Obituaries for March 19

Arthur Rhinehart Jensen, 72, of Waimea, died March 9 in Waimea. Born in Honolulu he was a heavy equipment operator, farmer and U.S. Air Force veteran. Graveside services with military honors noon Friday, March 20, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery for immediate family only. Online condolences: Survived by sons, Rhinehart (Lora) Jensen and Sean (Stacy) Jensen of Waikoloa; daughter Jocelyn (Shawn) Lasher of Ocean Springs, Miss.; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Juana “Saning” Datuin Mendoza, 100, of Keaau died March 14 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Mapandan, Pangasinan, Philippines, she was retired from the former Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Co., a seamstress and member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Keaau Nutrition Center. Visitation 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire. Survived by son, Armando (Lisa) Mendoza of Hilo; daughter, Gloria (David Watson) Mendoza-Watson of Keaau; sisters-in-law, Caridad Dulay of Ewa Beach, Oahu, and Francesca Mendoza of Waianae, Oahu; a grandchild and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


The late Gertrude “Lei” Leilani Sato is survived by, among others, Irene Nahakuelua and Thelma (Walter) Spencer from Hilo. An incorrect hometown was submitted for an obituary published Wednesday.

Services for the late Tinson Kun Luey have been changed to visitation 8-10 a.m. Friday, March 27, at Kona Outdoor Circle at the request of the county Department of Parks and Recreation as the originally scheduled day, published in Wednesday’s edition, is the Kuhio Day holiday.

Services for late Ira De Mattos, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at Ballard Family Mortuary have been postponed until further notice.


Celebration of life for the late Almarich Douglas Ebanez Sr., originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach Park, have been canceled.

Services for the late Kaniu Mary Bacon Segovia, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at The Arc of Hilo Events Center, have been canceled.

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