Gladys Lynda “Sugar” Bolton, 75, of Naalehu died April 4 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Tacoma, Wash., she was a retired checker for Market Basket in Alaska and loved flowers. Visitation 3-6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Bolton residence in Discovery Harbour, Naalehu. Blessing at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Lorri (Terry Adams) Bolton and Rhonda Bolton of Naalehu; brother, Lloyd (Debbie) Price of Oregon; sister, Gail Root of Alaska; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Tehani Kale‘a Castaneda-Naboa, 1, of Naalehu died March 24 at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Naalehu Sacred Heart Church, 95-5558 Mamalahoa Highway. Mass at 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by father, Mervin “Boyo” Naboa of Naalehu; mother, Heather Naboa of Naalehu; brothers, Isaiah, Imiloa, Iolana and Ioane Naboa of Naalehu; sister, Tiani Castaneda-Naboa of Naalehu; grandparent, Loretta Naboa of Kailua-Kona; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Michael Francis McCumiskey, 54, of Hilo died March 27 at Hilo Medical Center. He was an educator at Waiakea Intermediate School. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Onekahakaha Beach Park. Survived by wife, Amy Var; children, Zachary Var and Sarah Var. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Elroy Osorio Sr., 94, of Hilo died April 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a former County Council chairman, Realtor, police officer, Hawaiian Telephone lineman, Certified Commercial Investment Member and member of its supervisory board, marketing representative for Title Guaranty, member and president of several chambers of commerce, member of Elks Club and Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, a longtime Republican, Merchant Marine during World War II and participated in the Keaukaha kupuna program. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Haili Congregational Church. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Delene Osorio; children, Leoannalissa “Bebe” (Ah Lun Yung) Yung, Elroy “Tom” T.L. (Jennifer) Osorio Jr., Dr. Jonathan (Mary) Osorio, David (Sweetie) Osorio, Matthew (Melissa Tasaki) Osorio and Emil “Ecko” (Carla) Osorio; stepdaughter, Christy (Regan Mizuguchi) Holt-Mizuguchi; sister-in-law, Lani Osorio; 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a niece. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
James Melvin Rhodes, 80, of Kurtistown died April 11. He was an artist in the fine art promotions industry. Celebration of life 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St. in Hilo. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Sue Ellen Rhodes; sons, John (Warren) Tracy and Patrick (Karrieanne) Tracy; daughter, Tiare (Lawrence) Giardina; brother, Fred (Lani) Rhodes; sister, Sheila (Neil) Swain; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Glen Hajime Shigehara, 71, of Hilo died March 25 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired special program coordinator for the county’s Family Self Sufficiency Program, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran, member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, AJA Veterans Association and member and secretary of Akaka Falls Lions Club. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Graveside committal service 9 a.m. Monday, May 6, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughters, Sonia Shigehara and Lisa Shigehara of Honolulu; brother, Keith (Janet) Shigehara of Hilo; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dawn Leimomi “Momi” Whitney, 63, of Hilo died April 7 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of The Way The Truth The Life Fellowship. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service 10 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by son, Elisha “Eli” Whitney of Ocean View; daughters, Danielle Whitney of Hilo, Alyssa Maldonado and Taylor Maldonado of Kona; hanai son, Brandon Whitney of Hilo; hanai daughter, Nicole Cantan of Hilo; brother, Solomon (Tina) Whitney III of Hilo; sisters, Stephanie (Reggie) Atiz of Papaikou, Michelle Whitney and Raechelle Whitney of Hilo; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald