Obituaries for September 5

Walter Akimo, 85, of Hilo died Sept. 4. No services. No known survivors. Family members are asked to contact Ballard Family Mortuary at 935-8445.

Dustin Michael DeCaires, 26, of Keaau died Aug. 25. He was born in Pleasanton, Calif. Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Saria DeCaires of Hawaii; mother, Gina Jones of Hawaii; brothers, Kanoa Jones and Anthony “Lucky” Baker of Hawaii; sisters, Sierra Valderrama, Kealoha Jones and Ihilani Casem of Hawaii; grandparents, Michael Padilla, Debi Padilla, and Lynn Devine of California; two uncles. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


David Jonathan Hirt, 65, of Waikoloa died Aug. 30 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Huntington, N.Y., he was a retired legislative analyst for Hawaii County and horticulturalist. Private service. Survived by sons, Shawn Hirt of Arizona and Kristopher (Megan) Hirt of Idaho; brother, Warren (Jane) Hirt of California; sister, Joan Hirt of Virginia; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Jordan Seth Powell, 26, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 29 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Biloxi, Miss., he was a car repair technician. Services Friday, Sept. 6, at Magic Sands Beach Park. Online condolences: Survived by parents, Mark and Linda Powell of Biloxi; sister, Ashleigh Powell of Biloxi; brother, Joshua (Catherine) Powell of New Orleans; grandparents, Kay VanderLey of Waldorf, Md., and Patsy Powell of Biloxi. Services provided by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Olga Rios, 80, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 30 at home. Born in New York City, she was a retired accountant and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Kona Hispanic Seventh-day Adventist Church, 74-5590 Eho St., Suite 115 in Kailua-Kona. Service at 4 p.m. Survived by brother, Robert Rios of Kailua-Kona; sister, Viola Faria of Missouri; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Genevieve P. Seguirant-Llanes, 73, of Ka‘u and Wahiawa, Oahu, died Aug. 25 in Wahiawa. Born in Ka‘u, she was a cafeteria manager at Kauai Community College. Celebration of life service 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Waiohinu Park on Mamalahoa Highway in Naalehu. Survived by husband, Benito Eric Llanes of Naalehu; children, Roy Kuahuia of Hilo, Darlene Galigo of Ka‘u, Carl Enos Sr. of Wahiawa, Darrin Enos Sr. of Ka‘u, Myron Enos Sr. of Whitmore Village, Oahu, and Brian Enos of Ka‘u; mother, Marianne Manuel of Naalehu. Arrangements by Ballard Family

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