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Haleiwa Kalau


Haleiwa “Hale” Kalau, 80 of Kailua-Kona and formerly of Honolulu, died March 18, 2020, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Aug. 1, 1939, in Honolulu, she was a retired supervisor for Ewa Brand Poultry.

Services will be held March 18 on Oahu. For information, email

She is survived by daughters, Dolores (William) Kaluna, Helen (Milton) Akiona; son, John Kalau III, all of Honolulu; brother, Richard (Millie) Polelia of Las Vegas; sister, Melecia (Richard) Carreira of Hilo; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Jill DeLuz

Jill DeLuz, 87, of Waimea, died Feb. 28, 2021, at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired landscaping proprietress.

Private services.

She is survived by sons, Robert (Patricia) Kaula of Hilo and Harold Kaula of Waimea; daughter in-law, Heather Kaula of Waimea; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Hose Manini

Hose “Kila” Lanakila Manini, 89, of Kailua-Kona, died Feb. 26, 2021, at Kona Community Hospital. Born March 1, 1931, in Waianae, Oahau, he was a musician, member of the former Aloha Pumehana Serenaders and longtime Merrie Monarch house band musician.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by companion, Paul Sowa of Kailua-Kona; sister, Michelle (Conrad) Molina of Ewa Beach, Oahu; two nieces; and numerous hanai family.


Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

The location of services for Arthur Ronolo, 69, of Hilo, who died Feb. 9, 2021, have been changed. The drive-through service will be held at Haili Tent next to Panaewa Park from 2-4 p.m.

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