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  • Posted: Mar 1 2017 - 12:05am

    Fumiyo Matsuno, 94, of Hilo died Feb. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired sales clerk for the former Stationers Corp. of Hawaii and cashier for the former Sure Save Supermarket. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Chris Matsuno of St. Louis and Frank Matsuno of Kapaa, Kauai; daughter, Joye Matsuno of Hilo; sister, Miyoko (Noboru) Tanita of Hilo; brother-in-law, Takumi Doi of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 26 2017 - 12:05am

    Irene Yoshiko Arakaki, 74, of Pepeekeo died Jan. 30 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kamaee Mauka, Hakalau, she was a retired licensed practical nurse at Hilo Medical Center and member of Hakalau Jodo Mission, Honomu Henjoji Mission, the Red Hat Society, Hui Okinawa, UPW Retirees, Hilo Hospital Retirees, RSVP and Pepeekeo Senior Citizens Club. Visitation 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 4) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, Ted (Muriel) Arakaki of Honolulu and Robert “Bobby” Arakaki of Pepeekeo; sisters, Hanako Shishido of Kaneohe, Oahu, Kikue Matsuoka of California and Kikuko Oshiro and Fumie Poka of Honolulu; an aunt; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 25 2017 - 12:05am

    Manuel “Maning” Delo Santos Sr., 90, of Captain Cook died Feb. 15 at home. Born in Kohala, he was a self-employed coffee and macadamia nut farmer, U.S. Army World War II veteran and aircraft mechanic, and member of Kona Lions Club, Ilocano Ancestry Club and American Legion. Visitation 7-9:30 a.m. Thursday (March 2) at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakekua. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Aloha attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Lions Club of Kona, P.O. Box 287, Kealakekua, HI 96750. Survived by wife, Vicenta Delo Santos of Captain Cook; son, Manuel (Robin) Delo Santos Jr. of Captain Cook; daughters, Diane (Gary) Nagano, Stephanie (Paul) Armitage, Rose (Glenn) Kekoa and Debbie (Mark) Dumaguinl of Captain Cook, Leialoha Cooper of Savannah, Tenn., Melanie (Cy) Nakamoto of Kainaliu, Cindy (Marvin) Terawaki of Beltsville, Md., and Jolene (Floyd) Kahalioumi of Kealakekua; sister, Mary Belanio of Captain Cook; sisters-in-law, Francesca Delo Santos and Margaret (Andres) Guillermo of Captain Cook; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 12:05am

    Remedios “Meding” Gonzales Bacxa, 85, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 17 at home. Born in Laoag City, Philippines, she was a homemaker, former teacher and laboratory assistant and member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 78-6955 Mamalahoa Highway, Holualoa. Service at 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow at Queen Liliuokalani subdivision recreation center. For information, call 329-1370. Survived by sons, Roland (Myrna) Bacxa and Justo Bacxa of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Josephine (Manny) Sadumiano and Imelda (Irenio) Bulong of Kailua-Kona; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Feb 23 2017 - 12:05am

    Alfred Bonga, 74, of Honolulu died Feb 4. in Las Vegas. Born in Hilo, he was an able seaman and U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Julie; daughters, Robin and Charlene; brother, Leroy; sisters, Norma Caravalho, Elaine Baltero and Pauline Efhan; five grandchildren.

  • Posted: Feb 22 2017 - 12:05am

    Roland Alexander Amaral Sr., 66, of Keaau died Feb. 13 at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired heavy equipment mechanic for Ka‘u Agribusiness and member of the Heritage Christian Fellowship in Hilo. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Monday (Feb. 27) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Cremation to follow; scattering of ashes 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at Pohoiki beach. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Paulette Amaral of Keaau; sons, Lesley A. Lerma Jr., Allan S. (Tasha) Amaral and Manuel A. (Chi-Ashley) Amaral of Keaau, Joseph A. (Tatiana) Felix of Hilo and Roland A. (Jeannie) Amaral Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska; daughter, Heather L. (Damon) Johnson of Honolulu; brother, Robert (Neenah) Amaral of California; sisters, Sharon (Charles) Cabral of Hilo and Virgie McAfee of Washington; 12 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 20 2017 - 12:40pm

    Beatrice Kaonohipua Chau, 91, of Hawi died Feb. 4 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kohala, she was a retired cook and waitress at the former Luke’s Restaurant & Hotel and member of the Kohala Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Friends may call from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 25) at the Kohala Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawi. Funeral service at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Melvin Chau and Rudolph Chau of Kohala; daughter, Bernadette (Robert) Cunningham of Mililani, Oahu; brother, Bush Kauahilo of Honolulu; sister, Henrietta Emiliano of Kohala; sister-in-law, Facina Kauahilo of Honolulu; 11 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 18 2017 - 12:05am

