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  • Posted: May 7 2016 - 1:00am

    Lillian K.S. Bautista, 86, of Honolulu, died April 30 at her residence. Born in South Kona, she was a retired self-employed accountant. Private services. Survived by husband, Raymond Bautista of Honolulu; sons, Edward (Sharon) Kim and Ryan Bautista of Honolulu; daughters, Lynette Kim of Honolulu and Raelyn (David) Space of Everett, Wash.; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary Inc. of Honolulu.

  • Posted: May 6 2016 - 1:00am

    William Leroy Dulaney, 86, of Hilo died March 18 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. He was a retired construction worker, member of Victory Chapel and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Graveside service noon Thursday (May 12) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by mainland family members. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 5 2016 - 1:00am

    Barbara Jean Mew Lang Haili, 63, of Pahoa died April 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. she was a retired manager for The Salvation Army’s Sally Shop in Hilo, and former bus driver for Ke‘eaiki Preschool. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Wednesday (May 11) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Walthum (Roxane) Haili Jr. and Chad (Chantelle) Haili of Pahoa, Sheldon (Marie) Haili of Hilo; daughter, Gerlyn (Louie) Solis of Pahoa; hanai daughters, Jodie Aiona of Hilo and Erica (Jeffrey) Menzsa of Mountain View; hanai mother, Sophie Aiona of Pahoa; brothers, Charles Aiona Jr. of Hilo and Edward (Anna) Aiona of Mountain View; sisters, Idalyn Isom of Louisville, Ky., and Ella (Orlando) Manuel of Hawaiian Paradise Park; hanai sisters, Laverne (Dean) Hess, Judy Aiona and Shawn Aiona of Pahoa; 19 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 4 2016 - 1:00am

    Charles “Charlie” Lindbergh Grace, 52, of Captain Cook died March 21 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kealakekua, he was a Hawaiian cultural practitioner and employed by Hawaii Pacific Parks Association as a cultural demonstrator at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, fisherman and member of Na Koa, Na Kalaiwa‘a, St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Kona Iki Trollers Fishing Club and Wee Guys Fishing. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Hano Grace’s home, 81-6308 Hawaii Belt Road in Captain Cook. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes Sunday, May 15, at Honaunau Bay. Casual attire; loose flowers welcome. Survived by confidante, Valerie Lowry of Kaohe; sisters, Cheryl (Tava Teikivaeoho) Taupu of Keei and Melanie Grace of Red Bluff, Calif.; hanai brothers, Len (Andi) Losalio of Kealakekua, William (Buggins) Haalilio of Kainaliu, Lot Hano (Theresa) Grace II of Captain Cook, Wallace (Linda) Hing and Kekai Hing of Honaunau; hanai sons, Scott (Amanda) Gaylord of Las Vegas, Rio Taupu of Keei, Todd (Jade) Gaylord of Cedar Creek, Ga., Collin Lowry of Honolulu and Len Losalio II of Kealakekua; hanai daughters, Helene Taupu of Keei, Olelomoana Losalio and Lilinoe Losalio of Kealakekua and Katie Lowry of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 3 2016 - 1:00am

    Melvin Castaneda, 71, of Hana, Maui, died April 29 at his daughter’s Hilo home. Born in Kapulena, he was a retired superintendent for Hawaiian Dredging Co., retired security guard at Kahului Airport on Maui, president of Royal Lanes’ Aloha Commercial League and East Maui Golf Club and member of Hawaii Carpenters Union Local 745, Pauuilo Community Athletic Association, Big Island Fil-Am Softball League and Statewide Umpire and Referee Association. Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Survived by daughters, Michele (Francis Naope) Castaneda of Hilo and Jennifer (Bruce) Gleason of Washington; hanai daughters, Makamae Smith of Maui and Christine Kaniho of Tennessee; sons, Keith Kaimana (Keala) Castaneda, of Kekaha, Kauai, and Craig (Ipo) Castaneda of Hana; brothers, Larry (Lisa) Castaneda of Honokaa and Michael (Karen) Castaneda of Oklahoma, 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 2 2016 - 1:00am

    Denny Wayne Ko, 49, of Washington state, died March 23. He was born in Hilo. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Celebration of life service at 6 p.m. No flowers; cremation to follow. Survived by mother, Yon Ha “Christine” Ko; father, Joseph “Bully” (Antonette “Toni”) Kaipo Jr.; sons, Mitchell Kaipo Ko and Riley Kaipo Ko; brothers, Joseph I. Kaipo III and Travis (Tricia) Santa-Isabel; sisters, Mechelle Kaipo and Jonette (Dennis) Figueroa Jr.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 1 2016 - 1:00am

    Josephine “Aunty J” Yolanda Hulihee Alapai, 86, of Milolii and Kailua-Kona, died April 25 at home. Born in Hianalole, she was a retired attendant for King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, homemaker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation and all-night vigil, Thursday, May 5, at her home, 74-5157 Puuolokaa Place, Kailua-Kona. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Friday, May 6, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona Stake Center in Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Luncheon and fellowship at the church’s cultural hall. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Robert (Sharon) Alapai of Hilo, James (Trina) Alapai, Patrick (Lovelyn) Alapai and Hiram (Corina) Alapai, of Kalaoa, Kona, Joseph Alapai and Derrick (Megan) Alapai of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Maile (Bruce) Goold of Las Vegas, Cindy (David) Kaulia and Seraphine Kaulia-Alapai Salazar of Kailua-Kona, Cynthia (Pancho) Johnson of Milolii, Nani (Isaac) Hoohuli of Kealia; brother, Kazuo Fukumitsu of Lanihau; 45 grandchildren and 62 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 29 2016 - 1:30am

