Obituaries for October 2

Edward Robert Evans, 91, of Waikoloa died on Sept. 29 at home. Born in Charleston, W. Va., he was an auditor for the State of New Mexico and a U.S. Army veteran. No services. Online condolences: Survived by spouse, Sally Evans; son, Robert Evans of Peoria, Ariz.; daughter, Elizabeth (Adriaan) Hendriks of Waimea; one grandchild. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Molly Jane Isotani, 85, of Hilo died on Sept. 16 at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Pepeekeo, she was a retired housekeeper for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Private services held. No flowers and no koden (monetary donations). Survived by son, Paul (Debra) Isotani of Hilo; one grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Beatrice Palenapa Kalai, 97, of Hilo died on Sept. 25 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired social worker from Waimano Home, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo and St. George Catholic Church in Waimanalo. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Seating limited, masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. No flowers. Oahu services at later date. Survived by daughters, Relda Palenapa and Davenie Kupau; sons, Renny Kalai, Webster Kalai and Milton (Aloha) Kalai; 30 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; 73 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Roberta Ahleen Vea, 73, of Hilo died on Sept. 29 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a former manager of Family Entertainment-Carnival Carnival. Online condolences: Survived by husband, Alfred Vea Sr.; sons, Robert R. Vea, Dominic S. Vea, and Daniel I. Vea; daughter, Audrey Wright; brothers, Alfred Lee, Robert Lee, and Theodore Lee; 19 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

The late Fredie Sulquiano Domingo is survived by, among others, brother, Meddie (Sheila) Domingo of Kapaau. His name wasn’t submitted for an obituary published Wednesday.


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