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Obituaries for March 4

Yukie Chun, 88, of Hilo died Feb. 4 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and a member of Hilo United Community Church. Visitation on Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo from 3-4 p.m.; Funeral service at 4 p.m. Committal Service and burial to be held Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2 in Hilo at 9 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Sharon (Jeffrey Tanaka) Chun of Hilo; son, Rodney (Susan) Chun of Oregon; brothers, Shojiro Ishida of Hilo, and Stanley (Corrine) Ishida of Honolulu; sisters, Joyce Nakano of Texas, Sueko Chinen of Honolulu, and Emiko (Alvin) Wong of Honolulu; sister-in-law, June Ishida of Hilo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

Obituaries for March 3

Gertrudis Sanchez Antonio, 108, of Pepeekeo died Tuesday, Feb. 17. Born in the Philippines, she retired as a part-time seamstress and part owner of AC Service Station. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Funeral services at Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo (570 Kinoole St., Hilo) on Thursday, March 5. Visitation at 9 a.m.; Service at 10 a.m. Survived by sons, Alexander (Kathleen) Antonio of Hilo and Quirino (Audrie) Antonio Jr. of Hilo; daughter, Stella (Roberto) Garza of Hilo; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary, Hilo.

Obituaries for March 1

Louis “JR” Delmundo Bolos Jr., 60, of Keaau died Feb. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a commercial fisherman, boat builder and owner of JR’s Fencing. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Ronda Bolos of Keaau; son, Keith “Sun” (Amber) Bolos of Keaau; daughters, Malia Mae Bolos of Keaau and Daphne (Steven Jr.) Wroblewski of Orchidland; mother, Saturnina Bolos of Keaau; brothers, Alex (Jann) Bolos of Honolulu, Steven Bolos and Dean “Dino” Bolos of Keaau, Warren Bolos of South Carolina; sisters, Zola (Leonard) Labrador of Keaau, Louisa Bolos-Lani of Honolulu and Gerlyn (Elson Sr.) Kalawe of Puna; sister-in-law, Desiree Bolos of Keaau; 13 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc. – Hilo Branch.

Obituaries for February 28

Stella Kaaua Akana, 96, of Waimea died Feb. 17 at her residence. Born in Waimea, she was co-owner of Akana Petroleum, Harbor Fuels and A & S Farms, co-founder and lifetime member of Ka Hui Kapa Apana O Waimea Quilt Club, member of Annunciation Catholic Church Waimea, Kaahumanu Society, Hawaii Cattlemans Association, and Hawaiian Girls Golf Club. She was also a former employee of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Parker Ranch, Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Alexander & Baldwin. Private services held. Memorial donations may be made to North Hawaii Hospice or Annunciation Church of Waimea. Survived by sons, Richard (Aulani) Akana of Kawaihae, Albert (Shirley) Akana of Keauhou, Spencer (Kim Kishi) Akana of Waimea; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for February 27

Dickie Shigeto Ueno, 86, of Hilo died Feb. 7 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was retired and a U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. No koden. No flowers. Survived by brothers, Tsutomu “Bullet” (Emi) Ueno of Hilo and Kenneth (Sue) Ueno of San Diego; sister, Sadae “Sadie” (Kazumasa “Mac”) Taira of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 26

Dexen “Dex” “Yoj” Yoji Matsuyama , 11, of Holualoa died Jan. 29 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a Holualoa Elementary School student, Holualoa Robotics Team member and Na I Ikaika Gaming Guild leader. Visitation at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Kailua-Kona. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Celebration of life at noon at the “Big Tent,” 74-550 Honokohau St., across from Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Survived by parents, Dexter and Adrenne Matsuyama of Holualoa; sisters, Jaysa Matsuyama of Fairfield, Calif., Melia Matsuyama of Holualoa and Khloe’ Matsuyama of Holualoa; paternal grandparents, Dwight and Tainato Matsuyama of Honolulu; paternal grandmother, Darlene Ostrander of North Carolina; maternal grandmother, Irene Agustin of Kailua-Kona; maternal great-grandmother, Janet Caluag of Kailua-Kona; godparents, Arron Matsuyama of Kailua-Kona, Sarita McKee of Kapolei, Oahu, and David and Leinee Kidder of Kalaoa; numerous aunt, uncles, and cousins. Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 25

