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  • Posted: Oct 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Sebastian “John” Mayo Madarang Jr., 42, of Hilo died Oct. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, he was a 1992 graduate of Hilo High School and a dishwasher at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Visitation 8-10 a.m Thursday (Oct. 27) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section). Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by mother, Wilhelmina “Helen” Arellano of Hilo; sister, Grace (Juan) Barrientos of Keaau; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces from Hilo, Davao and Mindanao, the Philippines. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 22 2016 - 12:05am

    Ashley William Gaa, 52, of Hilo died Oct. 20 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. He was born in Kealakekua. Private services. Survived by mother, Nina Dart; brother, Patrick (Nani) Dart; sister, Sybil Gaa. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 21 2016 - 12:05am

    Theresa “Mama T” Grace, 61, of Captain Cook died Oct. 11 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a clerk typist at Konawaena Elementary School, worked as a school custodian and a security officer for Reynolds Kamakawiwoole and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. Friends can call at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at the family’s residence, 81-6308 Mamalahoa Highway in Captain Cook for a 7 p.m. wake service and overnight vigil. Service 8 a.m. Oct. 29 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakekua. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Hano Grace of Captain Cook; sons, Hano Boy (Tiffany) Grace and Preston (Shellie Ann) Grace of Captain Cook and Richard Kalani (Kaliko) Grace of Kawaihae; daughter, Laressa (Jacob) Medeiros of Kealakekua; father, Richard (Momi) Cordeiro of Oahu; mother, Medinia Ramirez of Captain Cook; brothers, Ryan Cordeiro and Rance Cordeiro of Oahu, Henry Cordeiro Jr. of Kailua-Kona, Gordon Cordeiro of Hilo; sisters, Drina (Billy) DeCosta of Kauai, Debra (Keith) Ralston of Oahu, Geraldine (Ronald) Magallanes and Pearline (Leonard) Yamada of Las Vegas, Cheryl (Richard) Ono of Captain Cook; brothers-in-law, Gordon (Henrilyn) Grace of Opihihale, Roland (Rayven) Grace of Naalehu, Ryan (Lorelei) Grace of Kalaoa, Bryan (Renee) Grace of Captain Cook, Darryl (Leona) Grace of Kealakekua; sisters-in-law, Raylene “Tita” (Rohit) Patel of Florida and Rena Grace of Honaunau; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 20 2016 - 12:05am

    Richard Lawrence Danielson, 69, of Ocean View died Oct. 27, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Massapequa, N.Y., he was a commercial fishing boat builder in Kailua-Kona and U.S. Army veteran. Inurnment with military honors at noon Oct. 27 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Survived by sons, Zachary Danielson of Kailua-Kona and Morgan Montgomery of Lahaina, Maui; sister, Esther (Andy) Danielson-Berger of Norfolk, N.C.; brother, Kenneth Danielson; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 19 2016 - 12:05am

    Robert Joseph Ghiotto, 51, of Mountain View died Oct. 3 at his home. Born in Chicago, he was a bricklayer and U.S. Navy veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Audra Ghiotto of Mountain View; sons, Anthony Ghiotto of Illinois, Donald Ghiotto and Adam Ghiotto of Mountain View; parents, Arthur and Marie Ghiotto of Illinois; brother, Lenny Basile of Illinois; sister, Trina Beauchamp of Indiana; mother-in-law, Angel Auskalnis of Indiana; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 18 2016 - 12:05am

    James “Lee” Rudolph, 66, of Waipio Valley died June 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Austin, Texas, he was a U.S. Navy veteran during the Vietnam War. Memorial celebration 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22) at his residence in Waipio Valley. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by brother, Charles (Lori) Rudolph of Austin; nieces and nephews.

  • Posted: Oct 16 2016 - 12:05am

    Sachiko “Sachi” Murazane, 78, of Hilo, died Sept. 22 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired orchid farmer, former office manager for Nick’s Garage, former employee of IK Motors and Parts Center Hawaii and member of Taishoji Soto Mission Kyodan, Fujinkai and Baikako. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 23) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Kay (Neal) Kasamoto of Honolulu; brother, Shizuo (Janet) Yoshida of Honolulu; sisters, Mieko Maeda of Pearl City, Oahu, Jane (Marvin) Iida of Hilo; a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Agnes Tsuruko Ariyoshi, 98, of Makawao, Maui, formerly of Pahala, died Sept. 1 at home. Born in Kaalaiki Hilea, Ka‘u, she was a retired licensed practical nurse for Ka‘u Hospital. Services held. Survived by son, Ralph (Pauline) Iwane; daughter, Lois (Nelson) Nishikawa; brother, James Takeuchi; sisters, Harumi Ikeda and Satsue Yoshishige; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 13 2016 - 12:05am

