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Obituaries for March 1

Ernest Lawrence “Larry” Bereman, 73, of Ponca City, Okla., formerly of Hilo, died Feb. 10 at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Oklahoma City. Born in Jackson, Tenn., he was a retired journalism professor at Emporia State University, taught at Truman State University, was chief editor and photographer at Ponca City News, a former staff writer for the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and U.S. Air Force Vietnam Era veteran. Services Thursday (March 7) at his home, 804 Gray Ave., Ponca City. Survived by wife, Delima Bereman of Ponca City; daughters, Kristen (Tyler) Colton of Oklahoma City and Cassandra Bereman of Ponca City; son, Shane Bereman of Ponca City; brothers, Ronald E. (Beth) Bereman and Richard L. (Tina) Bereman of Hudson, Fla.; sisters, Shelley L. (Delbert) Bereman-Benevides of Hilo and Pamela L. (David) Norris of Hardinsburg, Ind.; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Kurt Garbo, 70, of Castle Rock, Colo., formerly of Hilo, died Feb. 3 in Colorado. Born in Maryland, he was a retired electrician for Hawaii Electric Light Co. Private celebration of life. Survived by wife, Evelyn Garbo of Colorado; daughter, Holly Kawakami of Colorado; son, Grant Garbo of Texas; brother, Fred Garbo of Wisconsin; two grandchildren.

Albert T. Ide, 93, of Hilo died Jan. 28 at home. Born in Honohina, he grew up in Honalo, Kona, and was the retired owner/operator of the former Al’s Interiors, worked for Hicks Homes and the former House of Carpets, was a graduate of Hilo Commercial College and U.S. Army World War II veteran serving in Germany. Private services held. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Noel (Darlene) Ide of Keaau and Keevil (Dallas) Ide of Hilo; daughters, Robin Ide of Honolulu and Joy (Ken) Ide-Cresci of Daly City, Calif.; brother, Tamo (Kay) Ide of Cupertino, Calif.; sisters, Sally Nakamura, Setsu (Ted) Ozawa and Miyo Alawa of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Naoko Ide of Honalo and Sue Ide of Honolulu; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.

Richard Rogers, 82, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 14. Born in Lubbock, Texas, he was formerly longtime captain of the Puka Kai fishing charter boat. Private services held. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, Richard (Tom) Rogers of Ocean View, Randy (Nancy) Rogers of Seattle and Jeff (Maggie) Rogers of Kailua-Kona; two granddaughters. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Belinda “Billie” Juliet Sherman, 75, of Ocean View died Feb. 15 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker and volunteer for Hospice of Kona and Hawaii Special Olympics. Private service at a later date. Condolences to: D. Sherman, P.O. Box 377614, Ocean View, HI 96737. Survived by husband, Duane Sherman of Ocean View; sons, Kapena (Sheila) Singson and Kawika Singson of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Michelle Tomas of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Germaine Bucsit, Cynthia Shiraishi, Jocelyn (Frank) Nacino and Angie (Ed) Iberra of Oahu, Kimberley (Ed) Kato of Kauai; brother, Chris Caballero of Oahu; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Evelyn Hilda Kapischka Stanley-Lovett, 92, of Keaau died Dec. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Multnomah County, Ore., she was retired. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Wednesday (March 6) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by children, Paul Stanley of Mountain View, Evelyn Freed of Prescott, Ariz., Diane Stanley of Hawaiian Acres and Dawn (Clifford Javellana) Paredes Javellana of Keaau; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Memorial donations for the late Kid Steele “Brother” McCoy can be made to the Arc of Kona in addition to other organizations listed in an obituary published Wednesday.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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