Caroline Jessie Arruda, 87, of Hilo died Sunday, June 15, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo. Mass to be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Urn burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by two grandnephews; and three grandnieces. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.
Joseph “Joz” Darius Bybee, 40, of Kailua-Kona died June 14 at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. Born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, he was a biological technician at the Honokohau National Historical Park and also a TSA agent at the Kona International Airport. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at the LDS Chapel located at 75-230 Kalani St. in Kailua-Kona for an 11 a.m. funeral service. Burial to follow at the Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Flowers welcome. Donations may be made to Friends of Joz Fund at Bank of Hawaii. Survived by wife, Dina Bybee of Kailua-Kona; son, Jona Bybee of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Cora Bybee, of Kailua-Kona; parents, Howard and Suzanne Bybee of Utah; brothers, James (Roxanne) Bybee of Placerville, California, David (Herenui) Bybee of Laie, Oahu, Jonathan (Jenny) Bybee and Seth (Elizabeth) Bybee, all of Utah; sister, Emily (Garret) Stembridge of Utah; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Daril Raymond ‘Ekahi Aloha, 47, of Hilo died Saturday, June 14, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was an administrative assistant for the Commercial Services Program at the Arc of Hilo and a former driver for E.A.N. Holdings (Enterprise, Alamo and National Car Rental companies). She was a volunteer with the Domestic Violence Prevention and Child Abuse Prevention programs with EVCO-Eliminating Violence Thru Community Outreach. In addition, Daril was a member of Ke Kilohana Oka Malamalama and a past president and member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society while attending Hawaii Community College. Visitation from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; Wake at 7 p.m. Visitation to continue from 9-10 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary; Funeral service at 10 a.m.; Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire. Survived by four grandchildren; hanai son, Daison P. (Savannah) Lee; partner, Evelyn K. Lee; mother, Frances (Peter) Rodrigues; father, Harold (Jaye) Raymond; sisters, Desiree Raymond, Krystal Raymond, Sheri Lau, Shannon Li’ili’i, Kasey Kua and Lovena Rodrigues. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo Branch.
Jessie “Tutu” A. Oliveira, 89, of Paukaa died Friday, June 20, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired sales clerk/tour guide for the former Orchids of Hawaii. She was also a square and ballroom dancer. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou; the Y.M.I.; the Portuguese Cultural Club and a former member of the YWCA Water Aerobics. Visitation to be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou; Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.; Burial to follow at 12 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 3. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations appreciated. Survived by son, Edwin Oliveira of Paukaa; daughters, Marie Roberts of Paukaa and Margaret “Maggie” DeSa of Keaau; sister, Rose Perry of Paukaa; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo Branch.
Thomas “Tats” Tatsuo Sonomura, 79, of Hilo died June 21 at his home. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired heavy equipment mechanic for M. Sonomura Contracting Company, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, had also served in the Hawaii Army National Guard, and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 1 1/2 Mile Kaumana Kumiai, and Blane’s Coffee Gang. Friends may call from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave.; funeral service at 11 a.m. Additional funeral service to be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary in Honolulu with committal at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Edna Sonomura of Hilo; daughter, Tracy Ann Sonomura of Honolulu; son, Ryan Sonomura of Honolulu; brothers, Akira (Madeleine) Sonomura of Las Vegas, Harold Hiromu (Ruby) Sonomura of Honolulu; sisters, Doris Aiko Velasco, Ruth Reiko Goshi, both of California, Kay Kyoko (Stanley) Hamamoto, Joyce Sayoko Sonomura, both of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Janet (Hiroo) Momohara of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.