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  • Posted: Feb 7 2017 - 12:05am

    Sofia Lorenzo Bumanglag, 86, of Hilo died Jan. 13 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Laoag City, the Philippines, she was a retired teacher at Pahoa Elementary, Intermediate and High schools and member of the First United Protestant Church-United Church of Christ. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 12) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 5 p.m. Burial at 9 a.m. Monday (Feb. 13) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, June (Darren) Dela Cruz of Hilo; hanai daughter, Rosalind (Froilan) Queja of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Lucena Bumanglag of Quezon City, the Philippines; brother, Filmore (Melecia) Lorenzo of Papaikou; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 5 2017 - 12:05am

    Audrey Manaalii Yoshiko Aiu, 53, of Waimea died Jan. 15 at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Hilo, she was a Waimea Elementary School teacher and member of Hula Halau O Kealaonamaupua. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 11) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Thomas Aiu Sr.; sons, Thomas (Clarissa Pang) Aiu-Horie Jr. and Kaimi (Jessinie Akui) Aiu-Horie; daughters, Tiare (Peter) Hickman, Nae (Jordan) Alsip and Katia Aiu-Horie; mother, Emelia Horie; brother, Jeffrey Horie; sister, Annette Horie; 23 grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.

  • Posted: Feb 4 2017 - 12:05am

    Henry G. Boreliz, 61, of Hilo died Jan. 7. He was born in Hilo. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Glad Tidings Church, 113 Kuawa St. in Hilo. Celebration of life service at 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Diana Boreliz; sons, Shane (Cat Molina) Boreliz and Henry Gordon (Edeen Asuncion) Acia; daughters, Ashley (Mark Kaai) Boreliz and Christy (Rayce) Kaaua; brothers, Frank Boreliz, Augustine Chavaria and Manuel Chavaria; sisters, Bernice Ongais and Harriet Muntz; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 3 2017 - 12:05am

    James Bruce Copeland, Jr., 53, of Pepeekeo died Jan. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a member of First Assembly of God in Pepeekeo. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by brothers, Gerald Copeland of Pepeekeo and Guy Copeland of Honolulu; sister, Kelly Copeland of Honolulu; uncles, aunts nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

  • Posted: Feb 2 2017 - 12:05am

    Hazel (Paiva) Langsi, 87, of Hilo died Jan. 18 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hakalau, she was a retired caregiver and member of Living Waters Assembly of God. Private services held. Survived by sons, Albert (Sharon) Langsi Jr. of Honaunau, Leabert (Donna) Langsi of Keaau; hanai son, Eric (Ann) Ishihara of Hilo; sisters, Genevieve Nishi and Eleanor Segobia of Hilo; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 1 2017 - 12:05am

    William Edward Smith, 71, of Volcano died Nov. 23 at home. Born in Pittsburgh, he was a retired district court judge. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Wade Park of Volcano; son, Walter Andrew (Toni) Smith of Baltimore; brothers, Gary Smith and Michael Smith of Honolulu; hanai mother, Mary Kastner of Torrington, Wyo.; hanai sister, Susan Smith of Torrington; one grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 31 2017 - 12:05am

    Richard Francis Boom, 84, of Pahoa died Jan. 21 at home. Born in South Dakota, he was an HVAC sales representative at his brother’s heating company, U.S. Navy Korean War veteran, member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3830, hunter, fisherman and chicken farmer. Celebration of life 6 p.m. Friday (Feb. 3) at VFW Post 3830 in Pahoa. Survived by son, Gary Boom of Gresham, Ore.; daughter, Laurie Holliday of Newberg, Ore.; hanai daughter, Robin Kloda of Pahoa; brother, Gene Boom of Aurora, Ore.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 30 2017 - 12:05am

