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  • Posted: Nov 1 2016 - 12:05am

    Richard Noboru Fujii, 93, of Kaneohe, formerly of Hilo, died Oct. 13, at Legacy Villa Adult Residential Care Home in Kahaluu. Born in Pahoa, he was retired from the University of Hawaii Auxillary Services in Hilo. Private services held. Survived by daughters, Evelyn (Layne) Machida of Honolulu and Donna (Joel) Tanabe of Hilo; hanai daughter, Jo-Anne (Eugene) Yamada of Mililani, hanai son, Jon (Joy) Katada of Hilo; sisters Emiko (Naoto) Katada of Hilo, Suemi (Kelly) Tamaoka of Honolulu; brother Hiroshi (Gina) Fujii of Las Vegas; sisters-in-law, Asayo Naguwa and Mary Harada of Hilo, Martha (Hubei) Kaji of Torrance, Calif., June Nakagawa of Pearl City; brothers-in-law, Norio (Rosey) Harada of San Diego, and Bunichi (Hideyo) Harada of Hilo; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

  • Posted: Oct 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Geraldine Ilima Ayoso, 77, of Kapaau died Oct. 19 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kohala, she was a retired pantry worker for the Mauna Lani Resort Gallery Restaurant and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Kohala Ward) and Kohala Senior Citizen Club. Friends can call 9-11 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 5) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Kohala Ward). Service at 11 a.m. Burial at 12:30 p.m. at Hawi County Cemetery. Aloha attire. Survived by son, Jason (Kim) Ayoso of Gardena, Calif.; daughters, Robin (Misipati) Fiu of Kahuku, Oahu, Karen (Rafel) Cafe and Cindy (Paul III) Antonio of Kohala; brothers, Glenn Ah Sam and Ivan Ah Sam of Mililani, Oahu, Al Duane Ah Sam of Kohala and Ray Ah Sam of Honolulu; sisters, Charlene Ah Sam Caravalho of Waimea and Josette Ah Sam Cruz of Kaneohe; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 28 2016 - 12:05am

    Avelina “Abbie” Acol Alcain, 81, of Keei died Oct. 15 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Wailua, Oahu, she was an educational assistant at Honaunau and Hookena Elementary schools. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Hawaii Government Employees Association. Friends may call at 5 p.m. Nov. 4 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakekua for a 7 p.m. rosary service and all-night vigil. Friends may call again at 8 a.m. Nov. 5 at the church for 10 a.m. Mass. Burial at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Luncheon to follow at Yano Hall in Captain Cook. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Edmund Alcain and Bonza (Mary) Alcain of Keei and Bobo (Kristina) Alcain of Honaunau; daughters, Verena Grace of Honaunau, Freida (Gilbert) Smith of Kealakekua, Evanelle (Shannon) Grace of Pahoehoe; brothers, Juniom (Vivian) Acol of Walnut Creek, Calif., James Acol of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Octavia (Kenneth) Muraoka of Kalaoa, Kona, Olivia Sasada of Kailua-Kona, and Judith (Morris Ota) Demello of Holualoa; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two hanai grandchildren; seven hanai great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary

  • Posted: Oct 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Erlinda deCastro Oandasan, 76, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 23 in Kealakekua. Born in the Philippines, she was a homemaker and faithful pioneer at Jehovah’s Witness church. Celebration of life at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Kaloko Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Henry (Liezl) Oandasan of Kahului, Maui, Jesus (Tanya) Oandasan of Waimea, Adonis Oandasan of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Rosalinda Oandasan, Magnolia (Rogene) Agatep, Madona Oandasan, Gloria (Divigio) Miralles, Maritess (Exekiel) Agatep of Kailua-Kona, Joan (Adrian) Granderson of San Antonia; brother, Antonio deCastro of the Philippines; sisters Yolanda deCastro Chan of Hong Kong, Elizabeth Bartolome, Christina deCastro Delacruz, Sonia deCastro, Vilma Bautista, Milagros deCastro Luz of the Philippines; 36 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Kikuye Nora Kadahiro, 92, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 7. Born in Yokohama, Japan, she was a baker. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 29) at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Service at noon. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 25 2016 - 12:05am

    Beverly Ann Byouk, 77, of Ocean View died Oct. 15 in Ocean View. Born in Berkley, Calif., she was a Realator-broker and served as a former president of the Kona Board of Realators and was a member of the Ka‘u Hawaii Civic Club. No services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by partner, James Shilzony; sister-in-law, Miriam Byouk of Woodland, Calif.; a niece. Services by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Sebastian “John” Mayo Madarang Jr., 42, of Hilo died Oct. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, he was a 1992 graduate of Hilo High School and a dishwasher at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Visitation 8-10 a.m Thursday (Oct. 27) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section). Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by mother, Wilhelmina “Helen” Arellano of Hilo; sister, Grace (Juan) Barrientos of Keaau; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces from Hilo, Davao and Mindanao, the Philippines. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 22 2016 - 12:05am

    Ashley William Gaa, 52, of Hilo died Oct. 20 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. He was born in Kealakekua. Private services. Survived by mother, Nina Dart; brother, Patrick (Nani) Dart; sister, Sybil Gaa. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 21 2016 - 12:05am

