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  • Posted: Jun 9 2016 - 12:05am

    Janet “Sayung” Rosario Caluag, 91, of Kailua-Kona died May 25 at home. Born in Haiku, Maui, she was a hostess, waitress and food preparer at Burger King, Kow Kow Corner, Sun Sun Lau, Kona Tei Restaurant and K.K’s Place. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalani Street in Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Stanton Caluag of Kailua-Kona; hanai son, Timothy (Lehua) Gilkey of Waimea; daughters, Carolyn Caluag, Irene Agustin and Marvellee (Jim) Williams of Kailua-Kona; brother, Bernie (Thelma) Calabio of Sacramento, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 7 2016 - 12:05am

    June Pearl Mary Gualdarama, 70, of Hilo died June 4 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Pahala, she was a homemaker and member of New Hope-Hilo. Visitation 3:45-5 p.m. Saturday (June 11) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Graveside committal service at noon Monday (June 13) at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Primitivo “Primo” Gualdarama of Hilo; sons, Raymond (Ranisha) Gualdarama of Ohio and John (Heather Fergerstrom) Gualdarama of Hilo; daughter, Primalynn “Prima” (Wallace) Bullard of Oahu; seven grandchildren; one uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 6 2016 - 12:05am

    Mabel (De Coite Gomes) De Rego, 91, of Ahualoa died May 20 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Ahualoa, she was an usher at the former Doc Hill and Tanimoto theatres, candy maker for Theo H. Davies & Co., and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Honokaa Senior Citizens Club. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday (June 11) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Michael (Laurine) De Rego, Mario (Vivien) De Rego and Mark (Brenda) De Rego of Ahualoa; daughter, Marlene (Phillip) Bugado of Paauilo; daughter-in-law, Kathleen De Rego of Paauhau; stepson, Dennis (Leilani) Vierra of Hilo; sisters, Eleanor Carvalho of Hilo and Mary Lou (Gilbert) Ferreira of Oahu; brothers-in-law, Alfred (Diana) De Rego of Oahu and Manuel (Sally) De Rego of Honokaa; sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen (Daniel) Umayam of Honokaa and Elsie Tanaka of Kohala; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 5 2016 - 12:05am

    Ryan Takeo Arasato, 38, of Hilo died May 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a Christian missionary, professional baseball umpire and teacher. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday (June 11) at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel in Honolulu. Celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Julie Arasato of Hilo; sons, Andrew Arasato and Hunter Arasato of Hilo; parents, Alvin and Dawn Arasato of Honolulu; brothers, Casey (Nga) Arasato and Isaac (Katie) Arasato of Honolulu; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 4 2016 - 12:06am

    Naome Binongcal Coloma, 72, of Waikoloa died May 21 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Naguilian, the Philippines, she was a Realtor for Lava Rock Realty and retired administrative manager for UCLA School of Medicine. Private services. Survived by son, Nathaniel Herbert of Fullerton, Calif.; brothers, Alex Coloma of the Philippines and Eugene Coloma of Torrance, Calif.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Jun 3 2016 - 12:05am

    Toshihiko “Chic” Asakawa, 89, of Hilo, died May 28 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Pahoa, he was retired from the county as a building construction inspector and the state as a structural building inspector, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and member of Higashi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 8) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Hanayo Asakawa of Hilo; sons, Robert (Virginia) Asakawa of Ewa Beach, Oahu, and Ralph Asakawa of Hilo; brother-in-law, Isamu Nakao of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Misako (Tomoichi) Fujii of Hilo and Kinuko Arikawa of California; two grandchildren; two cousins, nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 2 2016 - 12:05am

    Michele Griffiths, 67, of Pahoa died May 23 at home. She was born in Brighton, England. Private services. Survived by husband, Richard Griffiths of Kehena; son, Daniel (Cindy) Griffiths of California; one grandchild. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 1 2016 - 12:05am

    Gary Sidney Ambrose, 78, of Keaau died May 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Portland, Ore., he was a retired director for Church World Service, real estate broker, member of Hui Okinawa and past commodore of Hilo Yacht Club. Graveside committal service 10:30 a.m. Friday (June 3) at Alae Cemetery. Survived by wife, Carol Ann Ambrose of Keaau; sons, Lance (Trisha May) Ambrose of Kapaau and Michael (Ricci) Bonahan of Kawaihae; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Ambrose of Keaau and Mely Hennings of California; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 31 2016 - 12:05am

