Obituaries for June 16

Evelyn Haleakala Kuahiwi Nani ‘O Maui Chong-Martin, 82, of Ocean View died June 6 at home. Born in Waimea, she was a retired project outreach coordinator for Alu Like and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ka‘u ward. Survived by husband, Merle Martin of Ocean View; daughters, Dawn Moana DeLeon of Ka‘u and Laura Meilan Sharpe of Waimea; sons, Charles K. Sharpe of Ka‘u, Gordon K. (Onaona Trask) Sharpe of Olaa and David K. Sharpe of Ka‘u; sisters, Daisy Ikeuchi and Irene Kaneo of Honokaa, Winona Tanaka of Hilo and Roseline Ho of Papakolea, Oahu; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 15

Stoney Dean Aiona Aka, 56, of Pahoa died May 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was an iron worker. Celebration of life 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Cody’s hale in Pahoa. Survived by daughters, Ashton Aiona Aka and Breeanna (Bronson) Aiona Aka Charkowski of Pahoa, Daysha Aiona Aka of Hilo; son, Cody (Tia Angel) Aiona Aka of Pahoa; mother, Gloria Grider of Pahoa; companion, Jennifer Haslett of Las Vegas; six grandchildren; brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 14

Erwin Francis Chase Jr., 86, of Keaau died May 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Rockland, Maine, he was a retired state crash rescue firefighter and retired veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. Graveside urn committal services noon Wednesday (June 19) at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Pamela S. (Jerry K.) Bell of Hilo, Tamara A. (Raymond K.) Samuels of Lumberton, N.C., Katherina Pualani “Rina” (Ronald Dean, Jr.) Mendenhall of New Mexico, Kehaulani Mary Kalei of North Carolina and Barbarajean Leinaala “BJ” (Robert A.) Nesbitt of Hawaiian Acres; sons, Erwin F. (Kathleen) Chase III, William J. Chase of Hilo and Samuel (Joseph) Kalei of Oahu; sister, Helen Kirchoff of Michigan; brother, David (Kathy) Chase of Maine; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson; several nieces, nephews and numerous relatives. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 13

Joey Kapono Asagra, 26, of Mountain View, died May 31. He was a cook and server. Service at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Lunch to follow. Green attire. Survived by partner, Chanice Levita of Honokaa; son, Broghan Levita-Asagra of Honokaa; parents, Cassandra and Jove Asagra of Nevada; brother, Jove (Daisy Akina) Asagra Jr. of Nevada; sister, Tasia (Robert Gutierrez) Asagra of Kailua-Kona; grandparents, Donna (Tom) Crosley of Mountain View and Stanley (Kathleen) Reyes of Honolulu; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 12

Philander Phillip Aganus, 83, of Waimea died June 4 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Paauhau, he was a journeyman diesel and automotive mechanic for the former Paauhau/Hamakua Sugar Co., retired maintenance manager for Hawaii Affordable Properties, U.S. Army veteran, Honokaa High School and Elementary School class of 1954 alum, University of Hawaii at Manoa Rainbows student-athlete, member of numerous AJA and community baseball and softball teams, Big Island Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, past president of Honokaa Athletic Association and member of Annunciation Catholic Church. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Eulogy at 5:30 p.m. Mass at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Urn committal service and burial with military honors noon Thursday, June 20, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Survived by wife, Jane Aiona Aganus of Waimea; daughter, Allison Tamae (Dan Cook) Aganus of Waimea; son, Phil Gaben (Desiree) Aganus of Hilo; brother, Gary (Helen) Aganus of Papaaloa; sister, Charlene (Michael) Sohriakoff of Kailua-Kona; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 9

Donald Fredericks, 71, of Keaau died June 2 at home. Born in Minnesota, he was a carpenter, woodworker, U.S. Army veteran and former member of Big Island Orchid Society. Graveside service noon Monday, June 17, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Janis Betts of Keaau; brother, Raymond (Cindy) Fredericks of San Tan Valley, Ariz.; sister, Ardyce Hart of Grand Forks, N.D. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 7

Gary I. Bisnow, 78, of Kailua-Kona died June 3 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Minnesota, he was a retired financial controller for Evenflo Co. and sports fan. Private service; celebration of life at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association or charity of your choice. Survived by son, Chris (Natalie) Bisnow of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Maureen (Leonard) Aldes of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Bonnie (Phil) Jungwirth of St. Paul, Minn; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 5

Larry Don Dunagan, 64, of Paauilo died May 24 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Seminole, Okla., he was a master technician for Honest Ones in Portland, Ore., and U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. Private services held. Survived by wife, Lucy Dunagan of Paauilo; daughters, Sherry (Clamino) Dupaya of Paauilo, Jeannie (Roger) Lihs of Scappoose, Ore., and Christine (Stephen) Roberts of Paauilo; son, Larry Don Dunagan II of Norman, Okla.; brother, Andrew David Dunagan of Germany; sister, Wanda (Jeff) Wornick of Norman; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 6

Ralph Walter Frink, 90, of Hawaiian Paradise Park died May 18 at home. Born in Bremerton, Wash., he was retired from the Washington Department of Natural Resources and taught photography at Wailoa Center. No services. Survived by daughters, Janice Miller and Sandra Groves; son, David Frink; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 4

Lilia Peralta Cabalis, 74, of Pahoa died May 21 at Pali Momi Medical Center in Aiea, Oahu. Born in Pangasinan, Philippines, she was a retired lead sales associate at Pahoa 7-11, teaching assistant at Head Start Piihonua and homemaker. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Sunday, June 9, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Robin Cabalis Jr., Robby Cabalis, Randy Cabalis and Ricky Cabalis of Pahoa; daughters, Roxanne (Douglas Jr.) Soares and Raynell (Guy Lee) Cabalis of Pahoa, Lisa (Dennis Jr.) Delfin of Hilo, Laura (Michael Keaweehu) Cabalis of Kapolei, Oahu; brother, Mat Peralta Jr. of Florida; sisters-in-law, Lolita Peralta of San Diego, Bernie Calicdan, Sandra Taoy and Gwen Vial of Hilo; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.