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  • Posted: Aug 25 2016 - 12:06am

    Ely Ramos Acierto, 93, of Keaau died Aug. 17 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Facility in Hilo. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a retired cane truck driver for the former Puna Sugar Co. and member of Keaau Heights Kumiai and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Monday (Aug. 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcomed. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Survived by wife, Estrella Acierto of Keaau; daughters, Amalia (Elroy Rapoza) Acierto and Stella (Lynol Waipa) Acierto of Keaau; sons, Edwin (Jeanette) Acierto of Keaau, Aldrin Acierto of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Rodney Acierto of Brooklyn, N.Y.; brother, Ricardo Acierto of Honolulu; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 24 2016 - 12:05am

    Takemori “Sonny” Ishiki, 87, of Kukuihaele died Aug. 5 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Kukuihaele, he was a retired supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., member of Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and former member of Hamakua Seniors softball team. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Yoshiko Ishiki of Kukuihaele; daughters, Ann Marcia Ishiki and Colleen Ishiki of Honolulu; son, Brian (Diane) Ishiki of Waikoloa; brother, Takeo Ishiki of Hilo; sisters, Kikue (Takeo) Toma of Honokaa, Doris (Ray) Zlomke of California and Shirley (Hisashi) Araki of Kaneohe, Oahu; brothers-in-law, Sumio Nakada of Maui and Haruto (Sadako) Nakada of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Yoneko (Frank) McNeil of Colorado; a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Alicia “Kullah” May Andres, 20, of Hilo died Aug. 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a member of Solid Rock Ministries in Kailua-Kona, S.R.M. Eagles Cheerleading, Kona Aerials Gymnastics and Pentecostal Discipleship in Puna. Visitation 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 27) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Dakota Andres-Suenishi of Hilo; parents, Arnel Andres of Hilo and January Andres of Hilo; brothers, AJ Andres of Kailua-Kona and Michael Halican of Hilo; grandfather, Arnold Andres of Hilo; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 21 2016 - 12:05am

    Gilbert G. Abalos, 78, of Mountain View died Aug. 5 at home. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired truck driver for T. Kaneshiro Store in Honokaa, U.S. Air Force veteran and member of The House Church in Hilo. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Saturday (Aug. 27) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at noon. Casual attire; no flowers Survived by daughters, Linda Andrade of Hilo, Judy (Clayton) Arruda of Kurtistown and Cindy (Paul) Andrade of Mountain View; sister, Dolly Best of Washington; brother, Wayne (Velma) Abalos of Hilo; brother-in-law, Eugene (Genny) Tavares of Honokaa; sister-in-law, Marie Benevides of Hilo; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 20 2016 - 12:05am

    Victor DuBray Jr., 80, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 16 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired concrete batchman for West Hawaii Concrete, Puuwaawaa Ranch hand, member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 745 and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Carmen DuBray of Kailua-Kona; son, Victor (Korrie) DuBray III of LaGrande, Ore.; daughters, Victoria DuBray of Kailua-Kona, Deborah Dutra of Waimea and Vanessa (David) Crawford of Kailua-Kona; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Aug 19 2016 - 12:05am

    Antonio “Tony” Helliangao, 80, of Hilo died on Aug. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ka‘u, he was a retired county highways equipment operator, a U.S. Army veteran and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Private services at a later date. Survived by wife, Evelyn Helliangao; sons, Kevin (Shanna Kamanu) Helliangao, Grant (Leslie) Helliangao and Nicolas Helliangao; daughter, Lureen (Michael) Komoda; brother, Albert (Itoe) Helliangao; sisters, Patsy Asejo and Beatrice (Gilbert) Ganzagan; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 18 2016 - 12:05am

    Charles Arthur Cunningham Jr., 32, of Mountain View died July 24. He was born in Hilo. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Kinoole Baptist Church, 1815 Kinoole St., Hilo. Celebration of life services at 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: Survived by mother, Emmalyn Evangelista of Hilo; father Charles Arthur Cunningham Sr. of Hilo; grandmothers, Irene Cunningham and Eleanor Evangelista of Hilo; sons, Charles Arthur Cunningham III, John Cunningham and Noah Cunningham of Mountain View; brother, Jacob Cunningham of Hilo; sister, Terry Nohokapu of Honolulu; two nephews; Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 17 2016 - 12:05am

    Ann Tsuruko Inafuku, 92, of Hilo died July 22 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kohala, she was a homemaker. Services held. Survived by daughter, Juanita Higa; brother, Dr. James Higa; sister, Barbara Higa; one grandchild and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 16 2016 - 12:05am

    Theadore “Ted” William Angelo, 82, of Kukuihaele died Aug. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Haina, he was a retired construction laborer for the AFL-CIO, plumber by trade, member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa Ward, and U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 20) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Honokaa Ward. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Nellie Angelo of Kukuihaele; sons, Milton “Tane” (Lani) Angelo of Honokaa and Theodore E. (Justina) Angelo of Kawaihae; daughter, Minerva (Warren) Tabucbuc of Kukuihaele; hanai son, Leonard Takahashi of Honokaa; sisters, Emma (William) Paiva of Ahualoa, Bernice (Manuel) Andrade of Santa Monica, Calif., and Brenda Angelo of Honokaa; brothers, Rudolph Angelo of Kukuihaele and Norman (Barbara) Angelo of Ewa Beach, Oahu; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 15 2016 - 12:05am

