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  • Posted: Jan 20 2018 - 8:20pm

    Andres Abad Dela Cruz, 79, of Naalehu died Dec. 31 at home. Born in Vigan, Philippines, he was a retired laborer for the former Ka‘u Sugar Co., worked for MacFarms of Hawaii and was a member of Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. All-night vigil 5 p.m. Friday (Jan. 26) at the family home, 94-1504 Puka St., Naalehu. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 27) at Naalehu Sacred Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcomed. Burial at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Survived by wife, Carlina Savellano Jara Dela Cruz of Naalehu; sons, Henry (Meceline) Dela Cruz of Waimea and Erwin (Jill Tung-Loong) Dela Cruz of Hilo; daughters, Connie (Clayton) Tayamen of Mountain View, Jingle Dela Cruz of Naalehu and Lea-Arnie (Roberto) Segobia of Keaau; a brother and eight sisters; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 19 2018 - 2:05pm

    Rodney “Rod” Trent Ducosin Sr., 55, of Ocean View died Jan. 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was the founder and pastor of the Children’s Learning Center Sunday School. Service information to be announced at a later date. Condolences to L. Moniz, P.O. Box 377518, Ocean View, HI 96737. For information, call 498-0538. Survived by wife, Lisa Moniz of Ocean View; sons, Rodney Ducosin Jr., Duke Ducosin and Drake Ducosin of Ocean View; daughter, Leslie Ducosin of Iowa; brothers, Randy (Carol) Ducosin of Arizona and Russell (Sharon) Ducosin of Kaneohe, Oahu; sister, Robin (Shad) Freeman of Ocean View; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Jan 18 2018 - 8:45pm

    Dorothy Tapang Bartolome, 101, of Hilo died Jan. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. She was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 24) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Urn burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by sons, Richard Tapang (Maile) Bartolome of Vancouver, Wash., and Gary J. (Beth) Bartolome of Hilo; daughter, Patricia Mae (Fred) Basilio of Hilo; sisters, Irene Ingano of Honolulu, Violet Dryman of Napa Valley, Calif., and Natalie Buza of Hilo; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 17 2018 - 3:23pm

    Audrey Mae Anderson, 68, of Naalehu died Dec. 29 at Hospice of Kona Nakamaru Hale. Born in Arlington County, Va., she was a homemaker. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday (Jan. 19) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Naalehu. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Peter Anderson of Naalehu; brother, James (Pat) Ware of Prescott, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Colleen Pomeroy of Gettysburg, Pa.; sister-in-law, Mary Ware of Texas; a granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 16 2018 - 3:24pm

    Helen B. Botelho, 93, of Honokaa died Jan. 6 at home. She was born in Kalopa and was a former manager for Drive In, member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Honokaa Senior Citizens Club. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 23) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice. Survived by son, Dereck (Sharon) Botelho of Hilo; daughters, Georgette (Daniel) Kaniho of Ahualoa, Sheryll (Guy) Kaniho of Kona and Marita Cauley of Hilo; brother, Joseph (Mary) Branco of Honokaa; sister-in-law, Herminia Branco of California; brother-in-law, Amos Botelho of Honokaa; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 16 2018 - 11:46am

    Takeo Katayama, 107, of Hilo died Jan. 3. He was a retired carpenter from Sonomura Contracting. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Roy H. Katayama and Kenneth K. Katayama; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 15 2018 - 12:05am

    Lori Leilani Chung, 56, of Hilo died Jan. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Castro Valley, Calif., she was a member of Wainaku Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Memorial service 5 p.m. Friday (Jan. 19) at the Wainaku Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 445 Kulana St., Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by brother, Aaron (Elizabeth) Chung of San Leandro, Calif.; three nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 14 2018 - 12:06am

