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  • 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.

  • Posted: Apr 20 2016 - 1:30am

    Cansio Acol, 85, of Kealakekua died April 15 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, he was a retired manager for Realty Finance, member of the Kona Lions Club and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (April 23) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holualoa. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Survived by wife, Shirley Acol of Kealakekua; sons, Patrick Acol of Seattle, Jeffrey (Jessica) Acol of Naples, Fla., Steven (Luana) Macomber of Kailua-Kona and Edwin D. Macomber Jr. of Kurtistown; daughter, Cheryl L. “Pua” (Dean) Kaahanui of Waimea; sisters, Avelina Alcain of Honaunau, Octavia (Kenneth) Muraoka and Olivia Sasada of Kailua-Kona, Judith (Morris Ota) DeMello of Holualoa; brothers, Juniom (Vivian) Acol of California and James Acol Sr. of Kailua-Kona; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 19 2016 - 1:30am

    Sam Isami Ishigo, 77, of Honomu died April 12 in Hilo. Born in Honomu, he was a licensed real estate broker and owner of Pacific Pan Properties, Ishigo Store and Bakery, founded the Ninway Martial Arts Academy and served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Services held. Survived by wife, Jeanette Ishigo of Honomu; children, Rhonda Selner of Phoenix, Kelly Ishigo of San Francisco, Aaron (Amanda) Ishigo of Honomu and Darlene (Andy) Ishigo-Lutz of Oakland, Calif.; brothers, David (Winnie) Ishigo, Harold (Donna) Ishigo and Thomas (Ellen) Ishigo of Honolulu, Dennis (Sheila) Ishigo of Hilo; sister, Jean (Wayne) Suzuki of San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 18 2016 - 1:30am

    Harry Yoshio Onouye, 74, of Hilo died April 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the Hawaii County Fire Department, a U.S. Army veteran, hunter and fitness enthusiast. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday (April 23) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Kaaren Onouye of Hilo; daughters, Shaun (Randall) Ikeda of Orange, Calif., and Teri (Mako) Yoshitake of Sierra Madre, Calif.; brothers, Ronald (Marie) Onouye of Kurtistown and Donn Onouye of Hilo; sister, Marsha (Danny) Kayano of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Lawrence (Beatrice) Miyasato of Hilo and Myles (Debbie) Miyasato of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Linda (Clifford) Wilson of Garden Grove, Calif.; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 17 2016 - 1:30am

    Patricia Ann Fay, 75, of Keaau died March 30 at home. Born in Cheyenne, Wyo., she was co-proprietor of Ala Kai Bed & Breakfast and a retired registered nurse. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday (April 23) at Ala Kai Bed & Breakfast. Casual attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Ann (Jeffrey Cunningham) Fay of Scituate, Mass.; son, Christopher (Raquel) Fay of Boulder, Colo.; brother, William (Amy) Peterson of La Quinta, Calif.; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

  • Posted: Apr 16 2016 - 1:30am

    Beatrice Keonaona Cho (Madawi), 81, of Honaunau died March 28 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honaunau, she was a housekeeper and front desk clerk at the King Kamehameha Hotel, co-owner of H. Cho Enterprises, master lei designer and owner of Cho’s Lei Stand at Kona International Airport, plumeria and carnation farmer and member of Saint Benedict’s Catholic Church. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday (April 22) at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Service at 7 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at Henry Cho Jr.’s home. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at the church. Mass at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire. Condolences to P.O. Box 314, Honaunau, HI 96726. Survived by sons, Donovan (Roberta) Cho, Henry (Gayle) Cho Jr. and Wesley Cho of Honaunau; hanai sons, Donald Sasaki of Kainaliu, Herring Kalua of Hilo and Warren and Dewey Matsumoto of Kalaoa; daughters, Sharilyn Dumaguin, Karen (Charles) Nahale and Joycelyn (Daryl) Willingham of Honaunau; hanai daughter, Dee Ono of Captain Cook; brothers, Clifford (Annette) Madawi of Honalo, Michael (Julie) Madawi of Florida and Glenn (Beverley) Madawi of Washington; sister Barbara Jane Madawi of Kealakehe; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 15 2016 - 1:30am

