Jonah Umauma Puhipau Kelekolio, 39, of Hilo died Sept. 1 at Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a lead kitchen utility worker for Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus, a former cook at Seaside Restaurant, a former security guard at HSI, a former haku apprentice with Alu Like’s Youth Offender Project, and a cook at the former Woolworth’s Restaurant in Hilo. He was also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward, and an alii with the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, heiau o Mamalahoa. Visitation from 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the LDS Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo. Funeral Service at 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Aloha attire. Survived by wife, Denise Kiyoko Kuuipo Kelekolio of Keaukaha; sons, Keikialiimahieakumukahi Kelekolio of Keaukaha and Luhiehukawenaokahailimoe Kelekolio of Keaukaha; mother, Joyce L. Kelekolio of Panaewa; father-in-law, Dennis Matsuyama of Hilo; brothers, Louis (Ilka) Kelekolio of Hilo, David “Kawika” (Chelle) Kelekolio of Keaukaha and Stanley Kelekolio of Panaewa; brothers-in-law, Lawrence (Angela) Fong of Panaewa and Guy (Makala) Matsuyama of Keaukaha; sister, Dawnaree (Bob) Arnold of Paauilo; sister-in-law, Kimi (Keoki) Brown of Waiakea Uka; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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Jeffrey “Jeff” Bassett Gallagher, 62, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 3 in Kailua-Kona. Born in Olean, N.Y., he was a world traveler before moving to Hawaii. Celebration of life 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Kapaau. Monthly community meal to follow. Donations to Hope Services Hawaii, 296 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by children, David Murch, Autumn Murch and Cory Gallagher; and brother, James M. (Diane) Gallagher.
Hiromi “Skeeter” Tsutsumi, 92, of Hilo died Aug. 23 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, he was the retired vice-president and general manager at Parts Center Hawaii, member of the Hilo Interpreter’s Club, Fukuoka Kenjin Kai, Saturday Golf Club and a veteran of the Military Intelligence Service, U.S. Army during World War II. Private services held. In lieu of flowers and koden, donations may be made in memory of Hiromi Tsutsumi to Hospice of Hilo. Survived by sons, Mark (Carole) Tsutsumi of Honolulu and Jay (Lorna) Tsutsumi of Hilo; daughter, Cheryl (Brian) Kubo of Waimea; brothers, Atsushi Tsutsumi of Honolulu and Hardy (Carole) Tsutsumi of Hilo; sisters, Nora Tokie Abe of Honolulu, Yasue Matsui of Hilo, Ann Fusae (George) Kasashima of Honolulu and Geraldine Itsui (Roy) Hatada of Honolulu; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Carmen Villa Belledo, 90, of Pahala died Sept. 5 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she retired from Ka‘u Sugar Company and was a member of the former Pahala Methodist Church. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Jane (Leslie) Perry of Keaau; son, Jarry (Christine) Belledo of California; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
John James Crudele, 83, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 10 at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Newburgh, N.Y., he was a retired general contractor, longshoreman on the docks of New Jersey, veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, member of the Kona Lions Club and was an avid tennis player. Private services to be held in Hilo and Newburgh, N.Y., where his ashes will be interned. Survived by companion, Connie Caldwell of Kailua-Kona; son, Robert Crudele of Hilo; daughters, Paige (Brian) De Lima of Hilo, Shelly (Kevin) Connelly of New Jersey, Kathy Martin of North Carolina; sisters, Caroline (George) Sarvis of New York, Rosie Crudele of New York, Carmella Hillman of New York; five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.
C. Haunani Dudoit-Kary, 62, of Silver Springs, Nevada, died Aug. 10 at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada. Born in Honolulu, she was formerly an event/wedding planner on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. Memorial Service will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at Coconut Island, in Hilo. Casual Attire is encouraged. Additional information: www.leamana.com . Survived by husband, Marshall Kary of Silver Springs; father, Ralph Irvine of Keaau; sons, Darrell Kary of Atlanta, Ga., Tarik Terry of Las Vegas, Lauren Kawika Woodhams of Silver Springs, and Ryan Keoki Woodhams of Ventura, Calif.; sisters, Lei Irvine of Keaau, Pamela Irvine of Mountain View, and Mugs Irvine of Keaau; brothers, Ralph Irvine Jr. of Volcano, Sherman Dudoit Jr., Bruce Dudoit of Maui, and David Vida of Washington state; and numerous other relatives.
Flora Agliam Cabreros, 91, of Paauilo died Sept. 5 at her caregiver’s home in Hilo. Born in Ninole, she was a homemaker and retired as a farm worker for the Kawano farms in Waimea. She was a member of the Paauilo/Honokaa Catholic Church. Funeral services to be Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary, 570 Kinoole St., Hilo. Visitation at 9 a.m. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at noon at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Phillip (Sharon) Cabreros of Michigan, Timmy (Jo Ann) Cabreros of Paauilo; daughter, Paulette (Doug) Ward of Kona; daughter-in-law, Cy Cabreros of Honokaa; brother-in-law, Hildo Mercado of Pahala; sisters, Olivia Satomba of Pepeekeo, Jane (Leo) Holsen of Washington, sisters-in-law, Gaylynn Agliam of Mountain View, Fanny Agliam of Molokai, Nina Agliam of Pepeekeo; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary, Hilo (formerly known as Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo).
