Obituaries for January 5
George Calvin Alvarez, 62, of Hilo died Dec. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu. Celebration of life will Thursday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Visitation at 5 p.m., service at 6 p.m. Survived by father, Elugino V. Alvarez Sr.; daughter, Malia Alvarez; son, Keoki Alvarez; brothers, Elugino V. Alvarez Jr., Fernando V. Alvarez, Robin (Eileen) Alvarez Sr., William Alvarez, Anthony Alvarez, Alan “Puncho” (Barbara) Alvarez, Dean Alvarez, Wilbur (Jessica) Alvarez and Wayne “Cody” (Annie) Alvarez; sisters, Mildred I. Alvarez, Irene (John “Bully”) Flores Sr., Caroline Lamelas, Vivian Ivy Buhl, Patricia Alvarez, Deborah Lynn Alvarez, Verna Kay Chappell, Barcillia Ramirez, Darlene (Chico) Morrero, Joanna Alvarez and Renee (Rocky) Abadilla; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
James “Bert” “Mr. B” Andrew Bertilacci Jr., 71, of Mountain View died Dec. 30 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was a retired vice principal at Hilo High School, acting principal at Laupahoehoe High School, vice principal and acting principal at Ka‘u High School, vice principal at Hilo Intermediate School, athletic director at Keaau High School, and a science and physics teacher and athletic director at Pahoa High School. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; a celebration of his life will begin at 7. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Ann Marie Bertilacci of Mountain View; sons, Todd (Leenel Paulos) Bertilacci of Volcano, Vincent Kapono Bertilacci and Mason (Kanani Silva) Bertilacci, both of Las Vegas; daughter-in-law, Michelle Bertilacci of Hawaiian Paradise Park; brothers, Prospero (June) Bertilacci of Youngstown, Ohio, Joseph (Char) Bertilacci of Girard, Ohio, and Michael (Kay) Buchenic of Ohio; sister, Janice Bertilacci of Ohio; five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Louisa “Neng” “Apo” Cadabona, 86, of Papaaloa died Dec. 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honohina, Hakalau, she was a laundry worker for the Arc of Hilo. Friends may call Saturday, Jan. 11, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation from 8-10 a.m.; Prayer service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Alae Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Linda Cook of California; brothers, Maximo Cadabona of Orange County, Calif., Nazario (Virginia) Cadabona of Los Angeles, Marciano (Caroline) Cadabona of Ninole, Gabriel (Terry) Pajimola of Kona and Rufo (Grace) Pajimola of Pepeekeo; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Phyllis Mae Kansana, 62, of Hilo died Dec. 24 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired office assistant with Sears Roebuck &Co. in Hilo and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Hauoli Hoaloha Motorcycle Club. Friends may call at the St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday from 8:30-10:00 a.m.; Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by burial at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Edward Kansana of Hilo; daughters, Kimberly (Shon) Malani and Maegan (Clayton Baltero) Kansana, both of Hilo, and Makalani (Warren) Lee of Molokai; sons, Joseph (Jill) Ragocos Jr. and Edward (Marissa Wilson) Kansana Jr., both of Hilo, and Ekuwalo (Tracy) Kansana of Kaneohe, Oahu; father, Raymond Frank Estrella of Hilo; sisters, Annette (Douglas) Arruda of Keaau and Emily (Greg) Ascino of Kona; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Donna Marie Murphy, 52, of Keaau died Dec. 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Whittier, Calif. Private services will be held at a later date. For more information, call son, Jeremy. Survived by sons, Jeremy (Leila) Spain of Hilo and Robert Murphy of North Carolina; daughters, Jasmine (Danny) Lewis of Florence, Ore., and Kelena Murphy of Maui; brother, Russ Faber of Montana; sister, Robin Faber of Oregon; and six grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hiroshi Nozawa, 93, of Glenwood died Dec. 22. Born in Glenwood, he retired as maintenance worker for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Private services held. No flowers. Survived by son, Calvin Nozawa of Glenwood; daughter Linda (Clarence) Ishigo of California; brothers Toshiaki (Alice) Nozawa of California and Hideo Nozawa of Honolulu; sister, Haruko (Tatsuo) Matsuzaki of Hilo; brother-in-law, Mike Kaneko; sister-in-law, Sumiko Ikegami; and two grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Dominga R. Santiago, 91, of Keaau died Dec. 18 at home. Born in Pepeekeo, she worked as a housewife and as a laborer for the former Wailea Sugar Co. in Hakalau and was a member of the Jehovah Witness in Hilo. Friends may call Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation from 9-11 a.m.; Funeral service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Alae Cemetery (Section E). Survived by sons, Julio Nacionales Jr. of Vallejo, Calif., and Alfred (Georgianne) Nacionales of Keaau; daughter, Virginia Tokioka of Honolulu; step-daughter, Juliana Nebreja of Honolulu; brother, Daniel (Julia) Rodrigues of Papaikou; 27 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 41 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Pamela Darlene Leina‘ala Kapoi Young, 65, Kamuela died Dec. 27. Born on Oahu, she was a manager at Cattleman’s Steakhouse in Waimea, a long-time cook and baker, most recently at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Friends may call at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Church in Waimea for a 2 p.m. memorial service. Celebration of life will follow at the Young Residence, 64-1004 Malu‘iaenapu‘u Place, behind Environet. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Wardell Young of Waimea; sons, Kalani (Flossie) Young of Las Vegas and Chris (Jacy) Young of Waimea; daughters, Zerlina (Kelly) Young of Pahoa, Wardene (Jayson) Kanekoa of Waimea and Wendellin (Ralph) Mendonsa of Las Vegas; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous family. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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