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  • Posted: Sep 25 2012 - 12:05am
    John Deluz, 17, of Paauilo, died Sept. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a custodian at Paniolo Country Inn. Services held. Survived by parents, John (Anita) Deluz of Paauilo; brothers, Keenan Deluz, Josey Deluz, Haaeo Deluz and Kaeo Deluz of Paauilo; grandparents Abraham (Gale) Deluz of Waimea, Roxanne Laboy of Honolulu and Walter Camara of Honolulu; uncles, aunts, cousins and one niece. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
  • Posted: Sep 24 2012 - 12:05am
    Ahtagi Atagi, 50, of Hilo died Sept. 18 at home. Born in American Samoa, he was a sales representative for Kamaaina Motors. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Bernadette Atagi of Hilo; son, Zachary Atagi of Hilo; daughters, Adriana Atagi and Elena Atagi of Hilo, Sondra Atagi of Maryland; brothers, Tuileva "Tui" (Denise) Atagi of Missouri, Miller (Jennifer) Atagi of Utah, Toveli "Sole" Atagi, Fa'amoana "Ana" (Tracylynne) Atagi, Falemai (Sheri) Pia-Atagi and LeRoy Lele of Oahu; sisters, Linemoe "Lin" (Gadson) White and Sa (Danny) Robinson of Georgia, Vasati "Sati" (Troy) Ulii of Utah and Fesoloai "Sai" (Greg) Atagi-Trice of Arizona; father- and mother-in-law, Clement and Anita Andrade of Volcano; brothers-in-law, Michael (Linda) Andrade of Washington, William (Suzanne) Andrade of Keaau, Patrick (Melissa) Andrade of Oregon and Edward (Elizabeth) Andrade of Mountain View; sister-in-law, Michele (Patrick) Sweeney of California; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Sep 22 2012 - 1:03pm
    Teofilo Bueno Jimenez, 94, of Paauilo died Monday at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Lapog, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a retired cultivation tractor operator at the Hamakua Mill Company. He was a member of the Paauilo Senior Citizens Club and the International Longshoreman and Warehouse Union Pension Club. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Sept. 29 at St. Columba Episcopal Church in Paauilo for a 10 a.m. Mass; burial will follow at St. Columba Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers OK. Survived by son, Tee (Kathy) Jimenez of Kealakekua; daughters, Esther (John) Kai of Henderson, Nev., Nancy (Ron) Strach of Honolulu; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Sep 21 2012 - 12:05am
    Deacon Keta Henry, 60, of Hilo died Saturday, Sept. 8, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Arno Atoll, Marshall Islands. Memorial services to be held at The Hilo Marshalles Ministry, 1110 Kinoole St., on Sunday, Sept. 23. Service at 3 p.m. For further info, contact the Rev. Johnson Jetton at (808) 557-5328. Survived by wife, Rose Henry of Hilo; son, Henry Henry of Hilo; brothers, Joram Joram of Seattle, Jolet Joram of Seattle; sisters Akta Alex of Honolulu, Kamila Lako of Honolulu, Jene Joseph of Kau; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.
  • Posted: Sep 20 2012 - 12:05am
    Takumi Shirakawa's obituary in the Wendesday edition did not include the names of survivors' spouses. Shirakawa's survivors include: wife, Lenore Shirakawa; son, Ray (Lori Lei) Shirakawa; daughters, Patti Shirakawa and Faye (Gilbert) Korenaga; sisters, Kayono Koike, Nancy Yokota and Sumie (Albert) Hamamoto; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
  • Posted: Sep 19 2012 - 12:05am
    Joseph Tavares Ferreira, 90, of Hilo died Sunday, Sept. 16, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired switchman for Hawaiian Telephone Company. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hilo; the Y.M.I.; the I.B.E.W. (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; and former member of the Komohana Kumiai. Private services to be held. Survived by sons, Wesley (Ilyn) Ferreira of Hilo, Alan (Cara Lei) Ferreira of Valley Glen, Calif., and Mark (Valerie) Ferreira of Keaau; daughters, Leona Hale of Winkelman, Ariz., Gayle (John) Bruce of Keaau and Pamela (George) Chinen of Hilo; sister, Mildred (Joseph) Cervantes of Rowland Heights, Calif.; sister-in-law, Marguerite Ferreira of Hilo; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Sep 18 2012 - 12:05am
    Louis Donald Erhardt, 81, of Mountain View died Sunday, Sept. 2, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Danbury, Conn., he was a plumber at Pearl Harbor and a member of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Volcano. Private services. Survived by daughters, Tami Carlos of Ewa Beach, Cheryl Erhardt of Ewa Beach, and Michelle (Pono) Chang of Kaneohe; brother, Arthur Erhardt of Rhode Island; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
  • Posted: Sep 16 2012 - 12:05am
    Buck Michio Hamano, 83, of Hilo died Sept. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired clerk for Global Associates on Kwajalein. Services held. Survived by brother, Masaaki (Eloise) Hamano of Oahu; sister, Kiyoko (Shinji) Fujishige of Oahu; sisters-in-law, Momoyo Peggy Hamano and Kimiko Hamano of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Sep 15 2012 - 12:05am
    Buzz Ferner, 63, of Kona died Aug. 29 in Honolulu. Born in Long Beach, Calif., he was a carpenter. Memorial service 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at Kahaluu Beach Park in Kona. Aloha attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Jessica Northrup, Jamie Ferner and Nicole Ferner; sister, Meribe Robinson. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii, Honolulu.
