Obituaries for September 24

Chas William Kekoa Huston, 24, of Hilo died Sept. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a recent graduate of University of Hawaii at Hilo, server at Miyo’s Restaurant and enjoyed gardening, exercising and surfing. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial Services at 10 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Urn burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section, Survived by father, Darrell Huston of Hilo; mother, Marilou Sensano of Hilo; sister, Sarah Huston of Hilo; brother, Kawika Huston of Tacoma, Wash.; brother in-law, Jeremy Schroeder of Tacoma; paternal grandmother, Gwen Huston of Hawaiian Paradise Park; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Paul “JP” Maple, 80, of Volcano died Sept. 7 in Albuquerque, N.M. He was the owner of Rainbow Builders and will be remembered for his adventurous spirit, generosity, and devotion to his family. Celebration of life at a later date. Condolences: Tiana Maple, 1604 Old Town Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. Survived by brother, James Maple; sisters, Mary Farmer (Dennis) and Joan Hornecker; former spouse Connie Tagtmeyer; son, Lt. Col, Keegan (Robyn) Maple ; daughter, Tiana Maple; companion Crystal Chow; six grandchildren.


Sherran Velto Osborne, 68, of Captain Cook died Sept. 3 at home. Born in Escondido, Calif., she was a scholarship administrator. Services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Lynn Dyon of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Alexis (David) Marguglio and Meredith Velto, of San Diego; seven grandchildren.Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lucy Ahea Aiona Siu, 96, of Hilo died Aug. 13 at home. Born in Ho‘opuloa, South Kona, she was the last survivor of the original Ho‘‘opuloa village near Milolii, which was destroyed by a 1926 lava flow, was a preschool teacher, volunteered at Kaiser Hospital and County of Hawaii RSVP, and member of Alu Like Kupuna Program, Hilo Methodist Church, Hilo Missionary Church, and teacher of Hawaiian language and ukulele. She and her late husband, James B. Siu Sr., owned the former Ka‘u Fish Market and Wailoa Fish Market. Private burial service held. Memorial service at a later date. Condolences: Siu Family, 2150 Kinoole St., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by son, Leon (Malia Elliott) Siu of Honolulu; daughters, Tuck Sun (Avelino) Bareng of Sacramento, Calif., Vivian (Gary) Mark and Melva (Mark Crowell) Ahu of Hilo; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Earl E, “Gene” Stewart, 87,of Keaau died Sept. 17 at home. He was a retired produce manager for A & P Tea Co. in Toledo, Ohio. Memorial service at a later date. Online condolences: No flowers. The family requests for friends and family to register as an organ/tissue donor. Survived by son, Charles (Terry) of Whitehouse, Ohio; daughter, Tracey (Richard) of Keaau; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Margaret Mikiyo Yamamoto, 92, of Hilo died Sept. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired office clerk for the former Hawaii Grocers, member of the Hilo Meishion Mission and Fujinkai and Waiakea Pirates. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 4 p.m. Committal service noon Thursday (Sept. 30) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion. Casual attire. Limited seating; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Jerel Yamamoto of Hilo and Bert Yamamoto of Honolulu; brothers, Richard (Janice) Kawano and James Kawano of Hilo; sisters, Violet Tokushima of Honolulu and Ellen Kawano of Hilo; sister-in-law, Mildred Kawano of Gardena, Calif.; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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