    Jock Kipiliano Aipoalani, 62, of Hilo, formerly of Nanakuli, Oahu, died Oct. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired adult corrections officer at Halawa Correctional Facility on Oahu and Hawaii Community Correctional Center, member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kaumana Ward, Hui Makai Motorcycle Club and Kaumana Alenaio Kumiail, life member of the Hogs, and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 18) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Oahu visitation 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 20) at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Casual attire; no loose flowers, but lei welcome. Survived by wife, Mercedes “Penny” Aipoalani of Hilo; daughters, Colleen “Kaonohi” K. (Don, Jr.) Ahuna of San Bruno, Calif., and Juby “Honey” K.L. Aipoalani of Hilo; goddaughter, Chelsea K. Aipoalani of Honolulu; brothers, John (Phyllis) Aipoalani of Waianae, Oahu, Joy (Roxanne) Aipoalani of Kaneohe, Oahu, Jan Michael Aipoalani of Waianae, James (Mel) Aipoalani of Mililani, Oahu, and Joseph (Terri) Aipoalani II of Nanakuli, Oahu; sister, Juby “Doll” (Eassie) Miller of Kahului, Maui; father-in-law, Christian K. Leialoha Sr. of Hilo; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 12:05am

    Edna Carson, 94, of Hilo died Sept. 9 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in North Dakota, she was a waitress and loved cooking, gardening, cats and practicing tai chi. Celebration of life early next year. Survived by sons, Tom Carson of Hilo and Richard Schuldheisz of Arkansas; five grandchildren.

  • Posted: Oct 11 2016 - 12:05am

    Masashige Akamine, 93, of Hilo died Sept. 26 at the Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired real estate developer, co-owner of the former Hilo Food Town Supermarket, member of Hilo Meishoin Mission and Hui Okinawa. Private services held. No flowers; no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Kimiko Akamine of Hilo; son, Howard (Doreen) Akamine of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughters, Dayle (Keith) Nishimura of Mililani, Oahu, Janice (Russell Ono) Akamine of Honolulu, Margaret (Allan) Yokoyama of Mililani; brother, Baldwin (Dorothy) Akamine of Honolulu; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 10 2016 - 2:23pm

    Princess Cynthia Rahim Charles, 65, of Mountain View died Aug. 17 at home. Born in New York City, she was a nurse, hairdresser and animal lover who acted like royalty and loved the color purple. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by mother, Mary L. Charles of Hilo; son, Kenneth (Lynn Elsman) Fujisaki of Oahu; two granddaughters. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 10 2016 - 12:05am

    Douglas Peter Carvalho, 75, of Pahoa died Jan. 2 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a landscaper and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services held. Survived by wife, Terrie Carvalho of Pahoa; sons, Ronson Carvalho and Jayboy Reyes of Pahoa, Dustin (Tash Bondallion) of Pepeekeo, Iremiah Reyes of Honolulu; daughters, Monica Carvalho of Pahoa, Jayleen (Chase Belaski) Reyes of Mountain View, Jayann (Ekahi Mejia) Reyes of Waiakea Uka and Tammy Carvalho Pocock of Honolulu; sisters, Burna Carvalho and Shirley Barboza of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 9 2016 - 12:05am

    Abraham “Dong” Antonio, 93, of Papaikou died Sept. 19 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, he was a retired cane truck driver for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., worked for the former Flintkote Company, Canec Division, and was a member of Immaculate Heart Mary Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 15) at Immaculate Heart Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Alae Cemetery, section H, row E, plot 26. Survived by son, Arnold Antonio of Papaikou; daughters, Rosanna (Thomas) Figueira and Colleen (Wallace Kawakone) Antonio of Papaikou, Faith Shin of Hilo; sister, Alba of Keaau; sister-in-law, Vicky Trinidad of Ewa Beach, Oahu; 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 8 2016 - 12:05am

    Henry Edward de la Cruz, 63, of Hilo died Sept. 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran awarded the Purple Heart and member of Hale ‘Oluea Clubhouse. Memorial service 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 12) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 522 Ponahawai St., Hilo. Visitation to follow. Noon urn burial at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by mother, Frances de la Cruz of Honolulu; brother, Michael de la Cruz of Honolulu; sister, Francine Chai of Honolulu. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.