Sunday | January 22, 2017
About Us | Contact | Subscribe

Obituaries

  • Posted: Dec 21 2016 - 12:05am

    June Nakoa Bell, 77, of Nanakuli, Oahu, formerly of Waimea, died Nov. 22 in Honolulu. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was a retired educational assistant for Nanakuli High School and U.S. Army veteran. Celebration of life 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel on Oahu. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, Oahu. Aloha attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Kalei Pualani (Phillip) Vance, Janlyn Leina‘ala (Allen) Workman and Stephanie Laulima (Cy) Kakalia; sons, Anthony Kimo Pelekane, Vincent Kaleolani (Star) Bell and Brian Kekoa Bell; hanai daughter, Pua (Alva) Kaiwi; hanai son, Kunia (Momi) Galdeira; brothers, Randy Nakoa and Harry (Kyo) Nakoa; sister, Pualani (Jimmy) Jackson; 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

  • Posted: Dec 20 2016 - 12:05am

    Joseph Michael Loughery, 68, of Keaau died Dec. 17 at home. Born in Berkeley, Calif., he was a retired steamship agent for Williams Diamond Shipping in San Francisco. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 22) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Nanaimo Loughery of Keaau; daughter, Jireh Loughery of Keaau; sister, Maureen Canaris of Placerville, Calif.; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 19 2016 - 12:05am

    Susan Marion Balico, 59, of Ocean View died Dec. 7 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hialeah, Fla., she was a prep cook, food waitress and bartender at several local restaurants. Celebration of life noon Friday (Dec. 23) at the beach area at the end of the Old Kona Airport. For more info, call Bianca Shortt at 756-8250. Survived by sons, Star Shortt of Kailua-Kona, Sidney (Lacey) Shortt of Waikoloa and Dane Shortt of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Tiffany (Bulla DeSilva) Shortt and Bianca (Jacob Thompson) Shortt of Waimea, Brittany (Noah Shaw) Shortt of Kawaihae; brother, Frank Mallace of Napoopoo; 10 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 18 2016 - 12:05am

    Michelle Anderson, 46, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 3. Born in Cape Canaveral, Fla., she worked in timeshare and activity sales and was a member of Living Stones Church, and founder of the “Joyful Hands” charity knitting group at Living Stones Church. Online condolences at www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by spouse, Milan Machacek; son, Luis (Joshua) Pagani Jr. of Kailua-Kona, mother, Jung Hi Anderson of Satellite Beach, Fla.; brother Todd Anderson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and sister Wendy Anderson-Silvagni of Fort Lauderdale. Private services to be announced. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

  • Posted: Dec 17 2016 - 12:05am

    Richard “Dick” David Dollnig, 88, of Hilo died Dec. 3 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Chicago, he was a self-employed real estate appraiser and U.S. Navy veteran. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by wife, Elaine (Marumoto) Dollnig of Hilo; sister, Audrey (Robert) Vokes of Minnesota; sister-in-law, Trisha Dollnig of Georgia; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 16 2016 - 10:51am

    William “Bill” Arballo, 92, of Encinitas, Calif., formerly of Hilo, died Dec. 8 at home. Born in Nestor, Calif., he was a retired journalist who worked as a correspondent for United Press International and Copley News Service in Hilo, several California newspapers, including as a columnist for Coast News in San Diego County, former mayor of Del Mar, Calif., U.S. Army World War II veteran awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Medical Badge, co-founder and first president of Big Island Press Club and served in numerous community organizations. While in Hilo, he interviewed visiting President Richard Nixon and Vice President Gerald Ford, covered Apollo astronauts training at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for moon landings and was a plaintiff in a successful lawsuit against Hawaii County for more openness in meetings and records. Services pending. Memorial donations to Big Island Press Club, San Dieguito Heritage Museum or Hospice by the Sea Solana Beach. He is survived by daughters, Loreta Arballo and Teresa Arballo (Don) Barth; sister, Mary Magana; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

  • Posted: Dec 15 2016 - 12:05am

    Lolita Palma Eugenio, 71, of Kurtistown died Nov. 24 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she was a papaya packer for the Tropical Hawaiian Products and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 21) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by hanai daughters, Rosemarie P. (Kenneth Rosete) Eugenio of Hilo and Rosalie E. (Reynold) de Aquino of Waianae, Oahu; hanai son, Ellsworth P. (April Kosora) Eugenio of Hawaiian Paradise Park; brothers, Melicio Eugenio of Pepeekeo, Romeo Eugenio of Waianae, Oahu, and Rogelio (Susan) Eugenio of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sister, Yolanda Eugenio of Ewa Beach; seven hanai grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Setsue “Sue” Abe, 86, of Hilo died Dec. 2 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Koloa, Kauai, she taught at Waikiki Elementary School, retired from Keaau Elementary School and was a member of the Hawaii Education Association. Private services. Survived by daughter, Alison (Earl) Inouye; sisters, Sumiko Robinson, Hifumi (Harry) Sato and Tsukiko (Clarence) Andrade; brothers, Kenji Yasaka and Hoshiichi “Butch” (Carol) Yasaka; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:06am

