Obituaries for March 8

Dorothy Louise Aguinaldo, 81, of Honomu died Feb. 19 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired housekeeper for Life Care Center of Hilo and member of Honomu Good Shepherd Mission. Memorial Mass 10 a.m. Friday (March 13) at Honomu Good Shepherd Mission, 28-3518 Honomu Ln. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Toni (Gonzaka) Sorcy of Keaau, Nicole (Lyle Balingit) Aguinaldo of Pepeekeo, Jody (Christopher) Mitsumura of Wailuku, Maui, and Judy (Ronald Kanakanui) Aguinaldo of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Lawrence (Lani) Aguinaldo of Hilo and Ralph Uchima of Honomu; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Aston-Josh H. Alfiler, 33, of Papaaloa died Dec. 28 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was a skilled warehouse laborer for Integrated Construction, Inc.-Paul’s Electric. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Maili Beach Park in Waianae, Oahu. Survived by parents, AnnaMarie (Herbert Wilson) Alfiler-Wilson; father, Phillip Nihau; sisters, Tasha Nihau Lindsey and Tenyel Kanakamaikai; brothers, Jacob (Kahea) Kanakamaikai, Keola Kanakamaikai, Kaylen Nihau and Koa‘alohi Wilson; grandparents, Mariano and Joyce Alfiler; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary and Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.


Annette Hinauluohia Haleakala Coats, 72, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 21 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Wailuku, Maui, she was a secretary for a construction company and Peace Corps volunteer. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, Valentine (Martha) Haleakala of Wailuku, Maui, Frank Haleakala of Keauhou, Blaise (Princess) Haleakala of Pepeekeo, Kevin Haleakala of Kula, Maui, and Anthony Haleakala of Wailuku; sisters, Mina (David) Reis of Hilo, Evelyn (Gary) Breto, Canice (Kenneth) Abilay and Charmaine Haleakala of Wailuku, Enid (Nathan) Saiki of Hilo, Sharon Haleakala of Puna; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Wilfred S. Gono, 77, of Kaneohe, Oahu, formerly of Hawaii Island, died Feb. 25 at home. Born in Honolulu, he worked for Waikiki Beach Press and state Harbors Division and was a U.S. Army veteran. Graveside committal service 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. Visitation 3-4 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe. Celebration of life at 4 p.m. Aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by spouse, Nora Furusho Gono; daughters, Miki Moriguchi and Renee Gono of Honolulu; brothers, Stanley Gono and Greigson Gono of Honolulu; four grandchildren; two aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ernest “Sharkey” Ikawa, 88, of Hilo died Jan. 26 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the state Highways Division and worked for Jas W. Glover, Ltd. and M&E Pacific, Ltd. (3 yrs.) as a civil engineer, was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Hawaii Government Employees Association. Private services held. Survived by son, John (Yvette) Ikawa of Hilo; daughters, April Hill of Hilo, Carrie Ikawa and Cheryl (Kaiser) Toomalu of Honolulu; seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Kiyomi Yamamato, 98, of Honolulu died Feb. 9 at Kuakini Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kohala, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Co. G. Private services. Survived by daughter, Carol (Tony) Ganiron; son, Alan Yamamoto; sisters Tsugiko (Thomas) Yamasaki and Kazuyo “Kay” Maeda; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Lang Rila Zedkeia, 62, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 4 at Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Majuro, Marshall Islands, he was a senior lineman for MEC, an electric company. Viewing and all-night vigil noon Friday (March 13) 2020 at Calvary Hillside Church in Waimea. Funeral service 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (March 14). Casual attire. Survived by wife, Hersa Zedkeia of Kailua-Kona; sons, Joty (Nona) Zedkeia of Arkansas, Juniro (Yumi) Zedkeia of Waimea and Daniela Zedkeia of Phoenix; daughters, Rolintha (Scott) William of Marshall Islands, Laura (Jeremy) Lenja of Waikoloa and Enitha Zedeia of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Jobitha (Ioseph) David, Enitha (Tomeine) Eltera, Jelka (Donald) Tomeing, Casmer Zedkeia, Loritha (Amjen)Abraham, Berry (Ioseph) David and brother, Kalejo (Chiako) Zedkeia, all of Marshall Islands; 17 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangement by Nakamura Mortuary, Maui, and Dodo Mortuary.

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