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Obituaries for July 15

David Eugene Brown, 72, of Kailua-Kona died July 9 in Kailua-Kona. Born in Indianapolis, he was a poultry processing plant manager and U.S. Army veteran. Memorial services with military honors at noon Monday, July 24, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Memina Brown; sons, Tim Brown and Tommy (Karey) Brown of Hilo, Arnold Ragasajo of Kailua-Kona; brother, Bill (Jan) Brown of Indianapolis; sisters, Patty Jackson of Indianapolis, Phyllis (Roger) Harrell of Indianapolis and Wilma (Eddie) Driggers of Dade City, Fla.; stepmother, Frances Carroll of Indianapolis; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuaries.

Tomasa “Terry” DeVera, 85, of Honokaa died July 3. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel hospitality employee. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Honokaa United Methodist Church. Service at 10 a.m. Burial at 1:30 p.m. at Mauna Kea Memorial Park in Papaikou. Survived by daughter, Verna (Roger) Caron; sons, Renato (Merlita) DeVera, Alvin (Terry Ellen) DeVera and Myles (Ammie) DeVera; sisters, Lucy Cho and Phyllis Tindle; brothers, Bill Paliracio and Raymond Pader; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Frances Theresa Kulesa Dubczak, 89, of Keaau died July 6 at home. Born in East Chicago, Ind., she was a former receptionist at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church and charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3830 Auxiliary in Pahoa. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday (July 18) at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation again 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 19) at the church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Sandy Dubczak of Keaau; son, Craig (Beverly) Dubczak of Mountain View; goddaughter, Kathleen Miedema of Hawthorn Woods, Ill.; hanai son, Mike Kaneda of Keaau; brothers, Edmund (Joan) Kulesa of Crown Point, Ind., and Raymond (Sharon) Kulesa of Indianapolis; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Kulesa of Indianapolis and Marian Kulesa of New Mexico; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Timothy Patrick Narita Law, 63, of Pahoa died July 7 at home. He was born in Gardena, Calif. Memorial service information TBA soon at Survived by wife, Susan Lee Narita Law; mother, Patricia Law; son, Nalu Law; daughter, Jasmine Keeney-Law; brother, John Barrett; two grandchildren, a stepson, two uncles, an aunt, cousins and hanai sons and daughters. Arrangements by Ballard family Mortuary.

Robert William Ranstrom, 64, of Pahoa died June 23 at home. Born in Alamosa, Colo., he was a horticulturist. Online condolences: Services at a later date on the Big Island and in Washington. Survived by companion, Patricia Davidson of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada; mother, Almita Ranstrom of Vashon, Wash.; sister, Patricia Ranstrom of Vashon; brother, John “Jack” Ranstrom of Austin, Texas; nieces, grandniece and grandnephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


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