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Obituaries for September 21

Irene Marjorie Puaokalani Abrojena, 77, of Kealakekua died Aug. 31 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was a food waitress at the former Ho Fa Inn, Teshima’s Restaurant and the former Kona Surf Resort. Visitation 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Kahikolu Congregational Church in Napoopoo. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Gary (Linda) Abrojena of Antioch, Calif., Daniel (Lydia) Abrojena of Milolii, Mario (June) Abrojena of Ocean View, Ernest (Maggie) Abrojena of Captain Cook, Abel (Julie) Abrojena of Opihihale and Danford (Pomai) Abrojena of Kealakekua; daughter, Irene (Olin) Caban of Antioch; brother, Nelson (Deena) Kahele of Captain Cook; hanai brothers, Garciano Sesson and Milton Decalio of Pahala; sisters, Evangeline Kim of Kapolei, Oahu, Daisy Chiantano of California, Carol (Donald) Laa of Hilo and Janette Evans of Michigan; hanai siters, Rosin (Moses) Takaki of Aiea, Oahu, and Felisha Kaniho of South Point; brother-in-law, Jon Kaneta of Kailua-Kona; sisters-in-law, Carol Kahele of Milolii, Stevelyn Grace of Hookena, Dora Helena of Milolii, Sarah Kahele of Hilo, Val Spencer Poaha of Oahu and Lucille Sesson of Pahala; 31 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Martin “Marty” Howard Cady, 75, of Hilo died Sept. 13 at home. Born in Gloversville, N.Y., he was a vice president of information technology systems for Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corp., member of the Hawaii 50th Club in Tacoma, Wash., and a U.S. Army sergeant during the Vietnam War. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by spouse, D. Pua Cady of Hilo; son, Sean (Detchen) Cady of North Carolina; daughters, Melinda Sacco of Williamsville, N.Y., and Malama (Troy) Kahauolopua of Hilo; sister, Joan Pagan of New Jersey; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Earl Stanley Costa, 84, of Vacaville, Calif., died Sept. 13 at home. He was a retired insurance adjuster for Allstate, auto mechanic who worked at Nelson’s Chevrolet, service manager at the former Hilo Motors, custodian for the Tribune-Herald, Hilo High School class of 1951 alumnus and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Monday (Sept. 25) at McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville. Service 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 26) at Crossroads Christian Church in Vacaville. Interment to follow, 1 p.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif. Memorial donations to ALS Association Golden West Chapter, P.O. Box 565, Agoura Hills, CA 91376, or Paralyzed Veterans of America, 10365 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento, CA 95827. Survived by wife, Margie Costa; sons, Michael (Gabriela) Costa of Alaska and Ricky (Letizia) Costa of California; daughter, Rhonda (Frank) Ables of California; sister, Doreen Mae Lucas of Hilo; five granddaughters, a grandson and a great-grandson.

Margaret Gualdarama Imaizumi, 89, of Hilo died Sept. 10 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Papaaloa, she was a homemaker and member of Living Waters Assembly of God. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 26) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Paul (Faith) Imaizumi of Keaau and Mark Imaizumi of Honolulu; daughter, Thelma (William Donald) Serrao of Hilo; brother, Basilio Gualdarama of Manteca, Calif.; sister, Rejina “Irene” Sampaia of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Sachi Imaizumi and Kay Imaizumi of Hilo, Magdalena “Deedee” Gualdarama of Daly City, Calif.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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