Obituaries for July 21

Edvena Kauilani “Lani” Araujo-Mapes, 66, of Portland, Ore., died April 19 in Portland. Born in Hilo, she was a retired housekeeper and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday (July 26) at St. Joseph Catholic Church, followed by eulogy. Mass at 10 a.m. Urn committal to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park in Papaikou. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by daughters, Krystal Brown and Sheryl Robinson of Portland; hanai daughter, Kaylin Brown of Portland; mother Vivian Aiona Araujo of Hilo; brother, Eddie (Manu) Araujo Jr. of Hawaii Kai, Oahu; sisters, Luana Martin of Vancouver, Wash., and Napua (Howard) De Lima of Hilo; a granddaugher; an aunt and uncle, nieces nephews and cousins.

Shirley May De Luz, 80, of Waimea died July 4 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Waimea, she was a customer service representative for Pacific Bell Telephone Co. and member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (July 27) at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park in Papaikou. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sisters, Betty De Luz and Rose Hatakeyama of Waimea; brother, Jacinth (Yvonne) De Luz, Jr. of Waimea; sister-in-law, Jill De Luz of Waimea; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Francisco “Frank” “Cisco” Ramos, 70, of Hilo died Feb. 4 on Oahu. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, He was a retired nuclear inspector for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. Military service 10:30 a.m. Thursday (July 25) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu. Interment to follow. Casual/aloha attire. No flowers. Survived by fiancée, Lorna Hanamoto of Hilo; brothers, Alfredo Ramos Jr. and Juan Ramos of Oahu; sisters, Julia Aque of Oahu and Gloria Hipolito of Maryland; half-brother, Alejandro (Masa) Vea of Kauai; brother-in-law, Christopher Pedro of Oahu; sisters-in-law, Flora Vea and Carlina Vea of Kauai; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Masako “Mako” Tatsuta Nishikawa, 92, of Hilo died May 27 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Mountain View, she was retired from the former Hilo Hospital, volunteered at Kamana Senior Center and E.B. de Silva Elementary School and was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Buddhist Women’s Association, Hilo Hospital Retirees and UPW Retirees. Visitation from noon-1 p.m. Saturday (July 27) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Neil (Sanae) Nishikawa, Darret (Janet) Nishikawa and Scot (Deann) Nishikawa of Honolulu; daughter, Lois (Chris) Nakano of Hilo; brothers, Hideto (Jane) Tatsuta of Honolulu, Ron Tatsuta of California and Raymond Tatsuta of Mountain View; sisters, Sue Tanaka of California and Yaeko (Mars) Lefeber of Washington; sisters-in-law, Rosie Tatsuta of Mountain View and Anne Tatsuta of California; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Edward “Eddie” Daniel Staniec III, 54, of Waimea died July 10 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kansas City, Mo., He was a gas station and car wash attendant, waiter, maintenance man, certified nurses aide and security guard. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday (July 27) at Imiola Congregational Church. Service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by parents Edward Jr. and Leila Staniec of Waimea; brothers, Jeffery (Melissa) Staniec of Cumming, Ga., and James Kimura of Cumming, Georgia; three nieces and a nephew; uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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