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Obituaries: 4-29-17

April 29, 2017 - 12:05am

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Jesse Kapahua

Jesse Reynolds Kapahua, 72, of Hilo died April 11, 2017, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born Feb. 8, 1945, in Hilo, he was a helper at Leialoha Plumbing.

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He is survived by hanai sister, Penny Aipoalani of Hilo; hanai daughter, Juby Aipoalani of Hilo; sister, Audrie (Quirino) Antonio of Hilo; brother, Alvin Kapahua of Honolulu.

Ernesto Buenavista

Ernesto Diosan Buenavista, 73, of Kailua-Kona, died March 29, 2017, at his residence. Born May 29, 1943, in Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a kitchen utility worker at the King Kamehameha Hotel and a member of the HUB church.

A wake service will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 5 at Old Airport’s Makaeo pavilion. Visitation will continue at the pavilion at 8 a.m. May 6 with a funeral service at 9 a.m. The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcome.

He is survived by wife, Vicky Buenavista of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Anna Fe (Wilson) Lopez and Elsa (Mel) Galanto, all of Kailua-Kona, Arleen (Louis) Delos Santos of Captain Cook; brothers, Philip (Sandy) Buenavista of Captain Cook; sisters, Magdalena Talladen of Captain Cook and Lourdes (Nick) Panglao of the Philippines; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shigeru Oshita

Shigeru Oshita, 99, of Kapaau died April 11, 2017, at the Kohala Hospital. Born in Union Mill, North Kohala, he was a retired industrial engineer for the former Kohala Sugar Co., member of the Kohala Jodo Mission, Kohala Senior Citizens Club and a World War II Army veteran.

Private services held.

He is survived by wife, Jane Oshita of Kapaau; sons, Dennis (Michele) Oshita of Mililani, Oahu, Andrew (Marcia) Oshita of Roseburg, Oregon; daughter, Aileen (Michael) Jervis Hilo; sister, Doris Kamihara of Honolulu; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.

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