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  • Posted: Apr 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Emily Margaret Hill, 48, of Holualoa died April 10 at home. Born in New York City, she was a business owner. Private service. Survived by husband, Chris Hill of Holualoa; sons, Harry Hill and Tomoe Hill of Holualoa; daughter, Mika Hill of Holualoa; mother, Keiko Banks of California; sister, Cindy Morrow of California. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Apr 11 2017 - 12:05am

    Adeline Iwa Kualapai, 89, of Puna died March 25 at a care home. Born in Koae, Puna, she was self-employed and a member of Hilo Lions Club and Keola Pono No Na Kupuna. Services held. Survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 9 2017 - 12:05am

    Herman Costa Sr., 85, of Hilo died April 5 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired seed cutter with the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co. and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Friends can call 9-11 a.m. Thursday (April 13) at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. followed by burial at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Geraldine Lauae Costa of Hilo; sons, Herman (Debra-Ann Kikau) Costa Jr., Gordon W. Costa, Reginald Costa and Ronnie Lee Costa of Hilo; daughter, Bernadette K. (Leo Campbell Jr.) Costa of Mountain View; brothers, Lawrence (Martha) Costa and Gilbert de Costa, of Kurtistown; sisters, Violet Nakea of Kailua-Kona and Thelma (Robert) Riviera of Mountain View; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Nancy Zung Fung Chu, 87, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died Feb. 24 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Shanghai, she was a former restaurant manager. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, William Chu of Honolulu; daughter, Yvonne (Spencer) Oliver of Hilo; sons, Peter (Andrea) Chu of San Diego and Barry Chu of Waikoloa; brothers, Robert (Judy) Chang of Honolulu and Luke (Alice) Chang of San Francisco; sisters, Anita Ni of Hamburg, Germany, Mimi Fan of Honolulu and Pansy (Wayne) Wilson of San Diego; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 6 2017 - 12:05am

    Louis “Louie” Johan Behr, 98, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Hilo, died March 27. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, he taught and preached for many years in Hilo. Survived by wife, Millie Behr; children, Karen of Tucson, Mark (Jule) of Denver and Joel (Kapua) of Hilo; grandchildren.

  • Posted: Apr 5 2017 - 12:05am

    Delores Jean Germar Ikawa, 92, of Shelbyville, Ky., formerly of Hilo and Indianapolis, died April 1 at her daughter’s home in Shelbyville. Born in Wayne, Neb., she was a retired registered nurse and member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Indianapolis, Red Hat Society, The Browsers, a quilting club, who volunteered as a poll watcher, tutored children and took many classes and trips with Oasis. Gathering 1 p.m. today at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Chapel, 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis. Brief service at 2 p.m. Burial to follow. Online condolences: webbfuneralhome.com. Survived by children, Jayne (Mike) Johnson of Shelbyville, Bruce (Kay) Ikawa of Hillsdale, Mich., Margaret (Rafael Mazas) Ikawa of Madrid, Spain, and Doris (Cris) Gomez of Cicero, Ind.; sisters, Doris “Jody” Milliman of Brandenburg, Ky., and Lillian “Billie” Cunningham of Council Bluffs, Iowa; son-in-law, Tom Jensen of Lebanon, Ill.; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Webb Funeral Home, Shelbyville.

  • Posted: Apr 4 2017 - 12:05am

    Kerston Phillip “Kuting” Barro, 36, of Kawaihae died March 24. Born in Pahala, he was a certified nursing technician at North Hawaii Community Hospital, ophthalmic technician for Dr. Eugene Ng, private caretaker, had a passion for singing and appeared in “Hawai‘i Stars” and “Hawaiian Idol.” Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (April 8) at Ballard Family Mortuary, 570 Kinoole St., Hilo. Celebration of life service at 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by mother, Liane (Willy) Barro-Kilmede of Kawaihae; father, Van (Rhondalyn) Dalere of Hilo; brothers, Van Ryan and Vansyn Dalere of Hilo and Nestor Jr. (Kapeka) Daquep of Keaau; sisters, Vanalynn Dalere, Rayvyn Dalere, Roseayn Dalere and Roxanne Dalere of Hilo, Courtney Barro-Kilmede of Kawaihae and Gayle (Greg) Andaya-Aquino of Oahu; maternal grandparents, Phillip and Loretta Barro of Naalehu; paternal grandmother, Francisca Dalere of Paukaa; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 3 2017 - 11:25am

