Obituaries

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - PAGE TWO -

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.

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