April 11, 2011
Mercedes B. “China” Leialoha, 83, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Papaikou. She is survived by husband Christian K. Sr.; sons Christian Jr., Chester Sr. and Roy Sr.; daughters Nani Tabura and Penny Aipoalani; brother James Bondaug; sister Marcella Simpson; 16 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 162 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.