Christina Elizabeth Bell, 60, of Keaau died Feb. 27 at home. Born in Germany, she was a former armed security guard and Red Cross volunteer. Survived by life partner, Bill Berg; sons, Jerome Brent Bell and Kevin Alexander Bell; daughters, Alexandra Wetterberg and Christina Lushianda Bell Schoebert; brothers, Sandy Biggs and Hans Herman; sisters, Effie Knapp, Yaqueline Renz, Karin Hake-Siegmon and Andrea Krause; 15 grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Eloise Sue Ngo Chow, 89, of Hilo died Feb. 27 at home. Born in Pahala, she was a retired secretary and warehouse clerk for the former C. Brewer and Co. Private services held. Survived by son, Alton Ten Wo Chow of Hilo; brother, William (Martha) Lee of Las Vegas. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Trinidad Caballero Enriquez, 84, of Hilo died Tuesday at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kapoho, she was employed at Paradise Plants and Keaau Elementary School cafeteria, owner of the former T.L.C. Cleaning and member of The Father’s House. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Sunday (March 17) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life begins at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by children, Marcia “Tiny” (Victor) Nakatsu of Keaau, Christine “Chris” (Jaime) Ferreira of Hilo and Justina “Jess” (Ted) Angelo of Kawaihae; sisters, Elsie Ramos of Keaau, Lorna Gacusana of California and Moses Caballeros of Kaneohe, Oahu; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Thomas Toshio Hada Sr., 87, of Hilo died Feb. 9 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired journeyman mechanic for Yamada Transfer and the former Puna Sugar and Hilo Coast Processing companies, and a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War. Private services held. Condolences to 19 E. Ohea St., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by wife, Caroline Hada of Hilo; sons, Thomas (Gina) Hada Jr. of Mililani Mauka, Oahu, Glenn (Kay) Hada of Mililani Mauka, Oahu, and Gordon (Jeanette) Hada of Omaha, Neb.; brothers, Roy (Coleen) Hada and Edward Hada, both of Hilo; sisters, Kiyoko (Hajime) Kuwada of Honolulu and Sally Bartholetti of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Michael Keo Hong, 43, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 20 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a freelance photographer, musician and former bartender at Ray’s on the Bay. Private services. Survived by paternal grandmother, Chizuko Hong of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Derek (Marie) Hong and Allen Hong, both of Kailua-Kona; a niece and nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Saddie Sanae Iwamoto, 80, of Hilo died Feb. 22 at a private care home in Hilo. Born in Pahala, she was a retired bookkeeper for Richard M. Okuna, CPA. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brother, Keith Iwamoto of Hilo; sister-in-law, Jean Iwamoto of Hilo; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Steven “Steamboat” Patrick O’Keefe, 69, of Hilo died Feb. 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Bernardino, Calif., he ran a hauling service. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by son, Kaden O’Keefe of Los Angeles; brother, Kevin (Dawna) O’Keefe of Carlsbad, Calif.; a niece and nephew.
William “Bill” Brantley Parker, 84, of South Kona died March 1 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Kirbyville, Texas, he was a banker, finish carpenter, cabinet maker, farmer, property manager, rancher, former wrestling coach and assistant junior varsity football coach for Konawaena High School, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Kona Faith Center in Captain Cook. Service at 10 a.m. Inurnment in Oregon at a later date. Survived by wife, Patricia Parker of South Kona; daughter, Elizabeth (Thomas) Gregg of Honolulu; son, Ian Parker of South Kona; daughter-in-law, Lei Parker of Kahaluu; sister, Anna Lou Parr of Oregon; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald