Ameil Kealoha Akimseu, 82, of Hilo died April 4 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kalaoa, he was a retired truck driver for Kuwaye Trucking Co. and U.S. Air Force veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (July 24) at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial services at 10 a.m. Seating limited to 25 persons; face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Kathleen Walker Akimseu of Hilo; daughter, Roxanne (Roy) Madamba of California; sons, Jason Akimseu of Maui and Jared (Jessica Singer) Akimseu of Hilo; brothers, Raymond (Paulette) Akimseu of Oahu and Earl (Abilene) Akimseu of Hilo; sisters, Luwana (Satoshi) Sumiki and Cynthia (Peter Lee) Moses of Hilo and Gail (Michael) Figueroa of Pepeekeo; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Bernadette Beverly “BeBe” Amar, 72, of Pepeekeo, died June 27 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired sales associate for Sears, and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Pepeekeo Community Association. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday (July 23) at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Prayer service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service 11 a.m. Saturday (July 24) at Alae Cemetery. Seating limited to 25 persons; face masks and social distancing required. Aloha attire. Survived by husband, Manuel “Macky” Amar Sr. of Pepeekeo; sons, Manuel “Mandy” Amar Jr. and Thimothy (Jenifer) Amar of Pepeekeo; daughter, Rachel (Chazten Fukuhara) Amar of Pepeekeo; sisters, Luana (Walter) Leite and Stephanie “Leilani” Anderson of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Claudia (Juan) Roman of Los Angeles, Rofina Burns of Pahoa, Mary Anne (Rusty) Pacheco of Paauilo and Mary Jane (Isaac) Fiesta of Honomu; brothers-in-law, Thomas Amar of Keaau, Frankie (Cathy) Amar of Louisiana and Eugene “Mingo” (Cynthia) Amar of Kohala; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Russel Amos Botelho Sr., 69, of Mountain View, formerly of Paauhau, died June 29 at home. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired diesel mechanic for the former Paauhau and Hamakua sugar companies, business agent for International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142, private investigator for Victor V. Vierra and Associates and baseball coach for Honokaa High School. Visitation 3-6 p.m. Thursday (July 22) at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Prayer services at 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Seating is limited to face masks; social distancing required. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Serena Botelho of Mountain View; daughters, Shelley Felicia Botelho and Russelle N. Botelho of Mountain View; son, Russel A. (Keala) Botelho Jr. of Waipahu, Oahu; sisters, Margo Godbehere of Kauai and Jo Ann (Milton) Lau Kong of Kukuihaele; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Petelo “Lo” Fine Finau, 38, of Kailua-Kona died July 10 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Tongatapu, Tonga, he was a stone mason, heavy equipment operator and member of Kona Christian Church. Visitation and viewing 9-10 a.m. Thursday (July 22) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Tongan funeral service at 10 a.m. Mask wearing and social distancing required. Celebration of life at a later date. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Jennifer Finau of Kailua-Kona; mother, Kelela Finau of Tonga; brothers, Sione (Jericha) Finau of Kailua-Kona, Tuai (Sharon) Finau of Tonga, Sitani (Ailine) Finau of New Zealand and Loketi (Salote) Finau of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Emeline (Fe‘iloakiTohi me muli) Tu‘uta, Letisia Finau and Na‘ati Finau of Tonga; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Richard Rabisa, 89, of Lakewood, Wash., died June 25 in Lakewood. Born in Kaiwiki, Hilo, he was a U.S Army veteran of Korean and Vietnam wars. Visitation 1:45 p.m.-2 p.m. Thursday (July 22) at Glad Tidings Church, 116 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Donna Feldman of Lakewood; son, Jerry (Betty) Rabisa of Lakewood; daughter, Joanne (Donald) Benear of Maryland; brother, “Uncle” Milton “Mickey” Rabisa of Hilo; four grandsons; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Linda Carol Shanahan, 48, of Waikoloa died June 30 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in New York City, she was an officer for the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority in New York City. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday (July 23) at St. James Episcopal Church in Waimea. Mask wearing and social distancing required. No flowers; memorial donations to Hospice of Kona. Survived by husband, Shamus Shanahan of Waikoloa; son, Shamus Raphael Shanahan of Waikoloa; brothers, Robert (Giselle) Saenger and Michael Saenger of College Point, N.Y.; hanai daughter, Samantha (Robert) Habibe of College Point, N.Y. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.