Obituaries 11-5-13


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Bartholomew Mwarey

Bartholomew Allen Mwarey is survived by sons, Kaden Mwarey, Kainoa Mwarey and Bryson Mwarey, all of Takotna, Alaska. Incomplete information appeared in an obituary published Oct. 31 because of information supplied to West Hawaii Today.

Shane Leong

Shane “Gonzo” Kuhaupio Choy Foo Leong, 28, of Pahoa died Oct. 7, 2013. Born in Honolulu, he worked as a lead foreman for Pacific Wireless Communications.

Friends may call at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Kaneohe, Oahu, for a 6:30 p.m. service.

He is survived by parents, Lurene and Randy Choy Foo of Pahoa; grandparents, Rodney Choy Foo of Waimanalo, Oahu, Francene Leong of Pahoa; sister, Shantel Choy Foo Leong of Pahoa; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Lani Wong

Lani Pele Hiong Hing Wong, 89, of Hilo died Oct. 28, 2013. She was born in Pahoa.

Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at 11:30 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park and Cemetery.

She is survived by sons, Clyde Wong and Gordon Oshiro, both of Hilo, Cyrus Wong of Washington, Lester Wong of Texas; daughters, Joycelyn Manalili of Hilo, Harrilyn Wong of Kona, Tracie Tina Fernandez-Wong of Honolulu; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Feliciano Agdeppa

Feliciano “Felix” Ibea Agdeppa, 57, of Honokaa died Oct. 24, 2013, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born Feb. 17, 1956, in Paratong, Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a grounds and building maintenance employee for Hale Hoola Hamakua in Honokaa, maintenance operator at Classic Resorts, Mauna Lani and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa, for a 6 p.m. rosary and eulogy and 7 p.m. wake service. Friends may call again at 8 a.m. Nov.9 at the church for a 10 a.m. Mass. Burial will be at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Elena Agdeppa of Honokaa; son, Feliciano Agdeppa Jr. of Waikoloa; daughters, Elaine Kakuda of Honolulu, Mary Agdeppa of Keaau; brother, Fred Agdeppa of Honokaa; eight grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Benjamin Duyao

Benjamin Duyao, 85, of Hilo died Oct. 21, 2013, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born Feb. 9, 1928, in Olaa, he was a retired pruner-grafter at Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 7 p.m. service. Graveside committal service and burial will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by son, Lance Duyao of Hilo; daughter, Nola Yamada of Keaau; brother, Philip Duyao of Long Beach, Calif.; sister, Dominga Real of Santa Ana, Calif.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kelby Pung

Kelby Kanani Pung, 59, of Makuu died Oct. 22, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born May 5, 1954, in Laupahoehoe, he was a heavy equipment mechanic, veteran of the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion and member of the Paradise Park Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Friends may call at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Donna Pung of Makuu; son, Elldan Pung of Makuu; hanai daughters, Lahilahi Kanakanui and Puaolena Ke, both of Hilo; father, Joseph Pung of Honokaa; brothers, Fierry Pung of Ainaloa, Darcy Pung, Sammie Pung and Rory Pung, all of Honokaa, Richard Pung of Hilo; sister, Carmela Boteilho of Honokaa; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shanna Carvalho-Kuhia

Shanna Yuk Lan Carvalho-Kuhia, 36, of Mountain View died Oct. 6, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Jan. 10, 1977, in Honolulu, she was a caretaker.

A 10 a.m. celebration of life will take place Nov. 9 at the Leleiwi Beach Park. Family requests casual attire be worn. Condolences may be posted at homelanimemorialpark.com.

She is survived by husband, John Carvalho-Kuhia of Mountain View; sons, Aaron Raed, Alex Raed, Alii Carvalho-Kuhia and Jayden Carvalho-Kuhia, all of Mountain View; father, Alexander Carvalho of Mountain View; brothers, Alika Carvalho of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Shane Carvalho of San Francisco; sister, Kui Clark of Waipahu, Oahu; numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard Gouveia Jr.

Richard M. Gouveia Jr., 52, of Holualoa died Oct. 30, 2013, at his home. Born Feb. 11, 1961, in Holualoa, he was the co-owner of Flowers for Mama; worked in accounting management at the former Royal Waikoloa Hotel, Kona Village Resort and Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows; and was a florist, feather lei maker and custom jewelry designer.

Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holualoa for a 10 a.m. Mass. Family requests no flowers.

He is survived by life partner, Gene Leslie; parents, Fanny and Richard M. Gouveia Sr.; sister, Richa Chang; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandnephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Charles Hart Jr.

