Diane Makiko Akine, 81, of Hilo died May 1 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired Waiakea Elementary School teacher and recreational golfer. Private services at a later date. Survived by son, Clint Akine of Hilo; daughter, Terri Lynn Akine of Hilo; brothers, Wallace (Carol) Ishii and Roy Ishii of Honolulu; sister, Katherine Ishihara of Honolulu; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ricarte Calabucal, 85, of Kurtistown died April 15. He was born in the Philippines. Private services held. Survived by wife, Perpetua Calabucal; sons, Rogelio (Dolores) Calabucal, Ricarte (Feliza) Calabucal and Dennis (Marilyn) Calabucal; daughter, Nelia (Jamie) Tagalicud; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Lloyd “Butchie” Nyuk Fah Ching, 75, of Waikoloa died May 3 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kohala, he was a retired busboy for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, retired buffet attendant for Hilton Waikoloa Village and member of New Hope Legacy Church and Ho‘onani Adult Day Care. Private services. Condolences to: Daveline Andaya Ching, 68-3340 Kekumu Place, No. 411, Waikoloa, HI 96738. Survived by wife, Daveline Andaya Ching of Waikoloa; son, David (Carol) Ching of Hanamaulu, Kauai; daughter, Ruth (Dustin Kaneta-Ogata) Ching of Kailua-Kona; sister, Leonetta Ching-Hoskins of Westminster, Calif.; a grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Patricia “Patsi” “Kawai” Ann Emeliano, 64, of Kailua-Kona died April 26 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a hula dancer, office manager for Coming Home Hawaii, service worker for Arc of Kona and member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Service information at a later date. Survived by spouse, Keola Emeliano; children, Haunani (Pono Machado) Ynigues and Kekoa (Lani Fauhiva) Ynigues of Kailua-Kona, Kaulumahiehie (Brody Tinao) Emeliano of Kealakekua, Mahikenani (Kaulana) Tripp-Gouveia of Honaunau; brother, Abreu (Fran) Correia of Waianae; sisters, Carol (Mose) Fuiava of Washington and Jennifer (David) King of California; 18 grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
James “Kimo” Kahaleua, 54, of Pahoa died April 20. Born in Hilo, he was a carpenter, farmer and coach for Kupa‘a Baseball Association and 808 Billiards Hawaii. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Sharon Kalei Mahi Kahaleua of Pahoa; sons, Justin Kaupu of Kapolei, Oahu, Jeremy (Tabi) Kahaleua of Keaau, Roland (Megan) Mahi of Hilo and Kekoa (Jazmine Lynn) Mahi of Pahoa; daughters, Peaches Kaupu of Hilo, Jadelynn Kahaleua of Pepeekeo, Nana (Kepa) Mahi of Pahoa and Turtle (Keoni) Mahi of Keaau; brothers, Elliott (Veronica) Kahaleua of Clarksdale, Miss., and Daniel Kahaleua of Hilo; sisters Tammy Kahaleua of Hilo and Elizabeth Mesa of Hilo; 11 grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.
Julia Kawaianuenue Rose, aka Julie K. Rose, 87, of Keaau died May 1 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was an early childhood educator for Imua Puna/Hilo, member of Paradise Chapel in Maili, Oahu, and Living Waters in Hilo Assembly of God churches and past-president of both churches’ women’s ministries. Memorial services 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 10. Call 825-9905 for more details. Inurnment 9 a.m. Monday, May 11, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Columbarium. Survived by children, Daniel Gonsalves, Bernadette Gonsalves, Georgette Rosa, Julie Ann Deguair, Phyllis Dudoit, Edie Rose and Stephen Rose; siblings, Peter A. Kawaa Jr., Herman Akana Jr. and Sharlynn Hironaka; 25 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Robert T.H.K. Stewart, 49, of Hilo died April 19 at home. He was a Hawaii Police Department officer and 1989 alumnus of Waiakea High School. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by daughter, Taylor Ann Stewart of Kona; sons, Brandon Stewart and Wailana Stewart of Hilo; sister, Roxane Keli‘ikipikaneokolohaka of Hilo; mother, Lucia Stewart of Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.