Florence Marques Botelho, 99, of Honokaa died Aug. 21 at Life Care Center in Hilo. Born in Ahualoa, she was a telephone operator for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 7) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Eulogy at 9:45 a.m. Mass at 10 A.M. Family requests casual attire. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Milo (Frank) Ferreira and Dana (Steve) Morifuji of Honokaa; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Chita Calantoc Colobong, 53, of Pahoa died Aug. 4 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama care Center. Born in Binaratan Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a self-employed papaya farmer, employee of Hilo Seaside Hotel and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at family home in Pahoa. Funeral Mass 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial at Alae Cemetery, new section. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by husband, Antonio Colobong of Pahoa; daughters, Christine Colobong and Tiane Colobong of Pahoa; father, Sotero Calantoc of Pahoa; brothers, Hilarion (Cleta Fe) Calantoc and Mariao (Elizabeth) Calantoc of Philippines, Alfonso (Dorothy Joy) Calantoc of California, Antonio Calantoc of Pahoa; sisters-in-law, Ester Colobong and Edita (Andrew) Yaplag of Pahoa; brothers-in-law, Mario (Rosita) Colobong of Philippines, Isaias (Pacencia) Colobong and Arnolfo (Marietta) Colobong of Pahoa; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ronald Rikio Daimaru, 59, of Hilo died July 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a sales representative. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 7) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. Survived by brother, Dennis (June) Daimaru of Keaau; sister, Sharon (Russell) Kai of Mountain View; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rachel Piilani Mahuna, 87, of Hilo died Aug. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired manager for the former Hilo Dairy Queen in Hilo, manager of former Swiss Candy House, employee of the former Islander Night Club and member of Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 5) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 6) at Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, lehua section. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Clarence “Guy” (Shelly) Maluo of Gig Harbor, Wash., Abraham (Sherrie) Mahuna Jr., Doogan Mahuna and Callen (Pauline) Mahuna of Hilo; daughters, Abradine “Buddy” (Clyde) Sanborn, Michelle “Hoku” (Raymond Subia) Mahuna and Raynell Mahuna-Fukuhara of Hilo; sisters, Evelyn Pavao and Sharon Lester of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Vai Simeona of Honolulu, Margaret Ynigues of Honokaa, Elizabeth Lee Loy of Hilo and Nora Mahuna of California; brother-in-law, Richard (Aiko) Mahuna of Kaneohe, Oahu; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jean Michiko Saito, 82, of Ahualoa died Aug. 14 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired Honokaa Elementary School teacher, teacher at Kamiloiki Elementary School in Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, and member of Kamuela Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and Buddhist Women’s Association. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Sunday, Sept. 8, at Kamuela Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Church Row in Waimea. Memorial service at noon. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Patrick Saito and Scott Saito of Waikoloa; sisters, Ann Kawaguchi and Gail (George) Hiu of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Roy (Eunice) Saito of Waimea; sister-in-law, Norene Yamamoto of Honokaa; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Glenn Hideyuki Shiigi, 61, of Hilo died July 18 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaii County deputy prosecuting attorney, member of Ahualani Community Association and former member of Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 7) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Sydney Shiigi of Hilo; mother, Naomi Shiigi of Hilo; brother, Stephen Shiigi of Hilo; sister, Cindy (John D.) Fullmer of Honolulu; girlfriend, Cindy Yoshimoto of Hilo; a niece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.