Obituary Notices: Feb. 19 – 25, 2017

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Hilda Kathleen Decker
August 22, 1926 – February 21, 2017

Hilda Kathleen Decker, 90, of Waimea, Hawai‘i, was born in Indiana on Aug. 22, 1926, and passed away on Feb. 21, 2017 in Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i due to Alzheimer’s.

Hilda worked as a Sunday school teacher and a home maker. She used to say “I don’t have a bad memory, I have a good forgetter.”

She is survived by sons Johnny (Marilyn) Decker of Stratham, New Hampshire; Robert (Pam) Decker of Kamuela, Hawai‘i; daughter Nancy (Michael) Douherty of Walnut Creek, California; sister Rosalee Rogers of Santa Rosa, California; and five grandchildren.

Private services will be held.

Charles Ontiveros

Charles Ontiveros
August 27, 1940 – February 9, 2017


Charles Ontiveros, 76, of Pāhoa, HI, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Charles was born in Kukaiau, HI.

Service to be held at Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo (570 Kinoole St. Hilo, HI 96720) on Sunday Feb. 26, 2017.

Visitation at 5 p.m. and Service at 6 p.m.

Burial will be on Monday Feb. 27, 2017 at Hawai‘i Veterans Cemetery II (110 Laimana St. Hilo, HI 96720) at 9 a.m. He is survived by his son John (Shonnalee) Ontiveros of Kealakekua, HI; daughter Ursula (Sheye) Nihau of Kailua-Kona; Charles is also survived by 8 grandchildren 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Robert McBurney Kempa
March 2, 1924 – February 3, 2017


Robert McBurney Kempa, 92, of Naalehu, Hawai‘i, was born in Harbin, China on March 2, 1924, and passed away at home on Feb. 3, 2017. Robert was raised in Honolulu and witnessed the Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor.

Robert served our country in WWII as a Merchant Marine, worked for UH Mānoa in the Mechanical Engineering Dept. for 16 years, operated a Kona coffee farm for 20 years, and worked for the US Forest Service in Oregon.

He is survived by wife Susan; sons Jesse Red Feather (Laura Rosensteel) Kempa of Santa Cruz, California; Robert M. Kempa of Honolulu, Hawai‘i; and grandson Bobby Kempa of Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

A memorial will be held on March 3, at West Hawai‘i Veterans Cemetery at 11:45 a.m. A celebration of life and potluck will be held on March 4 at 94-1527 Ka’alualu Road in Waiohinu at 2 p.m.

Kaliko John Dane Sanchez

Kaliko John Dane Sanchez
August 12, 1984 – February 21, 2017


Kaliko John Dane Sanchez, was born on Aug. 12, 1984 in Wailuku, Maui and died on Feb. 21, 2017.

He is survived by daughter; Krystian Kamalei Navarro-Sanchez, son; Khoen Keaolewa Sanchez, mom and dad; Rob & Ivy Jean Sanchez; sister; Tiare Kapika Sanchez; and niece, Lilia-Ann Sanchez. He also leaves his grandparents Tony and Barbara Bagio, and numerous aunties, uncles & cousins.

Kaliko was an original of the Inaugural Class of Punana Leo O Maui in Wailuku. He attended Waihe’e School, ‘Iao Intermediate, Saint Anthony and Baldwin High School. He graduated in 2012 from the University of Hawai‘i Maui’s Culinary Program.

Kaliko enjoyed his trips to Hāna and the time he spent there with his ‘Ohana was very special. He also enjoyed being at the beach boogie boarding and hanging out with friends. Kaliko will truly be missed by his kind and gentle soul!

“Aloha I kekahi I kekahi ~ love one another”

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku, service will begin at 11 a.m. A private burial will be held at a later date.


Lorna Pajente Badillo

Lorna Pajente Badillo
October 29, 1969 – February 20, 2017

Lorna Pajente Badillo, 47 of Lānaʻi City, passed away on Feb. 20, 2017 at the Lānaʻi Community Hospital. She was born on Oct. 29, 1969 in Arado Uson, Masbate Philippines.

Visitation will be held at 5 p.m.; 7 p.m. for prayers on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at I.L.W.U, Hall in Lānaʻi City. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Lānaʻi Sacred Hearts Church; burial to follow at Lānaʻi Cemetery.

Lorna is survived by her father Marcos Rupa Badillo and mother Lucila Pajente; Sister Shirley (Michael) Aguinaldo; brother Noel (Mailene) Badillo; grandpa Elmo Badillo, grandma Anacorita Badillo (pre-deceased); nieces and nephews by order of birth, Cherisse Marie, Shawn-Ray Marcelo, M’Chelle Lucille –Be, Paxton Marcelo, Shannon Chloe, Ivan-Michael Tran, Amaya-Lyn Luci, Barrett Apro-Nowell and many aunties, uncles and cousins.

