Obituaries for April 16

Dennis P. Anderson, 67, died Feb. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. No services. No known relatives. For information, call (808) 932-3174.

Darchel Kuulei Brown, 44, of Hilo died April 7 in Hilo. She was a self-employed tax preparer. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Flower lei welcome. Survived by son, Keoni Brown of Hilo; daughter, Taylor Wroblewski of Hilo; parents, Sanford “Sonny” and Rhonda Brown of Hilo; parents, Douglas and Laurie Flores of Papaikou; brothers, Douglas (Lezlie) Brown of Hilo, Jason (Amanda) Range of Aloha Estates, Ronald Range and Jessie (Misha) Flores of Ainaloa and Emerson (Tina) Ignacio of Mountain View; sisters, Melissa (George) Kalauli and Sandi Brown of Hilo, Jamie Flores of Maui; grandmother, Alice Burns of Washington; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


George Pueblas Flauta, 84, of Charlotte, N.C., died Nov. 24 in Charlotte. Born in Mountain View and raised in Pepeekeo, he was a U.S. Army Korean and Vietnam wars veteran. Visitation 9-10 Friday, April 26, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Urn committal noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 columbarium. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Becky Rebecca Cuestas Flauta of Charlotte; daughters, Debra Rose (John) Feuerbach, Lorelei (Daniel) Cavender and Annette Massarelli of North Carolina, Mary Flauta (Steve) Lundy of Georgia; sons, George Flauta Jr. of Arizona, Daryl Flauta of North Carolina and Joseph (Yvette) Flauta of Georgia; brothers, Rudy (Irene) Pacol of Pearl City, Oahu, Helio Ducosin of Honolulu, Carlos (Kay) Ducosin of Mililani, Oahu, Nando (Carlo) Ducosin of Waipahu, Oahu, Donald (Teri) Ducosin, Joe Ragocos and Richard (Mary Vasquez) Ragocos of Hilo, Teofilo (Donna) Ragocos of Pepeekeo; sister, Lita Ragocos (Patrick Mulligan) Domingo of Utah; stepchildren, Blake (Lehua Ravey) Ragocos of Pepeekeo, Gaylen (Jon) Ragocos-Chai of Hilo, Lee Ducusin and Ruby (Jason) Ducusin-Frasco of Keaau; 25 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Alexander “Alex” Kuhio Kaaupuiki Kela Lewis, 50, of Hilo died March 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired construction laborer, founder and president of Hawaiian Pride Motorcycle Club, member of Laborer’s Union Local 368, Hilo Ohana Horseshoe Club and Panaewa Association. Memorial gathering 10 a.m. till pau Saturday, April 20, at Hawaiian Village at Puhi Bay in Keaukaha. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Dorothy Poai-Lewis of Hilo; sons, Alika (Jenny) Nonies-Lewis of the mainland and Arlington Kaliko Kuhio Kaaupuiki Poai-Lewis of Hilo; daughter, Asia Keolaokuupuuwai (Isaiah Amaral) Poai-Lewis of Hilo; mother, Laverne Lewis of Hilo; sister, Laurie Doria of Hilo; brother, George Kelemaneke Lewis of Hilo; mother-in-law, Norma Jean Poai-Purdy of Hilo; brother-in-law, Eddie Paaluhi Poai of Hilo; a grandson; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Michael Richard Luke, 66, of Kailua-Kona died April 9 in Kealakekua. Born in Rochester, N.Y., he was a plumbing supplies salesman. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Theresa; son, Shane Luke of San Diego; daughters, Domonique (Sky) Connoyer of Orlando, Fla., and Shannon Niihau of Kailua-Kona; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Lawrence Sizar, 86, of Pahoa died April 2 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired U.S. Army major who served during the Korean and Vietnam wars and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3830. Private services. Inurnment at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Survived by wife, Edean Sizar of Pahoa; sons, Gary (Rosemary) Sizar of South Point, Steven (Janet) Sizar and Scott (Dominica) Sizar of Pahoa; daughter, Alysha (Joseph Kaneakalau) Sizar of Keaau; sisters, Linda (Tom) Wicks of Nanakuli, Oahu, and Shirley (Ron) Satter of Idaho; brothers, Danny Cabanban and Ricardo Cabanban of Oahu; hanai brother, Angel Quisote of Oahu; three grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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