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  • Posted: Oct 5 2017 - 12:06am

    Alberto Fidel Fernandez, 83, of Waimea died Sept. 9 at home. Born in Honokaa, he worked on a tomato farm and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 8-8:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Mass at 9 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at noon at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. 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; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 3 2017 - 7:55am

    Wade Wilson Kaleo DuPont, 46, of Hilo died Sept. 15 in Hilo. Born in Honolulu, he was a resident manager, funeral director and comedian. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 7) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by father, Howard Kaleo DuPont; mother, Wanda DuPont; brother, Kenward DuPont of Pahoa; sister, Yolanda DuPont of Mountain View; uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and two grandnieces. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 2 2017 - 12:05am

    Josephine Grace, 80, of Keaau died Sept. 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, she was a retired sales clerk for the former Kilauea Preserve Center and former cashier and tutor at Pahoa High School. Private services held. Survived by children, Dylan (Nadine K.) Grace of Waianae, Oahu, Maureen (Miguel) Garcia Leyva of Chicago, Delbert (Virginia) Grace of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Regina (Oliver Silva) Grace of Hawaiian Beaches and Nadine (Paul Abiley Sr.) Grace of Ainaloa; brother, Apolinario (Bernie) Suan of Waialua, Oahu; sister, Marion (James) Cui of Whitmore Village, Oahu; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 1 2017 - 12:06am

    Gwendol Alip, 61, of Ookala died Aug. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Lanai City, Lanai, he was a landscaper for Executive Landscaping Services, truck driver for Tamashiro Trucking Co. and Cantor Brothers, cowboy for Kahua Ranch, clerk for Nakahara Store, honorary member of Brothers Hawaii Motorcycle Club, member of ILWU Local 142 and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday (Oct. 7) at Kahilu Townhouse in Waimea. Celebration of life at noon. Casual attire; flowers welcome. For information, call Greg at 885-3479. Survived by companion, Patricia Paaluhi of Ookala; brother, Gregorio (Yvonne) Alip of Waimea; sisters, Gloria Wong of Makaha, Oahu, Gladys Alip of Kaahuhu Homestead, Garilyn Alip of Makaha and Geraine (Robert) Smith of Ocean View; two aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 30 2017 - 12:06am

    Masae K. “Peggy” Horiuchi, 91, of Keaau died Sept. 12 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Keaau, she was a retired clerk at the Keaau Post Office and member of Keaau Village Association, Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and Hui Okinawa. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Sam Horiuchi of Keaau; sisters, Betty Matsumoto of Honolulu, Natsuko Uehara of Mountain View and Jane (Edward) Imamura of Aiea, Oahu; sister-in-law, Lillian Kiyabu of Aiea; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 29 2017 - 12:05am

    Paul Bradley Caron, 45, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 5 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a mason contractor, owner of Caron’s Concrete and member of Narcotics Anonymous. Celebration of life 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Lanihau Ranch at the top of Henry Street in Kailua-Kona. Services at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Johns Hopkins Medicine at hopkinsmedicine.org or Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, Amanda Caron of Kailua-Kona; sons, Bradley Caron, Riley Caron and Austin Caron of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Maya Racine and Malia Caron of Kailua-Kona; father, Gilbert (Victoria) Caron Sr. of Laguna Beach, Calif.; brothers, Gilbert (Jennifer) Caron Jr. of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Gerrad (Marika) Caron of Honolulu, Robert (Antonia) Caron of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and Clayton (Martina) Caron of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 28 2017 - 12:05am

    Donna Marie Stickel, 67, of Volcano died Sept. 24 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Newton, N.J., she was a retired chef who worked in numerous restaurants, founder of Friends Feeding Friends in Volcano and member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hilo. Private services at a later date. Survived by husband, Terry Stickel of Volcano; brother, William King of New Jersey. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 12:06am

    James Brooke Channon, 77, of Hawi died Sept. 10 at Kohala Community Hospital. Born in Tarrytown, N.Y., he was a self-employed business consultant, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and creator of First Earth Battalion, who was the inspiration for the book and feature film “The Men Who Stare at Goats.” Private services. Survived by son, James (Rita) Channon of San Francisco; daughter, Brooke (Sean) Dee of Honolulu; four grandchildren; a niece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:06am

