Obituaries: 02-20-18

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Karl Tews Jr.

Mr. Karl Richard Tews, Jr., 82, of Kailua-Kona, and Redding, Calif. died Jan. 8, 2018, at his residence. Born on Nov. 28, 1935, in Hastings, Neb., he was a wholesaler for Budweiser. He was a member of the Lions Club and Elks Club.

Funeral services were held at McDonald’s Chapel in Redding, Calif.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Tews of Redding, Calif.; daughter, Lynn (Lance) Goble of Redding, Calif.; granddaughter, Savannah Goble of Redding, Calif.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Richard Denison

Richard Tennant Denison, 95, of Kailua-Kona, died Feb. 1, 2018, at his residence. Born in Honolulu on Jan. 16, 1923, he was a manager for First Hawaiian Bank, a real estate broker for Gold Coast Realty and a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was a U.S. Air Force Reserves retiree. He was also a member of the Kona Rotary Club, Kona Masonic Lodge, Shriners International, past member of the Kai O Pua Canoe Club and the Salvation Army.

Celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. March 3 at Queen Emma Community Center (Christ Church Episcopal) 81-1004 Konawaena School Road in Kealakekua. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of Kona P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI. 96745.

He is survived by his sons, Michael (Ann) Denison of Kamuela, Scott (Nancy) Denison of Gainsville, Texas, and Patrick Denison of Arizona; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Scott Littell

Scott Allen Littell, 58, of Ocean View, died Jan. 17, 2018, at Kona Community Hospital. Born July 30, 1959 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he was a laborer.

A Celebration of life for the Littell brothers will be held 1 p.m. March 3 at Manuka State Park. For information call 333-1977.

He is survived by nephews, Kaida (Michelle) Houvener of Ocean View, Aaron (Peggy) Houvener of Kailua-Kona.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Benedict Uyetake

Benedict T. “Benny” Uyetake, 97, of Hilo died Feb. 6, 2018, at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired salesman with Hawaiian Housewares, Ltd., member of and long time volunteer at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a graduate of St. Louis School.

Friends may call 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. wake service. Friends may also call 8:30-10 a.m. on Feb. 22 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church for a 10:30 a.m. Mass, followed by burial at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

He is survived by his sons, Dominic (Judith AhHee) Uyetake, Sr. of Hilo, Benedict (Deborah) Uyetake of Haiku, Duane (Verna) Uyetake of Kawaihae, Bennett (Rhona) Uyetake of Hilo and Alton (Elizabeth) Uyetake of Hilo; daughters, Beverly (Ellsworth) Babagay of Pahoa, Raphaela (Louis, II) Elia of Hilo, Denise (Craig) Resureccion of Hilo, Patrice Paiva of Hilo and Therese Uyetake of Hilo; brothers, John (Judith) Uyetake of Honolulu and Ernest (Jane) Uyetake of Honolulu; 35 grandchildren, 66 great grandchildren, one great great grandson; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo

Robert Flood

Robert John Flood, 78, of Hilo, died Feb. 8, 2018. Born on Feb. 9, 1939, in Chicago, he served in the U.S. Navy and worked as an aviation and auto body mechanic.

Inurnment service will be held Feb. 23 at Veteran’s II 110 Laimana St. in Hilo. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Center for Spiritual Living at HCR 2 Box 6277, Keaau, HI 96749. Online condolences may be sent to

He is survived by fiance, Cheryl Ann Smith; sons, Kelly John Flood, Sean Patrick Flood; daughters, Shannon Debra Pryor, Darby Anne Ayers-Flood, Glynnis Moira Neilson, Ravani Tawn Flood, Diana Marie Gilmore; brothers John Thomas Flood, Dustin James Flood, Kenneth Harry Flood, John Patrick Flood, Francis Raymond Vierra; sisters Mary Ellen Faso, Sesaly Beth Grill; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

Chris De Leon

Chris Anthony De Leon, 60, of Kealakekua, died Feb. 6, 2018, at Kona Community Hospital. Born July 24, 1957, in Kealakekua, he was a return car agent for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, member of Kona Faith Center in Captain Cook, a former security officer for Kanaloa Kona and truck driver for Alakona Corporation.

