Obituaries for November 29

Cynthia Lei Alapai, 59, of Papa Bay died Nov. 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Keopu, she was a telemetry technician for Kona Community Hospital and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All-night vigil 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the family’s Kailua-Kona home at 74-5157 Puuolokaa Place. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. White attire. An all-day celebration of life Sunday, Dec. 8, at the family’s Papa Bay home at 88-1600 Mamalahoa Highway. Survived by husband, Jocinto Johnson of Papa Bay; sons, Jocinto (Shavana) Johnson Jr. of Hilo, Kekumu Johnson and Hiapo Johnson of Papa Bay; daughters, Jocina (Kaeo) Alani of Hoopuloa, Cecilia Johnson of Papa Bay, Kamahana (Kevin) Johnson of Kalihi, Hawaii Island, Josephine (Brendan) Johnson of Ocean View and Tehani (Kaai) Johnson of Papa Bay; brothers, Robert (Sharon) Alapai of Hilo, James (Trina) Alapai of Kalaoa, Kona, Joseph Alapai of Kailua-Kona, Patrick (Lovelyn) Alapai and Hiram (Corina) Alapai of Kalaoa, Kona, Derrick (Megan) Alapai of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Maile (Bruce) Goold of Los Angeles, Cindy (David) Kaulia of Kailua-Kona and Nani (Isaac) Hoohuli of Kealia; 11 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard Itsuo Fujii, 87, of Laupahoehoe died Nov. 16 at home. Born in Kapulena, he was a retired auto mechanic for the former Laupahoehoe Transportation Co., member and past kyodan president of Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission and member of Honomu Kupuna Softball League. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Kyodan-so memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Wesley (Claudine) Fujii of Hilo; daughters, Sandra (Marvin) Kajikawa of Waipahu, Oahu, Brenda (Robin) McDonald of Papaaloa and Deena Dolan of Waipio; sister, Thelma Yamaguchi of Mililani, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Masako Fujii of Honokaa and Law Yee Fujii of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Tsutomu Eguchi of La Palma, Calif.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Charmaine Puilani Ige, 64, of Hilo died Nov. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Laupahoehoe, she was a inventory clerk for KTA Super Stores Puainako and employed with the former Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, William Ige of Hilo; brothers, Tyrone (Wilma) Revilla of Honomu and Modesto (Teresita) Revilla Jr. of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Rosaline Revilla of Hakalau, Carol Revilla of Hilo, Thelma Revilla of Mountain View and Doris Hayashikawa of Oregon; brother-in-law, Larry Ige of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Barbara Jane Madawi, 82, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 24 at a private care home. Born in Honaunau, she was a retired bookkeeper for Hawaii Fumigation and H. Cho Enterprise, member of Trinity Community Church and a U.S. Women’s Army Corps veteran. Celebration of life 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Cho Family beach lot in Honaunau. Service at 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes and luncheon to follow. No flowers. Condolences to: K. Nahale, P.O. Box 269, Honaunau, HI 96726. For information, call 315-0397. Survived by brothers, Clifford (Annette) Madawi of Keauhou, Glenn (Beverly) Madawi of Washington and Michael (Julie) Madawi of Florida; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Judy K. Meyers, 76, of Hilo died Oct. 28 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a food server at the former Naniloa Hotel and Canoe House at Mauna Lani Resort, and member of International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Private services held. Survived by brother, Sid (Corky) Kono of Holualoa; sister, Suzy (John) Smith of Reno, Nev.; a niece and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

David Luis Ruiz Sr., 80, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 22 in Kailua-Kona. Born in New Mexico, he was a longshoreman. Memorial services 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Hawaiian Village at Keaukaha, Hilo. Survived by son, David Ruiz Jr. of Carlsbad, Calif.; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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