Obituaries for July 6

Mollie K. Esmeralda, 97, of Keopu died June 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a babysitter and member of Keola Mauloa Church. Services at a later date. Survived by son, Donald (Betty) Esmeralda of Waimea; daughter, Stella Sumarnap of Kailua-Kona; hanai sons, Jacob (Cindy) Chong of Waimea, Alston (Darlene) Chong, Melvin (Sara) Thomas Jr. and Leroy Ortizl of Kailua-Kona; seven grandchildren, 17 great- grandchildren, 27 great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 2

Genevieve Pualani Berry, 56, of Kailua-Kona died June 24 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a customer service representative for Hertz Rent a Car. Services at a later date. Survived by husband, Raymond Berry Sr., of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Kalei Martinez of Pahoa; son, Raymond Berry Jr. of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Elizabeth Kaahaaina-Mikasobe and Ruth Onekea of Oahu; brothers, David (Dorothea) Kaahaaina Sr., Matthew (Teri) Kaahaaina Sr. and Albert (Bernadette) Kaahaaina, of Oahu; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 30

Alberto Mabilin Adviento, 81, of Captain Cook died May 2 at home. Born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines, he was a coffee and macadamia nut farmer and vegetable supplier. Services held. Survived by wife, Clara Adviento of Captain Cook; son, Roger Adviento of Captain Cook; daughters, Rufina Adviento and Ruby Adviento of Captain Cook; sister, Erlinda Adviento of Philippines; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 29

Natalie Buza, 85 of Hilo died June 7 in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at Hale Inu Sports Bar, 399 Hualani St., Hilo. Survived by sons, Harvey (Dawn) Cuje, Sean (Geri) Buza; daughters, Debbie Safarik, Jackie (Doug Hagen) Garces, Lara (Charles) Porter, Lisa Wong; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Oahu Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 27

Helen Leinaala Doria, 85, of Captain Cook died June 7 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was an executive sous chef at the former Kona Hilton Hotel and member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. Services at a later date. Survived by sons, Joseph (Desiree) Doria Jr. of Kealakekua and Kimo (Douri) Doria of Captain Cook; daughters, Alberta (Bryan) Allen of Kirkland, Wash., and Penelope (John) Souza of Captain Cook; sisters, Faye Medeiros of South Kona and Pearl (Mike) Hind of Kailua-Kona; brother, Bucky Leslie of Captain Cook; daughter-in-law, Laura Doria of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Yvonne Leslie of Honaunau, Loretta Cambra of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, and Nancy Foster of Minnesota; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 25

Lawrence K. Kaloi Jr., 68, of Hilo died June 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired drywall installer and a member of New Hope East Hawaii. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Funeral Service 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Seating limited, masks and social distancing required. Aloha attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Evonne Kaloi of Hilo; daughters, Kari Kaloi of Hilo and Kyra (Amanda Santos) Kaloi of Kansas City, Mo.; sons, Lawrence (Shelbi Mahuna) Kaloi III, Samuel (Ashley Gouvea) Kaloi, and Kyle Kaloi of Hilo; brothers, Lelund Kaloi, Leonard (Kehau) Kaloi and Lyle Kaloi of Honolulu; sister, Memory Hanakeawe of Oahu; four grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 23

Benito Delos Santos Abellera, 101, of Pahala died May 27 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Tayug, Pangasinan, Philippines, he was retired from Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. as a hand harvester and member of the Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Sunday (June 27) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Alfonso (Zoraida) Abellera, Ernest (Pilar) Abellera and Efren (Maile) Abellera of Pahala; daughters, Juanita Gacura and Lolita (George) Pagulayan of Philippines; daughter-in-law, Florintina Abellera of Philippines; 22 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 22

Charleston “Charlie” Kahalaonapuana Awai Sr., 69, of Portland, Ore., died Jan. 23 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland. Born in Hilo, he was a retired mason tender and founder and head coach of Wailani and Kai Malia canoe clubs. Celebration of life 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (June 26) at Onekahakaha Beach Park Pavilion No. 1. Casual attire; face mask and social distancing required. Bring beach chairs and tents. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Survived by wife, Veronica “Tootsie” Awai of Portland; sons, Charleston (Davonne) Awai Jr. of Keaau and Moses “Keala” (Christie) Awai of Paauilo; daughters, Melissa (James) Palakiko of Hilo, Summer (Isaac) Apodaca-Awai of Portland and Devin (John) Forrester of Mountain View; brothers, William “Kalei” Hopeau and Douglas (Isabella) Awai of Hilo, Charles (Claudia) Awai of Waimanalo, Oahu, Wayne (Kathy) Awai of Waikoloa and Collins (Caridad) Awai of Portland; sister, Jenny K. Silva of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Mari Bumatay and Janice Bumatay of Hilo; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 20

