Estipania “Fannie” Dulan Alejandro, 96, of Halaula, Kohala, died Oct. 14 at home. Born in Kohala, she was a retired housekeeper for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, worked for Kohala After-School plus Program and was a member of Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Private services held. Survived by daughters, Loretta (Ronald) Crivello and Lydia (Steven) Santiago of Hilo, Leticia Rivera of California; sons, Alvin Alejandro of Kohala, Andrew Alejandro of Oahu and Alfred Alejandro of California; brothers, Henry Dulan of Kohala and Paul (Joann) Dulan of Kona; sister, Lourdes Manuel of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Edward Ha Jr., 91, of Pahoa died Oct. 28 in Hilo. He was a dentist and U.S. Air Force veteran. Private service held. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Beverly Barton, Charlotte Ha and Phyllis Ha; and two sons, Gregory Ha and Bruce Ha. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Mae Higashi, 79, of Hilo died Oct. 13 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Pearl City, Oahu, she was a certified public accountant for Hawaii County, driver for Hertz and Budget car rentals and volunteer at Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale. Private services. Condolences to: Higashi Family, 580 Ainaola Dr., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by sons, Sterling (Vickie) Higashi, Stuart Higashi, and Stephen (Yuko) Higashi; brother, Mike (Etta) Minakawa; two grandsons; a nephew and niece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Anthony Walter Moniz Sr., 89, of Hilo died Oct. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a foreman for HC&D, member of Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, Ancient Order of Foresters Court Mauna Kea #8854, and a U.S. Army National Guard veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 16) at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Anthony (Michelle) Moniz Jr. and Kenneth Moniz of Hilo; daughters, Sabrina (David) Guyer and Luana Cox of Hilo; stepdaughters, Ginger Lorenzo of Honolulu, Thenia “Lynn” (Ernesto) Bautista of Hilo, Nina (Jake) Bernard of Alaska and Norma Livermore of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; sister, MaryAlice Matsumoto of Hilo; brother-in-law, James Sloan of Hilo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Judith “Judie” Machie Tsunoda, 74, of Hilo died Sept. 28 at home. Born in Honokaa, she was a retired elementary school teacher at Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Elementary and Intermediate School and Park Place School in La Grande, Ore., Eastern Oregon University graduate, volunteered at Brentwood Elementary School in Spokane, Wash., and learning coach and tutor to the students and a member of the Paauilo Konkoji Mission. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 16) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Kenneth Tsunoda of Hilo; daughter, Kris (Paul) Ward of Sagle, Idaho; brother-in-law, Dale Takata of Honolulu; two granddaughters; two nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.