Obituaries: 11-09-19

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Sammy Moses, Jr.


Sammy Lanaihoku Moses, Jr., 56, of Hilo, died Oct. 27, 2019, at Hilo Medical Center. Born on Nov. 10, 1962, in Hilo, he worked for five star maintenance company in Hilo.

Friends may call 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel for a 10:30 a.m. funeral service. Casual attire, flowers and lei are welcomed. Burial is at Homelani Memorial Park (Lehua Section).

He is survived by companion, Danise Varize of Hilo; mother, Cynthia (Peter Lee) Moses of Hilo; sister, Wendy (Derwin Taka) Moses of Hilo; sons, Namon (Noelani Rodrigues) Moses and Brandon (Sunshine Woodford) Guevara of Hilo; daughters, Braeden (Dominic Caraballo) Moses-Guevara and Brianne (Sharae Lee) Moses of Hilo; hanai daughter, Natasha Varize of Hilo; nine grandchildren; four nephews and two hanai nieces; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.

Wendy Oye

Wendy Tomiko Oye, 81, of Waimea, died Oct. 28, 2019, at her residence. Born Feb. 20, 1938, in Honokaa, she was a retired assistant in the admission office at the Kohala Hospital and a volunteer at the North Hawaii Community Hospital.

Visitation will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Kamuela Hongwanji Church in Waimea. Memorial service will begin at 4 p.m. The family requests casual attire.

She is survived by her nephews, Rendell (Norma) Hirano of Kona, Elmer (Debbie) Hirano of Oahu, Alton (Brandie) Oye of Kawaihae; nieces, Raelene (Don) Kleeman of Maui, Georgianne (Jon) Lawson of Kona, and Marvis (Lane) Yanagisawa of Kamuela; a sister-in-law; numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Deborah Renwick

Deborah Ruth Renwick, 77, of Kailua-Kona, died Oct. 22, 2019, at Adventist Health Castle (formerly Castle Medical Center) Kailua, Oahu. Born Sept. 3, 1942, in Chicago, she was a licensed marriage and family therapist in Kailua-Kona.

Visitation will be held at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona; funeral service begins at 9:30 a.m. The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcome.

She is survived by her brothers, Maurice (Patricia Bythewood-Porter) Porter of New Jersey and William A. Porter, III of Illinois; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

Estipania Alejandro

Estipania “Fannie” Dulan Alejandro, 96, of Halaula, Kohala, died Oct. 14, 2019, at home. Born July 15, 1923, in Kohala, she was a member of Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a retired housekeeper at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and continued to work for several years at the Kohala After-School plus Program.

Private services were held.


Survived by daughters, Loretta (Ronald) Crivello and Lydia (Steven) Santiago of Hilo, Leticia Rivera of California; sons, Alvin Alejandro of Kohala, Andrew Alejandro of Oahu and Alfred Alejandro of California; brothers, Henry Dulan of Kohala and Paul (Joann) Dulan of Kona, Hawaii; sister, Lourdes Manuel of Las Vegas, Nevada; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.

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