Ulrich “Uli” Kimmich, 48, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 11 at his residence. Born in Schramberg, Germany, he was a media designer. He was a member of the film institute and a missionary with the University of the Nations. Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Living Stones Church on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona for a memorial service. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to University of the Nations, towards the Lokahi Transmedia &Arts Studio. Survived by wife, Becky Kimmich of Kailua-Kona; son, Nicolas Kimmich of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Jana Kimmich of Kailua-Kona; parents, Guido and Rita Kimmich of Schramberg, Germany; sisters, Beate (Karl) Missel and Nicole (Silas) Grafe-Heppner, all of Germany. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lester W. Ah San, 65, of Honokaa died Aug. 6 at Straub Clinic &Hospital in Honolulu. He was born in Honokaa. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Graveside committal service 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park in Hilo. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sister, Sharon Marie Rogers of Moline, Ill.; one niece, one nephew, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Abigail Kailipanio Pahia Gutcher, 90, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 18 in the care of Hospice of Kona. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired switchboard operator for the former Kaneohe Naval Station and Liberty House department stores. Interment at a later date in Kaneohe Veterans Cemetery, Oahu. Survived by son, Gary (Karen Gutcher of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Sandra Decker of Waimea; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hazel Leinaala Hayakawa, 88, of Kealakekua died Sept. 6 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealia, she was a retired cocktail waitress at the former King Kamehameha Hotel, member of Christ Church Episcopal, former member of Lea Lea Women’s Golf Club, Na Alii Hawaiian Civic Club and former Boy Scouts den mother. Visitation 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church Episcopal in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Calvert Hose of Honolulu, Harvey Martin of Kealakekua and Clayton Martin of Ocean View; daughter, Sandra Momohara of Pearl City, Oahu; stepson, Larry Hayakawa of California; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
William Thomas Bell Jr., 73, of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Hilo, died Sept. 4 at home. Born in St. Louis, he was a former LPN at Hilo Medical Center, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and member of Faith Outreach Church. Visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel, Clarksville. Services with full military honors at 1 p.m. Survived by sons, William (Sonya) Robb of Anchorage, Alaska, Darryl (Rachel) Bell, Reginald Bell, Dwayne (Beverly) Bell of Virginia, and William (Kristen) Bell of Nevada; daughters, Denise Freeman and Barbara (Ronald) Gunter of Clarksville, Vanessa (Juan) Sapp and Corinna Kanaina of Anchorage, Alaska, Michelle (Albert) Robb of Hilo, Patralynn (Scott) Turner of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Shandra Bell; brother, Rickey (Barbara) Bell of Omaha, Neb.; 39 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home.
Brenda Louise Wilcox, 61, of Waimea died Aug. 14 at home. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she was a homemaker, caregiver and member of Honokaa Methodist Church and Holualoa Chapel. Services at a later date. She is survived by husband, Allen Wilcox of Waimea; sons, Nathan (Jessica) Waldon of Tennessee, Elias Waldon of Kailua-Kona, Zachary (Camille) Waldon of Honolulu and Luke (Sandra) Waldon of Sweden; stepmother, Peggy Buchholz of Iowa; stepdaughter, Kauikeolani Wilcox of Hilo; stepson, Christopher Wilcox of Waimea, half-sister Amy (Kevin) Burpee of Iowa; brothers Joe (Jane) Buchholz of Volcano, Tim (Cheri) Buchholz and Rick Buchholz of Arizona, Jeff (Wang) Buchholz of Kailua-Kona; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
William Ahyou “Papa Akau” Akau, 87, of Kawaihae died Aug. 20 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Waimea, he was a retired harbor master of Kawaihae Harbor, pilot boat operator, member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea 1st Ward, Hawaii Rifle Association, Former Aloha Week mo‘i, ‘ihilani and former ali‘i ‘aimoku of Ke ‘Alo Ali‘i and of Na Papa Kanaka o Pu‘ukohola Heiau. Visitation 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waimea. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Waimea County Cemetery, Mormon section. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, Edward “Ala” Akau Sr. of Pearl City, Oahu, and Solomon Akau of Kawaihae; sisters, Annie “Lani” Akau and Elizabeth “Rosie” Akau-Wilkins of Kawaihae, Wilma Nance of Galveston, Texas; nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ronny Lynn Slaughter, 54, of Pahoa died Aug. 17. Born in Coalinga, Calif., he was a cook. Services held. Survived by daughter, Teri Kumre of Gulfport, Miss.; son, Anthony Thomas of Gulfport, Miss.; parents, Marvin and Patsy Slaughter of Clovis, Calif.; sisters, Rhonda Slaughter and Robin Dozier of Sacramento, Calif.; hanai brother, Greg Rodenbaugh of Pahoa; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, aunts, uncles, and hanai family. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.