Obituaries for July 20

Dorothy Ah Sing, 94, of Hilo, died July 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a a retired sales clerk for the former Liberty House, sales clerk for the former Koehnen’s Interiors and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Private services held. Condolences to: P.O. Box 6922, Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by sons, William (Patricia) Ah Sing of Hilo and Gary (Beverly) Ah Sing of Gardena, Calif.; daughter, Dawn Ah Sing of Hilo; sisters, Shirley Cecconi of Tennessee and Rose Marie Martines of Honolulu; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Arnold Akau Sr., 68, of Waimea died June 13 at home. He was a retired business owner and welder/foreman for Parker Ranch. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Akau family ranch on Pa ‘akai Nui Alanui in Pu‘ukapu. Follow the signs from Kuhio Village in Waimea. Celebration of life memorial 11 a.m. Food and fellowship to follow. Flowers accepted by ‘Ainahua Florals at 885-4045 or bring a native plant/tree/fruit tree to plant in his memory. Survived by children, Hilari (Richard) Akau of Hilo, Arnold (Tammie) Akau Jr. of Kawaihae and Mia (William) Akau-LaClair of Waimea; brothers and sisters, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Mae Jean Pua‘ala Aveiro, 77, of Hilo and Honolulu, died July 2 at home. She was born on Maui. No services. Online condolences: Survived by husband, Clarence V. Aveiro Sr.; sons, Clarence “Babes” V. (Deborah) Aveiro Jr., Troy J. (Vanessa) Aveiro, and Dean “Dino” J. (Jenifer) Aveiro; daughter-in-law, Kimberly Aveiro; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Patrick John Lawrence, 69, of Honomu died July 11 at Hilo Medical Center, Born in Hilo, he was owner of P. Lawrence Contracting and member of KIAA, Hawaii Transportation Association and Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Honomu, and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran. Visitation 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial noon at Homelani Memorial Park, Survived by wife, Phyllis Lawrence of Honomu; son, Patrick (Renee) Lawrence Jr. of Honomu; daughter, Priscilla Lawrence of Pepeekeo; brothers, Everett Lawrence of West Virginia and Frank (Claudia) Lawrence of Mountain View; sister, Kathleen Ke of Pahala; mother-in-law, Janette Carreira of Honomu; brother-in-law, Raymond Carreira of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Ramona (Stafford) Uemura of Honomu and Nanci Merck of Oahu; two grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kaileeann Santiago, 21, of Hilo died July 8. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Ernest Hiroshi Toriano, 92, of Honolulu died April 18 in Honolulu. Born in Pahala, he was a retired U.S. government clerk. Private service held. Survived by son, Preston of Honolulu; brothers, Edward and Warren of Hilo. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.


Pilar “Pi” Llantero Ucol, 82, of Keaau died July 14 at home. Born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she worked for Diamond Head Papaya Co. Visitation 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday (July 25) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Graveside service 10 a.m. Monday (July 26) at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by sons, Fermiliano (Jocelyn) Ucol of Keaau and Ermin (Estrella) Ucol of Texas; daughters, Kathleen (Al) Umayas and Angelita Ucol Diaz of Keaau; brother, James “Primo” Llantero of California; sisters, Visitacion (Clemente) Manibog of Oahu and Emerenciana (Andres) Tamayo of Hilo; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Bernadette Amar was survived by, among others, sister-in-law Marilyn Perreira of Kona. Her name wasn’t submitted for an obituary published Sunday.