    Theresa “Mama T” Grace, 61, of Captain Cook died Oct. 11 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a clerk typist at Konawaena Elementary School, worked as a school custodian and a security officer for Reynolds Kamakawiwoole and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. Friends can call at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at the family’s residence, 81-6308 Mamalahoa Highway in Captain Cook for a 7 p.m. wake service and overnight vigil. Service 8 a.m. Oct. 29 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakekua. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Hano Grace of Captain Cook; sons, Hano Boy (Tiffany) Grace and Preston (Shellie Ann) Grace of Captain Cook and Richard Kalani (Kaliko) Grace of Kawaihae; daughter, Laressa (Jacob) Medeiros of Kealakekua; father, Richard (Momi) Cordeiro of Oahu; mother, Medinia Ramirez of Captain Cook; brothers, Ryan Cordeiro and Rance Cordeiro of Oahu, Henry Cordeiro Jr. of Kailua-Kona, Gordon Cordeiro of Hilo; sisters, Drina (Billy) DeCosta of Kauai, Debra (Keith) Ralston of Oahu, Geraldine (Ronald) Magallanes and Pearline (Leonard) Yamada of Las Vegas, Cheryl (Richard) Ono of Captain Cook; brothers-in-law, Gordon (Henrilyn) Grace of Opihihale, Roland (Rayven) Grace of Naalehu, Ryan (Lorelei) Grace of Kalaoa, Bryan (Renee) Grace of Captain Cook, Darryl (Leona) Grace of Kealakekua; sisters-in-law, Raylene “Tita” (Rohit) Patel of Florida and Rena Grace of Honaunau; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 20 2016 - 12:05am

    Richard Lawrence Danielson, 69, of Ocean View died Oct. 27, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Massapequa, N.Y., he was a commercial fishing boat builder in Kailua-Kona and U.S. Army veteran. Inurnment with military honors at noon Oct. 27 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Survived by sons, Zachary Danielson of Kailua-Kona and Morgan Montgomery of Lahaina, Maui; sister, Esther (Andy) Danielson-Berger of Norfolk, N.C.; brother, Kenneth Danielson; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 19 2016 - 12:05am

    Robert Joseph Ghiotto, 51, of Mountain View died Oct. 3 at his home. Born in Chicago, he was a bricklayer and U.S. Navy veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Audra Ghiotto of Mountain View; sons, Anthony Ghiotto of Illinois, Donald Ghiotto and Adam Ghiotto of Mountain View; parents, Arthur and Marie Ghiotto of Illinois; brother, Lenny Basile of Illinois; sister, Trina Beauchamp of Indiana; mother-in-law, Angel Auskalnis of Indiana; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 18 2016 - 12:05am

    James “Lee” Rudolph, 66, of Waipio Valley died June 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Austin, Texas, he was a U.S. Navy veteran during the Vietnam War. Memorial celebration 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22) at his residence in Waipio Valley. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by brother, Charles (Lori) Rudolph of Austin; nieces and nephews.

  • Posted: Oct 16 2016 - 12:05am

    Sachiko “Sachi” Murazane, 78, of Hilo, died Sept. 22 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired orchid farmer, former office manager for Nick’s Garage, former employee of IK Motors and Parts Center Hawaii and member of Taishoji Soto Mission Kyodan, Fujinkai and Baikako. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 23) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Kay (Neal) Kasamoto of Honolulu; brother, Shizuo (Janet) Yoshida of Honolulu; sisters, Mieko Maeda of Pearl City, Oahu, Jane (Marvin) Iida of Hilo; a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Agnes Tsuruko Ariyoshi, 98, of Makawao, Maui, formerly of Pahala, died Sept. 1 at home. Born in Kaalaiki Hilea, Ka‘u, she was a retired licensed practical nurse for Ka‘u Hospital. Services held. Survived by son, Ralph (Pauline) Iwane; daughter, Lois (Nelson) Nishikawa; brother, James Takeuchi; sisters, Harumi Ikeda and Satsue Yoshishige; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 13 2016 - 12:05am

    Jock Kipiliano Aipoalani, 62, of Hilo, formerly of Nanakuli, Oahu, died Oct. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired adult corrections officer at Halawa Correctional Facility on Oahu and Hawaii Community Correctional Center, member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kaumana Ward, Hui Makai Motorcycle Club and Kaumana Alenaio Kumiail, life member of the Hogs, and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 18) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Oahu visitation 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 20) at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Casual attire; no loose flowers, but lei welcome. Survived by wife, Mercedes “Penny” Aipoalani of Hilo; daughters, Colleen “Kaonohi” K. (Don, Jr.) Ahuna of San Bruno, Calif., and Juby “Honey” K.L. Aipoalani of Hilo; goddaughter, Chelsea K. Aipoalani of Honolulu; brothers, John (Phyllis) Aipoalani of Waianae, Oahu, Joy (Roxanne) Aipoalani of Kaneohe, Oahu, Jan Michael Aipoalani of Waianae, James (Mel) Aipoalani of Mililani, Oahu, and Joseph (Terri) Aipoalani II of Nanakuli, Oahu; sister, Juby “Doll” (Eassie) Miller of Kahului, Maui; father-in-law, Christian K. Leialoha Sr. of Hilo; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.