Obituaries for November 7

Margaret Leith Ahuna, 88, of Hilo died Oct. 31 at home. Born in Olaa, she was a homemaker and manager of a family farm in Panaewa. Private services held. Survived by husband, Randolph K. Ahuna Jr. of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Peggy Leith and Eloise Pung; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marcial “Sonny” Fuellas, 80, of Napoopoo died Aug. 25 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in North Kohala, he was a retired state pest controller, member of HGEA-AFSCME Local 152 and Kona Bowling Association, member and past president of the Filipino Organization of Kona, hospital corpsman in Kwajelein for Global/U.S. Army and Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego and U.S. Navy veteran. Memorial service 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by brothers, Benjamin (Helen) Fuellas of Honolulu and John Fuellas of Kailua-Kona; sisters: Rose Milton of Honalo and Shirley Uchima of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Gavin Wilford Harrison, 68, of Waimea and Mount Shasta, Calif., died Oct. 24 in Seattle. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, he was a Buddhist teacher. Celebration of life memorial 4 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 11) at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Survived by wife, Lori Harrison; brother, Craig J. Harrison.

Maryellan R. Higa, aka “Nani Quintal,” 33, of Volcano died Oct. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 10) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 11 a.m. Survived by daughter, Briseis Higa of Hilo; parents, Wallace and Pretty Makanui of Mountain View; brothers, Dayton Quintal and Emi Quintal of Mountain View; sisters, Leah Quintal and Ui Quintal of Pepeekeo; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Calvin Kaleolani Leslie, 73, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 8 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kealakekua, he was a housekeeper at Royal Kona Resort. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 10) at Yano Hall in Captain Cook. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Junalen Leslie of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Kellyann Naolani Leslie of Kailua-Kona; brother, Fred (Florence) Leslie of Hilo; sisters, Elaine (Thomas) Helmsteader of Florida, Madeline Leslie of Honolulu and Shirley (John) Baldado of Middle Keei; parents-in-law, Macario (Erlinda) Bantilan of the Philippines; brothers-in-law, Joy (Rubylisa) Bantilan and Jerald Bantilan of the Philippines; sisters-in-law, Janice Bantilan, Jackilou Bantilan and Jesrylle Bantilan of the Philippines; godsons, Samson (Kahele) Villanueva and Michael Leslie of Kailua-Kona; goddaughter, Camila Crivelo of Hookena; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

Kay Kiyomi Jitchaku Paik, 94, of Hilo died Oct. 21 at home. Born in Onomea, she was a retired account clerk for Hilo High School and member of Hui Okinawa and Haili Kumiai. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 13) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Leonard (Karen Akiyama) Paik and Gary Paik of Hilo; daughter, Marylyn (Tim) Paik-Nicely of Arcata, Calif.; sisters, Marjorie Gushiken of Hilo and Aileen (Yoshio) Kuba of Honolulu, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Alexander Makana Lake Pilkinton, 6, of Keaau died Nov. 1. He was a student at Keaau Elementary School. Celebration of life 3 p.m. at Puna Hongwanji Mission in Keaau. Casual attire; Superman shirts requested. Survived by parents, Von Lono Pilkinton and Jahnavi Rose Lake; brother, Arjuna Lake; grandparents, Nancy Kaimiola Sweezey and Lawson Pilkinton.

Yuriko Shigeta, 97, of Hilo died Oct. 3 in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. Private service held. Survived by sons, Larry Shigeta of Honolulu and Alan Shigeta of Hilo; daughter, Karen Ueyama of Honolulu; sister, Tomie Kohashi of Hilo; brother, Grant Tetsuka of Nevada; sister-in-law, Tomoe Tetsuka; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.