Robyn Marie Ching, 61 of Waikoloa died July 1 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a bartender at Waikoloa Restaurant and Bar, and worked in the construction, health and service industries. Celebration of life 9 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Haycraft Beach in Maalaea, Maui. Casual attire; loose flowers welcome. Survived by companion, Thomas Wheeler of Kona; sons, Patrick Ching of Lahaina, Maui, and Christopher Ching of Kahului, Maui; daughters, April Fetalvero of Westminster, Calif., and Jaymie (Brad) Balberdi of Kahului; brothers, Jens (Rebecca) Lerback of Woodburn, Ore., Joseph Lerback of Waikoloa, Jake (Carol Lorenzo) Lerback of Kona and Jensley Lerback of Lahaina; stepmother, Florence Lerback of Kona; stepfather, Richard Hill of Oregon; stepsisters, Laurie Kurozawa of Honolulu and Michelle Hill of Illinois; stepbrother, Vince Hill of Georgia; sister-in-law, Addie Madrid of Waikoloa; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Barbara Kaleiohawaii Manuwa, 85, of Hilo died July 10 in a private care home. Born in Hilo, she was a housewife. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, William Manuwa Jr. of Hilo, Wendell (Nora) Manuwa of Arizona and Wade Manuwa of West Virginia; daughter, Kaleo (Shannon) Warfield of Waimea; brother, Miles (Rosalyn) Ioane of Arizona; sister, Noelani Kapuni of Hilo; three grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Edward “ET” Tavares, 89, of Hilo died July 14 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired salesperson for Big Island Toyota and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Portuguese Cultural Club, Foresters Court Mauna Kea No. 8854 and Young Men’s Institute. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Yvonne (Robert) Bailey of Kurtistown, Debby (Gerald) Powell of Hilo, Jojo (Jeff) Lemon of Puna and Cathy (Bully) Costa of Kurtistown; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.