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  • Posted: May 1 2016 - 1:00am

    Josephine “Aunty J” Yolanda Hulihee Alapai, 86, of Milolii and Kailua-Kona, died April 25 at home. Born in Hianalole, she was a retired attendant for King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, homemaker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation and all-night vigil, Thursday, May 5, at her home, 74-5157 Puuolokaa Place, Kailua-Kona. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Friday, May 6, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona Stake Center in Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Luncheon and fellowship at the church’s cultural hall. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Robert (Sharon) Alapai of Hilo, James (Trina) Alapai, Patrick (Lovelyn) Alapai and Hiram (Corina) Alapai, of Kalaoa, Kona, Joseph Alapai and Derrick (Megan) Alapai of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Maile (Bruce) Goold of Las Vegas, Cindy (David) Kaulia and Seraphine Kaulia-Alapai Salazar of Kailua-Kona, Cynthia (Pancho) Johnson of Milolii, Nani (Isaac) Hoohuli of Kealia; brother, Kazuo Fukumitsu of Lanihau; 45 grandchildren and 62 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 29 2016 - 1:30am

    Christopher Cantu Allen, 54, of Kailua-Kona died April 25. Born in Clovis, N.M., he was a finish carpenter, U.S. Navy veteran, member of Hawaii Carpenters Union, Kona Orchid Society, American Pool Association and volunteered giving horseback rides to handicapped children. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-noon Saturday (April 30) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kailua-Kona. Reception potluck to follow at home. No flowers; memorial donations to Horsemanship of Hawaii, 73-1417 Kahakea Place, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by father, Carl Allen of Arizona; mother, Amanda Moore of Arizona; brothers C.J. Allen Jr., Billy, Johnny and Danny of Arizona; sister, Becky of Arizona. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 28 2016 - 1:30am

    Lillian Nani “Lani” Larita, 72, of Hilo died April 20. Born in Puna, she was a homemaker and member of Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale Senior Citizens Club and Alu Like’s Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna Program. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday (May 3) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Aloha or casual attire. Survived by son, Cristoto “Chris” Larita Jr.; brothers, Gilbert Keliihoomalu and Albert Keliihoomalu; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 1:30am

    Ian Pierce Haight, 53, of Kihei, Maui, formerly of Waimea, died April 9 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday (April 30) at Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea. Survived by his parents, Suzanne and Warren Haight; son, Spencer H.B. Haight; daughter, Mariah L.L. Haight; sister, Paula Haight; nieces and nephews.

  • Posted: Apr 26 2016 - 1:30am

    Lyle Earl Hood, 83, of Hawi died April 13 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Paia, Maui he was a retired mechanical engineer for C. Brewer and Co. Sugar and Bumble Bee Seafoods, member of Kalahikiola Congregational Church, past treasurer and member of the Kohala Senior Citizens, a 31st Degree Mason and past lodge master at Golden Trowel Masonic Lodge in Norwalk, Calif. and U.S. Coast Guard veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (April 30) at Kalahikiola Congregational Church in Kapaau. Celebration of life will take place at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Survived by wife, Eileen Hood of Hawi; son, Steven (Carol) Hood of Hawi; brother, Dale (Teresa) Hood of Oahu; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 24 2016 - 1:30am

    John Kawaihakulani “Bubull” Kalani Sr., 67, of Hilo, formerly of Pahala, died March 25 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired welder for the former Ka‘u Sugar Co., former resident manager of the Country Club Hotel, co-chair of the Punalu‘u Makahiki, security for the Pahala Christmas Parade and a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday (April 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service 9 a.m. Saturday (April 30) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Christine Kalani of Hilo; Son, John K. (Deanine) Kalani Jr.; daughters, Chantelle Kalani and Starlette Kalani of Hilo; hanai son, Shayden Requelman Kalani; godson, Gabriel P.S. Young of Pahala; goddaughter, Natasha Almazon of Waipuna, Maui; mother-in-law, Jeanette Aguiar-Vierra of Pahoa; brother, Ernest (Gail) Kalani of Pahala; sisters, Leilani Aldaya and Maryjane (Raymond) Ballio of Pahala, Kalei (Richard) Clay of Las Vegas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2016 - 1:30am

    Hilario Cacho Cabanting, 94, of Hilo died April 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he was a retired planting machine operator for the former Puna Sugar Co. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Friday (April 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Virginia Cabanting of Hilo; daughter, Carmela (Stephen) Flett of Salem, Ore.; sons, Edwin Cabanting of Hilo, Larry (Cindy) Cabanting of Beaverton, Ore., and Tommy (Peni) Cabanting of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Alfredo (Leonila) Cabanting of Hawaiian Paradise Park; six grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 22 2016 - 1:31am

    Douglas “Toki” Nakata Sr., 72, of Haina, Honokaa, died April 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Haina, he was a retired boiler controller for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. Visitation 11-11:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 27) at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Michelle Rodrigues of Haina; brother, Sidney “Sumo” Nakata of Paauhau; son, Douglas “Toki Boy” Nakata Jr. of Paauhau; stepson, Ryler “Sam” Hall of Waimea; stepdaughter, Ashley Hall of Honokaa; one granddaughter and two stepgrandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 21 2016 - 1:30am

    Alfred James “Freddie” “Papa Freddie” Alameida, 75, of Honokaa died April 14 at home. Born in Ahualoa, he was a retired pipe layer for Willocks Construction, journeyman steelworker for Hawaiian Dredging, Army National Guard veteran, former Hawaii champion bull rider and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Hawaii Saddle Club, Hawaii Rodeo Association and Hamakua Senior Softball League. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Our Lady or Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, David (Dorothy) Gabriel of Oregon, Bully (Karla) Gabriel of Kalopa, Donny (Noreen) Gabriel of Ainaloa and Derek (Sophia) Gabriel of Kukaiau; daughters, Deborah (Derrick Bihag) Gabriel of Pahoa, Cookie (Clarence) Vick of North Carolina and Donnalen Gabriel of Hilo; brothers, Joseph (Gay) Alameda of Kailua-Kona and Richard Perreira of Ahualoa; sisters, Lovina (Bob) Carvalho of Pahoa and Alice Obina of Ahualoa; sisters-in-law, Joyce Branco and Patricia Branco of Hilo; 24 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Apr 20 2016 - 1:30am

    Cansio Acol, 85, of Kealakekua died April 15 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, he was a retired manager for Realty Finance, member of the Kona Lions Club and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (April 23) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holualoa. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Survived by wife, Shirley Acol of Kealakekua; sons, Patrick Acol of Seattle, Jeffrey (Jessica) Acol of Naples, Fla., Steven (Luana) Macomber of Kailua-Kona and Edwin D. Macomber Jr. of Kurtistown; daughter, Cheryl L. “Pua” (Dean) Kaahanui of Waimea; sisters, Avelina Alcain of Honaunau, Octavia (Kenneth) Muraoka and Olivia Sasada of Kailua-Kona, Judith (Morris Ota) DeMello of Holualoa; brothers, Juniom (Vivian) Acol of California and James Acol Sr. of Kailua-Kona; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 19 2016 - 1:30am

    Sam Isami Ishigo, 77, of Honomu died April 12 in Hilo. Born in Honomu, he was a licensed real estate broker and owner of Pacific Pan Properties, Ishigo Store and Bakery, founded the Ninway Martial Arts Academy and served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Services held. Survived by wife, Jeanette Ishigo of Honomu; children, Rhonda Selner of Phoenix, Kelly Ishigo of San Francisco, Aaron (Amanda) Ishigo of Honomu and Darlene (Andy) Ishigo-Lutz of Oakland, Calif.; brothers, David (Winnie) Ishigo, Harold (Donna) Ishigo and Thomas (Ellen) Ishigo of Honolulu, Dennis (Sheila) Ishigo of Hilo; sister, Jean (Wayne) Suzuki of San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 18 2016 - 1:30am

    Harry Yoshio Onouye, 74, of Hilo died April 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the Hawaii County Fire Department, a U.S. Army veteran, hunter and fitness enthusiast. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday (April 23) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Kaaren Onouye of Hilo; daughters, Shaun (Randall) Ikeda of Orange, Calif., and Teri (Mako) Yoshitake of Sierra Madre, Calif.; brothers, Ronald (Marie) Onouye of Kurtistown and Donn Onouye of Hilo; sister, Marsha (Danny) Kayano of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Lawrence (Beatrice) Miyasato of Hilo and Myles (Debbie) Miyasato of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Linda (Clifford) Wilson of Garden Grove, Calif.; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 17 2016 - 1:30am

    Patricia Ann Fay, 75, of Keaau died March 30 at home. Born in Cheyenne, Wyo., she was co-proprietor of Ala Kai Bed & Breakfast and a retired registered nurse. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday (April 23) at Ala Kai Bed & Breakfast. Casual attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Ann (Jeffrey Cunningham) Fay of Scituate, Mass.; son, Christopher (Raquel) Fay of Boulder, Colo.; brother, William (Amy) Peterson of La Quinta, Calif.; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

  • Posted: Apr 16 2016 - 1:30am

    Beatrice Keonaona Cho (Madawi), 81, of Honaunau died March 28 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honaunau, she was a housekeeper and front desk clerk at the King Kamehameha Hotel, co-owner of H. Cho Enterprises, master lei designer and owner of Cho’s Lei Stand at Kona International Airport, plumeria and carnation farmer and member of Saint Benedict’s Catholic Church. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday (April 22) at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Service at 7 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at Henry Cho Jr.’s home. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at the church. Mass at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire. Condolences to P.O. Box 314, Honaunau, HI 96726. Survived by sons, Donovan (Roberta) Cho, Henry (Gayle) Cho Jr. and Wesley Cho of Honaunau; hanai sons, Donald Sasaki of Kainaliu, Herring Kalua of Hilo and Warren and Dewey Matsumoto of Kalaoa; daughters, Sharilyn Dumaguin, Karen (Charles) Nahale and Joycelyn (Daryl) Willingham of Honaunau; hanai daughter, Dee Ono of Captain Cook; brothers, Clifford (Annette) Madawi of Honalo, Michael (Julie) Madawi of Florida and Glenn (Beverley) Madawi of Washington; sister Barbara Jane Madawi of Kealakehe; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 15 2016 - 1:30am

    Sonja Kimiko Corpus, 77, of Kailua-Kona died March 1 at home. Born in Honaunau, she was a housewife, member of the Teacher’s Bowling League, Kona Seniors Bowling League, Parks and Recreation Bowling League, and volunteer for the Office of Aging. Graveside services 9 a.m. Friday, April 22, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Dennis (U‘i) Corpus and Koa (Shiho) Corpus of Kailua-Kona, Keala (Carlene) Corpus of Long Beach, Calif., Eric (Maria) Corpus of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter, Stephanie Cronk of Kapolei, Oahu; sister, Denette Sonoda of Captain Cook; brother, Noble (Joanne) Sonoda of Captain Cook; sister-in-law, Linda Sonoda of Mojave, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.