Obituary: July 21, 2021 | Western Hawaii Today



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Donald bearth

Donald Anthony Bearth, 62, of Kailua-Kona died on July 14, 2021, at his home. Born December 1, 1958 in St. Paul, MN. he was head baker and owner of the former Suzanne bakery.

Friends can call at 10 a.m. on July 23 to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona for mass. There will be a gathering at the family home after Mass. A private funeral will take place at a later date.

He is survived by his mother, Suzanne; brother, Daniel (Darlene) Bearth of Kailua-Kona; Sister Joy (Gerry) Brazier of Kailua-Kona; and many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements from the Ballard family mortuary.

Joseph mahoe

Joseph “Joe” Hanaike Mahoe, 77, of Kailua-Kona, passed away on March 23, 2020 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born January 30, 1943 in Kalihi, Oahu, he was a construction worker for the Goodfellow Brothers and Isemoto Contracting companies, lifeguard, marathon runner, black belt in martial arts, sensei of Kara-Ho Kempo, award-winning pigeon fancier, United States Veteran of the Vietnam Army and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Friends can call at 9 a.m. on July 23 at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery for a service. The family asks for a casual outfit.

He is survived by his daughters, Julie (Joseph Hekekia Jr.) Mahoe of Hilo and Joyal (Jaushlyn Mansinon) Mahoe of Oahu; sons, Jonas Mahoe and Jennings Mahoe, both of Kalaoa, and Jairus (Jill Anne Del Pilar Villa Rosa) Mahoe of San Diego; sisters, Kuulei Adams and Ululani Ikeda, both of Nanakuli, Oahu, and Bunnie Mahoe of Maile, Oahu; brothers, Willie (Marlene) Mahoe of Kapolei, Oahu and Allen (Charlita) Mahoe of Nanakuli, Oahu; five grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ronald Souza

Ronald Walter I. Souza, 82, of Mountain View and Haleiwa, Oahu, died on June 2, 2021 in Honolulu. Born in Waialua, Oahu, he was a retired heavy equipment operator foreman and a member of the Hawaii Operating Engineers Union, Local 3.

Friends can call at 9:30 a.m. on July 24 at Liliukolani Protestant Church in Haleiwa, Oahu, for a 10:30 a.m. service. Aloha outfit.

He is survived by his sons Russel (Karen) Souza and Ryan (Kimberly) Souza; daughters, Marlene (James) Abrigo, Maylene (Richard) Kamakea and Melanie (George) Hatchie; brother, Fred (Nani) Souza; sister, Patricia Reynolds; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Homelani cremation services.

Bernadette Amar

Bernadette Beverly “BeBe” Amar, 72, from Pepeekeo, died on June 27, 2021, at her home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired Sales Associate at Sears Roebuck & Co. in Hilo, a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Pepeekeo Community Association.

Friends can call at 4 p.m. on July 23 at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Friends can also call at 11 a.m. on July 24 for a burial service at Alae Cemetery in Hilo. Aloha outfit.

She is survived by her husband, Manuel Amar Sr. of Pepeekeo; sons, Manuel Amar Jr. and Thimothy (Jenifer) Amar of Pepeekeo; daughter, Rachel (Chazten Fukuhara) Amar of Pepeekeo; sisters, Luana (Walter) Leite and Stephanie Anderson of Hilo; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Russel Botelho Sr.

Russel Amos Botelho Sr., 69, of Mountain View and formerly of Paauhau, died on June 29, 2021, at his home. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired diesel mechanic at the former Paauhau & Hamakua sugar companies, sales agent for ILWU Local 142 and private investigator with Victor V. Vierra and Associates and high school baseball coach. Honokaa.

Friends can call at 3 p.m. on July 22 at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Cremation to follow. Casual outfit; no flowers.

He is survived by his wife, Serena Botelho of Mountain View; daughters, Shelley Felicia Botelho and Russelle Botelho of Mountain View; son, Russel (Keala) Botelho Jr. of Waipahu, Oahu; sisters, Margo Godbehere of Kauai and Jo Ann (Milton) Lau Kong of Kukuihaele; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ameil Akimseu

Ameil Kealoha Akimseu, 82, of Hilo, died on April 4, 2021 at the Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kalaoa, he was a retired truck driver with Kuwaye Trucking Co. and a US Air Force veteran.

Friends can call at 9 a.m. on July 24 at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel for a 10 a.m. service. Casual outfit; no flowers.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Walker Akimseu of Hilo; daughter, Roxanne (Roy) Madamba of California; sons, Jason Akimseu of Maui and Jared (Jessica Singer) Akimseu of Hilo; brothers, Raymond (Paulette) Akimseu of Oahu and Earl (Abilene) Akimseu of Hilo; sisters, Luwana (Satoshi) Sumiki and Cynthia (Peter Lee) Moses of Hilo, Gail (Michael) Figueroa of Pepeekeo; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Alika Dizol

Alika Kaho’ohanohano Dizol, 43, of Las Vegas and formerly of Waimea, died on June 6, 2021, at her home. Born in Lihue, Kauai, he was a yard marshal for Amazon.

Friends can call at 11 a.m. on July 24 at the Central Church in Henderson, Nev., For a service. Aloha or casual dress. Dispersion of ashes at a later date.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie Dizol of Las Vegas; daughters, Sayzen Dizol from Las Vegas and Yovella Fabro-Dizol from Kapolei, Oahu; daughter-in-law Sierra (Wayne) Lawrence of Laupahoehoe; sons, Zephan Apostadiro-Dizol of Las Vegas and Uzziah Crisostomo-Dizol of Okinawa, Japan; step-sons, Stacy (Matt) Prellberg of Oahu and Pohaku (Talitha) Aipia of Las Vegas; mother, Paula Lindsey Dizol of Las Vegas; father, Alex (Jerri) Dizol of Waimea; sister, Shannon (Keone) Dizol of Las Vegas; brothers, Hauoli (Jean) Dizol of Honolulu, Micah (Kylee) Dizol and Noah Dizol of Waimea; half-brother, Isaiah Schubert of Waimea; maternal stepmother Roberta (Gilford) Medeiros of Summerlin, Nevada; six grandchildren; a niece; and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Palm Southwest Mortuary in Las Vegas.

Jeffery Belanio Jr.

Captain Cook’s Jeffery Wong Belanio Jr., 44, died on July 11, 2021 at Kona Community Hospital. Born April 21, 1977 in Kealakekua, he was a heavy equipment operator for West Hawaii Excavation and Big Island Landscaping, auto mechanic and welder.

Friends can call at 10 a.m. on July 24 at OTEC Beach in Kailua-Kona for a celebration of life. The family asks for a casual outfit.

He is survived by his parents, Jeffery and Judy Belanio Sr. of Captain Cook; sisters, Roslyn (James) Thomas of Ocean View and Connie Belanio of San Antonio, Texas; several aunts and uncles; two nephews; and two grand-nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.



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