Obituaries 1-10-14


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Anthony Elia

Anthony Bernard Elia, 64, of Hilo died Jan. 5, 2014, at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired maintenance worker with the state Department of Transportation, Airports Division and member of the Keaukaha Pale Kai Canoe Ohana.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. Jan. 13 at Haili Church for a 6 p.m. service. Private scattering of ashes will be held at a later date. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by daughters, Toni-lynn (Steve) Elia-Mendiola of Las Vegas, Marlene (Brysen) Loo of Honokaa, Kimberly Elia of Anchorage, Alaska, Nani Elia of Kaneohe, Oahu; hanai daughter, Elia Pinto of Portland, Ore.; brothers, David (Diana) Elia and Louis (Raphaela) Elia, both of Hilo, Henry (Sugi) Elia of Lacey, Wash.; sister, Marjorie Elia of Hilo; hanai sisters, Minnie Rose Lindsey of Anson, Texas, Yvonne (Albert) Kahoonei of Texas; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lerbbie Akana

Lerbbie “Lerb” Alfred Akana, 60, of Hilo died Dec. 30, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Feb. 6, 1953, in Hilo he was a retiredArmy captain, project manager for Leleiwi Electric and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo and IBEW Local 142.

Friends may call at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 7 p.m. service. Friends may call again at 9 a.m. Jan. 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial follows at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by wife, Norma (Gapusan) Akana of Hilo; daughter, Sherilin Akana of Hilo; mother, Barbara Akana of Hilo; sisters, Selma (Dexter) Bondaug of Keaau, Lisa Ann (Michael Nuniez) Akana of Hilo; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Susumu Tamura

Susumu Tamura, 82, of Hilo died Jan, 2, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Feb. 25, 1931, in Pahoa, he was retired from the former Puna Sugar Co. as a heavy equipment operator.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. Jan. 16 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by son, Alan (Joslyn) Tamura of Hilo; daughters, June Wung and Pauline (Steve) Fukunaga, both of Hilo; brother, Masato (Tsuruyo) Tamura of Hilo; sisters, Hatsue Carvalho, Chiyoko Okiuye and Shizue Sanekane, all of Hilo; seven grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Myrtle Beamer

Myrtle Kauinohea Beamer, 88, of Waimea died Dec. 8, 2013, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born April 28, 1925, in Honolulu, she was a kumu hula.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea for a 10 a.m. service. A celebration of her life follows at the Beamer ranch in Waimea. For more information, call David Beamer at 987-7175 or Bones Yuen at 987-3931.

She is survived by husband, Francis Beamer Jr. of Waimea; son, David Beamer of Waimea; hanai son, W. Bones Yuen of Waimea; daughter, Leslie (Robert, III) Tanaka of Waimea; sisters, Jean Kalani of Chula Vista, Calif., Angeline Locey of Anahola, Kauai; 10 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Felicitas Kabei

Felicitas “Fely” Abadilla Kabei, 69, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 26, 2013, at Life Care Center of Kona. Born Jan. 13, 1944, in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a janitor for the Department of Transportation at Kona International Airport; a high school teacher in the Philippines; a housekeeper at the Islander Inn, the former Kona Surf and Keauhou Beach hotels and Mauna Lani Beach Resort; and member of the Ilocano Ancestry Club, Filipino of West Hawaii Kona and an ILWU organizer.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 at Central Kona Union Church in Kealakekua for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn. Flowers are welcome.

She is survived by husband, Irving Kabei of Kealakekua; son, Darwin (Marilou) Delos Santos of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Janette (Martin) Remo of Kailua-Kona, Eileen (Teodoro) Sambrana of Marikina, Philippines; brothers, Levi (Delia) Abadilla of Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, Jholito (Ofelia) Abadilla of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Nelia Aguiran, Elma Domingo and Norma (Manuel) Jadulang, all of Kohala, Hermelita (Claude) Martel of Kailua-Kona, Lorna (Roman) Gatica of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Alfredo Mamac

Alfredo Mamac, 80, of Honalo died Dec. 31, 2013, at his residence. Born March 3, 1933, in Onomea, he was a mason for Isemoto Construction Co. and member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Mixed League and Mixed Nuts Bowling League and Kona Horseshoe Pitching Club.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Jan. 18 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau for a 10 a.m. service. Interment will follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. The family requests casual attire be worn. Flowers are welcome.

He is survived by wife, Louisa Mamac of Honalo; daughters, Brenda (Kelvin) Freitas and Norma (Jacob) Wong Sr., both of Kailua-Kona, Deborah Mamac of Kainaliu, Donna Mamac of Honalo, Alfreda (Darren) Akao of Las Vegas; brothers, Joe (Virginia) Mamac of Reno, Nev., Albert (Penny) Mamac I of Honolulu; half-brothers, John (Adeline) Sanchis of Ocean View, Michael (Yvonne) Sanchis of Papa Bay Estates; sister, Mercedes O’Connor of Honolulu; half-sister, Maryann (John) Boing of San Diego; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Clara Zeidlhack-Keanini

Clara Peggy Zeidlhack-Keanini, 87, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 25, 2013. Born Dec. 5, 1926, in Oklahoma, she was a retired nurse.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 at Regency at Hualalai chapel for a service.

She is survived by husband, Alexander Keanini of Kailua-Kona; sons, Michael (Betty) Zeidlhack of Northfield, Minn., Matthew (Mineko) Zeidlhack of Haleiwa, Oahu; daughter, Christine (Al) Ruehmann of Minneapolis; three grandchildren.

Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Diane Tomac-Campogan

Diane Sue Tomac-Campogan, 60, of Kealakekua died Dec. 31, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Sept. 9, 1953, in Cheboygan, Mich., she was a chef and owner of Nasturtium Cafe.

Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 19 at Old Kona Airport Beach pavilion No. 1 for a service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

She is survived by husband, Daryl Serain of Kealakekua; sons, Ryan (Lyn) Campogan of Waikoloa, Zachary Campogan of Kealakekua; parents, Bill and Jessie Tomac of Cheboygan, Mich.; sisters, Karen (Ed) Newman of Grand Rapids, Mich., Carol Tomac of Detroit; brothers, David (Tammy) Tomac of Cheboygan, Mich., Gary Tomac of Kailua-Kona, Todd Tomac of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.