Obituaries for March 24

Albert Mamuad Duldulao Sr., 80, of Hilo died March 5 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services at 6 p.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Burial 10 a.m. Monday, March 30, at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Survived by wife, Carina Duldulao of Hilo; children, Albert Duldulao Jr. and Emma Duldulao of Hilo, Clifford (Ralph) Malani of Oahu, Joy (Kane) Palazzotto of Maui and Hollie (Aaron) Jones of California; brother, Rudolfo (Catalina) Duldulao of Hawaiian Acres; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Norman Hideo Irie, 69, of Pepeekeo died Feb. 11 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honohina, he was retired from Hawaiian Airlines, a former diesel mechanic, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division and member of Honomu Hongwanji Mission. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Karen Irie of Pepeekeo; daughter, Erin Irie of Honolulu; son, Noren Irie of Hilo; brothers, Glenn (Bonnie) Irie of Hilo and Gary Irie of Anchorage, Alaska; sister, Faye Kamehaiku of Pahoa; a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Eones Kalawe, 62, of Keaau died March 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in the Marshall Islands, she was a homemaker. No services at this time. Survived by partner, Tony Jirokle of Keaau; children, Miriam (Hiroshi) Lemae of the Marshall Islands, Sonny (Virginia) Kalawe of Kalihi, Oahu, Emila (Daniel) Jirokle Lawin of Arkansas, Lawrence (Kanani) Kalawe of Pahoa and Nicole (Richard) Soswe of Hilo; sisters, Binake Dellatan of Waianae, Oahu, and Hellen Larkins of the Marshall Islands; Brother, Alan Ake of the Marshall Islands; 20 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Georgeanne “Georgie Girl” “Nana” Leinaala Murray, 71, of Hilo died March 3 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was an activities assistant and bus driver for Alu Like elderly program, professional musician and member and deaconess of Ka Uhane Hemolele O Ka Malamalama Church in Keaukaha. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by husband, Paul H. Murray of Hilo; sons, David J. (Majila) Murray and Daniel K. (Sheri) Murray of Hilo; daughter, Phoenix (Cramer) Mahoe of Hilo; brother, Charles (Nanette) Mahi of Hilo; sisters, the Rev. Charlotte Mahi and the Rev. Beverly Samson of Hilo; Cindy (Simon Texeira) Rivera of Kapaa, Kauai; 13 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Perfecto Quilausing, 97, of Mountain View died March 16 at home. Born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a retired bookkeeper for the former Puna Sugar Co. and member of several bowling leagues. Private services. Survived by son, Oscar Quilausing of Keaau; daughters, Wilma (Peter) Chenosky of Michigan and Estra (Harvey Okamura) Quilausing of Kailua, Oahu; son in-law, Gregory Nielsen of Keaau; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Brian Matthew Tavares, 57, of Kailua-Kona died March 9 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of Viking Services of Hawaii, president of Apostles Motorcycle Club of Kona and member of Kai Ehitu Canoe Club. Memorial services at a later date. Condolences to: P.O. Box 5323, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, Suzanna Tavares of Kailua-Kona; son, Bronson (Tabitha) Tavares of Colorado; mother, Dolores Tavares of Hilo; brothers, Michael Tavares Sr. of Hilo, Robert (Verna) Tavares of Captain Cook and Earl Tavares of Kailua-Kona; sisters-in-law, Wattie Green of Kailua-Kona, Kalua Kupihe of Kealia; brother-in-law, Herbert Alapai Jr. of Washington; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


The late Francis T. Nakano was survived by, among others, daughter-in-law Joan Nakano of Hilo. Her name wasn’t submitted for an obituary published Friday.

All services for the late Gertrude “Lei” Leilani Sato have been canceled for now and will be rescheduled at a later date.

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