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  • Posted: Apr 6 2013 - 12:05am
    Jerry Paul Arnold Jr., 54, of Hilo died March 27. He was born in Illinois. Private services. Survived by father, Jerry Paul Arnold Sr.; son, Jeremy Scott Arnold of New Hampshire; daughter, Angela C. Arnold of Oregon; brother, John Arnold of Illinois; sister, Karen (Gary) Romano of Illinois; one grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
  • Posted: Apr 5 2013 - 12:05am
    Alan Stanley Axelrod, 89, of Hawi died April 1 at Ano'ano Care Home. Born in Boston, he was a retired textile executive and past president and founding director of Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation. Services held. Memorial donations to Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation or North Hawaii Hospice. Survived by sons, Glenn (Nitza Avni) Axelrod of Framingham, Mass., Andrew (Liam Thayer) Axelrod of San Francisco, Bart (Sue) Axelrod of Barrington, R.I., and Jim (Jody) Rosen; daughters, Lila (Ian Thring) Rosen all of St. Martin and Karen (Bob Martin) Rosen of Hawi; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
  • Posted: Apr 4 2013 - 12:05am
    Francisco "Chito" Asuncion, 71, of Kealakekua died Feb. 28 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a cook at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and the former Kona Lagoon Hotel. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Sunday, April 14, at Old Kona Airport Makaeo Events Pavilion. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Son Chito (Kahea) Asuncion of Pahala; daughters, Natalie Taketa and Desiree (Kimo) Asuncion of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Segundo (Linda) Asuncion of Lanai, Chris (Liz) Asuncion of Holualoa, Clare Asuncion, Mariano (Yvonne) Naldoza and Albert (Jai) Asuncion of Kailua-Kona; Paul (Julie) Asuncion and Cecilio Asuncion of Kealakekua, Eddie Asuncion of Ocean View; sister, Jane (Kip) Raiford of Fern Acres; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Apr 3 2013 - 12:05am
    Joseph Naonea "Daling" Konanui, 75, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died Thursday, March 21, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired shipyard worker for the Pearl Harbor Naval Base. Private services held. Survived by brothers, Bernard "Malu" (Doreen) Konanui of Keaau, Martin Kaolulo of Oahu and Mervin Kaolulo of Oahu; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth "E" Konanui of South Carolina and Juanita Kehukai Konanui of Hilo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
  • Posted: Apr 2 2013 - 12:05am
    Kathleen Adele Dauchy, 64, of Kealia died on Feb. 28 at her home. Born in Cooperstown, N.Y., she was an architectural designer, freelance artist and a linguist's expert. Services planned. Survived by husband, Reginald Mac Hawkins of Kealia; son, Theron (Lucia) Dauchy of Kahuku; grandson, Francis Dauchy of Kahuku; sisters, Patricia Dauchy of Oregon, Theresa Dauchy and Tonilu Dauchy of Alaska. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Apr 1 2013 - 12:05am
    James "Longie" K. Kupahu Sr., 73, of Nanawale Estates died March 9 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired City and County of Honolulu heavy equipment operator. Visitation 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Apr. 6 at Makuu Farmers Market on Highway 130, Pahoa. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Lunch to follow. Oahu service 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at Waimanalo Beach Park. Scattering of ashes with lunch to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Gwendolyn L. (Makaila) Kupahu; daughters, Jaime (Gary) Kahalepo, Darrlyn (Richard) Kupahu-Canon, Lloydette Teanio and Malie Kupahu; sons, James "Kimo" Kupahu Jr., Michael (Hanalei) Kupahu, Nakuluai Maave-Kupahu and Lloyd Teanio; sisters, Jacqueline Kalima, Leihalaopuna (Jerry) Vigneaux and Lana (Danny) Johnson; brother, Manuel E. Kupahu Jr.; sisters-in-law, Diana Kupahu and Herbina Kupahu; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Mar 31 2013 - 7:43am
    Rosita Bareng Acia, 74, of Keaau died March 25 at home. Born in Olaa, she was a retired cafeteria worker for Hilo High School. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Graveside service 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, section A. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Anthony (Jeanine) Acia of Kurtistown, Joey Acia and Emelio Acia III of Keaau; daughter, Rose L. Rose of Kahului, Maui; brothers, Venancio (Judy) Laguisan and Ernest Laguisan of Oahu; sisters, Esther (James) Hodges of Dothan, Ala., Julieta Blufuss of Minnesota and Margaret Laguisan of Oahu; hanai sons, Jason Liwai and Shane Madriaga of Kurtistown; brother-in-law, Frank (Susan) Acia of Maui; sisters in-law, Rosemarie Torres of Mountain View and Margie (Domingo) Bachiller of Hilo; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Mar 30 2013 - 12:05am
    Wilbert Rapoza Branco, 83, of Kailua, Oahu, died March 13 in Kailua. Born in Hilo, he was a retired roofer in Local 221. Services held. Condolences may be mailed to 430C Hualani St., Kailua, HI 96734. Survived by son, Michael Branco; daughters, Diana Berrien, Trinidad Branco-Hill, and Roxann Branco-Orona; companion, Pauline Gray; brothers, Milton Branco, Manuel Branco, and Patrick Branco; sisters, Margaret Pacheco, Mildred "Dolly" Branco-Pacheco, and Dorothy "Baby" Wright; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Arrangements by Woolsey Mortuary.
