Obituaries: 02-25-20

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Thomas Swenarton


Thomas E. Swenarton, 53, of Pahoa, died Sept. 11, 2019, at home. Born Nov. 10, 1965 in Waterford, Connecticut, he was a scientist, research vessel and charter boat captain, scientific diver, member of the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Advisory Panel and mechanic.

Private services held. Donations may be made to the Final Exit Network,, or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,

He is survived by sisters, Julie (Kevin) Lynch of East Hampton, Connecticut, Amy Swenarton of Lyme, Connecticut, Mary (Bob) Chapman of South Windham, Lora (Tim) Murphy of Waterford, Connecticut; brother John (Robin) Swenarton of Stonington, Connecticut; hanai brother Mano Kealoha; numerous nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Shaunna-Ann Pereira

Shaunna-Ann Evalani Pereira, 51, of Hilo, died Feb. 10, 2020, at Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. Born March 13, 1968, in Honolulu, she was a child care provider.

Friends may call 5-6 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hilo for a 6 p.m. service. Light meal to follow.

She is survived by brother, George (Twinkle) Pereira; sisters Margaret Pereira of South Carolina, Jodi (Vanessa) Pereira; nephews, Christopher Boteilho, Cody Pereira; niece, Kela Tate Pereira.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.

Phillip Haae

Phillip Haae, 81 of Nanakuli, Oahu, died Jan. 27, 2020, at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born in South Kona, he retired as a supervisor for Chevron.

Friends may call 11 a.m. to noon March 7 at Pukaana Congregational Church, 85-4521 Mamalahoa Highway, in Captain Cook for a service. Kaukau to follow.

He is survived by sons, Thomas Haae and Christopher (Joreen) Haae, all of Honolulu; daughter, Joann Haae of Honolulu; seven grandchilden; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Peter Haae of Texas; sisters, Nancy Abril of Hilo, Clara Raynon of Honolulu, and Ann Leong of Hilo.

Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary.

Patrocino Camarillo

Patrocino Oyangoren Camarillo, 87, of Kealakekua, died Jan. 17, 2020 at Kona Community Hospital. Born April 25, 1932, in Koloa, Kauai, he was a retired fire captain for the Honolulu Fire Department, member of the Pearl City Lions Club, a Realtor, a scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America Troop 75, and a U.S. Army veteran.

Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. March 4 at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City, Oahu, for a 9 a.m. Mass. Family requests aloha attire.

He is survived by wife, Betty Jane Camarillo of Kealakekua; sons, Ramon (Kamaka) Camarillo of Kealakekua, Michael (Elisabeth) Camarillo of North Hollywood, CA, and Jesse Lopaka (Luzcille) Gregorio of Waipio, Oahu; daughters, Patricia (Peter) Milone of Virginia, and Julie Camarillo (Joseph Cootey) of Waimea; 12 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Chaeani-Raye Mauga-Akana

Chaeani-Raye Kealaonaonaokamalani Mauga-Akana, 24, of Big Island, died Feb. 10, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born June 30, 1995, in Hilo, she was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Friends may call 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 29 at Hawaiian Village in Hilo for services. Casual attire. Flower lei and arrangements are welcome.

She is survived by son, Kamelonu Nobriga; mother, Caroline (James Makaio, II) Mauga; sisters, Elena Mauga-Akana, Lakea Robinson, Schylar Robinson and Leiaali Pa, all of the Big Island; father, Dennis Akana Jr. and brother, Dennis Akana III, both of Henderson, Nevada; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Darren Cole

Darren Wayne Cole, 55, of Hilo, died Jan. 29, 2020 at Hilo Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1964 in Washington, he was a house painter.

No services.

He is survived by mother, Linda Cole of Washington; sister, Cindy Maddalena of Washington; brother, Bob Cole of Florida.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

David Perrells

David Foster Perrells, 58, of Mountain View, died Feb. 13, 2020 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born on April 27, 1961 in Honolulu.

Friends may call on April 27 at Makaha Beach in Waianae, Oahu, for a service.

He is survived by daughter, Angel Erlandiz of Kaneohe, Oahu; son, Hosea Erlandiz of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughter, Cameo Perrells of Pahoa; daughter, Fiona Perrells of Marin, California; brother: Raymond Perrells of Mountain View; one granddaughter.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ernest Pacheco

Ernest Pacheco, 81, of Hilo, died Feb. 9, 2020 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born Nov. 7, 1938, in Hilo, he was a retired operations coordinator supervisor for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and member of the U.S. Army Reserve Go For Broke Association and Saint Joseph Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 6 p.m. March 4 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 7 p.m. service. Friends may again call from 9 a.m. March 5 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for a 10:30 a.m. Mass. Burial follows at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.


He is survived by son, Ernest Pacheco of Hilo; daughters, Darlette Pacheco of Hilo, Carlotta (Edward) Luis of Torrance, Calif.; brothers, Juan (Julia) Pacheco of Wainaku, Joseph (Rose) Pacheco of Ninole, Wilfred Pacheco of Fern Acres; sisters, Evelyn (Mario) Fernandez of Hilo, Carol Ah Puck of Papaaloa, Georgina Labisores of Volcano; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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