William “Cowboy” Kahiki Mehau Ahuna, 78, of Pearl City, Oahu, died Feb. 28 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaii Army National Guard lieutenant colonel. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday (March 21) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Burial noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sisters, Rose Haunani Ynigues of Kona and Juanita Kuhns of Albany, Ore.; brother, Sonny (Winona) Aina of Henderson, Nev.; brothers-in-law, Earl Ah Lo of Aiea, Oahu, and Wally Reardon of Pearl City; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Steven “Steamboat” Patrick O’Keefe, 69, of Hilo, formerly of Kauai, died Feb. 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Bernardino, Calif., he ran a hauling business serving the Big Island’s senior community and loved the ocean, the islands and their people. Celebration of life at a later date. Condolences to: 3471 W. Fifth St., Apt. 503, Los Angeles, CA 90020. Survived by son, Kaden O’Keefe of Los Angeles; companion, Charisse Vigneau of Hilo; brother, Kevin (Dawna) O’Keefe of Carlsbad, Calif.; nieces and nephew.
The late Ramona Santiago Pacheco was survived by, among others, brothers-in-law, Abraham (Terry) Pacheco of Oahu and Patrick (Lorraine) Pacheco of Hilo. Their names weren’t submitted for an obituary published Thursday.