Obituaries for April 6

Patricia Anne Halalilo, 77, of Pepeekeo died March 21 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Virginia, she was a retired high-security secretary for the U.S. Government and member of Hilo United Methodist Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday (April 10) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Survived by husband, Laupe “John” Halalilo; sons, Marc Morifuji, David Leslie and Ross Kaleimamahu; daughter, Kristina Kaleimamahu; grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Emily Kawailani Kamaka, 84, of Holualoa died March 16 at home. Born in Kailua-Kona, she was a retired bartender at King Kamehameha Hotel and member of Holualoa Athletic Club and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (April 13) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Robert (Dionysia) Kamaka III of Keopu; hanai son, Clyde (Veronica) Keanaaina of Georgia; daughters, Frances (Robert) Liwai of Hilo, Aloha (Bobby) Ellis of Keopu, Roberta (Russell) Reimers of Montana, Romel Kainoa of Kailua-Kona, Rodelle (Mark) Smith of Waikoloa, Helena Kaaialii of Oahu and Donna Kamaka of Maui; brothers, Samuel Maunu of Kohala, Jesse Kaona of Las Vegas and Edward Kaona of Alaska; sister, Peggy Sue (John) Kahalioumi of Kohala; 29 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Earl Takeo Mabuni, 76, of Hilo died February 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired draftsman for the City and County of Honolulu. Private services held. Survived by sons, Eric Mabuni of Hilo and Michael (Reiko) Mabuni of Japan; daughter, Lianne (David) Mabuni-Passmore of Kapolei, Oahu; brothers, Melvin Mabuni of Kona, George (Ellen) Mabuni of California and Raymond (Mildred) Mabuni of Honolulu; sister, Gail (Jack) Fujii of Hilo; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michelle K. Moku, 54, of Hilo died March 21 in Hilo. Born on Oahu, she worked for Pizza Hut. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday (April 11) at St. Joseph Church in Hilo. Mass at 10 a.m. Online condolences: Survived by sons, Joshua Moku and Caleb Medeiros; daughters, Caydee Medeiros and Kailani “Zoe” Kaneshiro; mother, Veronica Koizumi; brothers, Sidney (Doreen) Medeiros and Jerry Koizumi; sisters, Carleen “Haunani” Medeiros and Melissa Alidon; a grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Toshi Murakane, 87, of Hilo died March 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, she was a retired tour narrator for the former Jack’s Tours. Private family services held April 1 at Dodo Mortuary. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts).Survived by a sister in Ichikawa City, Japan, and family members in Hawaii. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Deanna Kalua Pabila, 62, of Hilo died Feb. 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was an administrative assistant for Hilo Audio. Celebration of life held. Survived by husband, Owen S. Pabila of Hilo; son, Loren K. Pabila of Honolulu; mother, Renee Von Elsner of Hilo; brother, Dean Bitle of Irvine, Calif.; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tsuneo “Charles” Sakamoto, 91, of Kailua-Kona died March 2 at E&J Adult Residential Care Home. Born in South Kona, he was a retired real estate broker and U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Cindy (Chris) Featherstone of Captain Cook; two granddaughters. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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