Albert “Sonny” Paiva, 88, Honokaa died June 12 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Born in Ahualoa, he was a retired Hamakua district commander for the Hawaii County Police Department, former owner of Paiva Ranch, hunter, fisherman, hobbyist and U.S. Army veteran. Survived by daughter, Roxanne (Robert) Paiva-Rosborough of Honokaa; sons, Barton (Janice) Paiva of Hilo, Robin (Maria) Paiva and Brian (Richelle) Paiva of Honokaa; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 18

Lancelot “Lance” “Pastor Lance” “Da Dog” Ako, Jr., 66, of Ocean View died May 2 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a pastor for Hope DIA-mend Ministries, terminal agent for the former Aloha Airlines, dog catcher, therapeutic foster parent, security office and crosswalk guard at Ka‘u and Naalehu schools and U.S. Navy veteran. Services will be held at 10 a.m. June 26, 2021, at Hope DIA-mend Ministries at 92-8988 Ginger Blossom, Ocean View 96737. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Ako of Ocean View; daughter, Tiffany (Jeremy) Javier of Maui; sons, Lancelot Kainalu (Hannah) Ako, III of Kailua-Kona, Chadwick Keoni (Uriel Avila Zuniga) Ako of San Diego, CA.; brother, John Keone Ako of Seattle, WA.; 4 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 17

Edith Rozal Savella de Silva, 86, of Las Vegas, died May 12th at Coronado Heights Senior Living. Born in Hilo, she was retired. Survived by brother, Donald Savella, sons, Paul Jr., Wayne and Ernest de Silva. Online condolences: https://simplecremation.us/edith-rozal-savella-de-silva/

Obituaries for June 16

Abraham “Peanut” Jacob Agustin Jr., 51, of Paauilo died June 8. Born in Honokaa, he was the owner and operator of Agustin’s Pro-Services rock wall business. No services held. Survived by wife, Rona Kaniho Agustin of Ewa Beach, Oahu; father, Abraham Agustin Sr. of Paauilo; sons, Kimo (Noelani) Agustin Delatorre, Kainoa (Mariah) Agustin Delatorre and Keahi (Stacia) Agustin Delatorre of Las Vegas, Kaimana Kaniho-Agustin, Keanu Kaniho-Agustin and Destry (Chalsie) Kaniho-Dolor of Ewa Beach; daughters, Alyzae Kaniho-Agustin of Ewa Beach, Kyleigh Agustin and Kyrie Agustin of Waimea; brothers, Alfred Agustin and Anderson (Heather) Agustin Sr. of Paauilo; sisters, Angelina (Roland) Aurello and Abeline (Blayn) Wagoner of Paauilo, and Arianne (Patrick) Souza of Waianae, Oahu; 12 grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 15

Bozena Barbara Babbitt, 102, of Kailua-Kona died June 2 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Pullman, Wash., she was a nurse and member of the Kona Bridge Club. Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Survived by her daughter, Margaret (Robert) Clark Anderson of Kailua-Kona; son, Bill (Florence) Babbitt of Kailua-Kona; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 13

Wayne John Galante, 77, of Holualoa died on May 24 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Denver, he was the dentist and founder of West Hawaii Dental Associates in Kealakekua, attended Oregon State University as an undergraduate, attended dental school at the University of Oregon in Portland, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a dentist for the Navy on Oahu. Private services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Noelani Pi, P.O. Box 4386 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 96745. Online condolences may be made at homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Noelani (Albert) Pi of Kailua-Kona; son, Kai (Sherina) Galante of Kailua-Kona; former spouse, Jane Galante of Kailua-Kona; sister, Kate (Gilberto Cantillo) Galante of Cartago, Costa Rica; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for June 11

