Obituaries for September 9

Dane “DK” Kawika Kajiyama, 36, of Pahoa died Aug. 24. He was a fisherman and member of NSPYR softball team and Pu‘uhonua O Puna hub crew. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by father, Daryl Kajiyama, and mother, Pearllani Kajiyama of Pahoa; sisters, Tammy (Inoke) Taufa of California and LeAnn Kajiyama (Keary Shaw) of Keaau; godsister, Keala (Jason) Rowland of Pahoa; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Soledad Domingo Lorenzo, 68, of Holualoa died Aug. 16 at Straub Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Laoag City, Philippines, she was a housekeeper at King Kamehameha Hotel and Kanaloa resorts and member of the Ilocano Ancestry Club and St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Services at a later date. Condolences to Rosita Lorenzo, P.O. Box 3369, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by husband, Cirilo Lorenzo of Holualoa; daughters, Rosita Lorenzo of Kailua-Kona, Caroline (Jake Lerback) Lorenzo and Ailyn (Isaac) Cagampang of Holualoa, Jocelyn (Charlie) Lorenzo of Honolulu; sister, Marcilia (Ernesto) Lorenzo of Honolulu; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home and Dodo Mortuary.


Elizabeth “Gigi” Leialoha Toribio, 83, of Hilo died Aug. 26 at home. Born in Wailuku, Maui, she was a tour escort for a travel agency and member of the Berean Bible Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Private burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by sons, Alson Pestrello, Wardner (Michelle) Kanaka‘ole and Alfred (Ramona) Pestrello of Hilo, Pablo Toribio Jr. of Arizona, Elroy (Crystal) Toribio of Papaikou; daughters, Aldene (Kimball) Acia, Lola (Michael) Wakida and Yolanda (Darryl) Ishii of Hilo, Roxanne (Kenneth) Batten of Kona; sisters-in-law, Nancy Toribio of Hilo and Pauline Toribio of Honolulu; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Carmen M. Valera, 86, of Paauilo died Aug. 10 at home. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Church Cemetery. Survived by spouse, William Valera of Paauilo; three stepsons and a stepdaughter; hanai children; brothers, Alfredo (Teresita) Gacula Jr. of Honokaa and Jesse (Helen) Gacula of Keaau; sisters, Rosita (Bernardo) Flores of the Philippines, Pilarina Passion, Cionit (Ramon) Salazar and Imelda (Marlowe) Arreola of Honolulu, Erlinda (Roberto) Fernandez of Los Angeles, Marilyn (Renato) Isidro of San Diego; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Leroy John Victorine, 82, of Hilo died Aug. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired assistant chief for Hawaii Police Department, disc jockey at the former KIPA radio U.S. Air Force veteran, director of airport security for the former Wackenhut, director of Transportation Security Administration at Hilo International Airport, director of security at Port of Hilo, former chairman of the county Board of Ethics and Police Commission. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by daughters, U‘ilani (Chad) Canda of Hilo and Tammy Momilani (Joseph) Kealoha of Waimea; sons, Clifford (Michelle) Victorine III of Hilo and Mike (Becki-Lin) Victorine of Pukalani, Maui; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Steven Michael Wesolowski, 61, of Pahoa died June 13 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center in Hilo. Born in Pennsylvania, he was a general contractor and CEO of Southwest Costume Concepts LLC, Knight of Columbus of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and created and donated the St. Mary statue in front of the church in Prescott Valley, Ariz. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. For details, email Ashley Wesolowski at Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Ashley Wesolowski; son, Steven Wesolowski; brother, Frank Ryan; sister, Eleanor Geneeha. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

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