Obituaries for March 1

Francine “Fran” “Frankie” Tomoe Fukuhara Aguiar, 64 of Hilo died Jan. 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was an educational assistant for Hilo Union School and a member of Hawaii Government Employees Association. Celebration of life 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (March 7) at Papaikou Hongwanji Multi-Purpose Hall. Aloha attire. Survived by daughters, Colette (Albert Perreira III) Aguiar of Hawaiian Beaches and Mauri (Raymond) Velez of Ainaloa; sons, Sheldon (Kaleihoku) Aguiar and George (Ursula Resurreccion) Aguiar of Hilo; sisters, Kathleen (Raymond) Oda and Merle Silva of Hilo, Jackie (Tim) Buffett of South Carolina, Alberta (Kevin) Fukuhara-Urubio of Ainaloa and Garilyn (Eric Loyola) Fukuhara of Kona; brothers, Calvin (Celeste) Fukuhara and Leslie (Charmaine) Fukuhara of Hilo; in-laws, George (Ruth) Aguiar of Hilo; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Geraldine “Gerri” M. Carvalho, 83, of Kalopa died Feb. 15 at home. Born in Honokaa, she was retired from the Hilo Post Office and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Portuguese Cultural Club, AARP and National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (March 7) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalopa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, George Dean (Connie Kuge) Carvalho of Waimea and Gregory (Robyn) Carvalho of Ahualoa; daughter, Greta M.C. (Richard) Pung of Hilo; three granddaughters and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Elaine Kawehi Hauanio, 78, of Pahoa died Feb. 9 at home. Born in Olaa, she was a retired cafeteria worker for Pahoa High and Elementary School and member of The Gospel of The Alpha and The Omega Church. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday (Mar. 6) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Mar. 7) at the chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Aloha attire. Survived by sons, Dana Hauanio of Seaside, Calif., and Les (Denise) Hauanio of Pahoa; daughters, Rae Hauanio, Kris Kanoe Quihano and Shawn Aiona of Pahoa, Dorothy Hauanio Fernandez of Hilo, Charlotte Paez-Varges of Volcano, Michelle Tokelau and Maya Papaya of Pahoa; brother, Samson (Lynn) Kaawaloa of Pahoa; sisters, Queenie Dikito Ebinger and Leila Akana of Honolulu, Jewel Ka‘apana and Noelani (Floyd) Quihano of Pahoa, Stella Kahele of Hilo; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kenneth Keala Kaniho, 73, of Laupahoehoe died Jan. 31 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired harvesting superintendent for the former Hamakua Sugar. Co., owner/manager of Triple K Ranch in Waimea, construction worker, Hawaii Army National Guard veteran and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honomu Branch. Visitation with military honors 8 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Aloha services at 11 a.m. Casual attire (wear blue); flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, LaVerne Kaniho of Laupahoehoe; daughters, Tammylyn (Myles Miyasato) Kaniho and Ku‘ulei “Toots” (Cyerra Mendonca) Kaniho of Laupahoehoe; brothers, Klem (Janice) Kaniho of Waimea and Seymour Lindsey Kaniho of Garden Grove, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Jeffrey Campbell Smith, 57, of Kurtistown died Dec. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Lihue, Kauai, he was a macadamia nut farmer with a lifelong love of plants. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday (March 7) at Church of Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by sisters, Judy Rowan of Martinez, Calif., and Sandy (Bill) Malish of Austin, Texas; brothers, Bob (Cea) Smith of Honaunau, Gary (Bebe) Smith of Kilauea, Kauai, and Keith (Gail) Smith of Omao, Kauai; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Clyde Yasuo Yano, 71, of Honokaa died Feb. 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired beekeeper and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday (March 6) at Hamakua Jodo Mission, 44-2947 Kalopa Rd. in Honokaa. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire is requested. Survived by wife, Ida Yano of Honokaa; daughters, Beth (Rob See Jr.) Yano and Leatha Yano of Honokaa; sister, Veronica Inouye of Kapolei, Oahu; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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