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Obituaries for October 24

Ruth Mildred Castle-Burleson, 91, of Hilo died Oct. 19 at a private care home in Hilo. Born in Sterling, Ill., she was a retired bookkeeper and member of Hilo Missionary Church. Private services in Hilo and California at a later date. Survived by daughters, Christine (Rafael) Millet of Magnolia, Texas, and Donna (Art) Rico of Hilo; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for October 23

Reuben Steven Akiona, 64, of Napoopoo died Oct. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Captain Cook, he was a golf cart attendant for the former Kona Country Club. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakekua. Mass at 10 a.m. Aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by sisters, Thelma (John) Akiona of Napoopoo and Tammy (Peter) Pahinui of Arizona; brothers, Sam Akiona Jr. and Harold Akiona of Napoopoo; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for October 22

Atanacio “Jack” Ancheta Acojido, 89, of Naalehu died Oct. 15 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in the Philippines, he was a retired factory maintenance worker for the former Ka‘u Sugar Co. and member of Naalehu Pensioners Club. Services held. Survived by wife, Julita B. Acojido of Naalehu; daughters, Zaclyn (Jared) Hook of Kona and Colbey (Ferdinand) Babas-Acojido of Hilo; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for Oct. 20

Justin Keoni Makio Kamahele Hirae, 21, of Hilo died Sept. 19 in Iowa. He was a Navy ROTC midshipman 2nd class at Iowa State University. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Survived by mother, Christy Hirae of Hilo; stepfather, Troy Amaral of Hilo; brother, Jordan Hirae of Tacoma, Wash.; stepbrothers, Garrett Amaral of Hilo and Blake Amaral of Honolulu; maternal grandmother, Puanani Mukai of Pahoa; paternal grandmother, Corliss Hirae of Hilo; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for October 21

Linda Lapinid Ganigan, 70, of Hilo died Oct. 9 in Honolulu. Born in Honokaa, she was retired from KTA Super Stores Puainako and a member of Wainaku Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Paukaa Kingdom Hall, 445 Kulana Rd. Service at 3 p.m. No flowers. Survived by husband, Martin “Sonny” Ganigan Jr.; son, Jason (Sheila) Ganigan; daughters, Michele Ha‘o, Joy (Byron) Jitchaku and Shareen Ganigan of Hilo; Marsha (Geno) Mamone, of Fayetteville, N.C.; brothers, Rocky (Sheree) Lapinid of Paauilo and Floyd (Heather) Lapinid of Waikoloa; sisters, Fina Cariaga, Lauren Aragon of California, Beverly (Benjamin) Joaquin of Papaaloa, Angela (Jonathan) Ponce of Hilo, Sheila (Duane) De Luz of Paauilo and Aileen (Jacob) Thomas of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; nephews and nieces.

Obituaries for Oct. 19

Kelii William Ioane Sr., 84, of Waimanalo, Oahu, died Sept. 4 in Kailua, Oahu. Born in Hilo he was a retired Pacific Concrete truck driver and U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday at Puumaile Beach Park in Keaukaha. Beach casual attire; no flowers. Online condolences: . Survived by sons, Kelii Ioane Jr., Nathan Ioane and Wayson Ioane; daughters, Pauahi Ioane, Kamaka Ioane and Kapulani Ioane; stepsons, William Koa, Henry Koa and Maynard Koa; stepdaughters, Joy Koa and Jody Koa; brothers, Kahuwila Ioane and Myles Ioane; sisters, sisters, Noelani Kapuni and Barbara Manuwa; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Oahu Mortuary.

Obituaries for October 18

Mary Canning Knox, 82, of Holualoa died Oct. 10 at her residence. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, she worked as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner. Private services held. Memorial donations may be sent to the Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96745. Survived by children, Kathleen (Robert) Brooks of Holualoa; David (Patricia) Johnson of Flowery Branch, Ga.; Terry Guffrey of Ft Myers, Fla.; Colleen Levin of Bellevue, Wash.; Patricia Reid of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Tom (Malinda) Johnson of Duluth, Ga.; siblings, Charles Canning of Portland, Maine; John (Sonny) Canning of Vero Beach, Fla.; and Patricia Alberding of Chicago, Ill.; 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 14 nieces and nephews.