Charles Wesley Hart Jr., 91, of Hilo died Oct. 25, 2013, at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Pasadena, Calif., he was retired from C. Brewer & Co. as an agricultural engineer, a World War II Navy veteran and founding member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hilo.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Nov 9 at Christ Lutheran Church, 595 Kapiolani St. in Hilo for a memorial service. Committal services at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery will occur at a later date. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by daughter, Hilarie Miller of Escondido, Calif., Maile (Stephen) Tait of Mountain View; son, Charles Hart III of Kapaau; sister, Marilen Trotter of Missoula, Mont.; six grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Deana Hose

Deana Jade Hose, 57, of Kealia died Oct. 27, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Aug. 18, 1956, in Kealakekua, she was a sales associate for Kmart and former housekeeper for the former Keauhou Beach Hotel and Kona by the Sea.

Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at Pukaana Congregational Church for a 10 a.m. service with luncheon to follow. Condolences may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 697 Captain Cook, HI 96704. For more information, call 430-3553.

She is survived by companion, Louis Alani Jr. of Kealia; sons, Louis Alani III of Ka‘u, Jason Alani of Hookena; brothers, Rodney Hose Jr. of Holualoa, Alan Hose of Indiana; sisters, Anna Hose-Graham of Waimea, Myra Kendrick of Tennessee, Hazel Paul of Florida, Ronnie Haae of Kona; six grandchildren; one aunt; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Vernon Kahele

Vernon Kamaileokalani Kahele, 18, of Captain Cook died Oct. 27, 2013. Born Feb. 25, 1995, in Hawaii, he was a student at Milolii Hipuu Charter School.

He is survived by mother, Emma Kahele; brothers, Bruce Kahele Jr. of Honolulu, William (Parris) Kahele of Ocean View, Isaac Kahele and Tyrome Kahele, both of Captain Cook; sisters, Sierra (Jerry) Kama of Kailua-Kona, Salena Kahele and Waipiolani Kahele, both of Captain Cook; paternal grandparents, Nelson and Deena Kahele of Captain Cook; maternal grandparent, Pule Taetuna of Milolii.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at Milolii Catholic Church.

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

Mark Lee

Mark Kaiwa Lee, 52, of Hilo died Oct. 20, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Feb. 28, 1961, in San Francisco, he was an educator in Hilo and Waiakea and a basketball and baseball coach.

Friends may call at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Alison Lee of Hilo; daughters, Kainoelani Lee and Anuhea Lee, both of Hilo; numerous relatives.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Natlee Oshiro

Natlee Allyson Kimura Oshiro, 55, of Waimea died Sept. 23, 2013, at Straub Clinic & Hospital on Oahu. Born in Honokaa, she was the owner and co-director for Small World Pre-School in Waimea.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Davies Chapel located on the upper campus of Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea for a 10 a.m. celebration of her life. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, Stanley Oshiro of Waimea; daughters, Pam Vandewalle of Fort Collins, Colo., Pat Santiago of Los Angeles, Leslie Hokoana of Waimea; son, PJ Oshiro of Las Vegas; sisters, Elsa Kimura and Teri Chong, both of Waimea, Faye Deal of Palo Alto, Calif.; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lyndon Thomas

Lyndon Keliikaahiki Kahanu Thomas, 56, of Pepeekeo died Oct. 21, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a construction laborer and motorcycle rider.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for an 11 a.m. memorial service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by companion, Eleanor Dalao of Pepeekeo; father, Ernest Thomas of Hilo; brother, Jeffery Thomas of San Diego; sister, Dawn Rillanos of Laupahoehoe; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robin Wirgau

Robin Leslie Wirgau, 36, of Hawaiian Beaches died Oct. 14, 2013 at Hilo Medical Center. Born Aug. 21, 1977, in Oshkosh, Wis., she was a homemaker.

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at New Hope Puna. Lei and loose flowers are welcome.

She is survived by husband, Michael Wirgau of Hawaiian Beaches; daughters, Sarah Wirgau and Summer Wirgau, both of Hawaiian Beaches; father, Robert Koch of Hawaiian Beaches; brother, Michael Koch of Wisconsin; one grandmother; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ralph Horn

Ralph Raymond Horn, 90, of Waikoloa died Oct. 24. 2013, at his residence. Born April 9, 1923, in Urbana, Ill., he was a retired airline pilot and World War II Army Air Corps veteran.

Private services will be held.

He is survived by wife, Myrna Horn of Waikoloa; daughter, Kathleen Skov of Santa Rosa, Calif.; sons, Douglas Horn of San Diego, David Horn of Castro Valley, Calif., Stephen Horn of West Linn, Ore., Charles Horn of Geneva; brother, James Horn of Medford, Ore.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Shimeko Horihata

Shimeko Horihata, 88, of Hilo died Oct. 14, 2013, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born April 5, 1925, in Papaikou, she was retired from Ivy’s Day Care Center, a seamstress and member of Higashi Hongwanji Mission.

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

She is survived by daughters, June Villanueva of Hilo, Lynne Horikoshi of Waiehu, Maui; sister, Fumie Matsumoto of Gardena, Calif.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.