Friday | April 29, 2016
About Us | Contact | Subscribe

Obituaries

  • Posted: Jan 21 2016 - 1:31am

    Ellen Cho, 78, of Keauhou Mauka died Jan. 16 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hookena, she was a waitress for King Kam, Ocean View and retired from Royal Kona, and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Captain Cook. Lunch and fellowship to follow at Yano Hall. For information, visit www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com or call 322-2986. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by children, Valerie Cho and Stanford Cho of Keauhou Mauka, Warren (Tammy) Cho of Hookena; brother, Louis Alani of Hookena; sister, Lucy (Donald) Oliveros of Captain Cook; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 20 2016 - 1:30am

    Mabel Haruko Narahara Ichishita, 88, of Honolulu died Dec. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was an employee of the former Kona Laundry and Dry Cleaning and Island Sea Shells, Alfred Shaheen and The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, and member of Kumamoto Kenjin Kai and Fukuoka Kenjin Kai. Services held. Survived by sons, Dale Ichishita of Honolulu and Paul Ichishita of Honolulu, Roy (Shirley) Ichishita of New Jersey; daughters, Naomi (Walter) Wipf of Honolulu and Laura (Daniel) Teruya of Honalo; brothers, Walter (Helen) Narahara and Harold (Fumiyo) Narahara of Honolulu, Herbert (Sonoe) Narahara of California; sister, Laura Akama of Honolulu; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 19 2016 - 1:30am

    Rose Abran, 77, of Honokaa died Jan. 14. She was born in Haina. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 23) at Honokaa United Methodist Church. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Condolences to P.O. Box 487, Honokaa, HI 96727. Survived by brothers, Robert “Bobby” (Sharon) Abran of Honokaa, Douglas Abran of Lawai, Kauai, and Ronald “Ronnie” (Valarie) Abran of Kapulena; sisters, Frances (Peter) Alpiche and Suzanne Tamashiro of Honokaa, Shirley Kirkwood of Fairfield, Ill., Dolores (Bill) Sharp of Spokane, Wash., Virginia “Ginny” (Ralph) Kaneao of Waikoloa, Attie (Randy) Millare of Captain Cook; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 18 2016 - 1:30am

    Hanako Arai, 89, of Hilo died Jan. 8 at home. Born in Hakalau, she was a retired school custodian, homemaker and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Fujinkai. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Toichi Arai of Hilo; son, Reginald (Patricia) Arai of Hilo; daughters, JoAnn (Alan) Koga of Waimea, Shirley Arai and Audrey (Thomas) Tanouye of Hilo, Charlene (Ashley) Oshima of Makakilo, Oahu; brother, Haruo (Joyce) Meguro of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Shimomi Araujo and Mildred Arai of Hilo; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 17 2016 - 1:30am

    Andrew Arthur Akau Sr., 69, of Waimea and Waikoloa died Dec. 26 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Puukapu, Waimea, he was retired from Operating Engineer Local 3, a member of Imiola Congregational Church, Kahea O Ka Ahiu Hunting Club and Hawaiian Civic Club, president of Hui Ohana O Akau and active in Waimea and West Hawaii youth sports programs. Visitation 8-11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 23) at Imiola Congregational Church. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Urn committal to follow in the church cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Sandy Tabayunda of Waikoloa; sons, Andrew (Raeann) Akau Jr. of Waimea, Walter Aniban, Tani Tabayunda and Randy (Chanel) Tabayunda of Waikoloa, Richard Aniban of California; daughter, Daida Akau of Waimea; sister, Janet Stevens of Waimea; brothers, Apitai (Julie) Akau Jr. of Hilo and Alex Akau of Waimea; 11 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 16 2016 - 1:30am

    Judith “Pazo” Ann Carvalho, 77, of Pahoa, formerly of Honolulu, died Jan. 7 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired Honolulu city bus driver. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday (Jan. 22) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Benjamin (Lehua Aana) Carvalho of Hilo and Kurt Carvalho of Pahoa; daughters, Lisa Kealoha of Honolulu and Jo-Ann Carvalho of Pahoa; daughter-in-law, Marilou Carvalho of Pahoa; sisters, Josephine (Dennis) Yamanaka of Honolulu, Edwina Venhauizen of Hilo, Gloria (Tom) Resmondo of Alabama and Mini Bicoy of Pahoa; brothers, Manuel (Marlene) Faustina of Honolulu and Joseph (Trina) Faustina of Tennessee; 12 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 15 2016 - 1:30am

