Obituaries for March 23

John Adam Gouveia Jr., 78, of Hilo died Feb. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired construction laborer and member of the Apostolic Faith Church. Visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday (March 29) at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Jeanette Gouveia of Hilo; sons, Frank “Bobo” (Tarsha) Gouveia of Mountain View and John Adam Gouveia of Waipahu, Oahu; daughters, Maxine Kuulei (Kerine) Cooks of Oahu and Catherine Gouveia of Hilo; sister, Margaret Gaspar of Waianae; sister-in-law, Desiree Poa of Keaau; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 22

Philip Freed, 65, of Holualoa died March 13 in Holualoa. Born in Lakewood, N.J., he was a veterinarian. Survived by sister, Shelley (Henry) Kornman of Los Angeles; fiancée, Juanita Pfeiffer of Holualoa. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 21

Takeshi “Kawa” Kawamoto, 86, of Papaikou died March 17 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Papaikou, he was a retired diesel mechanic for the former Yamada Transfer, member of Papaikou Hongwanji Mission, UsTOO East Hawaii, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Hilo Pension Club, Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home Adult Daycare, and U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Monday (March 25) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Graveside urn committal services 9 a.m. Wednesday (March 27) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Shigeno “Shirley” Oba Kawamoto of Papaikou; sons, Floyd (Lauren Oie) Kawamoto of Hilo and Earl Kawamoto of Papaikou; daughter, Lois (George Makua) Giraud of Hilo; brothers, Tsutomu Kawamoto and Raymond (Diane) Kawamoto of Hilo; sisters, Mitsuko Tomono of Volcano and Masako Shimasaki of Hilo; a granddaughter, a grandson and a great-grandson; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 20

James Henry Bos, 77, of Hawi died March 11 in Hawi. Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., he served in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a carpenter. Military honors at noon Wednesday, March 27, at West Hawaii Veteran’s Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Memorial contributions can be made to: Nature Conservancy/Kona Hema Preserve, P.O. Box 1132, Naalehu, HI 96772. Survived by sisters, Ann (Edmund) Anderson of Holland, Mich., Ellen (David) Vellenga of Oro Valley, Ariz., and Ruth (Gary) Kuipers of Middleville, Mich.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 19

Clarise Evelyn Valensona Amar, 82, of Keaau died Feb. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo and raised in Keaukaha, she was a homemaker, macadamia nut picker, Keaau Middle School custodian and member of Holy Rosary Mission Church in Keaau. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (March 22) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 7 p.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday (March 23) at Alae Cemetery (new section). Survived by husband, Thomas Amar Sr. of Keaau; daughters, Francine A. (Kenneth “Bear”) Pasco of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Fraline E. (Lawrence “Larry”) Valenzuela of Hilo and Laurie A. (Philip) Espiritu of Keaau; sons, Thomas “Tongo” Amar Jr. of Keaau and Davin “Rico” S. (Ceraida “Lei”) Amar of Hawaiian Paradise Park; hanai daughter, Theresa H. Valensona of Mountain View; sister, Lily F. Takamori of Honolulu; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 16

Marks K. Auwae, 68, of Hilo died Jan. 8 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a Puna Geothermal Venture employee and U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Noelani (Sagan Bartlett) Flannagin; brothers, Henry (Jerry) Auwae, Allen “Ipo” (Riva) Auwae and Charles Kalani Auwae; sisters, Maile Mauhili, Henrietta (Johnny) Miranda, Mary Leialoha and Charlotte (Bono) Keo; brother-in-law, Norman Kema; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 15

William “Cowboy” Kahiki Mehau Ahuna, 78, of Pearl City, Oahu, died Feb. 28 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaii Army National Guard lieutenant colonel. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday (March 21) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Burial noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sisters, Rose Haunani Ynigues of Kona and Juanita Kuhns of Albany, Ore.; brother, Sonny (Winona) Aina of Henderson, Nev.; brothers-in-law, Earl Ah Lo of Aiea, Oahu, and Wally Reardon of Pearl City; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 14

John Aki Sr., 78, of Hilo died Feb. 10 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired merchant marine. Private services held. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, John Aki Jr. of Honolulu and Jason J. (Lilia) Aki of Hilo; sisters, Y.C. Nakashima of Hilo and Marian Wailani of Kauai; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for March 12

Segunda “Sally” Conselva Bungula, 80, of Hilo died Feb. 23 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a cocktail waitress for the Hoomalimali Lounge at the former Naniloa Surf Hotel and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (March 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10:30 a.m. Friday (March 15) at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei are welcome. Burial at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by daughters, Lisa Momohara and Suzette “Sue” (Leonard Leopoldino) Parker of Hilo, Danette “Dani” (Norie) Bungalon of Stockton, Calif.; son, Ross “RJ” Macanas Jr. of Hilo; brothers, Evaresto Conselva of Pearl City, Oahu, and Catalino (Della) Conselva of Kapolei, Oahu; sisters, Margarita (Steve) Glipa and Loreta Paulo of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sister in-law, Conchita “Connie” Cadiz of Oahu; brother in-law, Rodolfo “Rudy” Cabatu of Laupahoehoe; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 11

Herbert Diama, 91, of Hilo died Feb. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Papaikou, he was a retired meteorologist for the former U.S. Weather Bureau, employed at the Veterans Administration and a U.S. Air Force veteran during World War II. Private services held. Survived by brother, Benjamin Diama of Hilo; sisters, Catherine Campainha and Carol Brown of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.