Obit­u­ar­ies

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Hilda “Gramma Hilda” Eva (Cor­rea) De Costa, 87, of Hilo and Pa­hala died July 6 at Life Care Cen­ter of Hilo. Born in Honomu, she was a state schools cafe­te­ria helper, mem­ber of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Foster Grand­par­ents Pro­gram, tu­tor­ing spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion stu­dents at Wa­iakea Ele­men­tary and Hilo Union schools. Visi­ta­tion 8-9:45 a.m. Tues­day (Sept. 5) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Eu­logy at 9:15 a.m. Mass at 10 a.m. Ca­sual at­tire. No flow­ers. Pri­vate scat­ter­ing of ashes. Sur­vived by sons, Gor­don (Pa­tri­cia) De Costa and Leroy De Costa of Waimea; daugh­ters, De­bra “Deb­bie” (Wal­ter) Wong Yuen of Pa­hala and Charna (Aaron) On­tiveros of Las Ve­gas; sister, Mar­jorie Tubbs of New York; nine grand­chil­dren and 13 great-grand­chil­dren; nieces and neph­ews. Ar­range­ments by Bal­lard Fam­ily Mor­tu­ary.

Amadeo Ezzo, 80, of South Ko­hala died Aug. 23 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a first-class trades­man for Mauna Lani Bay Ho­tel and Bun­ga­lows, for­mer welder and a U.S. Army vet­eran. Ser­vices held. For in­for­ma­tion, call 895-7401. Sur­vived by wife, Freda Ezzo of South Ko­hala; daugh­ters, Tammy Wil­son of Kainaliu and Stacey Hodgson of South Ko­hala; sons, Tandi (Shena Kanuha) Ezzo of Waikoloa, Daniel Ezzo-White of Honolulu and David (Kim) White of Waikoloa; sister, Gemma Carter of Min­nesota; nu­mer­ous grand­chil­dren, great-grand­chil­dren, nieces and neph­ews. Ar­range­ments by Cre­ma­tion Ser­vices of West Hawaii.

Naomi Ululihi Pil­ialoha Hauanio, 26, of Moun­tain View died Aug. 19 at Hilo Med­i­cal Cen­ter. She was born in Hilo. Ser­vices held. Sur­vived by son, Paanaakala Hauanio of Moun­tain View; daugh­ter, Amethyst Hauanio-Kramer of Moun­tain View; par­ents, Dar­ren-John Hauanio Sr. and Sher­rielee Wat­son-Hauanio of Moun­tain View; sis­ters, Shar­ren (Johnathan) Hauanio-Rapoza of Moun­tain View and Dar­sha (Matthew Kema) Hauanio of Moun­tain View; brother, Dar­ren-John Hauanio Jr. of Moun­tain View; pa­ter­nal grand­mother, Su­san Hauanio of Keaau; ma­ter­nal

grand­mother, Ber­nice Wat­son of Orchid­land; ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther, Peter A. Wat­son Sr. of Moun­tain View; nieces, neph­ews, cousins, aunts and un­cles. Ar­range­ments by Dodo Mor­tu­ary.

Michael Shawn Whitener, 47, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 22 at Hospice of Hilo Po­hai Malama Care Cen­ter. Born in Sa­van­nah, Ga., he was a self-em­ployed jour­ney­man plas­terer. Ser­vices pend­ing. No flow­ers. Memo­rial do­na­tions to Hospice of Hilo. Sur­vived by sons, Joshua Tyler of King­wood, Texas, Daniel Whitener and

Jar­rett Whitener of Blairsville, Ga.; mother, Carol (Gilbert) Sam­paia of Hilo; fa­ther, Sonny (Bon­nie) Hay­wood of Mon­tross, Va.; brother, Michael (Suzie) Sam­paia of Den­ver; sis­ters, Tina (James) Harsh­field of Glouch­ester, Va., and Nerissa (Ron­aldo) Mag­pan­tay of Can­de­laria, the Philip­pines; ma­ter­nal grand­mother, Sylvia Whitener of New­ton, N.C.; pa­ter­nal grand­mother, Priscilla Sam­paia of Hilo; com­pan­ion, Stephanie Ro­bi­son-Whitener of Kailua-Kona; aunts, un­cles, cousins, nieces and neph­ews. Ar­range­ments by Dodo Mor­tu­ary.

DE­NOTES U.S. MIL­I­TARY VET­ERAN

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