Obituaries for February 26

Gabriel Adviento Sr., 85, of Hilo died Feb. 13 at home. Born in Waimanalo, Oahu, he was a retired glazier for Fuller Glass on Oahu and security guard at Bank of Hawaii. Private services at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by sons, Gabriel (Napua) Adviento Jr., James Kelekolio and Anthony Adviento; daughters, Gail (Ronald) Kuali‘i, Myrna Aiona, Mary (Lorenzo) Ramos and Gina (Keane) Lee; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Mabel Kalahoano Andrews, 69, of Hilo died Jan. 27 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a legal secretary for the Law Offices of Valta A. Cook. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of Life at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Face masks and social-distancing required. Casual attire. Online video streaming:, click “Family &Friends” then “Watch Now.” Event ID: dodomortuary Password: TLBVRD. Survived by husband, Joseph Andrews of Hilo; son, Benjamin (Catherine Ann) Urbanozo Jr. of Hilo; brothers, William (Laura) Keliipaakaua of Utah, James (Cherrylyn) Keliipaakaua of Honolulu, Frank Cabatic of Hilo, Wilfred Cabatic of Washington State and Marvin (Stella) Cabatic of Hilo; five grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Henry “Dan” Granville Danford, 83, of Glenwood died Feb. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired farmer. Services at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by ex-wife, Emily Danford of Volcano; son, Randy Barnigan of Honolulu; daughters, Alyson Danford of Wailuku, Maui and Jennifer Dayton and Emily DeCosta of Puna; step-daughter, Elaine Keliiwahamana San Jose of Hilo; sisters, Mayvin Sinclair and Ellen Kelly of Oregon; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Michael Lewis Luther, 59, of Pahoa died Feb. 12 in Hilo. Born in Newport Beach, Calif., he was a carpenter. Memorial service 11 a.m.-noon Saturday (Feb. 27) at Kalapana Mauna Kea First Hawaiian Church. Fellowship to follow from noon-1 p.m. Online condolences: Survived by son, Adam Michael Luther of California; sister, Patricia Henn of Hawaii; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Charles “Charlie” Yasuo Tamashiro, 83, of Hilo and formerly of Oahu, died March 3, 2020 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired senior manager for the former Beneficial Finance Company, employed at Kobayashi Travel, member of the Puna Hongwanji Mission, Alokele Kumiai, Waiakea Pirates Organization, Hilo High School class of 1954 and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Visitation 9–10 a.m. Wednesday (March 3) at Puna Hongwanji Mission. Private memorial service to follow. Casual attire. Face masks and social required. Survived by wife, Jean Tamashiro of Hilo; daughters, Jennifer (Bruce) Yoshikawa of Pullman, Wash. and Janelle (Robert) Fendler of Alturas, Calif.; brother, Takeo Tamashiro of Hilo; sisters, Shirley Yahata of Torrance, Calif., Joan Akamine of Gardena, Calif. and Ruthie (Ken) Sakamoto of Torrance, Calif.; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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