Rosalina Lita Bender, 82, of Keaau died Oct. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Keaau, she was a retired kitchen helper for Hilo Hospital and a hair dresser for Sadano, a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau and a member of Hilo Hospital Retirees Club. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Service 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Rainer Bender of Keaau; sister, Carmen (Dino) Canda of Keaau; sister-in-law, Lilo Santos of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Carl Bill William Bergstrom III, 60, of Ocean View died Sept. 12 in Waikoloa. Born in Los Angeles, he was the owner of Kailua Blue Pool &Spa. Private services. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by daughter, Elizabeth Bergstrom of California; sister, Karen (David Prentiss) Bergstrom of Waikoloa; nieces, nephews, cousins and hanai family. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Eleuterio Terri Pascual Gabriel Sr., 77, of Papaikou died Oct. 12 at The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired cultivation department employee for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., basketball fan and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 6 p.m. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Claire Gabriel of Papaikou; son, Troy (Jacqueline) Gabriel of Auburn, Wash.; daughters, Helen Yvonne (Derk) Benisch of Duvall, Wash., and Heidi (Benjamin Jr.) Pana of Papaikou; brothers, Andres (Cecelia) Gabriel of Washington and Bernard (Debra) Gabriel of Henderson, Nev.; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Estipania Fannie Dulan Alejandro, 96, of Halaula, Kohala, died Oct. 14 at home. Born in Kohala, she was a retired housekeeper for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, worked for Kohala After-School plus Program and was a member of Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Private services held. Survived by daughters, Loretta (Ronald) Crivello and Lydia (Steven) Santiago of Hilo, Leticia Rivera of California; sons, Alvin Alejandro of Kohala, Andrew Alejandro of Oahu and Alfred Alejandro of California; brothers, Henry Dulan of Kohala and Paul (Joann) Dulan of Kona; sister, Lourdes Manuel of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
James Nuuanu Cipriano, 57, of Las Vegas died Sept. 18 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a customer-service/ground-service agent for Delta Airlines and U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Pukaana Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) in Kealia, South Kona. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Desirae Cipriano of Las Vegas; daughters, Kawailani (Clayton Jiminez) Cipriano and Malia Cipriano of Las Vegas; brothers, George Cipriano Jr., of Kailua-Kona and Matthew (Pearl) Cipriano of Corona, Calif.; sisters, Geraldine (Calvin) Ely of El Paso, Texas, Emelia (Wayne) Kiwaha of Kealia-Hookena, Marilee (Howard K.) Alapai and Imogene Cipriano-Keka of Kailua Kona; hanai mother, Daisy K. Losalio of Kealia-Hookena; four grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sammy Lanaihoku Moses Jr., 56, of Hilo died Oct. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he worked for Five Star Maintenance Co. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Survived by companion, Danise Varize of Hilo; mother, Cynthia (Peter Lee) Moses of Hilo; sister, Wendy (Derwin Taka) Moses of Hilo; sons, Namon (Noelani Rodrigues) Moses and Brandon (Sunshine Woodford) Guevara of Hilo; daughters, Braeden (Dominic Caraballo) Moses-Guevara and Brianne (Sharae Lee) Moses of Hilo; hanai daughter, Natasha Varize of Hilo; nine grandchildren; four nephews and two hanai nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Terrance Jason Lee Everitt, 72, of Holualoa died Oct. 22 in Holualoa. Born in Warren, Ohio, he was a bartender and U.S. Navy veteran. Graveside services with military honors noon Wednesday, Nov. 20, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by son, Trevor Everitt of London; brother, Tom Everitt of Las Vegas; sister, Tammy Agae of California; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Lester Norman Baldwin, 96, of Hilo died Oct. 14 at home. He was born in San Jose, Calif. Memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Church Of The Holy Apostles in Hilo. Aloha attire. Online condolences may be made at homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by four daughters, Nancy (Brent) Abe of Kaneohe, Oahu, Barbara Eaton of Hilo, Jen Baldwin of Texas and Shayna Baldwin of Washington; two sisters, Kitty Kemner of Oregon and Joan Searles of Oklahoma; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Edwina Winnie Nyuk How Booth, 91, of Waimea died Oct. 4 at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was owner of the former Ocean View Inn Restaurant and a member of Keola Malamalamalama Church. Private services held. Survived by daughters, Joanne Alcoran of Waimea and Cindy Guzman of Las Vegas; sons, Gary (Rosemarie) DePontes of Kailua-Kona, Ronald DePontes of Honolulu; daughter-in-law, Gina DePontes of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Jeanette Kuwada of Hilo and Earlene Kaiawe of Kalaoa; brothers, Kenneth Kam and Ronald (Sandra) Kam of Kailua-Kona and Thomas Kam of California; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
David Waimea Vaiola Aholelei, 18, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 25 at City of Hope in California. Born in Phoenix, he attended Waikoloa School, graduated from Kealakehe High School where he was a member of the Kealakehe High School Waveriders football team and the Boy Scouts of America. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 75-230 Kalani St., Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 11 a.m., followed by burial at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Survived by parents, Oke and Tricia Aholelei of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Blake (Mandy) Aholelei, Tanner Aholelei of Kailua-Kona; sister, Chantel Aholelei, of Kailua-Kona; maternal grandparents, Harry and Betty Rheingans of Phoenix; paternal grandmother, Sela Aholelei of Kailua-Kona; one nephew; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Arrangements by Whites Funeral Home in Azusa, Calif. and Dodo Mortuary.
