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  • Posted: May 14 2016 - 12:30am

    Mervin Louis Kahumoku Jr., 62, of Kailua-Kona died May 11 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was fire chief at Keahole International Airport in Kona, a U.S. Air Force veteran, musician and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 8-11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 75-230 Kalani St., Kailua-Kona. Services 11 a.m.-noon. Burial 9 a.m. Monday, May 23, at West Hawaii Veteran’s Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife Emmajean; sons, Willie (Natalie) Kahumoku of Reno, Nev., Mervin (Aisling) Kahumoku III of Logan, Utah, and Duke (Kathryn) Kahumoku of Anchorage, Alaska; daughters, Kahealani (Jonathan) Tomberlin of Suwanee, Ga., Keiki (Chris) Patricoski of Nokomis, Fla., Lahela (Byron) Hatley of Palmer, Alaska, and Puanani (Herb) Weichert of Valdez, Alaska; brothers, Harrison “Taza” (Herberlene) Kahumoku of Kaneohe, Oahu, Van Dewey “Joe” (Pattie) Kahumoku, Makana Kahumoku and Kaulana Kahumoku of Honolulu; sisters, Lehua (Darrell) Travis, Leo (Allan) Nakoa, Li‘i Nae‘ole and Starlani Kahumoku of Honolulu; 20 grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

  • Posted: May 13 2016 - 12:30am

    Luciana “Lucing” Rivera Jose, 85, of Hilo died April 25 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Atok, Flora, Apayao, the Philippines, she was a self-employed guava and papaya farmer and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Tuesday (May 17) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Wednesday (May 18) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pahoa. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Angelo Jose of Hilo; sons, Victor (Debbie Tagalicod) Jose of Pahoa and Joel Jose of Pepeekeo; daughters, Erma (Rudy) Natividad and Bong (Irene Pasol) Rivera of Lihue, Kauai, Gemmalee (John) Arellano of Keaau, Judith (Lito) Acob of Hilo; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 12 2016 - 1:00am

    Clarence Manabu Fukunaga, 89, of Keaau died April 25 at a private care home in Keaau. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired heavy equipment mechanic for Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., U.S. Army retiree and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Carlton (Pauline) Fukunaga of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth “Liz” Quintal of Keaau; brother, Douglas (Sally) Fukunaga of Honolulu; five grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 11 2016 - 1:00am

    Hideshi “Dugan” Kinoshita, 91, of Hilo died April 30 at home. Born in Honomu, he was a retired diesel mechanic for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Shin Buddhist Temple, Hilo Hooganji Buddhist Temple, Hiroshima Kenjin Kai, Kumamoto Doshi Kai and an avid golfer. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Chiyono Kinoshita of Hilo; daughter, Beverly (Roger) Kinoshita-Patton of Las Vegas; son, Kyle (Laura) Kinoshita of San Marino, Calif.; brothers, Hitoshi Kinoshita of Pepeekeo, Hiroshi Robert (Ellen) Kinoshita of Hilo and Takeshi (Florence) Kinoshita of Honolulu; sisters, Chieko “Betty” Goya and Eileen Yaeko Taguma of Honolulu, Sueko “Suzie” (Alfred) Lee of Kailua, Oahu; four grandchildren; nephews, nieces, cousins, grandnephews and grandnieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 8 2016 - 1:00am

    Aubrey “Aubz” “Big Mama” Kuuipo Punini Namai Lilinoe Leilani Ahulau-Kaleo, 38, of Hilo died March 30 at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker, wife and mother, van driver for Roberts Hawaii, assistant manager at 7-Eleven Kilauea, security at the former Shooters night club, supporter of Eve &Eve Productions and member of Game On women’s softball team. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday (May 13) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday (May 14) at the chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Sancivee Ahulau-Kaleo of Hilo; sons, Patrick Kaualani Kawika (Hillary Campbell) Ahulau of Illinois, Jordan Lee Dawson of Washington state and Camdyn Jace “Fat Boi” Kua of Hilo; hanai son, Travis Lopes of Nanakuli, Oahu; daughters, Precious Ohashi, Cherish Ohashi and Trinity “Phats” Alconcel of Hilo; hanai daughters, Hiilani Iose-Nau and Fahina Iose-Nau of North Dakota; parents, Glennon and April Ahulau of Hilo; brothers, Clifton John (Kasey) Kua and Collins Ahulau of Hilo; sisters, Brianne Ahulau and Jessica (Aaron Tabarejo) Ahulau of Hilo; parents-in-law, Charlie and Vanita “Nene” Kaleo of Hilo; former spouse, Kaipo Hao of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 7 2016 - 1:00am

    Lillian K.S. Bautista, 86, of Honolulu, died April 30 at her residence. Born in South Kona, she was a retired self-employed accountant. Private services. Survived by husband, Raymond Bautista of Honolulu; sons, Edward (Sharon) Kim and Ryan Bautista of Honolulu; daughters, Lynette Kim of Honolulu and Raelyn (David) Space of Everett, Wash.; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary Inc. of Honolulu.

