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  • Posted: Mar 16 2016 - 1:30am

    Maureen Brown, 82, of Waikoloa died March 11 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Yorkshire, England, she was a retired secretary for the World Health Organization in Geneva, member of Annunciation Parish of Puako, Red Hat Society and Waikoloa Women’s Golf Club, and Waikoloa Bookmobile volunteer. Private services. Memorial donations to Annunciation Parish, 69-1789 Puako Beach Drive No. 77, Puako, HI 96738. Survived by daughters, Deborah (Brian) Bartle of California and Elizabeth Brown of North Carolina; son, Robert (Nancy Adams) Brown of New York; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Mar 15 2016 - 1:30am

    William “Billy” Jay Jossy, 30, of Kailua-Kona, died March 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Long Beach, Calif., he was a construction industry tradesman. Scattering of ashes 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 19) at Napoopoo pier. Refreshments to follow at the family’s Napoopoo beach house. For info, call 328-9982 or 990-5310. Survived by companion, Rebecca Pacheco; son, Rainen Jossy of Kailua-Kona; hanai daughter, Ariel Wong Yuen of Kailua-Kona; mother, Souphiep (Charlie Camacho) Souen of Kailua-Kona; father, Steven Jossy of Kailua-Kona; sister, Souphon (Mab) Chan of Denver; grandmother, Carol Jossy of Kailua Kona; aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece and nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Mar 14 2016 - 1:30am

    Leatrice Leinaala Silva, 71, of Pahala died Feb. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, she was retired from Laupahoehoe Transportation Company and a member of Naalehu Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Memorial talk 1 p.m. Saturday (March 19) at Naalehu Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Urn committal at Naalehu Community Cemetery; luncheon at Punaluu Beach Park. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Howard Silva of Pahala; hanai daughters, Lono (Ray) Leota, Heanu Grace, and Alohi Kaupu-Grace of Pahala; brother, Raymond Silva of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Harriet Silva of Hilo, Edna Silva of Laupahoehoe; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 13 2016 - 1:30am

    Victoriano Bado Bautista, 88, of Hilo, formerly of Halaula, died Feb. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Sinait, the Philippines, he was a retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel cook and maintenance worker, general contractor and principal broker of Victor B. Bautista Realty, and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Visitation 6-7 p.m Friday (March 18) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation continues 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (March 19) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Hawi). Funeral mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Benjamin (Diane) Ricardos of Mililani, Oahu, Ben (Mary) Bautista of Keaau, Jose (Loke) Bautista of Hilo, Moses (Elizabeth) Bautista of Kohala and Lito (Jodi) Bautista of Mount Vernon, Wash.; daughter, Rose (Steven) Bautista-Bader of Hilo; brother, Alejandro (Corazon) Ingel of Honolulu; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 12 2016 - 1:31am

    Kenneth “Kenny” Gene Hughes, 64, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 1 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Tulsa, Okla., he was a luxury boat captain. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club at Honokohau Small Boat Harbor in Kailua-Kona. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire; loose flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Colleen Cushman of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Jennifer Hughes of Kailua-Kona and Jacqueline Hughes of Honolulu; sisters, Patrice (Dale) Moore of Kailua-Kona and Pam (Jonnie) Graddy of Mount Sterling, Ky.; brothers, Tom Hughes of Long Beach, Calif., and Donald (Susan) Hughes of Mount Sterling; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 11 2016 - 1:31am

    Abraham “Puhipau” Ahmad Jr., 78, of Naalehu died Feb. 9. Born in Hilo, he was a Hawaiian Kingdom patriot, documentary filmmaker with Na Maka o ka ‘Aina dedicated to enlightening the world about Hawaiian history, sovereignty and aloha ‘aina, and member of Kamehameha Schools class of 1955. Memorial 10 a.m. Friday, March 25, at ‘Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu. Donations suggested to Na Maka o ka ‘Aina, www.HawaiianVoice.com. Survived by wife and co-producer, Joan Lander; sister, Halawe Bohreer; brother, Harrub Ahmad Houssein; sons, Eleu (Nina) Puhipau, Kaiana (Judi) Ahmad and Vernon (Pua) Niau Puhipau; former wife, Aulani Ahmad; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 10 2016 - 1:31am

    Carmen Verzola Barreras, 75, of Captain Cook died Jan. 30 at home. Born in Puunene, she was an opera singer, member of the San Jose Civic Light Opera and self-employed master hairstylist. Private services. Survived by daughter, Marta Barreras of Captain Cook; sister, Edna (Julio) Bolante of San Diego; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 9 2016 - 1:31am

