Obituaries: February 7, 2023 – West Hawaii Today

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Glenn Wayne Miles, age 70, of Kailua-Kona, died on January 1, 2023 at his residence. Born January 10, 1952 in California, he was an office manager for Grabber Kona and retired from Heritage Construction, and was a member of St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona and an AYSO football coach. Visitation will be held from 9:15-10 am on February 18 at St. Michael Catholic Church; Memorial Mass at 10 am Casual dress. Survived by his wife, Debra Miles of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Malia Miles of Kailua-Kona and Alysha (Joseph) Sizar of Hilo; sister, Carol (Reginald) Nolte of Texas; grandchildren; Great Granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Rita Myhre

Rita Gay Myhre, 80, of Keaau, died on November 18, 2022 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, she was a registered nurse and coordinator of the Women’s Shelter Service in Santa Barbara, CA. Memorial services will be held at a later date. She is survived by her son, Arnold Myhre of Santa Maria, CA.; daughters, Michelle (Robert) Gulvin of Santa Barbara, CA and Melissa (Orlando Hollingsworth) Myhre of Keaau; brother, Richard West of Santa Maria, CA and Beverly (James) Riddle of Redding, CA; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Alan Martin Jr.

Allan Bert Martin Jr., 83, of Keaau, died on January 21, 2023 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born May 27, 1939, in Kohala, he was a computer systems analysis worker for the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was also a veteran in the US Marine Corps. Memorial services/celebration of life for him will be held at a later date. He is survived by his wife, Chang Martin of Keaau; sons, Todd Martin, Stewart (Kaori) Martin and George Casey of Honolulu; daughter, Laura Casey of Hilo; eight grandchildren; brothers, James Martin of Hilo and John Martin of Honolulu; sister, Nancy Martin of Honolulu; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Frances Pereira

Frances G. Pereira, 97, of Hilo, died on January 6, 2023 in Kona. She was born on May 25, 1925 in Maui. She was held a private burial. She is survived by her daughters, Edie Kahula Pereira of California and Mari Pereira of Kona; grandson, Micah Blue Salvaggio of Kona. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

barry kamalii

Barry Kela Kamalii, 64, of Hilo, died Jan. 3 at the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo and was a worker on a papaya farm. Private services held. He is survived by his daughters, Barrilyn Kamalii of Hilo and Jerrilyn Kamalii of Hanapepe; sisters, Leatrice Kamalii, Marilyn Kamalii and Jolana (Ryan Fukui) Colobong, all of Hilo; four grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.