James Allen Hansel, 78, of Kailua-Kona died April 4 at home. Born in Wellington, Kan., he was the original owner of Quinn’s Almost by the Sea restaurant and U.S. Navy veteran. No services planned at this time. Survived by daughter, Christina Hansel of Kailua-Kona; son, Marcus (Desiree) Hansel of Henderson, Nev.; brothers, Thomas (Deborah Montrond) Hansel of Kealia; sister, Shelly Hansel of Wellington, Kan.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Shannon Sakae Horiuchi, 65, of Hilo died April 13. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired county parks caretaker. Private services held. Survived by wife, Salome Horiuchi of Hilo; daughters, Jennifer (Ramon) Cabison, Shelley (Gaven) Fukunaga and Jessica Horiuchi of Hilo; brothers, Leighton (Rhonda) Horiuchi, Baron Horiuchi, Ivan Horiuchi, Kevin (Linda) Horiuchi and Dan Horiuchi of Hilo; sister, Gwen (Dennis) O’Brien of Hilo; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Suzanne Kita, 76, of Hilo died April 4 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Fort Benning, Ga., she was a children’s book author, English professor at Windward and Hawaii community colleges and member of Center for Spiritual Living. Private services at a later date. Survived by sons, Scott Kita and Oran Kita of Hilo; sisters, Carol Rimmer and Eileen Therrell. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Glenn Yoshitake Kuwaye, 73, of Hilo died April 8 in Hilo. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired president of Allied Aggregates Corp., Hilo High alum, golfer and car enthusiast. Memorial services pending. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Tomoko Iwasa of Hilo; daughters, Michelle Knell and Glenn-Dee (Kaipo Kauffman) Kuwaye of Hilo, Amy (Alika) Cosner, Jennie (Cedric) Williams and Kimberly (Blaine Labra) Kuwaye of Honolulu; 13 grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Artrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
John “Johnny” Miguel, 68, of Honokaa died Feb. 27 at home. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Corina Miguel of Honokaa and Sheldon (Saizzean) Miguel-Saturnio of Mountain View; son, David Miguel of Waimanalo, Oahu; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Milton D. Pavao, 71, of Keaau died April 5 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired manager/chief engineer for the county Department of Water Supply and graduate of Hilo High School and University of Hawaii Manoa. Memorial services at a later date. Survived by wife, Paula Pavao of Keaau; son, Anthony “TJ” (Alicia Mercado) Pavao of Keaau; stepsons, Curtis (Tina) Pacleb of Virginia and Zachary (Pam Nachor) Pacleb of Hilo; stepdaughter, Celeste (Wayne Fischer) Pacleb of Colorado; brother, Alvin (Len) Pavao of San Diego; sister, Pam Pavao of Keaau; uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Sheila Ann Vicente, 59, of Honokaa died April 14 at home. Born in Honokaa, she was a direct service worker for Arc of Kona and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Memorial Mass/celebration of life at a later date. Survived by husband, Larry W. Vicente of Honokaa; son, Larson W. Vicente of Honokaa; daughter, Vanna A. Vicente of Honokaa; stepdaughters, Sabrina Vicente and Larnette Vicente of Hilo; sisters, Jo Ann (Milton) Lau Kong of Kukuihaele and Margo Godbehere of Kapaa, Kauai; brother, Russel (Serena) Botelho Sr. of Hilo; five grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Eric John Wilson, Sr., 52, of Keaau died March 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a fumigator for Hilo Termite and Pest Control, welder, member of New Hope Hilo and car racer. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Antoinette Wilson of Keaau; children, Alyssia K. (Ethan) Wilson, Eric Wilson Jr. and Antonia K. Wilson of Keaau, Andrea C.K. Donald Rosa and Elijah D.K.D.J. (Sonya) Rosa of Waianae, Oahu, Angelina A.H. (Aaron) Scott of Australia, Edwin D.M.T. (Stella) Rosa of Keaau; sister, Wanda Hashimoto of Honolulu; brother, Thomas Wilson of Las Vegas; 19 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.