Obituaries for April 16

Phyllis Ann Alvarado, 91, of Kailua-Kona died April 11 at home. Born in St. Paul, Minn., she was a homemaker. No services planned at this time. Survived by daughter, Lynn Ann Alvarado of Kailua-Kona; son, Lawrence Alvarado of California; two granddaughters. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Renae Jean Keakealani Cantyne, 71, of Hilo died April 5 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired director of housekeeping for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ainaola Ward. Private services held. Public memorial service at a later date. Survived by daughters, CharlaRae (John Stuard) Mendoza, Joy (Gene) Madriaga and Kelliane (David Hao) Mahi of Hilo, Karilyn (Peni) Tilini of San Tan Valley, Ariz.; brother, George “Billy” (Carol) Fields of Kailua-Kona; sister-in-law, Waiola Fields of Hilo; stepsons, James (Suzette) Cantyne Jr. of Waimea, Robert Cantyne of Kona, Michael (Randy Carillo) Cantyne of Sacramento, Calif., and David (Regina) Cantyne of Troy, Texas; stepdaughters, Lisa (Chris Kershner) Ramos and Natalie (Ceward) Juan of Waimea, Monica (Don Souza) Cantyne of Hilo; hanai sister, Shirley (Howard) Leu of Washington state; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Roberta Ann Cho, 65, of Honaunau died April 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Racine, Wis., she was a retired district registrar for the Department of Health. Services at a later date. Survived by husband, Donovan Cho of Honaunau; sons, Stephen (Corinne) Cho of San Diego, Andrew Cho and James (Brienn) Cho of Honaunau; mother, Shirley Hoffman of Keaau; brother, Edward Hoffman of Keaau; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elaine Hi‘ilawe Fergerstrom Dochin, 94, of Waimea died April 12 at her daughter’s residence in Waikoloa. Born in Waimea, she was co-owner of the former original Kamuela Meat Market and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea Ward. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Antoinette “Toni” (Frank) Hess of Waikoloa and Lisa Ann (Charlie) White of Waimea; sons, Walter Dochin and George (Nadine “Nao”) Dochin of Waimea; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Martha Sue Monello, 74, of Kailua-Kona died April 8 at Regency at Hualalai. Born in Kansas City, Kan., she was a private school counselor, member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and former member of Elks Club. Services at a later date. Survived by husband, Joseph Monello Jr. of Kailua-Kona; sons, Ryan (Mellon) Monello of Hilo and Eric (Jennifer) Monello of Nebraska; daughter, Meredith (Rees) Michael of Kailua-Kona; sister, Mary Ellen Lunceford of Prairie Village, Kan.; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Janet Kinue Murakami, 91, of Honokaa died April 11 at home. Born in Honokaa, she was retired from the former Honokaa Hospital, past president and member of Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Women’s Association, member of Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and Honokaa Seniors Club, organizer for Honokaa Hongwanji Obon Festival, recipient of 2015 Hawaii County Outstanding Older American Female Award, previous member of the Honokaa Hongwanji New Dharma Band, hula sister with Halau Manu Lea Hawaii and past volunteer for North Hawaii Hospice program. Memorial services at a later date at Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Survived by husband, Kiyoshi Murakami of Honokaa; son, Wesley (Debbie) Murakami of Waimea; daughter, Wendy (John “Beau” Schneider) Murakami of Monson, Mass.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Charles Robert Thompson Jr., 76, of Kealakekua died March 18 at Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired security officer for Securitas Security Services, U.S. Navy retiree, member of Disabled American Veterans and St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Private services. Survived by son, Anthony (Danielle) Thompson of Kealakekua; daughters, Josephine Thompson of Kihei, Maui, Leticia (Raul) Rodriguez of San Bernardino, Calif., and Geraldine Johnston of Kailua-Kona; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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