Mateo D. Balinbin Jr., aka Bradda Boy, 40, of Pahoa, died Monday, May 20, at home in Nanawale Estates. Born in Waianae and raised on the Big Island, he was a former employee of Hilo Termite. His pastimes included picking opihi, driving his truck, riding his dirt bike, playing ukulele and talking on his CB Radio. Friends may call Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; Visitation from 5-7 p.m.; Services at 7 p.m.; Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary Crematory. Celebration of life on Saturday, June 22, at Pohoiki (Isaac Hale Beach Park) at noon. Casual attire; Flowers and lei welcome; For more info call Naomi at 936-7058 or 959-6722. Survived by fiancée, Naomi R. Seely of Pahoa; daughters, Lexus M.T. Balinbin, Unique K.L. Balinbin and Paige P.M. Balinbin of Pahoa; sons, Tatlus K.M. Balinbin of Pahoa and Bronson Sibonga of Modesto, Calif.; mother, Elizabeth M. (Lionel Arruda) Balinbin of Papaikou; sisters, Debbie-Ann (Larry) Botelho of Texas and Wendy L. (Matthew) Soares of Hilo; siblings, Davey Balinbin, Matthew Balinbin, Doug-Aaron Balinbin and Brandon Balinbin of Maui, Carly-Rose Balinbin-Comer of Hilo; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, niece and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kahikina Dacalio aka Sally Kahikinaokala Dacalio, 83, of Hilo and formerly of Pahala died Thursday, May 23, in Mililani, Oahu. Born in Hilea, she was a retired cook at Volcano House and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Friends may call Sunday at the family residence in Hilo, 134 Kapaka St.; Visitation from 5:30-10 p.m. (all night vigil). Friends may call on Monday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo; Visitation from 8-10 a.m.; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; Burial at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by sons, James Jr. (Lisa) Dacalio and Milton (Verna) Dacalio of Pahala, Jason (Gale) Dacalio of Georgia, Alson (Victoria) Dacalio of Oklahoma; daughters, Luwayne (Davy) Dacalio-Kamalii of Waipahu, Mervanette (George) Lee of Ewa and Lurnette (Joel) Dacalio-Spencer of Mililani, Oahu; hanai daughter, Orasa Fernandez of Mililani, Oahu; brother, Garciano “Ciano” Sesson of Pahala; sisters, Felisa (Thomas) Kaniho of South Point, Ka‘u and Rosing (Moses) Takaki of Aiea, Oahu; hanai sister, Marjorie “Margie” Abrojena of Konai; 27 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Akio “Stan” Higa, 80, of Hilo died at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home on Saturday, June 1. Born in Hilo, he was a retired electrician for the County of Hawaii and the former proprietor of Akio Higa’s Electrical Service. He was also a member of the Grace Baptist Church of Hilo and a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Friends may call at the Dodo Mortuary chapel on Monday from 3-4 p.m., where a funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., followed by cremation. Friends may also call the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2 on Tuesday, June 18, for graveside urn committal services at noon. Casual attire, no flowers. Survived by wife, Mildred Higa of Hilo; daughters, Shani (Derek Morishita) Higa of Hilo, Sheri Ann Higa of Hilo, and Deann (Danny) Rivera of Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, Edwin Higa of Honolulu, and Glenn (Haruko) Higa of Okinawa; sisters-in-law, Sayoko Higa of California and Connie Higa of Honolulu; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Janise “Italian Stallion” Lynn Johnson, 43, of Ocean View died May 28 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Detroit, Mich., she was a stone mason. Friends may call at 2 p.m. June 21 at Keei Beach for a celebration of life. Beach attire, loose flowers welcome. Survived by son, Maika‘i Gegente of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Meilani Johnson of Papaikou; mother, Antoinette Johnson of Michigan; brother, Daniel Johnson of Michigan; sisters, Renee Johnson and Lisa (John) Landry, all of Texas, Laura Myers of Grand Rapids, Mich.; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.