Visitation is 9 a.m. March 3 at Kona Faith Center in Captain Cook. Service is at 10 a.m. Refreshments to follow. Condolences may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 2410, Kealakekua, HI, 96750. For information call or text (808) 315-5253.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn De Leon; mother, Julia (Frank Silva, Sr.) Luat, all of Kealakekua; brothers, Stephen (Alberta) Duarte, of Maui, John (Joanna) De Leon, of Hilo, Earl De Leon, of Kainaliu, Richard De Leon, Ben De Leon, both of Maui; sister, Sylvia Simpson, of Tennessee; hanai brother, Bobby (Lydia) Ballinger, of Honolulu; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii

Warden Waugh

Warden J. Waugh, 91, of Pahoa, died on Feb. 8, 2018, at home. Born Aug. 7, 1926, in Table Rock, W.V., he was a retired repairman for Mission Viejo Country Club in California and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also member of East Hawaii Church of Christ – Hilo.

Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. on Feb. 20 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo for a 10 a.m. funeral service. Cremation to follow. A graveside Urn Committal Service will be held at noon on Feb. 21 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire is requested.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Waugh; son, Stephen Waugh of Mission Viejo, California; step-son, Daniel (Shalini) Roberts of Pahoa; 2 granddaughters; numerous family members in Pahoa.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo Branch.

Tsurue Higa

Tsurue “Tee” Higa, 100, of Hilo died Jan. 13, 2018, at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Halaula, North Kohala, she was a retired sales person for the former Singer Sewing Company.

Private services held. Family requests no flowers and no koden (monetary gifts).

She is survived by son, Melvin (Lenore) Higa, of Honolulu; daughters, Lillian Shimabukuro of Mountain View, Pearl Lidji of New York City, New York, Naomi (Jon) Nelson of State College, Pennsylvania; sisters, Asako Jitchaku of Hilo, Shizuko Miyashiro of Hilo; one sister-in-law; one brother-in-law; five grandsons, two great-granddaughters, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

George Leslie

George Leslie, 82, of Kealakekua, died Jan. 30, 2018, at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Honolulu on June 19, 1935, he was a maintenance worker for the Department of Transportation and Department of Health. He was also a laborer for HC&D.

Visitation will be held at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 81-6403 Mamalahoa Highway. and Onouli Road, next to Konawaena Elementary School. Funeral service will start at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Saints Family Cemetery in Keei. The family requests casual attire.

He is survived by his wife, Masae Leslie of Kealakekua; son, George Leslie, Jr., of Kealakekua; sister, Ruby Iafrate of Washington; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Domingo Tomboc

Domingo “Cardo” R. Tomboc, 89, of Papaikou, died Jan. 27, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. Born on June 8, 1928, in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines; he was a retired utility bulldozer operator for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Plantation Company and Mauna Kea and Mauna Kea Agribusiness Company.

Friends may call 8:30-9:50 a.m. Feb. 24 at The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. for a 10 a.m. memorial service. Casual attire; no flowers.

He is survived by life partner, Ruth Cabarloc of Papaikou; daughters, Karen (Leslie) Galon of Honolulu and Susan (Jerry) Takata of Hilo; sons, David (Debbie) Cabarloc, Derek (Marleen) Cabarloc, Reynold Cabarloc and D’Artagnan “Dante” (Yvonne) Estrada of Hilo; sister, Francisca (Emeterio) Acosta of Philippines; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Francisco Cariaga

Francisco “Rico” Ventura Cariaga, 92, of Hilo, died Jan. 20, 2018, at residence. Born on June 16, 1925, in Camiling Tarlac, Philippines; he worked for Ka’u Sugar Company and retired as a macadamia nut harvester at Mac Farms of Hawaii. He also a member of the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association, American Association of Retired Persons and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo.

Friends may call 5-9 p.m. Feb. 25 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, for a 7 p.m. wake service. Friends may call again 8-10 a.m. Feb. 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for a 10 a.m. celebration of Mass. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park to follow.

He is survived by wife, Maria Corazon Quindiagan Esteban Cariaga of Hilo; sons, Santiago (Susing) Cariaga, Patricio (Lolita) Cariaga and Felipe (Linda) Cariaga of Naalehu; daughters, Corazon Manalo, Joan Cariaga, Frances Marie E. Cariaga and Maile Jane Cariaga (Tohmas) Grant all from Hilo, Nida (Paulino) Esteban and Lorie (Roman) Huab of Philippines; parents-in-law; two sisters-in-law; seven brothers-in-law; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.