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Obituaries | 7-19-13

Frieda Lafer

Frieda P. Lafer, 96, of Kapaau died July 9, 2013 at her residence. Born Aug. 2, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio, she was a homemaker.

Friends may call at 6 p.m. July 23 at Keokeo Beach Park for a celebration of life service.

She is survived by son, Stephen (Ana Douglass) Lafer; and daughters, Wendy Lafer and Marla (Peter Krottje) Lafer, both of Kapaau.

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

Paradise Newland

Paradise “Star” Newland, 65, of Keaau, died July 13, 2013, in Honolulu. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she was a dolphin researcher, gentle birthing advocate and language sculpting proponent.

She is survived by sons, Tiger Stanley and John Kehena Lucy; granddaughter, Violet Stanley; siblings, Rob, Ray and Jackie and seven nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at 3 p.m. July 23 at Carlsmith Beach Park in Hilo for a celebration of life, potluck and blessing. Anyone who wishes to speak is asked to contact Tiger Stanley in advance via Facebook or by calling 443-7973. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Sirius Institute’s foundation. Details are available on Newland’s website at

Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services LLC.

Marsha Leopoldino

Marsha Marie Leopoldino, 47, of Hilo, died July 11, 2013, at her home. Born January 12, 1966, in Hilo, she worked for Atebara’s and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. July 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for a 10 a.m. eulogy and 10:30 a.m. Mass. The family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by mother, Rose Marie Leopoldino, of Hilo; sisters, Debbie (Lawrence Sr.) Carter and Marchell Renee Leopoldino, both of Hilo; grandmother, Margaret De Silva Sampaia Branco, of Hilo; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Charles Narimatsu

Charles Yushin Narimatsu, 93, of Hilo, died July 10 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born March 31, 1920, in Hilo, he was a retired H.T.&T. crane operator and member of Hilo Kobukan Kendo Club, Hawaii Kendo Federation, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Hawaii Japanese Community Association, and Komohana Kumiai.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. July 25 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 5 p.m. service. The family requests casual attire be worn and flowers be omitted.

He is survived by wife, Olive Narimatsu, of Hilo; son, Layne (Sara) Narimatsu, of Hilo; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Rosalind Palakiko

Rosalind “Coach Tubs” “Aunty Mama” Leialoha Mei Sui Lan Palakiko, 54, of Kailua-Kona, died June 17, 2013 at Kona Community Hospital. Born June 24, 1958, in Nanakuli, Oahu, she was an overnight stocker at Walmart and a campus security officer and volleyball coach at Nanakuli Intermediate and High schools.

A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 at Otec Beach in Kailua-Kona. The family requests casual attire.

She is survived by brothers, Clayton Palakiko of Nanakuli, Oahu and Fenton (Terena) Palakiko of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Elizabeth (Samuel) Kalama of Nanakuli, Oahu, April (Richard) Julius of Kailua-Kona, Sybil (Jeffrey) Kanae, and Georgian Palakiko of Nanakuli, Oahu, Chanel Palakiko and Dee Palakiko of Kailua-Kona, Debra Palakiko of Kapolei, Oahu, Mavis Palakiko of Pearl City, Oahu; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert Barry

Robert E. Barry, 85, of Ocean View, died July 15, 2013. Born March 17, 1928, in Bellingham, Wash., he was a World War II Navy veteran and an aerospace engineer.

He is survived by wife, Patti Barry of Ocean View; sons, Jeff Barry of Santa Barbara, Calif., Ron Barry of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Bill Joyce of Ocean View; daughters, Pamela Johnson of Kirkland, Wash., Margaret Barry of Chico, Calif.; Tandi Kowalski of Honolulu, and Nicole Wagstaff-Gasmen of Kihei, Maui; brother, Donald Barry of Redding, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Kona. Private services are planned.

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

Barbara Parish

Barbara “Bobbie” “Nana” Jane Leinani Parish, 81, of Honauanu, died July 4, 2013, at her residence. Born March 8, 1932, in Honaunau she was the first bartendress at the former Kona Inn Hotel, a Liberty House store model, and member of Lea Lea Women’s Golf club, WIBC Bowling League, and the former Kona Inn Tennis and Keauhou Beach Tennis clubs.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. July 27 at Calvary Community Church in Kailua-Kona for a 10 a.m. service. The family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by sons, Jeff (Georgia) Parish and Dane (Nicki) Enos, both of Kailua-Kona, Alii (Anna) Parish, of Kaneohe, Oahu, Kaipo (Norene) Parish, of Holualoa; daughters, Sheri (Michael) Hamilton and Tatum Parish, both of Kailua-Kona, and Tori Denis, of Holualoa; sister, Jennifer (O.J.) Friels, of Kailua-Kona; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.