Wayne John Galante, 77, of Holualoa died on May 24 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Denver, he was the dentist and founder of West Hawaii Dental Associates in Kealakekua, attended Oregon State University as an undergraduate, attended dental school at the University of Oregon in Portland, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a dentist for the Navy on Oahu. Private services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Noelani Pi, P.O. Box 4386 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 96745. Online condolences may be made at homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Noelani (Albert) Pi of Kailua-Kona; son, Kai (Sherina) Galante of Kailua-Kona; former spouse, Jane Galante of Kailua-Kona; sister, Kate (Gilberto Cantillo) Galante of Cartago, Costa Rica; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Mary Jane Dykstra Havlicek, 79, of Pahoa died May 28 at her home. Born in Michigan, she graduated from Hope College, received a master’s degree in chemistry from Ohio State University, and doctorate in chemistry from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, was president and founder of Central Coast Analytical Services, a senior research chemist for Air Liquide Electronics, taught chemistry at several colleges across the United States, authored more than 30 professional publications and held four U.S. patents. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26 at Kalapana Mauna Kea First Hawaiian Congregational Church in Pahoa. Attire is bright clothes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to to the Hawaii County Meals on Wheels program. Online condolences may be made at homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by husband, Stephen Charles Havlicek of Pahoa; daughters, Lani Havlicek (Illya Quandt) of Reno, Nev., and Malia Havlicek (Gordan Gjerapic) of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; son, John Stephen Havlicek (Maricar Souza) of Pahoa; and five grandsons. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Deborah Starr Kehaulani Patnaude, 72, of Hilo died June 5 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired employee of Business Insurance Services and a graduate of Saint Joseph High School. Private services were held. Online condolences may be made at homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by son, Rue (Lehua) Patnaude of Hilo; three daughters, Ilka (Christian) Kelekolio-Kaiwi of Waimea, Paige (Hokule‘a) Patnaude and Kier (Kapena) Parker of Hilo; hanai son, Kimo Hodgins of Maui; hanai daughter, Brenda De Luz-Campbell and family; three brothers, Duke (Simone) Silva and Dustin (Hope) Silva of Washington, and Dane (Pam) Silva of Puna; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Kun Sapino Sigrah, 45, of Waikoloa died May 16 at his residence. Born in Kosrae Island, Micronesia, he was an engineer at the Four Seasons Resort, attended University of Hawaii at Hilo, was an Iraq War combat veteran, retired as Sergeant in the Army National Guard, was a member of the Kosrae Congregational Church and an avid fisherman. Services were held at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Survived by wife, Leilani Sigrah of Waikoloa; sons, J.R. (Janice) Sigrah of Missouri and Bojay (Alleri) Sigrah of Waikola; daughters, Alice (Benson) Aloka, Kaiolani (B.J.) Esau, Noelani Sigrah, all of Waikoloa; mother, Isako Sigrah of Kosrae; brothers, Johnny (Susin) Sigrah, Jack (Srue) Sigrah and Raymond (Lillian) Sigrah of Kosrae, Robert (Wanda) Sigrah, Bob (Batsipa) Sigrah, John (Wanda) Sigrah, and Fred Sigrah, of Waikoloa; sisters, Edwina (Wright) Abraham and Lurlyn (Bensyley) Jerry, of Kosrae; 11 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ernest Rikio Yoshioka, 86, of Hilo died May 16 at his home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired entomologist on the Big Island for the state Department of Agriculture. Private burial service held May 28 at Homelani Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Tammie Yoshioka; son Vince (Jamie) Yoshioka; daughters, Val (Cary) Ichinose and Lisa (Randy) Brigoli; three brothers, Allen (Doris) Yoshioka of and Charles (Susan) Yoshioka of Honolulu, and Bert (Judy) Yoshioka of Kailua, Oahu; and four grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.