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  • Posted: Jan 17 2017 - 12:18pm

    James “Dosay” Isamu Chinen, 68, of Hilo died Dec. 18 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hakalau, he was a retired auto mechanic and U.S. Army Reserve veteran. Services held. Survived by stepdaughter, Kori Imai of Kona; stepson, Kristopher Imai of Kona; mother, Kimiko Chinen of Hilo; sisters, Eriko (David) Kurashige of Torrance, Calif., Julie Chinen and Kathy (Tashiro) Okunami of Hilo, Ruth (Dennis) Sevilla of Modesto, Calif.; brothers, George (Pam) Chinen and Matsu (Cheryle) Uehara Jr. of Hilo, Donald (Cynthia) Uehara of Los Angeles; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 15 2017 - 12:05am

    Anthony Roy Aguiar, 78, of Hilo died Nov. 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired meat department manager with the former Sure Save Supermarkets and U.S. Navy Veteran. Friends may call 4-5 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 21) at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Graveside urn committal service at 9 a.m. Monday (Jan. 23) at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughters, Terrie Aguiar of Honolulu and Ann (Leonard) Aguiar-Sagon of Hilo; brother, Robert Aguiar of Hilo; sister-in-law, Naomi Aguiar of Hilo; one granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 14 2017 - 12:05am

    Herman Estraela Hernaez, 94, of Hawi died Dec. 12 at home. Born in San Jose, Nueve Ecija, the Philippines, he was a retired payroll timekeeper for Kohala Sugar Mill, night auditor for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, laborer at Kohala Nursery, member of American Legion and AFL-CIO Carpenter’s Union, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines and Army National Guard. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Marcelita Hernaez of Hawi; sons, Herman (Melinda) Hernaez of Wahiawa, Oahu, and Winston (Nida) Hernaez of Bellingham, Wash.; daughters, Melita (Wesley) Yasuda of Kaneohe, Oahu, Grace (Walter) Pilor of Hawi and Lourdes Hernaez of Kailua-Kona; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Marti Lynn Beaudion, 44, of Pahoa died Jan. 2. She was born in California. Services held. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons Patrick “Kekoa” Hanato and Jason “Kainoa” (Claira) Hanato of Puna; daughters, Katheleen Kanani Hanato of Puna and Cynthia Lynn Beaudion of Louisiana; brother, Robert Cody (Amy) Collard of Louisiana; sister, Deborah (Ernest) Lum of Puna; two grandchildren; nephews, grandnephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Beatrice “Bebe” Francis Jarneski, 78, of Hilo died Nov. 14 at Straub Clinic in Honolulu. She was born in Hakalau. Celebration of life held. She will be joined along with her husband, Lawrence “Pinky” Jarneski, for a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by sons, Glenn and Stacey Jarneski; daughter, Cindy Medeiros. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 11 2017 - 12:05am

    Ella Lovina Kealaonapualani Mano Hanohano, 77, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kailua-Kona, she was a cashier at McDonald’s, waitress at the former Ocean View Inn and former Kona Hilton Hotel, rental agent at Marquez’s U-Drive and Holiday Rent a Car, attendant at the former Ann Ka’s Leis, and member of Kai Opua Canoe Club, Alu Like Kupuna and Na Wai Iwiola Kupuna. Celebration of life 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Old Airport Maka‘eo Pavilion. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Nelson Hano (Abbie) Hanohano of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Nohokula (George) Kahananui of Kailua-Kona; brother, Apolei Lima of Waikoloa; sisters, Kali (Bobby) Macaysa of Hilo, Pearl Akao of Kailua-Kona, Mewlang (Henry) Alameda of Makakilo, Oahu, and Libbie (Larry) Grocox of Las Vegas; two grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a hanai great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 12:05am

    Dorothy Tomoe Caravalho, 92, of Honokaa died Dec. 14 at Hale Hoola Hamakua. Born in Pahala, she was a homemaker, retired from Tex’s Drive Inn and the former Honokaa Dairy Queen, and a member of Honokaa Senior Club. Private service at a later date. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Linda (Ken) Fischer and Carol (Craig) Yamaguchi of Waimea; son, Henry (Carla van Vliet) Caravalho Jr. of Waikoloa; sister, Peggy Nakano of Honolulu; brothers, Masa Nakano of Honolulu and Harry (Lily) Nakano of Waimea; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Jan 9 2017 - 12:05am

