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Obituaries for October 27

Rena Cafirma Albano, 80, of Keaau died Sept. 29 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Pipias Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a papaya farmer and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Facemasks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Bernard Albano of Keaau and Mario Albano of Las Vegas; daughters, Ofelia Ramento of Honolulu, Marichu Paz of Keaau and Mardiorie (Michael) Villamor of Las Vegas; brothers, Rufino Cafima of Honolulu and Arnie Cafirma of Keaau; sister, Victoria (Elpidio) Villaruz of Keaau; sisters-in-law, Lucia Albano and Francisca Visaya of Keaau, Dory Albano and Victoria Aguiran of Philippines; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Opapa Kaniho Jr., 71, of Hilo died Sept. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala, he was a retired custodian for University of Hawaii at Hilo. Drive-thru visitation only 1-3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 1) at Dodo Mortuary upper carport. Facemasks and social distancing required. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Janice “Jan” Kaniho of Hilo; daughter, Kristi (Ricky) Nakamura of Hilo; brothers, Vernon (Rachel) Kaniho and Brent Kaniho of Waimea; sister, Lenora Kaniho of Waimea; brothers-in-law, Richard (Cheryl) Ono of Kealakekua and Kenneth (Tricia Kezeli) Ono of Captain Cook; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marlene Medeiros Miprano, 82, of Hilo died Oct. 19 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a member of Immaculate Heart Of Mary Church. Graveside service 1:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 29) at Homelani Memorial Park. Condolences to: Charmaine Fukuhara 404 Kaiwiki Rd., Hilo, HI 96720. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Charmaine (Les “Bozo”) Fukuhara and Crystal (Ronnie) Miprano of Hilo; son, Casey Miprano of Hilo; sister, Charlene Medeiros of Hilo; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Robert “Bobby” Requelman, 77, of Ookala died Oct. 14 at home. Born in North Kohala, he was a retired carpenter and U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Pauline Requelman of Ookala; sons, John (Christina) Requelman of Hilo and David Requelman of Ookala; brother, Richard (Natalie Higa) Requelman of Hilo; sister, Gloria (John) Pacheco of Glenwood; brother-in-law, Joseph (Joe) AhChoy of Ookala; sister-in-law, Consolacion Requelman of Glenwood; stepdaughter, Jennifer (Craig) Long of Kona; seven granddaughters; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kikuo “Kiku” Tsue, 87, of Hilo died Oct. 19 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was the retired owner of the former Office Systems &Equipment Co., member of Kinoole Baptist Church and U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Ethel Tsue of Hilo; sons, Steven (SonMi) Tsue of Wailuku, Maui, Darryl (JoAnn) Tsue and Gary Tsue of Hilo; daughter, Shelley (Gary) Tom of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Arlene Tsue and June Tsue of Honolulu; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Betty Tran Chow-Hoy, 102, of Hilo died Sept. 7. Her name was incorrectly submitted for an obituary published Oct. 22.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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