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: 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.


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.


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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