Bryan Takeo Asato, 44, of Hilo died May 14 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama in Hilo. Born in Hilo he was employed as a sales manager at T.H.Y. and Associates, Inc. and formerly employed at Lids and Foot Locker on Oahu. Visitation 1:30-3 p.m Saturday, June 19, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Private memorial service will follow. Casual attire. Social distancing and face masks required. Survived by wife, Chatney Asato of Hilo; mother, Audrey Asato of Hilo; father, Dean (Irene) Asato of Las Vegas; mother-in-law, Susan (Jerry) Takata of Hilo; father-in-law, Lenard Graham of Mountain View; sister-in-law, Kimberly Graham of Hilo; brother-in-law, Xylon Takata of Hilo; grandmother-in-law, Ruth Cabarloc of Papaikou; one niece; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 10

Michael Kirchner Bates, 80, of Waimea died May 28 at his residence. Born in Paia, Maui, he was a building materials supplier, Realtor, U.S. Coast Guard veteran and member of St. James Episcopal in Waimea. Private service to be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Kawaihae Canoe Club, P.O. Box 1087, Waimea, Hawaii 96743. Condolences may be sent to Gale Bates, P.O. Box 760, Waimea, Hawaii 96743. Survived by wife, Gale Bates of Waimea; daughters, Nicole (Shane) Vincent and Alexandra (James) Hustace of Waimea, Fiona (James) Emley of California; brother, William (Vibeke) Bates of Kula, Maui; two grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for June 9

Cresencia Quinto Babas, 88, of Pepeekeo died May 31 in Hilo. Born in Lipit, Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines, she worked for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company as a line worker. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, June 18, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Services 10:30 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery (new section). Survived by husband, Marcelino M. Babas, Sr. of Pepeekeo; children, Marcelino (Judy) Babas, Jr. of Honolulu, Ricarte (Chloe) Babas, Relito Babas and Frankilito (Christina) Babas of Keaau, Francisco (Chelsea) Babas of Hilo, Teodorico (Guylyn) Babas of Mt. View, Grace (Stephanie) Babas of Portland, Oregon, Christopher (Samantha) Babas of Pepeekeo and Sherilyn (Selson) Babas of Pawtucket, Rhode Island; brothers, Genaro (Nenita) Quinto and Alejandro (Mamita) Quinto of Philippines; sisters, Trinidad (Ignacio) Juanitez and Felisa (Rodolfo) Aspiras of Philippines; 34 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 8

Elizabeth Jane Angelo Alameida, 79, of Ahualoa died April 25 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honokaa, she was a former candy packer at Hawaiian Holiday, a kitchen worker at T.Kaneshiro Store, later retired from KTA Deli in Waimea and was a member of the Kalopa Hawaii Pidgin Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Private services will be held. Condolences may be sent to “Alameida Ohana,” P.O. Box 1421 Honokaa, Hawaii 96727. Survived by sons, Edwin Alameida Jr. and Jerome (Nepal Greenlee) Alameida of Ahualoa; daughter, Teresa (Clifford Chuck III) Alameida of Honokaa; brothers, Joe (Barbara) Arrojo of California and Gary (Danette) Arrojo of Maui; sister Irene (Thomas) Malendres of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Dianna Alameda of Ahualoa and Patricia Arrojo of Papaikou; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 6

Charmaine “Maikalani” Deborah Armitage, 69, of Hilo died May 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a funeral director for Nakamura Mortuary on Maui, homemaker and genealogist for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by husband, Robert Armitage Sr. of Hilo; daughters, Larrisa (Kirt) Cummings of Las Vegas, Wondalee “Kehau” (Walter) Rios and Ginger Ann (Robert) Ke of Honolulu; sons, Robert (Nami Kekaualua) Armitage Jr. of Hilo and Chad Armitage of Maui; hanai daughters, Melonee “Tutu” Armitage of Las Vegas and Chasity Baucom of Hilo; hanai son, Alfred Magno Jr. of California; mother, Margaret Cummings of Waianae, Oahu; brothers, Lionel (Jackie) Cummings of Waianae and Harry (Carol) Cummings of Kaneohe, Oahu; sister, Georgette (Ronald) Woolsey of Lanai; 32 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 4

Thomas “Tom” Guy Jewett, 82, of Kailua-Kona, died May 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in La Crosse, Wis., he was a retired vice president for a commercial insurance company. Service at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to Kona Community Hospital Foundation Cancer Center. Survived by wife, Kathleen Jewett of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Teri (Paul) Maassen of Louisiana; son, Guy (Lisa) Jewett of Indiana; brothers, Douglas Jewett of California and Chester (Debbie) Jewett of Wisconsin; grandchildren and step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.