Obituaries for June 8
Betty Jane Blair, 84, of Kailua-Kona died May 31 at home. Born in Hot Springs, Ark., she was a homemaker and had been a caregiver for the elderly and owned a child-care business. Services pending. Survived by sons, Stephen Blair of the mainland and Daniel Blair of Blyth, Calif.; daughter, Kathryn Knight of California; one grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ralph Bradley “Bolo” Louis, 72, of Pahala, died May 30 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Pahala, he was a retired foreman for Ka‘u Agribusiness, U.S. Army veteran and member of Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Eulogy at 9:30 a.m. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Urn committal to follow at Pahala Catholic Cemetery. Survived by wife, Eleanora J. Louis of Pahala; daughters, Wanda Louis of Pepeekeo and Stephanie (Scotty) Kawaauhau of Pahala; hanai daughter, Lauren (Chris) Wong Yuen; brothers, Allen (Gloria) Louis of Aiea, Oahu, Leroy (Janet) Louis of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Ellsworth (Sally) Louis of Pahala; sister, Patricia Louis of Honolulu; two grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Fidel Silivester Matin, 87, of Hilo, died May 21 at home. Born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, he was a sailor. Visitation and service 5-8 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Graveside committal service Saturday at Alae Cemetery, Section K. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Lesther Muritok of Hilo and Buster Fritz of Hilo; daughters, Domingka Chol of Chuuk and Domenina Matin of Hilo; numerous grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Sepriana “Pomping” “Clara” Nitta, 95, of Pepeekeo died May 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hakalau, she was a homemaker and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Filipino Catholic Club, Hakalau Senior Citizens Club, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program and Pepeekeo Nutrition Program. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Efren (Yanin) Adalem of Virginia and Neal Nitta of Maui; hanai daughter, Geraldine M. (Clark) Bibilone of Pepeekeo; sister, Connie Santos of Hilo; three grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Sotero Yabes Yago Sr., 93, of Paauilo died May 12 at home. Born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a retired mechanic for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and member of Honokaa Iloko Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m.. Graveside committal services at noon at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Clarito (Perlita) Yago of Paauilo, Sotero (Lela) Yago Jr. of Hilo, Edwin (Susan) Yago and Jaime (Sandra) Yago of Honolulu; daughter-in-law, Miriam Yago of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Erenio Corpuz of Hilo; sister-in-law, Theresa Yago of Kauai; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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