Obituaries for April 7

Robert “Bobby” Abran Sr., 76, of Honokaa died April 2 at home. Born in Haina, he was a retired plantation supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., former county Parks and Recreation Paauilo Association Recreation Center director, Alu Like Youth counselor, and security officer for Mauna Kea Security and Honokaa High School. He also was a member of Big Island Basketball Officials Association, Orchid Isle Umpire Association and Little League Association. Additionally, he was a U.S. Navy Vietnam War-era veteran. Visitation from 11 a.m.-noon Sunday, April 14 at Haina County Park in Honokaa. Celebration of life at noon. Casual attire. Flowers and food donations welcome. Survived by children, Debra (Gonzo) Abran-Gonsalves of Hilo, Sheri (Rex) Thompson of Kohala, Sandra (Boyd) Brumaghim of Kona, Robert (Dustie) Abran of Honokaa, Desman (Jaime) Abran of Washington and Daphne (Moku) Abran-Colon of Honokaa; hanai daughter, Charene Roer of Washington; siblings, Francis (Peter) Alpiche of Honokaa, Suzanne Tamashiro of Honokaa, Dolores (William) Sharp of Reno, Nev., Shirley Kirkwood of Chicago, Virginia (Ralph) Kaneao of Waikoloa, Attie (Randy) Millare of Kona, Ronald (Valerie) Abran of Kukuihaele and Douglas Abran of Kauai; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Roger Thomas Collins, 82, of Ainaloa died March 15 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Massachusetts, he was a retired Aloha Security guard, owner of the former R.T. Collins Roofing, employee for Atlas Recycling and Tops Roofing, and U.S. Army veteran. Services at a later date. Survived by son, Curtis (Sandra) Collins of Pukalani, Maui; daughters, Cathy (Terry) Tuell of Yuma, Ariz., Corine (Wendell) Wong of Kurtistown and Cherise Collins of Ainaloa; brother, Ronald (Joyce) Collins of Blandford, Mass.; sister Jeannette Moore of Spencer, Mass.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary..

Diana “S” Holmes, 70, of Nanawale Estates died March 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in California, she was a social justice advocate, political activist, and was one of the first transgender delegates at the National Organization for Women. She also she worked in retail, and was a member of Open Arms Metropolitan Church and Pu‘ula Congregational Church. Celebration of life at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14 at Open Arms Metropolitan Church in Ainaloa Longhouse on Ainaloa Boulevard. Additional services at a later date at Pu‘ula Congregational Church. Casual attire. Survived by friends and acquaintances. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Peter Pagan, 88, of Mountain View died Jan. 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a sheet metal worker. Celebration of life from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Maile Beach Park in Nanakuli, Oahu. Burial at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Alae Cemetery. Survived by son, Alan Pagan of Keaau; sister, Christina Baule of Las Vegas; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kenneth Tetsuo Wakida, 82, of Hilo died Feb. 28 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired foreman for Hawaii Electric Light Co., member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1186 and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Myrtle Wakida of Hilo; son, Darin (Fay) Wakida of Honolulu; daughters, Terri Lynn (Greg) Tatsuguchi and Sandra (Michael) Viela, both of Honolulu; brother, Donald Wakida of Honolulu; sisters, Elaine (Hitoshi) Oshiro of Hilo, Evelyn Ueno of California and Ellen Sabihon of California; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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