Obituaries for August 29

Mabel Correia Gomes, 99, of Paauilo died Aug. 15 at Hale Hoola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Ahualoa, she was a homemaker and member of Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 4) at Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Eulogy at 9:45 a.m. Mass at 10 a.m. Graveside committal services to follow at the Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Seating limited; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by daughters, Stella Gomes (Henry Sr.) Tavares of Hilo and Erma J. Serrao of Pahoa; daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Maertens of Pahoa; five grandchildren; great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jessica Gladys Gonsalves, 66, of Keaau died Aug. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired custodian for Keaau High School, a housekeeper for the former Hilo Lagoon Hotel, custodian for Waiakeawaena Elementary School, and member of New Hope-Puna and New Hope-Hilo Hula Ministry. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 4) at New Hope-Puna. Masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Broyson (Shantavia) Gonsalves of Las Vegas and Jaewin (Harley) Gonsalves of Keaau; brothers, Daniel (Diane) Santos Jr., Christopher Santos, Jeffrey Santos and Bernard (Wendy) Santos; sisters, Diana-Mae Alameda, Roberta Rabauliman and Dannette (Richard) Range;12 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Raymond Samuel Johnson, 89, of Hilo died Aug. 15 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in New York City, he was an actor who appeared in “Dirty Harry” as a character hired to beat up the Scorpio Killer and an antagonist to Sun Ra in the jazz cult classic, “Space Is The Place.” His poem, “Walking East on 125th Street,” is included in “Black Fire,” a pivotal literary collection of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. Memorial service at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by devoted friend, Gloria Phillips-Jones; son, Nicholas Toussaint Sundai of Tahlequah, Okla.; seven grandchildren; stepchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Roland Lorenzo Lucero, 81, of Hilo died Aug. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kahuku, Oahu, he was a retired certified journeyman welder for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., worked for Mauna Kea Agribusiness, Pioneer Mill on Maui and was a member of the ILWU, Fil-Am and Hawaiian bowling clubs and Waiakea Congregation Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hilo. Memorial service at a later date. Condolences to: La Verne Lucero 314 Andrews Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. On-line condolences: Survived by wife, La Verne Luana Lucero of Hilo; sons, Verland Kalei Lucero of Hilo, Ron (Sharon) Lucero of Alaska and Loren Lucero; daughters, Shelby-Lynn Malia Lucero of Oregon, Lehua Nani (Blane) Maebo of Hilo, Selina (Timmy) Pinto of Oahu, and Rita (Chris) Fairless of California; hanai daughter, Renee Otani of Hilo; brothers, John (Clarisse) Lucero of Utah, Gene (Anna) Lucero of Kahala, Oahu, Rudy Lucero of Wahiawa, Oahu, and Glenn (Cheryl) Lucero of Kapolei, Oahu; sisters, Roberta Conley of Hauula, Rosanna (Jerry) Sezar of California and Lynell (Mike) Damate of Sunset Beach, Oahu. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Lois Kilohana “Aunty Lois” Sanekane, 62, of Pahoa died July 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a teacher at Pahoa High and Intermediate School, instructor for the Na Pua No‘eau summer program, graduate of Roosevelt High School, and had bachelor degrees from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in psychology and the University of Hawaii at Hilo in education/science. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 4) at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private memorial to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by husband, Warren Sanekane of Pahoa; daughter, Jennifer (Curtis Davis) Queja of Keaau; sons, Bradley (Emma Pedro) Sanekane of Pahoa and Vincent (Jovey Ramelb) Sanekane of Kona; mother-in-law, Shizue Sanekane, of Hilo; sister-in-law, Elaine (Glenn) Santos of Hilo; six grandchildren; uncles, aunts and numerous cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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