The Rev. John W. Beardsley, 91, of Hilo died Feb. 6 at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Choteau, Mont., he was a retired pastor for the former Trinity Community Assembly of God and Pepeekeo Assembly of God, secretary for the Hawaii Assemblies of God District and a graduate of Laupahoehoe High School and Northwest Bible School. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Saturday (March 26) at The House Hilo, 2282 Kanoelehua Ave. Celebration of life at 2 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Betty Beardsley; children, Keith (Joanie) Beardsley, Janice (Terry) Neumann and Lisa (John) Tipsword; brothers, Frances (Karla) Beardsley and Raymond (Glenda) Beardsley; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Christine Estelle Bean, 57, of Holualoa died Jan. 18 at Stanford Health Care in Santa Clara, Calif. Born in Hilo, she was a foundation manager and property operations director, Teach for America Hawaii board member and advocate for cultural preservation of Hawaii. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; face masks required. Memorial donations in the form of cards for family or to Boys &Girls Club Big Island and/or Teach For America Hawaii. Online condolences: www.dodomortuary.com. Survived by husband, Ross Bean of Holualoa; daughters, Taryn (Pasha) Moshiri of Los Angeles and Dannielle (Bobby) Leslie of Kona; parents, Clifford and Jane Tam of Holualoa; sisters, Carla Tam of Kailua-Kona and Corie (Chris) Potter of San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Steven “Uncle Steve” Gregory Abreu, 80, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Eleele, Kauai, he was a retired carpenter, fisherman, waterman, former member of Kai ‘Opua Canoe Club and Waikiki Beachboy. Paddle-out scattering of ashes 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 27 at Laaloa, also known as White Sands Beach. Celebration of life immediately to follow. Survived by daughter, Stephanie Robinson-Boisse of California; sisters, Margaret Sampaio of Honolulu and Elizabeth Seal of Virginia; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Geoffrey Jay Dameg, 43, of Hilo died March 6 at Hilo Medical Center. He was a manager and cook at Ling’s Chop Suey Restaurant and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Saturday (March 19) at Moku Ola (Coconut Island) pavilion. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by fiancée, Wi Ling Cheng; parents, Alejandro and Esperanza Dameg of Oahu; brother, Gerald J (Caroline) Dameg of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sister, Abigail J. Dameg of Honolulu; a niece. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Darryl “Da One” Lee Akiona, 59, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 11 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Tulare, Calif., he was a store manager for Lowe’s, commission member for Pop Warner Football, volunteer for Relay for Life and volunteered fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy for Lowe’s. Service information at a later date. Survived by wife, Annette Akiona of Kailua-Kona; son, Matthew (Christina) Akiona of Honaunau; daughter, Katrina Lee of Kailua-Kona; father, Anthony Akiona of Captain Cook; brothers, Michael (Sherine) Akiona and Russell Akiona of Ocean View, Terry Akiona of Missouri; sisters, Redonda Gilbert of Missouri and Thersa (Danny) Gonzales of Farmersville, Calif.; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Terrance Smith Dvorak, 70, of Volcano, formerly of Norco, Calif., died Nov. 17, 2021 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Cresco, Iowa, he was a recreational vehicle salesman, member of St Mel Catholic Church of Norco and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Susan Verbiske Dvorak of Volcano; sons, Donald Dvorak of Temecula, Calif., John Dvorak, Adam Dvorak and Steven Dvorak of Norco; brothers, Douglas (Cheryl) Dvorak of Overland Park, Kan., and Gregory (Bonnie) Dvorak of Kingsbury, Texas; sister, La Donna (Dave) Noelting of Lansing, Iowa; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Roxanne Noelani Bertelmann, 65, of Mountain View died Dec. 5, 2021, at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Moses Lake, Wash., she was a massage therapist, hula dancer, Hawaiian crafter and U.S. Army veteran. Rosary and eulogy noon Saturday, April 2, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Mass at 1 p.m. Casual attire. Live streaming of Mass at bigislandcatholicchurch.org via Facebook link. After Mass, celebration of life until 4:30 p.m. at Spencer Beach Park Pavilion in Waimea. Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 19 at Diamond Head Memorial Park in Honolulu. Arrangements by Diamond Head Memorial Park.
