Obituaries: June 8, 2021

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Zacarias Labrador


Zacarias Damasco Labrador, 79, of Honokaa, died May 19, 2021, at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born Dec. 26, 1941, in Bantog, Asingan, Pangisinan, Philippines, he was a vegetable and rice farmer and a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by sons, Ramil Labrador of Philippines and Ruben Labrador of Honokaa; daughters, Marifi Labrador and Rosita Paine of Honokaa; sister, Teresita (Alfredo) Gacula of Honokaa; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kaleookalani Kekaualua

Kaleookalani Kekaualua, 57, of Hilo, died May 24, 2021, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a professional entertainer and member of New Hope Church Hilo.

Private services held.

He is survived by parents, Genesis and Sheila Kekaualua of Hilo; brother, Matthew (Tiana) Kekaualua of Honolulu; and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tatsuo Takahashi

Tatsuo Takahashi, 95, of Kailua-Kona, died May 18, 2021, at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born Jan. 23, 1926, in Kaloko, he was a retired baggage agent for the former Aloha Airlines, member of the Keopu Citizens Club and a U.S. Army World War II veteran.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by brother, Haruo Takahashi of San Jose, California, sister, Geraldine (Sadao) Harano of Chicago; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michael Bates

Michael Kirchner Bates, 80, of Waimea, died May 28, 2021, at his residence. Born Aug. 29, 1940 in Paia, Maui, he was a building materials supplier, real estate agent, U.S. Coast Guard veteran and member of St. James Episcopal in Waimea.

Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Kawaihae Canoe Club, PO Box 1087, Kamuela, HI 96743. Condolences may be sent to Gale Bates, PO Box 760, Kamuela, HI 96743.


He is survived by wife, Gale Bates; daughters, Nicole (Shane) Vincent all of Waimea, Fiona (James) Emley of California, Alexandra (James) Hustace of Waimea; brother, William (Vibeke) Bates of Kula, Maui; two grandsons; and nieces and nephews

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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