Obituaries for December 5th – Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Serene Kaleoaloha Chiquita Akina, 47, of Waimea died on November 1st in Los Angeles. Born in Hilo and raised in Mountain View, she was a member services representative for the HFS Federal Credit Union Waimea branch. The celebration of life begins on Saturday, December 18 at 9:00 am at Cherry Blossom Park / Church Row in Waimea. Face masks and social distancing required; Sanitary stations are made available. Drive-through encouraged. Private burial at a later date. Survived by husband Charles Akina III; Sons, Charles (Felicity) Akina IV of Arizona, Raymond James Akina, and Joseph Akina of Texas; Parents George and Charlene Chiquita Jr. of Mtountain View; Sister Tammie (Dwayne) Cypriano of Honokaa; Brother George Chiquita III of Mountain View; Hanai sisters Melani Tanaka and Darcy Turner; Sponsored children; Alexis, Matthew, and Samson Akau; Uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

Edwin Nostares Ceredon, 68, of Keaau died on November 3rd at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a macadamia nut harvester for the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. and a member of the Iglesia Ni Christo Church in Keaau. Visit 9: 30-11 a.m. Friday (December 10th) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual wear; Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by Mrs. Josephine Ceredon von Keaau; Brothers, Liscencio Ceredon of Orchidland and Luis Ceredon of Honomu; Sister Manuela (Apolinario Manalo) Ceredon of Honomu; Nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Augustina James, 13, of Ocean View died on November 18 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a student at Waikoloa Elementary School and a member of the Kona Assembly of God Church. Visitation 4.30pm-9pm Friday (December 10th) at Waikoloa Community Church. Service at 5:00 p.m. Funeral service and funeral Saturday (December 11th) at 2:00 p.m. at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual clothing. Survived by mother Heldy James of Ocean View; biological mother, Roslynn Helter Smith of Arizona; Brother Smith James and Sister Kathyso James from Arizona. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joseph “Square” Nohea Kalima Sr., 92, of Hilo at home on November 9th. Born in Hilo, he was a retired manager and tour driver with the former Grayline Hawaii, a member of the Haili Congregational Church and Choir, Hawaiian Men’s Golf Club, Merrie Monarch Men’s Glee Choir, the former musical group of the Kalima Brothers. Memorial Services Saturday December 11th at 61 Andrews Ave Hilo. Call 808-895-6232 or 808-292-3528 for information. Casual wear; all COVID-19 precautions are followed. Survived by daughters Daycia-Dee Nohealani (Butch) Chun and Larna Iwalani Kalima from Hilo, Cora-Lee KuÊ»uleipoinaÊ»ole (Rama) Camarillo from Kihei, Maui, and Brenda-Mae Lehuanani (Thomas) Alvarez from Las Vegas; Son, Nathan Kalani Kalima of Hilo; Brother, Norman Ahapaeaina Kalima of Hilo; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; Nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Karen Keiko Umeda, 75, of Hilo, died on November 21 at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired Kaumana Elementary School teacher, also taught at Paauilo Elementary and Intermediate School, flower designer for the former A Floral Boutique and a member of the Hilo Hooganji Mission, HSTA-Retired and Alpha Delta Kappa International Honor Organization for Women Educators. Drive-through viewing only Saturday, January 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., in the upper carport of Dodo Mortuary. No Flowers or Codes Release a flower in Ice Pond or Reed’s Bay in her honor. Condolences and reminders to [email protected] Survived by Judith Hara, Guardian of Kurtistown; Cousins, colleagues and friends. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Matthew Wolf, 58, of Keaau died at home on September 24th. Born in Ohio, he was a manager at a fire alarm company. Visit 9:30 am-10am Saturday (December 11th) at New Hope-Hilo, 840 Kuplau Rd. 10am service requires face masks and social distancing. Online Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by his wife Jeannine Wolf von Keaau; Son, Zachary Wolf of Charleston, SC; Brothers, Ed Wolf of Vista, Calif., James Wolf of Cincinnati, and Chris Wolf of San Antonio; Sisters, Tami Wolf from Cincinnati and Heidi Staverman from Sanford, NC; Nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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