Julita Talaro Castulo, 98, of Honokaa died Sept. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was homemaker and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Celebration of Mass 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Survived by daughters, Germelina Corazon (Jose Pepe) Viray of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Mila Fe Revilla and Erlinda C. (Jules) Carralero of Las Vegas, Vicky C. (Douglas) Aten and Emma (Eliahu) Pessah of Honokaa; son, Benedicto (Gloria P.) Castulo of the Philippines; sisters, Zenaida T. Garcia of Baguio, Philippines and Concesa T. (Nestor) Afos of Manila, Philippines; brother, Trinidad (Catalina) Talaro of Stockton, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Leo R. Audette, 63, of Hilo died Oct. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Holyoke, Mass., he was the owner of the former Audette Air Co. and eventually retired to Hilo. A scattering of ashes will occur at sea off Maui during a celebration of life ceremony later this month. Donations in his memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association at diabetes.org. Survived by sisters, Carole (Audette) Gozgit and Francis Audette of Chicopee, Mass. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Margaret Gayle Inouye, 73, of Hilo died Oct. 16 at her residence. Born in Kansas, she was a retired librarian for the Hawaii Department of Education. Survived by brother, David (Sandy) Freeberg of Nebraska; caregiver, Vicky S. Hulihee-Nourrie; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Gerard Bush Kanani Hulama Sr., 66, of Lihue, Kauai, died Oct. 11. Born in Hilo, he was a carpenter. Celebration of life noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at 33 Noeau St., Panaewa. A motorcycle bike run will meet there (Hailis Tent) at 8:30 a.m. and leave at 9 a.m. Visitation also 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Old Koloa Church, 3269 Poipu Road, Koloa, Kauai. Celebration of life 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Nova Dale Vea Hulama; sons, Gerard K. Hulama Jr. of Kauai; hanai son, Sammy Morrentino of Kauai; daughters, Gerri-Lu (Shane) Waikiki-Madeyski of the Big Island; Cynthia Hulama, Raynette (Keith) Yamamoto of Kauai; parents-in-law Alejandro and Masa Vea; daughter-in-law, Tasha (Warren) Tavares of Kauai; brothers, Mike (Kaoi) Hulama of Oahu, Jesse (Debbie) Hulama Sr. and Stanford (Linda) Hulama Sr. of the Big Island; sisters, Rowena (Ronald Silva), Joanne Hulama and Faye Williams of the Big Island; sister-in-law Barbara Hulama; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.
Thelma Leilehua Akiona, 70, of Napoopoo died Oct. 9 at her residence. Born in Captain Cook, she was a maintenance worker at The Club at Hokulia, groundskeeper at Puuhonua O Honaunau National Park, room attendant at Kona Village, manager at Kentucky Fried Chicken and driver for Avis car rentals at the Kona airport. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at St. Johns Catholic Church in Kealakekua. Mass 11 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughter, Tammy (Peter Pahinui) of Napoopoo; brothers, Samuel Akiona Jr. of Napoopoo, and Harold Akiona Sr. of Honalo; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
John Jack H. Boeggeman, 65, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 13 at his residence. Born in Philadelphia, he recently retired as the sole proprietor of JHB Tax Services in Pennsylvania and Kailua-Kona. Private service to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745 or University of Texas Austin, Dell Medical School at http://bit.ly/MatsuiResearch online. Survived by wife, Robin Boeggeman of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Alyssa (Jeff Walton) Boeggeman of Texas; son, John Boeggeman of Texas; father, John Boeggeman of Pennsylvania; mother, Rose Lass of Pennsylvania; sisters, Eileen (Larry) DiTullo and Cynthia Kramarz of Pennsylvania; brother, Daniel (Linda) Boeggeman of Pennsylvania; nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Debra Therese Kuuleilani Bellotto, 54, of Keaau died Oct. 5 at home. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was a homemaker, caregiver to her mother and loved to sing and dance hula. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by children, Brandon K. Bellotto, Cynthia K. Ohashi, Sefan K. Bellotto and Carlos-Vincent K. Bellotto; siblings, Vincent K. Bellotto, Puanani Kaleleiki, Kamalani Kaleleiki, and Hinano Kaleleiki; hanai family Robin Rodero, Gerald Saragosa and Paulette Saragosa; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Christine S. Azevedo, 93, of Hilo died Oct. 13 at home. Born in Pepeekeo, she was a retired executive secretary for the former Carlsmith & Carlsmith, manager for the former Walli-Maes Slippers & Accessories, homemaker, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Josephs Aloha Choir. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 24) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral service at 10 a.m.. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by daughters, Virginia (Franklin) Veriato of Hilo, Valerie (Henry Sr.) Pacheco of Wailuku, Maui, and Annette (Patrick Sr.) Aiona of Hilo; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Henry Perreira Aguiar, 104, of Hilo died Sept. 11 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired service station owner/mechanic and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 23) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by caregiver/great-grandson, Siliaga Lopaka Lemafa of Hilo; hanai daughter/granddaughter, Barbara (John) Vallejo of Las Vegas.; six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.