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Obituaries for May 16

Connielen Bernisto Ballocanag, 46, of Honolulu and Philippines died April 9 in the Philippines. Bornin Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she was a housekeeper. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service at 6 p.m. Friends may call again from 8-10 a.m. on Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service at 10 a.m. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Section 7). Casual attire. Survived by husband, Lorenzo Ballocanag of Honolulu; daughter, Destiny Ballocanag of Honolulu and Philippines; son, Jerome Ballocanag of Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippines; mother, Elena Bugarin Carvelo of Hilo; brothers, Wilson B. (Annafe) Bernisto of Paradise Park, Conrad B. Bernisto Jr. of Honolulu and Alex (Angela) Bernisto of Kona; sister, Florence B. (Malcolm) Mostoles of Baltimore, Md.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gilbert “Mr. B” P. Benevides Sr., 83, of Hilo died May 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired water meter reader for Hawaii County’s Department of Water Supply, a retired sheet metal fabricator, a former game cock fighter, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo and the Holy Name Society. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Marie Benevides of Hilo; son, Gilbert P. (Mary Lou) Benevides Jr. of Hilo; daughters, Natalie N. (Chad) Chaves and Yvonne (Paul, Jr.) Caitano, both of Hilo; brothers, Anthony P. (Etta) Benevides and William P. Benevides, both of Hilo; sister, Fannie (Richard) Gouveia of Kona; brothers-in-law, Benedict Shon, Ronald (Iris) Veriato and Shayne “Slim” (Sonja) Veriato, all of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Rosita Benevides and Elizabeth Veriato, both of Hilo, and Yvonne Kuuipo Vaughn of Palm Springs, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marjorie Jane Hill, 93, of Kailua Kona died May 3 at a private care home. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., she was a retired housekeeper and nurse’s aid. Private services were held. Survived by daughter, Kay (Mike) Zara; two grandchildren; grandson; three great-grandsons and two great-great-grandsons. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Akira Tanaka, 86, of Hilo died May 9 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Wailea, he was a retired supervisor for Hilo Medical Center Radiology Department, U.S. Army World War II veteran, and member of Taishoji Soto Mission and Kinney Heights Kumiai. Friends may call from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Miyome Tanaka of Hilo; son, Rodney (Pauline) Tanaka of Hilo; daughters, Christine Wakida, Aileen (Sheldon) Hayashi, both of Hilo; son-in-law, Raymond Matsuda of Pearl City, Oahu; sisters, Betty Abe of Honolulu, Toshiko (Al) Campos of Chicago, Mitzie Shikuma of Hilo; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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