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  • Posted: Sep 4 2016 - 12:05am

    Irineo Gumayagay Agustin, 77, of Keaau died Aug. 12 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a papaya farmer. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 10) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Service and final committal/ burial in the Philippines at later date. Survived by wife, Tomasa Agustin of Keaau; daughter, Vilma (Gilbert) Padamada of Keaau; daughter- in-law, Annaliza Agustin of Keaau; sisters, Victoria Cristobal and Faustina Agustin of the Philippines; seven grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 3 2016 - 12:05am

    Sadako Kaku, 95, of Hilo died Aug. 19 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Paukaa, she was a retired seamstress for the former Hilo Hospital and member of Hilo Meishoin Fujinkai and Kyodan, Hilo Yoshimizuko, Hilo Hospital Retirees Club, Fukuoka Kenjinkai and Niigata Kenjinkai. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Burial noon Monday, Sept. 12, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Melvin (Floy) Kaku of Aiea, Oahu, Gary (Cynthia) Kaku and Earl (Gail) Kaku of Hilo; brother, Toshio Honma of Hilo; sisters, Myra (Larry) Kadooka of Hilo and April (James) Apana of Wailuku, Maui; seven grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 2 2016 - 12:05am

    Terry Ann Avilla, 67, of Hilo died Aug. 22 at home. She was born in Honolulu. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by son, Paul (Gena) Avilla of Hilo; daughter, Donelle (Derek) Hong of Kapolei, Oahu; brothers, Davey (Robin Ha‘o-Avilla) Avilla of Kapolei and Bobby Avilla of Kaneohe, Oahu; grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 1 2016 - 12:06am

    Kinuyo “Kay” Matsumoto, 82, of Honolulu died Aug. 19 in Honolulu. She was born in North Kohala. Visitation 5:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary in Honolulu. Service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Roy; daughters, Jan Kitamori of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Sandi Burgon of Honolulu; sister, Toshiko Murakami of North Kohala; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 31 2016 - 12:05am

    Lorna Mae Ferreira, 71, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 17. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuary.com. Survived by son, Lionel Ferreira of Hilo; daughters, Laura (Edward) Esguerra, Lilia Bard of California, Jeannie Ferreira of Hilo; sisters, Charlotte Tapang and Barbara Jean Tapang; brothers, Raymond (Miyung), Eugene (Lilia) Tapang, Michael Tapang and Allen Tapang; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Dorothy Terumi Seki Ichikawa, 79, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 7 at home. Born in Imperial City, Calif., she was a retired educator. Private service at a later date. Survived by son, Colin Ichikawa of Long Beach, Calif.; daughter, Jeri Ichikawa of Seattle; companion, Alan Tabayoyon of Kailua-Kona; sister, Brenda Iiyama of Torrance, Calif.; brother, Yoichi Seki of Spokane, Wash.; three grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Aug 29 2016 - 12:05am

    Eleanor Reyes Cambra, 79, of Pahoa died Aug. 20 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by daughter, Nora (Kevin) Aranaydo of Pahoa; sister Dolores Liwai of Pahoa; sisters-in-law, Kathy Cambra of Oahu and Veronica Cambra of Michigan; brother in-law, Almo (Helen) Cambra of Idaho; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 28 2016 - 12:05am

