John Edward Kaukali Dill, 38, of Hilo died May 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Orlando, Fla., he was a construction manager for Rider Levett Bucknall, worked for the state Department of Land &Natural Resources-Department of Aquatic Research, former state Contractors License Board member, former county Board of Ethics chairman, member of Heritage Christian Fellowship, Hawaii Island Contractors Association and county Environmental Management Board. Celebration of life 4 p.m. Saturday at Wainaku Executive Center. Aloha attire. Survived by wife, Susie M. DeSa Dill of Hilo; sons, Cole Dill-DeSa and Grady Dill of Hilo; daughters, Julia Dill and Sophia Dill of Hilo; parents, Jan and Judith Dill of Honolulu; sisters, Amy Butler of Washington, D.C., Maile (Tim) Nelson of Charlotte, N.C., and Catherine (Scott) Johnson Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Matthew Dill of Hilo; mother-in-law, Kotone DeSa of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Richard DeSa of Mililani and Dean DeSa of San Jose, Calif.; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Emmett Henry Dotson, 86, of Pahoa died June 16. Born in Virginia, he was a retired tool maker. Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Service at 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park and Cemetery. Survived by wife, Lula Dotson of Pahoa; daughter, Gail Loeffler of Pahoa; brother; Douglas (Phyllis) Dotson of Virginia; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Takeyoshi “Shine” Fujimoto, 85, of Ninole died June 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ninole, he was a retired machine operator for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and member of Honohina Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and Senior Citizens Bowling League. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Hatsuno “Lillian” Fujimoto of Ninole; daughters, Audrey Asato and Pearl (Ronald) Yamamoto of Hilo; sisters, Chizuko Honma of Paauilo, Tomoe Oketani of Honokaa, Doris (Hisa) Wakahiro and Janet (Paul) Togawa of Los Angeles; sisters-in-law, Matsue Fujimoto of Hilo and Doris Fujimoto of Honolulu; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alexander Laigo, 67, of San Tan Valley, Ariz., formerly of Hilo, died Aug. 23 in Arizona. Born in Hilo, he was a retired teacher and coach at Pueblo East High School in Pueblo, Colo. Celebration of life noon Thursday at Alae Cemetery Pavilion in Hilo. Urn burial at 2 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Kelly (Joe) Leal of Pueblo West, Colo., and Stacy Laigo of Denver; sister, Filomena Miyamoto of Keaau; brothers, Jerry (Robin) Toledo of Hilo and Larry (Lillian) Toledo of Keaau; former wife, Carol Laigo of Pueblo; two granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Byrke Lee “Byrkee” Roberts-Asuncion, 23, of Hilo died June 3 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by parents, Janelle (Walter) Johnson of Pahoa; father, Ronald D. Roberts, Jr. of Hilo; sister, Kylie Kay Roberts-Asuncion of Hilo; brother, Kalikiano Kaeo-Roberts of Hilo; hanai brother, Mykah Asuncion Wailani of Hilo; hanai mother, Jill (Kamalani Hutchinson) Asuncion of Hilo; maternal grandparents, Gerald and Carmen Asuncion of Hilo; paternal grandmother, Valerie Roberts of Hilo; maternal great-grandmother, Rosita “Manang” Padilla of Hilo; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.