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  • Posted: Sep 11 2016 - 12:05am

    Eloise Leialoha Kama, 79, of Hilo died Augf. 28 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired housekeeping supervisor for Waiakea Villas and the former Travelodge and member of Hale Pule Ke Ola Hou Church. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 15) at New Hope Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service 9 a.m. Friday (Sept. 16) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Charles (Mapu) Kama of Hilo, Randy Kama and Gary (Charmaine) Kama of Murrieta, Calif., Paul (Myrlin) Kama of Aliso Viejo, Calif., and Greg Kama of Hilo; daughter, Tammy (Mike) Potter of Random Lake, Wis.; brothers, Anthony Waiau of Honolulu, Francis (Elizabeth) Waiau of Kona, Clifford “Chucky” Waiau, Kenneth Waiau and William (Janice) Waiau of Hilo; sisters, Wilhelmina “Mina” Kamahele and Geraldine “Geri” (Chuck) Creech of Hilo; son-in-law, Dennis Shea of Clearwater, Fla.; brothers-in-law, John (Pauline) Kama of Indiana, William (Eileen) Kama of Ohio, Archie (Jeannie) Kama of Pahoa and Harold (Sharilyn) Kama of Hilo; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 10 2016 - 12:05am

    Marjorie “Marge” May Brecher, 86, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 7 at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a social worker and senior center director. Services held. Survived by daughter, Ellen Dursema of Arivaca, Ariz.; son, Saul Brecher of Kailua-Kona; three grandsons. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Sep 8 2016 - 12:05am

    Raymond R. Bustamonte, 67, of Papaaloa died Aug. 31. Born in California, he was a decorated U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. Funeral services in California at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, of Papaaloa; two sons of California; a brother and sister of California; four grandsons. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 7 2016 - 12:05am

    Diana Christine Kihara, 40, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a food demonstrator for several retail stores, driver for Jack’s Tours and agent for Dollar Rent-A-Car. Private services. Survived by husband, Nathan Kihara of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Celeste (Kapua Keanaaina) Gouveia and Chelsea Gouveia of Kailua-Kona; stepson, Kevin Kihara of Minnesota; stepdaughter, Kayla Kihara of Kailua-Kona; grandmother, Ruth Roberts of Houston; brothers, Kawika (Kapua) Abreu-Urick and Ikaika Williams of Hilo; hanai sister, Kahi Fahifalepapalangi of Tallahassee, Fla.; four grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 6 2016 - 12:05am

    Bryson Kanamu Evangelista-Samson, 22, of Hilo died Aug. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a former pool and beach attendant for Ocean Sports and member of New Hope-Hilo. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 10) at New Hope-Hilo, 840 Kupulau Rd. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes at 2 p.m. at James Kealoha Beach Park, also known as Four-Mile beach. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by parents, Davlyn Samson of Hilo and Ben and Sonja Evangelista of Honolulu; stepfather, Mark Cabral of Puna; brothers, Dustin Samson of Hilo, Austin Evangelista, Ashton Evangelista and Tristan Evangelista of Honolulu; sisters, Tatyana Cabral-Samson, Tania Cabral-Samson and Tiade Cabral-Samson of Hilo; grandparents, Joanne and John De Leon and Sandra Smith of Mountain View; an aunt, three uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 4 2016 - 12:05am

    Irineo Gumayagay Agustin, 77, of Keaau died Aug. 12 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a papaya farmer. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 10) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Service and final committal/ burial in the Philippines at later date. Survived by wife, Tomasa Agustin of Keaau; daughter, Vilma (Gilbert) Padamada of Keaau; daughter- in-law, Annaliza Agustin of Keaau; sisters, Victoria Cristobal and Faustina Agustin of the Philippines; seven grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 3 2016 - 12:05am

    Sadako Kaku, 95, of Hilo died Aug. 19 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Paukaa, she was a retired seamstress for the former Hilo Hospital and member of Hilo Meishoin Fujinkai and Kyodan, Hilo Yoshimizuko, Hilo Hospital Retirees Club, Fukuoka Kenjinkai and Niigata Kenjinkai. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Burial noon Monday, Sept. 12, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Melvin (Floy) Kaku of Aiea, Oahu, Gary (Cynthia) Kaku and Earl (Gail) Kaku of Hilo; brother, Toshio Honma of Hilo; sisters, Myra (Larry) Kadooka of Hilo and April (James) Apana of Wailuku, Maui; seven grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 2 2016 - 12:05am

