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  • Posted: Dec 1 2016 - 12:05am

    Takao Honda, 92, of Holualoa died Nov. 23 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pahala, he was a laborer for Hawaiian Pines on Lanai, retired heavy equipment operator for Isemoto Contracting Co. and member of Kamalumalu Kumiai, Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission, Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 4) at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Ross (Paige) Honda of Holualoa; daughters, Sharon (Robert) Rapoza of Waimea and Annette Honda of Holualoa; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Henry “Hank” “Honey Boy” Akana, 76, of Kapolei, Oahu, died Nov. 5 in Ewa Beach, Oahu. Born in North Kohala, he was retired from First Hawaiian Bank. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday (Dec. 2) at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive, Makakilo, Oahu. Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Peggy H. Akana; sons, Loren (Diane) Akana and Bryne Dolor; daughters, Lisa (Elsworth Emeliano) Carvalho, Lynette Akana and Denise (Santos) Dicho; sister, Olivia Teramoto; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park &Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Glennis Sayers Clements, 94, of Captain Cook died Nov. 18 at home. Born in Wichita, Kan., she was a graphic arts illustrator, commercial sign painter, civil service employee at Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, Calif., and part of the Civil Air Patrol. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Friends can call at 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 3) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Keei Ward. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at All Saints Cemetery in Keei. Casual attire. Survived by son, Damon (Moli) Clements of Captain Cook; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a niece and nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Joan Cooper Kaaua, 83 of Hilo died Nov. 6 at home. Born in Portland, Ore., and raised on Oahu, she was retired alumni coordinator for Punahou Schools and merchandise director and historian for Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 1) at Hilo Bay near Keaukaha Canoe Halau. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by daughter, Makanani Kaaua, and son-in-law Kevin Hall of Hilo; sons, Drea Kaaua of Maui and Alika Kaaua of Hilo; one grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 25 2016 - 12:05am

    Charles “Chuck” William Gallagher, 82, of Hilo died Nov. 20 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a Buddhist, boat builder, surfer, canoe paddler, ukulele player and sailor. Scattering of ashes the first week of December in the waters of Hilo. Survived by daughters, Karen Gallagher and Kristina Marquez of Haleiwa, Oahu; son, Keith Gallagher of Haleiwa; companion, “Sweetie” Theodora “Teddy” Mukai of Hilo; one granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 24 2016 - 12:05am

    Kenneth Kalani Brown, 59, of Hilo died Nov. 6 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. He was born in Honolulu. Services at a later date. Survived by mother, Dora Brown Martinez; son, Jefferson Brown; daughter, Debbie (David) Smith; brothers, Robert K. Lopaka Brown, Francis T.K. Brown, Nathan K. Brown, James K. Brown and Sam K. Brown; sisters, Fern Brown DeloSantos, Rachel Mervin, Aileen Camello, Dora Ganeau, Martha Maleka Brown and Jessica Brown; one grandson. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Tsuyako Ogi, 91, of Hilo died Nov. 13 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Papaikou. Private services. Survived by husband, Kazuo Ogi of Hilo; son, Alvin (Lynn) Ogi of Honolulu; daughter, Pauline Kakugawa of Hilo; brothers, Isao Tomita and Hideo (Marilyn) Tomita of Honolulu; a grandson and a granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 22 2016 - 12:05am

    James “Jim” Stewart Cantyne Sr., 77, of Hilo, formerly of Waimea, died Nov. 18 at home. Born in Paia, Maui, he was a former security officer at several hotels, assistant store manager for the former Sure Save and retired U.S. Army sergeant first class who served two combat tours in the Vietnam War. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Monday (Nov. 28) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Renae Cantyne of Hilo; sons, James (Suzette) Cantyne Jr. of Waimea, Robert (Penny Uyetake) Cantyne of Kona, Michael (Randy Carillo) Cantyne of Sacramento, Calif., and David (Regina) Cantyne of Troy, Texas; daughters, Lisa (Chris Kershner) Ramos of Waimea Natalie (Ceward) Juan of Puukapu, Waimea, and Monica (Don Souza) Cantyne of Wainaku; stepdaughters, Charla Rae (John Stuard) Mendoza, Joy (Gene) Mahi Madriaga, Kelli Ane (Kawika Ha‘o) Mahi and Karilyn (Peni) Tilini Jr. of Hilo; sisters, Roberta Kubota of California and Dianna (Steve) Eby of Virginia; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 21 2016 - 12:05am