    Keith Alan Bragdon, 53, of Mountain View died Feb. 21. He was born in Kansas City, Kan. Services at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by lifelong companion, Jennifer Mills of Mountain View; father, Jerry E. Bragdon of Thailand; grandmother, Marcella Bragdon of Kansas City; brother, Ken (Vincent Mansapit) Bragdon of Mountain View; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 8 2016 - 1:30am

    Leilani “Darling” H. Caitano, 81, of Hilo died Feb. 25 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired X-ray technician for Hawaii Radiologic Associates and U.S. Air Force veteran. Visitation 5–6 p.m. Monday (March 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Burial 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Paul (Yvonne) Caitano Jr. of Hilo, Jeffrey (Rose) Carter of Mililani, Oahu, Brett “Braddah” (Jill) Carter of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, and Duane Caitano of Germany; daughters, Janice (Steve) Brawner of Illinois, Catherine Stevens and Michelle (Nolan) Martines of Hilo; hanai son, Guy (Karen) Fukushima of Hilo; brothers, Takeji (Annette) Kobayashi of California and William Kobayashi of Hilo; sisters, Leiko (Masayuki) Kiyojima and Naomi Marumoto of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Ellen Kobayashi of Hilo, Maraea Rosehill and Elizabeth Chang of Honolulu; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 7 2016 - 1:30am

    Esperanza Ortiz Bautista, 83, of Pepeekeo died Feb. 27 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Balaoan, La Union, the Philippines, she was a field worker for a plant and flower nursery and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation 6-7 p.m. today at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Tuesday (March 8) 2016 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Alae Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Miriam (John) Rivera of Union City, Calif.; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 6 2016 - 1:30am

    Shizue “Shi” Akiyama, 94, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, died Feb. 12 at Hale Ola Kino on Oahu. Born in Hilo, she was a retired clerk for 3rd Circuit Court in Hilo, member of Church of the Holy Cross and Komohana Central Kumiai. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday (March 11) at the Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo. Memorial service at 9:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Alvin (Karen) Akiyama of Honolulu; daughter, Ruth (Mark) Yamakawa of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Kazuko Ushijima of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Richard Shigekane of Virginia Beach, Va., and Shuji Akiyama of Honolulu; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 4 2016 - 1:30am

    Tomoe Akao, 98, of Hilo, formerly of Pahala, died Feb. 25 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kalaoa, Papaikou, she was a homemaker and member of Hilo Meishoin and Pahala Senior Citizens Club. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Mary Ann Akao of Honolulu, Norma Edwin of Pohnpei, Micronesia, and Helen (Clyde) Kobayashi of Hilo; brother, Mitsuru Sato of Honolulu; sister, Thelma Doi of Hanapepe, Kauai; sister-in-law, Toshiko Sato of Honolulu; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 3 2016 - 1:31am

    William “Willy” “Pops” Delatorre, 78, of Kealakekua died Feb. 17. Born in Kohala, he was a coffee and nut picker, waiter at Hukilau Restaurant and Circus Stop, and heavy equipment operator at Kona Country Club. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holualoa. Service at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Reception following burial at noon at the church. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Lorene; sons, Daryl Delatorre of Port Angeles, Wash., Everett (Charlene) Brumaghim of Eagle Creek, Ore., Wayne (Gale) Brumaghim of Kainaliu, Clyde (Vena) Brumaghim of Ocean View and Bruce (Sweetie) Brumaghim of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Racquel Delatorre of Atlanta, Darlene Roman of Chicago and Joyce (Scott) Torres of Honolulu; sisters Marcie (William) Perkins and Helen Delatorre of Kailua-Kona, Carol Cordero of Hilo; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

  • Posted: Mar 2 2016 - 1:30am

    Ronald Kimo Valeriano Barawis Jr., 38, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kealakekua, he was owner and tattoo artist at Bar Ink. Private services. Survived by wife, Nikita Barawis; daughter, Alea Barawis; sons, Nikolai Barawis and Cypress Barawis; Cypress’ mother, Cat Behrendt; father, Ronald Barawis Sr.; mother, Barbara Barawis; brothers, Zac Barawis, Zerek Barawis, Ziggy (Serena) Barawis, Zyman (Kehau) Barawis and Zonald (Jennifer) Barawis; sisters, Barbara Barawis, Zara (Yolante) Barawis and Zabrina Barawis; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 1 2016 - 1:30am

    Gloria A. Balmilero, 69, of Paauilo died Feb. 20 in Honokaa. Born in the Philippines, she worked for the former Watanabe Floral Co. and was a member of the St. Columba’s Episcopal Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (March 5) at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Paauilo. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Survived by husband, Paterno Balmilero of Paauilo; daughter, Ruby (Aaron) Adams of Honolulu; brothers, Jaime Agpaoa and Gregorio Agpaoa of the Philippines; sisters, Elnora Agpaoa and Lydia Agpaoa of the Philippines; one grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.