Obituaries for July 17

Angeline Angelina Augustin, 74, of Paauilo died July 2 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Born in Pahala, she was a retired medical coding clerk for Hamakua Health Center and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa Ward. Private services held. Survived by husband, Abraham Agustin Sr.; sons, Alfred (Marina) Agustin, Abraham (Leah) Agustin Jr. and Anderson (Heather) Agustin Sr.; daughters, Angelina (Roland) Agustin-Aurello, Arianne (Patrick) Souza and Abeline (Blayn) Wagoner; brother, Dennis (Jonelle) Pascubillo; sisters, Doris (Sylvester) Hermogila and Alice (Raymond) Nishimiya; 27 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Blaze Kealoha Kaulana Bento, 24, of Mountain View died July 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was self-employed. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by companion, Raquela Benevides of Mountain View; daughter, Kiara Martin of Mountain View; sons, Bronson Bento and Ansen Bento of Mountain View; mother, Bonnie (Rob Spradlin) Crivello of Mountain View; father, Russell Bento of Hakalau; sister, Crystal (Mino Kalima) Bento of Wahiawa, Oahu; brother, Cason Bento-Wheeless of Hilo; grandparents, Barbara and Jack Beck of Mountain View; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Tina Gonsalves, 58, of Hilo died July 1 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. No services. Survived by nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Haruyoshi Iguchi, 95, of Kealakekua died July 10 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a commercial fisherman and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. No services. Survived by wife, Lily Iguchi of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Jenny (Dain) Ushiroda and Patti (Mark) Aoki of Kealakekua; sisters, Miharu Iguchi and June (Harrison) Lee of Kaneohe, Oahu; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kenneth “Ken” “Mr. K” Kazuto Kameoka, 84, of Hilo died June 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired senior instructor for Hawaii Community College electrical program, U.S. Army Korean War veteran, volunteer for several youth athletic organizations and member of Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Limited seating; no refreshments. Survived by daughter, Keri T. Kameoka-Vincent of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Norma Tamako (Clarence) Miyamoto of Honolulu, Janice Tamiko Tatsuhara of Keaau, Hazel Mii Lin (Tommy) Bello of Hilo and Judy Ah Chin of Papaikou; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Curren Jerome Ho‘okala Meyers, 39, of Kailua-Kona died July 9 in Wahiawa, Oahu. He was born in Hilo. Condolences to: Meyers Family, P.O. Box 338, Kealakekua, HI 96750. Survived by son, Kekainalu Meyers of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Alohilani Meyers of Kailua-Kona: mother, Lawrene Roberts of Tennessee; father, Curtis Meyers of Alaska; sisters, Currena Meyers and Curtrena Manila of Kailua-Kona; brother, Curt Meyers of Washington; nieces, nephews, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Laverne Paulette Mahealani Sanchez, 73, of Pahoa died July 11 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired accountant/bookkeeper for Easter Seals and member of Puna Baptist Church and ARC of Hilo. Private services held. Survived by husband, William Sanchez of Oahu; sons, Bronson-Tsuka (Jadelin) Oili and Charles (Betmi) Sanchez of Pahoa, Boyson (Yvette) Sanchez of Hilo; daughters, Nalani (Kamu) Kea of Oahu, Noe “Squeaky” Sanchez of Pahoa, Anela-Re (Casey) Sanchez-Dela Rosa of Hilo and Verna-Mae (Bunzo) Sanchez-Rapez of Oahu; brother, Jerry (Lahaina) Akau of Hilo; sisters, Lei (Inez) Akau of Hilo, Berta Ramos of Makaha, Oahu, and Nani Kupa of Nanakuli, Oahu; 37 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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