Miles of Centerton, Ariz.; hanai parents, Elizabeth (George) Kauwe of Kailua-Kona and Tammy (Duane) Mareko-Ke of Naalehu; maternal grandmother, Mary Danfield of Kapoho; paternal grandmother, Francine Miller of Keaau; hanai siblings; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Edward Pavao, 86, of Hilo died Oct. 16 at Hale Aneunue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired science, agriculture and industrial arts teacher at Keaau Intermediate School, Ka‘u and Kohala high schools and PICS High School in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, woodworker, Merrie Monarch Craft Fair vendor, member of Hilo United Methodist Church, its choir and U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 7) at Hilo United Methodist Church. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Graveside committal service at noon Friday, Nov. 16, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire; no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Sharon Pavao, Ruth (Ed) Sison, Fran (Tom) French and Maile Pavao of Hilo; brother, Richard Pavao of Keaau; sisters, Mildred (William) Yamamoto, Jackie (Leo) Valera and Florence (Fred) Leslie of Hilo, Dorothy Smith of Durham, N.C.; brother-in-law, Clement Chang Sr. of Hilo; sister-in-law, Sandra (John) McNally of Glendale, Ariz.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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