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  • Posted: Jan 5 2016 - 1:30am

    Sueko Arakaki, 93, of Keaau died Dec. 2 at a care home in Hilo. Born in Olaa, she was a homemaker and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sister, Katsuko (George) Matsuo of Wailuku, Maui; sisters-in-law, Sachiko Arakaki of Keaau, Yasuko Arakaki of Honolulu and Fumiko Arakaki of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 3 2016 - 1:30am

    Margaret Silva Ahuna, 94, of Honokaa died Dec. 9 at Hale Hoola Hamakua. Born in Kalopa, she was a homemaker, former employee of Hamakua Country Club, and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Hamakua Country Club. Celebration of life noon Saturday (Jan. 9) at Hamakua Country Club in Honokaa. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Naomi (Ted Toluba) Campbell of Washington, Joanne (Pabling Feliciano) Erlandson of Paauhau and Celeste (Cristito) Tiogangco of Hilo; sons, John (Stephanie) Ahuna III of Paauilo and Alvin Michael Ahuna of Honokaa; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 2 2016 - 1:30am

    Rosaline Pabro Almazan, 75, of Keaau died Dec. 3. Born in Hilo, she was a licensed practical nurse for Life Care Center of Hilo and retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. factory worker. Celebration of life 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at Keaau Community Center. Condolences to: Survived by sons, Jesse (Michele) Almazan of Hilo, Chris Allen Almazan of Arkansas and Nathan (Donnie) Almazan of Maui; daughters, Lita (Douglas) Woodall of Arkansas and Desiree Almazan-Bolos of Keaau; brother, Antonio (Evelyn) Pabro of Keaau; sisters, Annalysa Pabro and Maria Pabro of Keaau, Cindy (Tyson) Watarida of Hilo, Toni (Kaili) Smith of Washington; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 1 2016 - 1:31am

    Matthias Shepherd, 64, of Hilo died Dec. 23 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Brewer Chemical, U.S. Army veteran and member of 3 Days 3 Nights Study Hall. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 6) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 7) at the mortuary. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Rose Shepherd of Hilo; sons, Cyrus Ua and Caylan (Trena) Ua of Hilo, Cameron (Melinda) Ua of North Carolina; daughter, Aven (Kaleo Cusick) Shepherd of Hilo; brothers, Noah Shepherd of Kona, Christian Originel, David (Lorena) Ua and Calavin (Janet) Crum Sr. of Hilo; sisters, Hope (Tommy Garcia) Kealoha and Hauoli (Seth) Freeman of Hilo; 12 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 31 2015 - 1:30am

    Mildred “Dindy” Jane Branco, 84, of Hilo died Dec. 25 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Monday (Jan. 4, 2016) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Urn committal service to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Manuel “Manny” Branco Jr. of Hilo, sons, Dennis (Virginia) Branco, Allen (Mary) Branco and Paul (Kathleen) Branco of Hilo; daughters, Gale Paulos of Hilo, Cora Cardoso of Honokaa, Lori (Michael) Kahihikolo of Waimea and Suzy (Adam) Barela of Volcano; sisters, Norma Fergerstrom of Hilo and Betty (Buddy) Kamehaiku of Panaewa; sister-in-law, Pearl Peralto of Hilo; brother-in-law, Silverio Patenio of Honolulu; 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 30 2015 - 1:30am

    Dan “Wampy Dan” Anglin, 71, of Waikoloa died Dec. 26 at home. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was a retired operating engineer and avid golfer. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 2, 2016) at Banji’s Paradise Bar &Grill in Waikoloa. Casual attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of North Hawaii, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by wife, Lyla Anglin of Waikoloa; son, Danny Anglin of Ventura, Calif.; daughters, Shelly Bradley of Waikoloa, Phyllis Anglin-Pugh of Bakersfield, Calif., and Dana (Lisa Hill) Anglin of Woodland, Calif.; sister, Rebecca Duncan of Bakersfield; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 29 2015 - 1:31am

    Jeannette Katherine Henry, 66, of Captain Cook died Dec. 21 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Van Nuys, Calif., she was a coffee farmer and a retired industrial hygienist. Services held. Survived by husband, John Henry of Captain Cook; brother, Jim Gilbert of Roseburg, Ore.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Dec 28 2015 - 1:30am

