Obituaries for May 3

Peter Alpiche, 84, of Honokaa died April 23 at home. Born in Halaula, he was a retired harvesting supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., U.S. Army veteran of the 187th Airborne Rakkasans, member Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa Senior Citizens, ILWU Pension Club, Hawaii County Band, The Alfred Dance Band, The Crescendos and the D&J Sound and Dance. Visitation 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Military honors at 4 p.m. Memorial Mass at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Frances L. Alpiche of Honokaa; sons, Dexter (Loke) Alpiche of Paauilo and Bradley (Lynne) Alpiche of Kona; daughter, Donna-Ann (Frank) Jenkins of Waimea; brothers, Lawrence Villasista of Honolulu and Richard (Susan) Villasista of Honokaa; sisters, Carmen Alpiche of Hilo, Miriam Bott-Sharf of Illinois, Shirley Villafuerte of Laupahoehoe and Vernice Gomes of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Patsy Villasista of Honomu, Lillian Alpiche of Pearl City, Oahu, and Yoneko Villasista of Oceanside, Calif.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Bryan Kaukalahelekaho‘ohui Keohuhu Sr., 39, of Hilo died April 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a landscaper and member of Mountain View Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Services in September at Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki. Survived by wife, Larae Keohuhu of Hilo; sons, Kalani-Rae Keohuhu, Bryan Keohuhu Jr., Rylan Keohuhu, Nathaniel Keohuhu, Samson Keohuhu and Liam Keohuhu of Hilo; mother, Debbie (Kenny) Ige of Oahu; sisters, Leilani (Danny) Petersen of Kurtistown, Nohelani (Zach Fowler) Keohuhu of California and Shanny Manners of Hawaiian Beaches; brother, Albert Manners of Hilo; mother-in-law, Gail (Tarael) Dehmer of Mountain View; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Charlotte “Lani” Pualani Haalilio Rodrigues, 81, of Kealakekua died April 24 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. She was a retired groundskeeper and housekeeper for King Kamehameha Hotel. Service information at a later date. For information, call 936-6265. Survived by son, Willie (Buggins) Haalilio of Kealakekua; sisters, Nellie Takahashi of Honolulu, Gerry Rivera of Holualoa and Jasmine Angeleo of Nevada; brothers, Arnold (Frances) Haalilio of Papaikou, Wilfred (Maggie) Haalilio of Honaunau and David (Lorianne) Haalilio of Kealakekua; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Desiree Shiraki, 54, of Kealakekua died April 18 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was an owner of Shiraki Dry Cleaners in Captain Cook, former employee of Kamigaki Market, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union and Hawaii Affordable Properties, and member of Akitsu Kumiai and Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Dale Shiraki of Kealakekua; son, Justin Shiraki of Captain Cook; daughter, Aimee (Luis) Meza of Kealakekua; brother, William (Phyllis) Bullanday of Oklahoma; sisters, Judith Min and Erica Deleon of Kailua-Kona; a niece, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and their children. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mary Jane Keaweehu Sturm, 74, of Kailua-Kona died March 19 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Lihue, Kauai, she was a homemaker and member of Gospel of Salvation Church. Visitation 8-9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Gospel of Salvation Church in Hawi. Service at 9 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Condolences to: G. Rivera, P.O. Box 1952, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by daughter, Geraldine (Lorrin) Aiwohi of Kapahi, Kauai; sons, Garey (Willow Davis) Rivera of Kailua-Kona and Richard (Leslie Purdy) Rivera of Waimea; sister, Darling (Joe) Lopez of Honolulu; brother, Charles Keaweehu of Honolulu; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii and Oahu Mortuary and Crematory.


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