Obituaries for April 19

Ana “Bascion” Acob, 66, of Keaau died March 29 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Bacarra, Philippines, she was a macadamia nut harvester and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Friday, April 26, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Survived by daughters, Rubyrose (Byron Agustin) Ventura and Rosalie (Fausto) Garcia of Keaau; sisters, Erlinda (Thomas) Carnate, Trinidad (Alex) Liberan and Tessie (Wilfredo) Muego of the Philippines; brothers, Liberato (Catalina) Bagain and Lito (Neri) Bagain of the Philippines; sisters-in-law, Virgie Ramiscal of Honolulu, Delia (Narcelo) Corcino and Donna (Rommel) Carnate of Kauai; brothers-in-law, Macario (Charita) Acob, Regelio (Nieves) Acob, Rosalino (Betty) Acob and Domingo Acob of the Philippines, Henry (Minda) Acob and Noel (Janet) of Kauai; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jane Henriques, 89, of Ocean View died April 7 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a house cleaner and member of St. John’s Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9 a.m. Friday, April 26, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakeakua. Mass at 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Steven Henriques Sr.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Stanley Mitsuo Kunitomo, 81, of Honaunau died April 9 at home. Born in Keei, he was a retired county fire captain and member of Keei Kumiai, Keei Mura, Hawaii Firefighters Association, former president of the Kona Hongwanji Kyodan and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Bryan Kunitomo of Kealakekua, Cy (Noreen) Kunitomo and Kel (Pattie) Kunitomo of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Albert (Ruth) Kunitomo of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, and Richard (Jane) Kunitomo of Keauhou Mauka; sister, Elaine Chapman of Keauhou Mauka; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Hoku Lani Maeha, 43, of Hilo died April 8 in Hilo. Born in Honolulu, he was a school bus driver for Roberts Hawaii. Private services held. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Kerrie J. Maeha of Las Vegas; mother, Ellie Vaughn of Pepeekeo; stepfather, Dan Vaughn of Vincennes, Ind.; siblings, Kaniela Vaughn-Maeha of Detroit and Jerah Vaughn-Maeha of El Paso, Texas; stepbrother, Nick Vaughn of Masury, Ohio; stepsister, Alyssa Vaughn of Masury; godson, Devin Cardines. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Wallace “Wally” Yukio Muronaka, 77, of Hilo died March 25 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Pepeekeo, he was the former owner of Wally’s Repair Shop in Honokaa, a commercial fisherman and U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, Ronald (Beryl) Muronaka of Hilo and Roy (Liane) Muronaka of Papaikou; sisters, Jane (Morris) Ishisaka and Ellen (Carlton) Chung of Pearl City, Oahu; brother-in-law, Tadashi Haimoto of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Matsue Haimoto of Honolulu, Hatsuyo “Betty” Haimoto of Keauhou, Shizuko “Sue” Hohu of Honolulu, Yaeko (Howard) Hose and Violet Sakamoto of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Ethel Marie Riveira, 89, of Kailua-Kona died March 21 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Yano Hall in Captain Cook. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Patrick Riveira of Life Care Center of Kona, Lionel (Paulette) Riveira of Keauhou Mauka and Bernard (Lucille Greenstreet) Riveira of Holualoa; daughters, Sandra (Carlos) Valencia of Glorietta, N.M., Gloria Riveira of Honolulu and Linda (Michael) Valencia of New Mexico; brother, Johnny Matias of Hilo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Christopher Robin Sylvester, 68, of Kurtistown died Feb. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hawaii, he was a roofer. No services. No known local survivors. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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