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  • Posted: Dec 21 2014 - 1:02am

    James “Kimo” Haalilio Pa, 85, of Hilo died Dec. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Honolulu firefighter. No services. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Genevieve Pa of Hilo; daughter, Eddy Lu (William) Pikini of Keaau; son, James “Kimo” (Tracy) Pa of Keaau; sisters, Maile Duvachelle and Kaniu Kennedy of Honolulu; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

  • Posted: Dec 21 2014 - 1:02am

    James “Kimo” Haalilio Pa, 85, of Hilo died Dec. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Honolulu firefighter. No services. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Genevieve Pa of Hilo; daughter, Eddy Lu (William) Pikini of Keaau; son, James “Kimo” (Tracy) Pa of Keaau; sisters, Maile Duvachelle and Kaniu Kennedy of Honolulu; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

  • Posted: Dec 20 2014 - 1:01am

    Mavis Cowan Cook, 92, of Waimea died Dec. 17 at home. Born in Ewa, Oahu, she was a homemaker and community volunteer. Private services. Survived by sons, Frank Cook III of Waimea, Soupy Campbell of Waimea and Steven (Keri) Campbell of Holualoa; daughters, Faye Daniel of Kona and Piilani Isaia of Oahu; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 20 2014 - 1:01am

    Mavis Cowan Cook, 92, of Waimea died Dec. 17 at home. Born in Ewa, Oahu, she was a homemaker and community volunteer. Private services. Survived by sons, Frank Cook III of Waimea, Soupy Campbell of Waimea and Steven (Keri) Campbell of Holualoa; daughters, Faye Daniel of Kona and Piilani Isaia of Oahu; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 19 2014 - 1:02am

    Catherine Karol, 89, of Holualoa died Dec. 13 at home. Born in Easton, N.Y., she was a secretary for General Electric. Services held. Survived by sons, James (Sylka) Karol of El Paso, Texas, and Thomas Karol of Holualoa; hanai daughter, Dorine Peregrim of the mainland; sister, Julia (Manuel) Ballestero of Boston Lake, N.Y.; brother, Paul (Shirley) Peregrim of Argyle, N.Y.; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 19 2014 - 1:02am

    Catherine Karol, 89, of Holualoa died Dec. 13 at home. Born in Easton, N.Y., she was a secretary for General Electric. Services held. Survived by sons, James (Sylka) Karol of El Paso, Texas, and Thomas Karol of Holualoa; hanai daughter, Dorine Peregrim of the mainland; sister, Julia (Manuel) Ballestero of Boston Lake, N.Y.; brother, Paul (Shirley) Peregrim of Argyle, N.Y.; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 18 2014 - 1:01am

    Louise Roendahl Belt, 77, of Waimea died Dec. 4 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born on Kauai, she was a retired pastry chef. Service held. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by spouse, Georges Amtablian of Waimea; sons, Robert (Valerie) Summers of Keaau and James (Michelle) Summers of Kurtistown; sister, Alice (Jack) Faust of Oregon; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 18 2014 - 1:01am

    Louise Roendahl Belt, 77, of Waimea died Dec. 4 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born on Kauai, she was a retired pastry chef. Service held. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by spouse, Georges Amtablian of Waimea; sons, Robert (Valerie) Summers of Keaau and James (Michelle) Summers of Kurtistown; sister, Alice (Jack) Faust of Oregon; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 17 2014 - 1:00am

    Dr. Louis Richard Fuka, 76, of Hilo died Dec. 1 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in New York, he was a mechanical and structural engineer for the federal government; worked at McDonnell-Douglas, helping design the Saturn rocket and C-5A cargo jet, and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, working on the Antares laser fusion and superconducting magnetic storage projects; and was a member of Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Monday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, 326 Desha Ave. in Keaukaha. Memorial mass at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow at Hale Kahakai. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Mary Fuka of Hilo; daughter, Mary Z. Fuka of Colorado; sons, Louis T. (Lisa) Fuka of Austin, Texas, Joseph (Jean Moore) Fuka of Albuquerque, N.M., and Daniel (Melissa) Fuka of Ithaca, N.Y.; sisters, Carol (Larry) Bereswill of St. Louis and Mary Ann (Jim) Bolt of Atlanta; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 17 2014 - 1:00am