    Antone “Tony” Enriquez, 75, of Pahoa died Dec. 13 at home. Born in Olaa, he was a retired concrete mason for Isemoto Contracting Co., former bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pahoa Ward, member of Hawaii Masons and Plasterer’s Union Local No. 1 and Kalapana Ohana Association, and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 2) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Mormon section. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Winifred “Winnie” Ah Hee Enriquez of Pahoa; sons, Lloyd (Jo Ann) Enriquez and Brian Enriquez of Pahoa; daughters, Debra (Slade) Isabel, Denise (Les) Hauanio and Brianna (Donovan Oliveira) Enriquez-Cabalis of Pahoa; brothers, Benny (Yvonne) Enriquez of Arizona and George Enriquez of Keaau; sister, Elizabeth Konanui of South Carolina; sisters-in-law, Emiko Enriquez of Hilo, Lydia Makuakane of Kailua, Oahu, Mary Lei Kubo of Pahoa and Mildred “Pua” Enos of Laie, Oahu; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, hanai children and grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 27 2015 - 1:30am

    Alfred Alatan, 90, of Pepeekeo died Dec. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kalopa, Hawaii he was a retired crane operator for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and member of the Good Shepherd Mission Catholic Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 29) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial at Alae Cemetery, section L. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Felicidad “Fely” Alatan of Pepeekeo; sons, Michael Alatan of Honolulu, Gerald Alatan of Pepeekeo and David Alatan of Hilo; daughters, Laura Fontes and Nancy (Arnold) Areola of Keaau, Verna Alatan of Pepeekeo; brothers, Leonardo (Chieko) Alatan of Pepeekeo, Gilmore (Sonny) Claonan of Puna and Eddie Recopilacion of Oahu; sisters, Rosemary Moses of Pepeekeo, Frances Spidell of Hilo, Elizabeth Maldonado of Orange County, Calif., Agnes Kerstetter of San Diego, Julia Boreliz and Frannie Rodrigues of Honolulu; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 25 2015 - 1:30am

    Thomas Victor Roberts, 45, of Hilo died Dec. 17. Condolences to: Survived by companion, Helen Posey of Hilo; mother, Janice Thompson of Gold Bar Wash.; stepfather, Steve Roberts of Bothell,Wash.; sons, Mathias M. Roberts and Malcom T. Roberts; daughters, Sophia J. Roberts and Marya J. Roberts; brother, Biff Roberts of Bothell; three uncles, six cousins and other extended family. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 24 2015 - 1:30am

    Marguerite “Margie” T. Abinosa, 72 of Independence, Ky., formerly of Kailua-Kona, died Dec. 18 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, Ky. Born in Cincinnati, she was a self-employed Realtor. Celebration of life at family convenience. Online condolences at Survived by daughters, Angie (Joe) Crable and Debbie (Ryan) Fulton-Magallanes of Kailua-Kona; brother Gordie (Benita) Fifer of Independence; sister, Anita Fifer Madsen; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Peoples Funeral Home, Butler, Ky.

  • Posted: Dec 23 2015 - 1:31am

    Eva “Eva Annaluna” Annelijn Beringen, 39, of Captain Cook died Dec. 20 at Hospice of Kona Nakamaru Hale. Born in Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands, she was the owner and spiritual leader for Home Heart Hawaii, soul healer, artist and poet. Private services. Memorial donations to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by husband, Lee Wakefield of Captain Cook; parents, Ferdinand and Anneke Beringen of The Netherlands; brother, Lodewijk (Fabiana) Beringen of The Netherlands; one niece. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Dec 22 2015 - 1:31am

    Otoe (Yoshina) Ebisu, 89, of Oahu, formerly of Laupahoehoe, died Dec. 12 on Oahu. She was a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. office clerk and member of Paauilo Hongwanji and Papaaloa Hongwanji missions. Private services. Survived by sister, Bernadette Kikue Nakahata; sons, Lloyd (Geneva) of Cupertino, Calif., Eric (Rita) of Tokyo, Keith (Debra) of Waipahu, Oahu, and daughter Corinne (Bill Nagle) of Clyde, New Zealand; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 21 2015 - 1:30am

    Robert “Bobu” Henri Folger, 79, of Kalapana died Dec. 12 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a retired property manager, member of Puna Canoe Club, U.S. Navy veteran and world traveler. Services at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Joyann Folger of Kalapana; daughter, Shakti (Mike O’Connell) Folger of Honolulu. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

  • Posted: Dec 20 2015 - 1:30am

    LindyAnn Aiona, 61, of Keaukaha and Panaewa died Dec. 1 in Hilo. Born in Koae, Puna, she was a deputy sheriff, paddler for Keaukaha Canoe Club and played for Tsunami &Game On softball teams. Visitation 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 26) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6:30 p.m. Dinner to follow. Scattering of ashes 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, at Puhi Bay, Keaukaha. Lunch to follow at noon at Haili Tent in Panaewa. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Kwai-Chang (Corrina) Publico, Alika Publico and Ben (Lovia) Publico of Hilo; daughter, Keiko (Bradden) Mahuka of Hilo; hanai mother, Pauline Salazar of Maui; brother, Israel (Genevieve) Aiona of Hilo; 10 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.