Obituaries for March 11

Wayne Lopaka Keikekanehaenalu Awai, 48, of Waikoloa died Feb. 28 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a line cook for several restaurants. Celebration of life 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday (March 15) at Puhi Bay. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Chalen (Victoria Hufford) Awai-Sagon, Chyran (Carli Anne Sugimoto) Awai and Chandon Awai of Waikoloa, Kaiea Awai of Hilo; parents, Daisy Mae (Rudolph) Kamohai of Hilo and Wayne K. (Kathy) Awai of Waikoloa; brothers, John Awai of Florida, Chad Awai of Kailua-Kona, Nathan Awai of Pittsburgh, Kanoa Awai and Kai Awai of Kailua-Kona; maternal grandmother, Daisy L. Naihe of Hilo; four grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Felipe B. Gebin, 78, of Captain Cook died Feb. 19 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines, he was a macadamia nut picker and sugar worker in Keaau. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (March 14) at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Mass at 10 a.m. on Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Feliciana Gebin of Captain Cook; sons, Lester (Aliza McKeigue) Gebin of Ocean View, Bradley Gebin and Billy Gebin of Kealakekua; brothers, Avelino (Violeta) Gebin of Hilo and Jeffrey Gebin of Honolulu; sisters, Rosalyn (Pablo) Martinez of Texas and May (Edward) Gebin Smiythe of Honolulu; a grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Nancy Misao Kusunoki, 79, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 20 in Kailua-Kona. Born in Kealakekua, she was a registered nurse. Private services held. Online condolences: Survived by sisters, Daisy (Harry) Hasegawa of Kailua-Kona and Dora Thompson of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Sonya Kay McMullen, 82, of Hilo died March 4 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Miami, she was retired. Private services. Survived by son, Karl Brown Jr. of Florida; daughters, Suzanne (Rick) Fadely of Florida and Kirsten (Len) Dionisio of Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Agaton Pasalo, 95, of Mountain View died Dec. 22 at home. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired crane operator for the former Puna Sugar Co., anthurium grower and member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Mountain View. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service and celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by wife, Felicidad Pasalo of Mountain View; sons, Peter (Evelyn) Pasalo of Keaau and Leroy (Wendy) Pasalo of Mountain View; daughters, Rosaline (Leland) Anderson of Mountain View and Estralita (Ronald) Weidenbach of Mokuleia, Oahu; brother, Jose (Monica) Pasalo of Ilocos Norte, Philippines; six grandchildren and three-great-grandchildren; an aunt, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Mary Cynthia Taylor, 80, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 25 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Chester, Pa., she was a clinical nurse and member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 1 p.m. Thursday (March 12) at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Refreshments on the church lanai. No flowers. Memorial donations to Diaper Ministry, Anti-Human-Trafficking Ministry, Food Pantry, Malama Na Keiki backpack program and Sharing Garden. Survived by husband, Gilbert Taylor of Kailua-Kona; brother, Daniel (Patricia) Miller of New York; sister, Angela (Russell Glover) Miller of New York; stepdaughters, Lisa Taylor Cahill, Linda Taylor of the mainland; a granddaughter; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Paul Teramoto, 59, of Holualoa died Feb. 7 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Ka‘u, he was the owner of Paul’s Place in Holualoa and a U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo. Memorial service at 3 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by brothers, Curt (Dorothy) Teramoto, Don (Kathy) Teramoto and Lance (Deana) Teramoto; an aunt, three uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

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