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  • Posted: Feb 28 2016 - 1:30am

    Mary “Blondie” Kealoha Baptiste, 94, of Mountain View died Feb. 18 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Mountain View, she was a retired special education teacher’s aide for Hilo Union School and member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (March 4) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Saturday (March 5) at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Mountain View. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire. Survived by son, Franklin Baptiste; daughter, Brenda Caravalho; sisters, Julia Robertson, Anita Freitas and Linda Baptiste; son-in-law, Ernest Caravalho; daughter-in-law, Doreen Kaleiwahea; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 27 2016 - 1:30am

    Gladys Keauililani Farias, 84, of San Lorenzo, Calif., died Jan. 6. Born in Hilo, was a building supervisor for Army and Air Force Exchange Service and food operations manager for Oakland Zoo. Celebration of life service 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at Waiwaiole Hale, 59-412 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu. Aloha attire. Survived by children, Christine K. (Duwayne) Waipa, Fannie K. (Robert) Amantiad, Gladys M. (Thomas) Jelf, Tyrone K. (Luana) Farias and Peter Henry K. Farias (Denise Kaheiki-Farias); 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 26 2016 - 1:31am

    Beverly Ann Carvalho, 64, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 10 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was a community service worker for the county Nutrition Program, was co-owner of Upcountry Gardens, worked for Emma’s Flower Shop and was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Martin (Lani) Carvalho Jr. of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Michele (Dave Mayers) Carvalho of Kailua-Kona; mother, Leslie Duarte of Holualoa; brothers, William Duarte Jr., Allan (Ucila) Duarte and Wayne Duarte of Holualoa; sisters, Judy Duarte of Holualoa and Darlene Duarte of Hilo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 25 2016 - 1:31am

    Pacita Casil Ancheta, 78, of Honokaa died Feb. 23 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she was a retired laborer for Watanabe Floral and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 27) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Franklin Ancheta of Honokaa; sons, George (Norma) Ancheta and Roger (Ethel) Ancheta of Honokaa, Jerry (Hannah) Ancheta of Hilo; sister, Olivia Casil Buduan of the Philippines; brothers, Reynario Casil, Eheronimo Casil, Arsenio Casil, Reynaldo Casil and Edwin Casil of the Philippines; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 24 2016 - 1:31am

    Colleen Elizabeth Ford, 55, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 17 at her residence. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., she was a merchandising operations manager for Macy’s Makalapua, a community service volunteer for Family Support Services of West Hawaii, Hawaii Island Food Bank and Relay for Life, and a golfer. Service information to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by husband, Ronald Ford of Kailua-Kona; mother, Joanne Spaulding of California; sisters, Karen (Jim) Drohan of New York and Maryjo Spaulding and Nancy Spaulding, both of California; caregiver, Jodi Hing of Kailua-Kona; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii

  • Posted: Feb 23 2016 - 1:30am

    Torao Matsumoto, 95, of Hilo died Feb. 2 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired commercial fisherman and World War II U.S. Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Co. F and 232nd Engineer Combat Co. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Matsue Matsumoto of Hilo; daughters, Edna Yee of Waimea, Donna Matsumoto of Hilo and Jessica (Dennis) Hashimoto of Honolulu; brother, Sueo Matsumoto of Puna; sister, Kazue Matsumoto of Hilo; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 21 2016 - 1:30am

    Carol Jean Amaral, 69, of Naalehu died Feb. 7 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Pahala, she was a cafeteria worker for Naalehu Elementary School, cook for Kilauea Military Camp and a Hana Hou Restaurant, factory worker for Mac Farms, educational assistant for Pahala Elementary School, receptionist for Ka‘u Family Health Center, babysitter and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Ka‘u Roping &Riding Association and Naalehu Senior Citizens. Visitation 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 27) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Naalehu. Funeral mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Paula (Felix) Tailon and Tammy (Ralph) Kaapana of Naalehu; brother, Robert (Colleen) Pestano of Hilo; sisters, Angeline Moniz and Mary Louise Apo of Hilo, Aileen (Robert) Mattos of Ocean View; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 20 2016 - 1:30am

    Manuel Gilbert De Souza, 82, of Pepeekeo died Jan. 29. He was born in Pepeekeo. Celebration of life Friday, Feb. 26, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation 8 a.m. Service at 9 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park and Cemetery at noon. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sisters, Isabel Chandler of Hilo and Violet De Souza of Florida; nieces, nephews and numerous cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo/ Kona.

