Obituaries: March 10, 2021

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Ronald Faust

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Ronald Alexander Faust, 67, of Kona, died Jan. 28, 2021, at Kona Community Hospital. Born June 13, 1953, in Vallejo, CA, he was a paving superintendent.

No services.

He is survived by sons, Ronald (Jessica) Faust II of Reno, Nevada, and Adam (Sarah) Faust of Salem, OR; daughter, Aime Faust of Oregon; father, Robert Faust of Nevada; brother, Robert Faust of Ocean View; and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Irene Kaneo

Irene “Luka” R. Kaneo, 91, of Honokaa, died Feb. 11, 2021, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born Feb. 8, 1930, in Waimea, she was retired from Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Honokaa Ward.

Friends may call between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 20 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo. A private funeral service follows. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by daughters, Leila Kunishige and Wanda (Talan) Parel, all of Honokaa, and Kaylene (Leroy) Alip of Paauhau; sons, George Gamayo of Paauilo, and Darren (Darde) Gamayo of Honokaa; sisters, Daisy Ikeuchi of Honokaa, Winona Tanaka of Hilo, and Roseline Ho of Honolulu; 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Walter Kanda

Walter Yukio Kanda, 76, of Honokaa, died Feb. 19, 2021, at his residence. Born in Kohala, he was a retired athletic director with Honokaa High School, a member of the Honokaa Hongwanji Mission and played for the Kupuna Softball League.

Private services held.

He is survived by wife, Beverly Kanda of Honokaa; sons, Scott Kanda of Honokaa and Steven Kanda of Renton, WA; daughter, Sherry (Fred) Agdeppa of Honokaa; brother, Larry (Hattie) Kanda of Honolulu; sister, Elaine Sumida of Hilo; two granddaughters; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Emilio Berido

Emilio Nicolas Berido, 95, of Hilo, died Feb. 27, 2021, at the Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in the Philippines, he was a retired stack operator with the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., a member of the Fil-Am Bowling League and the ILWU.

Private services held.

He is survived by sons, Clayton Berido of Kealakekua, Hilton Berido of Hilo and Neal (Lynn) Nitta of Maui; daughters, Rosaline (Burt) Takata and Sandra Berido of Pahoa, and Gale Rosa of Hilo; brothers, Dami (Linda) Berido of Oklahoma and Magdalino (Lucreen) Berido of Puna; sister, Rosaline (Don) Bocok of Honolulu; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Calvin Shultis

Calvin John Shultis, 65, of Keaau, died Feb. 10, 2021, in Hilo. Born in 1955 in Houma, LA, he was a carpenter.

Services will be held in Louisiana at a later date.

He is survived by sister, Shirley Smith of Schriever, LA; and brother, Richard Shultis of Bay St. Louis, MS.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Jacqueline Goldstein

Jacqueline Kalehua Goldstein, 64, of Hilo, died Feb. 25, 2021, at her residence. Born in 1957 in Honolulu, she was a homemaker.

Services will be held at a later date. Contact Lorilei Brown at kapelabrown@gmail.com for details.

She is survived by sons, Raylad (Jeraldine) Brown, Blue Kela, Kamalani (Sheena) Kela, Adrien (Rae) Kela and Russel Kela; daughters, Lorilei (Junior) Brown, Cheryl Kela, Heidi (Shea) Jervis, Aloha (Faa Moana) Emosi, and Ehu (Gutter) Goldstein; brothers, Raymond (Jennifer) Kaaihue, Jimmy John (Doreen) Brown, Jebson (Anette) Brown, Joel (Iwa) Brown, Nathan Brown, and Dennis Brown; sisters, Jocelyn (Paul) Santos and Janice Brown; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Evelyn Lau

Evelyn Aiko Lau, 82, of Hilo, died March 2, 2021, at her residence. Born Aug. 16, 1938, in Honolulu, she was a retired secretary for the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Beaumont Agricultural Research Center, secretary and treasurer of Wilbert Lau, Inc. and a member and past trustee of the United Community Church in Hilo, Komohana Gardens Association and Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) Bowling League.

Friends may call at 2:30 p.m. March 11 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo for a 4 p.m. service. Casual attire requested.

She is survived by husband, Wilbert Lau of Hilo; son, Blake Lau of Honolulu; daughter, Francine (Kirk) Lau-Knalson of Riverside, CA; brothers, Melvin Kajikawa of Aiea, Oahu, and Alton (Pam) Kajikawa of Arizona and Brian Kajikawa of Hilo; sister, Alma Kajikawa of Honolulu; three grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Linda Naniseni

Linda Marie Wilson Naniseni, 61, of Volcano, died Feb. 26, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Sept. 4, 1959, in Denver, she owned a hairdresser business.

Private services.

She is survived by husband, Oueni Naniseni Sr., of Volcano; daughter, Palani (Shayne) Emeliano of Hilo; sons, Timothy Jackson, Micah (Chelsea) Naniseni and Oueni Naniseni Jr. of Hawaii; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; father, Gary Wilson of Denver; sisters, Jacquelyn (Lee) Burfiend of Washington, Maureen (Rick) Kahoopii of Nevada, Patricia Moreno Monroy of Hawaii and Jennifer (Shayne) Illingsworth of Montana; brother, Gary (Donna) Wilson of Colorado; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Arthur Ronolo

Arthur “Atta” Michael Ronolo, 69, of Hilo, died Feb. 9, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Feb. 26, 1951, in Hilo, he was a retired electrician for Hawaii Electric Light Co. (HELCO) and a member of the American Poolplayers Association, the Billiard Congress of America and the Kua’aina Hawaii Kupuna Softball League.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. March 14 at 808 Billiards (18 Pohaku St. in Hilo) for a drive-through service.

He is survived by sister, Elaine Kai of Hilo; companion, Rindy Yelverton of Hilo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elvira Paiva

Elvira “Vera” Melendres Paiva, 71, of Hilo died Feb. 25, 2021, in Hilo. Born in Pahala, she was a retired licensed practical nurse at the Hilo Medical Center and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 2:30 p.m. March 12 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for visitation. Cremation to follow. Additional services will take place at a later date.

She is survived by children, Donavan Paiva, Phillip (Roselyn Mercado) Paiva, and Wila Paiva, all of Hilo; father, Charles Hoo Dong of Hilo; siblings, Shannon (Harry) Flores, Rose Anne (Eddie) Yokoyama, and Charlene Paniku, all of Hilo, Gery (Stephanie) Navarro of Kona, Ruth (Nasi) Fernandez, and Regina (Cyrus) Ching, all of Kona, and Selwyn (Roger Gage) Hoo Dong of Cincinnati, Ohio; half-siblings, Crispin (Decky) Navarro Jr., Marie (Mahoe) Davis, Rose Mary Navarro, Deanna (Remy) Villa, and Candy (Ryan) Pascubillo Sr. of Pahala, Rose Annie (Mahi) Navarro, Jesse (Sweetheart) Navarro, Blaine (Christina) Navarro and Glenn Hashimoto Sr., all of Ocean View, Velma Kekoa of Hilo, Darlene Hashimoto of Ka‘u, Vince (Monica) Hashimoto of Kona, and Larry Navarro of Anaheim, CA; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eloise Swain

Eloise Kaleiomilikaa Swain, 94, of Hilo, died Feb. 26, 2021, at home. Born Sept. 16, 1926, in Papaaloa, she was retired from Bank of Hawaii and a member of Hula Halau Na Wahine a Na Kane Punahele ‘o ka Pu’uwai and Kamana Senior Center.

Private services. Family requests no flowers.

She is survived by son, Ted (Lori) Hamada of Hilo; daughter, Catherine Kehau (Randal Soga) Sugioka of Hilo; sister, Ermine Lehua Martin of Honolulu; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Esperanza Tolentino

Esperanza Domingo Tolentino, 94, of Keaau, died Feb. 19, 2021, at her residence. Born on Maui, she was a retired dietary aide at Kula Hospital and a member of the Kamana hanafuda class.

Friends may call for a service on April 22 at the Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao, Maui. Condolences may be mailed to Priscilla (Lee) Kent, PO Box 7085 Hilo, HI 96720.

She is survived by sisters, Fely Carles; Carmen (Sister Mariquita) Domingo; brother, Bob Domingo; daughters, Florentina (Roy) Smith, Estrella (David) Davis, Cynthia Tolentino and Priscilla (Ron) Kent; son John (Kau’i Norton) Tolentino; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Joseph Pung

Joseph Pung, 92, of Hilo, died Feb. 27, 2021, at his residence. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was a retired ranch hand at Kukaiau Ranch.

Services will be held at a later date.

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He is survived by sons, Fierry (Gail Noeau) Pung of Ainaloa, Richard (Greta) Pung of Hilo, and Sammie (Carrie) Pung, Darcy (Sherry) Pung and Rory Dean Pung, all of Honokaa; daughter, Carmela (Stanley) Boteilho of Honokaa; brother, Ernest (Dawn) Pung of Hilo; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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