Obituaries for November 19

Alroy William Begas, 41, of Hilo died Aug. 28. Born in Honokaa, he worked at Leo’s Rubbish and Suisan. Services at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Tita Kunewa; sons, Kanalu Kunewa and Austyn Kunewa; father, Leroy Santos of Hilo; mother, Tammy Begas of Mississippi; sisters, Regina (Robert) Leivan and Hernel Tisalona; brothers, Paul Tisalona and Brandion Tisalona of Honolulu; parent-in-laws, Derwin and Julie Kunewa; brothers-in-law, Louie (Alisha) Nunes, Derwin Nunes and Ulysses Kunewa; sister-in-law, Kalua (Johnny) Pacheco; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Helen I. DeVries, 85, of Hilo died Nov 9 at home. Survivors are asked to contact Ballard Family Mortuary at 935-8445.


Harold Roger Jones, 73, of Volcano died Oct. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was president and chief executive officer of Global Hope Network International, former owner and principal broker of ERA Jones Realty, former member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, founder of the Geneva Institute for Leadership &Public Policy and a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran. Private services. Memorial donations: Survived by wife, Lana Jones of Volcano; children, Adam (Alyson) Jones and Kehaulani (Todd) Uyeda of Orlando, Fla., Aaron (Maris) Jones of Kailua, Oahu, and Noelani (Benjamin) Sturzenegger of Switzerland; brother, Dr. Lloyd (Janet) Jones of Kailua; 14 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joseph Keliihelekuau Kaleikini Jr., 89, of Kurtistown died Nov. 4 at home. Born in Honolulu, he retired from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, was a Purple Heart recipient, a commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Big Island Chapter 731, officer/member of the Korean War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Combat Infantrymen’s Association and Korean War and Vietnam War veteran. Private viewing 10-11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Private graveside committal service and burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Limited seating. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Condolences to: Survived by wife, Miyoko Kaleikini; daughters, Barbie (Walter) Tsuha and Amy (Curtis) Kaleikini; sister, Pauline Toribia; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Kevin Keone Lee-Kwai, 47, of Halawa Heights, Oahu, formerly of Waimea, died Oct. 6 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a cook at various hotels on the Kohala Coast and a marine mechanic technician. Private services. Condolences to: Lee-Kwai Ohana, PO Box 178, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by daughters, Kaylan Lee-Kwai and Kiana Lee-Kwai of Waimea; mother, Sue (Bill) Ramos Hook; father, Stephen (Miki) Lee-Kwai; sister, Nani Lee-Kwai; brother, Kawika Lee-Kwai; mother of his children, Stacey Lee-Kwai; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Liudmila Shirshova, 60, of Waikoloa died Nov. 14 in Waikoloa. Born in Russia, she was a clerk at Waikoloa Texaco. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by husband, Rodney Johnson; daughter, Olga Shirshova of Odessa, Ukraine; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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