Obituaries: April 26, 2021

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Anna Chow

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Anna Yin Tai Ching Chow, 94, of Hilo, died April 8, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she retired as an elementary school teacher and was a member of the Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. May 2 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for visitation. Private service and burial will be held May 3 at Homelani Memorial Park. Family requests casual attire and in lieu of flowers and monetary gifts, donations in her memory can be made to a charity of your choice.

She is survived by husband, Matthew Chow; daughters, Sharolyn (Tom) Parry of Brookfield, Wisconsin, Loriann (Peter) Bazan of Sonora, California; son, Craig (Joanne) Chow of Gardena, California; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Margaret Tilini

Pastor Margaret Mattie Kahi’ilani (Lindsey) Tilini, 56, of Waimea, died April 7, 2021.

Friends may call at 1:30 p.m. May 15 at New Hope Waimea for a 4 p.m. service. Dinner pick up available at the end of service as attendees depart. Flowers welcomed. The family can be reached via email to pastormargaretsfirstservice@gmail.com.

She is survived by husband, Sione Tilini of Waimea; sons, Kalani (Leilani) Guerrero-Tilini and Naiven (Leysha) Tilini of Waimea, and Sione (Keiran) Tilini and Cortney (Tiare) Santiago of Hilo; daughters, Kawehi (Dillon) Tilini and Analeialoha (Ian) Stone of Waimea; brothers, Nelson (Louette) Lindsey and Weston Lindsey, of Waimea; sister, Tamara (Leslie) Purdy of Waimea; hanai sisters, Desiree, Denaise, Doreen, Debbie, Donna, Darlene; hanai parents, mama and papa Delosantos; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews and hanai grandkids.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Muriel Ahuna

Muriel Doris Ahuna, 84, of Waimea, died April 19, 2021, at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired waitress with the former Elaine’s Hale Kuke Restaurant, a member of the Imiola Congregational Church and a former official of the Kawaihae Canoe Club.

Private services held.

She is survived by companion, Luis Ortiz of Waimea; sons, Oscar Ahuna and George Ahuna of Waimea; daughters, Athena (Bud) Luth of Kona and Muriel (Winton) Ahuna-Leong of Pahoa; sisters, Antoinette Hirai, Barbara Dacoscos, Charlene (Michael) Chang and Yolanda Paleras, all of Honolulu, Rubbe Linares of Arizona and Kathrine (Sonia) Dacoscos of Las Vegas; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Bettymae Thornton

Bettymae Kaaonauluwehiokamoe Thornton, 80, of Keaau, died April 17, 2021, at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired certified nurse’s aide at the Hilo Medical Center and member of Soka Gakkai International.

Private services held.

She is survived by sons, Dwayne Lacaran of Arizona, Darryl (Trudy) Balai of Pahoa and Vance (Linda) Lacaran of Oahu; daughters, Naydean Lacaran of Keaau and Danette (Arden) Costales of Hilo; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Aurelia Agbayani

Aurelia “Auring” Mendoza Agbayani, 80, of Pepeekeo, died April 5, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Sept. 28, 1940, in Lasam, Cagayan, Philippines, she was a retired factory worker for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. and a member of the First Assembly of God Hamakua Church and Pepeekeo Filipino Association.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. May 7 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 10:30 a.m. service. To view the service online, visit www.oneroomstreaming.com; click on “Family &Friends;” then “Watch Now.” Event ID: dodomortuary; Password: AFOYKW. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section).

She is survived by husband, Celso Agbayani Sr. of Hilo; sons, Steven (Sheena Kobayashi) Agbayani of Keaau, JC (Lindsey) Agbayani of Honokaa, Jimmy (Theresa) Agbayani of North Carolina, Salvador (Juliet) Agbayani of Mountain View and Renato (Thelma) Agbayani of Pepeekeo; daughters, Rose Agbayani of Hilo and Nancy Carpio of Delano, California; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Alfonso (Remedios) Mendoza of Philippines, Balthazar (Cristeta) Mendoza of Honolulu and Rodolfo (Wilfreda) Mendoza of Delano, California; sister, Sianita Mendoza of Delano, California; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Pedro Queja

Pedro Gumtang Queja, 100, of Hilo, died March 11, 2021, at his residence. Born March 2, 1921, in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a former intermediate school teacher in the Philippines, a retired kitchen utility worker at the former Naniloa Surf Hotel and a member of the First United Protestant Church in Hilo.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. May 1 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 10 a.m. service. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section). Casual attire.

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He is survived by sons, Elmer (Dolores) Queja and Onofre (Susan) Queja, both of California, and William (Inez Bidad) Queja, Lemuel Queja and Froilan (Rosalind) Queja, all of Hilo; daughters, Edita (Robert) Steen of Wisconsin, Mildred Queja of Hilo and Maribel (Bradford) Lee of California; brother, Eliseo Queja of Hilo; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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