Obituaries for November 4

Millicent “Penny” Napua Kao‘o Aludino, 67, of Hawi died Oct. 23 at home. Born in Kohala, she was the owner and cook of the former Sonny’s Place and member of Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Drive-through visitation only 12-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Aludino residence, 55-417 Lower Hawi Road. Additional visitation 5-7 p.m. at the Saragosa residence, 55-1113 Aina U‘i Road, Hawi. Rosary at 5 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Urn committal to follow at Hawi Catholic Cemetery. Seating limited. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Desi (Trisha) Saragosa of Hilo and Aaron (Holani) Saragosa of Kohala; daughters, Charmaine (Dean) Saragosa of Kohala, CarlaRose (Donnavan) Saragosa of Wahiawa and Erika (Crystal) Saragosa of Tennessee; brothers, Roy (Tina) Izumi of California, Hiram Sam Kao‘o and Guy Fletcher Kao‘o of Hilo and David Kao‘o of Kohala; sisters, Rachel (Jerry) Murai-Wilson, Barbara Izumi, Jan Kao‘o and Sarah (Keoni) Lavea of Kohala, Janet N. Lindsey of Waimea and Shirley (Ed) Kawashima of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michael Joseph Echavez, 82, of Paauilo died Oct. 16 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Paauilo, he was a retired equipment operator for Hamakua Sugar Co. and security guard for Securitas. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Online condolences: Survived by wife, Amy Echavez of Paauilo; son, Jason Michael (Becky) Echavez of Twin Falls, Idaho; stepson, Mark (Tammy) Oishi of Hilo; stepdaughters, Patricia Kamanu and Linda (Raymond) Silva of Hilo; brother, Thomas (Peggy) Echavez of California; sisters, Betty Dosremedios and Miriam Saito of Honokaa; brother-in-law, Roy Yoshina of Hilo; sister-in-law, Charlene (Mark) Tagami of Hilo; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Michaela Akapito Rudolph, 60, of Keaau died Oct. 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Micronesia, she was an elementary school teacher and principal. Visitation 3-5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Prayer service at 3 p.m. Limited seating. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial at a later date in Chuuk, Micronesia. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Iowanes Rudolph of Keaau; sons, Marnes (Dervy) Iowanes and Martinet Rudolph of Keaau; Branson Rudolph of Vancouver, Wash., Maximillian (Josephine) Rudolph and Pellarmin (Vianne) Rudolph of Chuuk; daughters, Mairanta Rudolph and Mae Rose Rudolph of Keaau; brothers, Ireneus (Balbina) Akapito of Arizona, Eliseus (Carleen) Akapito of Chuuk and John (Atalua) Akapito of San Diego; sisters, Vita (Bob) Skilling of Kosrae, Micronesia, Rita (Leo) Mori, Ana Maria (Felix) Yomai and Margarita Akineo of Chuuk; 11 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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