The Rev. Leonard “Leon” Earl Baker, 69, of Keaau died Sept. 18 in Aurora, Colo. Born in Norfolk, Va., he was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, served as pastor at North Windward Baptist Chapel on Oahu and Hamakua Baptist Mission and Paradise Park Baptist Church on the Big Island and was director of missions for the Big Island Baptist Association. Celebration of life service from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 14) at Kaumana Drive Baptist Church in Hilo. Survived by wife, Alethia D. Baker of Aurora; son, Earl E. (Lorene) Baker; daughter, Theresa (Brian) Kemm; sisters, Madge Baker and Dorothy Harrison; brother, Prince (Geraldine) Baker; sister-in-law, Yolanda Baker; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Duane Donald Erway, 83, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 13 at the Regency at Hualalai. Born in Nebraska, he was a retired electrical engineer for Xerox and board member of Plan to Protect Kona. Private services held. Survived by wife, Marjorie Erway; son, Donald Erway. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Michael “Mike” De Los Santas Pacana, 64, of Hilo died Oct. 4 at home. Born in Salinas, Calif., he was a former maintenance worker for CARE Hawaii. Services at a later date. Survived by life partner, Cheryl Jorgensen; children, Arik (Andrea) Pacana, Melissa (Kurrent) Pacana, Florence (Greg) Pacana Awai, Mikalani (Roberto) Awai Che and Salinas (Dezmond) Pacana Awai; siblings, Michelle Sarlo, Marvin (Elizabeth) Pacana and William Hackett; 15 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Annie Quihano Ravey, 91, of Hilo died Sept. 13 at her home. Born in Ka‘u, she retired from the state of Hawaii as a lunch room supervisor at Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School in Hilo. Visitation from 9:3010:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Joel (Jan) Ravey of Waipahu, Oahu, and Felix Ravey of Honolulu; daughters, Joanne (Tad) Tamala, Beverly Leilani Gonsalves and Annette (Giles) Nakamoto of Hilo, Winona (Michael) Hooser of Waikoloa, Dennilu “Ipo” (Poncho Sampedro) Carvalho of Kohala; brothers, Thompson Quihano and Floyd (Noe) Quihano of Kalapana, Frank (Noe) Quihano of Nanakuli, Oahu, Joseph (Bertha) Quihano of Honolulu, Raymond (Ulu) Quihano of Pahoa; sisters, Rebecca Pau of Pahoa, Starlight Kaopuiki of Nanakuli and Lucy Scullion of Aiea, Oahu; hanai daughters, Milo (Keiti) Nau of Hilo and Kelly (Kahulu) Pearson of Maui; 25 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and six
great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mieko Taniguchi, 99, of Hilo died Aug. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born on Maui, she was president of the Hilo Candy Company and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Alan Taniguchi of Honolulu; daughter, Marion (Dennis) Morimoto-Shigeta of Hilo; sisters, Sumie Yagi and Mrs. Oishi of Japan; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ethel Shizuko Wakano,
76, of Hilo died Sept. 16 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honomu, she was a retired office clerk for Okahara and Associates, legal secretary for Carlsmith, Carlsmith, Wichman and Case Attorneys at Law and Case and Lynch Attorneys at Law and member of Honomu Henjoji Mission and Anela Association. Private services held. No flowers; no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Keith Wakano of Hilo; sons, Cory (Sherry) Wakano of Hilo, Clay (Cyd Miyashiro) Wakano of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughter, Carrie (Ryan) Tsukuda of Honolulu; brother, Stanley (Yuriko) Okano of Honolulu; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.