Gertrude Bolton, 102, of Glenwood died July 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Corder, Mo., she retired as a Lutheran elementary school teacher in Long Beach, Calif., was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hilo, Volcano Senior Center and tutor with Laubach Literacy Council in East Hawaii. Celebration of life 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Christ Lutheran Church, 595 Kapiolani St. Aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by daughters, Louise (John) Robertson of Glenwood and Janet Winkler of Texas; five grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Debrah Ku‘uleialoha Kahee Kamalii, 61, of Ainaloa died Aug. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Service at 11 a.m. Survived by former husband, Harry Jr. Keawe Kamalii of Hilo; son, Harry John Keawe Kamalii of Hilo; daughter, Deedee (Michael) George of Hilo; brothers, Matthew Kahee of Hilo, Leroy (Yvonne) Kahee of Hilo and Herman Kahee Aichle of California; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Raymond Kukulu Kuahuia Sr., 70, of Milolii, died Aug. 10 at home. Born in Pahala, he was a commercial fisherman and retired Milolii volunteer fire station chief. Celebration of life 9 a.m Saturday, Aug. 25, at family residence in Kona Palisades, 73-1081 Makamaka St., Kailua-Kona. For information call 443-1285 or 936-0405. Survived by daughter, Shonna Taetuna of Egypt; sons, Raymond (Amoe) Kuahuia Jr. and Guy (Ingri) Kuahuia; sisters, Dora Halena, Elizabeth (Gogo) Taetuna and Shirley (Pete Castillo) Casuga of Milolee; brothers, Ben (Darlene) Casuga and Jack (Caroline) Casuga of Milolii; hanai son, Ronald Tai See Milolii; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Barbara Ann Rusert, 53, of Hilo died Aug. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Washington, she was a retired as a International Sales Rep for JDS Uniphase. Celebration of life 4 p.m. today at Mo‘oheau Park, downtown Hilo. Survived by former husband, Robert M. Rusert Sr.; sons, Craig H. Rusert and Robby M. Rusert of Hilo; daughter, Lauren M. Rusert of Hilo; brothers, Jim (Gayla) Hopkins, Mike (Karen) Hopkins, Pat (Jane) Hopkins, Frank (Donna) Hopkins, Larry (Lyn) Hopkins and Ed (Carla) Hopkins of Indiana; sisters, Joan Kavanaugh of Arizon and, Mary (Jon) Mirro of Indiana. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Bernard “Sunshine” A. Soares, 71, of Keaau died July 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired painter contractor and owner of SS Painting Co., a commercial fisherman, professional boxer, hunter and member of Sure Foundation Church in Puna. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Glad Tidings Church, 113 Kuawa St., behind Ken’s House of Pancakes. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Rita J. Soares of Keaau; sons, Derek (Tracy) Soares of Mountain View and Darren (Cynthia) Soares of Hilo; daughter, Lisa L. Soares of Keaau; brother, David A. Soares of Honolulu; sister, Johnette (Linda) Fabra of Seattle; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Fusami Yano, 89, of Honokaa died July 29 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Born in Kukaiau, she was a retired honey packer for the former Powers Apiary and member of Hamakua Jodo Mission and Ahualoa Kumiai. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Hamakua Jodo Mission in Honokaa. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Clyde (Ida) Yano of Honokaa; daughter, Veronica Inouye of Honolulu; sister, Yoshimi Uyeda of Waimea; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.