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Obituaries for March 28

Gertrude Toyoko Choy, 88, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 5 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired data entry clerk for Hawaiian Airlines. Private services. Survived by sons, Jeffrey (Carol) Choy of Aiea, Oahu, and Darryl Choy of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Doralee (Wayne) Kokami of Aiea; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 25

Eston “Al” Leroy Allinson, 83, of Honokaa died at home March 17. Born in Oklahoma, he was a retired real estate agent. Private services held. Memorial donations may be made to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743. Survived by wife, Dorothy Allinson of Honokaa; son, Kevin Allinson of Sunnyvale, Calif.; sister, Virginia Ward of Oregon. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

Obituaries for March 24

Tammy Michiko Hatori, 50, of Kurtistown died at the Hilo Medical Center on Sunday, March 15. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Friends may call at the Alae Cemetery on Saturday at 11 a.m. for Graveside Committal Services, followed by a celebration of life at the Leleiwi Beach Park in Keaukaha. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by husband, John Hatori of Kurtistown; son, Jason Nathaniel (Myra Peters) Arizumi of Hilo; daughter, Shiryl Leilani (Royden Requelman) Arizumi of Kurtistown; mother and stepfather, Cheryle and Matsu Uehara of Hilo; brother, Tyler “Butch” (Marci) Arizumi of Hilo; stepbrother, Matsu Uehara Jr. of Oahu; stepsister, Kristi (Brandon) Carvalho of Kona; five grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

Obituaries for March 23

Hazel Tokiye Arii, 83, of Honolulu, formerly of Hawaiian Paradise Park, died Feb. 5 at Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Darrell Arii of Honolulu, Glenn Arii of Montana and Grant Arii of Colorado; daughters, Arlene Dorser of Paradise Park, Debra Miklinevich of Honolulu and Laureen Arii of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, Thomas Yoshioka. Private service held.

Obituary for March 22

Concepcion Pertubal Villa, 59, of Pahala died March 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Murphy, Quezon City, Philippines, she was a housekeeper for Kilauea Military Camp in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. All-night vigil 5 p.m. Thursday at the family home, 96-3115 Puahala St., Pahala. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by husband, Teofilo Villa of Pahala; sons, Mark Villa of Pahala and Chris (Wendi Serrao) Villa of Volcano; daughter, LeeAnn Villa of Hilo, father, Luis Pertubal of Hilo; sister, Norma Diego of Hilo; brothers, Ceferino (Leticia Fabia) Pertubal of Pearl City, Oahu, Domingo (Mercela) Pertubal of Pahoa and Angelito (Rosalie) Pertubal of Honolulu; one grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 21

Alexander Lyman “Alika” “Honeyboy” Lincoln, 76, of Pearl City, Oahu, died Feb. 12 at a hospice care home in Kalihi, Oahu. Born in Kona and raised in Keaukaha, he was a retired HC&D/Ameron Hawaii machine operator and member of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club and Teamsters Local 996. Visitation at 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary Mauka Chapel on Oahu. Service at 11:30 a.m. Burial at 12:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by daughter, Kimberly Kealani (Bruce) Gullickson of Puyallup, Wash.; brothers, Francis “Lani” Lincoln of Hilo and Val Lincoln of Maui; hanai brother, John “AhSook” Keawe of Lanai; hanai sister, Abigail Manuela; two grandsons. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park &Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 20

Alice Louisa Hardee, 79, of Waikoloa and also of Fresno, Calif., died March 12 at her Waikoloa home. Born in Fresno, she was a retired teacher. Private service held. Memorial donations may be sent to North Hawaii Hospice at 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by husband, Jerry Hardee of Waikoloa; daughters, Kim (Lenny) Sherman of Clovis, Calif., and Lynn (Rob) Rostau of Waikoloa; brothers, John Najarian of Claremont, Calif., and Elbert (Claire) Najarian of Sebastopol, Calif.; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for March 19

Sarah “Granny” “Aunty K” Ku‘ulei Togashi, 79, of Keaau died March 17 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Olaa, she was a retired Keaau Elementary-Intermediate School cafeteria service worker and member of New Hope Christian Fellowship, Keaau Kula Kumiai, Hilo Lions Club, Higashi Hongwanji Mission and Keaau Nutrition Center. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Thomas Togashi of Keaau, Hiroshi Kajiyama of Las Vegas and Kelly Kajiyama of Keaau; daughter, Darlene (Stafford) Villanueva of Washington state; sisters-in-law, Sophie Aiona and Eiko Kajiyama, both of Pahoa; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituary for March 17

