Obituaries for February 7

Howard W. Ackerman, 88, of Kealakekua died Jan. 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a lineman for HELCO. No services. Condolences to: P.O. Box 791, Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750. Survived by wife, Harriet Ackerman of Kealakekua; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Crisanta “Cris” B. Cabanting, 85, of Hilo died Jan. 30 at home. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she was retired nursing supervisor for Kona Community Hospital and member of HGEA and Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No.2. Casual attire. Survived by spouse, Frederick Cabanting Sr. of Hilo; sons, Frederick Cabanting Jr. and Jon M. Cabanting of Las Vegas; brother, Peter (Naty) Beltran of Waipahu, Oahu; sister, Leonie (Ben) Alcaraz of Denmark; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Tanya Lee Lee, 68, of Pahoa died on Jan. 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a self-employed entrepreneur and a member of Koa Puna. Services 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Thy Word Ministries. Face masks and social distancing required. Online condolences: Survived by spouse, Alfred Chong Lee Jr.; mother, Violet Nakea; sons, Guy Alapai Lee and Jack Kaliko Lee; daughter, Shorinna Andrade; brother, Tobias Nakea; sisters, Corinna Nakea-Francisco, Floris Sizar, Anna Sacay and Joanella Jennings; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Janice Ann “Eleu” McCurry, 85, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 29 at home. Born in Chariton, Miss., she was a retired secretary from Hospice of Kona, former member and secretary for Crystal Cathedral of Garden Grove, and an elementary school teacher. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Kona Faith Center in Captain Cook. Service at 10 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. No flowers. For information call or text (808) 938-7283. Survived by daughter, Melani Wacker of Kailua-Kona; nieces, nephews, cousins.


Stanley Yoshio Oishi, 90, of Pahoa died Jan. 13 at home. Born in Pahoa, he was a retired anthurium grower and breeder for Big Rock Anthuriums, member of Puna Hongwanji Mission and Higashi Machi Kumiai and U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Calvin (Laura) Oishi of Keaau; daughter, Annette (Kris Yokoo) Oishi of Oak Park, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Sachi Oishi of Honolulu and Florence Oishi of San Jose, Calif.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joan Kiyoko Shibuya, 84, of Hilo died Jan. 28 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was the proprietor of Bob’s Fender Shop, Inc. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary donations). Survived by daughter, Debbie Omori of Hilo; sister, Linda (Michael) Inouye of Cerritos, Calif.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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