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  • Posted: Jul 5 2016 - 12:05am

    Moses “Moke” Regidor, 80, of Kailua-Kona died June 24 at home. Born in Paauilo, he was a retired janitorial worker at the Santa Anita Racetrack, welder for Matson, self-employed landscaper and worked for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., in the hospitality business and in motel operation. No services. Survived by his wife, Reba Regidor of Kailua-Kona; son, Ryan Oshiro of California; stepsons, Jimmy (Diana) Bankston and Roger (Donna) Bankston of Washington, Adrian (Dawn) Bankston and Flint (Ivy) Regidor of Colorado; stepdaughters, Shawn (Joe) Hill of Colorado and LeNette (Jason) Dahl of California; brother, Earl (Amy) Regidor of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Mary Lee of Oahu and Dorothy (Scott) Fujimoto of Honokaa; grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 4 2016 - 12:05am

    Ethel Yaeko Kaneshiro, 96, of Waimea died May 30 at home. Born in Waimea, she was a homemaker and member of Kamuela Hongwanji Mission and Buddhist Women’s Association. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Melvin Kaneshiro and Arnold (Linda) Kaneshiro of Waimea; daughters, Karen Santos of Hilo and Sharyn (Tim) Rodriguera of Roseville, Calif.; brother, Tad (Eiko) Okura of Walnut Creek, Calif.; sisters, Toshiko (Harry) Tanabe and Setsuko (Minoru) Ota of Honolulu, Jeanette Horii of Gardena, Calif., Elaine Honma of Waimea; caregiver, Pamela Phillips of Waimea; sisters-in-law, Kay Okura of Hilo, Mary Okura of Honolulu, Alyce Yamaguchi and Nancy Kaneshiro of Waimea, Teruko Kaneshiro of Kohala; brothers-in-law, Charles Hokama and Stanley Kiyuna of Honolulu; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 3 2016 - 12:05am

    Donald “Donnie” George DeSilva, 76, of Honokaa died June 18 at home. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired Parker Ranch foreman, cowboy and member of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Paniolo Hall of Fame, founding member of Paniolo Preservation Society, past member of Parker Ranch Roundup Club who won awards for saddlemaking and paniolo heritage preservation. Visitation 4-6:30 p.m. Friday (July 8) at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Eulogy at 6:30 p.m. Mass at 7 p.m. Memorial at Pukalani Stables immediately following Mass. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Paula K. DeSilva of Honokaa; daughters, Stacie K. (David) Francis of Honokaa and Loriann L. (Troy) Fernandez of Keaau; son, Donald K. (Lyndsey) DeSilva of Huson, Montana; sister, Linda DeSa of Honokaa; sister in-law, Linda Erskine of Hilo; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 2 2016 - 12:45am

    Garren Shunji Ioane Ahuna, 60, of Hilo died June 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, he was a delivery driver for Y. Hata &Co. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no photographs or videos at service. Survived by sons, Jason (Jennifer) Ahuna of Mililani Mauka, Oahu, and Billy (Erna) Ahuna of Makakilo, Oahu; daughters, Michelle (Eugene) Navor and Shera Marie (Steven) Kalilikane of Hilo; mother, Kathleen Ahuna of Killeen, Texas; sisters, Karen (Maxwell) Yasukawa of Manoa, Oahu, and Sharren Timm of Killeen, Texas; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 2 2016 - 12:41am

    Joel Wayne Foster, 58, of Pahoa died June 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Sanford, Fla., he was a self-employed contractor. Private services in Vermont. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by mother, Iva “Charlene” Gianakos of Manchester Center, Vt.; father, Thomas Foster of Lexington, S.C.; stepfather, Nicholas Gianakos; sisters, Rhonda Marin, Andrea Berumen, and Marci Hirshman. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

  • Posted: Jun 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Paul Gillespie Jensen, 73, of Kailua-Kona died June 20 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was a retired Realtor for Clark Realty and had a long sales career in California, including with Printed Circuits International and Optical Coating Laboratories. Celebration of life 3 p.m.-sunset Saturday, July 16, at Kona By The Sea. Pupus to share welcome. Cold drinks will be served. Survived by wife, Kathleen Jensen of Kailua-Kona; stepson, Brian McNutt (Amy) Jensen of San Mateo, Calif.; sister, Barbara (Ray) Capra of Lafayette, Calif.; two granddaughters; three nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 12:05am

    Byron Ku Kukua, 58, of Captain Cook died June 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a rancher for Hokukano and Hoomau ranches and a county Department of Public Works employee. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kona. Service at 10 a.m. Survived by sons, Keane Kukua of Kailua-Kona and Kuoio (Shellsea Lindsey-Naihe) Kukua of Hookena; hanai daughter, Lovia (Ben) Publico of Hilo; brother, Arthur Kukua of Las Vegas; sisters, Jeanette (George) Perreira and Marvalee Banagan of Kailua-Kona, Moani Kukua of Utah, Ardis Casuga of Milolii; five grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 12:05am

