Obituaries 10-17-13


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Shirley Kailiawa

Shirley Ann Suprimido Kailiawa, 70, of Pahala died Sept. 10, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Aug. 5, 1943, in Pahala, she was a homemaker and a member of Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the family residence at 96-1164 Kaumahana St. in Pahala for an all-night vigil. A rosary will be read at 6 p.m. Friends may call again at 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church for a 10 a.m. service. Burial will be at the Pahala Catholic Church Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn. Lei are welcome.

She is survived by daughters, Jan (Arthur) Kaleohano and Anna (Carlton) George, both of Pahala; sons, Thomas (Jamie) Kailiawa III, Patrick Kailiawa and Lincoln (Tessie) Kailiawa, all of Pahala, Napoleon (Jana) Kailiawa of Hilo; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Cenon Visaya

Cenon Tranquilino Albano Visaya, 66, of Keaau died Sept. 27, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born July 9, 1947, at Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a self-employed papaya farmer.

Friends may call at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 7 p.m. service. Friends may call again at 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church for a 10 a.m. service. Burial is at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section.

He is survived by son, Fred (Rowena) Visaya Sr.; daughters, Marylou (Gener) Viernes and Genalyn (Elvin) Ulep; mother, Francisca Visaya; brothers, Loreto (Erofida) Visaya, Tolio (Margarita) Visaya, Jose (Adela) Visaya, Tony (Linda) Visaya, Valeriano (Maxilinda) Visaya and Antero (Milagros) Visaya, all of Keaau; four grandsons; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Faye Bolton

Faye “Nani” Leilani Bolton, 61, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 4, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born June 21, 1952, in Honolulu, she was a member of Narcotics Anonymous.

Friends may call at 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Kona Imin Center in Holualoa for a service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, Reed Mokiao of Kailua-Kona; sons, Peter Kealohi of Kauai, Kamalei Bolton of Waianae, Oahu; daughter, Kimberly (James) Hokama of Makakilo, Oahu; father, Charles Rafael of Pukalani, Maui; brothers, Hanalei (Pinky) Kealohi, Wendell Kealohi and Nelson Kealohi, all of Waianae, Oahu, Charles (Vickie) Rafael Jr. and Chris (Rika) Rafael, both of Seattle, Cameron (Barbara) Rafael of Richmond, Texas; sisters, Jody (George) Parton of Makakilo, Oahu, Valerie (Rob) Fujino of Kealakehe, Tracy Rafael of Pukalani, Maui, Colleen (Tom) Hauptman of Kula, Maui, Chery Jarrell of Honolulu; hanai brothers, Lawrence (Belle) Ryan of Waianae, Oahu, Gerald Boyd of Kaneohe, Oahu; hanai sisters, Deborah (Rick) Brodo of Mountain View, Collette Villanueva of Waianae, Oahu; three grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Donnie Harris

Donnie Wayne Harris, 61, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 8, 2013, at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born Dec. 5, 1951, in San Diego, he was a retired building maintenance supervisor.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Oct. 19 at Solid Rock Ministries for a 10 a.m. service. A Celebration of Life luncheon follows at 1 p.m. at Kahaluu Beach mauka side picnic area.

He is survived by companion, Charlene Harris of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Charity (Rob DeLeon) Harris of Kailua-Kona; stepson, Michael (Denise) Plecas of Costa Mesa, Calif.; mother, Donna Harris of San Diego; sister, Victoria (Don) Sailers of San Diego; brother, Ronald (Judy) Harris of Camas, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Winona Kekela

Winona “Agnes” Kaaukai Kekela, 79, of Papaikou died Oct. 13, 2013, at her home. Born March 31 1934, in Pepeekeo, she was a homemaker, self-employed musician and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at Alae Cemetery, section G. Family requests casual attire be worn. Flowers are welcomed.

She is survived by sons, Kenneth Kekela Jr. of Papaikou, Paul (Alicia) Kekela of Hilo, Karl Kekela of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Michael (Rhonda) Kekela of Utah; daughters, Debra (Leonard) Luiz and Sharon Kekela, both of Papaikou, Julie (Allan) Kainoa and Kenneth Kekela Sr., both of Keaau; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sebastian Kumali

Sebastian Kumali, also known as Sebastian Kumali von Habsburg, 29, of Hilo died Sept. 20, 2013, in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a front desk agent at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Oct. 19 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for an 11 a.m. service with a reception to follow. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by mother, Bernice Kumali-Rodrigues of Hilo; sisters, Luana (Karl) Gushiken of Keaau, Lisa (Wayne) Rezentez of Kaneohe, Oahu, Terry Kahauolopua Crichton of Hilo; two aunts; one uncle; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Mitchell Jr.

John Richard Mitchell Jr., 66, of Mountain View died Sept. 23, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Feb. 11, 1947, in Honolulu, he was a retired firefighter for the Honolulu Fire Department and member of St. George Catholic Church in Waimanalo, Oahu.

Friends may call at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at St. George Catholic Church, 41-1323 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo, Oahu, for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn. Lei are welcome.

He is survived by sons, Keoni Mitchell III of Mountain View, Palani (Waikalani Mahoe) Mitchell of Waimanalo, Oahu; daughters, Michelle (Conrad) Gomes and Vanessa (Richard) Jaquias, both of Waimanalo, Oahu; sister, Marcia (Bill Grace) Mitchell of Kaimuki, Oahu; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one uncle; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Thomas Shiroma

Thomas Tamotsu “Tommy” Shiroma, 91, of Hilo died Oct. 6, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired vocational coordinator with the Hawaii Job Corps., cattle rancher, tropical flower grower, World War II Army veteran and member of the Church of the Holy Cross, American Legion, Post 3, Hui Okinawa and Hawaii Florists & Shippers Association.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Church of the Holy Cross for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Amy Shiroma of Hilo; son, Brian (Cyd) Shiroma of Hilo; daughters, Clarice (Wayne) Suzuki of Hilo, Deborah (Richard) Ross of Honolulu; brothers, George (Nora) Shiroma of Honolulu, Susumu (Elaine) Shiroma of Gardena, Calif.; sister, Yoshi Tsukayama of Kailua, Oahu; five grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.