Obituaries for September 14

Edward Tsuneo Hada, 81, of Hilo died Aug. 8 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Private services held. Survived by sons, Todd Hada of Honolulu and Mark Hada of Wailuku, Maui; sisters, Kiyoko (Hajime) Kuwada of Honolulu and Sally Bartholetti of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; brother, Roy (Carlene) Hada of Hilo; sister-in-law, Caroline Hada of Hilo; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 13

Eddie Gorospe Fernandez, 50, of Keaau died Aug. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a painter and carpenter for Nicholas Construction. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Alae Cemetery, new section. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Lovely Fernandez of Orchidland Estates; son, Eddie Fernandez Jr. of Keaau; daughters, Krystalyn (Bryson) Fernandez, Rochelle (Earvin) Guerrero, Juslynne (Aaron) Fernandez, Chantelle Fernandez and Jhoanne Fernandez of Keaau, Danielle Fernandez of the Philippines; father, Celestino B. Fernandez of Pahoa; sister, Janeth G. Fernandez of Pahoa; brothers, Errol (Joise) Fernandez of Hawaiian Paradise Park and Marlon (Gemma) Fernandez of Orchidland Estates; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 12

Ruthann Adviento, 41, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Lib, Marshall Islands, she was a cashier at Target Store in Kailua-Kona and member of JIA Women’s Softball League and New Hope Legacy. Visitation 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Puuanahulu Community Center. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Anthony Adviento; sons, Clenson Kuli of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, Dayton-Angel Adviento, Daniel Bernard Adviento and David Alan Adviento of Kona Palisades; daughter, Rockzann Delijah Adviento of Kona Palisades; brothers, Michel Kuli of Kailua-Kona, Remase Kuli, Renes Kuli and Alija Kuli of Kwajalein; sisters, Kalona Kuli of West Virginia and Herinne Kuli of Majuro, Marshall Islands; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 11

The Rev. Alice Elizabeth “Nani” Duffy Babin, 82, of Salem, Va., formerly of Kealakekua, died Aug. 31. Born in New Orleans, she was an ordained Episcopal priest who served congregations and entities including Christ Church Episcopal in Kealakekua, St. George’s Episcopal Church in Mount Savage, Md., Hawaii AIDS Clinical Trials Unit in Honolulu, Cathedral at St. Andrews and The Priory School in Honolulu and Duke University in Durham, N.C. Private services. No flowers. Memorial donations to Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Road, Roanoke, Va. 24018. Online condolences: johnmoakey.com. Survived by son, Don (Joy) Memmer of Hilo; daughters, Ashley (Marvin) Lee of Carlsbad, Calif., and Kai Memmer (Susan Bower) of Salem, Va.; brother, John Duffy (Lib) of Pass Christian, Miss.; sister, Frances Duffy Coggin Cooper (Tuvia) of Porriya, Israel; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Obituaries for September 10

Albert Ah Sing Jr., 79, of Pahoa died Aug. 28 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired maintenance worker for Long’s Drugs and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 13) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Barbara Ah Sing of Pahoa; sons, Albert Ray (Cortney) Ah Sing of Wheat Ridge, Colo., and James Alan (Jennifer) Ah Sing of Hilo; brother, Patrick (Shayne) Ah Sing of Hilo; sisters, Eileen (Derrick) Mende, Joanne (Patrick) Menino and Linda (Alan) Parker of Hilo; 23 grand- and great-grandchildren, an aunt, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 6

David Felicisemo Maikai “D” Arciga, 61, of Paauilo died Aug. 11 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired florist and hairdresser. Visitation 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by companion, Charles “Chuck” Wolfe of Paauilo; sister, Jacqueline (Robert) Tanoue of Honokaa; hanai brother, Doroteo “Bobo” (Vanessa) Alonzo of Oregon; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 4

Owl Clearmorning Chu Corcoran, 42, of Keaau died Aug. 23. He was a bartender for Kaleo’s Bar and Grill and proponent of No Gi Brazilian jiu jitsu and Magalit BJJ purple belt who rolled at The Brave Fitness and Nu Era. Visitation 2:30-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 4 p.m. Survived by wife, Heather Tehani Corcoran of Keaau; daughter, Kezia Kalila Corcoran of Keaau; son, Ammaron Cade Corcoran of Keaau; mother, Liane Suemei Chu Corcoran of Keaau; brothers, Kumar Laughingspring Chu (Fabiola) Corcoran of California and Mathew Ignace Johnson of Canada; grandmother, Vyolet Lum Chu of California; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 5

Walter Akimo, 85, of Hilo died Sept. 4. No services. No known survivors. Family members are asked to contact Ballard Family Mortuary at 935-8445.

Obituaries for September 3

Kathrine Louisa Brown, 41, of Volcano died July 6 in Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she was a supervisor for United Parcel Service in Jacksonville, Fla. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel on Oahu. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Mortuary Cemetery. Survived by children, Kainoa Whitworth Brown and Alaina Whitworth Brown of Hawaii, Grayson Faumuina Brown, Bryson Faumuina Brown, Sophia Faumuina Brown and Bentley Faumuina Brown of Jacksonville; father, Mikaele Faumuina of American Samoa; mother, Marilyn Dela Cruz Mohamed of Hawaii Island; brothers, Mikaele Faumuina Jr., Manuel Faumuina, Alexander (Erena) Faumuina and Anthony (Helen) Faumuina of Hawaii; sisters, Louise (Teri‘i) Nakaahiki, Sherry Ann Faumuina Watkins, Christina (Alonzo) Everett and Mechia-Ree Faumuina of Hawaii; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 2