Misa Jade Kaneshiro, 98, of Hilo died Feb. 1 at a private care home in Keaau. Born in Turlock, Calif., and sent with her family to Amache Relocation Center in Granada, Colo., during World War II, she was a board member of the former Food Fair Supermarkets and Kaneshiro &Sons, homemaker, gardener, member of senior bowling teams and a Hawaiian quilt and feather lei crafter. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by children, Karleen Tindall of San Francisco, Sheila Yamamoto of Honolulu, Glenn (Lynnette) Kaneshiro of Hilo, Diane Pierce of Volcano, Gale (James Pullen) Kaneshiro of San Diego and Janice (Steward) Nazzaro of Denver; brother, George Yokoi of El Cerrito, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Takeko Inouye of San Francisco and Sadako Kaneshiro of Hilo; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Steven “Uncle Steve” Gregory Abreu, 80, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Eleele, Kauai, he was a retired carpenter, fisherman, waterman, former member of Kai ‘Opua Canoe Club and Waikiki Beachboy. Paddle-out scattering of ashes 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 27 at Laaloa, also known as White Sands Beach. Celebration of life immediately to follow. Survived by daughter, Stephanie Robinson-Boisse of California; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Mr. Pedro D. Haspe, 98, of Hilo died Feb. 14 at home. Born in Hawi, he was a retired factory supervisor for the former Puna Sugar Co., member of the Hilo Orchid Society and the former East Kawailani Kumiai and U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 19 at Wailoa River State Recreation Area, Pavilion No. 3 in Hilo. Celebration of life service at noon. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Lottie Haspe of Hilo; sons, Warren Haspe and Derek Haspe of Kailua-Kona, Troy (Linda) Haspe of Hilo; brother, Hilario “Larry” “Noy” (Allan Keto) Ramiscal of Hawaiian Paradise Park; brothers-in-law, Pablo Bibilone and Perfecto Raniada of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Elisabeth Haspe of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Sharon Raniada of Hilo and Ramona Lorenz of Kurtistown; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kyle Vernon Ancheta, 70, of Hilo died Feb. 10 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired cook and classroom cleaner at Waiakea Intermediate School, grocery clerk for the former Sure Save and Food Fair Supermarkets, retired U.S. Army and Hawaii Army National Guard sergeant, Iraq war veteran and member of Big Island National Guard Retirees Association, RSVP Senior Volunteer, Panaewa Rodeo Association and bowler for Teacher’s League, C. Brewer, HGEA, ILWU and Kona Senior Bowling Club. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Monday (March 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private prayer service and burial to follow. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by siblings, Lerbert (Rachel) Ancheta of Hilo, Casey Ancheta of Honolulu and Georgeanna Macanas of Pepeekeo; brother-in-law, Rickey Bargayo of Los Angeles; sister-in-law, Lynn Ancheta of Keaau; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Violet Nora Caravalho, 89, of Kapaau died Feb. 15 in Waimea. Born in Kohala, she was a retired waitress for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and member of Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Kohala Senior Citizens Club. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday (March 12) at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Eulogy at 9:45 a.m. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire; face masks required. Survived by son, Harvey (Eva) Caravalho of Kohala; daughters, Susan (James) Keadle and Stella (Warren) Mendoza of Las Vegas, Patricia (Craig) Higaki of Waimea; sister, Margaret (Charles) Cosbodillo of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Maxine Pada of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Earl Kenneth Caravalho of Hilo; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Clarence Vance Arnold Jr., 68, of Mountain View died Feb. 