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  • Posted: Mar 30 2016 - 1:30am

    Dorothy Ann Ignacio, 75, of Millersburg, Ohio, and formerly of Hilo, died March 18 at Majora Lane Nursing Home in Millersburg. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and sewing and was active in the Amish community and The Community Bible Church. Celebration of life service April 23 in Killbuck, Ohio. Survived by sons, Jeff (Sylvia) Coleman of Weiden, Germany, Blaine Marsh of Turtle Rock, Ore., and James Wade of San Francisco; daughters, Lisa Willis of Killbuck, Mary Taylor Little of Vallejo, Calif., and Nikol Leslie of Hilo, dear friend, Shirley Dalton of Killbuck; 14 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews.

  • Posted: Mar 29 2016 - 1:30am

    William Leroy Dulaney, 86, of Hilo died March 18 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. He was a retired construction worker, member of Victory Chapel in Hilo and U.S. Marine Corps. veteran. No known survivors. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 27 2016 - 1:30am

    Henry C. “Hank” Castro Sr., 91, of Hilo died March 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Paauhau, he was a retired truck driver for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., owner of Hank’s Taxi and an avid bowler. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Wednesday (March 30) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Henry Castro Jr. and Randolph (Leenal) Castro of Hilo; daughters, Colleen (Bob) Pestano, Laverne (John) Werner of Wisconsin and Gwen (Adam) Quinories of Keaau; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 26 2016 - 1:31am

    Thomas “Tom” Gerard Ferrara, 57, of Waimea died March 20 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a skilled painter, outdoorsman and member of Mana Christian Ohana Church. Visitation 5:30-6 p.m. Wednesday (March 30) at Mana Christian Ohana Church in Waimea. Service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Condolences to the family at P.O. Box 1392, Kamuela, HI 96743. Oahu service at 6 p.m. Thursday (March 31) at Kailua Assembly of God Church, 669 Iliaina St., Kailua, Oahu, near Kalaheo High School. Survived by companion, Beverly Suguitan of Waimea; father, Joseph Ferrara of Mililani, Oahu; sister, Tina (Matt) Pearson of Oregon; uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Mar 25 2016 - 1:30am

    Ronald Mariano Agrigado, 69, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, died March 18 at Kuakini Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he owned a carpentry construction company and was a U.S Army veteran who loved to fish, dive, hunt, cook, and build. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Monday (March 28) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service at 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Honolulu visitation 8-10 a.m. Sunday, April 10, at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauna Kea Chapel. Memorial Service at 10 a.m. Private inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu at a later date. Survived by daughters, Cheryl (Luke) Octavio and Rachelle Agrigado of Hilo; sons, Ryan Agrigado and Jason Kim of Oahu; brother, Dennis Agrigado of Hilo; mother of his two daughters and son Ryan, Paula Agrigado of Hilo; son-in-law, Baba Lancaster of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Christy Ramos of Maui; sister-in-law, Penny Agrigado of Hilo; 10 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 24 2016 - 1:31am

    Ricky Lee Ferreira Sr., 53, of Waiohinu died Feb. 29. Born in Hawaii, he was a painter and business owner. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (March 26) at Whittington Beach Park. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Shari Ferreira; sons, Ricky (Leandrea) Ferreira Jr. of Laupahoehoe, Antonia Ferreira of Oregon; daughters, Lokelani Lastimosa, Tiffany Lastimosa and Ashley Ferreira (Nano Perreira-Yurong), all of Kailua-Kona; stepsons, Nathanael Lindsey and William Lindsey of Waiohinu; stepdaughters, Lehua Lindsey of Kailua-Kona, Chantel Velez of Pahala and Rosanne Lindsey of Waiohinu; brother, Abel Ferreira Jr. of Las Vegas; sister, Wanda Ferreira of Las Vegas; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 23 2016 - 1:31am

    Dr. Marvin Edgar Royce, 92, of Holualoa died March 18. Born in Wilkinsburg, Pa., he was a retired physician and veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (March 26) at Kona Coast Nazarene, 74-5100 Palani Road in Kailua-Kona. Private burial. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by his wife, Margaret Royce of Kailua-Kona; sons, Mark Royce of Golden, Colo., Robert (Kerrie) Royce of Mystic, Conn., David (Roxie) Royce of Captain Cook and Craig (Cheryl) Christian of California; daughters, Lisa (Dean) Weinberger of Milwaukee and Claudia (Jack Kerr) Christian of Kailua-Kona; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 22 2016 - 1:30am

