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  • Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 12:05am

    Edna Carson, 94, of Hilo died Sept. 9 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in North Dakota, she was a waitress and loved cooking, gardening, cats and practicing tai chi. Celebration of life early next year. Survived by sons, Tom Carson of Hilo and Richard Schuldheisz of Arkansas; five grandchildren.

  • Posted: Oct 11 2016 - 12:05am

    Masashige Akamine, 93, of Hilo died Sept. 26 at the Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired real estate developer, co-owner of the former Hilo Food Town Supermarket, member of Hilo Meishoin Mission and Hui Okinawa. Private services held. No flowers; no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Kimiko Akamine of Hilo; son, Howard (Doreen) Akamine of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughters, Dayle (Keith) Nishimura of Mililani, Oahu, Janice (Russell Ono) Akamine of Honolulu, Margaret (Allan) Yokoyama of Mililani; brother, Baldwin (Dorothy) Akamine of Honolulu; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 10 2016 - 2:23pm

    Princess Cynthia Rahim Charles, 65, of Mountain View died Aug. 17 at home. Born in New York City, she was a nurse, hairdresser and animal lover who acted like royalty and loved the color purple. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by mother, Mary L. Charles of Hilo; son, Kenneth (Lynn Elsman) Fujisaki of Oahu; two granddaughters. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 10 2016 - 12:05am

    Douglas Peter Carvalho, 75, of Pahoa died Jan. 2 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a landscaper and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services held. Survived by wife, Terrie Carvalho of Pahoa; sons, Ronson Carvalho and Jayboy Reyes of Pahoa, Dustin (Tash Bondallion) of Pepeekeo, Iremiah Reyes of Honolulu; daughters, Monica Carvalho of Pahoa, Jayleen (Chase Belaski) Reyes of Mountain View, Jayann (Ekahi Mejia) Reyes of Waiakea Uka and Tammy Carvalho Pocock of Honolulu; sisters, Burna Carvalho and Shirley Barboza of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 9 2016 - 12:05am

    Abraham “Dong” Antonio, 93, of Papaikou died Sept. 19 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, he was a retired cane truck driver for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., worked for the former Flintkote Company, Canec Division, and was a member of Immaculate Heart Mary Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 15) at Immaculate Heart Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Alae Cemetery, section H, row E, plot 26. Survived by son, Arnold Antonio of Papaikou; daughters, Rosanna (Thomas) Figueira and Colleen (Wallace Kawakone) Antonio of Papaikou, Faith Shin of Hilo; sister, Alba of Keaau; sister-in-law, Vicky Trinidad of Ewa Beach, Oahu; 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 8 2016 - 12:05am

    Henry Edward de la Cruz, 63, of Hilo died Sept. 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran awarded the Purple Heart and member of Hale ‘Oluea Clubhouse. Memorial service 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 12) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 522 Ponahawai St., Hilo. Visitation to follow. Noon urn burial at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by mother, Frances de la Cruz of Honolulu; brother, Michael de la Cruz of Honolulu; sister, Francine Chai of Honolulu. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

  • Posted: Oct 7 2016 - 12:05am

    Patricia “Paddy” Hunamaikalani Wagner Hoapili-Brown, 79, of Hilo, formerly of Lahaina, Maui, died Oct. 1 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker, usher for the former Consolidated Theaters, Konawaena High School alumna and member of Kona Kai Opua, Alu Like and Hui Malama. Services held. Survived by sons, Francis L. Brown Jr. of Hilo, Taurean K. (Marlene) Brown of Lahaina and Vincent K.C. (Hanalei Gomes) Ngaden of Keaau; daughters, Eileen H. (Ku‘ulei Sorcey) Brown of Hilo, Joanne K. (Robert Aguiar) Brown and Ululani C. (Alejandro Ayala) Brown of Lahaina, June L. (Vincent) Ngaden and Kristine L. Ngaden of Keaau; hanai daughter, Susan Damo of Hilo; stepmother, Harriett Wagner of Lahaina; stepbrothers, Leeroy Wagner, Vernon (Debbie) Wagner and Aaron (Jamie) Wagner of Lahaina; stepsister, Joanne Phillips of Lahaina; sister-in-law, Beverly Wagner of Kona; grandchildren and a great-grandson; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 6 2016 - 12:05am

