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  • Posted: Aug 11 2016 - 12:05am

    Bonnie June Howard, 73, of Hilo died Aug. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Anthony, Kan., she was a homemaker, worked for Sitkans Against Family Violence and was a member of Women of the Moose Lodge 1350, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1662, Hilo Woman’s Club and Alaskan Native Sisterhood. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by husband, Louis Howard Sr. of Hilo; son, Louis (Marla) Howard Jr. of Eagle River, Alaska; daughters, Mary (Rick) Henley of Roanoke, Va., Barbara Scott of Ferrum, Va., Veronica Reynolds of Klamath Falls, Ore., Janet (Dan) Evans of Sitka, Alaska, and Linda Schauwecker of Juneau, Alaska; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

  • Posted: Aug 10 2016 - 12:05am

    Lynn Yvette Guthrie-Dalao, 75, of Hilo died July 31 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Born in San Pedro, Calif., she was a homemaker, missionary, cook and wife of a career U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. Celebration of life gathering 5-7 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 11) at Onekahakaha Beach Park Pavilion No. 2. A dish to share would be welcome. Email condolences to jacqui_meadows@yahoo.com. Survived by husband, Allan Dalao of Hilo; son, Michael Guthrie of Seattle; daughters, Mariana Reyes of Seattle, Jacqui (Tony) Meadows and Deanne Farmer of Hendersonville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:05am

    Guillermo Cubangbang Afaga, 79, of Pahoa died July 20 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Bacarra, the Philippines, he was a retired vegetable farmer and member of the Iloko Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 13) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service 7 p.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Rosalina Afaga of Pahoa; daughters, Ermelyn (Zaldy) Acoba of Pahoa, Teresita (Henry) Ursolon, Gloria (Ruben) Nacario, Shirley Afaga and Rosenda (Reynaldo) Ocampo of the Philippines; sons, Bhoy (Eugenia) Afaga and Renato (Gilda) Afaga of the Philippines; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 7 2016 - 12:05am

    Priscilla May Cortez, 61, of Hilo died July 3 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. Celebration of life 11 a.m. today at Onekahaha Beach Park pavilion No. 2. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Xavier Cortez of Hilo and George Santos of Colorado; daughter, Chanelle (Shandee) Santos of Glenwood; brother, Benjamin Cortez Jr. of Hilo; sisters, Evelyn (Patrick) Norbriga of Mountain View, Caroline Blakely of Hilo, Susan Gattis of Georgia and Sandra (Johnito) Santos of Mountain View; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 5 2016 - 12:05am

    Masaru “Mamo” Hamakawa, 83, of Hilo died Aug. 3 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired federal engineer and U.S. Air Force veteran. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 7) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers or koden (monetary gifts. Survived by son, Glen (Irene) Hamakawa of Cerritos, Calif.; daughter, Lisa (Howard) Shaw of Encinitas, Calif.; brothers, Fumio (Emiko) Hamakawa and Kiyoshi (Mikako) Hamakawa of Hilo; sister, Tsuyuko Blackwood of Springfield, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Betty Hamakawa of Hilo, Patricia (Tokiaki) Toyama and Victoria (Clyde) Abe of Honolulu, Lillian Oak of California; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 4 2016 - 12:06am

    Camren Kaanoi Ikaikamaikalani Hemakanaleipunahele Pajimola Kupihe, 25, of Kealakekua died June 16 at Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 7) at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona. Celebration of life service at 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Condolences to the Pajimola Kupihe family at P.O. Box 1662, Kealakekua, HI 96750. Survived by parents, Lisa and Dawn Pajimola Kupihe of Kealakekua, Michele Chow of Kahului, Maui, and Clinton (Roylynn) Bannister Sr. of Hilo; sisters, Anela Pajimola Kupihe and Jubilee Amina of Kealakekua, Danielle Pagaduan-Chow and Cierra Pagaduan-Chow of Kahului; brothers, Bronson Bannister Amaral, Clinton Chief Bannister Jr., Kanahele Bannister and Keala Bannister, all of Hilo; grandparents, Lorraine Pajimola of Spokane, Wash., Gabriel (Theresa) Pajimola of Kailua-Kona, Faalele Paese Namulati of Laie, Oahu, Siaosi (Momi) Ako of Nanakuli, Oahu, Andrew and Elizabeth Bannister of Kealakekua, Darlene Amaral of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Aug 3 2016 - 12:05am

