Obituaries for Aug. 6

Jose “Joe” Calica, 77, of Mountain View died July 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa, he was a retired U.S. Army 1st sergeant and Vietnam War veteran, junior ROTC and ROTC instructor at Hilo High School and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Visitation 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Noon burial with military honors at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by sons, Ronald “Ron” Gapol of California, Melvin (Theresa) Gapol and Stanley Gapol of Keaau; daughters, Rachel (Herbert) Yamashita and Darolyn (Les Sato) Tanigawa of Keaau, Nancy (Max) Batangan of Chula Vista, Calif.; brothers, Max (Carol) Calica of Honolulu, Onorato (Vickie) Calica of Hilo, Dalmacio (Merce) Calica of Texas, Francisco (Norma) Calica of Paauilo, Jostatino (Terry) Calica of Washington state, Marsilino (Susanna) Calica of Colorado and Juan (Emelia) Calica of Keaau; stepbrother, Gene (Barbara) Maluyo of Kona; sisters, Christine (Rodney) Souza of Honolulu, Sofie (Roy) Lopez and Vanessa Calica of Colorado, Millie Calica (Larry) McCormmick of Keaau, Roberta (Kent) Sonoda of Hilo; stepsisters, Maggie (Dave) Garbacz of Waiohinu and Arsenia Jacobo of Alaska; sisters-in-law, Elisabeth Haspe of Hawaiian Paradise Park and Ramona Lorenz of Mountain View; brothers-in-law, Pablo Bibilone of Mountain View, Pedro (Lottie) Haspe of Hilo and Hilario (Allan Keto) Ramiscal of Hawaiian Paradise Park; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Angela “Angie” Leimomi Hernandez, 76, of Keaau died June 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Angeline L. Arita of Nevada, Jill N. (Ted) Lyau of Waimea and Shyanne (Valu) Mathias-Valu of Keaau; sons, Randall (Renee) Arita of Mililani, Oahu, Ivanhoe (Lorna) Mathias of Lahaina, Maui, and Stirling (Colleen Thomas) Mathias of Puna; stepsons, Wendell (Noe) Kalua and Gaylord Mathias of Las Vegas; sister, Roonie Ortiz of Waianae, Oahu; 31 grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tonio Solomon Bernard Thomas, 18, of Pahoa died July 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Palm Beach, Fla., he worked for Sky High Inflatables. Visitation noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Onekahakaha Beach Park large pavilion. Memorial services at 1 p.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by mother, Colleen (Stirling Mathias) Thomas of Pahoa; father, Tony Thomas of West Palm Beach, Fla.; sisters, Jasmine Thomas of Ocean View, Tajha (Gabriel De Silva) Thomas of Kalapana Black Sands subdivision, Taniya (Lokahi Balai) Thomas of Pahoa and Makaiya Turner of Powhatan, Va.; brothers, Torrell Thomas of Kileen, Texas, Hunter Paio and Kyren-Dante Thomas of Pahoa; maternal grandparents, Solomon and Kathleen Paio Jr. of Pahoa; paternal grandmother, Mary Thomas of West Palm Beach, Fla.; hanai mothers, Yvonne (Elias) Garcia of Hilo and Kuulei Kaluna of Kailua-Kona; hanai fathers, Stacy (Denise) Paio of Pahoa and David (Tina Torres) Paio of Mountain View; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gladys Haleaka Wilson, 93, of Naalehu died June 6 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Kaalaiki, Ka‘u, she was a laundry helper for the former Kalakaua Kleaners. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 10, at Naalehu Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Memorial service at noon. Urn committal to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by hanai daughter, Cynthia M. (Michael) Tonini of Naalehu; brothers, Frank (Rita) Kahakua of Ewa Beach, Oahu, James (Nora) Kahakua of Honolulu and Herbert (Karen) Kahakua of Ocean View; sister, Elizabeth (Chris) Asuncion of Kona and Eleanor Kepner of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Gene Madriaga of Hilo; sister-in-law, Thelma Kahakua of Mountain View; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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