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  • Posted: Nov 24 2017 - 12:06am

    Lillian Tsurumi Hashimoto, 68, of Hilo died Nov. 5 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Laupahoehoe, she was an employee at Big Island Candies. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 30) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Darrell Ota of Hilo; sisters, Judy (Herman) Hamasaki and Jean (Davis Brandt Sr.) Hashimoto of Hilo; two nephews, two grandnephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 23 2017 - 12:06am

    Jack Rodney Burrill, 79, of Hilo died Nov. 9 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Ferndale, Mich., he was a retired licensed practical nurse, member of 12 Coconuts and U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran. Graveside urn committal service noon Wednesday (Nov. 29) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. No flowers. Memorial contributions to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Survived by wife, Sandra Burrill of Hilo; children, Derek (Helena) Ogle of Honolulu, Trisha Ogle of Hilo and Sherie (Peter) Schuttie of California; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 22 2017 - 12:06am

    Allan Gilmore Bredeson, 83, of Papa Bay died Oct. 31 at home. Born in Nekoma, N.D., he was a retired public school teacher in San Diego, substitute teacher in West Hawaii, member of Kona Faith Center and International Palm Society and U.S. Army veteran. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Kona Faith Center in Captain Cook. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Silvia Bredeson of Papa Bay; son, Diego (Tisha) Bredeson of Papa Bay; daughter, Ramona (Larry) Hale of Papa Bay; brother, Galen (Barbara) Bredeson of Montana; sisters, Betty Dewey and Joyce (Rick) Passmore of California; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 21 2017 - 12:06am

    Gerald Russell Paiva, 69, of Hilo died Nov. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired truck driver and security guard and member of Living Torah Hawaii Fellowship. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 26) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 3 p.m. Graveside committal service noon Monday (Nov. 27) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, LeAnn Takayama-Paiva of Hilo; daughter, Brittni Paiva of Hilo; son, Joshua (Melody) Paiva of Hilo; brothers, Michael (Charlotte) Paiva of Oahu and Peter (Darleen) Paiva of Papaikou; sisters, Alice Ann Nathaniel of Oahu, Victoria DeLuz and Theresa Matthews of Hilo, Roxanne Araki of Mountain View, Susan (Tony) Pavao of Oahu; father- and mother-in-law, Isaac and Ruth Takayama of Papaikou; brother-in-law, Dwayne (Dale) Takayama of Oahu; one grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 19 2017 - 12:06am

    Shepherd Kauohilo Lainaholo, 87, of Hilo died Oct. 19 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired laborer and member of Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 368 Hawaii and Kuhio Chapel in Keaukaha. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday (Nov. 24) at Haili Congregational Church. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 25) at the church. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Zelda (Kendall) Kelson of Hilo, Junedale Lainaholo and Leonetta Lainaholo of California and Joni Bonilla of Hilo; brother, Robert (Dorothy) Leong of Oahu; 12 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 18 2017 - 12:06am

    Bernice (Kauhi) Berdon, 86, of Waimea died Oct. 29 at home. Born in Waipio Valley, she was a retired florist and farmer. Family visitation 7-8 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 25) at St. James Episcopal Church, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea. Public visitation 8-11 a.m. Celebration of life services 11 a.m. Burial at noon followed by a gathering at the family home. Survived by son, Alfred “Butch” Berdon Jr.; daughters, Alfreida “Leo” Akau, Valerie Berdon, Charmaine “Mainey” Phillips and Corinne “Tootsie” (Matthew) Weller; brothers, Wilfred (Connie) Duldulao and Clerman (Sandy) Duldulao; sisters, Rebecca Tomas, Kathryn (Lawrence) Fujioka, Sally (Nelson) Kim and Charlotte Rodrigues, 16 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 17 2017 - 12:06am

    James “Jimmy” Jitsuo Kuwana, 79, of Hilo died Oct. 23. Born in Hilo, he was a truck driver for James M. Kuwana Inc. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Sheldon (Carolyn) Kuwana, Wayne (Cynthia Carvalho) Kuwana and Eric (Cindy) Kuwana; daughter, Sheila (Dean) Matsunami; sisters, Eleanor Odo and Lorraine (Roy) Nakamura; four grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 16 2017 - 12:06am

    Barbara Irene Cunningham, 76, of Hilo died Oct. 31. Born in Oakland, Calif., she worked for the former Pahoa Cash &Carry and was known for her sandwiches. Private services. Her body was willed to the University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sister, Mary Pederson of Chugiak, Alaska: stepdaughters, Wendy Moore and Stacy Baldzicki; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 15 2017 - 12:06am

    Herberta Jean Asuncion, 63, of Hawaiian Paradise Park died Oct. 29. Born in Hilo, she was a retired educator. Private services held. Survived by son, Daylan (Ellen) Asuncion; daughters, Dayna (Vince) Sivankeo and Daylene (Chris) Midel; parents, Herbert and Jacqueline Rapoza; sisters, Donna (Tony) Santos, Wilene (Walter) Manuia, Kathy (Swayne) Brown and Gloria Odum; brothers-in-law, Paul Ramon Villanueva; Gerald (Carmen) Asuncion, George (Isabel) Asuncion, Rodney (Tina) Asuncion, Bernard (Aileen) Asuncion and Robert Satombe; sisters-in-law, Frances (Dennis) Arakaki, Lorraine (Boni) Celoza and Priscilla Mandaloniz; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 14 2017 - 12:06am

    James Toshio Arakawa, 76, of Paauilo died Nov. 4 at Hale Hoola Hamakua. Born in Paauilo, he was a retired state health inspector, member of the former Paauilo-Kalopa Kumiai and U.S. Navy veteran during Vietnam War. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, George (Ella) Arakawa and Paul Arakawa of Paauilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 12:06am

    Dennis Itsuo Nagata, 70, of Honokaa, died Oct. 4 at home. Born in Haina, he was a journeyman machinist for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and member of various Honokaa softball teams. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 18) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by former spouse, Paulette Nagata of Honokaa; daughter, Reney (Gabriel) Simeon of Hilo; sons, Ryan (Fanchette) Nagata of Honokaa, Riley (Katy) Nagata of Papaaloa and Royden Nagata of Honokaa; brother, Glen Nagata of Honokaa; sisters, Cheryl (Adel) Lari of Minnesota and Laurene (Kuhio) Sebastian of Ahualoa; four grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 12 2017 - 12:06am

    Eunice Sawako Kagimoto Dobbins Nagel, 78, of Waimea, Kauai, died Oct. 12 at home. Born in Hilo, she retired form Walmart. Visitation 9-10:45 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 18) at Crossnet Ministries Hilo in the Hilo Lagoon Centre, 101 Aupuni St., Suite 147. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Survived by daughters, Patricia (Mark) Isoshima, Pamela Dobbins, Libby (Tomas) Sales and Margaret (Mark Yap) Dobbins; son, Benjamin Dobbins; daughter-in-law, Carol Kagimoto; brothers, Jerry (Judy) Kagimoto, Larry Kagimoto and Harry Moriwaki; sister, Karen Michal; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 10 2017 - 12:06am

    Carleen Ann Tidwell Bennett, 52, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 2 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Fairfield, Calif., she was a tower technician for Lone Star Wireless Services in El Paso, Texas, a home builder, former waitress and dental assistant. Service information to be announced at a later date. Survived by son, Casey (Larissa) Berdon of Waikoloa; daughter, Lacy (Paul Cabuag) Berdon of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Cindy Tidwell of Waimea and Michelle Rodrigues of Honokaa; brothers, Chris (Melvina) Rodrigues of Honokaa and Charles (Allison) Tidwell of Ponder, Texas; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Nov 9 2017 - 12:06am

    Jenni Bess Kuuleilani Lerback, 43, of Kailua-Kona died March 20 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was a member of Developmental Disabilities Group and Health Resources Inc. Funeral Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Celebration of life at a later date. Condolences: Florence Lerback, P.O. Box 297, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by mother, Florence Palacat Lerback of Kona; brothers, Jake (Carol) Lerback of Kona, Joseph Lerback of Waikoloa and Jens (Rebecca) Lerback of Oregon; hanai brother, Al Hillen of Hilo; sisters, Laurie Kurozawa of Oahu and Robyn Lerback Ching of Waikoloa; sister-in-law, Addie Lerback of Waikoloa; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Randolph Balalio Jr., 46, of Kahului, Maui, formerly of Kalapana, died Oct. 26. Born in Honolulu, he was a cook at Tante’s Restaurant in Kahului. Memorial service 4 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 11) at Faith in Jesus Church, 432 Waiehu Beach Road, Wailuku, Maui. Dinner to follow at 6 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by parents, Charlene “Lei” (William) Kaui Kinchoy and Randolph “Randy” (Noelani) Balalio; daughters, Brandi Balalio, Christine (Kaliko) Pettie and Ashley Balalio; brother, Daniel Balalio; grandmother, Grandma Balalio; six grandchildren; an aunt, two uncles; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.