Obituaries for April 6

Shane Kuhio Chew, 42, of Keaau died Dec. 6, 2020, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a U.S. Air Force senior airman and was deployed to Kuwait. Private services at a later date. Survived by companion, Lovisa Baysa; father, Joseph Chew Sr. of Hawaiian Paradise Park; mother, Beverly Chew of Hawaiian Paradise Park; brothers, Joseph Chew Jr. of Hawaiian Paradise Park and Allen Chew of Alabama; sister, Shirley Pauole of Hawaiian Paradise Park; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William Floyd, 62, of Hawaii Island died March 27. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at 932-3500, option 3.

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Teri-Lee Lidstone-Whitney, 53, of Hilo died April 1 at home. Born in Kailua, Oahu, she was a medical transporter for Ace One Taxi. Memorial services and celebration of life at a later date. Survived by husband, Robert K. Whitney Sr. of Hilo; children, Kanamu Medeiros, Robert (Puanani) Whitney Jr., Kishia (Jovon) Garrett, Daysha (Tyler) Tablit, Alisha Whitney and Ryson Whitney of Hawaii; parents, Elianne Vannatta and Steward Lidstone of Hawaii; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Donald Mitsuru Maeda, 90, of Hilo died March 17 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired U.S. Army sergeant major and veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. Private services at a later date. Survived by sons, Dennis (Punett) Maeda, Dwight Maeda and Douglas Maeda of Hilo, Darrel Maeda of Seattle; sisters, Iris Oda and Itoe (Albert) Helliangao of Hilo; brother, Richard Maeda of Hilo; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Monica “Oning” Niro Micua, 87, of Salem, Ore., formerly of Hilo, died March 19 at home. Born in Oaqui, Luna, La Union, Philippines, she was a retired factory worker for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Live streaming available. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Memorial Mass 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survived by son, Noren (Laurie) Micua of Volcano; daughter, Mary Jane N. (Keith Sr.) Bondaug of Oregon; sisters, Josephina Gempis of the Philippines and Marcy (Jun) Baugbog of Hilo; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Helie Hannah Rohner, 98, of Hilo died March 25 at home. Born in Hilo, she was the owner of the former Koehnen’s Interiors. Private services held. Survived by son, Randy (Vicki) Rohner of Kona; daughter, Karyl (Alfred) Franks of Hilo; hanai daughters, Mari Jaeger of California and Joan Machado of Honolulu; two grandsons; three nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William Ruden Valera, 85, of Paauilo died March 1 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Paauhau, he was a retired heavy equipment mechanic for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial at church cemetery. Survived by children, Renee (Greg) Hanneman of Gladstone, Ore., Randy Valera of Honokaa, Lance (Cora) Valera of Kona and Elson (Becky) Valera of Redmond, Ore.; brother, Alfred “Fred” (Yuki) Panela of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters, Andrea Abarcar of Paauhau and Beatrice Cabral of Ookala; brothers-in-law, Alfredo (Teresita) Gacula Jr. of Honokaa and Jesse (Helen) Gacula of Keaau; sisters-in-law, Rosita (Bernardo) Flores of the Philippines, Pilarina Passion, Cionita (Ramon) Salazar and Imelda (Marlowe) Arreola of Honolulu, Erlinda (Roberto) Fernandez of Los Angeles and Marilyn (Renato) Isidro of San Diego; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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