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  • Posted: Jan 30 2016 - 1:31am

    Carlos Albert Albuquerque, 61, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 26. Born in Santa Clara, Calif., he was a cabinetmaker. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by daughter, Jocelyn Weaver of Gearhart, Ore.; son, Jason Albuquerque of Sonora, Calif.; brothers, Phil Albuquerque and Timmy Albuquerque of Scotts Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 29 2016 - 1:31am

    Darrel Leroy Gibson, 51, of Keaau died Jan. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was self-employed. Private services at a later date. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Lynn Gibson of Keaau; sons, Kalike Domen of Keaau, Robert Gibson and Robert Souza of Wahiawa, Oahu; daughter, Cheryl (Brandon) Reeves of New Jersey and Kanoe Roddie of Pearl City, Oahu; brother, Raymond Mamea of Wahiawa; sisters, Lucinda (Aaron) Bustillos of Keaau, Duffy Gibson of Honolulu and Sophia Mamea of Wahiawa; 10 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 28 2016 - 1:30am

    Michael Arthur Bond, 66, of Pahoa died Jan. 20 at home. Born in Fall River, Mass., he was a retired mechanical quality engineer for the Naval Weapons Station in Corona, Calif., and a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam War. Private services. Survived by wife, Julia Bond of Pahoa; sons, Matthew (Liz) Bond of Riverside, Calif., Christopher (Cherie) Brandt of San Diego and Maxwell Glasheen of Tracy, Calif.; daughters, Megan Bond of Riverside and Amy Brown of Redlands, Calif.; sister, Eileen (George) Antonelli of Mebane, N.C.; 10 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 27 2016 - 1:31am

    Nephi Kahalewai Akina Jr., 41, of Hilo, formerly of Ewa Beach, Oahu, died Jan. 24 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake Center on Oahu. Service at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Online condolence: woolseymortuary.com. Survived by parents, Nephi and Debbie Akina of Hilo; sister, Michelle Ayala of Washington; brothers, Ryan “Pono” Akina and Shane “Ikaika” Akina of Washington; paternal grandmother, Dora K. Akina of Hauula, Oahu; maternal grandfather, Ralph Clay of California. Arrangements by Woolsey Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 26 2016 - 1:30am

    Eleanor Catherine Benedict, 86, of Keaau died Dec. 29. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired chef and baker for Kaneohe Elementary School. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 30) at Sure Foundation Church, 16-1592 Pohaku Circle, Keaau. Celebration of life service at 10 a.m. Refreshments to follow. Honolulu visitation 10-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St. Celebration of life service at 11 a.m. Lunch to follow. Burial at 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, 45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Ronald A. (Bobbie) Benedict of Mililani, Oahu, Darryl J. (Valerie) Benedict of Pearl City, Oahu, and Gary D. (Robin) Benedict of Keaau; sisters, Violet (Manuel) Nascimento and Jacquiline Gouveia of Waialua, Oahu; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 25 2016 - 1:30am

    Ellen Cho, 78, of Keauhou Mauka died Jan. 16 at the Community Hospital. Born in Hookena, she retired as a waitress for Royal Kona and worked for King Kam and Ocean View and was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Captain Cook. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 31). Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Lunch and fellowship to follow at Yano Hall. For info, visit ballardfamilymortuaries.com or call 322-2986. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by children, Valerie Cho and Stanford Cho, of Keauhou Mauka, Warren Cho, of Hookena; brother, Louis Alani of Hookena; sister, Lucy (Donald) Oliveros of Captain Cook; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 24 2016 - 1:30am

    Dolores Quimoyog Aurelio, 79, of Pahala died Jan. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a macadamia nut harvester and member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 30) at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pahala. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial in the church cemetery. Survived by sons, Edgar (Imelda) Aurelio and Robert (Elizabeth) Aurelio of Pahala, Cesar (Adora) Aurelio of Honolulu; stepson, Jerry Aurelio of the Philippines; daughters, Delia Aguinaldo, Luida (Ferman) Susa and Amelia (Ferdinand) Capuz of Honolulu, Lilybeth (Florentino) Orcino of Pahala; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Aurelio of Hilo; sister, Victoria (Rocky) Arios of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Inocencia Quimoyog and Dionicia Quimoyog of Honolulu; 22 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 23 2016 - 1:30am

    Yaeko Bolos, 82, of Hilo died Jan. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Manchuria, she was a homemaker and member of GGG, AJA, Reed’s Bay and Lehua golf clubs. Services held. Survived by sons, Dell (Dina) Bolos of Hilo and Gary (Teri) Bolos of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Misuzu Yoshizawa of Japan; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 22 2016 - 1:31am

