Obituaries for May 7

Evonne Ella Easter, 72, of Pahoa died April 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in St. Louis, she was a retired dispatcher for the San Jose, Calif., Police Department. No local survivors. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Doreen Dee Keomalu, 59, of Honomu died April 25 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. Private services. Survived by mother, Judith Keomalu; sister, Denise (Ryan) Yamada; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Herbert F. De Aguiar, 85, of Captain Cook died April 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Holualoa, he was a retired City and County of Honolulu paramedic, member of Royal Order of Kamehameha, Merrie Monarch Glee Club, West Hawaii Hawaiian Men’s Golf Club and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Friday, May 10, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial noon at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Guests invited to join family at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Clubhouse at Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Grace De Aguiar of Pahoehoe; sons, Allen (Sandra) De Aguiar of Captain Cook, Herbert (Joie) De Aguiar Jr. of Oahu, Michael (Kathy) De Aguiar of Washington and Randall (Magdalena) De Aguiar of Captain Cook; brother, James De Aguiar of Oahu; sisters, Frances (Walter) Yoshimitsu of Oahu and Jeanette (William) Fugate of North Carolina; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Louise “Sweetie” Leialoha Maikui, 75, of Hilo died April 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired site manager for Hawaii County Nutrition Center and member of The Way The Truth The Life Fellowship, Hawaiian Civic Club in Laupahoehoe, Hawaiian Bowling Club and U.E. Club. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section L. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Albert “Al” Maikui of Hilo; daughter, Laurie Ann Pelekane of Hilo; sons, Albert “Naka” (Cheryl) Maikui of Honolulu, Rudy (Debbie) Maikui of Hilo and Damien (Sui-Lin) Maikui of Waimea; brothers, John Chesebro Jr. of Hilo and Leonard “Milimili” (Juanita) Chesebro of Kona; sister, Georgiana (Revelation) Kalauli of Hilo; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Erdulfo “Rudy” “Roach” Mangibin, 69, of Pepeekeo died April 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired power plant operator for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and member of Pepeekeo Community Association and Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Urn committal at a later date. Survived by sisters, Natividad Pinzon of Pepeekeo, Francisca Pajarillo of Aiea, Oahu, and Genoveva (Fernando) Gomez of Hilo; brothers, Juan (Arsenia) Macanas of Pepeekeo and Edmando (Mavis) Mangibin of Hilo; sister-in-law, Georgeanna Macanas of Hilo; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Erminia “Mining” “Sally” Tabac Villa, 91, of Honokaa, formerly of Kauai and Honolulu, died April 9 at Wamil RACCP Family Foster Home in Honokaa. Born in Puunene, Maui, and raised in Paauhau, she was a housewife and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Burial at church cemetery. Online condolences: Survived by stepsons, Ronald Villa of Seattle and Rodney Villa of San Francisco; stepdaughter, Diane Venturi of Atlanta; brothers, Amador Tabac of Paauhau and James (Sally) Tabac of Kaimuki, Oahu; sisters, Rosita “Pat” Ebreo of Paauilo, Beatrice “Betty” Tabac of Waimea, Anita Tabac-Powers of Honokaa and Marina (Nelson) Silva of Hanamaulu, Kauai; sisters-in-law, Demetria Tabac of Honokaa and Harriet Tabac of Paauilo; brothers-in-law, Rizal (April) Villa of Kalihi, Oahu, Santiago (Rose) Fermin of Kalaheo, Kauai, and Francis DeCosta of Waimea, Kauai; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

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