Obituaries for October 24

Edward Lincoln “Pancho” Aiona, 69, of Mountain View died Sept. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was retired from Jas W. Glover, Ltd. Visitation Saturday (Oct. 30) 3-5 p.m. at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, with memorial service to follow at 5 p.m. Casual attire and limited seating; face masks and social distancing required. No flowers. Survived by wife Anna Aiona of Mountain View; son Andre (Janette) Aiona of Pahoa; daughter Rebecca Aiona of Mountain View; sisters Idalyn Ison of Louisville, Ky., and Ella (Orlando) Manuel of Keaau; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elizabeth “Beth” Balaoro Baruela, 74, of Hilo died Sept. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Tagaytay, Abra, Philippines, she delivered newspapers for the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and was a field worker for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. between 1968 and 1993. Private services held. Survived by sister Pearlita (Ray) Line of Hilo; half-brother Romy Blaza of Vigan, Ilocos Sur province, Philippines; sisters-in-law Francisca Baruela of Quezon City, Philippines; Roselily Blaza of San Juan, Philippines; Carmelita Quizon Baruela of Pahala and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Damien Glen Carreira, 43, of Hilo died Oct. 5 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was the owner and operator of KKC Wood Designs and Basic Booms Sound Systems. Celebration of life to be held at a later date. Survived by son Kinohi K. S. Carreira-Galdeira of Kurtistown; parents Kerwin and Roxane Iwamoto of Hilo; brother Dennis Carreira, Jr. of Hilo; grandparents Gilbert and Doris Damasco of Hilo and Annie Iwamoto of Wailua, Kauai; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Craig Naoto Hara, 77, of Kurtistown died Sept. 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a state meat inspector, a Vietnam War veteran and a member of Kurtistown Jodo Mission. Drive-thru visitation to be held Saturday (Oct. 30) 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Dodo Mortuary. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife Hannah Hara of Kurtistown; son Vern (Nadine) Hara of Hilo; daughter Iris (Ronald) Auwae of Hilo; brother Kenneth (Barbara) Saito of Hilo; sisters Sylvia Donovan of Ore. and Ethyl (Richard) Radowicz of Calif.; brother-in-law Jesse McNellis of Kan.; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Hugo von Platen Luder, Jr., 86, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 9 at home. Born in Hilo, he was the founder of Huggo’s Restaurant. Celebration of life to be held at a later date. Survived by sons Hugo (Derinda Cantrell) von Platen Luder III of Holualoa; Eric (Scott Dodd) von Platen Luder of Kailua-Kona; daughter Lisa (Randy) Parker of Holualoa; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Rudolfo “Rudy” Rios, 75, of Pahoa died Sept. 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hawaii, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Hilo Coast Processing Company and a U.S. Army veteran. Private services to be held at a later date. Survived by wife Anita Rios (who later died Oct. 6); brother Larry (Nina Wong) Rios; daughters Roxanne (Wesley Tabil) Rios and Melissa Rios; son Rudolfo Rios, Jr.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Anita Linda Rios, 77, of Pahoa died Oct. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired housekeeper for Kilauea Military Camp. Private services to be held at a later date. Survived by sisters Gloria Wiesener and Josephine Cox; brother Felix (Faye) Dagoro; daughters Roxanne (Wesley Tabil) Rios and Melissa Rios; son Rudolfo Rios, Jr.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shannon John Saniatan, 46, of Hilo died Oct. 17 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a County of Hawaii Parks and Recreation referee and worked at Kipapa Traffic Management. Services to be held Friday (Oct. 29) from 4-6 p.m. at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service to follow at 6 p.m. No flowers; masks and social distancing required. Survived by mother Debra-Lynn Suenishi of Hilo; stepfather Lawrence Suenishi of Hilo; stepmother Audrey Pulgados Pacheco of Hilo; grandfather Filemon Bobby Montibon of Hilo; partner Denise Lehano of Hilo; sisters Cheryl (Kawika Cameron) Vesperas of Hilo, Shannell (Elmer) Gorospe of Hilo, Tahnee Batulanon and Styann (Joshua Torres) Pacheco of Hilo; stepsisters Dareza (Gavin) Bras of Maui and Michelle (Layne) Oki of Hilo; stepbrothers Dawson Requelman of Hilo and Koa Suenishi of Hilo; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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