Obituaries for September 8

Richard Basque, 84, of Hilo died Sept. 3 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired truck driver for the former Keaau Sugar, Hilo Coast Processing, Hamakua Sugar, and Ka‘u Sugar companies and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 14) at House Hilo Assembly of God Church, 2282 Kanoelehua Ave. Celebration of life will at 11 a.m. Inurnment service noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Online condolences: Survived by daughters, Deborah Mercado of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Kathleen Basque of Oklahoma, Donna Mae (Byron Sr.) Smith of Hilo and Mary (Andre) Randall of Menifee, Calif.; sons, Clifford (Mary) Basque of Oklahoma, Richard Maldonado, Anthony “Tony” Maldonado and Rodney Maldonado of Hilo; sisters, Lorinda “Dolly” Abis of Keaau, Leonora LaVoie of Hilo and June Hernkind of Washington; brother, Joe Basque of Oahu; sister-in-law, Rita Basque of Keaau; 26 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.