    Dr. Louis Richard Fuka, 76, of Hilo died Dec. 1 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in New York, he was a mechanical and structural engineer for the federal government; worked at McDonnell-Douglas, helping design the Saturn rocket and C-5A cargo jet, and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, working on the Antares laser fusion and superconducting magnetic storage projects; and was a member of Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Monday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, 326 Desha Ave. in Keaukaha. Memorial mass at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow at Hale Kahakai. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Mary Fuka of Hilo; daughter, Mary Z. Fuka of Colorado; sons, Louis T. (Lisa) Fuka of Austin, Texas, Joseph (Jean Moore) Fuka of Albuquerque, N.M., and Daniel (Melissa) Fuka of Ithaca, N.Y.; sisters, Carol (Larry) Bereswill of St. Louis and Mary Ann (Jim) Bolt of Atlanta; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 16 2014 - 1:01am

    Pamela Julia Joaquin, 64, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 7 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Minneapolis, she was a housewife. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday at Honokaa High School cafeteria. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Dennis Joaquin of Kailua-Kona; sons, Devin (Amber) Joaquin of Waimea, Royce (Darlene) Joaquin of Waikoloa and Chachi (Tracey) Joaquin of Hilo; hanai daughter, Summer Dela Rosa of Kohala; brothers, Louis Gagnon Jr. of Texas and Mike (Julie) Gagnon of Minneapolis; 10 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 16 2014 - 1:01am

    Pamela Julia Joaquin, 64, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 7 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Minneapolis, she was a housewife. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday at Honokaa High School cafeteria. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Dennis Joaquin of Kailua-Kona; sons, Devin (Amber) Joaquin of Waimea, Royce (Darlene) Joaquin of Waikoloa and Chachi (Tracey) Joaquin of Hilo; hanai daughter, Summer Dela Rosa of Kohala; brothers, Louis Gagnon Jr. of Texas and Mike (Julie) Gagnon of Minneapolis; 10 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 14 2014 - 8:26pm

    Betty Ann Herzog, 62, of Pahoa died Nov. 16 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Michigan, she was a housekeeper for Waiakea Villas and a member of the YWCA. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Kanani (Mikey Sciuto) Bush of Pahoa and Malani (Jacob) de la Nux of Mountain View; sons, Abraham Carroll of Mountain View, Issac (Dawnah de la Nux) Carroll of Hilo and Jacob (Leslie) Carroll of Glenwood; mother, Dorothy Herzog of Maui; sister, Patricia Ward of Maui; brother, Keith Herzog of California; 11 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 14 2014 - 8:26pm

    Betty Ann Herzog, 62, of Pahoa died Nov. 16 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Michigan, she was a housekeeper for Waiakea Villas and a member of the YWCA. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Kanani (Mikey Sciuto) Bush of Pahoa and Malani (Jacob) de la Nux of Mountain View; sons, Abraham Carroll of Mountain View, Issac (Dawnah de la Nux) Carroll of Hilo and Jacob (Leslie) Carroll of Glenwood; mother, Dorothy Herzog of Maui; sister, Patricia Ward of Maui; brother, Keith Herzog of California; 11 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 14 2014 - 1:00am

    Kay Naomi (Shoji) Cera, 71, of Papaikou, formerly of Mililani, Oahu, died Nov. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was retired from Pizza Hut and a member of Kealiiokamalu Church in Haleiwa, Oahu, and Ke Kilohana O Ka Malamalama Church in Hilo. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Urn committal service noon Monday, Dec. 22, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Columbaria. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Gilbert Cera of Papaikou; daughter, Sharmaine (Jason) Generalao of Las Vegas; sons, Gilbert B. (Loryfel) Cera of Las Vegas, Grant K.M. Cera of Mililani and Garrett K. Cera of Honolulu; brothers, Tamotsu Arai of Hilo, Toshio (Sonia) Shoji and Dennis (Liza) Shoji of California; sister, Ellen (Roy) Kaluna of Naalehu; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.