    Wilfred Cabral Chaves, 83, of Hilo died May 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired iron worker for Hawaiian Reinforced Steel and member of Iron Workers Union Local 625, and served as union trustee for 20 years. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Monday (June 6) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Doreen Spencer, Kathleen (Alfred) Agaran, Gwen (Wilder) Jamile, Stacey (Ricky Alaniz) Furtado, Selina (Dominic) Meditz and Rosie (Sterling) Miles; stepdaughter, Aileen (Robin) Alvarez; sons, Joseph Chaves, Sean (Noe Tom) Chaves and Wilfred (Jaye) Tabian; sisters, Sandy (Harry) Hueu, Mildred Ayau and Linda (Clarence) Santos; brother, Richard (Patricia) Chaves; sister-in-law, Diane Chaves; 36 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Joseph “Joe” Kaui Kahihikolo Jr., 66, of Mountain View, died May 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired laundry sorter for Hawaiian Linen Supply. Visitation 9-10 a.m. on Saturday (June 4) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Iokepa Kahihikolo of Germany; daughter, Benjaline (Charles) England of Mountain View; stepson, Curtis (Kanani) Kahikina of Mountain View; brothers, Stephen Campos of Waianae, Oahu, and Rodney (Pearl) Campos Sr. of Honokai Hale, Oahu; sister, Roberta Kahihikolo of Kaneohe, Oahu; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.

  • Posted: May 29 2016 - 1:24pm

    Everett Konakai Kaiama, 86, of Waimea died April 16 at home. Born in Lahaina, Maui, he was a retired foreman and heavy equipment operator for Hawaiian Dredging Co., Kiewit Construction and Morrison Knudsen Construction, cattle rancher, member of Imiola Congregational Church and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (June 4) at Imiola Congregational Church in Waimea. Celebration of life will at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Elizabeth P. Kaiama of Waimea; sons, Dexter (Manu) Kaiama of Kailua, Oahu, and Samuel (Amy) Kaiama of Waimea; daughters, Paulette (Ben) Vocal of Honokaa and Rachel Kaiama of Oahu; stepsons, Robert Cabuag and David (Maurice) Cabuag Jr. of Oahu, Brian (Sarah) Cabuag of North Carolina; stepdaughter, Stacey “Lani” Cabuag of Hilo; brother, Arthur (Beth) Kaiama of California; sister, Gwendolyn Kim of Oahu; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 28 2016 - 9:18am

    Michael Carmichael Carr, 85, of Naalehu died May 20 at home. He was born in Washington state. Memorial services at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 95-5323 Mamalahoa Highway, Naalehu. Gathering to follow at Waiohinu Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Kathleen Flynn Carr of Naalehu; daughters, Constance Carr of California and Deborah Smith of Florida; a stepson and a stepdaughter; a grandson, four stepgrandchildren and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

  • Posted: May 26 2016 - 12:30am

    Jholito Tumamao Abadilla, 62, of Kailua-Kona died May 19 at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a hotel maintenance technician. Private family wake Friday, June 10, at the family home. Public visitation 8-9 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Central Kona Union Church. Celebration of life service at 9 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Ofelia; daughters, Christine (Virnie Afan) Abadilla and Jennifer (Jay) Cabico of Kailua-Kona; mother, Amelia Abadilla of Honolulu; brother, Levy (Adelina) Abadilla of the Philippines; sisters, Elma Domingo of Hawi, Lorna (Roman) Gatica of Colorado Springs, Colo., Hermelita (Claude) Martel of Kailua-Kona and Nelie Agulran of Kapaau; one grandchild; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 24 2016 - 12:30am

    Jonathan Isamu Aipa, 54, of Mountain View died May 2. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of life 1 p.m. Friday (May 27) at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Kaneohe, Oahu. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Darlene “Momi” Kauai of Mountain View; sons, Keoni (Josie) Aipa and Ioane K. Aipa of Honolulu; daughter, Sarah (Junior) Aipa of Honolulu; sister, Jodie (Nathan) Kane of Honolulu; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 23 2016 - 12:30am

    Tom Takehide Ban, 88, of Hilo died May 2 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Captain Cook, he was a retired plant operator-in-charge for Shell Oil Co., a U.S. Army veteran and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday (May 28) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Amy Ban of Hilo; sons, Richard (June) Ban of Hilo and Michael (Jennifer Chiemi) Ban of Kahului, Maui; brother, Robert (Betsey) Ban of Captain Cook; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.