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Florendo dela Cruz

Florendo Ventura dela Cruz, 67, of Keaau, died Jan. 24 at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born on July 15, 1950, in Laoag City, Philippines, he was a macadamia nut picker.

Friends may call on Feb. 24 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, visitation 8-10 a.m., funeral service at 10 a.m. Casual attire and flowers are welcome, burial at Alae Cemetery (new section).

He is survived by wife, Julita dela Cruz of Keaau; daughters, Hazel (Anthony) Yadao of Philippines; sons, Dexter (Jennylyn) dela Cruz and Froilan dela Cruz of Philippines; four grandchildren; brothers, Demetrio (Margie) dela Cruz, Ricarte (Melba) dela Cruz and Teddy (Aleli) dela Cruz of Keaau; sisters, Cecilia Campallo of Keaau and Lydia (Rudy) Villalobos of Spain; sister in-law, Dionicia dela Cruz of Keaau; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Albert Pung

Albert Ernest Fook On Pung, 88, of Hilo, died Jan. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born Jan. 13, 1930 in Hilo, he was a retired chief warrant officer for the Hawaii Army National Guard.

Visitation will be held 2-3 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; celebration of life at 3 p.m. Casual attire.

He is survived by his wife, Eloise Ahuna Pung of Hilo; son, Crist (Odetta) Pung of Hilo; grandchildren, Shayne (Palani) Pung of Hilo and Jennifer Pung of Chico, Calif.; hanai daughter, Noriko (Masa) Kinoshita of Tokyo, Japan; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.–Hilo.

Jennie Anderson

Jennie L.K. Anderson, 78, of Waimea, died Jan. 14 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in North Kohala on Oct. 26, 1941, she was a retired bus operator for Oahu Transit Services.

A celebration of life will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at Kahua Ranch at 59-564 Kohala Mountain Road, Kohala. Additional services will be held on Oahu on March 1 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kaneohe with visitation at 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church at 10:30 a.m. March 2; mass at noon; burial at 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

She is survived by her sons, Mark Marumoto of Las Vegas, Nev., Adam (Nancy Ko) Marumoto of Kapolei, Oahu, and Ryan Marumoto of Honolulu; daughters, Kimberly (David Benevidez) Kainoa, Mahealani (Michelle) Yamashita, and Pamela-Jean (Kaena) Anderson Chip, all of Waimea; hanai sons, Kealoha Kepano of Washington, and Maiken Cope of Honolulu; brothers, Gordon (Rose Marie) Kainoa of Emmett, Idaho, Godrey (Jonelle) Kainoa Sr., of Kawaihae, Darrell (Anna Mae) Kainoa of Emmett, ID; brother-in-law, William Maillard of Cochraton, Penn.; sisters, Olinda Cazimero of Waimea, Carol Ann Abiley of Waipahu, Oahu, and Delilah (Gavin) Kaimana of Kawaihae; sister-in-law, Bernadette Kainoa of Kawaihae; seven grandchildren; two aunts; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary and Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Ellen Nakagawa

Ellen Chiyoko Minaai Nakagawa, 91, of Hilo, died Dec. 31, 2017, in the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo, Hawaii. Born in Hilo on June 15, 1926, she was a retired elementary school teacher, co-owner of The Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm in Hilo, and member of Hilo Meishoin Buddhist Temple.

Visitation will be held at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo on Feb. 24, 2:30-4 p.m.; memorial service will begin at 4 p.m. Casual attire is requested.

She is survived by her husband, Susumu Nakagawa of Hilo; daughters, Cheryl (Wilbert Low) Nakagawa of Hilo and Linda (Mark) Laughlin of Portland, Ore.; sons, Colin (Sharon Beauchan) Nakagawa of Hilo and Kris (Janna) Nakagawa of Honolulu; sister, Ella Fujie of Hilo; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. in Hilo, Hawaii.

Debbie Waters

Debbie Waters, 55, of Glenwood, died Dec. 31, 2017, at home. She was born in Hilo.

Celebration of life to be held Feb. 25 at Kea’au Shipman Park Pavilion at noon.

She is survived by her husband Keith Waters; son Garrett Hughes; daughters Shauntel (Joshua) Chaney and Shanelle (Dominic) Correa; brothers Stephen (Audrey) Correa and Denis (Ui) Correa; sister Betty Carvalho; three grandchildren; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Online condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

Herman Ludloff Jr.

Herman Naha Ludloff Jr., 94, of Hilo, died Jan. 19. Born on March 25, 1923, he served in U.S. Army and was a retired chief executive for Hawaii Telephone Company and was a member of the Hawaiian Golf Club.

Celebration of life will be held Feb. 24 at Haili Congregational Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo. Visitation at 9 a.m., service at 10 a.m.

He is survived by sister Elaine Ludloff; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Online condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

Angel Hawkins

Angel (Jardine) Hawkins, 58, died Jan.4. Born Jan. 7, 1959, she served in the Army.

Services to be held Feb. 24 at Glad Tidings Church, 116 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Visitation from 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m.

Survived by her son Mark Hawkins; mother Dominga Jardine; sisters Sheila Seabury, Francis (Gerald) Martins, and Stephanee Starks; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Online condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

Charles Hara

Charles “Fuchu” Tsutomu Hara, 88, of Hilo, died Feb. 1 at Hawaii Care Choices. Born in Hilo, he was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, member of the Lincoln Wreckers Golf Club, Piopio Bears, Hilo Badminton Club and other numerous organizations.

Friends may call 9:30–11 a.m. Feb. 25 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; memorial service at 11. Casual attire.

Survived by daughters Irene (Kenneth) Nekoba of Hilo and Susan (Clayton) Yugawa of Hilo; son Jason (Norma Miguel) Hara of Keaau; sister Jane Mitsuda of Hilo; sister-in-law Violet Hara of Honolulu; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and nieces &nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Oran Freitas

Mr. Oran Ernest Freitas, 59, of Waipahu, died Feb. 7, 2018, at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. He was born Dec. 23, 1958, in Pahala.

Private services.

He is survived by daughter, Julie (Javier) Garcia of Temecula, Calif.; brothers, Roy Freitas of Makawao, Maui, Clifford Freitas of Aiea, Oahu; sisters, Butchie (Leonard) Angay of Kailua-Kona, Blanche (Steven) Angay, Sr., of Hilo, Bernadette Kawailima of Hilo; four grandchildren; one uncle; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.