Obituaries for July 2

Genevieve Pualani Berry, 56, of Kailua-Kona died June 24 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a customer service representative for Hertz Rent a Car. Services at a later date. Survived by husband, Raymond Berry Sr., of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Kalei Martinez of Pahoa; son, Raymond Berry Jr. of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Elizabeth Kaahaaina-Mikasobe and Ruth Onekea of Oahu; brothers, David (Dorothea) Kaahaaina Sr., Matthew (Teri) Kaahaaina Sr. and Albert (Bernadette) Kaahaaina, of Oahu; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Loretta Virginia Carpio, 78, of Waimea died June 25 in Waimea. Born in Paauilo, she was retired from the Mauna Kea Beach Resort. Fellowship at her home at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 17. Limited services at Ballard Family Mortuary in Hilo. Burial in Hawi County Cemetery. Online condolences: Survived by husband, Simplicio Carpio Sr.; sons, Simplicio (Virginia Reposa) Carpio Jr. of Paauilo, Vernal (Suzanna Lopez) Carpio of Ainaloa and Stuart Carpio of Clackamas, Ore.; daughters, Lisa (Dennis) Peters of Honokaa and Lori (Carl) Crossley of Henderson, Nev.; brother, Abraham Agustin Sr. of Paauilo; sisters Mabel Pai of Kona, Florence Gacayan and Berlinda Tuson of Paauilo; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Juei-Hsing “Kathy” Castro, 74, of Pepeekeo died June 19 at home. Born in Taiwan, she was a homemaker. No services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Merlynette (Wayne) Takenaka of Mililani, Oahu, Sheila Ann Costa of Gretna, La., Genie Ann (Gerrick) Nagata of Hilo and Leandra Ann (Eric) Arruda of Mountain View; son, John (Lisa) Costa of Honolulu; brother, Thir Chin (Joanna) Liu of Taiwan; sisters, Su Liu of Taiwan and Chi-Tzu Waldrop of Hilo; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Albert Boyd Ferreira, 68, of Hilo died June 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired boiler and control room operator for the former Hawaii Electric Light Co., retired history teacher at Hilo High School, past president for the Hawaii State Teachers Association Hilo Chapter and member of Akaka Falls Lions Club and YMI Francis Council No. 573. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday (July 8) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10 a.m.. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Karen Ferreira of Hilo; sons, Travis Ferreira and Zachary Ferreira of Hilo; daughter, Alisa (Kenneth) Lorenzo of Waimea; sister, Rhonda (Steven) Pang of Waipahu, Oahu; brother, Carl (Cindy) Ferreira of Makakilo, Oahu; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Steven Texeira, 61, of Kealakekua died June 23 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a bus driver for Alamo, Enterprise and National car rental companies, owner of Any Kind Rocks, restaurant manager for the former Fisherman’s Landing, truck driver for Menehune Water, former pitcher for University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcans baseball team, graduate of Konawaena High School and member of St. John’s Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Mass at 10 a.m. Condolences to: Steven Ikaika Texeira Jr., P.O. Box 551, Kealakekua, HI 96750. Survived by son, Steven Texeira Jr.; sisters, Anita (Gene) Wong of Honolulu, Susan (James) Morton of Kealakekua, Betty (Joe) Chee of Kailua-Kona and Linda Johnson of California;; hanai brother, Leonard (Sudy) Jose of Kona; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John “Sean” Christopher Wilkinson, 97, of Kailua-Kona died June 9 at home. Born in Dublin, he was a musical entertainer and member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and American Federation of Musicians Local 677. Services at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survived by wife, Patricia Wilkinson of Kailua-Kona; granddaughter, Tiffany Strickland of Kailua-Kona.

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