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Eva Akamu

Eva Pearl Akamu, 87, of Hilo died Jan. 16, 2014, at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. She was born Oct. 24, 1926, in Hilo.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Jan. 30 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at 11:30 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, William Akamu; daughters, Lynnell Akamu, Kanani Mariano; sister, Bernice Gabriel; grandchildren; two nieces.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert Flores Jr.

Robert Flores Jr., 57, of Hilo died Dec. 29, 2013, at his residence. Born Aug. 7, 1956, in Hilo, he was a head custodian for the state and member of Ka Uhane Hemolele O Ka Malamalama Church in Hilo.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Jan. 31 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may call again at 8;30 a.m. Feb. 1 at the mortuary for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial follows at Alae Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by sons, Russell (Laakea) Hamilton, Haven Hamilton, Davin Flores and Noah (Marcia) Flores, all of Hilo; daughter, Kayla Flores of Hilo; mother, Catherine Hamilton of Hilo; brothers, Ross Flores of California, Rosco Flores of Hilo; sisters, Roberta (John) DeMello of Kona, Stella Flores of Honolulu; two grandsons; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Godfrey Felix

Godfrey Saulo Felix, 54, of Kainaliu died Jan. 21, 2014, at Kona Community Hospital. Born May 10, 1959, in Bisangol, Banayoyo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a landscaper at Puna Certified Nursery and Hokulia and member of Banayoyo Saranay Association.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Feb. 1 at Kona Outdoor Circle in Kailua-Kona for a 6 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by brothers, Ono (Marie) Felix of Kainaliu, Geofrey (Geraldine) Felix of Iowa, Cesar (Elena) Felix Jr. of Kealakehe; sisters, Felicitas Felix and Vilma Felix, both of Santa Ana, Calif.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eugene Lee

Eugene Hu Date Lee, 83, of Glenwood died Dec. 27, 2013, at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired meat cutter at Progressive Meat Market and Safeway, a Vietnam War Air Force veteran, a member and landscaper at New Hope Hilo and a member of New Hope East Hawaii.

Friends may call at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Gathering Place of New Hope Christian Fellowship-Hilo for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and monetary gifts be omitted.

He is survived by son, Gerard (Iris) Lee of Kaneohe, Oahu; stepdaughters, Cathy DeCosta of Mountain View, Laura (Richard) Gonzalez of Kona; sisters, Ida Chang, Evelyn Chun, Alice Yee all of Honolulu; brothers, Clarence (Dorothy) Lee, Robert (Yvonne) Lee, both of Honolulu; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Thomas Morton

Thomas Keoki Morton, 36, of Kailua, Oahu, died Jan. 1, 2014, at Castle Medical Center. Born Aug. 23, 1977, in Hilo, he was a computer technician at EAH Housing in Mililani and former member of AYSO, Konawaena Baseball Team and Hui Kai Baseball Club.

Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at Annunciation Catholic Church, 65-1235 Kawaihae Road in Waimea for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at Homelani Memorial Park in Hilo. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Kesha Morton of Manoa, Oahu; daughter, Melia Morton of Manoa, Oahu; father, James (Susan) Morton of Kealakekua; mother, Eilene (Alvin) Morton of Kailua-Kona; brother, Brian (Diane) Morton of Kailua, Oahu; sister, Nalani (Clayton) Morton of Hilo; maternal grandmother, Dolly Miguel of Waimea; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home and Dodo Mortuary.

Kathleen Montvel-Cohen

Kathleen Mary Montvel-Cohen, 69, of Hilo died Jan. 21, 2014, at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Racine, Wis., she was a retired professor of fine arts at the University of Guam and member of the Volcano Arts Center, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hawaii Island Palm Society, Friends of the Panaewa Zoo and Lyman Museum.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Hospice of Hilo Community Center, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., for a service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by sisters, Marilyn Flynn of West Chester, Pa., Marita (Chuck) Prendergast of Saukville, Wis.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gus Yong

