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Obituaries for August 31

Robert J. “RJ” Campbell Sr., 87, of Keaau died Aug. 13 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Watertown, N.Y., he was a private venture investor and management consultant, formerly employed by Link Group-General Precision Inc., Friden Inc., Bailey Controls Co., Bridgestone Management Group and a U.S. Air Force veteran. No services. Survived by wife, Clarita Campbell; sons, Robert (Marcia) Campbell Jr. and Stephen P. Campbell; hanai daughter, Julie (Lobrend) Bannister; brother, Keith A. Campbell; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dennis Preston Davis, 76, of Kapoho died Aug. 1 at home. Born in Pasadena, Calif., he owned an architectural services firm and was a U.S. Army veteran. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by partner, Paul D. Crawford of Kapoho; nieces, grandnieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Agnes Freitas Hunter, 87, of Tiga Cay, S.C., died Aug. 28 in Rock Hill, S.C. Born in Hilo, she was retired from the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Memorial Service at a later date. Survived by two stepdaughters, two stepsons, 21 nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Wolfe Funeral Home, Fort Mill, S.C.

Ernest James Jackson, 39, of Pahoa died Aug. 24 in Pahoa. He was a home builder and owner of Full Spectrum Home Improvements. Celebration of life 1-4 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 2) at Kalani Honua EMax building, 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa, followed by a lantern-sendoff on the Seaview Lawn. Please bring a small pupu or dish to share and be prepared to take leftovers. Silent auction to be held with proceeds for Ernest’s children. Donations of goods and services for auction are being accepted. Contact Kevin Horton and Misti Johnson at Kalapana100@yahoo.com. Survived by wife, Jenn Campbell Jackson; sons, Jamar and Tristan; daughter, Amora.

Albert Medeiros Sr., 87, of Kealia died Aug. 26 at home. Born in Kaawaloa, he was a retired labor foreman for Isemoto Construction Co. cowboy for Greenwell Ranch, employee of the former Fujino Coffee Mill, fisherman and hunter. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Kahikolu Congregational Church in Napoopoo. Celebration of life at 9:30 a.m. Survived by son, Terry (Hala) Medeiros of Kealia; daughters, Yvonne (Tom) O’Dowd of Athens, Ga., Sonia (David) Cahill of San Francisco, Patricia (Brian) Coad of Waikoloa, Myrna Thomas of Holualoa and Debra (Glen) Miles of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Eddie Medeiros of Keauhou Mauka and Lawrence Medeiros of California; sister, Mona Oliver of California; 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Irene Katherine Villanueva, 76, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 20 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Puna, she was a cook at the former Sumida’s Restaurant in Hilo. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by son, Lopaka (Beth) Gaspar of Sacramento, Calif.; daughters, Debby (Steve) Dennis of Veneta, Ore., and Antoinette (Bill) Evangelista of Fayetteville, N.C.; sister, Rose Evangelista of Yakima, Wash.; a granddaughter, grandsons, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joseph W.L. Whitney, 68, of Hilo died Aug. 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a retired senior lifeguard at Sparky Kawamoto Swim Stadium and veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 6) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Scattering of his ashes at a later date. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Diane Whitney of Hilo; son, Jody (Jodie) Whitney of Hilo; brothers, Lemona (Wilma Jeane) Whitney Jr. of Waikoloa, Hinano (Mary) Whitney of Virginia and Delbert (Lillian) Whitney of Hilo; sister, Small Nani Whitney of Hilo; two granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Grace “Megun” Megumi Williges, 56, of Pahoa died Aug. 29 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Paterson, N.J., she was a homemaker. Services at a later date. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by spouse, Daniel Holland of Pahoa; daughters, Laura Holland, Dillon (Robert Bright) Holland and Angela Holland of Pahoa; father, Gustav Williges of San Francisco; brother, Dan Williges of San Francisco; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

 

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