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  • Posted: Oct 24 2017 - 12:06am

    Tracey Dean Akau, 63, of Waimea died Sept. 9 at home. Born in Hilo, she was manager/buyer for Parker Ranch Store in Waimea. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 28) at Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea. Celebration of life service at 11 a.m. Aloha attire; contact Ainahua Florals in Waimea at 885-4045 for all floral arrangements. Gathering at the Akau Hale following services for food, music and fellowship. Survived by husband, Arnold Akau Sr. of Waimea; daughters, Hilari (Douglas) O’Dell of Hilo, Mia (William) Akau-LaClair of Waimea; son, Arnold (Tammie) Akau Jr. of Kawaihae; brother, Paul (Georgianne) Murray of Hilo; sisters, Leslie (Ford) Pascual of Volcano, Sharon (Robert) Martins of Hawaiian Paradise Park; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 22 2017 - 12:06am

    Patrick “Pat” Henry Cain, 67, of Waimea died Oct. 8 at home. He was a plumber and fisherman. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Nov. 5 at Glenwood Park in Hilo. Survived by daughters, Kimberly (Terry) Gray of California, Cassie (Taicee) Iremia of Honolulu, Tiare Bedell of Colorado, Minnie Cain, Carrie Kimmal and Amanda Kimmal; sons, Johnny Kimmal of Maui and Jimmy (Billie Joe) Kimmal of Hilo; brother, Robert Ketterman of Kansas; sisters, Genny (Daniel Meyer) Cain of California, Imagene (Norman) Gonsalves of Kauai, Irmagene Kaohe of Honolulu and Sharon (Lorna) Perez of Waimea; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Oct 21 2017 - 12:06am

    William “Braddah Craig” Collins, 58, of Hawi died Oct. 14 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Florida, he was a handyman. No known survivors. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 19 2017 - 12:05am

    Antone “Tony” Basque, 74, of Hilo died Sept. 30 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired sergeant with the Hawaii Police Department, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation from 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 25) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by son, Dean Basque of Honolulu; daughters, Tania (Todd) Taniguchi of Honolulu and Marla (Tommy Andujar) Basque of Utah; brother, John Basque of Kona; sisters, Isabella “Dooley” (Ben) Di Fatta of Los Osos, Calif., Anita (Clement) Andrade of Volcano, Marianna (Manuel) Soares and Frances Medeiros of Hilo, Rita Lovato of West Hills, Calif.; sister-in-law, Grace Basque of Kona; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 18 2017 - 12:06am

    Manuel Gonzalo Eswagen, 66, of Captain Cook died Oct. 12 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Naguimba Banayoy, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he was a steward supervisor at Four Seasons Resort, coffee and macadamia nut farmer and member of the Filipino Christian Fellowship. Visitation 5 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 21) at Lanakila Congregational Church in Kainaliu. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Lydia Eswagen of Captain Cook; son, Manny Eswagen of Seattle; daughters, Lovelyn Eswagen of Las Vegas and Desiree Eswagen of Oahu; sisters, Fely Eswagen of Honolulu and Sonnyflor (Robert) Vivencio of Los Angeles; brothers, Jimmy (Josie) Eswagen of Los Angeles and Wilfredo (Elma) Eswagen of Las Vegas; one grandson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 17 2017 - 12:05am

    Charles L. Bauguess Jr., 64, of Mountain View, died Oct. 2. He was born on Oahu. A celebration of life with refreshments afterward will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, by the pier in Pohoiki. Survived by sons, Charles (Sunny) Bauguess III and Jason Bauguess; daughter, Mindy Bauguess; brothers, Louie (Nina) Bauguess and Richard Bauguess; sister, Paulina Bauguess; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 15 2017 - 12:05am

    Bettylou “BJ” Jenkins Ackerman, 81, of Kealakekua died Oct. 6 at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Holualoa, she was a retired lomilomi massage therapist, front office manager for the former Kona Inn Resort and founding member of Calvary Community Church. Celebration of life for Betty and her departed husband, James “Sonny” Ackerman, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Kona or Calvary Community Church. Condolences to: R. Ackerman, P.O. Box 3475, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by daughters, Tracy Ackerman and Robyn Ackerman of Kailua-Kona and Cindy Ackerman of Kealakekua; brothers, Albert (Nickie) Jenkins of Springfield, Mo., and Robert (Alice) Jenkins of Holualoa; sister, Stella Aiu of Honolulu; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Oct 14 2017 - 12:06am

    Louis Poli Alani Sr., 90, of Kahauko, Hookena, died Sept. 12 at a private care home in Mountain View. Born in Kahauko, he was a wood carver for Blairs Ltd., construction company laborer, taro, coffee and fruit farmer, fisherman and member of Seventh-day Adventist Church. Visitation 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Captain Cook. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial in Kalahiki Cemetery in Kealia. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Arley (Mary) Alani, Louis Poli Alani Jr. and Wyatt (Nancy Hose) Alani of Hookena; hanai son, Bruno Lenta of Maui; daughters, Kathleen (Bradley) Pai of Kahauko, Yolanda Matsuo-Alani of Kealakekua; hanai daughter, Donna Lee Krems of Maui; sister, Lucy (Donald) Oliveros of Captain Cook; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 12:06am

