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Obituaries: 3-8-17

March 8, 2017 - 12:05am

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Eric Haanio

Eric Pomahina Haanio is survived by sister, Virgie, among others. Her name was misspelled in a previously published obituary.

It is the policy of West Hawaii Today to correct promptly any incorrect or misleading information when it is brought to the attention of the newspaper.

Dorothy Pung

Dorothy M. Pung, 81, of Hilo died Feb. 19, 2017, at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, she was a retired president and CEO with HFS Federal Credit Union.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. March 12 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 4 p.m. memorial service. The family requests that casual attire be worn.

She is survived by son, Karlson (Kathy) Pung of Hilo; brother, Gabriel (Maxine) Moniz Jr. of Hilo; sisters, Gertrude Miprano of Hilo, Gladys (Allan) Oyama of Kaneohe, Oahu; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Jack Odani Sr.

Jack K. Odani, Sr., 75, of Hilo died Feb. 24, 2017, at Hilo Medical Center. Born March 17, 1941, in Hilo, he was a retired park caretaker and a retired member of the Army Reserve.

Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. March 12 at Dodo Mortuary chapel with a 10 a.m. celebration of life. An urn committal with military honors will be at noon, March 14 at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; flowers and lei are welcomed.

He is survived by son, Jack (Sharmaene) Odani Jr. of Puyailup, Wash.; one grandson; brother, William Abraham of Kawaihae; sister, Ruth Papalimu of Hilo; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jeffrey Pihi

Jeffrey “Jeff” Keith Pihi, 58, of Volcano died Feb. 15, 2017, at home. Born March 20, 1958, in Ka’u, he was a retired heavy equipment operator.

Private services were held.

He is survived by wife, Monica Pihi of Volcano; daughter, Erin Pihi of Volcano; brother, Robert (Donna) Pihi of Eden Roc; sisters, Bernadette (Carlos) Navor, Carla Mae Castillo, all of Keaau and Noelani Castillo of Washington; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

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