Gus Yong, 96, of Volcano died Jan. 24, 2014, at his home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired radar and electronics technician with the Federal Aviation Administration, a Navy veteran and member of National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chinese Civic Club, past president of the Volcano Senior Citizens, past treasurer of the Volcano Community Association, a member of the York Rite and Scottish Rite Knight Commander Court of Honor bodies, past president of Hilo Shrine Club, past master of Kilauea Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, past patron of the Order of Eastern Star, past rainbow dad of Order of Rainbow for Girls, past Demolay dad of Order of Demolay and a member of Hilo Lodge No. 759 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Laura Yong of Volcano; son, Kingston (Joy) Yong of Dallas; daughters, Lana (Hal) Jones of Geneva, Mahealani Yong (Jack) Snell of Volcano; sisters, Ellen (Douglas) Lee and Bertha (Francis) Lum, both of Honolulu; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Walter Gouveia

Walter “Papa Smooth” Gouveia, 77, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died Dec. 18, 2013, at his home. Born Feb. 2, 1936, in Honolulu, he was a retired electrician.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at Rusty’s house, 94-573 Kahuanani St. in Waipahu, Oahu, for a service and gathering. Scattering of ashes follows. Family requests casual attire be worn. For confirmation, call 676-7484.

He is survived by wife, MaryAnn Gouveia; sons, Rusty Gouveia, Ulysses Gouveia, Christopher Gouveia, Jonathan Gouveia, Walter Gouveia Jr., Robert Gouveia, Edmond Gouveia; daughter, Nadine Cabalar; stepsons, Ervin Gouveia, Mervin Gouveia; stepdaughter, Brenda Torres; brother, Albert Gouveia; sisters, Emily ReVell, May Toro, Theresa Mercado; 57 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Donnelle Pisicchio

Donnelle May Pisicchio, 90, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 12, 2014, at the Regency at Hualalai. Born Feb. 3, 1923, in Swampscott, Mass., she was a homemaker.

Private services will be held.

She is survived by daughters, Nancy Pisicchio of Kailua-Kona, Valerie Straw of Victoria, Canada; sister, Pat Smith of Pensacola, Fla.; brothers, Dave Rehberg of Pilot Hill, Calif., Clyde Rehberg of Bloomfield, N.Y.; one grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Darwin Barve

Darwin Everett Barve, 58, of Nanawale, Pahoa, died Jan. 18, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Battle Creek, Mich., he was self-employed and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa.

Private services will be held.

He is survived by daughter, Malia Beach Tanimoto of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Deirdre (Lala) Kailiawa of Waikoloa, Diane (Jerry) Hunter of Beulaville, N.C., Patricia (Russell) Kenoi-Chin and Mary (David) Kenoi-Okajima, both of Hilo, Rosanne (Keanu) Kenoi-Sai of Kaneohe, Oahu; brother, William (Takako) Kenoi of Hilo; three grandchildren; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and grandnephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lois Cecil

Lois Ann Cecil, 82, of Hilo died Jan. 18, 2014, at home. Born in Iowa, she was a retired real estate agent and member of the Hawaii League of Women Voters and various other civic organizations.

Private services were held.

She is survived by husband, Andrew Bisset of Hilo; sons, Ronald Cecil and Donald Cecil, both of California; two grandchildren; two nieces.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Koae Fuse

Koae “Ben” Fuse, 90, of Kurtistown died Dec. 26, 2013, at a private care home in Keaau. Born in Mountain View, he was a retired process supervisor for the former Puna Sugar Co.

Private services were held. Family requests no flowers or monetary gifts.

He is survived by daughters, Kerry (Geza Techy) Fuse of Monrovia, Calif., Dayna (Mark) Yamauchi of Newbury Park, Calif.; brother, Yoshiharu (Jean) Fuse of Hilo; sisters, Kimie (Naoshi) Watanabe and Toshie (Takeo) Miyasaki, both of Hilo, Satsue Yoshizawa of Pepeekeo, Misae (Paul) Hironaka of Kaneohe, Oahu; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Roxie Campos

Roxie Claudia Andrade Campos, 24, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 8, 2013. Born Aug. 6, 1989, in Hilo, she worked as a cashier for Ross Dress for Less.

Services were held.

She is survived by husband, Ruel Campos of Kailua-Kona; son, Tyren Campos of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Callie Campos of Oahu; brother, Gabel Andrade III of Honolulu; mother, Edelina Paresa of Kailua-Kona.

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