Obituaries for March 3

Benjamin Franklin Boyer, 74, of Keaau died Feb. 15 at home. Born in Colorado, he was a logger in Washington state, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and National Rifle Association. Graveside services 8 a.m. Friday (March 6) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Debra Boyer of Keaau; son, Troy Boyer of Washington; daughter, Julie Boyer of Washington; six grandchildren and a great grandchild; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Fred Guillermo Camero Sr., of Hawaii Island, formerly of Lanai City, Lanai, died Feb. 21 at ‘Ano‘ano care home in Kapaau. Born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired pineapple field worker for Dole, entertainer, and was honored with wife, Rosita as “Parents of the Year” by the State Philippine Cultural Foundation. Private visitation 3-4 p.m. Sunday (March 8) at Lanai ILWU Hall. Public visitation 4-6 p.m. Celebration of life 6 p.m. Memorial Mass 8:30 a.m. Monday (March 9) at Lanai Sacred Hearts Church. Survived by his wife, Rosita Magaoay Camero; children, Philip Vance Camero, Joan Camero Parris, Carmela Magaoay Camero, Fred Guillermo Camero Jr., Amalia ArcieRose Camero Kettering, and Cameron Patrick Camero; 15 grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Jerry Kaleonani Sumiyoshi Kamakea, 62, of Pahoa died Feb. 13 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a member of New Hope Puna. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (March 7) at New Hope Puna in Pahoa. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by companion, Karlene Varize of Pahoa; daughters, Cheyenne (Jasmin) Carter of Las Vegas and Chasity (James) Montifalcon of Pahoa; four grandchildren; stepchildren, step-grandchildren, 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.


Sylvester “Sonny” Haiha Paalua Jr., 89, of Kawaihae died Feb. 5 at home. Born in Puuanahulu, he was a retired Pohakuloa Training Area heavy equipment operator, U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division and National Guard veteran, and member of American Legion, Kohala National Guard Alumni, Kohala Senior Citizens, Na Kupuna O Kohala, Moku O Keawe Outrigger Canoe Racing Association and Na Kalai Wa‘a Makalii Kupuna. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (March 7) at Kalahikiola Congregational Church in Kapaau. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire. Another service 2-7 p.m. at Kailapa Kawaihae Hawaiian Homes Community Center. Survived by daughters, Nalani Okubo of Kawaihae, Colleen (Scott) Henne and Elsie (Eric) Dela Cruz of Kohala, Jan Paalua and Miulan Paalua of Kawaihae; son, Ryder (Darcy) Paalua of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Ann Mills, Helen Sing and Rose Coit of Kohala; sisters-in-law, Margo Gonsalves of Oakland, Calif., Lillian Naihe and Daisy Naihe of Hilo, Linda Naihe of Kohala; brother-in-law, Herbert Naihe of Honolulu; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Barbara Jean Hoffman died Feb. 10. An incorrect date was submitted for an obituary published Friday.

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