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  • Posted: Apr 7 2015 - 1:00am

    Melanie April Collier, 67, of North Kohala died March 28 at home. Born in American Fork, Utah, she was a veterinary assistant and cowgirl. Private services pending. Memorial donations may be sent to North Hawaii Hospice at 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743. Survived by sister, Pamela Chilton of Palm Desert, Calif.; brother, Greg Chilton of North Kohala; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Apr 4 2015 - 1:00am

    Jeffery Estabillio Sr., 64, of Hilo died March 31. Born in Hilo. Private services to be held. Survived by spouse, Jeanette “Maile” Estabillio of Hilo; mother, Martha Desa of Hilo; son, Jeffery K. (Ronnie Mae Conol) Estabillio Jr. of Hilo; daughters, Saizzean (Shelly Miguel) Saturnio, Jendi (Tony Amaral) Saldana, Jenea (Christopher) Respicio and Shawna (Jason Perreira) Evangelista, all of Hilo; brother, Gilbert Desa Jr. of Hilo; sisters, Taryn (Leslie) Lee Loy, Gilbernette “Pingo” (Roland) Shimaoka and Colleen (Gary Cruse) Desa, all of Hilo; six grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary, Hilo.

  • Posted: Apr 3 2015 - 1:00am

    Felipe Lopez Garcia, 45, of Kailua-Kona died March 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Nayarit, Mexico, he was a laundry assistant at the Four Seasons Resort and the former Snow White and Kona Laundries. Services 10 a.m. Sunday at Kona Hispanic Seventh-day Adventist Church, 74-5590 Eho St., St., 115 in the Kailua-Kona old industrial area. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by brother, Ramon Garcia of Mexico; sisters, Maria (Margaro) Montano and Augustina Garcia of Mexico, Maria Garcia of Guadalajara, Mexico, Rosa (Aurelio) Ortiz of Canyon Lake, Calif., and Conception Garcia of Mexico; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 2 2015 - 1:00am

    Mary Ann “Kehau” Kehaulani Hostetler Bernard, 68, of Hilo died March 26 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a landlord. No services. Survived by husband, Caesar DeMello of Hilo; sons, Dennis Bernard and Aaron Bernard, both of Honolulu; sister, Buggsy Ueda of Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Apr 1 2015 - 1:00am

    Timothy “Tim” Paul Bezona, 52, of Kailua-Kona died March 25 at home. He was born in West Palm Beach, Fla. Private services. Survived by daughters, Leilani (Toby) Parham of Norfolk, Va., and Monique Bezona of Seattle; mother, Ellen Bezona of Seattle; father, Norman Bezona of Kailua-Kona; brother, Ricci Bezona of Kailua-Kona; sister, Diane McWhirter of Seattle; one granddaughter; three nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Mar 31 2015 - 1:00am

    James “Jimi” Contreras Gonzales, 65, of Ocean View, died March 28. Born in Los Angeles, he was a metal fabricator and played guitar. Private services, Survived by wife, Evelyn Gonzales of Ocean View; son, James Mora of Honolulu; brother, Marco Guzman of Los Angeles; sisters, Irene (Raymond) Rodrigues of Moreno Valley, Calif., Lydia Gonzales, Blanche Guzman and Jackie Guzman of Los Angeles; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

  • Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 1:00am

    Barbara Ann “Bobbi” Middleton, 66, of Naalehu died March 12. Born in California, she was a retired teacher. Services held. Survived by spouse, GP “Aubby” Middleton of Naalehu; son, Noah (Hannah) Middleton of Tennessee; daughter Amy (Andy) Thompson of Iowa; brothers Frank (Catherine) Morley of California, Mike (Alice) Morley of Georgia and Steven Morley of Washington; and four grandsons. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 28 2015 - 1:00am

    Gertrude Toyoko Choy, 88, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 5 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired data entry clerk for Hawaiian Airlines. Private services. Survived by sons, Jeffrey (Carol) Choy of Aiea, Oahu, and Darryl Choy of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Doralee (Wayne) Kokami of Aiea; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 25 2015 - 1:00am

    Eston “Al” Leroy Allinson, 83, of Honokaa died at home March 17. Born in Oklahoma, he was a retired real estate agent. Private services held. Memorial donations may be made to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743. Survived by wife, Dorothy Allinson of Honokaa; son, Kevin Allinson of Sunnyvale, Calif.; sister, Virginia Ward of Oregon. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

  • Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 1:00am

    Tammy Michiko Hatori, 50, of Kurtistown died at the Hilo Medical Center on Sunday, March 15. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Friends may call at the Alae Cemetery on Saturday at 11 a.m. for Graveside Committal Services, followed by a celebration of life at the Leleiwi Beach Park in Keaukaha. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by husband, John Hatori of Kurtistown; son, Jason Nathaniel (Myra Peters) Arizumi of Hilo; daughter, Shiryl Leilani (Royden Requelman) Arizumi of Kurtistown; mother and stepfather, Cheryle and Matsu Uehara of Hilo; brother, Tyler “Butch” (Marci) Arizumi of Hilo; stepbrother, Matsu Uehara Jr. of Oahu; stepsister, Kristi (Brandon) Carvalho of Kona; five grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

  • Posted: Mar 23 2015 - 1:00am

    Hazel Tokiye Arii, 83, of Honolulu, formerly of Hawaiian Paradise Park, died Feb. 5 at Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Darrell Arii of Honolulu, Glenn Arii of Montana and Grant Arii of Colorado; daughters, Arlene Dorser of Paradise Park, Debra Miklinevich of Honolulu and Laureen Arii of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, Thomas Yoshioka. Private service held.

  • Posted: Mar 22 2015 - 1:00am

    Concepcion Pertubal Villa, 59, of Pahala died March 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Murphy, Quezon City, Philippines, she was a housekeeper for Kilauea Military Camp in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. All-night vigil 5 p.m. Thursday at the family home, 96-3115 Puahala St., Pahala. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by husband, Teofilo Villa of Pahala; sons, Mark Villa of Pahala and Chris (Wendi Serrao) Villa of Volcano; daughter, LeeAnn Villa of Hilo, father, Luis Pertubal of Hilo; sister, Norma Diego of Hilo; brothers, Ceferino (Leticia Fabia) Pertubal of Pearl City, Oahu, Domingo (Mercela) Pertubal of Pahoa and Angelito (Rosalie) Pertubal of Honolulu; one grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 21 2015 - 1:00am

    Alexander Lyman “Alika” “Honeyboy” Lincoln, 76, of Pearl City, Oahu, died Feb. 12 at a hospice care home in Kalihi, Oahu. Born in Kona and raised in Keaukaha, he was a retired HC&D/Ameron Hawaii machine operator and member of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club and Teamsters Local 996. Visitation at 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary Mauka Chapel on Oahu. Service at 11:30 a.m. Burial at 12:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by daughter, Kimberly Kealani (Bruce) Gullickson of Puyallup, Wash.; brothers, Francis “Lani” Lincoln of Hilo and Val Lincoln of Maui; hanai brother, John “AhSook” Keawe of Lanai; hanai sister, Abigail Manuela; two grandsons. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park &Mortuary.

  • Posted: Mar 20 2015 - 1:00am

    Alice Louisa Hardee, 79, of Waikoloa and also of Fresno, Calif., died March 12 at her Waikoloa home. Born in Fresno, she was a retired teacher. Private service held. Memorial donations may be sent to North Hawaii Hospice at 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by husband, Jerry Hardee of Waikoloa; daughters, Kim (Lenny) Sherman of Clovis, Calif., and Lynn (Rob) Rostau of Waikoloa; brothers, John Najarian of Claremont, Calif., and Elbert (Claire) Najarian of Sebastopol, Calif.; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Mar 19 2015 - 1:00am

    Sarah “Granny” “Aunty K” Ku‘ulei Togashi, 79, of Keaau died March 17 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Olaa, she was a retired Keaau Elementary-Intermediate School cafeteria service worker and member of New Hope Christian Fellowship, Keaau Kula Kumiai, Hilo Lions Club, Higashi Hongwanji Mission and Keaau Nutrition Center. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Thomas Togashi of Keaau, Hiroshi Kajiyama of Las Vegas and Kelly Kajiyama of Keaau; daughter, Darlene (Stafford) Villanueva of Washington state; sisters-in-law, Sophie Aiona and Eiko Kajiyama, both of Pahoa; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.