    Charlene Dolly Adams, 81, of Pahoa died June 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in California, she was a retired reading specialist for Mountain View Elementary School. Celebration of life service 9 a.m. today at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by son, Andre (Frances) Hussian of Kurtistown; daughter, Erin (Robert) Schafer of California; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Winthrop Tetsuo Okimoto, 67, of Naalehu died May 17 at Ka‘u Hospital in Pahala. Born in Pahala, he was a retired auditor for HFS Federal Credit Union. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Condolences to P.O. Box 5253, Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by brothers, Clifford M. (Angie) Okimoto of Naalehu and Alban T. Okimoto of Hilo; a nephew, a niece and five grandnieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Shizue Akasaki “Edna” Asato, 90, of Ookala died June 22 at home. Born in Paauilo, she was a retired licensed practical nurse for the former Hamakua Infirmary and member of Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission Kyodan and Buddhist Women’s Association, Ookala Japanese Club, Laupahoehoe Senior Citizens, ILWU Pension Club and Laupahoehoe Nutrition Club. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Thursday (June 30) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Mack S. Asato of Ookala and Tracy S. (Louise “Lulu”) Asato of Honolulu; daughter, Blossom S. (Robert) Asato Lee of Washington state; daughter-in-law, Dawn Asato of Hilo; sisters, Tsuruko Asato of Honolulu and Tsuruko Sakihama of Okinawa; sister-in-law, Gladys Akasaki of Mililani, Oahu; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 25 2016 - 12:05am

    Robert Arellano, 62, of Hilo died June 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Chicago, he was an operations manager for Island Heritage Co. Memorial Mass at 12:15 p.m. Monday (June 27) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survived by father, Salvador Arellano of Chicago; sister, Gloria Urdiales of Chicago; brother, Richard Urdiales of Chicago. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 12:05am

    Patricia Scott Horton, 82, of Kekaha, Kauai, formerly of Honokaa, died June 20. Born in Honolulu, she was an accounts payable clerk for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Visitation 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Kekaha Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Service at 11:30 a.m. Survived by daughters, Barbara (Sid) Kini and Beverly (Richard) Lavens of Kauai; son, Douglas (Yvette) Horton of Kauai; brothers, Ritchie (Mary) Gentry of California and Jock (Jolene) Gentry of Hawaii; sister, Helen Coffman of Kauai; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Weston “Wes” Bailey Gaddis, 29, of Akron-Canton, Ohio, formerly of Kailua-Kona, died Feb. 13 in Ohio. Born in Kailua-Kona, he was a production crew member for Matalco in Ohio. Celebration of life and potluck 10 a.m. Sunday, July 3 at OTEC Beach in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Survived by son, Kekoa Gaddis of Ohio; daughters, Lia Gaddis and Braelynn Gaddis of Ohio; parents, Robert and Alice Gaddis-Lindsey of Ohio; hanai parents, Kalei (Kenny) Haleamau-Kam of Kailua-Kona, Dennis and Anna Villanueva of Captain Cook; hanai brother, Samuel Gaddis of Ohio; sisters, Mia (Keola) Crivello of Hookena and Kanoe Kahihikolo of Kailua-Kona; aunts, uncles, hanai brothers, hanai sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Hillcrest Crematory, Ohio.

  • Posted: Jun 22 2016 - 12:05am

    Leonette Mapuana “Mapu” Abraham, 55, of Hilo died Dec. 16, 2015, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a registrar clerk for Waiakea High School and member of Zion House of Praise Holiness Church where she taught Sunday School and participated in women’s ministries. Celebration of life, fellowship and potluck luncheon noon-6 p.m. Sunday (June 26) at Haili Tent in Panaewa. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by husband, Willoughby I. Abraham of Hilo; son, Davis (Stacey) K. Abraham of Hilo; daughter, Naupaka M. Abraham of Lihue, Kauai; brother, Darrell Kuamoo of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Rodney Miyashiro of Puna, William (Rebecca) L. Abraham of Kawaihae and Robert (Deedee) M. Abraham of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Beni-Jo Kuamoo, Corinna Abraham and Sandra (Robin) D. Young of Hilo, Lydia (Daniel) Abrojena of Captain Cook; one grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

  • Posted: Jun 21 2016 - 12:05am

    Lillian Kanealai Bargamento, 83, of Hilo died June 2. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (June 25) at at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Celebration of life service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow. Luncheon to follow burial at the stake center. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Kenneth (Caridad) Bargamento of Germany and Bertram (Melody) Bargamento of Mililani Mauka, Oahu; daughters, Sheila (Mitchell) Green of Aliso Viejo, Calif., Maureen (Timothy) Begas of Ookala, Althea (Tracy) Tanaka of Honolulu and Geoliette (Kurt) Ng of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Frederick (Ada) Amina of Nanakuli, Oahu, Edward (Susan) Amina of Waikele, Oahu, Thomas (Phil Sun) Amina of Oahu and James (April) Amina of Kalihi, Oahu; sisters, Jacqueline (Herbert) Rapoza of Hilo, Peggy Fukuhara of Ladson, S.C., Wilma Villanueva of Honolulu, Melva (Edwin) Chung Hoon of Wahiawa, Oahu, Ellen Mae (Earl) Naeole of Makakilo, Oahu, and Michele (Don) Riley of Oahu; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.