    Manuel “Horse” “Elgato” Elizares Jr., 77, of Laupahoehoe died Aug. 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pohakea, Paauilo, he was a retired truck driver for the former Big Island Meat, worked for Puu Waa Waa Ranch and Parker Ranch, was the territory’s fastest miler on Honokaa High School’s class of 1957 track team, and member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Music Ministry, and Plantation Boyz music group. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 3) at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Papaaloa. Memorial Mass at 9:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Gail Elizares; son, Carson (Josie) Elizares; daughters, Roxanne (Andy) Levitt, Shawna (William) Jardine, Alison (Brian) Villasista, Sherry (Peter Pactol) Dias, Christine (Troy) Tabac, Rachael (Kirk Rapozo Sr.) Segawa, Lolly (Lowen Moses Sr.) Elizares, Shine (Eric) Carvalho and Cynthia Elizares; sister-in-law, Joyce Elizares; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Jerome William DuRuz, 90, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 24. Born in St. Louis, he owned a jewelry business and was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran serving aboard the USS LST 472 tank-landing ship. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Barbara; son, Jerome (Maryjo) DuRuz Jr. of Everett, Wash.; daughter, Lizabeth (Jerry) Metz of Marysville, Wash.; nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Destiny Kuuipo Leilani Alvarez-Torres, 14, of Kailua-Kona died July 20 at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. Born in Kealakekua, she was a student at Kealakehe Intermediate School. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 3) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kailua-Kona. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by mother, Amber (Kalani) Alvarez-Torres of Kailua-Kona; father, Brendan Ho of Maui; brothers, Kalani Alvarez Jr. of Kailua-Kona, Keaka Ho, Elijah Ho, and Noah Ho of Maui; sisters, Sasha Alvarez-Torres and Kayla Lorenzo-Alvarez of Kailua-Kona, Makyla Ho, Malia Ho and Te‘a Ho of Maui; maternal grandfather, Jeffrey Torres of Kailua-Kona; maternal grandparents, Vera and Ernest Alvarez of Ocean View; paternal grandmother, Dale Ho of Maui; hanai maternal grandparents, Vivian and Jerry Bonicelli of Kailua-Kona; one nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel, Redwood City, Calif.

  • Posted: Aug 25 2016 - 12:06am

    Ely Ramos Acierto, 93, of Keaau died Aug. 17 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Facility in Hilo. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a retired cane truck driver for the former Puna Sugar Co. and member of Keaau Heights Kumiai and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Monday (Aug. 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcomed. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Survived by wife, Estrella Acierto of Keaau; daughters, Amalia (Elroy Rapoza) Acierto and Stella (Lynol Waipa) Acierto of Keaau; sons, Edwin (Jeanette) Acierto of Keaau, Aldrin Acierto of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Rodney Acierto of Brooklyn, N.Y.; brother, Ricardo Acierto of Honolulu; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 24 2016 - 12:05am

    Takemori “Sonny” Ishiki, 87, of Kukuihaele died Aug. 5 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Kukuihaele, he was a retired supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., member of Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and former member of Hamakua Seniors softball team. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Yoshiko Ishiki of Kukuihaele; daughters, Ann Marcia Ishiki and Colleen Ishiki of Honolulu; son, Brian (Diane) Ishiki of Waikoloa; brother, Takeo Ishiki of Hilo; sisters, Kikue (Takeo) Toma of Honokaa, Doris (Ray) Zlomke of California and Shirley (Hisashi) Araki of Kaneohe, Oahu; brothers-in-law, Sumio Nakada of Maui and Haruto (Sadako) Nakada of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Yoneko (Frank) McNeil of Colorado; a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Alicia “Kullah” May Andres, 20, of Hilo died Aug. 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a member of Solid Rock Ministries in Kailua-Kona, S.R.M. Eagles Cheerleading, Kona Aerials Gymnastics and Pentecostal Discipleship in Puna. Visitation 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 27) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Dakota Andres-Suenishi of Hilo; parents, Arnel Andres of Hilo and January Andres of Hilo; brothers, AJ Andres of Kailua-Kona and Michael Halican of Hilo; grandfather, Arnold Andres of Hilo; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 21 2016 - 12:05am

    Gilbert G. Abalos, 78, of Mountain View died Aug. 5 at home. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired truck driver for T. Kaneshiro Store in Honokaa, U.S. Air Force veteran and member of The House Church in Hilo. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Saturday (Aug. 27) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at noon. Casual attire; no flowers Survived by daughters, Linda Andrade of Hilo, Judy (Clayton) Arruda of Kurtistown and Cindy (Paul) Andrade of Mountain View; sister, Dolly Best of Washington; brother, Wayne (Velma) Abalos of Hilo; brother-in-law, Eugene (Genny) Tavares of Honokaa; sister-in-law, Marie Benevides of Hilo; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 20 2016 - 12:05am

    Victor DuBray Jr., 80, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 16 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired concrete batchman for West Hawaii Concrete, Puuwaawaa Ranch hand, member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 745 and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Carmen DuBray of Kailua-Kona; son, Victor (Korrie) DuBray III of LaGrande, Ore.; daughters, Victoria DuBray of Kailua-Kona, Deborah Dutra of Waimea and Vanessa (David) Crawford of Kailua-Kona; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.