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.
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