Obituaries for May 12

Arletta Lei Branco, 80, of Volcano died March 20 in Sacramento, Calif. Born in Hilo, she was employed by the Hawaii Visitors Bureau. She also was an organizer for the Merrie Monarch Festival and Big Island Women In Travel. Visitation from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Haili Congregational Church. Service at 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments. Hawaiian attire. Survived by husband, Charles Branco of Hilo; daughter, Sonia Branco of Sacramento; sister, Jewell (Kenneth) Wood of Idaho; brother, Charles K. (Glenna) Bell Jr. of Kona; a granddaughter.

Obituaries for May 11

Matthew Mateo Heneralau, 78, of Kealakekua died April 9 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Holualoa, he was a retired Hawaii National Guard staff sergeant and Vietnam War veteran, member of Vietnam Combat Veterans Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Big Island National Guard Retiree, life member of Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, associate advisor for the Holualoa Explorer Post 26, Eagle Scout, Scoutmaster of Holualoa Boy Scout Troop 26, Kona’s first recipient of the Boy Scouts of America district Order of Merit Award, founder and advisor of Holualoa Eagle Scout Service Society, former president of Kona Jaycees and usher and Eucharistic minister at St. Michael’s Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at St. Michael’s Church, 75-5769 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona. Service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Light refreshments to follow. No calls or visits to wife Elsie. Call Joshleen Baker at 333-7105 for info. Survived by wife, Elsie of Kealakekua; sons, Walter (Mahea) Heneralau of Waiaha and Wayne Ferreira of Washington; daughters, Raelynn (Shawn) Miller of New York, Linnell Heneralau and Joshleen (Jason) Baker of Kailua-Kona, Valerie Ferreira of Waimea; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for May 10

Patricia Maulding Aeder, 91, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 12, 2017, at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Silverton, Ore., she was a homemaker. Inurnment at Silverton Cemetery in Oregon. Survived by sons, Mark Aeder of Ocean View, Kirk (Nita) Aeder of Waikoloa and Erik (Bonni) Aeder of Maui; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for May 8

Darlene Joy Branchik, 51, of Mountain View died April 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, she was a private housekeeper. Visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral at 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Nathan Branchik of Mountain View; daughter, Jessica Deyoe of Hilo; stepdaughter, Kalena Branchik of Kalapana Black Sands; mother, Shirley Mapson of Kahului, Maui; brothers, Michael Soto and Ray Mapson of Kahului; sisters, Debra Soto of Pahoa, Raelene Mapson and Lucy Mapson of Kahului. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for May 9

Alberto Aglupos Agbigay, 72, of Hilo died April 15 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired maintenance worker for Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Friday, May 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Alae Cemetery, New Section. Survived by wife, Adela Agbigay of Hilo; daughter, Debe (Higino Libed) Agbigay of Hilo; son, Glen (Lorna Oducayen) Agbigay of London; sisters, Ernesta Dela Cruz, Ofelia (Winston) Solmerin, Edita (Candylario) Castro and Emelyn (Dairyll) Ilar of Hilo, Amelia (Nestor) Baclig of Los Angeles; brothers, Erlindo (Leonora) Agbigay of Hilo and Wenceslao (Mildred) Agbigay of Honolulu; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for May 7

Evonne Ella Easter, 72, of Pahoa died April 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in St. Louis, she was a retired dispatcher for the San Jose, Calif., Police Department. No local survivors. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for May 3

Peter Alpiche, 84, of Honokaa died April 23 at home. Born in Halaula, he was a retired harvesting supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., U.S. Army veteran of the 187th Airborne Rakkasans, member Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa Senior Citizens, ILWU Pension Club, Hawaii County Band, The Alfred Dance Band, The Crescendos and the D&J Sound and Dance. Visitation 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Military honors at 4 p.m. Memorial Mass at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Frances L. Alpiche of Honokaa; sons, Dexter (Loke) Alpiche of Paauilo and Bradley (Lynne) Alpiche of Kona; daughter, Donna-Ann (Frank) Jenkins of Waimea; brothers, Lawrence Villasista of Honolulu and Richard (Susan) Villasista of Honokaa; sisters, Carmen Alpiche of Hilo, Miriam Bott-Sharf of Illinois, Shirley Villafuerte of Laupahoehoe and Vernice Gomes of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Patsy Villasista of Honomu, Lillian Alpiche of Pearl City, Oahu, and Yoneko Villasista of Oceanside, Calif.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for May 2

Lorita Calonod, 75, of Holualoa died April 20 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a coffee farmer, child care provider and member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Keauhou Congregation. Private services. Condolences to the Calonod family, P.O. Box 819, Holualoa, HI 96725. Survived by sisters, Julia Rivera, Victoria Calonod, Isabel Calonod, Bertha Calonod and Yvonne Calonod of Holualoa, Flora (Richard Allen) Gomes of Kailua-Kona; brother, Albert Calonod of Holualoa; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for May 1

Ann T.K. Aki, 90, of Hilo died April 2 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Japan, she was a homemaker, member of Kamana Senior Center patchwork quilting and ukulele classes and former member of Lower Kawailani Kumiai. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 10:30 a.m. Burial noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter. Survived by sons, Henri (Maxine) Aki Jr. of Hilo and David (Tara) Aki of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; daughter, Cynthia (Melvin) Chow of Honolulu; brothers-in-law, Wallace (Shirley) Aki of Hilo and William (Betty) Aki of Florida; sisters, Michie Morishige and Hiroko Mitsuhiro of Japan; sisters-in-law, Amie Yap of Colorado, Jennie Aki of Hilo, Lily Chow of Hilo and Rose Miyashiro of Honolulu; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangement by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 29

Futoshi “Fred” Aoki, 91, of Hilo died April 19 at a foster care home in Hilo. Born in Papaikou, he was the retired owner of Fred’s Service, worked for HT&T, Standard Oil/Chevron and Fukunaga Electrical, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Taishoji Soto Mission. Private services held. Survived by wife, Yukiko Aoki of Hilo; son, Kent (Guia) Aoki of Hilo; daughter, Pam Deniz of Hilo; brother, Junichi Aoki of Papaikou; sisters-in-law, Kimie Aoki of Papaikou, Thelma Sato of Hilo and Naoko Ide of Kona; brother-in-law, Herbert Sueoka of Arizona; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.