Almarich Douglas Ebanez Sr., 58, of Mililani, Oahu, died Nov. 24 at Pali Momi Medical Center in Aiea, Oahu. Born in Ka‘u, he was a cargo agent for Delta Airlines. Celebration of life noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Punaluu Black Sand Beach Pavilion. Survived By wife, Joanne Ebanez; daughters, Shawnette (Joe) Esperanza of Naalehu, Breeann (Brent Alcosiba) Ebanez of Pahala, Cheyenne (Sean) Leffew of Mililani and Brandy Ebanez of Kennewick, Wash.; sons, Almarich Ebanez Jr. of Mililani and Charles Penera of Pahala; sisters, Melva (Joe) Kaopuiki, Shawnette (William) Stewart both of Waianae, Ivona (Del) Glovick lll of Murfreesboro Tenn., and Joycelyn Wong of Honolulu; brothers, Alfred (Helen) Wong of Honolulu, Gaylord (Janice) Wong of Hilo and Deric (Tomomi) Wong of Alexandra Va.; sisters-in-law, Joyce (Eric) Agustin of La Mesa Calif., Charmin Wong of Hilo and Kim Ebanez of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Paul Agustin of Pahala; 10 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Geraldo Harold Guerrero, 91, of Hilo died Feb. 15 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a county laborer, U.S. Army World War II and Korean War veteran, and member of Korean War Veterans Association Big Island Chapter No. 231 and Tsunami Gamecock Farm. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Friday, Mar. 20, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Burial noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Heather Wallace of Hilo; sons, Jr. (Lisa) Guerrero of Honokaa, Gerard Guerrero of Las Vegas and Chris (Lynette) Guerrero of Hilo; daughters, Donna (Ralph) Villafuerte of Tracy, Calif., and Connie (Mike) Laimana of Hilo; brother, Daniel (Gloria) Seguerre of Ookala; sister, Judy Kanoa of Honolulu, Oahu; 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kimiyo Shiraki Marutani, 88, of Hilo died Feb. 13 at home. Born in Kona, she was a retired teacher at Waiakeawaena Elementary School and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Buddhist Women’s Association and Waiakea Homesite Community Association. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Friday (March 13) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Herbert K. Marutani of Hilo; son, Joel K. (Wendy) Marutani of California; daughter, Mavis M. (Darren) Okihara of Honolulu; brother, Iwao (Adrienne) Shiraki of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Wataru Kohashi of Hilo; sister, Nobuko Toyama of Honolulu; four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Joyce Anuenue Meafou, 71, of Keaau died Feb. 18 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Nanakuli, Oahu, she was owner/operator of Meaufou Piggery Farm, accounting Clerk for Kona Coffee Brewing Co. and collections officer for Credit Bureau of the Pacific. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday (March 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Cremation to follow. Survived by husband, Alofaitama S. Meafou; daughters, Joyce (Euell) Atay, Loreta (Stephen) Pittman and Katherine (Mihn) Quach; sons, Ionatana Meafou, Suapi Meafou Jr. and Siosi (Jamie) Meafou; sisters, Barbara Kaawa and Wilma Biscaino; brothers, Samuel AuHoon, Romey AuHoon, Gordon AuHoon, James AuHoon, Louis Mook, Gilbert Mook and Spencer Mook; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Tsuruyo “Sue” Tamura, 94, of Hilo died Feb. 5 at Life Care Center Hilo. She was a retired hotel housekeeper and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Double 9 Golf Club. Private services held. Survived by sons, Robert (Jerri Sumiyoshi) Tamura of Hilo, Thomas (Debby) Tamura of Montgomery Village, Md., and Gerry (Sheila) Tamura of Hilo; brother, Kinji Suzuki of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Hatsue Carvalho, Carol Okiuye and Shizue Sanekane of Hilo; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.