Tanya Lokelani Midel, 49, of Keaau died June 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Lanai City, Lanai, she was a pre-school office clerk. Celebration of life noon-7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Onekahakaha Beach Park Pavilion No. 4 in Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Thomas Midel of Keaau; stepsons, Chad (Tracey) Midel of Ainaloa, Kaimi Midel and Bryson Midel of Mountain View; father, David Pua of Waimea; brothers, Drake (Eliza “Lolly”) Pua and Dwayne (Clarissa) Pua of Kona; mother-in-law, Irene Midel of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Irene (Keka) Silva, Joycelynn (David) Isabell, Judy (Reginald) Elvenia, Mary (Rex) Kato, Debbie (Lynol) Chartrand and Hulali Midel of Hilo, Cheryl Midel of Hawaiian Beaches; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Tsuruko Tai See, 91, of Pearl City, Oahu, formerly of Hilo, died April 26 at Pearl City Nursing Home. Born in Hilo, she was a flower arranger and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services held. No koden (monetary donations). Survived by daughters, Betty J. Shibata of Pearl City and Evelyn J. (Chester) Saito of Seattle; sons, Ronald I. (Anne) Tai See of Puna and Robert G. (Nancy) Tai See of Waipahu, Oahu; sister, Shizue (Take) Shiroma of Hilo; brother, Chosei (Alice) Sakihara of Hilo; 11 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Troy Dennis Vail, 55, of Kailua-Kona, died June 6 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in New York City, he was a retired truck driver and co-owner of the former Salty Waters business. Private services. Survived by wife, Doreen Vail of Kailua-Kona; son, Robert (Terry) McClay of Ocean View; daughters, Nicole (Jorge) Vail of Kailua-Kona and Kerry (Rick) Reeves of Middletown, N.Y.; one brother, two sisters; eight grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary