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  • Posted: May 19 2015 - 10:49am

    Byron Hanuala Ayala, 62, of Hilo died May 8 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, he was a carpenter, U.S. Army veteran and member of the New Hope Christian Fellowship. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 840 Kupulau Rd. Memorial service and celebration of life at 5 p.m. Military honors to follow. Casual attire. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Survived by wife, Donna E. Ayala of Hilo; daughters, Kathy (Kalsey) Nacis and Hi‘ilani Ayala of Hilo, Kristal Ayala of Oahu; son, Kaimiloa “Makana” Ayala of Hilo; sister, Deneen (Bill) Thompson of Michigan; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 18 2015 - 12:05am

    Katy Wishard Lowrey, 93, of Waimea died April 22 in Hakalau. Born in Kohala, she volunteered at Foster Botanical Gardens on Oahu, North Hawaii Community Hospital and Paniolo House Committee in Waimea. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Kalahikiola Church in Kohala. Gathering to follow at Kolea, Wailea Bay. Memorial donations to Waimea Outdoor Circle and North Hawaii Hospice. Survived by sons, Packet (Debbi) Lowrey of Denver and Mike (Katie) Lowrey of Hakalau; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 17 2015 - 12:05am

    Warren Webster Summers Jr., 60, of Hilo died May 14 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Sunbury, Pa., he was a general laborer. Private services. Survived by mother, Mary (William) Hollenbach of Winfield, Pa.; son, Aaron (Lili) Summers of Miami; sister, Patricia Summers of Mountain View; brothers, James (Carol) Campbell of Aurora, Colo., and Perry (Amy) Campbell of Freeburg, Pa.; companion, Emily Walraven of Hilo; one grandchild; nieces and nephews. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com

  • Posted: May 16 2015 - 12:05am

    Diana “Yoshie” K. Arakaki, 89, of Kapaau died April 8 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was the retired owner of A. Arakaki Store in Kapaau, a former cafeteria manager and member of Kohala Hongwanji Mission, Kohala Okinawa Kenjin Kai and Kohala Senior Citizens. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Kohala Hongwanji Mission. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Edward (Arlene Tamura) Arakaki of Hilo and Barry (Janice) Arakaki of Kapaau; daughter, Blanche (Stephen Gross) Arakaki of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Ethel Arakaki of Kapaau, Suzanne Arakaki and Marilyn Keau of Honolulu; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 15 2015 - 12:05am

    David Barbieto Sr., 78, of Volcano died May 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Waipahu, Oahu; he was a retired truck driver and U.S. Army veteran. Services and celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Yvonne Keim of Volcano; daughters, Lisa Tam of Honolulu, Danielle Barbieto of Las Vegas and Davealita Barbieto of Hilo; sons, David Barbieto Jr. of Hilo and Ronnie (Theresa) Barbieto of Mesa, Ariz.; sisters, Nancy Steele of Idaho, Patsy Mamandick and Cynthia Barbieto of Las Vegas, Vic DelaCruz of Molokai, Linda Questa of Oahu and Conchita Mendiola of Kona; brothers, Candido Barbieto of Kailua, Oahu, Benny Barbieto of Oahu, Dome Barbieto of Waimanalo, Fred Barbieto of Maunawili and Richard Barbieto of Kona; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 14 2015 - 12:05am

    Hayako “Helen” Matsui, 97, of Waipahu, Oahu, and formerly of Hilo, died April 30 in Waipahu. Born in Hilo, she was a retired clerk typist for the federal government. Private services held. Survived by sisters, Toshiko (Tokuji) Ono of Honolulu and Emiko “Amy” (Masayuki) Sugikawa of Laupahoehoe; nieces and nephews.

