Obituaries for January 28

Carl “Bud” Robin Boege, 59, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 29 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Portland, Ore., he was a wood artist, former prep cook, martial artist and laborer. Private services at a later date. Survived by companion, Valerie DeMello of Waimea; nephews, Braeden Boege and Michael Boege of Oklahoma.

Benjamin Craig Davidson, 41, of Hilo died Dec. 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Coos Bay, Ore., he worked for Spotlight Maintenance and was a member of 808 Bangahz. Drive-through services 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Haili Tent in Panaewa. Private services for immediate family and friends only held separately. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by spouse, Jade Navor; father, Michael Craig (Patricia) Davidson; mother, Cynthia Lorz (John Brown) Carr; sons, Jayben Navor and Jonah Craig Navor Davidson; daughter, Jaylee-Ann Hi‘ilani Davidson; sisters, Jenny Davidson, Sarah Davidson and Kimberly Brookins; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Alfred “Freddy” “Jr.” Leite Jr., 87, of Papaikou died Jan. 23 at home. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired harvesting foreman from the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park in Papaikou. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Norma Leong Leite of Papaikou; son, Randy (Maggie) Leite of Papaikou; daughters, Debra (Jesse) Leite-Hulama of Hilo and Blossom Leite of Illinois; brothers, Walter (Luana) Leite of Hilo, Herbert (Paula Rodrigues) Leite, Gabriel Leite and Harold (Janice) Leite of Papaikou and Michael (Sandy) Leite of Mountain View; sisters, Betty Puakea of Hilo and Marie Matsumura of Papaikou; brothers-in-law, Leonard Crivello of Papaikou and Wendell Kaehuaea of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Maria Leite of Waimea and Diana Leite of Hilo; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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