Obituaries for May 17

Elaine Evelyn Abraham, 78, of Captain Cook died April 18 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Paia, Maui, she was a coffee farmer, manager at Liana of Hawaii, Hawaii Food Bank volunteer and member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Robert (Josette) Abraham of Waikoloa; daughter, Melody (Jim) Summey of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Ronald Okada, Gary (Honey) Okada and Stanley Okada of Oahu, Myron Okada of Captain Cook; sisters, Patricia (Hal) Summers of San Diego, Janet Wroten and Clara (Terry) Brooks of Honaunau, Juanita Jones of Texas, Agnes Emerling of Kona; a grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Raymond Frank Estrella, Sr., 92, of Hilo died May 5 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired office clerk for the county’s South Hilo road division, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena, Puu Wai O Pio senior baseball team and U.S. Army World War II veteran who received the World War II Victory Medal and Philippines Independence Medal. Visitation 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday (May 23) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation again 9-10:30 a.m. Friday May 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Annette (Douglas) Arruda of Keaau and Emily (Greg) Ascino of Kona; son, Ray (Julianna) C. Estrella of Kona; sons-in-law, Edward Kansana and Joseph Ragocos Sr. of Hilo; private nurse and caregiver, Merry Kranz of Mountain View; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William “Cal” Groom, 63, of Hilo died May 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Brownwood, Texas, he was executive director of Hawaii Radiologic Associates. Services in San Antonio. Survived by wife, Cheri Moseley Groom of Hilo; sons, Travis Jordan Groom of San Antonio and Samuel Logan Groom of Austin, Texas; sister, Barbara Hackney of Arlington, Texas; sisters-in-law, Linda Swierc and Holly Hopkins of San Antonio; brothers-in-law, Charles Hackney of Arlington, Brian Swierc and Rick Hopkins of San Antonio; stepmother, Loudele Dowdy of Emory, Texas; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Allen Frank Milare, 69, of Hilo died April 23 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Hilo, He was a retired county vehicle/commercial drivers license examiner, truck driver for Conen’s Cargo and Freight Co. and U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; flower lei welcome. Urn committal with military honors 9 a.m. at Tuesday, May 28, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 columbarium. Survived by sons, Frank Daniel Keola Milare, Tyler Kahanu (Brandi) Milare and Jason Kanani (Shawndie) Milare of Hilo; sister, Miriam (Jerry) Fernandez of Hilo; mother in-law, Irene Midel of Hilo; two grandsons; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joseph Stanley Pavao Sr., 82, of Pepeekeo died May 8 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired warehouse supply clerk for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Wednesday (May 22) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Cremation fo follow. Urn committal services 9 a.m. Friday, May 24, at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 columbarium. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Evelyn M. Pavao of Hilo; sons, Joseph (Cory) Pavao Jr. of Keaau, Steven (Meredyth Canario) Pavao of Waikoloa and Daniel (Angeline Paglinawan) Pavao Sr. of Pepeekeo; daughters, Laurie Pavao and Jennifer (James) Arquitola of Keaau; sister-in-law, Angeline Pavao of Hilo; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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