    Margarita Asuncion Bartolome, 76, of Pahoa died Oct. 4 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she was a homemaker, papaya farmer and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation from 8-8:45 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 17) at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Celebration of Mass at 9 a.m. Casual attire; burial at the Pahoa Catholic Cemetery. Survived by husband, Danny Bartolome of Pahoa; daughters, Josephine Bartolome of Oahu and Imelda (Masa) Pagay of Keaau; sons, Jerry (Rachel) Bartolome of Oregon and Eddie (Cherrilynn) Bartolome of Keaau; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 12:05am

    The Rev. Leonard “Leon” Earl Baker, 69, of Keaau died Sept. 18 in Aurora, Colo. Born in Norfolk, Va., he was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, served as pastor at North Windward Baptist Chapel on Oahu and Hamakua Baptist Mission and Paradise Park Baptist Church on the Big Island and was director of missions for the Big Island Baptist Association. Celebration of life service from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 14) at Kaumana Drive Baptist Church in Hilo. Survived by wife, Alethia D. Baker of Aurora; son, Earl E. (Lorene) Baker; daughter, Theresa (Brian) Kemm; sisters, Madge Baker and Dorothy Harrison; brother, Prince (Geraldine) Baker; sister-in-law, Yolanda Baker; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

  • Posted: Oct 11 2017 - 12:05am

    Valerie “V.V.” Virginia Kalakia Andaya, 14, of Waimea died Sept. 20 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Waimea, she was a sophomore at Honokaa High School, member of the student government and vocalist in the ensemble program. Visitation from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 14) at Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea. Celebration of Life at 11:30 a.m.; refreshments to follow. Condolences to: Andaya Ohana, P.O. Box 1655, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by parents, Richard Pono and Mary “Mele” Andaya of Waimea; brother, Kainen (Sierra) Bohol of Hilo; sisters, Elsie Aloha Andaya of Honolulu, Cypress Andaya, Cyrene Andaya and Iceley Andaya of Hilo; grandparents, Carol Jean (Wayne Wagatsuma) Wence of Hilo and Richard and Alberta Andaya of Hilo; great-grandmother, Mary Virginia Ripley of Oregon; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 10 2017 - 12:05am

    Alberto Fidel Fernandez, 83, of Waimea died Sept. 9 at home. Born in Honokaa, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked at a tomato farm in Waimea. Visitation from 8-8:45 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 12) at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Celebration of Mass at 9 a.m. Casual attire. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Survived by wife, Annie V. Fernandez of Waimea; sons, Mark (Bhelle Bautista) Quitog and Marionne (Joanne Soriano) Vitacion of Waimea; daughter, Xyleanne Althea Vitacion of Waimea; sisters, Erlinda F. (Woody) Young of Waimea; Estrella F. Alconcel of the mainland, Precilla F. (Keone) Kaholoa‘a of Hilo; brothers, Carlos F. (Filomena) Fernandez of Hilo, Efren F. (Connie) Fernandez of the mainland, Armando F. (Luz) Fernandez of Hilo, Reno F. (Marina) Fernandez of Honolulu; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousin. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 7 2017 - 12:06am

    David Michael Fox, 69, of Mountain View died Sept. 27 at home. Born in Detroit, he was a carpenter, a U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division veteran during the Vietnam War and graduate of Kauai Community College. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by spouse, Virginia “Nia” Van Phalan of Mountain View; brother, Michael David Fox of Volcano; an aunt, nieces and nephews.

  • Posted: Oct 6 2017 - 12:06am

    Martin Irvin Dobbe, 58, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 28 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a journeyman form carpenter. Private services. Survived by mother, Alberta Cinco Dobbe of Hilo; sisters, Donna Dobbe-Leddy of Dayton, Ohio, and Marsha (Bob) Okajima of Hilo; hanai sister, Linda Dobbe Schuetz of Mundelein, Ill.; a nephew and a niece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 5 2017 - 3:18pm

    Darlene Billena Domingo, 65, of Papaaloa died Sept. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Laupahoehoe, she was a retired registered nurse at Hilo Medical Center. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 8) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by husband, Jerry Domingo of Papaaloa; daughters, Nina (David) Stevens of Florida and Jade (John) Phiasiripanyo of Japan; son, Dominic (Michelle) Domingo of Papaaloa; sisters, Loretta Nitura of Laupahoehoe, Adeline Saldua of Papaikou, Gloria Sanchez of Honokaa, Linda Walker of Hilo and Trinidad (Henry “Sonny”) Real of Keaau; brothers, Bernardo “Bernie” (Marilyn) Billena of Papaikou Roland “Sonny” Billena of Laupahoehoe and Richard (Patsy) Billena of Honolulu; five grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.