    Herbert Yasushige Arata, 78, of Hilo died Nov. 12 at home. He was born in Honolulu. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by wife, Alyce Arata of Hilo; brothers, Ronald (Ellen) Arata and Paul (Carol) Arata of Honolulu; sisters, Annie (Sadao) Aoki of Hilo and Elsie (Warren) Hasegawa of Honolulu; brothers-in-law, Dan Teruya, Ichiro Tamashiro and Raymond Yanagihara of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Helene Arata of Honolulu and Alysia Yoshizumi of Hilo; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 12 2016 - 12:05am

    Joseph “Jojo” “Hoss” Gregory Carvalho, 62, of Hilo, died Nov. 23 at the Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, he was a security guard for numerous companies, a member of the Abbey Road Gang, a former member of Koa Puna Motorcycle Club and a former band member of Waimanu. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 17) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Kathy Carvalho of Hilo; daughter, Melanie (Dale) Kaho’oilihala of Hilo; brothers, Robert (Daisy) Naihe of Hilo and Herbert Naihe of Oahu; sisters, Gladys Berrios of Hilo and Margo Gonsalves of Calif.; two grandsons; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 11 2016 - 12:05am

    Winnie “Winifred” Barbara Gonsalves, 82, of Hawi died Nov. 23 at home. Born in Moanalua Gardens, Oahu, she was retired from Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi, Kaahumanu Society, Na Kupuna ‘o Kohala, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program and Kohala Senior Nutrition. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 17) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Eulogy at 9:30 a.m. Mass at 10 a.m. Private committal service at a later date. Aloha/casual attire. No flowers. Survived by daughter, I. Dede Caravalho of Hilo, Ekela (Keala) Kahuanui of Waimea; sons, Crawford Gonsalves of Kurtistown, A. Ikaika Gonsalves of Kona; brother, Abraham (Mary) Crawford of Waimanalo, Oahu; sister, Ellen (Taki) Yamaguchi of Aiea, Oahu; sister-in-law, Irene G. (Jack) Wilhelm of Lihue, Kauai; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 10 2016 - 12:05am

    Danilo “Nilo” Gallardo Ducusin, 45, of Pepeekeo died Nov. 27 at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Hilo, he was a landscaper for Puna Certified Nursery and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 15) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section I. Casual attire. Survived by mother, Praxedes Ducusin of Pepeekeo; sister, Merlita (John) Mayhew of Illinois; brothers, Camelo Ducusin of Pepeekeo and Jeorge (Ann) Ducusin of Mountain View; nine nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 9 2016 - 12:05am

    Richard “Rick” Craig Harkness, 65, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Paia, Maui, died Aug. 31 at Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Ione, Washington. No services are planned at this time. For info, call 329-4500. No known survivors. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Dec 8 2016 - 12:05am

    Jennie Custodio, 63, of Hilo died Nov. 24 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Private services. Survived by daughters, Vanessa (Andrew) Broussard of Houston and Selina Custodio of Hilo; hanai daughter, Marlena Quinonez of Honolulu; sons, George (Sweetheart Kepano) Shoemaker, Charles Patigayon and John Custodio of Honolulu; father, Franklin Rosa Sr. of Hilo; brothers, Eugene (Juliana Chavez) Sedeno, Rodney Sedeno, Daniel (Bernadette) Rodrigues, Franklin Rosa Jr., Gordon Rosa, Anthony Quinonez and Joseph Quinonez; sisters, Janice Rosa, Diane Rosa, Chelsea Rosa, Verna (Stanley) Naehu, Renee (John) Ashby, Patricia Quinonez, Maryann (Northrop) Lopes, Linda Quinonez, Isabela Quinonez and Raylena Quinonez; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 7 2016 - 12:05am

    Tsuyako “Sue” Hokama, 85, of Piihonua died Nov. 8 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Holualoa, she was president/owner of Alumside Products and a member of Hilo Hooganji Mission, Piihonua Community Association and Hui Okinawa. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by son, Conrad (Amy Miwa) Hokama of Hilo; daughter, Marsha (Gary Yamasaki) Hokama of Hilo; a grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.