    Kerston Phillip “Kuting” Barro, 36, of Kawaihae died March 24. Born in Pahala, he was a certified nursing technician at North Hawaii Community Hospital, ophthalmic technician for Dr. Eugene Ng, private caretaker, had a passion for singing and appeared in “Hawai‘i Stars” and “Hawaiian Idol.” Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (April 8) at Ballard Family Mortuary, 570 Kinoole St., Hilo. Celebration of life service at 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by mother, Liane (Willy) Barro-Kilmede of Kawaihae; father, Van (Rhonda) Dalere of Hilo; brothers, Van Ryan and Vansyn Dalere of Hilo and Nestor Jr. (Kapeka) Daquep of Keaau; sisters, Vanalynn Dalere, Rayvyn Dalere, Roseayn Dalere and Roxanne Dalere of Hilo, Courtney Barro-Kilmede of Kawaihae and Gayle (Greg) Andaya-Aquino of Oahu; maternal grandparents, Phillip and Loretta Barro of Naalehu; paternal grandmother, Francisca Dalere of Paukaa; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 1 2017 - 12:05am

    Donald Joseph Burciaga, 68, of Hilo died March 4 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Los Angeles, he was a U.S. Army veteran. Inurnment service 9 a.m. Friday (April 7) at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Fellow veterans and service members invited. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by brother, Thomas Burciaga of Frederick, Md. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

  • Posted: Mar 31 2017 - 12:05am

    Mieko Nishihara, 72, of Hilo died March 15 at home. Born in Urasoe, Okinawa, she was a retired tour guide for Jack’s Tours, a former member of Hui Okinawa and the Kamana Senior Karaoke. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Thursday (April 6) at Hilo Hooganji Mission. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, Glenn (Maria) Nishihara of Hilo and Paul Nishihara of Honolulu; two grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

  • Posted: Mar 30 2017 - 12:05am

    Doris Masumi Horikoshi, 96, of Papaikou died March 10 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Pahala, she was a homemaker. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Roy (Lynne) Horikoshi of Wailuku, Maui, and Walter (Takako) Horikoshi of Honolulu; daughter, Scarlet (Macario Sr.) Balucan of Pepeekeo; sisters, Rose Yumiba and Mary (Tetsuo) Takata of California; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 29 2017 - 12:05am

    Therezinha Dison, 94, of Kailua-Kona died March 23 in Kailua-Kona. Born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, she was a maintenance worker for United Airlines and volunteer for St. Anthony’s Dining Room, the Food Basket, the Food Bank in California and Hospice of Kona Thrift Store. Celebration of life at 4 p.m. Tuesday (April 4) at The Regency of Kailua-Kona, 75-181 Hualalai Road. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Robert “Bob” (Cynthia) Dixson of Kailua-Kona and Michael Thomas of San Jose, Calif.; daughter, Lorraine Dison of Sacramento, Calif.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 9:56am

    Camilo Ramoran Carlos Sr., 86, of Pahala and formerly Naalehu died March 12 at Ka‘u Hospital in Pahala. Born in Naalehu, he was a retired steam generator operator for the former Ka‘u Sugar Plantation and member of Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Friends can call 8-10 a.m. Saturday (April 1) at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Celebration of Mass at 10 a.m., cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary Crematory in Hilo. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcomed. Survived by sons, Camilo (Florence) Carlos Jr. of Kapaau, Cornel (Laura) Carlos of Ocean View and Camilo C. Carlos of Oregon; daughters, Yvonne (Louie) Perez of Naalehu, Charlene Carlos of Pahala and Polly (Dean) Camba and Lyndell Carlos of Hilo; brother, Mariano (Mary Jane) Carlos of Honolulu; sisters, Perfecta Garcia and Trinidad (Felipe) Aderianto of Pahala, Dominga Belaras of Honolulu, Virginia (Norman) Ishikawa of Las Vegas, Leonora (Richard) Peters of California, and Magdelena (John) McClung of Texas; sister in-law, Emily Carlos of Honolulu; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 12:05am

    Sharon “Sis” Shetterly Cann, 73, of Hilo died March 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Oakland, Calif., she was a retired office manager for Pacific Floral Exchange and the former Island Orchids and member of Hilo High School Class of 1961 Reunion Committee. Services held. Survived by husband, Richard Cann of Hilo; daughter, Nicole (Clayton) Cann-Perreira of Hilo; son, Pono (Michele) Cann of Hilo; four grandchildren. Arrangements of Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 25 2017 - 12:05am

    Richard Allan Crawford, 80, of Honomu died March 13 at home. Born in Kansas City, Kansas, he was owner of the former Mid-Pacific Store and Collectibles and a lifetime collector. Celebration of life noon to sunset Wednesday (March 29) at Kaiwiki Park. Casual attire; potted plants welcome to plant in his garden. Survived by soulmate, Kathleen Kam; brothers, Barton Crawford and David Crawford; a hanai granddaughter; other family. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.