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  • Posted: Dec 10 2015 - 1:30am

    Richard Russell Huggins, 73, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 5 at Straub Clinic &Hospital in Honolulu. Born in Chicago, he was the owner of Nautilus II. Memorial gathering 2 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 12) at Pine Trees Beach. Refreshments to follow in Harbor House at Honokohau Harbor. Lei and loose flowers welcome. Survived by son, Richard Shane Huggins of Dana Point, Calif.; sister, Carole Magill of Colorado Springs, Colo. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 9 2015 - 1:31am

    Roger James Balanon, 64, of Aiea, Oahu, died Nov. 24 at home. He was born in Hilo. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday (Dec. 11) at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary in Honolulu. Celebration of life service at 6 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. Survived by wife, Joscelyn “Kalei” Balanon; son, Kaimana Balanon; daughters, Leslie Balanon and Gina Sanchez; brother, Lambert Balanon; sisters, Mary Llantero, Patricia Seguerre, Veronica Miyasato, Eliza Montibon and Susan Matias. Arrangements by Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 8 2015 - 1:30am

    Robert Edward Geraghty Sr., 58, of Hilo died Dec. 1. He was born in New York. Services held. Survived by wife, Donna Geraghty of Volcano; sons Eddie Geraghty and Robert Geraghty of Volcano, Jayson Geraghty of New York; daughter, Layla Geraghty of Volcano; brother, Richard Geraghty of California; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 7 2015 - 1:30am

    Cecil “Becky” Rebecca Fitzgerald, 73, of Holualoa, died Nov. 30 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Delaware County, Oklahoma, she was a country club secretary. Private services. Survived by daughter, Bonnie (Kala) Vesperas of Holualoa; son, Kevin (Michele) Sekela of Redding, Calif.; sister, Joy (Mike) Guentert of Roseville, Calif.; brother, Gabe Tucker of Vancouver, Wash.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 6 2015 - 1:30am

    Ellen Leilani Shodahl Ho, 75, of Hilo, formerly of Kailua, Oahu, died Nov. 22 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Kohala, she was a retiree from Hilo Medical Center and Maluhia Hospital and member of University of Hawaii Sorority Ke Anuenue Alumnae Association. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Friday (Dec. 11) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial services at 11 a.m. Aloha attire; flowers welcome. Luncheon to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Survived by husband, Ronald Ho of Hilo; sons, Gregory (Luon) Ho of Waimea, Geoffrey (Naho) Ho of Keaau amd Guy (Cheryl) Ho of Panaewa; daughter, Tracy (Shannon) Poe of Waiakea Uka; 14 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 5 2015 - 1:30am

    Akemi Teruya Kanoho, 67, of Hilo died Nov. 22. Born in Uruma City, Okinawa, Japan, she was a travel agent and tour guide for Tours by Charlie. Visitation 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Survived by husband, Charles L. Kanoho Jr. of Hilo; son, Kaweo Kanoho of Hilo; daughter, Nozomi Kanoho of Hilo; sisters, Mieko (Masaru) Asato and Seiko (Masakatsu) Ikeho of Okinawa; brothers, Toru (Akemi) Teruya and Makoto (Yukari) Teruya of Okinawa, Hiroshi (Takako) Teruya of Tokyo; mother-in-law, Kuulei Kanoho of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 4 2015 - 1:30am

    Dr. Minolu Reen Cheng, 74, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 27 at home. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, he was a medical doctor. Celebration of life 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Dr. Cheng’s office, 78-6824 Mamalahoa Highway in Keauhou Mauka. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Mei Yeh Cheng of Kailua-Kona; sons, Kipp (Mark Jarecke) Jarecke-Cheng of Maplewood, N.J., Jadd (Virginia Nicholson) Cheng of Boulder, Colo., and Jeffrey (Daniel Sjoberg) Cheng of New York; daughters, Honlee Beattie of Kailua-Kona, Fanlan (Yitzik) Brenman of Belmont, Calif., and Jonadine (Bret) Caillarec of Kailua-Kona; mother, Yu Yeh Huang Cheng of Taipei; brothers, Shen Tzong Cheng and Da Er Cheng of Taipei; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 3 2015 - 1:31am