Robert Browning Adams, 79, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 20 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., he was a retired state social worker and member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hilo. Private service held. Survived by sons, Jerold (Dana) Adams of Kailua-Kona and Steven (Lina) Adams of California; brother, James Adams of California; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for September 1

Florence Marques Botelho, 99, of Honokaa died Aug. 21 at Life Care Center in Hilo. Born in Ahualoa, she was a telephone operator for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 7) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Eulogy at 9:45 a.m. Mass at 10 A.M. Family requests casual attire. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Milo (Frank) Ferreira and Dana (Steve) Morifuji of Honokaa; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for August 30

Chieko “Clara” Okano, 92, of Volcano died July 30 at home. Born Sept. 4 in Kurtistown, she was a retired waitress for Volcano House. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Guy (Stacey) Okano of Keaau and Glenn Okano of Volcano; brother-in-law, Charles Okano of Keaau; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for Aug. 29

Terry Delfin Jr., 73, of Wainaku died July 23 in California. Celebration of life Friday, Sept. 13 at Papaikou Community Center, 27-228 Maluna Pl. Prayer at 4 p.m. Dinner to follow. Survived by wife, Tania Delfin; daughters, Terrilyn Ann (Alfred) Yanos, Trudi (Michelle) Delfin and Tricia Mei (Bryant) Mira; brothers, Dennis (Rose) Delfin and Larry (Annette) Delfin; sister, Gina (Henry) Cardines; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Obituaries for August 28

Dorothy Fusae Kihara Chang, 97, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 4. Born in Mahukona, she was a homemaker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 31) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kona Stake Center in Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Survived by sons, W. Guy (Teresa) Chang of Salem, Utah, and Michael R. (Kimberley) Chang of Kailua-Kona; sister, Carole Tohara of Hawi; brother, George (Harriet) Kihara of Honolulu; nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Wheeler Mortuary, Springville, Utah and Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 27

Herman Nelson Carvalho, 62, of Hilo died Aug. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a bicycle repairman and member of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Private services. Survived by wife, Donna Carvalho of Hilo; mother, Patsy Goveia of Kona; father, Mello Balgas of Honolulu; brothers, Ronald (Elema) Carvalho and Dennis Balgas of Kona, Michael Mercado of Ocean View; sisters, Dolly (Candance) Sanchez of Kona and Debra (Koko) Mercado of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for August 23

John Carvalho Jr., 86, of Holualoa died July 10 at home. Born in North Kohala, he was a retired laborer, member of Hawaii Laborers Union Local 681 and U.S. Army veteran. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Kona Imin Center in Holualoa. No flowers. Condolences to: Barbara Carvalho, P.O. Box 142, Holualoa, HI 96725. For info, call 315-1023. Survived by wife, Barbara Carvalho of Holualoa; daughters, Debra Green of Texas and Bernet (Carlos) Cifuentes Cardona of Kalaoa, Kona; sons, Corey (Janice) Carvalho of Kalaoa and Sheldin (Taffny) Carvalho of Mountain View; brothers, Henry (Annie) Caravalho of Waimea, Ernest Caravalho of Honokaa and Christino (Leona) Caravalho of Keaau; sisters, Irene Perez of Kailua-Kona, Gladys Silva of Wyoming, Dora (Dan) Perreira of Waimea, Cheryl Caravalho Lewi and Bernadine Caravalho Lewi of Kailua-Kona; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for August 22

Randall Kulia Fernandez, 42, of Hilo died Aug. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he worked for a moving company and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; flower lei welcome. Survived by wife, Lilia Fernandez of Hilo; son, Joshua (Destiny) Fernandez of Hilo, daughter, Rosemary Fernandez of Hilo; parents, Randy and Magdeline Fernandez of Hilo; sisters, Cecily (Michael) Souza, Victoria Fernandez and Jasmine (Lokahi) Young of Hilo; in-laws, Lolita (Jose) Valderama, Linda (William) Sy, Yolanda (Alfonso) Asunio, Rolando (Emelyn) Tinaza, Flavia Tinaza, Arnulfo Baclig and Luzviminda (Juanito) Vicente of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 21

Antone Gaspar Jr., 87, of Ocean View died June 20 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Napoopoo, he was a construction worker, pool maintenance man and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Inurnment with military honors noon Friday (Aug. 23) at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Antone (Iver) Gaspar III and Gerald (Dennette) Gaspar of Honolulu; sisters, Hazel Palacat of Kailua-Kona and Elizabeth Sampaio of Honolulu; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 20

James Robert Beimborn, 84, of Honaunau died Aug. 10 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Green Bay, Wis., he was an architect and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Private services to be held at a later date. Survived by wife, Sami Beimborn of Honaunau; son, Shayne (Mani) Beimborn of Las Vegas; brother, Pat (Diane) Beimborn of Green Bay; sister, Carol Beimborn of Green Bay; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 17

Bruce “Batman” Wayne Bernard, 74, of Hilo died May 28 at home. Born on Oahu, he was a retired carpenter. No services. Survived by wife, Virginia Bernard of Hilo; sons, Bruce Bernard Jr. of Seattle, Anthony Bernard of San Francisco, Moses Bernard II of Waianae, Oahu; daughters, Charing Bernard of San Diego, Jadelyn Gomez of Madeira, Calif.; sisters, Puaala Bonomi of Kailua-Kona, Johneete (William) Alderson of Arkansas; 26 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.