    Nathaniel Kuakapuonaalii “Scooby” Kekahu, 19, of Puna died July 19 at home. Born on Oahu, he was a mason. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday (Aug. 19) at Ballard Family Mortuary in Hilo. Oahu visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary, 1150 Kikowaena St., Honolulu. Celebration of life service at 10 a.m. Private burial at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu. Online condolences: Survived by mother, Angela Kekahu of Keaau; father, Charles Kekahu of Keaau; grandmothers, Diane Kekahu of Keaau and Mary-Lynne Ludloff of Kaneohe, Oahu; brothers, Hekili Richie of Kaneohe, Charles Kekahu Jr. and Kekoa Shipman of Puna; sisters, Mary Richie of Kaneohe, Hoku Richie Kekahu, Charity Kekahu and Katriel Kekahu of Puna; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 12:06am

    Kevin Arthur Asuncion, 35, of Pahoa died July 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he worked for Agro Resources Inc. and coached the Puna Panthers Pop Warner football team, NSPYR Brand Ambassador and other clubs. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Alae Cemetery, new section. Survived by father, Rodney (Tina Morita) Asuncion of Pahoa; mother, Peggy Wilt Asuncion of Pahoa; daughters, Hiilani Ayala Asuncion and Tiera Asuncion of Pahoa; stepdaughter, Jazzlyn Cabatbat of Pahoa; son, Dayton Asuncion of Pahoa; brothers, Riley Asuncion and Denton (Ashley Perez) Asuncion of Pahoa; stepbrothers, Damien Kawai of Oakland, Calif., and Dane Tibayan of Pahoa; sister, Daycia Asuncion of Pahoa; stepsisters, Tatum (Matt) Fielder and Jana-Lei (Summer Marcelino) Kawai of Georgia; grandmother, Theresa Wilt of Hilo; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and godchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 13 2016 - 12:05am

    Chizuko “Amy” Honma, 93, of Pepeekeo, formerly of Paauilo, died July 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ninole, she was a retired seamstress for the former Honokaa Hospital and member of Paauilo Hongwanji Mission and Paauilo Camp Community Association. Services held. No flowers and koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Joyce (Robert) Kaya of Bellevue, Wash., Lorraine (Warren) Okabayashi of Pepeekeo, Arlene (Michael) Yuen of Mililani, Oahu, and Gayle (Benny) Yamamoto of Pukalani, Maui; sisters, Violet Tomoe Oketani of Honokaa and Janet (Paul) Togawa of Mission Viejo, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Faye Honma of Paauilo, Hatsuno Fujimoto and Matsue Fujimoto of Hilo, Doris Fujimoto of Honolulu, Marguerite (Kenneth) Matsumura of Gardena, Calif.; brother-in-law, Hisao Wakahiro of Torrance, Calif.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

  • Posted: Aug 12 2016 - 12:05am

    Shellie Akiko Amano, 43, of Kealakekua died July 27 at Regency at Hualalai. Born in Kealalekua, she was a U.S. Army veteran, instructor at Hawaii Pacific University and University of Phoenix, financial officer for an advertising company, doctor of chiropractic services and a Rotarian. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Lifewater Church (formerly Central Kona Union Church) in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Kawika of Kealakekua; mother, Glenna Bell, and stepfather, Charlie Bell of Kealakekua; maternal grandmother, Chiyono Kobayashi of Kainaliu; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 11 2016 - 12:05am

    Bonnie June Howard, 73, of Hilo died Aug. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Anthony, Kan., she was a homemaker, worked for Sitkans Against Family Violence and was a member of Women of the Moose Lodge 1350, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1662, Hilo Woman’s Club and Alaskan Native Sisterhood. No services. Online condolences: Survived by husband, Louis Howard Sr. of Hilo; son, Louis (Marla) Howard Jr. of Eagle River, Alaska; daughters, Mary (Rick) Henley of Roanoke, Va., Barbara Scott of Ferrum, Va., Veronica Reynolds of Klamath Falls, Ore., Janet (Dan) Evans of Sitka, Alaska, and Linda Schauwecker of Juneau, Alaska; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

  • Posted: Aug 10 2016 - 12:05am

    Lynn Yvette Guthrie-Dalao, 75, of Hilo died July 31 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Born in San Pedro, Calif., she was a homemaker, missionary, cook and wife of a career U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. Celebration of life gathering 5-7 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 11) at Onekahakaha Beach Park Pavilion No. 2. A dish to share would be welcome. Email condolences to Survived by husband, Allan Dalao of Hilo; son, Michael Guthrie of Seattle; daughters, Mariana Reyes of Seattle, Jacqui (Tony) Meadows and Deanne Farmer of Hendersonville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.