Obituaries for December 30

Saturnina “Nina” Mesiona Bolos, 86, of Keaau died Nov. 22 at home. Born in Waipahu, Oahu, she was a former field and cannery worker for Del Monte and homemaker. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 5) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by children, Zola (Leonard) Labrador of Keaau, Alexander (Jann) Bolos of Oahu, Steven Bolos of Keaau, Warren Bolos of Greenville, S.C., Louisa Cobb-Adams, Gerlyn (Elson, Sr.) Kalawe of Pahoa and Dean Bolos of Keaau; daughters-in-law, Ronda Bolos and Desiree Bolos of Keaau; brothers, Don (Winona) Mesiona, Patrick Mesiona and David (Paulette) Mesiona of Oahu; sisters, Rosie (Bonifacio) Taneca of Philippines, Linda (Colin) China of Mililani, Oahu, Laura (Leonard) Tangonan of Waipahu, Sharyn (James) Starr of Oahu, Renona (Jorge) Morales of Florida, Cheryl Drew of Ohio and Roberta (Phil) Larry of Oahu; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Matthew “Matt” “Bradda Matt” Kulani Manewa, 75, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 5 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Honolulu, he was a musician, member of Aloha Aina musical group, entertained with many hula and dance troupes, truck driver and a security officer for Hawaii Protective Association. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 5) at Old Kona Airport event pavilion in Kailua-Kona. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Cathy Manewa of Kailua-Kona; son, Isaac Manewa of mainland; stepsons, Jesse Akina of Hilo and Carl Akina of Alaska; brother, Eddie (Maile) Keaunui of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sister, Sweetheart Manewa of Oahu; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lawrence Masaichi Nakamura, 73, of Hilo died Dec. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired building maintenance technician for the state Airports Division and the former Hawaii Naniloa Hotel, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and member of Hilo Hooganji Mission, Hilo AJA Bowling Club and Piihonua Kumiai. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday Jan. 5 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Jane Wakimoto; children, Keri (Tracy) Taoka Nakamura, Lorene (Baron Graham) Oshiro, Aaron (Chelsey Stewart) Nakamura and Mark (Faren Sue) Nakamura; siblings, Ronald (Ruth) Nakamura, Carol (Byron) Toma, Gail (Leslie) Kumiji, Diane (Raymond) Kawamoto and Joanne Nagamine; three grandsons; 13 nieces and nephews, 15 grandnieces and grandnephews and one great-grandnephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Estrelita Barao Solmerin, 66, of Hilo died Dec. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Banna Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a macadamia nut factory worker and member of First United Protestant Church. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 12) at First United Protestant Church. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Alae Cemetery, new section. Survived by husband, Samuel Ramos Solmerin of Hilo; sons, Richard (Mary Jane) Solmerin of Hilo and Ruel (Heath Rude) Solmerin of Las Vegas; brothers, Artemio Barao, Quezon Barao and Eddie Barao of Philippines; sister, Clarita Ragus of Philippines; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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