Obituaries 05-19-19

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Brenda Kahiwa


Brenda Leimomi Kahiwa, 66, of Captain Cook, died April 21, 2019 at Kona Community Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1953, in Kealakekua, she was a homemaker, hula dancer and former bank teller for Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union.

Private celebration of life to be held.

Survived by daughter, SherrieBelinda Kahiwa; son, StevenKalei Kahiwa of Captain Cook; brothers, Arnold Kahiwa of Honolulu, Keith Kahiwa of Captain Cook; sister, Belinda Kahiwa of Keaau; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Crayton Eleneki

Crayton Kapi’ookeanuenue Eleneki, 53, of Hawaiian Acres, died May 8, 2019, in Hilo. He was born in November of 1965.

A celebration of life will be held May 18 at 362 Laua’e Yung Avenue in Hilo with a service at 11 a.m. and a lunch at 12:30 p.m. A second celebration of life will be held May 26, oceanside, below the Maluhia Church on Lower Waiehu Beach Road in Wailuku, Maui.

Survived by his wife, Jody U’ilani Rapoza Eleneki of Hawaiian Acres; daughter, Cassandra (Justin Baker) Kalei’ula Rapoza of Seattle; sons, Garret Keolahou Eleneki of Hawaiian Acres and Cameron Kaleikaumaka Eleneki of Hawaiian Acres; four sisters, Myrajill (Glenn) Kahoohanohano of Kihei, Maui, Paullette (Derrick) Miller of Hilo; Dawn (David) Ka’o Mattos of Waikapu, Maui, and Isabella (Richard Jr.) Ka’ihi Bissen of Kahului, Maui; four brothers, Ellery Clyde Eleneki of Hilo, Ralph Eleneki of Ainaloa, Timothy (Carole) Eleneki of Waikapu, Maui, and Rowene (Lisa) Eleneki of Kihei, Maui; and three granddaughters.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Charles Green

Charles “Chuck” Noel Green, Jr., 61, of Ocean View, died April 25, 2019, at his residence. Born August 16, 1957, in Portsmouth, Virginia, he was a carpenter and a jack of all trades.

A celebration of life and scattering of ashes will be held 11 a.m. May 26 at Honaunau Bay, Keoua Canoe Club halau. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of “Papa Chuckie” may be sent to Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club, P.O. Box 592, Honaunau, Hawaii 96726. For information, call 443-4670.

He is survived by sons, Charles Trey (Jene) Green, III of Ocean View, Andrew Green of Honolulu; mother, Judith (Bill) Eisenach of Michigan; brother, Sean Green of Texas; sisters, Kimberly (Tim) Thomas, Andrea (Larry) Mihelich all of Michigan; 10 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Joseph Pavao

Joseph Stanley Pavao, Sr., 82, of Pepeekeo, died May 8, 2019, at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired warehouse supply clerk with the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. May 22 at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m., followed by cremation. Friends may also call 9 a.m. May 24 at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Columbarium for urn committal services. Casual attire is requested.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn M. Pavao of Hilo; sons, Joseph (Cory) Pavao, Jr. of Keaau, Steven (Meredyth Canario) Pavao of Waikoloa and Daniel (Angeline Paglinawan) Pavao, Sr. of Pepeekeo; daughters, Laurie Pavao and Jennifer (James) Arquitola of Keaau; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo,

Raymond Estrella

Raymond Frank Estrella, Sr., 92, of Hilo died May 5, 2019, at the Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired office clerk for the County of Hawaii South Hilo Road Department, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena, Pu’u Wai O Pio Senior Baseball Team and a veteran and corporal with the U.S. Army during World War II and receiving the World War II Victory Medal and Philippines Independence Metal.

Friends may call 5-6:30 p.m. May 23 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; wake service at 6:30 p.m.. Friends may call again 9-10:30 a.m. May 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo; funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire is requested.

He is survived by daughters, Annette (Douglas) Arruda of Keaau, Emily (Greg) Ascino of Kona; son, Ray (Julianna) C. Estrella of Kona; sons-in-law, Edward Kansana of Hilo, Joseph Ragocos, Sr. of Hilo; private nurse, Merry Kranz of Mountain View; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Theresa Shattuck

Theresa Elizabeth Shattuck, 69 of Keaau, died May 7, 2019, at home. Born on November 16, 1949, she was an underwriting manager at a mortgage firm.

She is survived by spouse, William Shattuck of Keaau; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.

Barbara Schmidt

Barbara Lumbra Schmidt, 91, of Waikoloa, died May 11, 2019, at her residence. Born May 22, 1927, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, she was a music teacher and an accomplished pianist and vocalist. She also served as choir director, organist and pianist for numerous churches and community organizations.

Private service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743 or

She is survived by sons, Dave (Janet) Schmidt of Hawi, Bruce Schmidt of California, Brad (Anne) Schmidt of Colorado; daughter, Sheri (Stephen Dunn) Schmidt of California; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

DonDon Lopez

DonDon Juan Lopez, 38, of Kailua-Kona, died April 10, 2019, at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Centro 1, Angadanan Isabella, Philippines, on May 30, 1980, he was a valet attendant at the Four Seasons Resort. He was a produce manager at Sack and Save and a food prep at Shimaichi Japanese Restaurant.

Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. May 28 at the Old A big pavilion in Kailua-Kona; funeral service begins at 6 p.m. An all-night vigil will follow at the family’s residence at 74-5154 Puuhale St. in Kailua-Kona. Burial will be held at Kona Memorial Park on May 29. The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcome.

He is survived by his companion, Arrianne Zarragosa of Las Vegas; daughter, Dawn Lopez of Utah; son, Clint Garcia of California; parents, Esther Juan Lopez and Mike King of Kailua-Kona; brothers. Wilson (Ana Fe) Lopez of Kailua-Kona, Agustin (Ellen) Lopez of Honolulu and Marlon Lopez of Seattle; sisters, Clarizza Lopez of Kailua-Kona, Wilma Lopez of Seattle; Janemar (Pono) Kaluna of Waikoloa; one sister-in-law; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Marilyn Debus

Marilyn Ann Debus, 85, of Kailua-Kona, died May 2, 2019, at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born June 4, 1933, in Attleboro, Massachusetts, she was a homemaker, member in good standing of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a friend of Bill W.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

She is survived by daughter, Kelly Ann (Kekoa) Cabanting of Montana; son, Joe (Raynette) Debus, Jr. of Kailua-Kona; six grandchildren; one great-grandson.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Jacob Batalona

Jacob Keanaoalohaikuupoli Batalona, Sr., 79, of Honokaa, died May 4, 2019, at Hale Hoola Hamakua Hospital. Born in Hawaii on July 27, 1940, he worked as a taro farmer in Waipio Valley

Services to be held at Church of the Latter-day Saints in Honokaa on May 21. Visitation from 9-10 a.m., services at 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Kukuihaele Cemetery. Luncheon to follow back at the church.


He is survived by sons, Jacob K. Batalona, Jr, Adley K. Batalona; daughters, Lucy Ann M. (Edvin) Batalona-Archila, Dora-Lynn K. (Michael Josepovicz) Batalona; sister, Margaret K. Lepolo: 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.

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