Obituaries for April 14

Naida Amorin Abellana, 68, of Keaau died March 31 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hilo. Born in Bohol, Philippines, she was a restaurant chef. Cremation services in the Philippines. Survived by daughters, Maria (Craig) Brumley of Hot Springs, Ark., and Antonia (Jeremiah) Leonard of Keaau; brothers, Angelito (Estrella) Abellana and Jaime (Corazon) Abellana of the Philippines; sister-in-law, Jane Abellana of the Philippines; 10 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Henry “Hank” Kealoha Aina Sr., 80, of Hilo died March 27 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired customer service agent for the former Aloha Airlines, U.S. Army veteran and member of Puueo Poi and Anuenue Athletic clubs, Hilo Badminton Club, Hawaiian Homes Panaewa Community Association and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Private services at a later date. Survived by wife, Lynda Anne Aina of Hilo; sons, Rayland Aina of Waimea, Henry (Maria) Aina Jr. and August (Doreen) Aina of Hilo; daughter, Sandee (John) Aina-Meade of Utah; sister, Myra (George) Aina-Paul of Hilo; adopted brother, Edward Aina of Hilo; 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Darnell Garcia, 68, of Pahoa died March 31. Born in Wailuku, Maui, he owned a drywall business, installed drywall for Hilo Interior and was a member of Lahaina Yacht Club. Online condolences: Survived by daughters, Denese (Raymundo) Soto-Diaz and Carrie Gouveia; sisters, Audrey (Don) Freeman, Gertrude Gilmore and Antoinette (Frank) Robinson; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

John C. “Skip” Hance, 90, of Waimea died March 25 at home. He was a retired Amfac Inc. plantation manager for Puna Sugar, Lihue Plantation, Kauai and Pioneer Mill Co. in Lahaina, Maui. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by children, Linda (Peter) Baldwin of Poipu, Kauai, Chris Hughes of Chicago, Katherin Nalani Hance of Ahualoa, Julie Hance of Keaau, John “Tom” (Sara) Hance of California and Tricia (Tony) Cruz of Keaau; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Patrick Gordon Joseph Jr., 60, of Mountain View died March 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born on Oahu, he was a self-employed handyman. Memorial services at a later date. Survived by wife, Danette Joseph of Mountain View; mother, Betty Mae Joseph of Waianae, Oahu; sisters, Betty Mae (Pat) Reyes of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Maria (Phillip Sr.) Kaawa and Linda Joseph of Waianae; mother-in-law, Angie Pavao of Mountain View; brother-in-law, Jeff Pavao of Hilo; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Francis Kahawaiolaa, 71, died March 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of Hair DeZigns by Francis. Celebration of life in early summer at Volcano Garden Arts in Volcano Village. Survived by life partner, Ira Ono; mother, Carol Momi B. Kahawaiolaa; sisters, Christmas Napua Kahawaiolaa and Toni Hopkins; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mary Rose “Rosie” O’Brien, 71, of Kailua-Kona died March 9 at home. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she was a retired administrative staff trainer and coordinator for Principal of Des Moines and member of Mokuaikaua Church. Celebration of life at a later date. No flowers. Donations to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by husband, Dennis O’Brien of Kailua-Kona; brother, William (Tina) Bruett of Iowa; sisters, Marcelyn (Richard) Van Houten of Colorado and Cynthia (Gary) Pannkuk of Iowa; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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