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a journeyman carpenter for the former Hilo Coast plantation and member of Nunu Pidgeon Club, Arnold’s Poker Room and AA Maintenance. Celebration of life at a later date; family and friends will be notified. Survived by wife, Darlene Bernadette Arnold; sons, Cala (Keleka) Arnold, Chase Arnold, John Arnold and Bryson Oliveira Arnold; daughters, Lisa (Melvin) Cadaoas and Jennie (Herbie) Gomes; brothers, Mark (KC) Arnold and Patrick (Michelle) Arnold; sisters, Vivian Fujihara, Carla Cottrell, Dale Pfeifer, Carol Gonsalves, Suzie Thalheimer, Judy Soares, Cindy Durrett and Bernadine Jones; nine grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
John Cerra, 68, of Ocean View died Feb. 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Cambridge, Mass., he was a drug and alcohol counselor for Lokahi Treatment Center and member of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Fellowship. Services at a later date. Survived by companion, Kathleen Cerra of Milolii; daughter, Michelle (Nathaniel) Nobles of Plymouth, Mass.; sisters, Audrey Cerra of Provincetown, Mass., and Dawn (John) Lunnin of Whitman, Mass.; two grandchildren; two nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Roxanne “Roxy” Aloha Martines Gouveia-Torres, 43, of Keaukaha died Feb. 12 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a home health care worker for Bayada Home Health Care in Hilo and Easter Seals Hawaii. Private services at a later date. Survived by husband, Harlen Kaeo Torres of Hilo; sons, Harlen Martines Gouveia-Torres and Hayden Martines Gouveia-Torres of Hilo; brother, Alan (Monica) Hudman of Hawaiian Paradise Park; sister, Amy Hudman of Honomu; brother, Andrew (Ashley) Hudman of Washington; hanai sister, Keahi Pavao of Hilo; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Emory L. Kuhl, 65, of Hilo passed away on Dec. 6. Born in Pennsylvania, he was a State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Highways Division worker. Private service held. Online condolencees: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by partner, Maryann Kuhl of Hilo; daughter, Elizabeth (Dominic Cameron) Kuhl;brothers, James Kuhl and Gordon Kuhl; sister, Linda (Bill) Ferreira; two grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Luana Kapeka Ten You Akamu, 35, of Kapaau died Feb. 15 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a production facilities coordinator for Cyanotech and member of Ka ‘Ohana ‘o Kalaupapa and Kohala Hawaiian Civic Club. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at 54-2531 Kynnersley Rd. in Kapaau. Luncheon to follow. Orange attire requested. Survived by fiancé, Johanna Ku‘ulei Aloha Hualani Foster; parents, Payton and Velda Akamu of Naalehu; brother, Aaron Aina Akamu of Naalehu; sisters, Avory Lee Kahala (Stephen Kishimoto) Acob and Maile Mae Akamu of Hawi; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Edith Kapule Kahoalii, 94, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 12 at home. Born in Wailuku, Maui, she was a retired library technician at the University of California, Davis, Health Sciences Library and worked part-time at JCPenney, Uniglobe Southland Travel in Hayward, Calif., she was a member of Na Wai Puna O Kona, past member of Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna, Alu Like Kona, O Ka‘ahumanu Wahine Ali‘i Ahahui of Hayward, Calif., and Kaniohale Community Association Board of Directors. Private graveside services at Kona Memorial Park. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by children, Richard (Deanna) Kahoalii Jr of Davis, Calif., LaVerne (Walter) Quinones of Kailua-Kona, and Eric (Sharron) Kahoalii of San Leandro, Calif.; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary
Robert Wayne Crivello Sr., 75, of Hilo died Jan. 24. He worked at the Maebo Noodle Factory. Celebration of life gathering 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 27), 2022 at Frank M. Santos Park pavilion in Papaikou. Survived by son, Robert Crivello Jr.; brother, Ronald (Loretta) Crivello; sister, Agnes (Bill) Seay of Virginia; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.