Obituaries for February 12

Harry “Butch” M. Kalima Jr., 61, of Hilo died April 24, 2020, at home. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of Aqua Tech Pool Services, a former press operator for the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and member of the Waiakea Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Zoom memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. Zoom meeting 4208106827, passcode Kalima. Survived by, spouse,: Kelly Kalima of Hilo; sons, Jeremy (Primefootage) Kalima of Hilo and Justin Kalima of Bellingham, Wash., and Hilo; siblings, Shayne (Becky) Kalima of Fullerton, Calif., Kermitt (Faith) Kalima of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Punett (Dennis) Maeda of Hilo; in-laws, Mark (Alana) Foster and Wendy (Steven) Shigemi of Hilo, Michael (Juryleen) Foster of Bellingham, Wash., David (Kathy) Foster of Hilo and Malia (Alexie) Kaaihue of Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Paul Abraham Mahi, 74, of Henderson, Nev., died Feb. 21, 2020, in Henderson. Born in Hilo, he was a laborer, U.S. Army veteran, weightlifter, boxer, former member of New Apostolic Church and lover of music and arts and crafts. Urn burial Sunday, Feb. 22, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by children, Shelton (Kim) Mahi, Ewalina (Sam) Olevao and Jubilee Mahi; siblings, Phoebe, Elizabeth “Peka” and Jacob “Sonny”; and hanai ‘ohana, William”Billy”Castillo, Darlene Robbins and Rod Hunt.

Gary Aliiloa Napoleon Sr., 52, of Hilo died Feb. 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired lineman for the former Hawaii Electric Light Co. Private services held. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Kuulei Napoleon; son, Gary A. Napoleon Jr.; daughters, Kimberly (Dean) Hess, Haily Napoleon and Violet-Ruby Napoleon; stepdaughters, Nai‘a Blackford and Raven Kai; stepson, Damien Kai; sisters, Rose (Ray) Robinson and Delphine Kealoha; hanai sister, Aimee Doi; brothers, Joseph (Tammy) Kealoha, Gilbert Kealoha, Tosh (Cindy) Kealoha and Gibson Napoleon; a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Ranalee Ann (Ignacio) Perreira, 70, of Ahualoa died Dec. 21, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ookala, she was a rertired schoolteacher and owner of ABC WeeCare. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Service at 10 a.m. Masks and social distancing required. Condolences to: Daniel Perreira, P.O. Box 2067, Kamuela, HI 96743. Online condolences: Survived by spouse, Daniel E. Perreira of Ahualoa; son, Daniel “Keola” (Pristeen) Perreira of Waimea; daughters, Trisha Perreira of Ahualoa and Dania (Brett) Sopher of Westminster, Colo.; brother, Mark (Tess) Ignacio of Laupahoehoe; sisters, Duenna (Glenn) Kawanishi Beaverton, Ore., Vanessa Correira of Hilo and Melissa Ignacio of North Bend, Ore.; three grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousin, nieces, and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

RoseMary “Gramma Rosie” Kuluwaimakalani Tavares, 74, of Hilo died Dec. 21, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Lanai City, Lanai, she was a state paramedical assistant, personal caregiver and member of Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Private services held. Survived by husband, Rowland Tavares Sr.; daughters, Vinel (Aaron) Sugino and Wendi (Kunani) Simmons; son, Rowland “Boy” Tavares Jr.; brother, Frank Sonny (Dayle) Santos; sisters, Martha (Walter) Ahuna, Ida (Jesus) Perez, Nellie (Ben) Fejeran, Teresa Ignacio, Bernadette (Robert) Soares, Etta NacNac, Lurline Milare and Marie Sadino; grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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