  • Posted: Sep 13 2012 - 12:05am
    Mark Jeffrey Kling, 55, of Paauilo died Sept. 3 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Hutchison, Kan., he was a USDA agricultural inspector and a Navy veteran. Celebration of Life 5 p.m. until sunset Sept. at Kapaa Beach Park in North Kohala. Lei and loose flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Sutha Kling of Paauilo; mother, Evelyn Kling of Hutchison; brother, Mike (Moon) Kling of San Francisco; sisters, Rose Ann (Jim) Rostine of Prescott, Ariz., Jane Angell of Hutchison, Stephanie (Craig) Kirmer of Salt Lake City; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii
  • Posted: Sep 12 2012 - 12:05am
    Pearl Winona Awaa is survived by, among others, her sons, Leimana Abenes and Rene (Nicole) Talisay of Hilo, Lawrence (Brandy) Abenes of Honolulu; daughter, Raynette (Alan) Lacad of Honolulu. An obituary published Tuesday and provided by Dodo Mortuary contained incorrect information.
  • Posted: Sep 11 2012 - 12:05am
    Ernest "Uncle Ernie" "Maka'i" M. Almeida, 87, of Hilo, formerly of Poipu, Kauai, died Aug. 25 at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Koloa, Kauai, he was a retired sergeant and district commander for the Kauai Police Department and retired from the Hyatt Regency Kauai. He also served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant during World War II and was a member of the ILWU. Private services. Survived by daughter, Marlene (John) Maze of Honolulu; sons, Mark (Linda) Almeida of Tacoma, Wash., Robert Almeida of Hilo; brothers, Harold Kang and William Almeida of Oahu; sister, Lucille Yuen of California; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Sep 10 2012 - 12:05am
    Yoshio Ishikane, 97, of Hilo died Sept. 2 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Paauilo, he was a retired carpenter, a member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Hilo Betsuin Hoyukai, Nohea Kumiai, and Hawaii Carpenters Union. Friends may call 2 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; memorial service at 3 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers; no koden. Survived by sons, Jerry (Doris) Ishikane and Allan Ishikane of Honolulu, Harvey (Karen) Ishikane of Hilo; daughters, Karen (Kenneth) Suga, Lynn (Layne) Yoshida and Nora (Grant) Yoshida, all of Hilo; sister, Itsuko Sakamoto of Hilo; 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Sep 9 2012 - 12:05am
    Manuel Ayuyu Atalig, 55, of Pahoa died Sept. 2 at home. Born in Rota, Mariana Islands, he was a self-employed carpenter, fisherman and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the family home, 15-1359 20th and Kaloli, Hawaiian Paradise Park. For more information, call 854-9497. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Valerie Atalig, Leilani (James) Moniz, Ana-lynn Atalig and Alohalani (Jarrett MacAtee) Atalig of Pahoa; brothers, John Atalig and Joe (Cecelia) Atalig of Pahoa, David Atalig of Rota; sisters, Angelina Garces of Rota and Natividad Borja of Saipan; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Sep 8 2012 - 12:05am
    Mark Serge Grandoni, 56, of Kapaau died Sept. 3. Mark was a captain and worked in Marine Science. Memorial service for family and friends Sunday at LSV Landing in Kawaihae at 4 p.m. Survived by Beth Goodwin; daughters, Jessica and Maya Goodoni of Kapaau; father, Sergio Grandoni; and sister, Robin Zonghi of Natick, Mass. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.