Stanley Cosare Sr., 66, of Paauilo died March 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, he was a truck driver for the state and county, taro farmer in Waipio Valley and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Casual attire. Cremation to follow. Survived by wife, Norma Jane Cosare of Paauilo; daughters, Challis (Tony) Santos of Honolulu and Bridget (George) Palacio of Hilo; sons, Stanley (Brooke Akina) Cosare Jr. of Kapulena and Stanson (Stacey) Joaquin-Cosare of Hilo; brothers, Lucio (Jeanne) Cosare Jr., Henry (Sherron) Cosare, Robert (Tammy) Cosare and Wallace (Selina) Cosare of California, Joseph (Adela) Cosare of Washington and Darrel (Ng) Cosare of Maui; sisters, Violet Mateo, Elizabeth (David) Cosare-Nakata and Sally Nachor of Hilo, Mary (Alvin) Chun of Oahu and Julie (Joseph) Lauro of Pepeekeo; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lewyllen Kulani Fragas Sr., 67, of Pahoa died March 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a member of the Highlander and Kats softball teams and former softball coach at Waiakea and Keaau high schools. Visitation 3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Darlene Fragas of Pahoa; daughters, Cara (Todd) Kaneshiro of Hilo and Candice (Garry Kaawa) Fragas of Ka‘u; son, Lewyllen (Jacqueline Van Blarcom) Fragas Jr. of Papaikou; mother, Mary Fragas of Hilo; brothers, Harding (Michelle) Fragas of Keaau and Harlen (Leona) Fragas of Hilo; sister, Marylou (Clifford) Hokoana of Pahoa; hanai mother, Lei Pae of Oahu; brother-in-law, Dave Eaglin of Hilo; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Josita Macugay Pasion, 88, of Pahoa died Feb. 28 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Banna Bugasi, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a field hand for SL Papaya Farm in Puna and member of Sacred Heart Church in Pahoa. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake Service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Friday, April 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by daughters, Juanita Pasion, Doria Pasion and Premia Pasion Tagalicud of Keaau; sons, Birgilio (Eufemia) Pasion, Renato (Grace) Pasion and Rudy C. (Genalyn) Pasion of Pahoa; 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mary Lou Gorospe Rabena, 73, of Mountain View died March 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she was a waitress for the former KK Tei Restaurant in Hilo, macadamia nut sorter for Island Princess and member of a Filipino dance club and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the chapel. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Survived by daughter, Sharon (Henry) Rabena of Mountain View; son, Rex (Racquel) Rabena of California; brother, Juan (Lourdes) Gorospe of Keaau; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Earl Takeo Watanabe, 71, of Keaau died March 10 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he owned Earl T. Watanabe and Associates. Services held. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Liping Watanabe of Keaau; brother, Thompson Watanabe of Tucson, Ariz.; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.