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  • Posted: Apr 27 2015 - 12:05am

    Robert Henry Brockway Sr., 86, of Keaau died April 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Madison, Conn., and was a retired home builder and U.S. Army World War II veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Olga Brockway of Keaau; sons, Robert Brockway Jr. of Las Vegas and David Brockway of Florida; daughter, Karen Ghen of Keaau; sister-in-law, Millie Brockway of California; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 26 2015 - 12:05am

    Wayne Lawrence Costa, 68, of Pahoa, died April 8 at home. Born in Wailuku, Maui, he was a retired county Department of Parks and Recrecation mechanic and U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Wayne (Karrie) Costa Jr. and Tristen Costa of Pahoa, Delbert Pacheco of Alaska; daughter, Nyree (Todd) Costa of Pahoa; brothers, Manuel “JR” Costa III of Glenwood, Arnold Costa of Las Vegas and Norman (Vicky) Martin of Maui; sister, Carol Major of Oregon; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 25 2015 - 12:05am

    George Archuleta, 88, of Pahoa died April 12 at home. Born in Taos, N.M., he was a superintendent for Ajax Forge in Vernon, Calif., an employee of the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas and a U.S. Army veteran. Graveside service noon Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Lawrence Archuleta of Thailand, Richard (Victoria) Archuleta and Ralph (Lona) Archuleta of Pahoa; daughter, Mary (Michael) ThreeMoons-Rogge of Granite Bay, Calif.; brother, Gilbert Mendoza; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.

  • Posted: Apr 24 2015 - 12:05am

    Dr. James “Doc” Douglas Gibson, 87, of Waikoloa died April 19 at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Denver, he practiced general surgery and retired to Waikoloa in 1989. Private service. Survived by wife, Diane Gibson of Waikoloa; sons, James Gibson Jr. of Denver and William Gibson of France; brother, George (Cornelia) Gibson of Denver; sister, Retta Ferguson of Denver; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2015 - 12:05am

    Paul Carmichael, 63, of Kailua-Kona died April 3. He was born in Bamboo, Fla. Private services. Survived by daughter, Pauline (Tommy Shopay) Carmichael-Shopay of Kailua-Kona; son, Jimmy Carmichael of Kailua-Kona; stepson, Jeffery Delatorre of Hilo; father, Ned Carmichael of Goolwa, South Australia; sister, Ruth Calise of Rhode Island; one grandson; family and friends. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Apr 22 2015 - 12:05am

    Keith Adams of Hilo died Feb. 10. He worked as a cook at Hilo Bay Cafe. Visitation at 8 a.m. and service at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Overcoming Faith Center, Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St. Casual attire. Food service attire welcome. Survived by sons, Robert and Anthony; daughter, Marina; mother, Narcissus Adams; sisters, Berna May (Zane) Vaught, Abigail (Frank) Meyers, Charlotte (John) Adams-Kaauwai, Julianna (Raymond) Del Bono and Loxley (Aron) Hainrrik; brothers, Mark (Joni) Adams, Bernard (Iris) Adams Jr. and Henry Adams.

  • Posted: Apr 21 2015 - 12:05am

    Edward “Buddy” “Bob” Edison Fergerstrom, 82, of Hilo died April 11 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired construction supervisor for Hawaiian Tel, U.S. Navy veteran, avid koa woodworker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Monday, April 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 columbarium. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Patricia Fergerstrom of Hilo; daughters, Patti-Jo (Wallace Tamashiro) Fergerstrom-Tamashiro and Cindy (Fred Palea) Fergerstrom-Palea of Hilo; son, Patward (Debbie) Fergerstrom of Hilo; sister, Eleanor (Norman) Wong Chong of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Lillian Schattauer and Norma Fergerstrom of Hilo, Josephine Fergerstrom and Marjorie Fergerstrom of Kona; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, hanai grandchildren and hanai great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 20 2015 - 12:05am

    Robert B. Morris Sr., 96, of Honolulu and formerly of Waimea, died April 14 in Honolulu. Born March 26, 1919, in Hilo, he retired as the second engineer of the maintenance department at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, installed refrigeration and air conditioning systems for the Heide &Cook Company of Honolulu, was an owner/operator at Aloha Taxi in Hilo and worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps out of the camp in Waimea. Friends may call Thursday at the Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Visitation at 9 a.m. Celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire, flowers welcome. Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Waimea County Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Patricia White of Honolulu; son, Robert (Kate) Morris Jr. of California; sister, Beatrice Fisher of California; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 19 2015 - 12:05am