    Christopher Cantu Allen, 54, of Kailua-Kona died April 25. Born in Clovis, N.M., he was a finish carpenter, U.S. Navy veteran, member of Hawaii Carpenters Union, Kona Orchid Society, American Pool Association and volunteered giving horseback rides to handicapped children. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-noon Saturday (April 30) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kailua-Kona. Reception potluck to follow at home. No flowers; memorial donations to Horsemanship of Hawaii, 73-1417 Kahakea Place, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Online condolences: Survived by father, Carl Allen of Arizona; mother, Amanda Moore of Arizona; brothers C.J. Allen Jr., Billy, Johnny and Danny of Arizona; sister, Becky of Arizona. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 28 2016 - 1:30am

    Lillian Nani “Lani” Larita, 72, of Hilo died April 20. Born in Puna, she was a homemaker and member of Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale Senior Citizens Club and Alu Like’s Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna Program. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday (May 3) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Aloha or casual attire. Survived by son, Cristoto “Chris” Larita Jr.; brothers, Gilbert Keliihoomalu and Albert Keliihoomalu; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 1:30am

    Ian Pierce Haight, 53, of Kihei, Maui, formerly of Waimea, died April 9 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday (April 30) at Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea. Survived by his parents, Suzanne and Warren Haight; son, Spencer H.B. Haight; daughter, Mariah L.L. Haight; sister, Paula Haight; nieces and nephews.

  • Posted: Apr 26 2016 - 1:30am

    Lyle Earl Hood, 83, of Hawi died April 13 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Paia, Maui he was a retired mechanical engineer for C. Brewer and Co. Sugar and Bumble Bee Seafoods, member of Kalahikiola Congregational Church, past treasurer and member of the Kohala Senior Citizens, a 31st Degree Mason and past lodge master at Golden Trowel Masonic Lodge in Norwalk, Calif. and U.S. Coast Guard veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (April 30) at Kalahikiola Congregational Church in Kapaau. Celebration of life will take place at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Survived by wife, Eileen Hood of Hawi; son, Steven (Carol) Hood of Hawi; brother, Dale (Teresa) Hood of Oahu; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 24 2016 - 1:30am

    John Kawaihakulani “Bubull” Kalani Sr., 67, of Hilo, formerly of Pahala, died March 25 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired welder for the former Ka‘u Sugar Co., former resident manager of the Country Club Hotel, co-chair of the Punalu‘u Makahiki, security for the Pahala Christmas Parade and a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday (April 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service 9 a.m. Saturday (April 30) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Christine Kalani of Hilo; Son, John K. (Deanine) Kalani Jr.; daughters, Chantelle Kalani and Starlette Kalani of Hilo; hanai son, Shayden Requelman Kalani; godson, Gabriel P.S. Young of Pahala; goddaughter, Natasha Almazon of Waipuna, Maui; mother-in-law, Jeanette Aguiar-Vierra of Pahoa; brother, Ernest (Gail) Kalani of Pahala; sisters, Leilani Aldaya and Maryjane (Raymond) Ballio of Pahala, Kalei (Richard) Clay of Las Vegas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2016 - 1:30am

    Hilario Cacho Cabanting, 94, of Hilo died April 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he was a retired planting machine operator for the former Puna Sugar Co. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Friday (April 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Virginia Cabanting of Hilo; daughter, Carmela (Stephen) Flett of Salem, Ore.; sons, Edwin Cabanting of Hilo, Larry (Cindy) Cabanting of Beaverton, Ore., and Tommy (Peni) Cabanting of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Alfredo (Leonila) Cabanting of Hawaiian Paradise Park; six grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 22 2016 - 1:31am

    Douglas “Toki” Nakata Sr., 72, of Haina, Honokaa, died April 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Haina, he was a retired boiler controller for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. Visitation 11-11:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 27) at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Michelle Rodrigues of Haina; brother, Sidney “Sumo” Nakata of Paauhau; son, Douglas “Toki Boy” Nakata Jr. of Paauhau; stepson, Ryler “Sam” Hall of Waimea; stepdaughter, Ashley Hall of Honokaa; one granddaughter and two stepgrandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 21 2016 - 1:30am

    Alfred James “Freddie” “Papa Freddie” Alameida, 75, of Honokaa died April 14 at home. Born in Ahualoa, he was a retired pipe layer for Willocks Construction, journeyman steelworker for Hawaiian Dredging, Army National Guard veteran, former Hawaii champion bull rider and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Hawaii Saddle Club, Hawaii Rodeo Association and Hamakua Senior Softball League. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Our Lady or Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, David (Dorothy) Gabriel of Oregon, Bully (Karla) Gabriel of Kalopa, Donny (Noreen) Gabriel of Ainaloa and Derek (Sophia) Gabriel of Kukaiau; daughters, Deborah (Derrick Bihag) Gabriel of Pahoa, Cookie (Clarence) Vick of North Carolina and Donnalen Gabriel of Hilo; brothers, Joseph (Gay) Alameda of Kailua-Kona and Richard Perreira of Ahualoa; sisters, Lovina (Bob) Carvalho of Pahoa and Alice Obina of Ahualoa; sisters-in-law, Joyce Branco and Patricia Branco of Hilo; 24 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.