    Zane Zenji Fujimoto, 88, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 19 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a heavy equipment mechanic for J.M. Tanaka Construction Co., coffee and macadamia nut farmer, member of Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and Kailua Shita Kumiai, and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Nancy Fujimoto of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Joni (Cy) Otsuka of Peoria, Ariz.; sons, Ernie Fujimoto of Lake Forest, Calif., and Curt (June) Fujimoto of Kailua-Kona; hanai son, Allen (Carol) Asada of Riverside, Calif.; brothers, Frank (Jean) Fujimoto of Honolulu and Larry (Lillian) Fujimoto of California; sister, Amy Matsuzawa of California; sister-in-law, Daisy Fujimoto of Honolulu; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 12:05am

    Trinidad “Trining” Tubadeza Arias, 96, of Papaaloa died Oct. 2 at home. Born in Dolores, Abra, the Philippines, he was a retired seed “pulapula” truck driver for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., former newspaper delivery person for the Tribune-Herald, Hawaii Army National Guard veteran and an honored Sakada on Sakada Day, Dec. 20, 2015. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Friday (Oct. 7) at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Laupahoehoe. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Mercedes Arias of Papaaloa; daughter, Arlene (Joseph) Sardo of Binbrook, Ontario, Canada; sons, Arnel (Betty Jean) Arias of Waikoloa and Ardell (Jodi) Arias of Papaaloa; sisters-in-law, Lapaz “Pacita” (Fred) Manglallan of Papaaloa, Angela “Lita” (Ben) Flores of Waimea, Leoncia “Ising” Belen of Honolulu and Josefina Arias of Hilo; brother-in-law, Romulo “Mulong” (Tessie) Belen of Papaaloa; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 4 2016 - 11:21am

    Hattie Monseratta Vargas Colis, 91, of Hilo died Sept. 19 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kukuihaele, she was a retired cook for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. and member of New Hope Hilo Hawaii. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 5) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Urn committal to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Hattie “Bonnie” (Lou) Rehwinkel of Wisconsin, Louisa (Verl) Standford of Anaheim, Calif., Patsy (Ed) Santos of Honolulu and Geraldine “Gerrie” Correa (George) Oshima of Hilo; sons, William “Rocky” (Jane) Vargas and Scotty (Pat) Vargas of Hilo; sisters, Lillian (Jim) Roack of Tucson, Ariz., and Flo Bode of California; 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 4 2016 - 12:05am

    Perfecto “Dong” Paredes Carbonero, 56, of Hawaiian Paradise Park died Sept. 27. Born in Cebu City, the Philippines, he was an Arc of Pahoa client. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by brother, Adelo Carbonero of Hawaiian Paradise Park; sisters, Maria (Anthony) Kubera and Carol (Johnson) Kalawe of Pahoa; a niece, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

  • Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 12:05am

    Douglas Takao Hayashi, 74, of Hilo died Sept. 7 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired carpenter. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 9) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Ann Hayashi of Hilo, Jennifer (Kevin) Santo of Pearl City, Oahu, and Holly Hayashi of Honolulu; sister, Mineko (Donald) Takeuchi of Altadena, Calif.; brothers, Gary (Olga) Hayashi of Hilo and Rodney (Jeannie) Hayashi of Wailuku, Maui; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 1 2016 - 12:06am

    Bronwyn “Bro” “Aunty B.” Daniels, 70, of Volcano died Feb. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Detroit, she was a waiter at Volcano Golf Course and Country Club, member of the Coquistadors and Hawaii Community College graduate. Services held. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by brothers, David Michael (Nia) Fox of Mountain View and Michael David Fox of Volcano; nieces, nephews and an aunt.

  • Posted: Sep 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Mary Jane “Cookie” Fujiyama, 73, of Hilo died Sept. 23 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a housewife. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 6) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Solomon Fujiyama of Hilo; daughters, Denise (Jon Fukushima) Fujiyama of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Michele (Patrick) Fujiyama-Kalanikau of Maui; sons, Gregg Fujiyama and Solomon Fujiyama Jr. of Hilo; brother, Leroy Tacut of Hilo; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 29 2016 - 12:06am

    Michelle Barker, 60, of Pahoa died Sept. 10 at home. Born in Kansas, she was a computer website developer. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by companion, Patrick “Burke” Walsh; son, David Barker; daughter, Jessica Barker; brothers Samuel Apuna III and John Apuna; sisters, Melanie Denny and Melissa Apuna; father of her children, Alan Barker. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.