Obituaries for September 26

John Lanakila Kalawe Jr., 78, of Hawaiian Paradise Park died Sept. 17 at home. Born in Koa‘e, Kapoho, he was a retired Hawaii County police sergeant, state sheriff’s deputy and owner of J. Kalawe Tax Service. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 2) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial services/celebration of life at 4 p.m. Face masks and social distancing Required. Livestreamed at Event ID: dodomortuary Password: M6AQ8Y. Survived by wife, Joann Pi‘ilani Kalawe of Hawaiian Paradise Park; daughter, Jaymie Uilani Kalawe of Keaukaha; sister, Maile Tavares of Hilo; brother in-law, Richard Marzo of Hawaiian Paradise Park; sister in-law, Evalani Marzo of Hilo and Shirleen Marzo of Honolulu; a grandson and granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert Kaneala “Honey Bear” Lively, 25, of Pahoa, died Sept. 5. He was co-captain of fishing vessel Akua Lani, a carpenter and laborer for Hawaii Rainforest Tea, excavator operator for Mo‘oloa Farm Services, hunter and original member of Team #Puppyfiah. Scattering of ashes and celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by parents, Barbara M. and Edwin R. Lively; brothers, Edwin W. (Elizabeth Piilani Kahakua) Lively, Rayce L. Lively and Lake Charles K. (Devany Enocencio) Lively; sister, Lacy W.A. Lively; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


John Borges Medeiros Jr., 89, of Hilo died Aug. 6 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired lineman and troubleshooter for the former Hawaii Electric Light Co., U.S. Army veteran and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 30) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 9:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Limited seating; face masks and social distancing required. Urn committal at a later date. Survived by son, Vernon (Rhonda) Medeiros of Kurtistown; daughter, Johnalyn Hanohano of Keaau; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shirleyann Leina‘ala (Lewandoski) Oguma, 75, of Mountain View died Sept. 6 at home. Born in Hana, Maui, she was retired from the former J&J Hardware in Hilo and member of the VFW Post 3830 in Pahoa. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by children, Edward (Denise) Oguma, Cheryl Oguma, Leslie (Leasha) Oguma and Penney Oguma; brother, Herman (Grace) Moore; sisters, Haunani (Tom) Pedro and Carol (Ted) Pa‘ao‘ao; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Anna Texeira, 73, of Hilo died Sept. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Austria, she was the owner of Business Automation Inc. Memorial services/ celebration of life at a later date. Survived by husband, Michael Texeira of Hilo; daughter, Claudia Texeira of Orange County, Calif.; sons, Jon Texeira, Nicholas Texeira and Matthew Texeira of Hilo; 10 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Tina Taeko Yamada, 88, of Hilo died Sept. 22 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Sendai, Japan, she was a retired State of Hawaii visitor information assistant and member of Community of Christ Church. Private service held. Survived by daughters, Dale (Ken) Ross of Kailua-Kona, Jeri (Wayne) Fukunaga of Kealakekua and Toni (David) Wall of Washington; son, Sean Yamada of Hilo; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

The late Chas William Kekoa Huston was survived by, among others, aunts, uncles and cousins. That information wasn’t submitted for an obituary published Friday.

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