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  • Posted: Mar 4 2016 - 1:30am

    Tomoe Akao, 98, of Hilo, formerly of Pahala, died Feb. 25 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kalaoa, Papaikou, she was a homemaker and member of Hilo Meishoin and Pahala Senior Citizens Club. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Mary Ann Akao of Honolulu, Norma Edwin of Pohnpei, Micronesia, and Helen (Clyde) Kobayashi of Hilo; brother, Mitsuru Sato of Honolulu; sister, Thelma Doi of Hanapepe, Kauai; sister-in-law, Toshiko Sato of Honolulu; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 3 2016 - 1:31am

    William “Willy” “Pops” Delatorre, 78, of Kealakekua died Feb. 17. Born in Kohala, he was a coffee and nut picker, waiter at Hukilau Restaurant and Circus Stop, and heavy equipment operator at Kona Country Club. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holualoa. Service at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Reception following burial at noon at the church. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Lorene; sons, Daryl Delatorre of Port Angeles, Wash., Everett (Charlene) Brumaghim of Eagle Creek, Ore., Wayne (Gale) Brumaghim of Kainaliu, Clyde (Vena) Brumaghim of Ocean View and Bruce (Sweetie) Brumaghim of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Racquel Delatorre of Atlanta, Darlene Roman of Chicago and Joyce (Scott) Torres of Honolulu; sisters Marcie (William) Perkins and Helen Delatorre of Kailua-Kona, Carol Cordero of Hilo; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

  • Posted: Mar 2 2016 - 1:30am

    Ronald Kimo Valeriano Barawis Jr., 38, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kealakekua, he was owner and tattoo artist at Bar Ink. Private services. Survived by wife, Nikita Barawis; daughter, Alea Barawis; sons, Nikolai Barawis and Cypress Barawis; Cypress’ mother, Cat Behrendt; father, Ronald Barawis Sr.; mother, Barbara Barawis; brothers, Zac Barawis, Zerek Barawis, Ziggy (Serena) Barawis, Zyman (Kehau) Barawis and Zonald (Jennifer) Barawis; sisters, Barbara Barawis, Zara (Yolante) Barawis and Zabrina Barawis; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 1 2016 - 1:30am

    Gloria A. Balmilero, 69, of Paauilo died Feb. 20 in Honokaa. Born in the Philippines, she worked for the former Watanabe Floral Co. and was a member of the St. Columba’s Episcopal Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (March 5) at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Paauilo. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Survived by husband, Paterno Balmilero of Paauilo; daughter, Ruby (Aaron) Adams of Honolulu; brothers, Jaime Agpaoa and Gregorio Agpaoa of the Philippines; sisters, Elnora Agpaoa and Lydia Agpaoa of the Philippines; one grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 29 2016 - 1:30am

    Claude Neil Brazier, 82, of Keaau died Feb. 18 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in East Alton, Ill., he was a retired Hawaii Community College business professor and U.S. Army veteran. No services. Survived by wife, Marji Brazier of Keaau; daughters, Kristi (Dennis) Pogue of Oklahoma City and Vicki Brazier of Hilo. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

  • Posted: Feb 28 2016 - 1:30am

    Mary “Blondie” Kealoha Baptiste, 94, of Mountain View died Feb. 18 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Mountain View, she was a retired special education teacher’s aide for Hilo Union School and member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (March 4) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Saturday (March 5) at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Mountain View. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire. Survived by son, Franklin Baptiste; daughter, Brenda Caravalho; sisters, Julia Robertson, Anita Freitas and Linda Baptiste; son-in-law, Ernest Caravalho; daughter-in-law, Doreen Kaleiwahea; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 27 2016 - 1:30am

    Gladys Keauililani Farias, 84, of San Lorenzo, Calif., died Jan. 6. Born in Hilo, was a building supervisor for Army and Air Force Exchange Service and food operations manager for Oakland Zoo. Celebration of life service 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at Waiwaiole Hale, 59-412 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu. Aloha attire. Survived by children, Christine K. (Duwayne) Waipa, Fannie K. (Robert) Amantiad, Gladys M. (Thomas) Jelf, Tyrone K. (Luana) Farias and Peter Henry K. Farias (Denise Kaheiki-Farias); 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 26 2016 - 1:31am

    Beverly Ann Carvalho, 64, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 10 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was a community service worker for the county Nutrition Program, was co-owner of Upcountry Gardens, worked for Emma’s Flower Shop and was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Martin (Lani) Carvalho Jr. of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Michele (Dave Mayers) Carvalho of Kailua-Kona; mother, Leslie Duarte of Holualoa; brothers, William Duarte Jr., Allan (Ucila) Duarte and Wayne Duarte of Holualoa; sisters, Judy Duarte of Holualoa and Darlene Duarte of Hilo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 25 2016 - 1:31am

