Obituaries for April 7

Eugene K. Hao, 67, of Keaau died March 25 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. No services. Survived by fiancee, Kerrie Green of Hilo; daughter, Tammy Lynn Keanu of Hilo; brother, William (Donna) Matsu of California; sister, Henrietta Stone of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John “Big John” Thomas Krems, 72, of Ocean View died March 5 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in California, he was a retired U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sergeant. Services at a later date. Survived by son, John M. Krems of Riverside, Calif.; daughter, Christine M. (Ryan) Raven of Riverside; brother, Darell Krems of Kailua-Kona; sister, Sharon Joy Krems of Kohala; three grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Ruthann Elizabeth Lehmann, 82, of Mountain View died Feb. 17 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Milwaukee, she was a retired retail manager, homemaker and tennis and bingo player. Private services. Survived by husband, Arthur Lehmann of Mountain View; daughters, Kim (Kent) Olsen of Mountain View and Debora (Steve) Pedemonti of Winter Springs, Fla.; sisters, Rose Marie (Sam) Kanter and Rita (Wally) Bartkiewicz of Wisconsin; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ruby Leilani Malani, 82, of Hilo died March 25 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hawaii, she was a retired cafeteria worker and member of Haili Church Choir, Laupahoehoe Congregational Church and Alu Like Kupuna Program. Private services held. Survived by son, Clement (Regina) Malani Jr. of Hilo; daughters, Cynthia (Calvin) Malani, Catherine (Todd) Kaide and Carol Malani of Hilo, hanai daughter, Piilani Mahoe of Honolulu; sister, Laverne Sylva of Kona; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Masato “Cream” Meguro, 94, of Hilo, formerly of Pepeekeo, died March 26 at home. Born in Ninole, he was a retired cane truck driver for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Fumi Meguro of Hilo; sons, Howard (Karen) Meguro of Hilo and Kurt Meguro of Captain Cook; daughter, Elaine (Jeff) Hara of Hilo; sister, Kimiko Apo of Honolulu; daughter-in-law, Helene Meguro of Hilo; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Patricia “Patsy” Carvalho Silva, 89, of Keaau died March 28 at a private care home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker, child care provider, St. Joseph School cafeteria worker, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa and a star basketball player at St. Joseph Schools. Memorial services at a later date. Survived by sons, Paul A. (Madeline D.) Silva of Keaau and John W. (Theresa E.) Silva of Hawaiian Beaches; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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