    Sonja Kimiko Corpus, 77, of Kailua-Kona died March 1 at home. Born in Honaunau, she was a housewife, member of the Teacher’s Bowling League, Kona Seniors Bowling League, Parks and Recreation Bowling League, and volunteer for the Office of Aging. Graveside services 9 a.m. Friday, April 22, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Dennis (U‘i) Corpus and Koa (Shiho) Corpus of Kailua-Kona, Keala (Carlene) Corpus of Long Beach, Calif., Eric (Maria) Corpus of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter, Stephanie Cronk of Kapolei, Oahu; sister, Denette Sonoda of Captain Cook; brother, Noble (Joanne) Sonoda of Captain Cook; sister-in-law, Linda Sonoda of Mojave, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 13 2016 - 1:30am

    Hideo “Henry” Funada, 92, of Hilo died April 7 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the former Hawaiian Equipment Co., a U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of Hilo Church of the Nazarene and Kupulau-Haihai Kumiai. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Monday (April 18) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service and burial 9 a.m. Tuesday (April 19) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sisters-in-law, Carole Funada of Hilo and Nobuko Oshiro of Honolulu; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 12 2016 - 1:30am

    Terry Glen “Butch” Cabral Sr., 68, of Pahoa died March 29 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and former crane service owner on Oahu. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Sunday (April 17) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Anona Cabral of Pahoa; sons, Terry (Joey Kaonohi) Cabral Jr. and Matthew Cabral of Pahoa, Ashley (Joy) Maiava of Hauula, Oahu, Keith Lopes of Hilo; daughter, Ronell N. (Derrick Delima) Maiava of Hauula; brothers, Albert Cabral and Damien Cabral of Maui, Veu E. Tupuola of Honolulu and Anthony S. Tupuola of Pearl City, Oahu; sisters, Hazel H. Kaolulo of Hilo and Mary B. Lee of Hilo, Eleanor Lepaoa Pacheco of Kanaio, Maui, Babbette T. Kamanu of Glenwood, Daverline K. Richards of Wahiawa, Oahu, Gene F. Kama of Waipahu, Oahu, Mary-Ann Cabral of Maui and Theresa Cabral of Honolulu; seven grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 11 2016 - 1:30am

    Minnie Mae Amaral, 85, of Hilo died March 26 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (April 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10:30 a.m. Friday (April 15) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. burial at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by sons, Roland (Paulette) Amaral of Kurtistown and Robert (Neehan) Amaral of San Diego; daughters, Virginia McAfee of Virginia and Sharon (Charles) Cabral of Hilo; sister, Evelyn Lawrence of Hilo; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 10 2016 - 1:30am

    Jennie Chesebro, 94, of Kapaau died March 15 at home. Born in Niulii, North Kohala, she was a homemaker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday (April 16) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Aloha attire. Survived by son, Thomas (Theresa) Chesebro III of Mililani, Oahu; daughters, Dolly (Paul Jr.) Antonio of Kohala, Shirley Gouveia and Joan (Bradley Sr.) Ballesteros of Kona; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 9 2016 - 1:30am

    Andrew Makoto Kohashi, 59, of Honolulu died March 9 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was a professional engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Friday (April 15) at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary in Honolulu. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Wanda Wung Kohashi of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughters, Kristen Kohashi and Staci Kohashi of Portland, Oregon; sisters, Lois (Mickey) Kohashi-Sinclair of Seattle and Julia (Francis) Zee of Hilo; companion, Gail Hosaka of Kailua, Oahu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 8 2016 - 1:30am

    Carol Ann Hisayo Bowen, 72, of Hilo died Feb. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a teller for the former First International Savings and Loan and member of Kinoole Baptist Church. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brother, Willie (Melody) Nishi of Honolulu; caregiver/cousin, George Nishi of Hilo; one aunt, one niece, one nephew and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 7 2016 - 1:31am

    Julie Ann Iguchi, 62, of Pearl City, Oahu, died April 1 in Kealakekua. Born in Honolulu, she was a supplies supervisor at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Services held. Survived by parents, Haruyoshi and Lily Iguchi of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Jenny (Dain) Ushiroda and Patti (Mark) Aoki of Kealakekua; uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Apr 6 2016 - 1:30am

    Karen Snare, 72, of Mountain View died March 19 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Pittsville, Mass. Private services. Survived by husband, Harold Snare of Mountain View; daughters, Penny (Cameron) Fox of Keaau and Julie (James) Garvin of Hilo; son, Michael Hescock of Mountain View; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.