    Terry Ann Avilla, 67, of Hilo died Aug. 22 at home. She was born in Honolulu. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by son, Paul (Gena) Avilla of Hilo; daughter, Donelle (Derek) Hong of Kapolei, Oahu; brothers, Davey (Robin Ha‘o-Avilla) Avilla of Kapolei and Bobby Avilla of Kaneohe, Oahu; grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 1 2016 - 12:06am

    Kinuyo “Kay” Matsumoto, 82, of Honolulu died Aug. 19 in Honolulu. She was born in North Kohala. Visitation 5:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary in Honolulu. Service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Roy; daughters, Jan Kitamori of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Sandi Burgon of Honolulu; sister, Toshiko Murakami of North Kohala; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 31 2016 - 12:05am

    Lorna Mae Ferreira, 71, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 17. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuary.com. Survived by son, Lionel Ferreira of Hilo; daughters, Laura (Edward) Esguerra, Lilia Bard of California, Jeannie Ferreira of Hilo; sisters, Charlotte Tapang and Barbara Jean Tapang; brothers, Raymond (Miyung), Eugene (Lilia) Tapang, Michael Tapang and Allen Tapang; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Dorothy Terumi Seki Ichikawa, 79, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 7 at home. Born in Imperial City, Calif., she was a retired educator. Private service at a later date. Survived by son, Colin Ichikawa of Long Beach, Calif.; daughter, Jeri Ichikawa of Seattle; companion, Alan Tabayoyon of Kailua-Kona; sister, Brenda Iiyama of Torrance, Calif.; brother, Yoichi Seki of Spokane, Wash.; three grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Aug 29 2016 - 12:05am

    Eleanor Reyes Cambra, 79, of Pahoa died Aug. 20 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by daughter, Nora (Kevin) Aranaydo of Pahoa; sister Dolores Liwai of Pahoa; sisters-in-law, Kathy Cambra of Oahu and Veronica Cambra of Michigan; brother in-law, Almo (Helen) Cambra of Idaho; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 28 2016 - 12:05am

    Manuel “Horse” “Elgato” Elizares Jr., 77, of Laupahoehoe died Aug. 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pohakea, Paauilo, he was a retired truck driver for the former Big Island Meat, worked for Puu Waa Waa Ranch and Parker Ranch, was the territory’s fastest miler on Honokaa High School’s class of 1957 track team, and member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Music Ministry, and Plantation Boyz music group. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 3) at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Papaaloa. Memorial Mass at 9:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Gail Elizares; son, Carson (Josie) Elizares; daughters, Roxanne (Andy) Levitt, Shawna (William) Jardine, Alison (Brian) Villasista, Sherry (Peter Pactol) Dias, Christine (Troy) Tabac, Rachael (Kirk Rapozo Sr.) Segawa, Lolly (Lowen Moses Sr.) Elizares, Shine (Eric) Carvalho and Cynthia Elizares; sister-in-law, Joyce Elizares; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Jerome William DuRuz, 90, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 24. Born in St. Louis, he owned a jewelry business and was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran serving aboard the USS LST 472 tank-landing ship. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Barbara; son, Jerome (Maryjo) DuRuz Jr. of Everett, Wash.; daughter, Lizabeth (Jerry) Metz of Marysville, Wash.; nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Destiny Kuuipo Leilani Alvarez-Torres, 14, of Kailua-Kona died July 20 at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. Born in Kealakekua, she was a student at Kealakehe Intermediate School. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 3) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kailua-Kona. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by mother, Amber (Kalani) Alvarez-Torres of Kailua-Kona; father, Brendan Ho of Maui; brothers, Kalani Alvarez Jr. of Kailua-Kona, Keaka Ho, Elijah Ho, and Noah Ho of Maui; sisters, Sasha Alvarez-Torres and Kayla Lorenzo-Alvarez of Kailua-Kona, Makyla Ho, Malia Ho and Te‘a Ho of Maui; maternal grandfather, Jeffrey Torres of Kailua-Kona; maternal grandparents, Vera and Ernest Alvarez of Ocean View; paternal grandmother, Dale Ho of Maui; hanai maternal grandparents, Vivian and Jerry Bonicelli of Kailua-Kona; one nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel, Redwood City, Calif.