Obituaries | 5-6-14

James Iopa Sr.


James Iopa Sr.

James Emerson Kalani Iopa, Sr., 70, of Kings Landing, died April 18, 2014, at home. Born in Hilo, he was an auto mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was also the vice president of Malama Kaaina Hanakaaina.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. May 9 at the Hilo Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a 10 a.m. service. Burial will follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. The family requests casual attire be worn and flowers be omitted.

He is survived by sons, Walter (Lehua) Iopa of Hilo, James Iopa II of Paauilo; daughters, Mollie (Edean) Gardner of Kauai, Charla (John) Brock of Kauai, Iralynn Iopa of Pahoa, Vanessa Iopa of Kings Landing; brothers, John (Sherron) Iopa Jr. of Panaewa, John Iopa of Keaau; sisters, Hannah (John) Abitz of Iowa, Vanessa (Roland) Kepano-Iopa of Keaau, Leeann Iopa-Nishizawa of Oahu; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.

Beryl Walter

Beryl Kalaninohea Blackshear Walter, 92, of Poulsbo, Wash. died April 22, 2014, at a private care home in Washington. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker, a member of Haili Congregational Church, Gideons International and Hilo Women’s Club.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. May 10 at Haili Congregational Church in Hilo for a 10 a.m. service. A private burial will follow. Family requests aloha attire be worn.

She is survived by sons, Thomas (Eileen) Walter of Natick, Mass., William (Adella) Walter of Keaau, Douglas (Elizabeth) Walter of Port Ludlow, Wash., David (Lois) Walter of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Alfred Rieta Jr.

Alfred “Stoney” Rieta Jr., 60, of Keaau died April 27, 2014, at home. Born Oct. 23, 1953, in Wailuku, Maui, he was an assembler for Walmart in Hilo. He was also a member of the Apostle’s Motorcycle Club and the captain of the Running Rampant Billiard Team.

Friends may meet between 10 and 11 a.m. May 10 at the Hilo Civic Auditorium for an 11:15 a.m. bike run. A service will follow at noon at 4 Miles in Keaukaha. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

He is survived by wife, Jill Rieta; daughter, Brandy Rieta; sons, Dustin (Mahealani Makanui) Rieta all of Keaau, Eric Braceros of Kahului, Maui, Michael (Rebecca) Rieta of Ohio; hanai son, Joseph Ah Heong of Keaau; brothers, Dennis Rieta of Kahului, Maui, Jeffrey (Ranelle Aborto) Rieta of Wailuku, Maui; seven grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Alice Quanan

Alice Victoria Quanan, 62, of Waimea died April 13, 2014, at her home. Born June 4, 1951, in Kealakekua, she was a homemaker, a former employee of Altres Staffing, a former driver for Avis Rent A Car, karaoke host for Teru’s and Lamplighters, campus security and attendance clerk for Konawaena High School. She was also a former retail clerk for McInerney’s and a volunteer coach for Lima Hana West Hawaii Special Olympics.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. May 17 at OTEC beach for a celebration of life, followed by an 11:30 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn. For information call 333-5581.

She is survived by husband, Andy Quanan of Waimea; sons, Julian Rivera III, Kekoa (Luana) Quanan; daughters, Pili (Kalehua) Perry all of Kailua-Kona, Andylian (Keoki) Suzuki; father, Frank (Julia Luat) Silva both of Kealakekua; brothers, Richard Tavares, Frank (Carmen) Silva Sr. both of Kailua-Kona, Stephen (Berta) Duarte of Pukalani, Maui; sister, Kathy Mahoney; hanai sons, Wayne (Wanita) Leslie, Ian (Marsha) Kalili, Mark (Joanie) Ysaguirre, Mike (Leah) Angeleo, Iwa (Kapua) Kalua, Lima Kiel all of Kealakekua, Chucky (Rayette) Fujihara of Renton, Wash., Shane Michalec, Aliikai (Eli) Fujihara, Tommy (Tammy) Gouveia, Banyan (Sherry) Hanato all of Kailua-Kona; hanai daughters, Helen Manila of Kailua-Kona, Makalika (Che) Mamac-Hererra of Pahoa, Veena (Damien) Mills of Kailua-Kona; goddaughters, Rhonda Robinson of Kailua-Kona, Konani O’hara of Kealakekua; 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Gordon Yeaman

Gordon Edward Yeaman, 60, died April 16, 2014, at Kaiser Medical Center in Honolulu. He worked for Hertz at Kona International Airport and more recently as a groundskeeper at Kona Coast Resort.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. May 10 at Mokuaikaua Church for an 11 a.m. service. Refreshments will follow.

He is survived by sisters, Linda (Hollis) Kama of Hilo, Camelia Yeaman of Captain Cook, numerous nieces and nephews.

Daniel Oliveros

Daniel Steve Oliveros, 57, of Ocean View died April 20, 2014, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Oct. 25, 1956, in Kealakekua, he formerly worked for Cal-Kona Produce and KTA in Keauhou, and was a food service worker, a former security guard and a Hawaii National Guardsman.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. May 10 at the Milolii Fishing Village halau for a 10 a.m. service. A luncheon will follow. Family requests casual attire be worn. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Priscilla Llanes, P.O. Box 642, Captain Cook, HI, 96704.

He is survived by wife, Roselyn Oliveros of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Jasmine DeConte (Robby Wamil) of Honokaa, Lyric Oliveros; mother, Visitacion Oliveros both of Milolii; sisters, Carmen Sumbalen of Kailua-Kona, Priscilla Llanes of Milolii, Patricia Oliveros of Santa Maria, Calif.; brothers, Stanley Oliveros of Milolii, Donald (Lucy) Oliveros of Captain Cook; two grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Yuriko Horiuchi

Yuriko N. Horiuchi, 81, of Kailua-Kona died April 21, 2014. Born Aug. 10, 1932, in Wailuku, Maui, she was a teacher for the Hawaii school system.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. May 18 at the Old Kona Airport Makaeo Pavilion for a service.


She is survived by son, Glen Horiuchi of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Terri Horiuchi of San Francisco, Sheri Horiuchi of Redondo Beach, Calif., Dawna Gomes of Kaneohe, Oahu, Myra Horiuchi of Seattle, Keni Horiuchi of Suisun City, Calif.; brother, Robert Nishikimoto of Honolulu; four grandchildren.

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