Obituaries 10-25-19

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Debra Bellotto

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Debra Therese Ku’uleilani Bellotto, of Keaau, died Oct. 5, 2019, at her residence. Born on April 23, 1955, in Lahaina, Maui, she was a homemaker and longtime caregiver to her mother, loved to sing and dance hula.

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

She was preceded in death buy husband, Raymond Saragosa; father, Vincent Bellotto; mother, Pauline K. Edwards; grandmother, Sarah C. Kaumeheiwa and one aunty.

She is survived by brother and siblings, Vincent K. Bellotto, Puanani Kaleleiki, Kamalani Kaleleiki, and Hinano Kaleleiki. Also Robin Rodero and Gerald Saragosa, and Paulette Saragosa; children, Brandon K. Bellotto, Cynthia K. Ohashi, Sefan K. Bellotto, and Carlos-Vincent K. Bellotto; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.

Len Losalio

Len Hokulani Losalio, 49 of Kailua-Kona, died Aug. 18, 2019, at Kona Community Hospital. Born July 27, 1970, in Kealakekua, he was a conservation and resources enforcement officer for the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 at Halau Maluhia in Keei. Luncheon and fellowship will follow.

He is survived by his wife, Andi Losalio of Captain Cook; daughters, Olelomoana Losalio of Kealakekua and Lilinoekiliphuinalani Losalio of Kalaoa; hanai sister, Renee Castillon of Maui; son, Hokulani Losalio, II of Captain Cook; hanai brother, Rio Taupu of Keei; hanai sister, Helene Taupu of Keei; a niece; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Thelma Akiona

Thelma Leilehua Akiona, 70, of Napoopoo, died Oct. 9, 2019, at her residence. Born Feb. 1, 1949, in Captain Cook, she was a maintenance worker at The Club at Hokulia. She was a grounds keeper at Pu’u Hononua O Honanunau National Park, a room attendant at Kona Village, manager at Kentucky Fried Chicken, and a driver for Avis Rent A Car at Kona Airport.

Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakekua. Mass will begin at 11 a.m. The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcome.

She is survived by daughter, Tammy (Peter Pahinui) of Napoopoo; brothers, Samuel Akiona, Jr. of Napoopoo, and Harold Akiona, Sr. of Honalo; five grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Chadwick Kauwe

Chadwick “Chad” Awana Kauwe, 51, of Kailua-Kona, died Oct. 5, 2019, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Aug. 27, 1968, in Kealakekua, he was a fueling agent for Signature Flight Support, carpenter for Bartech International and a sports enthusiast.

A Celebration of Life will be held 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at Makaeo Events Pavilion at Kona Old Airport. Service at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Condolences to the family may be sent to Shirley Kauwe, P.O. Box 2, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. For information call (808) 936-6237.

He is survived by mother, Shirley Kauwe; brother, Llewelyn (Cheryl) Kauwe all of Kailua Kona; sisters, Renee (Henry) Dickenson of California, Leandra Oandasan of Waimea, Danielle (John) Correa of Washington; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Jamieson Wong

Jamieson “Wongie” Kauinohea Wong, 63, of Kailua-Kona, died Sept. 23, 2019, at his residence. Born March 5, 1956 in Honolulu, he was the bassist for popular Hawaiian reggae band Hoaikane.

Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 17 at Makaeo Main Events Pavilion located at the Old Kona Airport. Service at noon. Luncheon to follow. For information call Luke at (808)825-3032.

He is survived by wife, Josanne Wong; sons, Luke Wong, Jamin Wong, Jamieson (Sheena) Wong, Jr., Joby Wong all of Kailua Kona; brothers, Junius (Candace) Wong of Honolulu, Leland (Denise) Wong of Kailua Kona; nine grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Dorothy Evans

Dorothy “Dot” A. Hatsuko Evans, 94, of Keaau, died Sept. 30, 2019, at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu and was a retired waitress with Tops Restaurant Waikiki, later employed at the Sure Save Kaiko’o Mall and Mauna Loa Mac Nuts.

Private services held.

Survived by son, Kim I. (Carolynn) Milner of Keaau; sister, Rose Settle of Texas; three grandchildren, Tim I. Milner, Brady Milner, and Niki L. Milner, all of Keaau; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William Yates

William “Billy” James Yates, 73, of Captain Cook, died Oct. 12, 2019, at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Honolulu on Nov. 27, 1945, he was a construction worker.

Private services.

He is survived by daughters, Holau Leslie-Diefenback of Kailua-Kona, Emma (Kendrick Sanders) Yates of Honalo, Piilani (Jaime) Jaramillo of Arizona, Noelani (Kris Kenyon) Wooten of Ocean View; sons, George (Angie Wahinekapu) Leslie of Hilo and Kenneth (Shannon) Yates of Puna; sisters, Antoinette Yates of Las Vegas, Hualalai (David) Harris of Sacramento, CA, Julie-Ann Yates of Ocean View, Reba Mae (Hank) Silva of Holualoa, Mahikulani (Randy) Delaries of Captain Cook, Renee-Mae (James) Ota of Honalo; brothers, John (Faye) Yates II of Hawi, Makaala (Rene) Yates of Arizona; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dollie Huddy

Dollie Chieko Huddy, 86, of Naalehu, died Aug. 31, 2019, at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Osaka, Japan on March 22, 1933, she was a homemaker and a member of the Naalehu United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Naalehu United Methodist Church in Naalehu; memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcome.

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She is survived by son, Derrick Huddy of Naalehu; a brother, two sisters, three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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