    Alice Chun, 94, of Hilo died Jan. 12. She was born in Honolulu. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by husband, Kenneth Chun of Hilo; son, Alan (Terry) Chun of Hong Kong; daughters, Janis (Milton) Kalua of Hilo and Alycia (Elvin) Case of Sonoma, Calif.; sisters, Naomi Wilkinson and Lokelani Ganon of Honolulu; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 14 2016 - 1:30am

    Patricia Ann Wong Akiyama, 66, of Hilo died Jan. 4. Born in Honolulu, she worked for the state Judiciary Traffic Operations Branch and previously for the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Condolences to P.O. Box 11287 Hilo, HI 96721 or online at ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by mother, Agnes Wong; daughters, Lisa (David Stein) Akiyama of Saratoga, Calif., Janel (Bob) Meehan of San Diego and Gail (Csaba Pallos) Akiyama of Edmonds, Wash.; brother, Donavan Wong; sisters Verna Wong and Michelle (Tinker) Schutte; four grandsons. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 13 2016 - 1:30am

    Alice Punahoa Don Lim Bellefeuille, 92, of Keaau died Nov. 24 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired housekeeper for Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Hospital. Visitation 5-10 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 17) at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, Mauka Chapel on Oahu. Memorial service at 7 p.m. Graveside committal service 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Aileen Lintzenich of Ohio, Pamela Weaver of Wahiawa, Oahu, Jeannine (John) Bellefeuille-Holi of Waipahu, Oahu, Henrietta (Raymond) Moike of Keaau, Maxine (Stephen) Magnani of Mountain View, Rita (Gary) Kaneko of Kapolei, Oahu, and Francine Teixeira of New York; son, Milton Teixeira of Honolulu; sisters, Mildred Jay-Sanders of South Carolina and Jeanette Tibbs of Texas; brother, James Don Lim Jr. of Las Vegas; 24 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 12 2016 - 1:30am

    Hagiko “Judy” Fukuda, 95, of Hilo died Dec. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired cook for Cafe 100 and Y’s Lunch Shop, member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Kupuna Bowling League. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Dean (Lorraine) Fukuda of Hilo; daughter, Carol (Russell Arikawa) Ginoza-Arikawa of Hilo; three grandchildren and one great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 11 2016 - 1:30am

    Sonja Huitt, 86, of Keaau died Jan, 6, 2016 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, she was a retired apparel manufacturing supervisor for White Stag and member of Seniors of Paradise Hula Halau and various other hula organizations. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by husband, Hadley Huitt of Keaau; daughter, Stella Keene of San Francisco; stepdaughters, Carolyn (Chuck) Reuben of Cary, N.C. and Linda Fachman of Sioux City, Iowa; brother, Walt de Rijk of Amsterdam; three step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

  • Posted: Jan 10 2016 - 1:30am

    Elvis Glen Agliam, 59, of Hilo died Jan. 6 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Hilo. Services held. Survived by mother, Petronila Agliam of Hilo; sister, Romaine “Maine” Castro of Santa Barbara, Calif.; brothers, Allen Agliam of Hilo, Thomas Agliam of Pepeekeo and Karlito Agliam of Keaau; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 9 2016 - 1:31am

    Galicano Celion, 85, of Hilo died Jan. 1 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Kainaliu, he was a retired agronomist for the former Mauna Kea Agribusiness and U.S. Army veteran. Graveside service will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 13) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sister, Conchita Partoson of Maui; half-sisters, Priscilla (Tom) Bradley of Oregon and Fanny Dazo of the Philippines; half-brothers, Ernest Labardor of Waipahu, Oahu, and Roger Bagarino of Honokaa; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 8 2016 - 1:30am

    Douglas “Dougie” Kepua Chun, 62, of Holualoa died Dec. 11 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a drywall taper for Group Builders, a singer and musician in the bands Merge and Harmony and member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 1791. Service info at a later date. Survived by daughters, Denise (Stephen) Avanilla and DarylAnn (Ryan Lauronal) Chun of Kailua-Kona; son, Daniel (Samantha Saldua) Chun of Kailua-Kona and John Duran of Seattle; brother, Lionel (Lila) Chun of Honolulu; sister, Genesis Kauwe of Kailua-Kona; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Jan 7 2016 - 10:31am

    Thomas “Tom” Dawson, 69, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 31 at home. Born in Paterson, N.J., he was a retired air traffic control manager for Keahole International Airport and Rochester International Airport, a former firefighter and fire chief, member of the American Legion Post 20 and U.S. Army veteran. Services held. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, June Dawson of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Michelle (Jeff) Gulick of Castle Rock, Colo., and Cindy (Michael) Kane of Waikoloa; two granddaughters. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.