Obituaries for September 3

Leslie S. Aburamen, 66, of Hilo died Aug. 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was an insurance agent with Atlas Insurance Co., fisherman and golfer, member of Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Born Losers and Sportsmen golf clubs, and former member of the Hawaii Island Contractors Association. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 8) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Graveside urn committal service 1 p.m. at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Roxanne Aburamen of Hilo; daughter, Kim (Dana Okazaki) Aburamen of Hilo; sister, Gayle (Wesley) Hatada of Hilo; sister-in-law, Ardis Aburamen of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 31

Gladys Kawailulehua Mills Chock, 85, of Waimea died Aug. 9 at Hale Hoola Hamakua. Born in Niulii, she was the widow of Richard Chock, former owner of Chock Inn Store in Waimea. Private services held. Memorial donations to St. James Episcopal Church flower fund. Survived by daughter, Susan Hanley of Santa Monica, Calif.; son, Harvey (Robbin) Chock of Novato, Calif.; sisters, Norah Williams of San Diego and Odetta (Jim) Price of Nogales, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, Anna Mills of Kapaau, Mew Choy Wong and Gertrude Chock of Honolulu; a grandson; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 30

Daniel Henry Kahuanui, 84, of Kawaihae died Aug. 21 at home. Born in Kohala, he was a golf course maintenance worker for the Mauna Lani Resort, guard for Securitas Security Services and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visitation 9 a.m.-noon Saturday (Sept. 1) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waimea. Funeral service at noon. Private inurnment at a later date. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Danette (Kerwyn) Kaahanui and Keola Kahuanui of Kawaihae; son, Johnston Kahuanui of Honolulu; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituary for August 28

Benjamin “Butch” Medallia, 74, of Waipahu, Oahu, formerly of Hilo, died July 9 at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Hilo, he was a retired briefing manager for Aloha VIP Tours, tour guide for Tradewinds Tour Hawaii, U.S. Navy veteran and Hilo High School graduate. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday (Aug. 31) at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Interment with full military honors 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Survived by wife, Linda Medallia of Waipahu; son, Michael Fujita of the mainland; daughter, Shawn Leland of the mainland; stepson, William (Bella) Cooper of the mainland; sisters, Arlene (Ceriaco) Tacderan of Kailua-Kona and Hilo and Alice (Joseph Jr.) Farias of Hilo; brothers- and sisters-in-law; two stepgrandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 27

Anita Kathleen Durst, 65, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 18 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Oklahoma City, she was a cashier for KTA and Sack N Save stores. Private services. Survived by sisters, Jodi (Robert) Tracy-Aviles of Kailua-Kona and Gina Lay of Honolulu; brother, Paul Tracy of Honolulu; a niece and nephew. Private services. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 24

Miniver “Mini” Leimomi Kepa‘a, 56, of Hilo died July 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Celebration of life noon Sunday, Sept. 2, at Onekahakaha Beach Park in Hilo. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by son, William “Wills” (Jessica Almazan) Rosehill of Hilo; daughter, Jenerl “Jen” (Tasha) Rosehill of Hilo; brothers, Harry Kepa‘a of New York, Reed Kepa‘a of Hilo and William Kahele of Oahu; sisters, Noelani Kepa‘a of Pepeekeo and Lehua “Penny” Luhiau of Hilo; three grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for August 23

Roger Carpio Bagarino, 81, of Waimea died Aug. 11 at Hale Hoola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a retired golf pro shop attendant at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, architect and member of Annunciation Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Shirley Carpio of Waimea, Gina Bagarino of Kailua-Kona and Mildred Bagarino of Waikoloa; brothers, Ruben (Gloria) Bagarino of Harbor City, Calif., and Romeo (Baby) Bagarino of Manila, the Philippines; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three hanai great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 22

Debra Ellen Fitzgerald, 65, of Mountain View died Aug. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. Services at a later date. Survived by daughter, Jana (Jason) Hanawahine of Waimanalo, Oahu; son, Matthew Fitzgerald of Waimanalo; sisters, Audrey (Tom) Rine and Donna Yamashita-Berry of Minnesota, Cathy Berry of Mountain View, Lorna Hodges of Montana; brother, David Berry of Haleiwa, Oahu; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 21

Clyde K. Malani, 56, of Hilo died July 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, He was a heavy equipment operator and driver for The Food Basket and member of Laupahoehoe Congregational Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 25) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 10 a.m. Burial noon at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by parents, Leilani and Clement Malani Sr. of Hilo; hanai sons, Timothy Agliam, Nathan Agliam and Tyson (Hana) Agliam of Hilo; brother, Clement (Gina) Malani Jr. of Hilo; sisters, Leihua (Calvin) Malani, Catherine (Todd) Kaide and Carol Malani of Hilo, aunts, uncles, cousins and a grandnephew. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 20

Wallace K. Beck Jr., 73, of Fredericksburg, Md., died July 2 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Born in Hilo, he was retired from General Electric, a U.S. Army veteran and loved Hawaii, its music, competitive sports and ‘ohana. Celebration of life Saturday (Aug. 25) at Hilo Municipal Course Banquet Room. Aloha and golf attire. Public, but please RSVP to Kealii at 854-4384 or kealii.beck@gmail.com. Survived by wife, Rose M. Beck; children, Wallace K. “Kealii” Beck III, Lacia K. Benson, John Anthony Dangler, Rose Davis and Mike Dangler; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.