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Obituaries for August 8

Earle Ambrose Bryenton, 84, of Hilo died July 24 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Mobile, Ala., he was a retired real estate broker, U.S. Navy veteran and member of Living Waters Assembly of God Church. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 13) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-10 a.m. Monday (Aug. 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Roselyn Bryenton of Hilo; son, David Bryenton of Boise, Idaho; daughter, Rachelle Rose Bryenton of Hilo; brother-in-law, Romel (Ruby) Juan of the Philippines; sister-in-law, Raquel (Hiros) Bautista of Seattle; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kazuo “Uncle Kaz” Fukumitsu, 91, of Lanihau died July 25 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in North Kona, he was a grounds maintenance man at the former Kona Village Resort, mail carrier, coffee and macadamia nut farmer, rancher, member of Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Yamamoto Kenjin Kai, Keopu Kumiai and U.S. Army veteran. Funeral service 4 p.m. Monday (Aug. 14) at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Kealakekua. Interment with military honors 9 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 15) at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Alden (Cheryl) Fukumitsu of Kaupulehu, Winstanley (Lisa) Fukumitsu of Kawaihae, Elmer (Lisa) Fukumitsu of Lanihau and Travis Fukumitsu of Kealakehe; daughters, Christine Pajimola and Shawnte Fukumitsu of Lanihau, Shaulei Fukumitsu of Ocean View; brothers, Yasuo (Edna) Fukumitsu of Keauhou, Kenji (Flora) Fukumitsu of Lanihau and Isowo (Joanne) Fukumitsu of Pearl City, Oahu; nine grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marilyn Benevides Kamakawiwoole, 68, of Hilo died July 16 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired state clerk and supervisor at American Savings Bank Waimea Branch. Visitation 3-5 p.m. Friday (Aug. 11) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Memorial Mass at 5 p.m. Dinner to follow. Flowers welcome. Monetary donations to 64-5123 Kalake St., Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by sons, Travis (Gabrielle) Kamakawiwoole and Troy (Annie) Kamakawiwoole of Hawaii; daughter, Trisha (Kekoa) Sylva of Hawaii; 11 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Louis Keikiali‘i Kelekolio Jr., 58, of Hilo died July 26 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was an employee of Hilo Products and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 12) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 7 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Ilka Auli‘i Aiko Patnaude Kelekolio; son, Louis “Hide” Kelekolio III; daughter, Kano‘o Pomaika‘i (Wayne) Baroza; brothers, Kawika (Chelle) Kelekolio and Stanley Kelekolio; sister, Dawnaree (Bob) Arnold; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and in-laws. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sean Ikaika Knell, 45, of Keaau died July 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a county Roads Division mason, night auditor for Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and coach/referee for American Youth Soccer Organization and Hawaii Youth Soccer Association. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 13) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; lei welcome. Survived by wife, Michelle Knell of Keaau; sons, Jonah Knell, Aaron Knell, Christopher Knell, Isaac Knell and Luke Knell; parents, Raymond and Annette Knell of Waianae, Oahu; maternal grandmother, Lehua Fuller of Waimanalo, Oahu; brother, Shannon (Jessica) Knell of Makakilo, Oahu; sister, Ray-Joy (Braden) Keller of Waianae; father-in-law, Glenn (Tomoko) Kuwaye of Hilo; mother-in-law, Suzanne Vallez of Costa Mesa, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Glenn-Dee Kuwaye of Hilo, Amy (Alika) Cosner and Jennie (Cedric Williams) Kuwaye of Honolulu, Kimberly (Blaine Labra) Kuwaye of Wahiawa, Oahu; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Stanley Marple Randolph, 90, of Hilo died July 30 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Santa Cruz, Calif., he was retired from United Airlines, operated businesses in the former Kaikoo Mall and Prince Kuhio Plaza including The Puka Jewelry Store, Boomers Fountain and Hilo Bay Outfitters, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Private services at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo, c/o Pohai Malama Care Center, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by hanai son, Stephen (Cynthia) Debus of Hilo; cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ronald Sterling Rickard, 63, of Hilo died June 27 in Hilo. He was born in Hilo. Services held. Survived by mother, Christina Andrews of Hilo; sisters, Pauline Romero of Tucson, Ariz., Donna Akau and Susan Damo of Hilo; brothers, Rich Rickard of Hilo and Francis Richard of Hawaiian Paradise Park; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

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