Obituaries for January 13

Dr. Melanie Kalei Arnold Ahokovi, 44, of Honolulu died Dec. 22 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo and raised in Pahala, she was a psychologist at Waianae Comprehensive Health Center, 1992 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, 1996 graduate of Utah State University, and 1992 inductee into the Nissan Hall of Honor for athletic excellence, especially basketball and volleyball. Visitation 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Jan. 21, at Elks Club in Waikiki. Service at noon. Celebration of life to follow until 3 p.m. Casual attire; lei welcome; teal attire requested. Survived by husband, John Ahokovi; children, Ayden, Ava and Averi; sisters Michelle “Nana” Arnold, Aileenmarie “Boo” Arnold and Melodyann Kanoe Arnold of Honolulu; parents, Larry and Cathy Arnold of Keaau, Hawaii; in-laws Berta Jane (Kenneth) Younce of Hilo, Kalae (Cherisse) Keala of Keaau, and Kiki (Chasity) Keala of Oahu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.

Patrick LeRoy Coito Sr., 72, of Honokaa died Dec. 25 at home. Born in Kohala, he was the owner of Ohana Woods, retired café and nutritional aide at North Hawaii Community Hospital and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 19) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by spouse, Barbara Coito of Honokaa; daughters, Dardenella “Darde” (Darren) Gamayo of Waipio Valley and Anna (James) Anderson of Raymond, Wash.; son, Patrick Coito Jr. of Paauilo; brothers, Moses (Mona) Coito of San Diego, Alan (Frances) Coito Sr. of Elk Grove, Calif., Frank Coito III, Steve (Joelyn) Coito and Timothy (Ann) Coito of Kohala, William (Terry) McNulty Jr. of Beaverton, Ore.; sister, Cindy (Wayne) Tobin of Navato, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joseph Feliciano Enriques, 61, of Kurtistown died Nov. 10 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo and raised in Pahala, he was a retired member of Operating Engineers Local No. 3, truck driver for numerous local companies including Hawaiian Dredging, Pacific Construction on Oahu, Hawaiian Cement, Isemoto Contracting and Hawaii Petroleum and 1975 graduate of Ka‘u High School. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Saturday (Jan. 19) at The House Hilo, 2282 Kanoelehua Ave. Celebration of life services at noon. Casual attire. Scattering of ashes at a later date at Punaluu Black Sand Beach Park. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Nerissa Malia DeLima-Enriques of Kurtistown; mother, Pauline J. Enriques of Pahala; sons, Shane (Nai) Enriques of Elk Grove, Calif., and Air Force Capt. Shannan Enriques of Albuquerque; stepson, Curtis (Joycelyn) DeLima of Mountain View; daughters, Kirby Enriques and Shantel (Raylad Jr.) Enriques of Kona, Brandi (Moses) Raymond of Waikoloa; stepdaughters, Netisha (Joey) DeLima of Kona and Nessa DeLima of Pahoa; brothers, Melvin (Amy) Enriques of Hilo, Rodney (Cheryl) Enriques of Colorado, Guy (Julie) Enriques, Gayland (Valorie) Enriques of Oahu, Jon Pall (Katherine) Enriques and Jessie Enriques of Pahala; sisters, Linda (Irvin) Ching of Troutdale, Ore., Lorraine “Lani” Iona of Oahu, Myrajean (Cyrus) Sumida and Karen Fukunaga of Pahala; seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

John Kapalenaokalani Karratti, 80, of Hilo, died Dec. 18 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a construction foreman, contractor and member of Halepule Ke Ola Hou, New Hope Christian Fellowship and Waiakea Seniors Kupuna Softball. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 19) at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 840 Kupulau Rd. in Hilo. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Annette Karratti of Hilo; sons, Shannon John Karratti of Puna, Daniel Charles (Jezelle) Karratti and Sheldon Brede (Faylynn) Karratti of Hilo; daughter, Shelly-Ann Kau‘ilani (Halton) Chartrand of Hilo; hanai children, Kaimana (Shana) Ka‘apana of Oahu, Namanu (Jarred) Ka‘apana-Suzui and Kemomi (Stanson) Ka‘apana of Hilo, Ku‘i (Kalawai‘a) Ka‘apana of Waimea, Kaluhi (Kalani) Ka‘apana of Oahu and Kahuwaiali‘i Ka‘apana of Hilo; 24 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


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