Obituaries for December 5

Fhitilia “Mary” Kaaihue Kaholoa‘a Cabrera, 76, of Kapaau died Nov. 20 at home. Born in Waipio Valley, she was a hostess at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, hostess and waitress at Bamboo Restaurant and member of Aha Hui Kaahumanu Society-Kohala, Kohala Senior Citizens, Kohala kupuna baseball team and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawi. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow in Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Harry Cabrera of Kapaau; son, Elton (Alia) Cabrera-Zuke of Waikoloa; daughter, Cheryl Cabrera of Kapaau; hanai daughter, B-Jo Victorino of Kohala; brothers, Yama (Caroline) Kaholoa‘a of Molokai, Mona (Bobby) Kaholoa‘a of Hilo and Jeremiah (Raina) Kaholoa‘a of Maui; sisters, Eunice Thomas of Alabama, Nina Kaholoa‘a of Hilo, Sophie (Brian) Dias and Cecelia (Danny) Dochin of Kona, Jessica Pavao of Waimea; four grandchildren and two god-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marlin Gaynor Harris, 62, of Waikoloa died Nov, 8 at home. Born in Akron, Iowa, he was a luxury and custom home builder. Private family service. Online condolences: Survived by children, Jaimie Harris of Waikoloa, Brian (Raz) Harris of Hilo and Jenna Harris of Waikoloa; mother, Irene Harris-Mandelko of Montana; sister, Marcia DeBruin of Montana; brother, Howard (Tamera) Harris of Las Vegas; sister-in-law, Kathie McClannahan of Idaho; two grandchildren; other family. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Hollymae Keaonani Himalaya, 59, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 20 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was a housekeeper at the former Kona Village Resort and food waitress at the former Uncle Billy’s and Hilo Hukilau hotels, logistics employee at Target and hula dancer. Celebration of life 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Old Kona Airport Park large pavilion. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Dennis Himalaya of Kailua-Kona; son, Kamuela (Kehau) Himalaya of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Misty (Cash) Germano of Kailua-Kona; father, Samuel (Yvonne) Bishaw Sr. of Hilo; brothers, Samuel (June) Bishaw Jr. of Kailua, Oahu, and Manfred (Joanne) Branco of Waimea; sisters, Cleveann DeMotta of Aiea, Oahu, Kathy (Paul) Shimizu of Haleiwa, Oahu, and Heather Bishaw of Honokaa; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William Ellsworth Kealakahi “Uncle Willy” Meyers, 68, of Hilo died Nov. 14, at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he was a Native Hawaiian Historic Preservation Council representative, Office of Hawaiian Affairs member, Department of Hawaiian Homelands Commission member and U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 10 a.m. Celebration of life to follow at the Hilo House Assemblies of God, 2282 Kanoelehua Ave. Online condolences: Survived by son, William Christopher Meyers Moss of Hilo; brothers, Gordon Pagharion and Calvin Pagharion of Oahu; sisters, Josephine Pagharion of Oahu and Anastasia Pagharion of Guam; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Lilinoe “Lily” Yasuko Onishi, 95, of Hilo died Nov. 7 at home. Born in Papaikou, she was a retired warehouse clerk for the former Kurohara’s and Men’s Shop stores. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Yorio Onishi of Hilo; sons, Richard (Joni) Onishi, Winfred (Eileen) Onishi, Allan Onishi and Dennis “Fresh” (Sunny Ware) Onishi of Hilo; daughter, Lucilla (Wendell) Higa of Hilo; brother, Tomoharu (Sue) Nakamura of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Yayoi Nakamura, Sueko Yorita and Doris Onishi of Hilo; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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