Maximo B. Hernando, 86, of Keaau died Oct. 21 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a retired laborer for Hawaiian Phoenix Nursery and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Nov. 1 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again from 9-10 a.m. Nov. 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park Ilima Section. Survived by wife, Martina Hernando of Keaau; sons, Reynaldo (Incarnita) Hernando and Roger (Teresita) Hernando of Keaau; daughters, Rosemarie (Wilfredo) Justo, Janette (Fred Care) Hernando and Rosevilla (Joseph) Ramones of Keaau; brothers, Sam Hernando of Honolulu and Oscar (Elsie) Hernando of Keaau; stepmother, Eulalia Hernando of Keaau; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Paul Leland Breese, 96, of Kapaau died Oct. 18 in Kapaau. Born in Minneapolis, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked as a zoological consultant and Honolulu Zoo director. Celebration of Life with military honors at noon Nov. 2 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Jean Marie DeMercer-Breese; son, Paul Breese III of Santa Cruz, Calif.; daughters, Marlee Breese of Waimanalo, Oahu, Natalie Sainsevain of Halaula, Dawn Breese of Santa Cruz; stepdaughters, Eileen Lee of Waimea, Elizabeth Splietof of Portland, Ore., Caroline Wissmann of Tokyo, Vicky DeMercer of Kaneohe, Oahu; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Lance Arruda, 70, of Kurtistown died Oct. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired mason for Isemoto Contracting Co., member of the Hawaii Masons and Plasterers Union Local 1 and veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Monday (Oct. 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service 7 p.m. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Oct. 30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by the mother of his children, Loretta Arruda of Honolulu; daughters, Sherri Ann Serrano and Caprice Arruda of Las Vegas, Claudette (Jamshid Jahanmir) Arruda of Kaneohe, Oahu; son, Wayne Adam Lance Arruda of Honolulu; brother, Douglas (Annette) Arruda of Keaau; sisters, Bernice Ortogero of Hilo, Nadine (John) Medeiros of Mountain View, Rochelle (Mark) Anderson of Keaau; sister-in-law, JoAnn Arruda of Hilo; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Verda Leialoha Roy, 90, of Kahaluu died Sept. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she worked as an executive assistant for numerous businesses and organizations, an assistant to curators Lokalia Montgomery and ‘Iolani Luahine at Hulihee Palace, and was a co-founder of Halau No‘eau Kahelemauna. She also was a member of the Daughters of Hawaii and Mayflower Society and Alden Kindred of America. Visitation at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 4 p.m. Aloha attire. Survived by daughters, Lauren Mikahala Roy of Kahaluu, Moana (Billy Ochmann) Roy Kuma of Pahoehoe and Lisa Leialoha Roy-DeAguiar of Pahoehoe; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Wayne Leopoldino, 77, of Hilo died Oct. 13 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired contractor. Private services held. Survived by son, Harlan (Ronda) Leopoldino of Hilo; daughters, Debra Carter of Hilo and Cheryl (Kim) Hoshino and Lynnet (Wayne) Gonsalves, both of Mountain View; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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.