Obituaries: July 23, 2021

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Pilar Ucol


Pilar “Pi” Llantero Ucol, 82, of Keaau, died July 14, 2021, at his residence. Born Oct. 6, 1938, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she worked for Diamond Head Papaya Co.

Friends may call at 4:30 p.m. July 25 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may also call at 10 a.m. July 26 at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section) for a graveside service.

She is survived by sons, Fermiliano (Jocelyn) Ucol of Keaau and Ermin (Estrella) Ucol of Texas; daughters, Kathleen (Al) Umayas and Angelita Ucol Diaz of Keaau; brother, James Llantero of California; sisters, Visitacion (Clemente) Manibog of Oahu and Emerenciana (Andres) Tamayo of Hilo; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sue Kojima

Sue Someko Kojima, 91, of Hilo, died May 6, 2021, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired shipping clerk for the former Hawaiian Equipment and a member of the Hilo Church of the Nazarene.

Friends may call at 9:30 a.m. July 27 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for visitation; private service to follow. Casual attire. Family requests no flowers and no koden (monetary gifts).

She is survived by daughter, Lorraine (Christopher) Martin of Redwood City, California; brother, Yoshio (Marcia) Obasa of Kurtistown; sisters, Sueko Saito of Honolulu and Yoshie (Abel) Wakida and Masue Yogi, all of Hilo; and a granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Patrick Lawrence

Patrick John Lawrence, 69, of Honomu, died July 11, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born July 27, 1951, in Hilo, he was the proprietor/owner of P. Lawrence Contracting, Hawaii Army National Guard veteran and member of KIAA, Hawaii Transportation Association and the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Honomu.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. July 28 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park at noon.

He is survived by wife, Phyllis Lawrence of Honomu; son, Patrick (Renee) Lawrence Jr. of Honomu; daughter, Priscilla Lawrence of Pepeekeo; two grandchildren; brothers, Everett Lawrence of West Virginia and Frank (Claudia) Lawrence of Mountain View; sister, Kathleen Ke of Pahala; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Bernard Soares-Teves

Bernard “Bud” Philip Soares-Teves, 66, of Waikoloa and formerly of Manoa, Oahu, died on June 21, 2021, at his residence. Born March 21, 1955 in Honolulu, he was retired from Oahu Transit Services and was a bus driver for Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. July 28 at Diamond Head Memorial Park Chapel on Oahu for a 10:30 a.m. service followed by a celebration of life. Casual/aloha attire, flowers welcome. A scattering of ashes will be held at a later date.

He is survived by wife, Ethelynne Soares-Teves of Waikoloa; daughter, Asia (Viven Costello) Kaui Teves of Honolulu; step-sons, Keoni Boynton of Los Angeles, and Kapono Boynton of Okinawa, Japan; hanai son, Bronson (Jo Ann) Tamura of Honolulu; brothers, Glenn (Jane) Teves of Molokai, Neil (Myra) Teves of Waialua, Oahu, and Eugene Teves and Jeffrey Teves, both of Manoa, Oahu; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a hanai granddaughter; and nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Veronica Magno

Veronica Maile (Kapahua/Kamelamela) Magno, 77, of Hilo, died June 18, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Dec. 10, 1943, in Hilo, she was a retired reservation supervisor for the Naniloa Hotel, cashier for Da Store in Hilo and member of New Hope Hilo.

Friends may call at 6 p.m. July 29 at New Hope Hilo for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may also call at 9 a.m. July 30 at the church for a 10 a.m. service; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire.

She is survived by husband, James Magno of Hilo; daughter, Melanie Magno of Keaau; son, Blaine Magno of Hilo; sister, Margaret Urabe of Hilo; brother, Seth (Hauoli) Freeman of Keaukaha; numerous nieces and nephews; hanai children, Christopher Pagan of Papaikou, Leslee Lonokapu of Hilo, Melissa Dunn of Hawaiian Beaches, Lester Nagami of Honolulu, Oahu, Brian (Renee) Naki and Dee (Gary) Lumanlan, all of Mountain View, and Mary-Beth Rank, Robert Fase, and Uilanie Sandoval, all of Keaau.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Arnold Akau Sr.

Arnold Akau Sr., 68, of Waimea, died June 13, 2021, at his residence. He was a retired business owner and welder/foreman for Parker Ranch.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. July 31 at the Akau family ranch on Pa‘akai Nui Alanui in Pu‘ukapu for an 11 a.m. service; food and fellowship to follow. Flowers accepted by ‘Ainahua Florals (808) 885-4045 or bring a native plant/tree/fruit tree to plant in Arnold’s memory.

He is survived by children, Hilari (Richard) Akau of Hilo, Arnold (Tammie) Akau Jr. of Kawaihae, and Mia (William) Akau-LaClair of Waimea; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous brothers, sisters, family and friends.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Candy Alvarado

Candy Alvarado, 59, of Pahoa, died July 6, 2021, at her residence. Born on Oahu, she was a retired school health aide at Connections Public Charter School in Hilo.

Friends may call from noon to 4 p.m. July 31 at Wailoa State Park for a service.

She is survived by husband, Alipio Alvarado of Pahoa; son, Glenn Mansanas II of Aiea, Oahu; daughters, Fairlene Naone of Kailua, Oahu, Rene Pagaoa of Kaneohe, Oahu, Lorraine Mansanas of Volcano, Jacqueline Mansanas of Honolulu, Rowena Mansanas of Keaau, and Jaymee Mansanas of Lynnwood, Washington; and 18 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Jeffrey Pavao

Jeffrey John Pavao, 58, of Hilo, died July 10, 2021, at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Hilo, he was a greens keeper.

No services held.

He is survived by companion, Faith Miner of Hilo; mother, Angeline Pavao of Mountain View; sons, Jeremy (Johndella) Medeiros and Jordan (Alana) Pavao, all of Hilo; daughter, Faith (Lowen Jr.) Miner of Hilo; sister, Danette Joseph of Mountain View; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Timothy Watters

Timothy Martin Carl Watters, 74, of Captain Cook, died June 3, 2021, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Oct. 3, 1946, in San Diego, he was an electrician, a member of Bible First Mission Church and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Services were held.


He is survived by wife, Victoria Watters of Captain Cook; sons, Josh Watters and Jake Watters of Colorado; daughter, Tabitha Polley of Colorado; stepdaughters, Wendy Van Houten of Captain Cook and Dawn Pecor of Oregon; stepson, Jim Ford of Virginia; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and one niece and one nephew.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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