Obituaries for March 18

Eric Dean Hedenberg, 57, of Holualoa died Feb. 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Van Nuys, Calif., he was a tile setter and pianist with a musical group. Private services. Survived by daughters, Sabrauna Hedenberg and Heavenly Hedenberg of Portland, Ore.; mother, Mary Hedenberg of Holualoa; brother, Steve Hedenberg of Oahu. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

Gertrude “Lei” Leilani Sato, 70, of Laupahoehoe died March 7 in Hilo. Born in North Hilo, she was a retired public schools cafeteria worker and custodian and member of Laupahoehoe Congregational Church. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Church service 10 a.m. Sunday, March 29, at Laupahoehoe Congregational Church. Casual attire; flower leis welcome. Survived by sons, Dale (Joan) Sato and Don (Monica) Sato of Laupahoehoe; daughter, Corilinn Sato of Las Vegas; brothers, David Nahakuelua Jr. of Kona, Lawrence (Elise Nakamura) Nahakuelua and Roland Nahakuelua of Hilo; sisters, Edna (Kelen) Izumi, Vivian (Wally Denis) Nahakuelua and Elaine (Eric) Kahihikolo of Kailua-Kona, Irene Nahakuelua and Thelma (Walter) Spencer of Hilo; Lynn (Virgelio Licoan) Nahakuelua of Waimea; sisters-in-law, Lillian (Gilbert) Mattos of Hilo, Thelma Revilla of Mountain View and Edna Silva of Laupahoehoe; brothers-in-law, Peter (Lianne) Sato of Hilo and Calvin Sato of Laupahoehoe; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Services for the late Paul Teramoto, originally scheduled for March 21 at the Daikufuji Soto Mission in Honalo, have been canceled.


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