Obituaries for October 25

Deolinda Margie Ah Fong, 90, of Pepeekeo died at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa, she was a homemaker, an usherette at the former Hilo Theatre, and member of the Wainaku Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Services Saturday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, email Jeremy Rabang at: Online condolences: Survived by her son, Stanley (Eve) Ah Fong of Hilo; two daughters, Wendy (Wade) Rabang of Pepeeko and Donna (Mark) Rabang of Pepeekeo; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Maxie Michael Keola Claveria, 53, of Hilo died Sept. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a former security guard at Casino Royale in Las Vegas. Services at a later date. Survived by step-father, Charles “Chaley” Kaleo, III of Hilo; step-mother, Irene Ahuna of Dolan Springs, Ariz.; sisters, Stormi (David J.S. Tanaka) Kaleo and Sanci Ahulau-Kaleo of Hilo and Pua Turqueza of Lanai City, Lanai; brothers, Bula “PorkFat” (Maile) Kaleo of Hilo, Davie Ahuna, Joey Ahuna, Maka Ahuna, Robert Galdones and Richard Galdones of Dolan Springs, Ariz.; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Teruko Matsunaga, 94, of Hilo died Sept. 29 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation &Nursing Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired unemployment claims examiner for the State of Hawaii Dept. of Labor and Industrial Relations and member of Honomu Henjoji Mission and Alokele Subdivision Kumiai. Private services held. Survived by son, Carl (Leila Tajiri) Matsunaga of Hilo; brother, Dr. Richard S. (Hanae) Nishioka of California; sister, Takeko Ide of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Delbert Yuen Seong Lau, 88, of Keaau died Sept. 27 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kula, Maui, he was a retired lineman for the former Hawaiian Telephone Company and U.S. Marine Corps Korean War veteran. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts.) Survived by wife, Mitsuko Lau of Keaau; son, Delwyne Lau of Keaau; daughter, Deynice (Jerry) Griggs of South Carolina; one granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lawrence “Junior Boy” Kuulei Nahakuelua Jr., 46, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 14 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a truck driver for Mihara Transfer, Inc. Services at a later date. Condolences to: P.O. Box 135, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96745. Survived by wife, Maile Nahakuelua; sons, Lawrence Nahakuelua, III and Lawai’a Nahakuelua of Kailua-Kona; parents, Lawrence (Elise Nakamura) Nahakuelua of Hilo and Roberta (Wayne) Kukahiko-Crocker of California; sisters, Corinna (Corinna Gardner) Nahakuelua of Nevada, Kekai (Tom Stoll) Nahakuelua-Stoll of California, Kyra Nakamura and Kelsie Nakamura of Hilo; brother, Paul Luis of Hilo; uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Bernice Kalei Ortogero, 91 of Pearl City and Hilo died on Oct. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a janitor/housekeeper at the Honolulu International Airport. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by sons, Franklin Leialoha, Bradford (Leona) Leialoha and Curtis Leialoha of Hilo and Crandall Leialoha of Puna; daughters, Glenna Rae (George) Hanselman and Mabelyn Aumock of Hilo; brother, Douglas (Annette) Arruda of Keaau; sisters, Winona Bell and Nadine (John) Medeiros of Mountain View and Rochelle (Mark) Anderson of Keaau; 23 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, 33 great-great-grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Sandra Kay Scott, 74, of Waikoloa died Oct. 15 in Waikoloa. Born in Saginaw, Mich., she was a writer and field reporter. Services held. Online condolences: Survived by son, Geoffrey (Ilima Choy) Scott of Waikoloa; brother, Donald McCurdy of Owosso, Mich.; aunt, Betty E. Ray of Saginaw, Mich. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Rebecca Tomas, 92, of Waimea died Sept. 7 at home. Born in Waipio Valley, she was a homemaker and member of the New Hope Christian Fellowship Waimea. Visitation from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; service at 11 a.m. Facemasks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Marino Tomas Jr. of Hawaii, Patrick (Kim) Tomas of Kawaihae and Schanen Tomas of Waimea; daughters, Amy Jean Domingcil of Hilo and Sharon (Ray) Nakamoto of Waikoloa; sisters, Katherine (Lawrence) Fujioka of Kukuihaele and Charlotte Rodrigues of Honokaa; sister in-law, Helen Kauhi of Hilo; brothers, Wilfred (Connie) Duldulao of Wisconsin and Clerman (Sandy) Duldulao of Honolulu; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Viewing services for the late Alfred Cabatu Cabaccang, will be held 9-10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Sec). Updated information submitted by the funeral home.

Viewing services for the late Santiago Jose Tadeo, will be held 4-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Information was not submitted for an obituary published on Oct. 21.

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