  • Posted: Mar 28 2013 - 12:05am
    Francisco "Cisco" Patrick Amador, 77, of Papaikou died March 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired cane truck driver for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., U.S. Army veteran and member of the Onomea Rangers and Kalakoas softball leagues and Moi's basketball team. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Prayer service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by son, Wade (Robin) Amador of Mountain View; daughter, Melissa Amador of Pepeekeo; brothers, Richard (Kulani) Soares of San Diego and Clarence (Gloria) Amador of Hawaiian Paradise Park; sisters, Lorraine (Arsan) Mendonca of Hilo, Shirley (Ronald) Kobayashi of Hawaiian Paradise Park and Barbara (Lester) Ueda of Hilo; hanai sisters, Carolyn "Sista" (Joe) Won of Makakilo, Oahu, and Roberta "Buddy" Wong of Hilo; sister-in-law, Ruth (Leroy) Binyan of Hilo; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Mar 27 2013 - 12:05am
    Sayoko Doi, 89, of Kawaihae died March 14 at home. Born in Hakalau, she co-owned and managed the former T. Doi & Sons store (Doi Store) and was a member of Kamuela Hongwanji. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Ted Doi of Kawaihae; daughters, Sandra Lynn (Kenneth) Uemura of Hilo and Irma (George) Matsuo of Kawaihae; sisters-in-law, Tsuneko Doi of Kawaihae and Barbara Doi of Honolulu; brothers-in-law, Nelson Doi of Waimea and Shunichi Sugino of Pepeekeo; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
  • Posted: Mar 26 2013 - 12:05am
    Yoshio Hayashi, 80, of Honolulu died on March 5 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was a retired graphic designer and artist and U.S. Army veteran. Survived by spouse, Leslie Hayashi; brothers, Susumu, Kenneth, Stanley and Larry Hayashi; sisters, Sue Ellen, Kathleen, and Ruth. Celebration of Life will be held on March 30 at the Makiki Community of Christ, 1666 Mott-Smith Drive. Visitation 4 p.m.; services 5 p.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Library.
  • Posted: Mar 25 2013 - 12:05am
    James Kaheakamana'ookaleookalani Beckley, 74, of Hilo died Saturday, March 9, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Mauna'ala, The Royal Mausoleum, Nuuanu, Oahu, he was a former teacher and storyteller, among various other jobs. He also served as King Kamehameha Celebration Commissioner for the Island of Hawaii, president and chairman, Ahuena Heiau Inc., and was a member of the Prince David Kawananakoa Civic Club, the Kona Hawaiian Civic Club, Lauhala O Kona, and was parade chairman for the Gatorade Ironman-Triathlon Races. Visitation from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave.; Funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Additional services to be held on Oahu. Visitation to be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday, Apr. 1, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; Service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9-10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 2, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; Service at 10:30 a.m.; Burial to follow at noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire, no flowers. Survived by spouse, Theresa Kalama Beckley; sibling Francis Ohelo; five step-children and spouses; 24 grandchildren; and many uncles, aunties, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
  • Posted: Mar 23 2013 - 12:05am
    Betty Weed Chambers, 94, of Keaau died Sunday, March 17, at home. Born in New York, she was a retired sales clerk for the Navy Exchange and a member of the Episcopal Church. Private services. Survived by son, Elton (Liezl) Chambers Jr. of Keaau; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc.
  • Posted: Mar 22 2013 - 12:05am
    Treston Samuel Cole Crowley, 3, of Hilo died March 15 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at Kurtistown Samoan Seventh-day Adventist Church. Service at 3 p.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by parents, Kayanna and Neal Woodworth of Hilo; grandparents, Koli Pio and Iliganoa Matau of Mountain View; grandmother, Leigaga Fanene of American Samoa; grandmother, Anna Webb of San Diego, Calif.; aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Mar 21 2013 - 12:05am
    Hanalei Joseph Ledo, 30, of Kailua-Kona died March 15. Born in Kahului, Maui, he was an Alamo Rent a Car service agent, avid fisherman and attended New Hope Church. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at Haili Church in Hilo. Casual attire; lei welcome. Survived by wife, Ala Ahyo of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; sons Hanalei Ledo Jr. and Anu Ledo of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Naialyn Ledo and Starlina Ledo of Kailua-Kona; father, Michael Ledo of Seattle; mother, Alice Carpenter of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Alesia (Louie) Nunes of Kailua-Kona, Vehealani DeCambra of Hilo, Keana Lee (Ivan) Wallace and Tricia Ledo of Seattle; brothers, Teven Faris and Jaewin Gonsalves of Hilo, Dustin Simms of Waikoloa, Kimo Medeiros of Kailua-Kona, Dayven Ledo of Seattle and Cody Ledo of Honolulu; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.