  • Posted: Feb 19 2016 - 1:30am

    Clyde Elliot Beaudet, 77, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pahala, he was a foreman, cowboy and heavy equipment operator for Hualalai and Huehue ranches and several construction companies, co-founder of Hualalai Archery Club, a member of the Kona and Kahauloa archery clubs and National Field Archery Association, 4-H Club and former member of Kona Mauka Trollers and Kona Iki Trollers. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 20) at Old Kona Airport large pavilion. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Rich (Kathy) Beaudet of Honomalino, Bruce (Audrey) Beaudet of Kalaoa, Kona, and Robin (Sylvia Cambra) Beaudet of Pebble Beach; daughters, Debra Wong Yuen of Waimea and Lorelei (Ryan) Grace of Puukala; brothers, Lynn (Jennifer) Beaudet of Ocean View and David (Thea) Beaudet of Pahoa; sisters, Leilani Beaudet of Kaloko Mauka, Sonja (George) Berdon of Ocean View and Paulette Spencer of Kalaoa, Kona; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 18 2016 - 1:30am

    James “Jimmy” Correa, 96, of Hilo died Feb. 7 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired recreation leader for the county Department of Parks and Recreation, former county sanitation pump operator, U.S. Army World War II veteran who served in Guadacanal and the Solomon Islands, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo Catholic Youth Organization, Big Island and Orchid Island Umpires associations, Papaikou Senior Citizens and American Legion Posts 3 and 16, and longtime youth and high school baseball coach and baseball and softball umpire who won numerous championships and awards. Coach Correa spent his life with the youth in East Hawaii, with the goal to instill good sportsmanship, citizenship, and fair play through sports. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 24) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 25) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual or aloha attire. Survived by daughters, Ellen (Timothy) Iida, Mary Correa, Chrystine (Patrick) Arbles and Aileen Correa of Hilo; sons, James S. (Adeline) Correa, George Correa, Thomas (Wendy) Correa and Andrew (Robbie Lyn Sato) Correa of Hilo; brother-in-law, Lawrence Matsumura of Colorado; sisters-in-law, Mildred Correa and Sumiko Bento of Hilo, Harue Mukai of Honolulu; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 17 2016 - 1:30am

    Ruben Requimin Caban, 83, of Papaikou died Feb. 1 at home. Born in Cagayan, the Philippines, he was a retired feed mill worker in the Philippines and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 18) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Urn services and committal at a later date in the Philippines. Survived by wife, Cresencia Molina Caban of Papaikou; sons, Gerico (Susan) Caban, Ruben (Aurea) Caban and Cirilo (Marjorie) Caban of Hilo, Reynante (Amy) Caban of Missisauga, Ontario, Canada, and Edwin (Gina) Caban of the Philippines; daughters, Melani Caban and Madelyn (Tim) Trinidan of Hilo; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 16 2016 - 1:30am

    Lorena Mae Figueroa, 85, of Kurtistown died Feb. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Oklahoma, she was a homemaker and member of Glad Tidings Church. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Monday (Feb. 22) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Sylvia Seddon of Kurtistown; sons, Tim (Charlene) Collins of Concord, Calif., and Larry (Rose) Collins of Oakmulgee, Okla.; hanai son, Shannon Hassard of Kurtistown; stepsons, Raymond Figueroa Jr., Abraham Figueroa and August Figueroa; stepdaughter, Marsha; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 15 2016 - 1:30am

    Nellie Jane Carvalho, 83, of Honokaa died Feb. 1 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kalopa, she was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa, Hawaiian Quilting Club and Portuguese Heritage Club of Hamakua. Private services at a later date. Survived by husband, George A. Carvalho of Honokaa; sons, Bradley (Jocelyn) Carvalho and Carter S. (Leina) Carvalho of Waimea; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 14 2016 - 1:31am

    Agnes “Aggie” Branco Bello, 88, of Hilo died Feb. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Laupahoehoe Point, she was a baker at Honokaa School and homemaker, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Portuguese Cultural Club, founding member of Reed’s Bay Golf Club and member of several golf clubs. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Luncheon to follow at Carvalho Park pavilion. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Wendell (Netta) Branco of Honokaa, Paul (Melody Parker) Bello of Hilo, Moe (Stephanie) Bello of Keaau and Guy Bello of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Valerie Bello of Hilo; brother, Edwin (Bonnie) Castillo of Honokaa; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 13 2016 - 1:30am

    William M. Bolger, 60, of Hilo died Jan. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Washington, he was a retired registered nurse for a nursing home. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by brothers, Robert (Lara) Bolger and Charles (Karen) Bolger of Washington; sisters, Katy (Ralph) Voorhis of Keaau, Maureen McDowell of Ohio and Colleen (Terry) Anson of Omaha; two nieces and two nephews; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.