    Laurie Fraser Robertson, 86, died Sept. 17 in Hilo. Born in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada, he was owner of Robertson Construction in Canada and Paradise Farms in his retirement in Hawaii. Celebration of life in Canada. Survived by sons, Craig (Nina) and Lauren (Jeri-Lynn); daughters, Dona (Twyn), Cindy and Trudy; four brothers, four sisters, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 25 2017 - 12:06am

    Haruko Hayashi, 102 of Papaikou died Aug. 23 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. Born in Papaikou, she was a retired seamstress for the former Kamehameha Garment Co. Services held. No flower or koden (monetary gofts). Survived by son, Ronald (Sandra) Hayashi of Hilo; daughters, Lorraine (Stanley) Yamashita and Karen (Jonathan) Yasuda of Aiea, Oahu; sisters, Janice (Hisashi) Okamoto and Kazue Koyama of Honolulu; six grandsons and a great-granddaughter; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 24 2017 - 12:06am

    Nicholas “Nicky” “Nick” Enanoria, 89, of Honokaa died Aug. 10 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Hakalau, he was a retired mechanic overseer for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 30) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by children, Neil (Lolita) Gyotoku of Hilo, Nicolette (Chris) Takashige of Oahu and Terrence Enanoria of Honokaa; brother, Andrew (Violet) Enanoria of California; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 23 2017 - 12:06am

    Delfin “Apin” Santos 77, of Pahoa died Sept. 15. Born in Manila, the Philippines, he was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, and a U.S. Army veteran who loved nature and the ocean. Private interment at sea Tuesday (Sept. 26). Survived by wife, Mia; children, Del Santos and Tiffany (Gerald Smith II) Santos-Smith; stepsons, Roger and David (Marie) Zema; brother, Renato Santos; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 8:49am

    Leatrice “Aunty Sa” Sachiko Ogata, 87, of Hilo died Aug. 31 at home. Born in Pahoa, she was retired from S.H. Kress Store and THY &Associates, a member of Tenrikyo Kaka‘ako Church, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Komohana Kumiai, Kumamoto Doshi Kai, Big Island Ballroom Dance Association and Orchid Isle Dance Club. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). No flowers. Survived by daughter, Amy (Glenn) Okino of Hilo; grandson, Clive Okino of Hilo; brothers, Terry (Miyoko) Sato of Honolulu and Roy (Akiko) Sato of Kurtistown; sisters, Yasuko Honda of Mililani, Oahu, Elaine Soga of Hilo, Eiko Eileen Kajiyama of Pahoa and Barbara Tsukamoto of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Harold Ogata of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Grace Nishii of Keaau; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 21 2017 - 12:06am

    Irene Marjorie Puaokalani Abrojena, 77, of Kealakekua died Aug. 31 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was a food waitress at the former Ho Fa Inn, Teshima’s Restaurant and the former Kona Surf Resort. Visitation 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Kahikolu Congregational Church in Napoopoo. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Gary (Linda) Abrojena of Antioch, Calif., Daniel (Lydia) Abrojena of Milolii, Mario (June) Abrojena of Ocean View, Ernest (Maggie) Abrojena of Captain Cook, Abel (Julie) Abrojena of Opihihale and Danford (Pomai) Abrojena of Kealakekua; daughter, Irene (Olin) Caban of Antioch; brother, Nelson (Deena) Kahele of Captain Cook; hanai brothers, Garciano Sesson and Milton Decalio of Pahala; sisters, Evangeline Kim of Kapolei, Oahu, Daisy Chiantano of California, Carol (Donald) Laa of Hilo and Janette Evans of Michigan; hanai siters, Rosin (Moses) Takaki of Aiea, Oahu, and Felisha Kaniho of South Point; brother-in-law, Jon Kaneta of Kailua-Kona; sisters-in-law, Carol Kahele of Milolii, Stevelyn Grace of Hookena, Dora Helena of Milolii, Sarah Kahele of Hilo, Val Spencer Poaha of Oahu and Lucille Sesson of Pahala; 31 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 20 2017 - 12:05am

    Todd Aaron Czerwinski, 46, of Kapaau died Sept. 9 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., he was a fruit, vegetable and livestock farmer at Marcus Farms and past member of Kawaihae Canoe Club. Private services at a later date. Survived by mother, Grace Czerwinski of Waimea; an uncle, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.