Obituaries 04-20-19

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Alexander Lewis


Alexander “Alex” Kuhio Kaaupuiki Kela Lewis, 50, of Hilo, died March 5, 2019, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired construction laborer, the founder and president of the Hawaiian Pride Motorcycle Club, member of the Laborers Union Local 368, Hilo Ohana Horseshoe Club and the Panaewa Association.

Memorial gathering 10 a.m. till pau April 20 at the Hawaiian Village at Puhi Bay. Casual attire, no flowers.

Survived by wife, Dorothy Poai-Lewis of Hilo; sons, Alika (Jenny) Nonies-Lewis of the mainland, and Arlington Kaliko Kuhio Kaaupuiki Poai-Lewis of Hilo; daughter, Asia Keolaokuupuuwai (Isaiah Amaral) Poai-Lewis of Hilo; mother, Laverne Lewis of Hilo; sister, Laurie Doria of Hilo; brother, George Kelemaneke Lewis of Hilo; a mother-in-law; a brother-in-law; one grandson, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Darchel Brown

Darchel Kuulei Brown, 44, of Hilo, died April 7, 2019, in Hilo. Born Oct. 12, 1974, she was a self-employed tax preparation provider.

Friends may call April 24 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Visitation 10-11:30 a.m.; memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Flower lei are welcomed.

Survived by son, Keoni Brown of Hilo; daughter, Taylor Wroblewski of Hilo; parents, Sanford and Rhonda Brown of Hilo; parents, Douglas (Laurie) Flores of Papaikou; brothers, Douglas (Lezlie) Brown of Hilo, Jason (Amanda) Range of Aloha Estates, Ronald Range and Jessie (Misha) Flores of Ainaloa, Emerson (Tina) Ignacio of Mountain View; sisters, Melissa (George) Kalauli and Sandi Brown of Hilo; Jamie Flores of Maui; grandmother, Alice Burns of Washington; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.

Pamilea Waters

Pamilea E. Waters, 83, of Kailua-Kona, died April 4, 2019, at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Clarinda, Iowa, on Nov. 27, 1935, she was a retired hostess at the former Jolly Roger’s Restaurant. She was a Teamsters union member, a housekeeper and caterer. She was a secretary for MGM studios in the early 1950s.

Private services will be held.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Waters of Kailua-Kona; son, Kevin (Shirley) Ivie of Anchorage; grandson, Jesse (Treena) Ivie of Wasilla, Alaska; granddaughter, Leighann (Shawn) Sok of Anchorage, Alaska; five great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Michael Luke

Michael Richard Luke, 66, of Kailua-Kona, died April 9, 2019, in Kealakekua. Born Jan. 11, 1953, in Rochester, N.Y., he worked in sales of plumbing supplies.

Private services will be held.

He is survived by spouse, Theresa; son, Shane Luke of San Diego; daughters, Domonique (Sky) Connoyer of Orlando, Florida; Shannon Niihau of Kailua-Kona; four grandchildren.

Services provided by Ballard Family Mortuary.

George Flauta

George Pueblas Flauta, 84, of Charlotte, N.C., died Nov. 24, 2018, in Charlotte. Born in Mountain View and raised in Pepeekeo, he was a U.S. Army Korean and Vietnam War veteran.

Friends may call on April 26 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou, Visitation 9-10 a.m.; celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Urn Committal at noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Columbarium (Niche). Casual attire.


Survived by wife, Becky Rebecca Cuestas Flauta of Charlotte, N.C.; daughters, Debra Rose (John) Feuerbach, Lorelei (Daniel) Cavender and Annette Massarelli of North Carolina, Mary Flauta (Steve) Lundy of Georgia; sons, George Flauta, Jr. of Arizona, Daryl Flauta of North Carolina and Joseph (Yvette) Flauta of Georgia; 25 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; brothers, Rudy (Irene) Pacol of Pearl City, Helio Ducosin of Honolulu, Carlos (Kay) Ducosin of Mililani, Nando (Carlo) Ducosin of Waipahu, Donald (Teri) Ducosin, Joe Ragocos and Richard (Mary Vasquez) Ragocos of Hilo, Teofilo (Donna) Ragocos of Pepeekeo; sister, Lita Ragocos (Patrick Mulligan) Domingo of Utah; step-children, Blake (Lehua Ravey) Ragocos of Pepeekeo, Gaylen (Jon) Ragocos-Chai of Hilo, Lee Ducusin and Ruby (Jason) Ducusin-Frasco of Keaau; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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