Obituaries for January 6
Joe Joseph Frank Lorenzo, Jr., 75, died Dec. 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, he was a bookkeeper for J.J. Bookkeeper Services, worked as a clerk for the Department of Human Services (State of Hawaii) and a school crossing Guard for the Waiakeawaena School in Hilo. He also was a Veteran in the U.S. Army and a member of the Hawaii Government Employees Association. Friends may call on Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation from 5-9 p.m. Services at 6 p.m. Casual attire. A graveside service will be held on 9 a.m. Friday at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Elisa M. Lorenzo of Hilo; daughters, Petra Ann Hagen of Illinois and Denise Lorenzo; sisters, Mary Smith of Florida, Minerva Younth of Pennsylvania and Betty Stanford of Tennessee; stepdaughters, Lariza (Ramil) Rivera of Honolulu, Elena Marcelino of Philippines, Belma (Kevin) Owsley of California, Kalena (Gregg) Quinones of Orange, Calif. and Estelle (Keith) Aoki of Hilo; stepsons, Ronald Marcelino and Levi Mangiboyat of Hilo, Ralf Marcelino of Philippines, Adrian Mangiboyat Jr. of Japan; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
James “Bert” “Mr. B” Andrew Bertilacci, Jr., 71, 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 Kau 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, Jan. 15 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of Life at 7 p.m. 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.
Geraldine Ilima “Aunty Gerri” Chew DeConte, 69, died Dec. 18 at St. Francis Hospice in Ewa Beach, HI. Born in Kohala, she was the owner of Hilo Harry’s Taxi. Friends may visit from 8-10 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Mass at 10 a.m. Survived by husband, Harry DeConte of Hilo; mother, Mary Iaukea of Hilo; stepmother, Annabell Calisto of Middleton, Idaho; daughters, Angela (Glen) Ogata and Annette (Lance) Pestano of Hilo; son, Harry (Andrea) DeConte of Fremont, Calif.; sister-in-law, Beverly Chew of Hilo; brothers, Joseph Chew of Leeds, Ala., Myron (Chris) Chew and Douglas Chew of Honolulu, Steven (Ann Marie) Chew of Mountain View, Robert Iaukea, Albert Iaukea and Roy Iaukea all of Honolulu, Charles Iaukea Jr. of Kau, Wallace Iaukea and George Iaukea of Hilo; sisters, Edmae (Lane) Bryson of Middleton, Idaho, ShirleyAnn (Duane) Green, Violet (Levon) McCorvey of Killeen, Texas, June Iaukea of Hilo; grandsons, Jonathan (Kathleen Nicole Cannoe) DeConte of Jacksonville, Fla., Guyson and Glenden Ogata of Hilo; granddaughters, Jasmine (Robby Wamil) DeConte of Honokaa, Chelsey and Chaselin Ogata of Hilo, great-grandsons, Robby and Rysten DeConte-Wamil of Honokaa; great-granddaughter, Veronica DeConte-Cannoe of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother-in-law, John (Dorthy) DeConte of Ookala, George (Blanche) DeConte of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Betty DeConte of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews.
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