Keliiokahonua “Lii” Sadumiano, 18, of Ocean View died Feb. 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a Tropical Tree Care tree trimmer, Hokulia burial site overseer, Kiser Motorcycles mechanic assistant, Blue Water diver, commercial fisherman and a banquet porter at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel. Visitation at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Donations for his memorial can be mailed to: P.O. Box 359, Honaunau, HI 96726. Survived by parents, Rodrigo and Ruth Sadumiano Sr. of Ocean View; brothers, Shannon (Gwen) Akiu of Honalo and Rodrigo (Susan) Sadumiano Jr. of Ocean View; sisters, Rosie (Ben) Wroten of Honaunau, Lynette (Vaoko) Sadumiano of Honaunau, Rowena (Cory) Sadumiano of Hookena, Josie (Junyr) Rincon-Garcia of Kohala, Kawehi (Joel) Sadumiano of Honalo, Kanani (Jareb) Sadumiano of Kealakehe and Selena (Ronnie) Sadumiano of Kealakehe; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituary for February 18

Charlotte Perreira Bryant, 90, of Lyman, S.C., formerly of Hilo, died Jan. 21 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired seamstress who started her career in the sewing room of the former Hilo Hospital and a member of the Portuguese Culture Club and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services held. Survived by sons, Leland Bryant of Atlanta and Daniel Bryant of Spartanburg, S.C.; daughters, Claudia Bryant-Perreira of Lyman, S.C., and Dianne Bryant Anastos of Travelers Rest, S.C.; sister, Ruby Carvalho of Hilo; brothers, Robert Perreira and Donald Perreira of Hilo; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Obituaries for February 24

Patricia Hatsumi Kodani, 72, of Hilo died Jan. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Paauilo, she was a retired secretary at the former Liberty House in Hilo. Private services held. Survived by sons, Ty Kodani of Hilo and Marc (Sheryl) Kodani of Waipahu, Oahu; brother, Ronald (Ann) Maesaka of Hilo; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 23

Veronica “Verna” Thelma Nelson , 89, of Hilo died Feb. 9 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, she was a retired receptionist and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation from 5-6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by son, Eugene (Mona) Nelson of Volcano; brothers, Joseph (Nellie) Chaves of Fair Oaks, Calif. and Robert (Denise) Chaves of North Bend, Ore.; sisters, Annette White of Pensacola, Fla., and Sylvia Young of Waipahu, Oahu; brothers-in-law, Albert Ignacio of Las Vegas, Leslie Castro Sr. of Hilo and George Menino Jr. of Hilo; grandson, Joshua Nelson of Hilo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 22

Melvin “Cuzz” Joseph Dutro III, 45, of Hilo died Jan. 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kailua, Oahu, he was a merchandiser for Home Depot, former employee of Royal Hawaiian Movers-Honolulu, Big Island Moving and Draying, HITCO, Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus, Aloha Air Cargo and Target-Kona, and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Survived by wife, Hansrenda “Hunsey” Dutro of Hilo; son, Kaimana (Keriyah “Kiki”) Dutro of Hilo; daughters, Xietan Dutro and Polanimakamae Dutro of Hilo; father, Melvin Dutro Jr. of Mountain View; mother, Verna Dutro of Hilo; brother, Eric (Petina) Dutro of St. George, Utah; mother-in-law, Brenda (Richard) Midel of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 20

Shirley Clara Haanio, 78, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 15 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Private services. Survived by her sons, Oliver Haanio Jr. and Charles Haanio of Honolulu, Eric Haanio of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Caroline (Jerry) Haanio-Wiget of Kailua-Kona, Virginia (Juan) Haanio-Oros of Elmhurst, N.Y., Noreen Reid of Honolulu and Mary (Jason) Brown of Oklahoma; sister, Nancy Vincent of Lahaina, Maui; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituary for February 19

Minoru Tatsuno, 89, of Hilo died Feb. 9 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired internal combustion engine mechanic foreman for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., member of Honomu Hongwanji Mission and Kyodan, Korean War Veterans Association Big Island Chapter No. 231, and U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Hugh (Cynthia) Tatsuno of Hilo and Guy Tatsuno of Honolulu; daughter, Susan Tatsuno of Berkeley, Calif.; brother, Yutaka “Joe” Tatsuno of Hilo; sister-in-law, Yoshie Tatsuno of Papaikou; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for February 17

Michael George Heick, 96, of Hilo died Feb. 14 at home. Born in Pittsburgh, he was a retired athletic director for Birmingham Seaholm High School, swimming coach for Western Golf and Country Club, and a U.S. Army 1st lieutenant World War II who was decorated for valor. Services at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com . Survived by sons, Michael (Jinny) Heick of Boyne City, Mich., and Jim Heick of Hilo; daughters, Renee Heick of Homer, Ga., Susan Heick of Royal Oak, Mich., and Carol (Steven) Ris of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; companion, Renee Verstraelen of Flemalle, Belgium; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Obituary for February 16

Marguerite Kinser Taylor, 94, of Naalehu died Jan. 25 at home. Born in Englewood, Tenn., she was a secretary for Hawaiian Ag, formerly known as Ka‘u Sugar Co., and was active in the Ka‘u community. Private services. Survived by sons, David W. Taylor and Keola A. Taylor of Naalehu; eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.