Lyla N. Aniban, 57, of Pahoa died Oct. 16 at home. Born in South Kona, she was an agent with the Transportation Security Administration at Hilo International Airport and Kahului Airport and cake decorator at KTA in Hilo. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 20) at Pahoa Sacred Heart Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Amy (Scott) Barricklow; sons, Jason Richards and Bryan (Danielle) Richards; mother, Sarah Aniban; brothers, Wayne (Radhika) Aniban, Patrick (Ohia) Aniban and William (Manu) Aniban; sisters, Paulette (Kaleo) Pacheco and Roxanne (Viktor) Lawcock; three grandchildren.
Eleanor “Ellie” Rodrigues Hood, 90, of Hilo died Oct. 6 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired service representative for the former GTE Hawaiian Telephone Co., Hilo Phone Mart at Kaiko‘o Mall and member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Ahualani Kumiai and Kamana Senior Citizens. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 23) at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire. Survived by sister, Emmagene “Emmie” Sherman; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Elizabeth C. Hodgson “Betty” Armitage, 94, of Ahualoa died Oct. 10 at home. She was born in St. Petersburg, Fla. No memorial service planned. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Hawaii Island Humane Society in Waimea. Survived by daughters, Denise (Eric) Johnsen of Ahualoa and Danielle Chapman of Rapid City, S.D.; sister-in-law, Marilyn Hodgson; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nephews and a cousin. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Elpidio Cabarles Cuaresma, 83, of Pepeekeo died Sept. 26 at home. Born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a retired worker for the Hilo Coast Processing Co. and member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again from 9-10 a.m. Oct. 22 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section). Casual attire. Flowers welcomed. Survived by wife, Iluminada Cuaresma of Pepeekeo; son, Edmund (Glorie) Sadang of Hawaii; brothers, Bernard Cuaresma of California and Rolf Cuaresma of Canada; sisters, Genarosa Guerzon and Virginia Cuaresma of the Philippines; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Tiffany Marie Hitt Bormann, 37, of Milolii died Oct. 10 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Phoenix, she was a stay at home mother. Private memorial service to be held Sunday (Oct. 14). Survived by fiance, Kyle Napeahi of Milolii; daughters, Isabella and Arianna Bormann of Albuquerque, N.M.; mother, Pamela Cappione of Arizona; father, Daniel Hitt of Arizona; brother, Travis Mattison of New York; maternal grandfather, David George of North Carolina; mother-in-law, LaCher (Michael) Napeahi-Forcum of Miloii; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Carrie Lynn Austin, 57, of Kailua-Kona died July 1 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in San Jose, Calif., she was retired. Celebration of life at noon Nov. 1 at OTEC Beach. Additional service information to follow on Facebook. Survived by daughter, Amber Catlett of Tracy, Calif.; son, Nicholas Catlett of Kailua-Kona; mother, Verna Catlett of Kailua-Kona; brother, Daniel Austin of Kailua-Kona; sister, Michelle Evans of Kailua-Kona; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Martinson “Marty” Pele Kaniho Jr., 51, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Waimea, died Aug. 26 at home. Born in California, he was a truck driver and member of Teamsters 959. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 13) at New Hope Waimea. Celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Vivian Kaniho of Alaska; sons, David Saccheus, Michael Saccheus, Matthew Saccheus and Keoni Makai Anugaaq Kaniho, all of Alaska; daughter, Zena Lynn Roberts of Alaska; father, Martinson (Sharon) Kaniho Sr. of Alaska; brothers, Richard (June) Kaniho and Anthony (Bessie) Kaniho of Waimea; hanai sister, Kawehi Taufa of Honolulu; one grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Esteban “Steve” Evangelista, 92, of Hilo died Sept. 11 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Pangasinan, Philippines, he was a sugar plantation worker, practical nurse, emergency room technician at Hilo hospital, U.S. Army veteran and was a member of the Hawaii Government Employee’s Association, Hilo Hospital Retired Club and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation from 5-6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Oct. 19 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Lehua Section). Survived by wife, Priscilla Evangelista of Hilo; son, Steve (Sheila Joanette) Evangelista of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; daughter, Daisy (Darren) Shimaoka of Hilo; half-sister, Rosita Torio of Philippines; brother-in-law, Leo (Nathy) Ancheta of Hilo; sister-in-law, G.A. Emma (Larry) Corpuz of Hilo; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Andy L. Sylva Jr., 87, of Volcano died Aug. 19 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was retired from the Honolulu City and County’s Wastewater Department. Visitation and service from 9-10 a.m. Oct. 14 at Word Of God Church – YWCA, 145 Ululani St. in Hilo. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, McMillen (Vel) N. Sylva of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Raynard (Rose) P. Sylva of Kunia, Oahu, Jeremiah (Candy) K. Sylva of Kaneohe, Oahu, and David K. Sylva of Honolulu; daughter, Beverly L. Sylva of Volcano; sister, Dorothy (John) Silva Perry of Nanakuli, Oahu; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.