Obituaries for November 14

Casimero “Ray” Bose Baruela, 96, of Hilo died Sept. 17 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in San Juan, Abra, Philippines, he retired from the former Hamakua Sugar Co., was the owner of Ray’s Diner and attended Haili Congregational Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Seating limited; masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Lourdes Bufil Baruela of Hilo; sons, Richard “Tiny” Baruela of Hilo and Bricen (Terri) Baruela of Hawaiian Paradise Park; daughters, Charlene (Freddy) Fiesta of Pepeekeo, Lorna Bufil of Hilo and Ida (Glenn) De Ponte of Hawaiian Paradise Park; brother-in-law, Pilagio “Blu” Bufil of Hilo; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kamren Anthony Seiji Flores, 19, of Hilo died Oct. 17 in Virginia. Born in Hilo, he was an active member of the U.S. Navy and member of Civil Air Patrol, Hilo Aquatics Swim Club, Young Life, New Hope Hilo, New Hope East Hawaii and Hale Pule Ke Ola Hou. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Visit for additional information.Survived by parents, Kirk and Colette Flores of Hilo; brothers, Kirk Flores-Oishi Jr. of Korea, Keo Flores, Kye Flores and Kroy Flores of Hilo; sisters, Kirstie (Codey Tua‘au) Flores-Oishi of Hilo, Kyra Flores-Reavis of Waikoloa and Kambrie Flores of Hilo; paternal grandmothers, Isabella Flores of Hilo and Lorraine Powell of Ainaloa; a niece, nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Margarita “Dayday” Leyson Hopkins, 71, of Hilo died Nov. 6. Born in Maasin, Philippines, she was an economist and former director of the county Department of Research and Development, a lecturer in economics and agribusiness at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, a champion for local farmers and entrepreneurs, leader in the state and local Visayan community, and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Friday (Nov. 19) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Limited seating; face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Kevin Hopkins of Hilo; son, Shanon (Elenita) Hopkins of California; daughters, Leyson (David) Sakai of Hilo and Alyxandra (Daniel) Croft of Texas; sister, Magdalena (Gene) Rio of Philippines; 11 grandchildren; a niece and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Antone Kanui Moiha, 83, of Hawi died Sept. 25 at home. Born July 29, 1938, in Hana, Maui, he was a ditch tender for Kohala Ditch Cooperative (agricultural water services) in North Kohala and a member of Gospel of Salvation Church in Kohala. Visitation 9:30-10:45 a.m. on Saturday (Nov. 20) at Gospel of Salvation Church in Kohala Funeral services/celebration of life at 11 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Survived by wife, Lyanne “Aunty Ilima” Ako Moiha of Hawi; daughters, Antonette “Toni” (John) Ganir of Pahoa, Lydia Moiha and Leoni Moiha of Kohala; sister, Priscilla (Albert) Matsuoka of Waimea; 15 grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dennis “Mana” Michael Kaimana Poai, 43, of Hilo died Oct. 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a landscaper. Drive-thru celebration of life, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday (Nov. 20) at Four Mile, Keaukaha. All COVID-19 precautions to be observed. Survived by wife, Geiselle Poai of Hilo; sons, Issac (Shevelle Sakado) Perreira, Dennis Michael Kaimana Poai and Denzel K. Poai of Hilo; daughter, Breana Rae (Leelen Santos) Perreira of Hilo; parents, Lawrence and Susan Poai of Hilo; brothers, Casey Poai of Hilo, Ahoi Mayberry and Kanoe Mayberry of Honolulu; sister, Sharon “Kapua” Poai of Hilo; three grandsons; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.