  • Posted: May 13 2015 - 12:05am

    Edward S. Fujitani, 74, of Hilo died Thursday May 7 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired automotive mechanic. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 16, at Hilo Meishoin Mission. Service at noon. Casual attire. Survived by mother, Tamae Fujitani of Hilo; son, Kevin Fujitani of Hilo; brother, Roy (Lynette) Fujitani of California; sister, Gladys Nishiura of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 12 2015 - 12:05am

    Jolyn “Jo” Pagasa Fergerstrom, 42, of Hilo died April 27 at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was the daughter of the late Isidro Nerida, owner and real estate appraiser for Hawaii Island Appraiser LLC, and a member of Hilo High School Class of 1990, Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hawaii Information Service and American Health Information Management Association. Visitation is from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo. Wake service at 7 p.m. Friends again may visit from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church, with funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park Ilima Section. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Vernon “Kaliko” Fergerstrom of Hilo; mother, Elisa P. Nerida of Hilo; brother, Melvin Charles (Melissa) Nerida of Hilo; sister, Sally (Gilbert) Pimentel of Hilo; mother-in-law, Denise (Ernest) Egusa of Hilo; father-in-law, Kalikolehua Vernon Kanaele of Pahoa; sister-in-law, Uilani Kanaele of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Kolomona (Sandy) Kanaele of Hilo, Keliipono (Akoni) Kanaele of Mountain View; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 11 2015 - 12:05am

    Jon Ryoichi Ono, 68, of Hilo died April 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired attorney and former Hawaii County prosecutor. Visitation 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life service at 4:30 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Yvonne M.H. Ono of Hilo; daughter, Yvette Ono of San Jose, Calif.; son, Kelvin (Teri Lynn) Ono of Hilo; sister, Ann (George) Sumida of Honolulu; three grandchildren; nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 10 2015 - 12:05am

    Harold Hideyuki Nakagawa, 61, of Honokaa, died April 6 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Born in Honokaa, he was a former employee of Hamakua Sugar Co. and a self-employed coffee farmer. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by father, Toshiyuki Nakagawa of Honokaa; brothers, Alan (Charlene) Nakagawa of Waimea and Kevin (Cindy) Nakagawa of San Diego; one niece, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 9 2015 - 12:05am

    Harue Nakahara, 99, of Hilo died April 12 at a private care home in Hilo. Born in Paukaa, she was a housewife and member of Taishoji Soto Mission Kyodan, Bushin Kai and Fujin Kai. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Glendean (Herbert) Kotomori of Hilo; one grandson; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 8 2015 - 12:05am

    Roy Searle Helbush, 70, of Pahala died May 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was the owner of Sea Mountain Coffee Co. in Pahala and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Services to be held at a later date. Survived by son, Tyler (Stephanie) Helbush; daughter, Liza (John) Wäcker; sister, Carol Erwin; four grandchildren; one niece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc.-Hilo Branch.

  • Posted: May 7 2015 - 12:05am

    Jody Jean Hiraishi, 54, of Kailua-Kona died April 7 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was lead general service attendant for Kukio Golf and Beach Club. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Kona Old Airport Main Events Pavilion. Service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Hank Hiraishi of Kailua-Kona; mother, Adeline Lewi of Kailua-Kona; brother, Lester Lewi; sisters, Sandra Lewi, Francine Lewi, Val Lewi, Cheryl Lewi, Bernie Lewi and Irene Perez, all of Kailua-Kona, Gladys (Robert) Silva of Wyoming, Dora (Daniel) Perreira of Kohala; brothers, John (Barbara) Caravalho of Kalaoa, Henry (Leilani) Caravalho and Ernest Caravalho of Waimea, Christino (Leona) Caravalho of Hilo, Ranold Caravalho of Kohala; hanai sister, Michelle Kaulu (Albert) Amaral of Kailua-Kona; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: May 6 2015 - 12:05am

    James M. Griffin, 82, of Ocean View died April 29 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Chandlerville, Ill., he was a retired Honolulu police officer, owner of Exquizite Junk in Kona, chief of security at Kanaloa, member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and U.S. Navy veteran. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Jean Griffin of Ocean View; daughters, Audrey Rogers of Gerber, Calif., and Tiana Companion of Kahaluu, Oahu; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 5 2015 - 12:05am

    Charles Isami Kajikawa, 74, of Mountain View died Sunday at his residence. Born on Dec. 4, 1940, he was a retired civil engineer and member of the Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and was a U.S. Army veteran. Visitation from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, Melvin (Marie) Kajikawa of Honolulu, Alton (Pam) Kajikawa of Kailua-Kona and Brian Kajikawa of Hilo; sisters, Alma Kajikawa of Honolulu and Evelyn (Wilbert) Lau of Hilo; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc. in Hilo.