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  • Posted: Dec 8 2014 - 1:00am

    Shizuko Asano, 89, of Papaikou died Nov. 14 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hakalau, she was a homemaker and member of Taishoji Soto Mission Kyodan and Fujinkai. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Thomas T. (Sue) Asano and Harlan T. (Janice “Jan”) Asano of Hilo; daughter, Gail M. (Mark) Tobara of Honolulu; brother, Haruo (Joyce) Meguro of Honolulu; sister, Hanako (Toichi) Arai of Hilo; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 7 2014 - 1:01am

    Raymond Kua “Hyman” Haleua, 88, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died Nov. 30 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired mail carrier and veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Army. Visitation 9-9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, 47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kaneohe. Survived by son, Tali Haleua of Utah; daughters, Hokulani Pritchett of Utah and Tanya Haleua of Texas; hanai son, Ronald (Noni) Sanford of Hilo; sister, Julia Leinaala (Frank) Ascobido of Waianae; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one cousin; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 7 2014 - 1:01am

    Raymond Kua “Hyman” Haleua, 88, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died Nov. 30 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired mail carrier and veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Army. Visitation 9-9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, 47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kaneohe. Survived by son, Tali Haleua of Utah; daughters, Hokulani Pritchett of Utah and Tanya Haleua of Texas; hanai son, Ronald (Noni) Sanford of Hilo; sister, Julia Leinaala (Frank) Ascobido of Waianae; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one cousin; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 6 2014 - 1:01am

    Alpha Wakako Kaneko, 87, of Kaneohe, Oahu, died Nov. 30 at home. Born in Paauilo, she was a former owner of AI’s Beauty Salon and member of Sumie Society of Hawaii. Private service. Survived by son, Greg; daughter, Audrey; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Park &Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 6 2014 - 1:01am

    Alpha Wakako Kaneko, 87, of Kaneohe, Oahu, died Nov. 30 at home. Born in Paauilo, she was a former owner of AI’s Beauty Salon and member of Sumie Society of Hawaii. Private service. Survived by son, Greg; daughter, Audrey; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Park &Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 5 2014 - 1:02am

    Ellen Tamaki Harano, 87, of Kealakekua died Nov. 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, she was a housewife and member of Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and Kingsley Kumiai. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Kona Hongwanji. Service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Nelson Harano of Snohomish, Wash., and Melvin (Akemi) Harano of Honolulu; brother, Fukumi (Sadako) Tanaka; stepbrothers Iwai (Mitsuko) Tanaka and Takao (Yoshiko) Tanaka, stepsister, Mariko Ishibashi of Japan; one grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 5 2014 - 1:02am

    Ellen Tamaki Harano, 87, of Kealakekua died Nov. 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, she was a housewife and member of Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and Kingsley Kumiai. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Kona Hongwanji. Service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Nelson Harano of Snohomish, Wash., and Melvin (Akemi) Harano of Honolulu; brother, Fukumi (Sadako) Tanaka; stepbrothers Iwai (Mitsuko) Tanaka and Takao (Yoshiko) Tanaka, stepsister, Mariko Ishibashi of Japan; one grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 4 2014 - 1:03am

    Nola Marie Smith, 84, of Pepeekeo died Nov. 26 at home. Born in Sacramento, Calif., she was an artist, photographer, craftswoman, Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran, and member of the Hilo Orchid Society. Private services Sunday. Survived by daughters, Karen (Timothy) Greene of Pepeekeo and Rachele (Steve) Laminman of Orchidland; sister, Sandi (Chuck) Winter of Woodland, Calif.; brother, Stan Swanson; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.

  • Posted: Dec 4 2014 - 1:03am

    Nola Marie Smith, 84, of Pepeekeo died Nov. 26 at home. Born in Sacramento, Calif., she was an artist, photographer, craftswoman, Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran, and member of the Hilo Orchid Society. Private services Sunday. Survived by daughters, Karen (Timothy) Greene of Pepeekeo and Rachele (Steve) Laminman of Orchidland; sister, Sandi (Chuck) Winter of Woodland, Calif.; brother, Stan Swanson; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.

  • Posted: Dec 2 2014 - 1:00am

    Herman Farias Sr., 88, of Hilo died Nov. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Gas Company installer, employee at the former Wailoa Recap and Flowers of Hawaii, and U.S. Army World War II veteran. Friends may call 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha (326 Desha Ave.); funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Linda Farias of Hilo; daughter, Paulette (Mark) Pang-Ching of Hilo; brothers, Joseph (Alice) Farias Jr. and James Farias, both of Hilo; sisters, Flora Temporal of Hilo, Elizabeth Childress of Las Vegas and Rose Marie (Phillip) Resureccion of Volcano; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

  • Posted: Dec 2 2014 - 1:00am

    Herman Farias Sr., 88, of Hilo died Nov. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Gas Company installer, employee at the former Wailoa Recap and Flowers of Hawaii, and U.S. Army World War II veteran. Friends may call 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha (326 Desha Ave.); funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Linda Farias of Hilo; daughter, Paulette (Mark) Pang-Ching of Hilo; brothers, Joseph (Alice) Farias Jr. and James Farias, both of Hilo; sisters, Flora Temporal of Hilo, Elizabeth Childress of Las Vegas and Rose Marie (Phillip) Resureccion of Volcano; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

  • Posted: Dec 1 2014 - 8:32pm

    Gary Mark, 70, of Hilo died Nov. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a journeyman carpenter and a member of Hilo Yacht Club. Visitation from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Celebration of life at 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Aloha attire. Survived by wife, Vivian Mark of Hilo; son, Barry (Jill) Mark of Hilo; mother, Ruth Murata of Honolulu, Oahu; grandchildren, Cassidy Mark and Noah Mark, both of Hilo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 1 2014 - 8:32pm

    Gary Mark, 70, of Hilo died Nov. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a journeyman carpenter and a member of Hilo Yacht Club. Visitation from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Celebration of life at 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Aloha attire. Survived by wife, Vivian Mark of Hilo; son, Barry (Jill) Mark of Hilo; mother, Ruth Murata of Honolulu, Oahu; grandchildren, Cassidy Mark and Noah Mark, both of Hilo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 30 2014 - 1:00am

    Doris Kameko Araki, 100, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 9 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Pahala, she was a retired room maid for the former Kona Surf Hotel. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Melvin Araki of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Roy Araki of Honolulu; daughters, Evangeline Shipley of Oklahoma, Gayle (Paul) Hirnoaka of Maui and Joan (Ed) Kuroda of Keaau; sister, Stella Saito of Honolulu; daughter-in-law, Wendy Araki of Honolulu; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 30 2014 - 1:00am

    Doris Kameko Araki, 100, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 9 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Pahala, she was a retired room maid for the former Kona Surf Hotel. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Melvin Araki of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Roy Araki of Honolulu; daughters, Evangeline Shipley of Oklahoma, Gayle (Paul) Hirnoaka of Maui and Joan (Ed) Kuroda of Keaau; sister, Stella Saito of Honolulu; daughter-in-law, Wendy Araki of Honolulu; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.