Obituaries for February 23

Debra “Debbie” Haunani Mock Chew–Texeira, 67, of Honokaa died Jan. 28. Born in Kukuihaele, she was a manager at Dairy Queen and Tex Drive Inn, clothing line entrepreneur and lifelong member and former president of the Waipi’o Taro Farmers’ Association. Private services at a later date. Survived by sons, Ernest (Joy) Texeira of Hilo and Alan Texeira of Honokaa; sisters, Sylvia (John) Tompkins of Kohala, Cynthia Kanekoa of Kukuihaele and Moana (Lloyd) Kaneshiro; brothers, Dennis (Linda) Mock Chew of Kona, Jayson (Alberta) Mock Chew of Honokaa, Lyle Mock Chew of Kukuihaele and Bradford Mock Chew of Waipi’o Valley; two granddaughters; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eulogia “Eleanor” Aldeza Paz, 98, of Hilo died Feb. 10 at home. Born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she was a retired macadamia nut hand harvester for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm and Factory, worked at the Farmers Market and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday (Feb. 25) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section at noon. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Juliette (Michael) Dupre and Josephine (Michael) Medeiros; son, Juanito (Jennifer) Paz; brother, Justino Aldeza; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Helene Misao Kananionapua Supe, 82, of Hilo died Feb. 11 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was a retired elementary school teacher for the State of Hawaii Department of Education. Urn committal at noon Tuesday, March 2, at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No.2 Columbarium. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Charles Supe Jr. of Hilo and Ryan Supe of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughters, Adele Supe of Waipahu, Oahu and Neva Supe-Roque of Hilo; brother, Frank Hasegawa of Oahu; sisters, Louella Lemn of Kauai, Ruby Lowe and Eda Kaneakua of Oahu, Nina Schmidt and Sue Ann Hasegawa of Molokai; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Clinton “Clint” A. Vares, 74, of Hilo died Feb. 13 at home. Born in Wailuku, Maui, he retired from Hawaii Radiologic Associates, Ltd. Private services held. Survived by wife, Vicki Vares; son, Matthew T. Vares; daughter, Sarah (Christopher) Vares Millan; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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