    Evangeline “Cuchi” Shirley Carreira, 70, of Ainaloa died Dec. 12 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 15) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Larry Pagan of California, Carlos Serrano of San Diego and Allen (Joy) Pagan of Hilo; daughters, Desiree (Richard) Kirkpatrick of Mountain View and Joanne (Evelyn) Pagan of Ainaloa; sister, Violet (Albert) Diedriks of Waimea; brothers, John Gilbert Ramos and Larry Pagan of Hilo; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Donald Bertram Ah Chong Sr., 72, of Keaau died Dec. 17 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired electrician and nuclear general foreman for Shop 51 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard on Oahu, retired electrician for Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, a member of Na Ali‘i and Banyan Bay golf clubs, and a U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division veteran. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 14) at New Hope Hilo Hawaii, 840 Kupulau Road. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Visitation again 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 21) at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama on Oahu. Celebration of life at 3:30 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Bernadette Ah Chong of Hilo; sons, Donald “Duke” (Renee) Ah Chong Jr. of Mililani, Oahu, Darren (Sonya) Ah Chong, Derek (Cindy Kaneakua) Ah Chong and Devin Ah Chong of Keaau; brothers, George (Caroline) Ah Chong of Kurtistown, John “Chop” (Myrna) Ah Chong Jr. of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Clifford “Moses” (Debra) Ah Chong of Keaau; sister, Julia (Wayne) Takano of Kaneohe; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 7 2017 - 12:05am

    Nason Luke Delostrico, 48, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 27 at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kealakekua, he was a truck driver for Honsador Lumber, member of Hope Chapel Kailua-Kona who served on the worship team and U.S. Army veteran. Celebration of life 9 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 14) at Hope Chapel Kailua-Kona at Makua Lani Christian Academy, The Bridge Building, 74-4966 Kealakaa St. Service at 10:30 a.m. Family condolences c/o Hope Chapel Kailua-Kona, P.O. Box 954, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, Suzan Delostrico of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Tiffany Delostrico of Kailua-Kona, Alicia (Michael) Wallace of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kahealani (Travon) Charity of Watertown, N.Y., Kawaileolani Delostrico of Houston Sarah Delostrico of Kailua-Kona; mother, Annabelle Delostrico of Kailua-Kona; sister, Tammy (Jesse) Medeiros of Honaunau; brother, Norris (Kehaulani) Delostrico of Mountain View; four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii and Oahu Mortuary and Crematory.

  • Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 12:05am

    Helene Yoshimi Saruwatari Ikeda, 90, of Hilo died Dec. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hakalau, she was retired from the former MJS Music Store and a member of New Hope Hilo Hawaii and Kaumana Rise Association. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at New Hope Hilo Hawaii, 840 Kupulau Road. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughter, Renee Ikeda Wolfgang of Oak Harbor, Wash.; sons, Miles (Lisa) Ikeda and Eric Tamashiro of Honolulu; siblings, Jane Hata, George (Dorothy) Hirowatari and Asako Shitabata; sisters-in-law, Sue Saruwatari and Val Saruwatari; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 12:05am

    Jean Elizabeth Acevedo, 72, of Hilo died Dec. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Sheboygan, Wis., she was an elementary, high school and university teacher of English and Spanish and University of Wisconsin alumna. Private services. Survived by daughter, Rose (Gabriel Olson) Acevedo of Volcano; brothers, John (Marjo) Gregory Little of Wisconsin, William Lawrence Little of Kihei, Maui, and Dean (Yvonne Mokihana Calizar) Peter Little of Washington; sisters, Margaret Jo (William Bronn) Little and Catherine (James) Louise Malec of Minnesota; a granddaughter, stepchildren and stepgrandchildren; nieces, nephews and hanai family. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 4 2017 - 12:05am

    Sadae “Sadie” Taira, 92, of Hilo died Dec. 24 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was retired from Hilo Medical Center and a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Piihonua Community Association. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Kazumasa “Mac” Taira of Hilo; sons, Edwin (Susan) Taira and Harvey Taira of Hilo; daughters, Kathleen (Charles Kuehu) Taira of Honolulu and Jere (Rick) Shimomura of Maui; brothers, Tsutomu “Bullet” (Emiko) Ueno of Hilo and Kenneth (Sue) Ueno of San Diego; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 3 2017 - 12:05am

    Emil Keawehunahala Beyer, 59, of Volcano died Dec. 8 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a human resources associate with Hawaii Planning Mill and a department manager with the former Liberty House. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 8) at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by brothers, Carl Kalani (Suzanne) Beyer of San Diego and Alika (Maxine) Beyer of Kurtistown; sisters, Catherine Neva (Henry) Makizuru of Volcano and Jackie (Al) Montgomery of Kaneohe, Oahu; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; 11 nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 2 2017 - 12:05am

    Ichiko Hisanaga, 95, of Hilo died Nov. 25 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Laupahoehoe, she was a retired music teacher and member of the Church of the Holy Cross. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Bruce Hisanaga of Honolulu; daughter, Ruth (Ralph) Smith of Charles City, Iowa; sister, Ethel Yoshimasu of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Theodora Mukai of Hilo, Sumie Kobayashi of San Diego, Matsu Muraoka of Minneapolis, Yukie Ichikawa of Honolulu and Itsue Yamaguchi of Bloomington, Ind.; two grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.