Obituaries for May 11

Matthew Mateo Heneralau, 78, of Kealakekua died April 9 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Holualoa, he was a retired Hawaii National Guard staff sergeant and Vietnam War veteran, member of Vietnam Combat Veterans Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Big Island National Guard Retiree, life member of Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, associate advisor for the Holualoa Explorer Post 26, Eagle Scout, Scoutmaster of Holualoa Boy Scout Troop 26, Kona’s first recipient of the Boy Scouts of America district Order of Merit Award, founder and advisor of Holualoa Eagle Scout Service Society, former president of Kona Jaycees and usher and Eucharistic minister at St. Michael’s Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at St. Michael’s Church, 75-5769 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona. Service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Light refreshments to follow. No calls or visits to wife Elsie. Call Joshleen Baker at 333-7105 for info. Survived by wife, Elsie of Kealakekua; sons, Walter (Mahea) Heneralau of Waiaha and Wayne Ferreira of Washington; daughters, Raelynn (Shawn) Miller of New York, Linnell Heneralau and Joshleen (Jason) Baker of Kailua-Kona, Valerie Ferreira of Waimea; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Keith Robert Mense, 64, of Volcano died April 25 at home. Born in Missouri, he was a member of Kamana Senior Center and a longtime art student at Hawaii Community College. Celebration of life noon-6 p.m. Monday, May 27, at Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Lizi Olson; sisters-in-law, Jane Mense of Washington and Yolande Mense of Washington, Mo.; brother-in-law, Paul Schuenemeyer of Union, Mo.; ex-girlfriend and mother of his children, Laura Walker of Glenwood; three grandsons; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

Carollen Robitaille, 70, of Honokaa died March 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Survivors are asked to call Hilo Medical Center at 932-3174.

Marvin White, 69, of Hilo died April 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Monroe, La., he was a maile lei provider and member of Hilo Classic Cruisers Club. Visitation 2:30- 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Haili Congregational Church. Services 3-4 p.m. Committal service noon Monday, May 20, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Survived by mother, Ann K. Nathaniel of Hilo; son, Timothy Sneed of La Salle, Ill.; daughter, Leilani Moffit of Anaheim, Calif.; brothers, James Earl White III of Downey, Calif., Glenn Mitchell White of Puna, Robert D. White of Tomball, Texas, William Worth Nathaniel Jr. and Jonathan David Nathaniel of Hilo, Jimmie Mearl White of Tomball; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

George Yoshida, 75, of Hilo, Hawaii died April 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired county Parks and Recreation director, former county director of Elderly Activities, former educator at Mountain View Elementary and Konawaena High schools, vice president of the Waiakea Pirates Athletic Club, member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Kyodan and Hoyukai, Japanese Community Association of Hawaii and co-host of Seniors Living in Paradise. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Cheryl Yoshida of Hilo; sons, Layne (Cecilia Fong) Yoshida of Honolulu, Ryan (Louanne Ondo) Yoshida of Hilo and Kendall (Susan Chang-Yoshida) Yoshida of Honolulu; brother, Howard (Debbie) Yoshida of Tennessee; sister, Judith (Dennis) Tamanaha of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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