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  • 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.

  • Posted: Nov 29 2014 - 1:02am

    Jack Herman Ott, 84, of Hilo died Nov. 18 at his home. Born in Grand Haven, Mich., he had wintered in Hilo since 1986. Memorial services held. To send condolences or view the full obituary, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on obituary section. Arrangements by Ertel Funeral Home.

  • Posted: Nov 29 2014 - 1:02am

    Jack Herman Ott, 84, of Hilo died Nov. 18 at his home. Born in Grand Haven, Mich., he had wintered in Hilo since 1986. Memorial services held. To send condolences or view the full obituary, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on obituary section. Arrangements by Ertel Funeral Home.

  • Posted: Nov 27 2014 - 1:01am

    Mele Kalua‘u Barton, 62, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 19 at home. Born in Kalaoa, she was a sales clerk and interpreter at the Kalako-Honokohau National Historic Park. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2nd ward in Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at noon. Burial will follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire. Flowers are welcome. Survived by husband, Douglas Barton of Kailua-Kona; sons, Kaumana (Vaina) Barton of Kailua-Kona, Kapono (Rouie) Barton of Murray, Utah, Lanakila (Laryssa) Barton, of Murray, Utah, Kaleokalani Barton of Kailua-Kona and Kuukoa (Ashley) Barton of Waikoloa; daughters, Kuulei (Nick) Harker of Casper, Wyoming, and Pomai Barton of San Diego; brothers, William Kalua‘u of Kalaoa, John (Charlene) Kalua‘u of Kalaoa and Matthew (Moana) Kalua‘u of Laie, Oahu; sisters, Hazel Taetuna of Ocean View and Jean (Sam) Ahtou of Honolulu; 15 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 27 2014 - 1:01am

    Mele Kalua‘u Barton, 62, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 19 at home. Born in Kalaoa, she was a sales clerk and interpreter at the Kalako-Honokohau National Historic Park. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2nd ward in Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at noon. Burial will follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire. Flowers are welcome. Survived by husband, Douglas Barton of Kailua-Kona; sons, Kaumana (Vaina) Barton of Kailua-Kona, Kapono (Rouie) Barton of Murray, Utah, Lanakila (Laryssa) Barton, of Murray, Utah, Kaleokalani Barton of Kailua-Kona and Kuukoa (Ashley) Barton of Waikoloa; daughters, Kuulei (Nick) Harker of Casper, Wyoming, and Pomai Barton of San Diego; brothers, William Kalua‘u of Kalaoa, John (Charlene) Kalua‘u of Kalaoa and Matthew (Moana) Kalua‘u of Laie, Oahu; sisters, Hazel Taetuna of Ocean View and Jean (Sam) Ahtou of Honolulu; 15 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 26 2014 - 1:01am

    Anne Sachie Fukuda, 66, of Hilo died Nov. 11 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. Private services held. No flowers. No koden. Survived by mother, Hagiko Fukuda of Hilo; brother, Dean (Lorraine) Fukuda of Hilo; sister, Carol (Russell Arikawa) Ginoza-Arikawa of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 26 2014 - 1:01am

    Anne Sachie Fukuda, 66, of Hilo died Nov. 11 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. Private services held. No flowers. No koden. Survived by mother, Hagiko Fukuda of Hilo; brother, Dean (Lorraine) Fukuda of Hilo; sister, Carol (Russell Arikawa) Ginoza-Arikawa of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 25 2014 - 8:54am

    Seihan Tsuha, 93, of Pepeekeo died Nov. 13 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honomu, he was a retired truck driver for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., and member of Honomu Hongwanji Kyodan, Hui Okinawa and Hilo Okinawan Cultural Club. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Myron (Sandra) Tsuha of Ainaloa, Tracy Tsuha of Pepeekeo; daughter, Gail (Kenneth) Tsuha-Maesato of Hilo; brother-in-law, Takeo (Sueko) Shimabukuro of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Judy Tsuha of California, Lorraine Tsuha and Hiroko Shimabukuro of Honolulu, Kiyoko Yanagawa of Hilo; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 25 2014 - 8:54am

    Seihan Tsuha, 93, of Pepeekeo died Nov. 13 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honomu, he was a retired truck driver for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., and member of Honomu Hongwanji Kyodan, Hui Okinawa and Hilo Okinawan Cultural Club. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Myron (Sandra) Tsuha of Ainaloa, Tracy Tsuha of Pepeekeo; daughter, Gail (Kenneth) Tsuha-Maesato of Hilo; brother-in-law, Takeo (Sueko) Shimabukuro of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Judy Tsuha of California, Lorraine Tsuha and Hiroko Shimabukuro of Honolulu, Kiyoko Yanagawa of Hilo; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 24 2014 - 1:00am

    Katherine “Kay” Wallner, 91, of Pahoa died Nov. 18 at a private care home. Born in Milwaukee, she was a secretary for Hawaii Community College – Elder Hostel, bank teller at First Wisconsin Bank, and Eucharistic minister for Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Funeral mass at 10 am. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com, Survived by daughter, Patricia Woerishofer of Pahoa; son, Thomas (Karen) Wallner of Germantown, Wis.; sister-in-law, Mary Armbrust of South Milwaukee, Wis.; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

  • Posted: Nov 24 2014 - 1:00am

    Katherine “Kay” Wallner, 91, of Pahoa died Nov. 18 at a private care home. Born in Milwaukee, she was a secretary for Hawaii Community College – Elder Hostel, bank teller at First Wisconsin Bank, and Eucharistic minister for Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Funeral mass at 10 am. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com, Survived by daughter, Patricia Woerishofer of Pahoa; son, Thomas (Karen) Wallner of Germantown, Wis.; sister-in-law, Mary Armbrust of South Milwaukee, Wis.; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.