April 7, 2012
John N. “Joey” Buentipo, 17, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Keaau High School student, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Geronimo Jr. and Erlinda, sisters Glenda and Melody, and grandparents Geronimo Buentipo Sr., and Domingo and Aresnia Nicolas. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. All-night vigil after 9 p.m. at the family residence in Keaau. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.