Obituaries for June 28

Martha Bargas Abong, 91, of Pepeekeo died June 5 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Kalopa, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Honomu Branch. Private services held. Survived by sons, Raymond (La) Abong and Robert Abong of Pepeekeo; daughters, Pauline Abong (Dennis Jr.) McClees of Honolulu and Sylvia Abong (Franklin) Kakazu of Puhi, Kauai; brother, Alfonso Remolino of Agoura Hills, Calif.; sister-in-law, Josephine Lacuesta Abong of Pepeekeo; seven grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Letitia Mae, 42, of Hilo died June 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she worked at Kilauea Military Camp in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Miyo’s Restaurant and IHOP in Hilo. Celebration of life to be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at Survived by daughter, Charmine Jennifer Ma‘e Silva; parents, Timoteo (Laynette) Macayan Pabro Jr. of Kauai and Lynette (Jason) Shrader of Hilo; grandparents, William and Jo-Ann Mae Sr. of Hawaiian Paradise Park; two sisters, Jennifer (Raymond) Adrian of Volcano and Tiara (Peter) Pabro Riviera of Keaau; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.


Jo Ann Redding, 76, of Kealakekua died June 22 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Detroit, she was employed at the Regency at Hualalai. Private services will be held at a later date. Survived by son, Mark (Lisa) Egan of Sarasota, Fla.; daughters, Sarah (Jeffrey King) Egan of Kealakekua, and Audrey (Michael Johnson) Egan of San Francisco. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Margaret “Peggy” Ellen Sankot, 81, of Hilo died June 19. Born in Belle Plaine, Iowa, she lived in Hawi for three decades, was the head nurse at the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic in San Francisco and worked at Kona Village Resort as a massage therapist. No services will be held. Remembrances may be sent to P.O. Box 10088, Hilo, Hawaii 96721.


The late Anthony James Badon is survived by, among others, stepdaughter Jennie K. Perreira, and daughter Sara Badon of Honokaa. Incorrect information was submitted for an obituary published Thursday.

The late Julie Ann Kong was survived by, among others, sisters, Alberta (Lito) Balangatan and Kim (Ben) Menke of Hilo. Their names were submitted with incorrect spellings for an obituary published June 17.