Obituaries for June 3

Henry N. Abellera Sr., 84, of Pahala died May 14. Born in Puukolii, Maui, he was a field supervisor for the former C. Brewer and Co., National Guard staff sergeant and member of Ninth Island Vegas Club and 808 Telephone Wala‘au Club. Private services held. Survived by wife, Anastacia Abellera; daughters, Holliday (Ronald) Wade, Charisse (Mel) Tsukamoto and Candy Abellera; sons, Darren (Catherine) Abellera, Henry Abellera Jr. and Drake (Kristine) Abellera; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Anita Filoteo Cadaoas, 89, of Mountain View died April 21 at home. Born in Hilo, she worked at the former S.H. Kress and the former Pick and Pay, was a member of Hilo High School class of 1948 and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by sons, Adrian (Shelia) Cadaoas of Hilo and Michael Cadaoas of Mountain View; daughter, Audrey (Louis Kolodij) Floyd of Florida; sister, Lillian Naihe of Hilo; brothers, Lawrence (Shirley) Castillias and Ronald Castillias of Puna; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Andrew Dai Choy Chong, 61 of Keaau died May 22 at home. Born in Hilo, he worked for Yamada Transfer, Big Island Removal, Puainako Pizza Hut, Walmart McDonald’s, Kamaaina Motors, The Home Depot and was a member of Kamana Senior Center bonsai and ceramics classes. Private family services to be held. Survived by wife, Ann Chong of Keaau; sons, Richard Chong and Brandon Chong of Keaau; sisters, Sandra (Terry Strack) Chong of Honolulu, Claire (Anthony) Fernandez of Keaau and Emma Chong of Hilo; brother, Dr. Clayton (Edwina) Chong of Honolulu; nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kyle “Narts” “Fuks” Sachio Fukunaga, 43, of Hilo died May 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a mechanic and tile setter. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Kyrha Fukunaga-Gonsalves of Hilo; parents, Kazumi and Margie Fukunaga of Hilo; brother, Kevin (Keiko) Fukunaga of Hilo; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Irene Pearl Keaupuni, 93, of Pearl City, Oahu, died May 15 at Marites Domingo’s Care Home in Captain Cook. Born in Honolulu, she was a flower lei maker. Private services at a later date. Survived by sons, John (Penny) Souza of Kealakekua and Martin G. (Mokihana) Adams of Waipio; hanai son, Johnny Adams of Alaska; daughter, Patricia Souza of Pearl City; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Robert Kauhimakakuokalani Napeahi Jr., 84, of Keaukaha died May 27. Born in Waiakea, he was a retired truck driver for the former HT&T, 1955 graduate of St. Joseph High School, member of Keaukaha Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, member of the Senior Citizen Softball League, Hilo Bay City Semi-Pro Football League, softball coach for Hilo High School and Hawaii National Guard veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Roselani Kalua Napeahi of Hilo; son, Joseph (Wanda) Napeahi of Kahuku; daughters, Lynette (Aubrey) Auna, Terri Napeahi, Laures Napeahi-Ulep and Kim Kuikahi of Keaukaha; brother, Jack (Carol) Napeahi of Panaewa; sisters, Roberta K. Howard of Walnut Creek, Calif., Helen (Red) Napeahi of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and La Cher (Michael) Napeahi-Forcum of Milolii; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; in-laws, uncles, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Wayne Whiteside, 74, of Captain Cook died May 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Chicago, he was a sales closer and member of Berwyn Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Mason, Shriners and U.S. Army veteran. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Josephine Whiteside of Captain Cook; sons, Mark (Christy) Whiteside of Illinois and Luke (Nipah) Whiteside of California; daughters, Tammy Jo Whiteside of California and Tanya Jo Whiteside of Hawaii; sister, Shirley Whiteside of Minnesota; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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