    Rosemary Ahuna, 72, of Hilo died April 9 at home. Born in Pueblo, Colo., she worked for the former Robert’s Bakery, Food Fair Lunch Shop, Bags Snack Shack, Naniloa Ice Cream Shop and Avis Rent a Car. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by husband, Lani Ahuna of Hilo; sons, Dwayne (Donna) Wemple of Hilo and Raymond Wemple of Alabama; brothers-in-law, Albert “JJ” (Glenda) Ahuna Jr. and Kihei (Beverly) Ahuna of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Alberta (Terry) Nicolas, Allysyn “Aloha” (George) Bezilla, Elly “Toots” (TJ) Sprintz and Shanna Paglinawan of Hilo, Lesly “Ilima” (Steve) Rockwood of Chicago; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 18 2015 - 12:05am

    Henry Cordeiro Sr., 88, died March 7 in Las Vegas. Born in Kealakekua, he was a coffee and macadamia nut farmer, World War II veteran and a recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal and World War II Victory Medal, and a member of the American Legion Society and Hawaii Farm Bureau. Funeral services to be Saturday, May 2, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Kealakekua. Viewing at 8 a.m., remembrance at 9:30 a.m. Mass service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by children, Geraldine (Ronald) Magallanes of Las Vegas, Cheryline (Richard) Ono of Kealakekua, Pearline (Leonard) Grace-Yamada of Las Vegas, Henry Cordeiro Jr. of Kailua-Kona and Gordon Cordeiro of Kealakekua; sister, Agnes Kailawa; hanai daughters, Theresa (Hano) Grace and Arlene (Louis Jr.) Magallanes; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

  • Posted: Apr 16 2015 - 12:05am

    George “Keoki” “Doi” Anthony Kalikokealiihelewaleokamakahonu Grace, 80, of Waikoloa died April 7 at his home. Born Jan. 22, 1935, in Napoopoo, he was a retired heavy equipment operator, member of Operating Engineers Union Local 3, a U.S. Marine Corps Korean War veteran and an Army National Guardsman. Private service to be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. He is survived by life partner, Judy Rose of Waikoloa; son, Randy (Sandy) Fujishiro of Arizona; daughters, Georgine Deason of Koloa, Kauai, Rochelle Forvilly, Ursula Williams, both of Arizona, and Ellen Eberhardt, Joslynne (Jack) Camlin, both of Honolulu; hanai daughter, Lori (Mathiew) Eakin of West Virginia; hanai son, Michael (Debbie) Mangiapane of California; brother, Edward (Joanne) Grace of Mililani; sister, Laura Inouye of Kailua-Kona; 22 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Apr 15 2015 - 12:05am

    Mildred “Millie” DeLuz Kelly, 75, of Hilo died April 11 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Paauilo, she was a retired freight specialist for the U.S. Navy. Friends may call from 5–6 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial prayer service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Michael Kelly Sr. of Hilo; sons, Michael Kelly Jr. of Hilo, and Mark (Maria) Kelly of Concord, Calif.; daughter, Maureen Kelly of Waimea; brothers, Antone (Barbara) DeLuz Jr., Milton DeLuz and Rogers (Donna) DeLuz of Paauilo; sisters, Geraldine (George) Tavares of Laupahoehoe, Bernadette (William) Ferreira and Helen Figueira of Paauilo, Margaret Mattos of Kurtistown; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 14 2015 - 12:05am

    Janet Myrtle Tebo, 91, of Keaau died April 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Gillett, Wis., she was a retired registered nurse, Red Cross volunteer, avid card player and member of Christ Lutheran Church of Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park Hula Girls, quilting club and Hawaiian Paradise Park Senior Center. Private services. Survived by son, John (Therese) Hostvedt of Whidbey Island, Wash.; daughters, Jill (Greg) Persick of Oconomowoc, Wis., and Jane (Greg) Jones of Auburn, Wash.; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 13 2015 - 12:05am

    Paul John Howard, 91, of Hawaii, died March 31 in Hilo. Born in Los Angeles, he was a retired vice president for Hunt Foods, an engineer, worked for Proctor and Gamble, and was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. No services. Survived by daughters, Heloise (Chris) Lochman of Kailua-Kona, June (James Dean) Howard of Ann Arbor, Mich., Helen (Guy) Neithardt of Leysin, Switzerland and Louise (Martin Olson) Howard of Oakland, Calif.; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 12 2015 - 12:05am

    Darryl Henry Arruda, 66, of Hilo died March 29 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Lihue, Kauai, he was a retired heavy equipment mechanic, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and member of Hilo Jaycees, Hilo Casting Club, Waiakea Pirates and Makamaka Ola Motorcycle Club. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Friday, April 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by son, Dustin (Malia) Arruda of Hilo; daughters, Kristy Arruda and Angela (Billy) Farias of Kauai; mother, Alice Arruda of Kauai; brother, Kelly (Linda) Arruda of California; sister, Nadine (Darrell) Horner of Kauai; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.