Keoni Ka‘ineianu‘uanu Pe‘a Atkinson, 60, of Kailua-Kona died June 18 at Kona Community Hospital. He was a master kumu hula and entertainer known as “The Ambassador of Aloha.” Celebration of life 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Sheraton Keauhou Kaleiopapa Convention Center. Service at 2 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. Condolences to: Atkinson ‘Ohana, c/o V. Daog, P.O. Box 242, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, Susana Atkinson of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Pi‘ialoha Pe‘a Grace, Iwalani Pe‘a Atkinson, Lilinoe Pe‘a Atkinson, Oilipua Pe‘a Atkinson of Kailua-Kona; mother, Norma Jean Davis of California; brothers, Frankie Atkinson and Robert Atkinson of Kailua-Kona; sister, Deborah Atkinson of California; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Macario Bios Balucan, aka Macario Anthony Kalei Balucan and “Uncle Tony,” 63, of Hilo died June 30 at Legacy of Hilo. Born in South Kona, he was a shoreline fisherman and member of First Assembly of God. Visitation 9-10 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 28-1104 Mamalahoa Highway in Pepeekeo. Service at 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Survived by wife, Scarlet Sumi Balucan of Hilo; sons, Justin (Cyanne) Bondaug-Balucan of Keaau and Macario “TJ” Balucan of Hilo; daughter, Jonalynn Balucan of Las Vegas; brothers, Nario Libron of Kohala, John (Judy) Balucan and Denis (Audrey) Balucan of Kailua-Kona; brothers-in-law, David Magallanes of Kailua-Kona, Roy Horikoshi of Maui and Walter Horikoshi of Honolulu; sisters, Isabella Dela Cruz of Kailua-Kona, Felicia “Ann” Gragas of Mountain View, Patricia Segovia of Waimea and Matilda (Wayne) Cazimero of Kailua, Oahu; nine grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Violet Hazel Walker-De Motta, 82, of Pahoa died June 10 at home. Born in South Kona, she was a homemaker, member of Kalapana Mauna Kea 1st Hawaiian Congregational Church and Pahoa Kupuna Program. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual or purple attire. Survived by brother, Herman (Barbara “Bobbie”) Walker of Wahiawa, Oahu; sister, Shirley (Bob) Cruz of Las Vegas; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Walker of Waimea and Napua Walker of Kohala; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.