Obituaries for October 10

Renfred Reginald Beaumont, 69, of Volcano died Sept. 14 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a professional musician, a founding member of the group Olomana, retired U.S Navy lieutenant commander and loved motorcycle road racing and the ocean. Private services held. Survived by son, Wren Evans and daughter, Tiera-Lyn Kehaulani Kahapea-Zablan. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Harriet “Leina” Leinaala Chow, 84, of Pahoa died Aug. 16 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired baker for Island Naturals in Pahoa and member of Puna Canoe Club. Drive-thru visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 16) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel carport. Please remain in car. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, William Keith Chow of Pahoa and Leon (Ramona) Arthur Chow of Ka‘u; daughters, Yvonne (Calvin) Kehaulani Okamoto of Pahoa and Deborah (Don) Noelani Golay of Texas; brother-in-law, Lawrence Chow of Hilo; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Dr. Robert Alan “Bob” Fox, 78, of Hilo died Oct. 1 at home. Born in Portland, Ore., and raised in New York City, he was a professor emeritus of physics and longtime chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at University of Hawaii at Hilo, founding deputy director of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Studies, member of Rotary Club of Hilo, the Hilo Yacht Club, National Education Association, American Educational Research Association and the Wine Connection, elected member of the Hawaii State Board of Education (1992-96), board member of numerous community organizations, and author of two books and numerous professional publications. Survived by wife and partner, Dr. Nina Buchanan; son, Jordan; two grandchildren. Celebration of life 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service at 11 a.m. Seating is limited. Casual attire; face masks and social-distancing required. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elena “Maria” Corpuz Lopez, 93, of Pahoa died Sept. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Luna, La Union, Philippines, she was a retired nursery worker for Puna Certified Nursery and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 5-to 6 p.m. Friday (Oct. 15) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service 10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 16) at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Gregorio (Cresilda) Lopez of Philippines, Nicolas (Carlina) Lopez of Keaau, Alejandro (Celia) Lopez of Philippines, Marcelino (Lizel) Lopez of Honolulu and Juan Lopez Jr. of Kona; daughters, Dominga Munoz, Catalina Lopez, Alicia Lopez, Lourdes Lopez and Zosima Lopez of Philippines, Susana (Vernal Carpio) Lopez of Keaau; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Michael Emmett Makekau, 60, of Keaau died Sept. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a social worker for the state Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division and East Hawaii Family Guidance Center, service supervisor at Health Resources Inc., former county scale attendant and assistant station manager for the former Aloha Airlines. Celebration of life walk-thru public visitation 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at New Hope-Hilo, 840 Kupulau Rd. Private family service to follow. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Lisa Makekau of Keaau; sons, Ryler Makekau of Mountain View and Isaiah (Ahlan Cox) Tao of Keaau; stepson, Tyler Tsunezumi of Las Vegas; sister, Audrey Meyers of Hilo; parents-in-law, Francis and Grace Tsunezumi of Hilo; brother-in-law, Neal Tsunezumi of Hilo; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Online streaming of the late Herbert Hisaya Kiyabu’s Oct. 13 service is available at: Click on Family &Friends, then click on Watch Now. Event ID: dodomortuary. Password: 43CMT4. That information was omitted in an obituary published Friday. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.

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