  • Posted: May 6 2016 - 1:00am

    William Leroy Dulaney, 86, of Hilo died March 18 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. He was a retired construction worker, member of Victory Chapel and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Graveside service noon Thursday (May 12) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by mainland family members. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 5 2016 - 1:00am

    Barbara Jean Mew Lang Haili, 63, of Pahoa died April 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, Hawaii. she was a retired manager for The Salvation Army’s Sally Shop in Hilo, and former bus driver for Ke‘eaiki Preschool. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Wednesday (May 11) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Walthum (Roxane) Haili Jr. and Chad (Chantelle) Haili of Pahoa, Sheldon (Marie) Haili of Hilo; daughter, Gerlyn (Louie) Solis of Pahoa; hanai daughters, Jodie Aiona of Hilo and Erica (Jeffrey) Menzsa of Mountain View; hanai mother, Sophie Aiona of Pahoa; brothers, Charles Aiona Jr. of Hilo and Edward (Anna) Aiona of Mountain View; sisters, Idalyn Isom of Louisville, Ky., and Ella (Orlando) Manuel of Hawaiian Paradise Park; hanai sisters, Laverne (Dean) Hess, Judy Aiona and Shawn Aiona of Pahoa; 19 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 4 2016 - 1:00am

    Charles “Charlie” Lindbergh Grace, 52, of Captain Cook died March 21 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kealakekua, he was a Hawaiian cultural practitioner and employed by Hawaii Pacific Parks Association as a cultural demonstrator at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, fisherman and member of Na Koa, Na Kalaiwa‘a, St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Kona Iki Trollers Fishing Club and Wee Guys Fishing. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Hano Grace’s home, 81-6308 Hawaii Belt Road in Captain Cook. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes Sunday, May 15, at Honaunau Bay. Casual attire; loose flowers welcome. Survived by confidante, Valerie Lowry of Kaohe; sisters, Cheryl (Tava Teikivaeoho) Taupu of Keei and Melanie Grace of Red Bluff, Calif.; hanai brothers, Len (Andi) Losalio of Kealakekua, William (Buggins) Haalilio of Kainaliu, Lot Hano (Theresa) Grace II of Captain Cook, Wallace (Linda) Hing and Kekai Hing of Honaunau; hanai sons, Scott (Amanda) Gaylord of Las Vegas, Rio Taupu of Keei, Todd (Jade) Gaylord of Cedar Creek, Ga., Collin Lowry of Honolulu and Len Losalio II of Kealakekua; hanai daughters, Helene Taupu of Keei, Olelomoana Losalio and Lilinoe Losalio of Kealakekua and Katie Lowry of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 3 2016 - 1:00am

    Melvin Castaneda, 71, of Hana, Maui, died April 29 at his daughter’s Hilo home. Born in Kapulena, he was a retired superintendent for Hawaiian Dredging Co., retired security guard at Kahului Airport on Maui, president of Royal Lanes’ Aloha Commercial League and East Maui Golf Club and member of Hawaii Carpenters Union Local 745, Pauuilo Community Athletic Association, Big Island Fil-Am Softball League and Statewide Umpire and Referee Association. Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Survived by daughters, Michele (Francis Naope) Castaneda of Hilo and Jennifer (Bruce) Gleason of Washington; hanai daughters, Makamae Smith of Maui and Christine Kaniho of Tennessee; sons, Keith Kaimana (Keala) Castaneda, of Kekaha, Kauai, and Craig (Ipo) Castaneda of Hana; brothers, Larry (Lisa) Castaneda of Honokaa and Michael (Karen) Castaneda of Oklahoma, 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: May 2 2016 - 1:00am

    Denny Wayne Ko, 49, of Washington state, died March 23. He was born in Hilo. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Celebration of life service at 6 p.m. No flowers; cremation to follow. Survived by mother, Yon Ha “Christine” Ko; father, Joseph “Bully” (Antonette “Toni”) Kaipo Jr.; sons, Mitchell Kaipo Ko and Riley Kaipo Ko; brothers, Joseph I. Kaipo III and Travis (Tricia) Santa-Isabel; sisters, Mechelle Kaipo and Jonette (Dennis) Figueroa Jr.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • 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.