Obituaries for August 8

Dante James Del Rosario, 63, of Kona died July 17 in Kona. Born in Hilo, he was a well-known amateur surfer and former surf contest organizer. Scattering of ashes 7:30 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 13) at Hilo Bayfront. Celebration of life to follow at Honolii Beach Park. Condolences to: Justis Del Rosario 13515 SE Holgate Blvd., Portland, OR 97236. Survived by sons, Dante James Dean Beckwith of Richmond, Calif., and Justis Cross Del Rosario of Waimea; hanai sons: Scotty Wagner of Hilo and Maximillian Kealohapauole Musacchia of Kailua-Kona; lifelong friend, Katherine Dubose of Folsom, Calif.; daughters, Moani Houghton of San Diego and Jamie Lee (Ricardo) Hernandez of Brentwood, Calif.; brothers, Roger (Sue) Del Rosario of Ohio and Frederick (Patti) Del Rosario of Honolulu; sisters, Gloria (Chuck) Garner of Honolulu and Kahala Cromwell of Kailua-Kona; three granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Report sheds light on statewide care crisis

The Access to Care report was released last week — a unique health needs assessment study that looked at critical questions and key issues that impact local residents’ ability to access the care they need across our communities statewide.

Exploring why are people homeless

On May 19-20, 20 people were moved from their encampments along Kuakini Highway in front of the Kailua-Kona Aquatic Center into Hope Services emergency shelters. The encampments were the result of a sweep earlier in the month of those sleeping in the bushes at Kona’s Old Airport Park.

Tropical Gardening: Create rock and water elements to cool garden enjoyment

Let’s admit it, the world is getting hotter and this affects our island gardens. Hawaiian landscapes certainly have enough lava rock but may be lacking in water elements like streams, ponds, lakes and ocean frontage. In many other parts of the world, rock and water elements are used in the landscape to create a natural feeling and add interest to the design. Balinese gardens usually include not only naturalistic forms, but often, sculptured elements as well. In Japan the stone water basins that stand outside the teahouses are an example of rock and water used on a small scale. In almost any garden, the gentle sound and sight of water running over cool stones is refreshing.

‘Four Mile’ closed next week for improvements

The James Kealoha Beach Park (“Four zMile”) in the Keaukaha area of Hilo will be closed from Monday, Aug. 8, to Friday, Aug. 12, for repaving of the park’s roadway and parking areas, according to the county Department of Parks and Recreation.

Lap blanket donations sought for hospice patients

In an effort to spread a little joy and love to those who are coming to the end of their lives, Discount Fabric Warehouse, in partnership with Hawaii Care Choices, is collecting lap blankets for distribution to new hospice patients.

Obituaries for August 5

Rodney Manuel Carvalho, 75, of Goldsboro, N.C., died July 15 at the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Kinston, N.C. Born in Haina, he had a long and successful career in the tire business, was a husband, father and grandfather and U.S. Army veteran. Service 10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 6) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Goldsboro. Online condolences: seymourfuneralhome.com. Survived by wife, Ginger Overcash Carvalho; daughters Kimberly Carvalho, Jennifer Carvalho (James Jr.) Mignone; mother-in-law, Emma Overcash; his brother-in-law Jack (Anna) Overcash Jr; two grandchildren; a niece and nephew; extended family. Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Goldsboro.