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Obituaries: 6-13-17

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June 13, 2017 - 12:05am

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Elizabeth Wilkins

Elizabeth Rose Akau Wilkins, 76 of Kawaihae died May 25, 2017, at her home. Born April 7, 1941, in Kohala, she was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea 1st Ward.

Visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. June 16 with service to follow at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waimea. Cremation will follow the service. A private urn burial will be at a later date. Casual attire.

She is survived by daughter, Deborah (Marty) Booth of Kawaihae; brothers, Edward Akau Sr. of Pearl City, Oahu and Solomon Akau of Kawaihae; sister, Wilma Nance of Galveston, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Thomas Kailiawa III

Thomas “Bull” Kahenenui Kome Kailiawa III, 53, of Pahala died May 20, 2017, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Oct. 16, 1963, in Ka‘u, he was employed by Ka‘u Sugar Plantation as a heavy equipment operator, Kapapala Ranch, T&T Electric, Akal Security, Cronies Bar &Grill, Forrest Solution, Ka‘u Coffee Mill and owner/proprietor of Kailiawa Coffee.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. June 17 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for an 11 a.m. service. Cremation will be at Dodo Mortuary Crematory. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers and lei are welcomed.

He is survived by wife, Jamie Kailiawa of Pahala; daughter, Roslyn Hoopii of Pahala; brothers, Napoleon (Mahea) Kailiawa of Hilo and Lincoln (Tessie) Kailiawa of Pahala; sisters, Janet (Arthur) Kaleohano and Anna (Carlton) George of Pahala; one aunt; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Rebecca Berry

Rebecca Setsuko Yamashita Berry, 88, of Honolulu died May 20, 2017, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired administrative secretary for former U.S. District Judge, Samuel P. King.

A scattering of her ashes will take place at noon June 17 at the Haleiwa Boat Harbor. A celebration of her life will follow at Alii Beach Park in Haleiwa, Oahu. Casual attire.

She is survived by daughters, Debra (Charles-Deceased) Fitzgerald of Waipahu, Oahu, Audrey (Tom) Rine, Donna Yamashita-Berry, all of Minnesota, Cathy Berry of Mountain View, Lorna Hodges of Montana; son, David Berry of Punaluu, Oahu; brothers, Stan (Nan) Yamashita of Aiea, Oahu, Henry (Taeko) Yamashita of Hilo, Richard (Suzanne) Yamashita of Honolulu; sisters, Beatrice (Roy) Sakoda of Cerritos, Calif., Ellen (Earl) Mabuni of Hilo; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Myra Yoneda

Myra Sachie Nakashima Yoneda, 52, of Hilo died May 24, 2017, at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, she was a former cashier with KTA.

Friends may call from 4-5 p.m. June 17 at the Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 5 p.m. service. The family requests casual attire and that flowers be omitted.

She is survived by husband, Arthur Yoneda of Hilo; daughters, Kayleen Yoneda of Hilo, Leycie Yoneda of Hilo; parents, Calvin and Shirley Nakashima of Hilo; sister, Darlene (Darrell Argel) Mendonca of Pepeekeo; brother, Tracy (Christy) Nakashima of Las Vegas; maternal grandmother, Hisako Ikeda of Hilo; one grandson; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

Ma’rye Cawagas

Ma’rye J.S. Cawagas, 73, of Pahoa died May 26, 2017, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Natchez, Miss., she was a retired licensed practical nurse and ward clerk on the pediatric unit at the Hilo Medical Center, Queen of Na Papale Ula Wela O Hilo Red Hat Society, member of Hui Haukapila, Lei Hulu of Hilo, Hilo Medical Center Retirees, former chairperson for the American Heart Association Relay for Life and an Army veteran.

Friends may call from 9:30-11 a.m. June 18 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for am 11 a.m. celebration of her life. Casual attire.

She is survived by husband, Felomino Cawagas of Pahoa; son, Roger Richard (Tina-Marie) Cawagas of Ainaloa; hanai son, Jensen Chin of Pahoa; one grandson; sisters, Margaret Cupstid of Louisiana, Christine Shirey of Mississippi.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jonathan Sanborn

Jonathan “Spam” Kuakini Sanborn, 40, of Hilo died May 28, 2017, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he worked as a carpenter apprentice for companies on Maui and the Big Island and was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 745.

Friends may call at 10:30 a.m. June 19 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a noon service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by parents, James and Cynthia Sanborn of Hilo; sister, Stacie (Jamie) Imai of Hilo; brother, Chance Sanborn of Hilo; paternal grandmother, Nora Tavares of Hilo; two nieces; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Frederick Garlinghouse

Frederick M. Garlinghouse, 54, of Hilo died May 25, 2017. Born Sept. 3, 1962, in Pasadena, Calif., he was a stage manager for theatre.

No services held.

He is survived by mother, Barbara Garlinghouse; brothers, James Garlinghouse and Thomas Garlinghouse.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary, Hilo.

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