Obituaries for March 14

John Aki Sr., 78, of Hilo died Feb. 10 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired merchant marine. Private services held. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, John Aki Jr. of Honolulu and Jason J. (Lilia) Aki of Hilo; sisters, Y.C. Nakashima of Hilo and Marian Wailani of Kauai; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Nolan Beirne George, 81, of Waimea died Feb. 14 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired business owner and rancher. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Mana Christian Ohana, 67-1182 Lindsey Road in Waimea, across from Kahilu Theater. Service at 11 a.m. For information, call Mana Christian Ohana at 885-2700. Survived by sons, Nolan (Louise) George of Waimea and Beau (Lisa) George; daughters, Jennefer Fernandez of Honolulu, Caroline (Stephen Worley) George of Waimea and Pohaikealoha George; brother, Henry (Yvonne) George of Honolulu; three grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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Adelaide Au‘ilani Nailima Kauhi, 84, of Keaukaha, formerly of Papakolea, Oahu, died March 3 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kalaupapa, Molokai, she was a retired state custodian. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Lighthouse Outreach Center, 230 W. Kawailani St. in Hilo. Aloha attire. Survived by daughter, Jodi Kuuleialoha Kauhi; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Ramona Santiago Pacheco, 86, of Hilo died Feb. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala, she was a retired licensed practical nurse for the former Hilo Hospital and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Tuesday (March 19) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Aloha attire; flowers welcomed. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Survived by sons, Stanley (Nora Usita) Pacheco Jr. of Hilo and Rodney Pacheco; daughters, Pearl R. (James) Park and Patricia (Dwayne Yoshina) Nakamoto of Hilo; sister, Christina Texeira of Sacramento, Calif.; brothers-in-law, Abraham (Terry) Pacheco, of Oahu and Patrick (Lorraine) Pacheco of Hilo; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Victor Rodney Tanaka, 71, of Hilo, died Jan. 28 at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he was owner of JewelBox Orchids, a U.S. Navy Vietnam War Underwater Demolition Team veteran, 1965 Hilo High School alumnus, golfer, champion and record-setting swimmer who won International Military Sports Council competitions. Interment noon Wednesday, March 27, at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. No-host celebration of life 1:30 p.m. at Hilo Municipal Golf Course. Survived by sons, “Rocky” Victor Rodney Jr. of San Diego; Scott Tanaka and Jacob Tanaka; sister, Maile Singson; a grandson.

Robert Leroy Williams, 88, of Naalehu died Nov. 25 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he was a retired computer programmer and coder for health care organizations and a U.S. Army veteran. Urn committal services noon Tuesday (March 19) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Naomijean “Sandy” Williams of Naalehu; daughters, Jennifer Williams of Healdsburg, Calif., and Valerie Williams of Lakewood, Colo.; two granddaughters; a nephew, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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