    Benjamin “Benny” Rivera, 57, of Kohala died Jan. 3 at home. Born in Kohala, he was a former state parks caretaker, former kitchen utility/groundskeeper for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, skilled mechanic, hunter and fisherman. Celebration of life 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 18, at Keokea Beach Park in North Kohala. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Hailama-Ana Rivera of Kohala; daughter, Melissa (Carlo Fudolig) Sugata of Las Vegas; sons, Conrad Rivera, Dayton Rivera and Dwight (Cherrylynn) Rivera of Kohala; hanai daughter, Ronalyn (Jordan “Jr.” Alejandro) Cazimero Alejandro of Kohala; brothers, George (Susan) Oliva of Waikoloa, Antonio (Della) Rivera Jr. and Franklin Rivera of Kohala, James “Jimmy” (Sheila) Oliva of Florida; sister, Brenda Cazimero of Kohala; 12 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 29 2017 - 12:05am

    Mitoyo “Ethel” Kamimura, 91, of Mountain View died Jan. 22 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Mountain View, she was a homemaker, retired flower grower, seamstress, member of Puna Hongwanji Mission and various senior bowling leagues. Friends can call 3-4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 4) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Russell (Shirley Ann) Kamimura of Mililani, Oahu, Garret (Patricia) Kamimura of Burlington, Wash., David (Joyce) Kamimura of Pearl City, Oahu, Wesley (Jan) Kamimura of Mountain View; sister-in-law, Mary Yamada of Hilo; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 28 2017 - 12:05am

    Violet Moniz Alfonso, 95, of Honokaa died Jan. 22 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Private service. Survived by sons, Ernest J. Alfonso Jr. and Robert (Paula) Alfonso of Kalopa, Rodney L. (Rose Marie) Alfonso of Honokaa; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 27 2017 - 12:05am

    Elizabeth Choon Ok Deiter, 84, of Hilo died Jan. 19 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Lanai City, Lanai, she was a retired licensed practical nurse. Private services. Survived by daughters, Diane Kane of Oahu, Terry Bell of Washington and Cheryl Miyose of Hilo; son, Sidney Remiticado of Oahu; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 26 2017 - 12:05am

    Larry Castro, 64, of Volcano died Jan. 14. He was a journeyman union roofer. Celebration of life services at 4 p.m. Friday (Jan. 27) at Hilo Missionary Church, 1044 Komohana St. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Mabel Castro of Glenwood; sons, Larry K. (Nivea) Castro of Oregon and Lawrence K. (Lucy) Castro of Keaau; brother, Roy (Samara) Castro of Glenwood; sisters, Linda Antolin of Volcano, Nora (Melvin) Ward of Hawaiian Beaches, Shirley (Larry) Staudinger of Hilo and Doris (Cisco) Maria of Ocean View; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 25 2017 - 12:05am

    Shane Elizabeth Ohumukini Aburamen, 54, of Hilo died Jan. 6 at home. Born in Dover, Del., she was the owner of Blane’s Drive Inn, Freddy’s Restaurant and Manono Mini Mart. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Devan (Angela Coltes) Aburamen of Hilo; daughter, Casey Aburamen of Hilo; father, Robert Saucerman of Hilo; sisters, Kelly (Ed) Glader of California and Erin Fernandez of Mountain View; mother-in-law, Betty Aburamen of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Phyllis (Kevin) Takei and Cathy (Lance) Miyasato of Hilo; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 24 2017 - 12:05am

    Kathleen Louise D’Amico, 64, of Waikoloa died Jan. 15 at home. Born in Fort Meade, Md., she taught in Hawaii for more than 40 years. Celebration of life 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 28) at Waikoloa Community Church, 68-3625 Paniolo Ave. in Waikoloa. Short service at 11 a.m. No viewing. Informal potluck will be held after the service. For more information, email the Rev. Deborah Knowles at revdebknows2@gmail.com. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Nicholas (Abbie) D’Amico of Waikoloa and Michael (Amanda) D’Amico of Roanoke, Va.; mother, Edna Logan of Waikoloa. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 23 2017 - 12:05am

    Yukie “Helen” Nagata, 98, of Honolulu died Jan. 2 at Kuakini Medical Center in Honolulu. Services held. Born in Ninole, she was a Survived by son, Norman (Jane) Nagata of Honolulu; daughters, Elaine (Chester) Shim and Sharon (Wallace) Yamada of Honolulu, Judy (Jim) Liao, of Waianae Oahu; brother, Kunio (Helen) Hiramoto of Kailua, Oahu; sisters, Patricia Nishita of Honolulu and Rita Chang of San Jose, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.