    Joseph Jacinth DeLuz, 82, of Waimea died March 12 on Maui. Born in Hawaii, he owned a landscaping business. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, April 8, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Jill DeLuz of Waimea; stepsons, Robert (Patty) Kaula of Hilo and Harold Kaula of Waimea; stepdaughter-in-law, Heather Kaula of Waimea; brother, Jacinth DeLuz of Waimea; sisters, Shirley DeLuz, Barbara DeLuz, Betty DeLuz and Rose Hatakayama of Waimea; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 20 2016 - 1:30am

    Ernest Jose Abara, 76, of Captain Cook died Feb. 15 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Laoag City, the Philippines, he was a houseman at Royal Kona Resort and member of Ilocano Ancestry Club, Unite Here Local 5 union and St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakekua. Mass at 6 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Casual attire. Survived by sisters, Francisca Delo Santos and Dominga Guillermo of Captain Cook, Margarita Medina of the Philippines; nieces, nephews, cousins, grandnieces, grandnephews, and two great-grandnieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 19 2016 - 1:30am

    Kenneth Kalaulu Kekela Jr., 63, of Papaikou died March 14 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a member of Big Island Independent Bikers motorcycle club and worked for C.W. Maintenance, Yoshina Construction, Alika Cooper Fishing Co., Toledo Enterprises, Waldron feedlot and Marriott. Celebration of life noon today at Hakalau Mill. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by father, Kenneth Kekela Sr. of Keaau; brothers, Paul (Alicia) Kekela of Hilo, Karl Kekela Sr. of Keaau and Michael (Rhonda) Kekela of Utah; sisters, Debra (Leonard) Luiz of Papaikou, Julie (Allan) Kainoa of Keaau and Sharon Kekela of Papaikou; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 18 2016 - 1:31am

    Leonard “Boy” Kahikinaokalaikamalamalama Angay Jr., 51, of Kealakekua died Feb. 5 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a bus driver for Jack’s Tours and a bouncer at the former Kona Lagoon Hotel. He also worked at A.C.’s Restaurant. Visitation 9 a.m. March 26 at the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, Honokohau Harbor. Memorial service at 11 a.m., luncheon to follow. Casual attire, no flowers. Survived by his companion, Danette Rennoe of Kealakekua; parents, Leonard and Butchie Angay of Kailua-Kona; brother, Mark (Keala) Angay of Kapolei, Oahu; sisters, Leonora (Chris) Cho and Lana Angay of Kailua-Kona and Lynn Angay of Maui; four nieces, one nephew and two grandnieces; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 17 2016 - 1:30am

    Gustav Grassi, 82, of Kailua-Kona died March 11 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Romania, he was a machinist and oil rig worker. Private services planned. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by son, Harvey (Molly) Grassi of Hot Springs, Ark.; daughter, Annelies (David) Robison of Ivins, Utah; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

  • Posted: Mar 16 2016 - 1:30am

    Maureen Brown, 82, of Waikoloa died March 11 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Yorkshire, England, she was a retired secretary for the World Health Organization in Geneva, member of Annunciation Parish of Puako, Red Hat Society and Waikoloa Women’s Golf Club, and Waikoloa Bookmobile volunteer. Private services. Memorial donations to Annunciation Parish, 69-1789 Puako Beach Drive No. 77, Puako, HI 96738. Survived by daughters, Deborah (Brian) Bartle of California and Elizabeth Brown of North Carolina; son, Robert (Nancy Adams) Brown of New York; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Mar 15 2016 - 1:30am

    William “Billy” Jay Jossy, 30, of Kailua-Kona, died March 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Long Beach, Calif., he was a construction industry tradesman. Scattering of ashes 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 19) at Napoopoo pier. Refreshments to follow at the family’s Napoopoo beach house. For info, call 328-9982 or 990-5310. Survived by companion, Rebecca Pacheco; son, Rainen Jossy of Kailua-Kona; hanai daughter, Ariel Wong Yuen of Kailua-Kona; mother, Souphiep (Charlie Camacho) Souen of Kailua-Kona; father, Steven Jossy of Kailua-Kona; sister, Souphon (Mab) Chan of Denver; grandmother, Carol Jossy of Kailua Kona; aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece and nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Mar 14 2016 - 1:30am

    Leatrice Leinaala Silva, 71, of Pahala died Feb. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, she was retired from Laupahoehoe Transportation Company and a member of Naalehu Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Memorial talk 1 p.m. Saturday (March 19) at Naalehu Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Urn committal at Naalehu Community Cemetery; luncheon at Punaluu Beach Park. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Howard Silva of Pahala; hanai daughters, Lono (Ray) Leota, Heanu Grace, and Alohi Kaupu-Grace of Pahala; brother, Raymond Silva of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Harriet Silva of Hilo, Edna Silva of Laupahoehoe; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.