Obituaries for November 11

Sung Cha Baldwin, 85, of Hilo died Oct. 26 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Korea, she was a retired seamstress, cosmetologist and sold handcrafted muumuus and dresses at the Hilo Farmers Market. Private services held. Memorial donations to: Alzheimer’s Association. Survived by son, H. Tim (Hilda) Baldwin of Hilo; sister, Hyok Ja Akiyama of Pearl City, Oahu; brothers, Hyuk Song Kwon and Hyuk Yong Kwon of Los Angeles, Hyuk Nam Kwon of Waipahu, Oahu; four granddaughters. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Noelle Keala Tamiko Buffett, 39, of Hilo died Oct. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Private services held. Online condolences: Condolences to: Buffett Ohana, P.O. Box 4396, Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by mother, Gwen Calles-Tirrell (Tim) Tirrell of Keaukaha; father, Timothy John (Jackie) Buffett of South Carolina; sons, Traesen Tabudlo, Ethyn Quirantes and Masyn Quirantes of Hilo, daughter, Kamri Quirantes of Hilo; brother, Bruce (‘Ihilani) Buffett of Keaukaha; sisters, Kellie Buffett and Jamie Burdett of South Carolina; grandfather, Kahoalii-o-kalani Calles of Keaukaha; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Cayetano Lucas Julian, 89, of Pahoa died Oct. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a sugarcane cutter for the former Puna Sugar Co. and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Celebration of Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Graveside service 11:30 a.m. at Pahoa Catholic Church Cemetery. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by daughters, Anita (Cresencio) Rambayon of Hilo, Florencia (Rodolfo) Labuguen of Maui and Blesida Julian of Pahoa; sons, Jerry (Leonora) Julian of Pahoa and Vincent (Rosalyn) Julian of Maui; sisters, Placida Felipe of Oahu and Veronica (Date) Pagala of Keaau; seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William Lelenieha Kapaku Sr., 92, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Nanakuli, Oahu, died Oct. 18 at home. Born in Makawao, Maui, he was a retired tile setter, founding member of the IUBAC Local 1 Hawaii, member of VFW and Veterans of Hawaii (Old Soldiers) and World War II and Korean War veteran. Private services. Condolences to: Virginia or Stacielee Kapaku, 74-517 Kaniohale Loop, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Survived by wife, Virginia Kapaku of Kailua-Kona; sons, William (Chongwa) Kapaku Jr. of Manase, Va., David (Kenda) Kapaku of Honokohau Valley, Maui and Donald (Germaine) Kapaku of Nanakuli, Oahu; daughters, LindaJoyce Kapaku Fletcher of Kailua-Kona, Antoinette Kauilani (Alexander) Almeida of Kalapana, Stephanie (Ken) Smith of Wailuku, Maui, and Stacielee (Paul) Kapaku-Souza of Kailua-Kona; 18 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

George Patrick Singles, 75, of Volcano died Sept. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Oklahoma City, he was a member of Puna Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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