Roselani Cacal

Roselani Cacal
June 4, 1940 – February 19, 2017

Roselani Cacal, 76, of Lahaina, passed away on Feb. 19, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on June 4, 1940 in Wailuku.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Norman’s Mortuary, service will begin at 10:30 a.m., and burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haʻikū.

Roselani worked as a housekeeper for Napili Surf Beach Resort.

She is survived by her son, Benjamin (Adele) Cacal; daughters, Lori (Brent) Crowder, Jessica Cacal, Gina Cacal; hanai-daughter, Sandra Vasquez; brother, Domingo Bisera; sisters, Angie Vasquez, Patricia Juario; grandchildren, Shaina (Reven) Adlawan, Samantha (Reggie Harris) Cacal, Bridget (Riley Sinenci) Cacal, Amber Cacal, Erika Cacal, Krystal Cacal, Joshua Cacal, Brihanna Villa, Jonathan Crowder, and Brenton Crowder; great-grandchildren, Ryden Adlawan, Treyson Adlawan, Brayden Harris, Greyson Harris, and Kailen Cacal-Escobar.

Roselani was predeceased by her husband, Lucio Cacal; sisters, Lani Baho, Inis Bisera; brothers, Jose Bisera, and Benito Bisera.

Rizalino Ramil Dugay

Rizalino Ramil Dugay
September 12, 1933 – February 16, 2017

Rizalino Ramil Dugay, 83, of Lānaʻi City, passed away on Feb. 16, 2017 on Lānaʻi. He was born on Sept. 12, 1933 in the Philippines.

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Sacred Hearts Church in Lānaʻi City, mass will begin at 10 a.m., and burial will follow at Lānaʻi City Cemetery.

Mr. Dugay was a painter.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Arucan Dugay; sons, Peregrino Dugay, Emmanuel (Betty Lou) Dugay; daughters, Rizanita (Douglas) Daguay, Evelyn (Angel, Jr.) Allas; brother, Emil (Lilia) Dugay of Kauai; sisters, Salvacion (Nemecio) Bolo, Jesus (Valentine) Caledonia both of the Philippines, Bernarda Dugay, Florentina (Pedro) Acob, Nenita (Martin) Bergonia, Adeline (Francesco) Constantino all of Kauaʻi; 4 granddaughters, and 3 grandsons.

Rizalino was predeceased by his siblings, Pedro Dugay, Guillermo Dugay, Maria Dugay Baxa, and Alejandro Dugay.

Henry Polohau Kahula Jr.

Henry Polohau Kahula Jr.
November 29, 1941 – February 11, 2017

Henry Polohau Kahula Jr., 75 of Pāʻia, Maui passed away on Feb. 11, 2017 at his residences under the care of his loving family and Hospice Maui. He was born on Nov. 29, 1941 in Hāna, Maui.

Henry retired as a Driver from Roberts Hawai‘i.

Visitations will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at Pāʻia Protestant Church from 9 to 11 a.m.; with service to begin at 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Maui Veteran’s Cemetery Makawao at 1 p.m.

Henry is predeceased by parents, Henry (Marie) Kahula Sr.; daughters, Florence K. Kahula and Elsie W. Kahula; sister, Ethel (Walter) Dela Cruz; brother, Wayne Kahula; survived by his wife, Philomena (Akuna) Kahula; children, Roxann (Wes) Arakaki, Henry P. Kahula III, Herrietta M. Kahula, Darnielle K. Kahula, Florence H. Kahula; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; sister, Annie Kahula-Rahl, Rose Marie Mokihana Kahula; brother, Dennis Kahula Sr.; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Grace Leinaala Eskaran

Grace Leinaala Eskaran
June 17, 1938 – February 8, 2017

Grace Leinaala Eskaran, 78, of Lānaʻi City, passed away on Feb. 8, 2017 at Lānaʻi Community Hospital. She was born on June 17, 1938 in Lānaʻi City.

Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the I.L.W.U. hall in Lānaʻi City. Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Sacred Hearts Church, Lānaʻi, and burial will follow at Lānaʻi City Cemetery.

Grace worked as a Landscaper.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Mona Eskaran, Sr.; sons, Dennis Mona Eskaran Jr., Martin (Lanai) Eskaran, Dean (Dyana Ganer) Eskaran, Lindsay Eskaran; sisters, Eleanor “Bulu” Kekiwi, Elizabeth Ku’uipo Lanoza; brother, Benjamin Kaaikala, Sr.; 6 granddaughters, 5 grandsons; 4 great-granddaughters, and 2 great-grandsons.

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