    Richard “Chick” Charles Boudreau, 90, of Waimea died Nov. 26 in Waimea. Born in Howland, Maine, he was a retired U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant and square dance caller. Private services at a later date. Survived by companion, Maggie Arbo of Waimea; sister, Betty Seaver of Augusta, Maine. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 2 2015 - 1:30am

    Gregory “Greg” Wyatt Kuuipoikekaimalinookona Crisafi, 58, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a landscaper for Triple T Landscaping, member of South Kona Assembly of God and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran. Services held. Condolences to family at P.O. Box 3, Captain Cook, HI 96704. Survived by son, Gregory Crisafi Jr. of Wailuku, Maui; daughter, Shanell Crisafi of Waimea; brothers, Michael (Susan) Crisafi of Captain Cook, Roland Crisafi Jr. of Hines, Ore., and Roger (Jo) Crisafi of Bend, Ore.; sisters, Beatrice (Duane) Van Wyngarden, Joyce Crisafi, Crisann Crisafi and Kanani (Jesse) Minamishin of Captain Cook, RossieAnn (Keith Scharfman) Crisafi-Scharfman of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Dec 1 2015 - 1:30am

    Catherine Mary Creason, 54, of Hilo died Nov. 22 at home. Born in St. Helena, Calif., she was a homemaker. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Leighton Balbin of Hilo; daughter, Rachel Balbin of Hilo; brothers, Jim Creason of Arizona, Tim Creason and Jeff Creason of California; sisters, Mary Madrigal of Mountain View and Debbie (Wilkie) Hayashida of Keaau; four granddaughters and two grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 29 2015 - 1:30am

    Roy “Dickie” John Fontes, 74, of Hilo died Nov. 12 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he worked for Orchid Isle Auto Center and was a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 3) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Young Fontes; daughter, Rochelle Grantz; son, Chad (Maki) Fontes; sister, Lorraine Duarte; brother, Wendell (Darnell) Fontes; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 26 2015 - 1:30am

    Mallory Jay Bumgarner, 63, of Kealakekua died Nov. 23 at home. Born in Statesville, N.C., he was a ranch manager and boat captain. Private services. Survived by daughters, Rachel (Jason) Willis and Mimi (Reagan) Hines; sisters, Sandra (Jeffrey) Carlson, Alison (Mike) Hall and Susan DeLong; brothers, Lon Bumgarner, Jay Bumgarner and Scott Miller; one grandson; two nieces, two nephews and several cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 25 2015 - 1:30am

    Gladys “Honey” Kuulei Yen Kyau Aniu, 74, of Waikoloa died Nov. 17. Born in North Kohala, she was a retired switchboard operator for the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Sacred Hearts Church in Hawi. Services at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at Father Damian Hall. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Michael Kimo Kaukini of Waikoloa and Rueben Vinluan of Maui; daughter, Desiree Gambill of Waimea; brother, Harry (Marlene) Ching of Kohala; sisters, Doreen (Ernest) Paro of Kohala and Beatrice Hocson of Hilo; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 24 2015 - 1:31am

    Virginia B. Jeremiah, 82, of Hilo died Nov. 17. She was the wife of the late Buster K. Jeremiah of Keaukaha. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at Kuhio Chapel, 144 Desha Ave. in Keaukaha. Service 4-5 p.m. Paina to follow. No flowers. Survived by sons, Bryan (Stepheny) Jeremiah of Oahu and Bradley (Inga) Jeremiah of Hilo; daughter, Alicia (David) Coombes of Keaukaha; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 22 2015 - 1:30am

    Basil Don Crabtree, 81, of Honaunau died Nov. 19 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Shawnee, Okla., he owned Crabtree Home Repair. Services held. Condolences to the family at P.O. Box 22, Honaunau, HI 96726. Survived by wife, Dianne Crabtree of Honaunau; daughters, Francine Soffner of Waikoloa and Christine (Michael Tom) Crabtree-Tom of Honaunau; son, Alan (Elizabeth) Crabtree of Honaunau; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; siblings, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.