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Obituaries for December 21

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.

Obituaries for December 20

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.

Obituaries for December 19

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.

Obituaries for December 18

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.

Obituaries for December 17

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.

Obituaries for December 16

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.

Obituaries for December 15

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.

Obituaries for December 14

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.

Obituaries for December 13

Simeona Aina, 69, of Naalehu died Dec. 2 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in American Samoa, he was a retired Roberts Hawaii bus driver. Visitation and wake vigil 6 p.m. Friday at Naalehu Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation continues 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at the church. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Survived by wife, Suzanne Marie Aina of Naalehu; sons, Risiti Simeona (Sharon) Aina of Nanawale, Liugalua (Angela) Aina of California, Simeona Aina Jr. of Texas, Anthony (Sunrose) Aina of Oregon, Simeona Aina III of Hilo and Setefano Galuefa Aina of Naalehu; daughters, Dorothy Lauamu (Lewis) Mata of Oregon, Suzanne Malie‘esea Aina and Samantha Filiomalo Aina of Naalehu; brothers, Setefano (Tina) Aina, Faigofie Aina, To‘aiva Nunu, Sola (Tepa) Aina, Tafagafaga (Mau) Savea and Fa‘amaini Aioletuna (Lalelei) Savea of California, Faigata Aina and Aleipata (Nofo) Aina of Alaska, Mumaina (Alofa) Aina of Honolulu, Faigata (Tina) Savea Jr. of Washington; sisters, Tiana (Mika) Mauga, Senerita (Suitulaga) Faiai and Felosiai (Scotty) Mautautia of California, Sandy Senerita (Eliga) Lefotu of Arizona, Feliu‘ai (Ti‘i) Iauulualo of Oregon, Flo (Umu) Savea of Honolulu; caregiver, Gini Galu of Naalehu, 14 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for December 12

David Sargent Bratt, 31, of Kapaau died Dec. 9 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Calcutta, India, he was a landscaping business owner. Visitation at 9 a.m. Saturday at Kalahikiola Congregational Church in Kapaau. Service at 10 a.m. For information, call (360) 223-3850. Survived by son, Kawika-Zion Paio-Bratt of Hilo; daughter, Kaiana Kaniho of Kapaau; companion, Ashley Kaniho of Kapaau; mother, Catherine Bratt of Hilo; brother, Michael Bratt of Hilo; sister, Elizabeth (Nick) Sado of Seattle, Wash.; numerous nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for December 11

Lillian “Linda” Farias, 86, of Hilo died Dec. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired cook for Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary school. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Monday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by daughter, Paulette (Mark) Pang-Ching of Hilo; sisters, Lorraine Jardine and Maile DeSilva of Hilo; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for December 10

Lillian De Morales, 94, of Hilo died Nov. 24 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Wai‘ki, South Kohala, she was a retired housekeeping inspectress for Naniloa Hotel in Hilo and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Carol (Leslie) Kanaka‘ole of Hilo; brother, Joseph De Morales of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Paula De Morales of Hilo; sisterS, Irene Pacheco and Betsy Lindinha of Hilo and Eleanor Ako of Honolulu; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for December 9

Yoshio Yanagihara, 91, of Hilo died Nov. 23 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaii Community College auto body instructor. Private services held. Survived by wife, Sachiko Yanagihara of Hilo; son, Edwin (Debbie) Yanagihara of Kauai; daughters, Alice (Audy) Kimura and Nancy (Floyd) Higa, both of Honolulu; brothers, Myron Yanagihara of Honolulu, Kazuo (Kay) Yanagihara of Hilo and Noboru Yanagihara of Hilo; sister, Dora K. Akina; sister-in-law, Millie Uchima of Hilo; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for December 8

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.

Obituaries for December 7

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.