Yoko Arai, 81, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died June 24 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a housekeeper for an elderly housing facility on Oahu. Services held. Survived by companion, Donald Barrios of Honolulu; brother, Toichi (Hanako) Arai of Hilo; sisters, Shimomi Araujo of Hilo and Tomoko Lasua of Ewa Beach, Oahu; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
The Rev. Walther “Walt” Richard Dettweiler, 81, of Waimea died July 2 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Newark, N.J., he was a retired Episcopal priest, jazz musician, spiritual counselor and a long-time Alcoholics Anonymous member. Visitation 9:15-10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at St. James Episcopal Church in Waimea. Service at 10 a.m. Potluck luncheon to follow. No flowers. Memorial donations to St. James Episcopal Church. For information, call the church office at 885-4923. Survived by sons, Richard Dettweiler of Colorado and Stephen Dettweiler of Texas; daughter, Laura (David) Harper of Waikoloa; brother, Alfred (Barbara) Dettweiler of Nevada; granddaughters, Madyson Harper of Waikoloa, Heidi Dettweiler and Erin Dettweiler of Colorado; one grandson. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Alfred “Freddy” Joaquin Nobriga, 89, of Hilo died July 5 at home. Born in Kaapahu, he was a rancher. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Gaylyn R. Nobriga of Hilo; sons, Alfred (Lillian) Nobriga of Hilo and Joseph (Diane) Pacheco of Kamuela; daughters, Violet Nobriga of Honokaa and Sheila (Bill) Chambers of Honokaa; sister, Linda Erskine of Hilo; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Burton Ryan Salas, 24, of Wailuku, Maui, died April 9. Born in Hilo, he was an adult corrections officer at Maui Community Correctional Center. Visitation noon-5 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Glad Tidings Church, 113 Kuawa St., Hilo. Flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Bethany Salas of Wailuku; daughter, Gabrielle Salas of Wailuku; son, Burton-Gaius Salas of Wailuku; parents Thomas Salas and Bernadette Cabral-Salas of Hilo; parents-in-law, Edward and Paula Merl of Kihei, Maui; brothers, Benjamin (Lisa) Cabral and Brenner (Michaela) Salas of Hilo, Bronson (Tara) Salas of Miami; sisters, Shavana Salas and Shampagne (Saesha) Salas of Hilo; Starlene (K-How) Cabral, Sheena Salas of Las Vegas; grandmothers, Rose Salas of Waianae, Oahu, and Rose Marie Torres of Mountain View; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mark Kandell Salboro, 55, of Bristol, Va., formerly of Papaaloa, died Dec. 30 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he worked for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and Paniolo Greens. Celebration of life 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 17, at Laupahoehoe Point large pavilion. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Survived by wife, Angel Salboro of Virginia; daughters, Sharlene Salboro of California and Malia Salboro of Washington; sons, Kelcey (Pam) Sugioka of Oregon and Kalanipono Salboro of Washington; stepdaughters, Tia-Michelle Ubilas, Mindi Anderson and Kim Ubilas of of Oahu; brothers, Emilio Salboro Jr. of Hilo, Sidney (Tina) Salboro of Papaaloa and Terry (Liz) Salboro of Paauhau; sister, Alicia (John) Gandall of Hilo; sister-in-law, Debra Salboro of Oahu; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.