    Michele Veronica “Mimi” Kawauchi, 59, of Hilo died July 20 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation 3:30-4 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 7) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Celebration of life service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by husband, Ken Kawauchi of Hilo; daughters, Kristi Kawauchi of Oregon and Kathryn Kawauchi of Illinois; sister, Marillyn (Solomon) Siangco of Oahu; brother, Michael Mopas of Oahu. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 2 2016 - 12:05am

    Rubie Masako Ishikawa, 78, of Pepeekeo died July 3 at home. Born in Pahala, she was a retired farmer. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Kevin (Kristen) Ishikawa of Hilo; daughter, Laurie Ishikawa of Las Vegas; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 31 2016 - 12:05am

    Lino Cabral Jr., 87, of Hilo died July 15 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired certified state master mechanic, Korean War veteran and member of Hilo Oval Track, Drag Racing League and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 4) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Graveside service 9 a.m. Friday (Aug. 5) at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Estralita (Harry) Cresanto and Glorial Santos of Oahu, Evangeline L. Kahai of Japan, Theresa (Ronnie) Barbieto of Arizona and MarySue (Eddie) Cabral-Toilolo Jr. of Hilo; son, Lawrence (Dawn) Cabral of Hilo; 22 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, three step-grandsons, two step-great-great-grandsons and two step-great-great-granddaughters. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Kevin Tadao Kusano, 63, of Waimea died July 11 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he owned Leilani Bakery of Hawaii and was a member of Kamuela Hongwanji Mission, Kamuela Hongwanji Golf Club and Hoolokahi Golf Club. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com. Survived by wife, Irene “Leilani” Kusano; daughter, Robyn (Mark) Berry of Las Vegas; stepchildren; Shirlene (Curt) Fukumori of Hilo, Dalen (Antonia) Sato of Texas and Candice (Matt) Myer of Oahu; mother, Kay Kikuno; brothers, Kerry Kusano and Cyrus Kusano of Hilo; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 29 2016 - 12:05am

    Rosita Mori Arnold, 78, of Kailua-Kona died July 11 at home. Born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, she was an office clerk for the FSM government and member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Visitation 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Jeffrey (Ginger) Arnold, Johnny (Anakeneta) Arnold, Roger (Daisy) Arnold and Maverick Arnold; daughter, Rosemary Sony; brothers, Robert (Sue) Mori and Leo (Rita) Mori; sister, Maureen (Bino) Sakios; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 28 2016 - 12:05am

    Glory Akana, 70, of Waimea died July 19 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker, farmer and member of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries. Private services. Condolences to John Akana, P.O. Box 1214, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by husband, John Akana of Waimea; daughters, Leimomi (Peter) Fernandez of Kapolei, Oahu, and Ursula (Alvin) Chong of Waimea; son, Samuel Plunkett Jr. of Waimea; 10 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Jul 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Wilby George Austen, 89, of Hilo died July 5 at a private care home in Hilo. Born in Honolulu, he was a school bus driver for Laupahoehoe Transportation and foster grandparent at Keaukaha and Haaheo elementary schools. Services held. Survived by nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Melvin Toshimi Hayashida, 63, of Kailua-Kona died July 10 in Honolulu. Born in Kealakekua, he was a bartender at Sam’s Hideaway. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday (July 30) at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Karen; daughters, Jo-Anne (Chris), Koren (Tom) and Trisha (Danny); sister, Lynne (Wayne) Sasaki; brother, Lorrin (Cheri) Hayashida); six grandchildren; two nephews. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:05am

    Louis “Red” James DeRego Jr., 73, of Honokaa died July 16. He was born in Paauhau. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (July 30) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Shaurin (Neal) Gonsalves, Tammie (Ross) Birch and Kelsie DeRego of Honokaa; son, Dason DeRego of Honokaa; sister, Wendy Lee Pomeroy of Phoenix; brothers-in-law, Martin (Diane) Feliciano and Pabling “Boy” (Joann Erlingson) Feliciano of Honokaa, Ben Feliciano of Paauilo; sisters-in-law, Margie Feliciano, Buena (Conrad) Giminez and Anna (Bruce) Butts of Hilo, Debbie (Gary) Mendes of Ahualoa, Marie (Rodney) Paulos of Waimea, Gina DeRego of Honokaa; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; an aunt and uncle; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.