    Ricky Elliot Caraballo, 61, of Pahoa died Feb. 9 at home. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 23) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Conrad (Johanna) Caraballo and Ricky (Brooke) Caraballo of Sacramento, Calif., Ricky D. (Crystal) Caraballo of Pahoa and Gerardo (Shanayd) Caraballo of Kona; daughters, Chasity (Liwai) Napuelua of Honolulu and Samantha (Ashton) Rivera of Pahoa; brother, Robin Caraballo of Honolulu; sisters, Sylvia Gilbert of Pahoa and Linda Caraballo of New York; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 10:51am

    Maggie “Kathy” Katherine Baldwin, 87, of Hilo died Feb. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hayden, Ky., she was a homemaker and member of Hilo Woman’s Club. Memorial service 10 a.m. Monday (Feb. 20) at Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St.. Casual attire; loose flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Lester Baldwin of Hilo; daughters, Nancy (Brent) Abe of Kaneohe, Oahu, Babs Eaton of Greenville, S.C., Jen Baldwin of Dallas and Shayna Baldwin of Tacoma, Wash.; sisters, Alma Dean Rynes and Rose Mary (Jim) Owens of Virginia; three grandsons and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

  • Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 12:05am

    Andrew Kalakini Bannister, 76, of Kealakekua died Jan. 19 at home. Born in Waialua, Oahu, he was a retired heavy equipment operator, rancher, fisherman, hunter and member of Operators Engineers Local 3. Visitation 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Kahikolu Congregational Church on Napoopoo Road. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Luncheon and fellowship to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Elizabeth Bannister of Kealakekua; sons, Clinton (Roylynn) Bannister of Pahoa, Arnold (Davolyn Pama) Bannister of Kealakekua and Moses (Tanya) Bannister of Honaunau; daughters, Leonora (Timothy) Walsh of Mesa, Ariz., and Karen (Wray) Ichishita of Kealakekua; brother, Samuel Bannister of Waimea; sisters, Josephine Houghtailing of Vallejo, Calif., and Esther Pahoa of Killeen, Texas; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 16 2017 - 12:05am

    Mary-Jo “MJ” Anna Gaspar, 42, of Las Vegas, formerly of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 31 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was an educational assistant for the state Department of Education, service contractor for Aloha and Hawaiian airlines and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb, 25, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Luncheon and fellowship at the church hall. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by father, Earl (Diana) Gaspar of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Earl (Jenny) Gaspar of San Jose, Calif., William (Joyal) Gaspar, Glen Gaspar and Jamie Gaspar of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Iris Gaspar of Las Vegas, Isis (Pritchard) Lealiiee and Emma Gaspar of Kailua-Kona; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by La Paloma Funeral Home, Las Vegas, and Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 12:05am

    Clyde “Aku” Timoteo Canida, 68, of Keaau died Feb. 2 at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama a Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Care Center. Born in Punene, Maui, he was an iron worker. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 18) at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 840 Kupulau Road in Hilo. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, Aaron (Princess) Canida and Gavin Canida of Hilo; sisters, Loretta Viduya of Pearl City, Oahu, Stephanie (Glenn) Eugenio of Mililani, Oahu, and Charladine (Patrick) Duhay of Arizona; brothers, Francis (Bobo) Lo of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Llewellyn (Darlene) Canida of Aiea, Oahu; sister-in-law, Irene Revilla of Mililani; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

  • Posted: Feb 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Henry Kauai Anakalea, 84, of Hilo died Jan. 27 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired custodian with the Hawaii Department of Education, U.S. Army veteran and member of Haili Church and Kuhio Chapel and Haili Choir. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Friday (Feb. 17) at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Oinah Anakalea of Hilo; sons, Thomas Anakalea of Hilo and Leonard (Jaime) Anakalea of Wailuku, Maui; sister-in-law, Violet Anakalea of Kapolei, Oahu; two grandsons; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Feb 11 2017 - 12:05am

    Kuniyoshi “Kuni” Arakaki, 90, of Naalehu died Jan. 16 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was a retired mechanic for the former Ka‘u Sugar Co. and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 14) at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Kaneohe, Oahu. Service at 11:30 a.m. Inurnment at 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. Survived by wife, Harriet; brothers, Shamba, Mamo and Paul; sisters, Beatrice Oshiro, Lily Nagata, Ethel Hasegawa, Katie Uyehara and Nancy Shiroma.

  • Posted: Feb 9 2017 - 12:05am

    Aiko Fukunaga, 94, of Pahala died Jan. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, she was retired from Ka‘u Agribusiness, an RSVP volunteer and member of Pahala Hongwanji Mission and Pahala Senior Center. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Takamari Fukunaga of Pahala; sons, Alvin (Jackie) Fukunaga of North Little Rock, Ark., Allen Fukunaga of Canyon Country, Calif.; daughter, Elaine Kamakura of Simi Valley, Calif.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.