William Benjamin Cabus, 78, of Pahoa died Jan. 5 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaii Army National Guard sergeant who previously served in the Hawaii Air National Guard. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Estela N. Cabus of Pahoa; daughters, ChryleCQ Cabus and Georgianna (Steven) Chock of Kauai; sons, Carl Joseph (Cheri) Cabus of Kauai, Armando (Sandra) Espinoza of Arizona and Gilbert (Samantha) C. Nava of California; sister, Maggie Tremaine of Kauai; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Earl Kekoa Kaina, 47, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, he was a mason. Celebration of life noon to sunset Saturday (Jan. 25) at Honaunau Beach. Survived by life partner, Spring Brooks; son, Malakhi Brooks-Kaina of Kailua-Kona; mother, Mary (Stephen) Albrecht of Kailua Kona; father, Charles Kaina of Honolulu; brothers, Daniel Kaina and Jeff Kaina of Kailua-Kona; sister, Shannon Kaina of Ocean View; hanai parents, Terry and Clara Brooks of Captain Cook; hanai sister, Natasha Terazono of Captain Cook; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Fumio Maedo, 85, of College Station, Texas, formerly of Hilo, died Dec.19 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired compositor for the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and Hilo High School Class of 1952 alum. Condolence to: 2004 Indian Trail, College Station, TX 77845. Survived by wife, Emiko Maedo of College Station; daughter Patricia (Stanley Ken) Hiroshige of Frisco, Texas; son, Michael (Kelly) Maedo of College Station; three grandchildren; niece and nephews.
Elizabeth “Loha” Leialoha Viernes, 78, of Waimea, died Jan. 14 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a delivery driver for Duty Free Hawaii, school bus driver and owner operator of the former Aloha Shave Ice in Nanakuli, Oahu. Visitation 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 at Mana Christian Ohana in Waimea. Service at 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow. No flowers. Condolences to: S. Paio, P.O. Box 6864, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by husband, Stanley Viernes Sr. of Waimea; children, Stanley (Gloria ) Viernes Jr. of Nanakuli, Shane Viernes and Suzie (Moses) Paio all of Waimea, Sean (Sheri) Viernes of Wahiawa, Oahu, Shannon (Virgi) Viernes of Nanakuli; sisters, Gwendolyn (Kawika) Jose of Kapolei, Oahu, and Johnette Kaimi of Michigan; brother, Dwight (Faith) Kaimi of Las Vegas; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.