    Barbara “Bobbie” Jean Frey, 88, of Keaau died Nov. 5 at home. Born in Seattle, she was a retired bookkeeper for Randal Nutritional Products. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Taylor Summers of Keaau; one granddaughter. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

  • Posted: Nov 20 2016 - 12:05am

    Marie Kam Lin Cabellero-Spencer, 66, of Pahoa died Nov. 4. She was born in Honolulu. Private services. Survived by son, Vincent (Jeannie) Lee Kaneala Cabellero of Hilo; daughter, Selina Cabellero of Hilo; brothers, John (Jane) Chung Jr. of Las Vegas and George Chung of Honolulu; sisters, Bay Graham of California and Evelyn (Marshall) Balcita of Honolulu; two grandsons. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 18 2016 - 12:05am

    William John Babchuk, 89, of Keaau died Nov. 12 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, he was a millwright, welder, square dancer and U.S. Army veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Jennie Babchuk of Keaau; daughter, Maureen (Michael) Ward of California; sons, Wayne (Alberta) Babchuk of Nevada, Randy Babchuk of Arizona and Jeffery (Sherry) Babchuk of California; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 17 2016 - 12:05am

    Tsuyuko Kami, 96, of Hilo died Nov. 8 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kurtistown, she was retired from the former Robert’s Bakery and a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Buddhist Women’s Association and Nohea Kumiai. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Hideo Kami of Hilo; son, Norris (Alicia) Kami of Kohala; daughter, Karen (Scott) Read of Portland, Ore.; brother-in-law, Ralph (Chiyoko) Kami of Hilo; one granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 16 2016 - 12:05am

    Albert Mitsuo Kita, 77, of Hawi died Nov. 4 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in North Kohala, he was a retired landscaper for Mauna Lani Resort, plantation worker for the former Kohala Plantation, member of Kohala Gospel of Salvation and U.S. Army and Army National Guard veteran. Visitation 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Kohala Gospel of Salvation in Kokoiki, North Kohala. Service at 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Condolences to the family at: L. Rodrigues, P.O. Box 6507, Hilo, HI 96720. For information, call 747-2092. Survived by daughter, Lauraann (Joe Rodrigues) Baculpo Rodrigues of Hilo; brothers, Walter Kita and Earl (Esther) Kita of Honolulu; hanai daughter, Mandy Mokihana (Fred Dona) Javillonar Dona of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Alma Davis of El Paso, Texas; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Nov 15 2016 - 12:05am

    Samuel Flores Acacio, 90, of Kapaau died Nov. 6 at home. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a retired cook for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and member of St. Augustine Episcopal Church. All-night vigil 6 p.m. Friday (Nov. 18) at the family home, 53-4198 Akoni Pule Highway in Kapaau. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 19) at St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Kapaau. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial to follow in church cemetery. Survived by wife, Pacita A. Acacio of Kapaau; daughters, Judena (Andres) Sumaoang of Honolulu, Jean Acacio and Piilani (Robert Jr.) Fernandez of of Kohala, Floribel (Gale) Acacio of Florida and Daisy (William) Hue of Hilo; sons, Francisco (Susan) Acacio of Waimea, Justin Acacio of Maryland, Samuel Acacio Jr. of Las Vegas and Jose Acacio of Wisconsin; sister, Natividad (Claudio) Duarte of the Philippines; brothers in-law, Romeo (Aida) Agbayani and Christopher Agbayani of San Diego; sister in-law, Lydia Agbayani of Waipahu, Oahu; 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 13 2016 - 12:05am

    James “Kimo” Kahikina Akaka Sr., 56, of Hilo died Oct. 22 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired work leader at Pohakuloa Training Area, former tubaist with the Hawaii County Band, vice president of the Puna Canoe Club, 1977 graduate of Kamehameha Schools and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Visitation from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 19) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Zena Akaka of Hilo; sons, John (Darcy) Naki, James “Kimo Boy” (Misty) Akaka Jr. and Jonah Akaka of Hilo, Keoni (Molly) Akaka-Reis of Maryland; brothers, Aaron (Karen) Akaka and Godfrey (Nancy) Akaka of Oahu, Joseph (Gail) Akaka of Hilo; sisters, Sheryl (Patrick) Akaka Chalfin and Susan Akaka Corichi of Seattle, Annie (John) Akaka Oury and Josephine (Howard) Akaka Kruse of Oahu; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.