Obituaries for Nov. 25
Bernard Alani Sr., 88, of Keaau died Nov. 6 at Home. Born in Hookena, he was a land clearing contractor, farmer, U.S. Army World War II veteran and lifetime member of DAV. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Burial at 12:30 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire. Survived by sons, Bernard Alani Jr. of Waimea, Hursley Akem (Ramona) Alani of Pahoa and Dane Shigeru Alani of Honolulu; daughters, Evelyn Ilima Hegent of Pahoa, Marleen Kawehi Thompson of Alaska and Jeanette Miyeko Kaulukukui of Keaau; brother, Louis P. Alani of Hookena; sisters, Ellen Cho of Keahou Mauka and Lucy Oliveros of Kailua-Kona; sister-in-law, Louisa “Girlie” Alani of Hookena; 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Michael Paul “Topo” Creason, 32, of Hilo died Oct. 30 at home. He was born in Hilo. Memorial services at a later date. Survived by mother, Catherine Creason of Hilo; stepfather, Matthew Balbin of Las Vegas; brother, Leighton Balbin of Hilo; sister, Rachel Balbin of Hilo; maternal grandparents, John and Patricia Baji of Keaau; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Basilisa “Sitang” Galano, 94, of Hilo died Nov. 4 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Laoag City, Philippines, she worked for Mauna Loa Macadamia Co. and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 1 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at noon. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by daughter, Olivia Corpuz (Ernesto) Santos of Hilo; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
William “Bill” Joseph Green III, 60, of Kurtistown died Nov. 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Chicago, he was a painting contractor. Celebration of Life at a later date. Survived by life partner, Linda Brown of Kurtistown; sons, William “Billy” Joseph Green IV of Mariposa, Calif., and Kory (Krystal) Brown of Plumas Lake, Calif.; daughter, Joni (Alika Niipali) Green of Plumas Lake, Calif.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Tonilynn G. Gutierres, 39, of Honokaa died Nov. 5 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Honokaa, she was a cashier for the Salvation Army in Waimea and member of Honokaa United Methodist Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at Honokaa United Methodist Church. Service at 10 a.m. Urn committal to follow at Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughter, Kawailani Gutierres-Batalona of Honokaa; father, Anthony Gutierres Sr. of Honokaa; brothers, Anthony “Bimbo” Gutierres Jr. of Waimea and Josten Gutierres of Honokaa; sisters, Misty Gutierres of Paauilo and Amber Gutierres of California; aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and a niece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Richard Sanoria, 65, of Pahoa died Nov. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa, he was a retired Securitas Security guard at Hilo International Airport, retired U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal and member of “I’m Outta Here” Vietnam veterans group. Visitation 7-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. with military honors to follow. Casual attire. Cremation at Dodo Mortuary. Survived by wife, Susan Sanoria of Pahoa; sons, Shane Sanoria of San Francisco and Ryan Sanoria of Pahoa; daughters, Shanel (Leroy) Chow of Kurtistown and Shelbie Sanoria of Kona; brothers, Fred (Evelyn) Sanoria, Raymond Sanoria and Roy Fujii of Pahoa, Tony Akiona of Honaunau; sisters, Marlene Sanoria of Pahoa and Irene (Craig) Suzuki of Hilo; sisters in-law, Darlene Sanoria of Pahoa and Patricia Sanoria of Kealakekua; three grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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