    Irie Hiapohokumakamae Emma-Gene Akemi Auwae, 4 months, of Kurtistown died Jan. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 27) at New Hope Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by, mother, Kuumelemakamae Auwae; father, Jerry W.K. Kahooilihala Jr.; grandparents, Ronald Auwae Jr. and Iris Auwae, Bethany Guyer and Jerry W.K. Kahooilihala Sr.; great-grandparents, Craig (Hannah) Hara, Ronald (Judy) Auwae Sr., Nalani (Lloyd) Longakit, Jerry A. Kahooilihala and Linda Kahooilihala; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 21 2016 - 1:31am

    Ellen Cho, 78, of Keauhou Mauka died Jan. 16 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hookena, she was a waitress for King Kam, Ocean View and retired from Royal Kona, and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Captain Cook. Lunch and fellowship to follow at Yano Hall. For information, visit www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com or call 322-2986. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by children, Valerie Cho and Stanford Cho of Keauhou Mauka, Warren (Tammy) Cho of Hookena; brother, Louis Alani of Hookena; sister, Lucy (Donald) Oliveros of Captain Cook; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 20 2016 - 1:30am

    Mabel Haruko Narahara Ichishita, 88, of Honolulu died Dec. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was an employee of the former Kona Laundry and Dry Cleaning and Island Sea Shells, Alfred Shaheen and The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, and member of Kumamoto Kenjin Kai and Fukuoka Kenjin Kai. Services held. Survived by sons, Dale Ichishita of Honolulu and Paul Ichishita of Honolulu, Roy (Shirley) Ichishita of New Jersey; daughters, Naomi (Walter) Wipf of Honolulu and Laura (Daniel) Teruya of Honalo; brothers, Walter (Helen) Narahara and Harold (Fumiyo) Narahara of Honolulu, Herbert (Sonoe) Narahara of California; sister, Laura Akama of Honolulu; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 19 2016 - 1:30am

    Rose Abran, 77, of Honokaa died Jan. 14. She was born in Haina. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 23) at Honokaa United Methodist Church. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Condolences to P.O. Box 487, Honokaa, HI 96727. Survived by brothers, Robert “Bobby” (Sharon) Abran of Honokaa, Douglas Abran of Lawai, Kauai, and Ronald “Ronnie” (Valarie) Abran of Kapulena; sisters, Frances (Peter) Alpiche and Suzanne Tamashiro of Honokaa, Shirley Kirkwood of Fairfield, Ill., Dolores (Bill) Sharp of Spokane, Wash., Virginia “Ginny” (Ralph) Kaneao of Waikoloa, Attie (Randy) Millare of Captain Cook; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 18 2016 - 1:30am

    Hanako Arai, 89, of Hilo died Jan. 8 at home. Born in Hakalau, she was a retired school custodian, homemaker and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Fujinkai. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Toichi Arai of Hilo; son, Reginald (Patricia) Arai of Hilo; daughters, JoAnn (Alan) Koga of Waimea, Shirley Arai and Audrey (Thomas) Tanouye of Hilo, Charlene (Ashley) Oshima of Makakilo, Oahu; brother, Haruo (Joyce) Meguro of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Shimomi Araujo and Mildred Arai of Hilo; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 17 2016 - 1:30am

    Andrew Arthur Akau Sr., 69, of Waimea and Waikoloa died Dec. 26 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Puukapu, Waimea, he was retired from Operating Engineer Local 3, a member of Imiola Congregational Church, Kahea O Ka Ahiu Hunting Club and Hawaiian Civic Club, president of Hui Ohana O Akau and active in Waimea and West Hawaii youth sports programs. Visitation 8-11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 23) at Imiola Congregational Church. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Urn committal to follow in the church cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Sandy Tabayunda of Waikoloa; sons, Andrew (Raeann) Akau Jr. of Waimea, Walter Aniban, Tani Tabayunda and Randy (Chanel) Tabayunda of Waikoloa, Richard Aniban of California; daughter, Daida Akau of Waimea; sister, Janet Stevens of Waimea; brothers, Apitai (Julie) Akau Jr. of Hilo and Alex Akau of Waimea; 11 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 16 2016 - 1:30am

    Judith “Pazo” Ann Carvalho, 77, of Pahoa, formerly of Honolulu, died Jan. 7 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired Honolulu city bus driver. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday (Jan. 22) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Benjamin (Lehua Aana) Carvalho of Hilo and Kurt Carvalho of Pahoa; daughters, Lisa Kealoha of Honolulu and Jo-Ann Carvalho of Pahoa; daughter-in-law, Marilou Carvalho of Pahoa; sisters, Josephine (Dennis) Yamanaka of Honolulu, Edwina Venhauizen of Hilo, Gloria (Tom) Resmondo of Alabama and Mini Bicoy of Pahoa; brothers, Manuel (Marlene) Faustina of Honolulu and Joseph (Trina) Faustina of Tennessee; 12 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.