Obituary for October 17

Grace Ellen Kaulunahele, 71, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 4 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Honokaa, she was a housekeeper. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by brother, Kenneth (Dawn) Rillanos of Laupahoehoe; sisters, Linda Kaulunahele of Paauhau and Dianne (Phillip) Akao of Kailua-Kona; sister-in-law, Mary Rillanos of Honokaa; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for October 16

Jewel Sheppard Ebling, 82, of Jacksonville, Fla., and formerly of Hilo died Oct. 12. She was a retired bank officer and a Mary Kay consultant. Survived by daughter, Denise Nakanishi of Hilo. Memories and condolences at . Arrangements by Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka, Fla.

Obituaries for October 15

Asae Mizuno, 92, of Pahala died Sept. 11 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Pahala, she was a homemaker, former employee at S.K. Mizuno Farms and a member of Pahala Hongwanji Mission and Fujinkai. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Carolyn (Ronald) Nago of Honolulu; sons, Stanley Mizuno and Ray (Pamela) Mizuno, both of Pahala; brother, Robert (Beatrice) Yokomizo of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Chiyoko Yokomizo of Pahala, Florence Yokomizo of California, Evelyn (Kenzo) Shinsato of Alaska, Sally Yamaguchi of Pahala and Jane Ueda of Pahala; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for October 14

Larry Gene Sell, 74, of Keaau died Oct. 11 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Nebraska, he was a retired U.S. Navy radio operator. Visitation at 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by spouse, Barbara Sell of Keaau; son, Tim (Tingy) Sell of Texas; daughters, Tami (Rick) Schmit of Wisconsin, Angela (Steffan) Harder of Germany and Kathy Blair of Texas; sister, Sharon (Pat) Baird of Wyoming; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for Oct. 13

Thomas “Ola” Hauola Kalani, 53, of Hilo, died Oct. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a former crane operator for Hilo Coast Processing Company. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at Onekahakaha Beach Park, Pavilion No. 6. Casual/beach attire. No flowers. Survived by daughter, Angelica (Bill Lorenzo) Kawewehi of Kau; son, Tristan (Kehau Ke) Oliveros of Kau; mother, Geri Kalani of Hilo; brothers, Gerard (Maxine) Kalani of Kona, Kelvin (Samantha) Peralto of California and Baron Ahulau of Illinois; sisters, Maile Estabillio of Hilo, Leimomi (David) Shearer of Hilo and Karen (Gordon Pacheco) Kalani of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Jeff Estabillio and Valentin Solis; nine grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for Oct. 12

Samson Cazimero Sr., 80, of Kapaau died Sept. 20 at home. Born in Kohala, he was a golf course maintenance worker at Mauna Lani Beach Resort and also worked at Lapakahi State Park and the former Kohala Sugar Co. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Urn burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Survived by sons, Buzzy (Kat) Cazimero of Pahoa, Samson Cazimero Jr. and Randy (Ernestine) Cazimero of Kapaau, Kahana (Donelle) Cazimero of Waikoloa; daughters, Theresa (Richard) Bello and Tweetie (Steven) Viernes of Kapaau; brothers, Joseph Cazimero of Kapaau and Benjamin Cazimero of Oahu; sisters, Clara (Ben) Sales and Catherine Murai of Kapaau, Shandry (Eddie) Kaawaloa of Kona; 25 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituary for October 11

Frank Mailani Thompson, 87, of Kainaliu died Aug. 22 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honaunau, he was a retired captain at the Captain Cook fire station. Private services held Oct. 4. Survived by daughters, Valerie Corcoran and Daphne (James) Washburn of Kainaliu, Iris (Kevin Sameshima) Thompson of Waimea, Lori (John) Weeks of Keauhou Mauka; son, Lorrin Thompson of Kainaliu; sisters, Blanche Bates of San Diego and Shirley Jones of El Toro, Calif.; sister-in-law, Dora Thompson of Honolulu; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.