Obituaries: December 18, 2020

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Ronald Adler


Ronald Adler, 82, of Kailua-Kona, died Dec. 6, 2020, in Honolulu. Born Aug, 5, 1938, in Hartford, CT., he was president of Hawaiian Queen Coffee Company in Kailua-Kona and member of the Kona Family Church.

Services will be held live online on Saturday. Contact for information.

He is survived by two sons and one granddaughter.

Arrangements by Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels at Mount Nebo in Miami, Florida.

Shon Bowden III

Shon C. Bowden III, 74 of Hilo, died on Oct. 22, 2020, at his residence. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired farmer, commercial fisherman, restaurateur, U.S. Army Vietnam veteran helicopter pilot and merchant seaman.

A drive-through visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 3, 2021, at 1715 Railroad Ave. in Hilo.

He is survived by spouse, Angeline (Ramos) Bowden; son, Shon (Mary Jane) Bowden IV; daughter, Caroline (Auredith) Tumpap; brothers, Matthew Bowden and Timothy Bowden; sisters, Claralyn Nalani Bernardo, Rebecca Pascual, Leilani Kekaualua and Kanani Harris; and numerous grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Moriyuki Kiyota

Moriyuki “Mori” Kiyota, 90, of Waimea, died Dec. 7, 2020, at his residence. Born in Waimea, he was a retired truck driver with Akana Petroleum, a member of the Waimea Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Kyodan, active member of the Pu’ukapu Men’s Softball Team, Waimea Japanese American Civic Association, Waimea Senior Citizens and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Private services were held.

He is survived by wife, Yasue Kiyota of Waimea; sons, Shane (Kathy) Kiyota of Waimea and Sterling (Korilynn) Kiyota of Maui; daughters, Merlyn (Scot) Nonaka of Kauai and Marla Kiyota of Honolulu; sister, Geraldine (Jacob) Nakamitsu of Honolulu; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Harvey Eblacas

Harvey Darren Eblacas, 47 of Panaewa, died Dec. 1, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a homemaker,

Private services will be held

He is survived his wife, Vanessa Eblacas of Panaewa; sons, Keanu Mattos-Nathaniel, Darren (Stacy Lee) Eblacas, Arren (Tori) Eblacas, Quintyn Eblacas, and Noah Eblacas all of Panaewa; mother, Monique Claiborne; step-mother, Cecelia Eblacas; brothers, Toby Lee Eblacas, Jonas Eblaca, Vernon Reiger, Kealii Reige, Ethan Reiger and Arnold Nathaniel Jr.; sisters, Yolanda Eblacas, Raelana Reiger and Wailana Reiger; grandmothers, Lillian Rodrigues and Katherine Rios; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Brice Gacutan

Brice Peter Gacutan, 56, of Hilo, died Nov. 12, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, he was a care giver, cook, and served in the Army National Guard.

Private services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Roy Gacutan, P.O. Box 7244, Hilo, HI, 96720


He is survived by mother, Roberta Gacutan of Hilo; brothers, Roy (Vicky) Gacutan of Hilo, Albert Gacutan Jr. of California, Jonathan (Paula) Gacutan of Puna and Arthur Gacutan of Texas; and nieces, nephews, uncles, aunties, and cousins.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

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