    Pacita Casil Ancheta, 78, of Honokaa died Feb. 23 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she was a retired laborer for Watanabe Floral and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 27) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Franklin Ancheta of Honokaa; sons, George (Norma) Ancheta and Roger (Ethel) Ancheta of Honokaa, Jerry (Hannah) Ancheta of Hilo; sister, Olivia Casil Buduan of the Philippines; brothers, Reynario Casil, Eheronimo Casil, Arsenio Casil, Reynaldo Casil and Edwin Casil of the Philippines; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 24 2016 - 1:31am

    Colleen Elizabeth Ford, 55, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 17 at her residence. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., she was a merchandising operations manager for Macy’s Makalapua, a community service volunteer for Family Support Services of West Hawaii, Hawaii Island Food Bank and Relay for Life, and a golfer. Service information to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by husband, Ronald Ford of Kailua-Kona; mother, Joanne Spaulding of California; sisters, Karen (Jim) Drohan of New York and Maryjo Spaulding and Nancy Spaulding, both of California; caregiver, Jodi Hing of Kailua-Kona; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii

  • Posted: Feb 23 2016 - 1:30am

    Torao Matsumoto, 95, of Hilo died Feb. 2 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired commercial fisherman and World War II U.S. Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Co. F and 232nd Engineer Combat Co. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Matsue Matsumoto of Hilo; daughters, Edna Yee of Waimea, Donna Matsumoto of Hilo and Jessica (Dennis) Hashimoto of Honolulu; brother, Sueo Matsumoto of Puna; sister, Kazue Matsumoto of Hilo; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 21 2016 - 1:30am

    Carol Jean Amaral, 69, of Naalehu died Feb. 7 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Pahala, she was a cafeteria worker for Naalehu Elementary School, cook for Kilauea Military Camp and a Hana Hou Restaurant, factory worker for Mac Farms, educational assistant for Pahala Elementary School, receptionist for Ka‘u Family Health Center, babysitter and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Ka‘u Roping &Riding Association and Naalehu Senior Citizens. Visitation 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 27) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Naalehu. Funeral mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Paula (Felix) Tailon and Tammy (Ralph) Kaapana of Naalehu; brother, Robert (Colleen) Pestano of Hilo; sisters, Angeline Moniz and Mary Louise Apo of Hilo, Aileen (Robert) Mattos of Ocean View; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 20 2016 - 1:30am

    Manuel Gilbert De Souza, 82, of Pepeekeo died Jan. 29. He was born in Pepeekeo. Celebration of life Friday, Feb. 26, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation 8 a.m. Service at 9 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park and Cemetery at noon. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sisters, Isabel Chandler of Hilo and Violet De Souza of Florida; nieces, nephews and numerous cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo/ Kona.

  • Posted: Feb 19 2016 - 1:30am

    Clyde Elliot Beaudet, 77, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pahala, he was a foreman, cowboy and heavy equipment operator for Hualalai and Huehue ranches and several construction companies, co-founder of Hualalai Archery Club, a member of the Kona and Kahauloa archery clubs and National Field Archery Association, 4-H Club and former member of Kona Mauka Trollers and Kona Iki Trollers. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 20) at Old Kona Airport large pavilion. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Rich (Kathy) Beaudet of Honomalino, Bruce (Audrey) Beaudet of Kalaoa, Kona, and Robin (Sylvia Cambra) Beaudet of Pebble Beach; daughters, Debra Wong Yuen of Waimea and Lorelei (Ryan) Grace of Puukala; brothers, Lynn (Jennifer) Beaudet of Ocean View and David (Thea) Beaudet of Pahoa; sisters, Leilani Beaudet of Kaloko Mauka, Sonja (George) Berdon of Ocean View and Paulette Spencer of Kalaoa, Kona; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 18 2016 - 1:30am

    James “Jimmy” Correa, 96, of Hilo died Feb. 7 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired recreation leader for the county Department of Parks and Recreation, former county sanitation pump operator, U.S. Army World War II veteran who served in Guadacanal and the Solomon Islands, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo Catholic Youth Organization, Big Island and Orchid Island Umpires associations, Papaikou Senior Citizens and American Legion Posts 3 and 16, and longtime youth and high school baseball coach and baseball and softball umpire who won numerous championships and awards. Coach Correa spent his life with the youth in East Hawaii, with the goal to instill good sportsmanship, citizenship, and fair play through sports. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 24) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 25) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual or aloha attire. Survived by daughters, Ellen (Timothy) Iida, Mary Correa, Chrystine (Patrick) Arbles and Aileen Correa of Hilo; sons, James S. (Adeline) Correa, George Correa, Thomas (Wendy) Correa and Andrew (Robbie Lyn Sato) Correa of Hilo; brother-in-law, Lawrence Matsumura of Colorado; sisters-in-law, Mildred Correa and Sumiko Bento of Hilo, Harue Mukai of Honolulu; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.