John “Wes” Ilaban Jr., 62, of Keaau died Feb. 17. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired heavy equipment salesman, operator and mechanic. Celebration of life from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo. For more information, call (808) 640-3884. Condolences may be sent to HC1 Box 5170, Keaau, HI 96749. Survived by wife, Debora Ilaban of Keaau; parents, John (Flora) Ilaban Sr. of Waimea; daughters, Shanon (Christopher) Borek of Missouri and Natalie Ilaban of Keaau; brothers, Harlan (Barbie) Ilaban Sr. of Honolulu and Robert Ilaban Sr. of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Gwen (Ray) Ilaban-Chaikin of Waimea, Allison Ilaban of Waimea and Charmayne (Conrad) Calderon of California; three grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 16

Patrick Leroy Paiva, 69, of Pepeekeo died March 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired service truck driver for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial 11:30 a.m. at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by companion, Lynette Yoshikawa of Pepeekeo; son, Bryan Paiva of Pepeekeo; daughter, Kristie (Michael) Paiva of Pepeekeo; brothers, Gerald (Leanne) Paiva of Hilo, Michael (Charlotte) Paiva of Honolulu and Peter (Darlene) Paiva of Papaikou; sisters, Alice Nathan and Susan Paiva of Honolulu, Theresa Matthews of Papaikou, Victoria De Luz and Roxanne Arakaki of Hilo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 15

Scott Hiroyuki Asai, 90, of Kapaau died Feb. 20 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kohala, he was a retired agriculture research technician for the University of Hawaii, foreman for the former Kohala Sugar Co., U.S. Army Korean War veteran awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Bronze Star, and member of Kohala Jodo Mission, Kohala Senior Citizens, Disabled American Veterans, and Hawaii Government Employees Association. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Kohala Jodo Mission in Kapaau. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Nobu S. Asai of Kapaau; sons, Keith H. Asai and Kelly J. Asai of Kohala; sisters, Fumiko Matsumoto and Shizue (Charles) Tatsuta of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Nancy Asai of Kohala and Michiko Asai of Hilo; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 14

Herbert Isamu Kumano, 79, of Hilo died March 3 at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Olaa, he was a member of the Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and worked as a laboratory technician at the University of Southern California (U.S.C.). Private services held. No flowers. No koden. Survived by wife, Jane Kumano of Hilo; daughter, Annette (Richard Lance) Kong of Los Angeles, Calif.; son, Henry Kumano of Los Angeles, Calif.; brother, Thomas (Dorothy) Kumano of Keaau; sister, Sumie Sueishi of Honolulu; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

Obituaries for March 13

Moses “Moke” Kauwilaokalani Kaiawe, 75, of Honaunau died March 6 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kahaluu, he was a heavy equipment operator for Koa Construction Company, J.M. Tanaka Construction Co., Keauhou Kona Resort Co. and Keauhou Kona Construction Corp., a coffee picker, trustee of Pukaana Congregational Church and member of the Kaiawe Ohana. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Makolea (the former Kona Lagoon property). Memorial service at 11 a.m. Parking entrance is via the security guard station at the former Keauhou Beach Hotel. Casual attire; no alcoholic beverages on premises. Survived by sons, Andrew (Desiree) Kaiawe of Kailua-Kona and Glenn (Bonnie) Kaiawe of Honaunau; daughter, Tracey-Lynn Kaiawe of Honaunau; sisters, Fanny Duhaylongsod of Kapaa, Kauai, Elizabeth (Andrew) Bannister of Kealakekua and Lei Parker of Kahaluu; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 12

Joseph Coit Jr., 76, of Hilo died March 6 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Kohala, he was a retired diesel mechanic for Yamada &Sons, Hawaii Army National Guard retiree and member of Hawaii Classic Cruisers. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service and burial 9 a.m. Thursday, March 19, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Clara Coit of Hilo; son, Owen (Jodie) Coit of Hilo; daughters, Brenda Jo Ioane and Deborah (Patrick) Moniz of Hilo, Cindy (Darren) Naihe of Kona; brother, George (Kathleen) Coit of Keaau; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 11

Nathan “Nate Dogg” James Ching, 38, of Kailua-Kona died March 1 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a self-employed painter. Private services at a later date. Survived by wife, Nicola Nakama-Ching of Kailua-Kona; sons, Noah Ching of Seattle and Cyrus Ching of Kailua-Kona; daughter, ‘Ale‘a Ching of Kailua-Kona; father, Lorrin Ching of Kailua-Kona; mother Sue Ching of Paauilo; brother, Aron (Allison) Ching of Castro Valley, Calif.; hanai brother, Peter (Shari Lee) Vanderpoel of Maui; sisters, Alexis Ching and Cassidy Ching of Kailua-Kona, Jessica Ching of Honolulu; brothers-in-law, Verl (Tanya) Nakama of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Nedrick (Li‘ula) Nakama and Umialiloa Ching-Nakama of Honolulu; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.