    Valerie “Mona” Hauoli Kahaloa Badon, 61, of Hilo died Nov. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Wallace “Wally” Badon; sons, Jeremy (Jennifer) Badon and Joshtinlee “Kai” (Shanna) Badon-Dellomes; daughters, Karmel Badon and Candice “Potsie” Dunham; sisters, Kathryn LaRoche of Kentucky, Lorna Shanks of Texas and Leeona Kekua of Honolulu, Oahu; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 13 2018 - 12:06am

    Stanley “Blue” Kumukoa Sr., 73, of Kohala died Jan. 2. He was a retired engineer for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m. Friday (Jan. 19) at Hawi Sacred Heart Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Marylin (Rabang) Kumukoa; sons, Stanley Kumukoa Jr. and Bruce Kumukoa of Kapaau; daughter, Rochelle (Clayton) Javillo of Kapaau; brothers, Joseph Kumukoa, Lee (Virginia) Dela Cruz and Eric (Elsie) Dela Cruz of Kapaau; sister, Gail (Frank) Pelekai of San Diego; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 12 2018 - 12:06am

    Shirley Bohlmann Gray, 91, of Kailua-Kona, died Dec. 30 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Minneapolis, she was a retired University of Hawaii at Manoa librarian and Peace Corps volunteer. Service information to be announced at a later date. Survived by sons, Steven (Teresa) Gray of Kailua-Kona and David Gray of New Jersey; a granddaughter. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Jan 11 2018 - 12:06am

    Theodora “Teddy” P. Bell, 84, of Hilo died Jan. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Minneapolis, she was an affirmative action officer for the former Ramsey Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., worked for the Metropolitan Council in St. Paul and was a former board member of Bay Clinic. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Julie (Michael Campbell) Bell of Asheville, N.C., Melinda (Darrell Kaufman) Bell of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Jennifer (Joel Jongewaard) Caskey of Scandia, Minn.; son, Erik (Fran) Bell of St. Paul; sister, Jacquelyn Olson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

  • Posted: Jan 10 2018 - 12:06am

    Doris Browner Liberato, 80, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 30 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Los Angeles, she was a former receptionist at West Hawaii Today, receptionist and bookkeeper for Jack’s Tours and an HIBT angler. No services planned. Survived by husband, Richard Liberato of Kailua-Kona; son, Fred (Char) Davis of Thailand; daughters, Diana Ballard of California, Phyllis Davis of Kailua-Kona and Nikki (Mark) Davis and Jeni Davis of Sacramento, Calif., Celeste (John) Solomon of Honolulu, Zena Wright of Hawaii Kai, Oahu; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 9 2018 - 12:06am

    Mark Lon Allen, 58, of Kurtistown died Dec. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Wichita, Kan., he was co-owner of Hawaiian Tropical Flowers and a former programmer for NASA and Subaru Telescope. Celebration of life 3:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 12) at Moku Ola (Coconut Island) in Hilo. Scattering of ashes to follow. Survived by son, Joshua Allen of Houston; daughter, Rosalyn Allen of Kurtistown; sisters, Mishell (Kim) Schutt of Trenton, Mich., and Beth (Andrew) Quartapella of Charlotte, N.C.; a grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 7 2018 - 12:06am

    Pernell Akana Cruz, 52, of Keaau died Dec. 29. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, he was a construction roofer. Viewing 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo. Survived by life partner, Shennel Labrador; parents, Francisco (Sharon) Cruz and Estelle (Papa Tom) Cruz; sons, Kelii (Sharvon) Cruz, George Labrador, Jowaiian Labrador, Kupono Labrador and Joseph Cruz-Labrador; daughters, Kathy Labrador, Alisha (Kalsey) Labrador, Apalogie Cruz-Labrador and Ashlyn (Kaliko) Cruz-Labrador; brothers, Francis (Jody) Camacho, Dominic (Etwina) Cruz and Jason (Terry) Perez; sisters, Chevell (Charles) Keaohu-Hanohano, Leeann (Clarence) Hernandez, Jalen Quisano, Jaira Cruz and Jiana Perez; 10 grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 6 2018 - 11:43am

    Sharon Mae Fujiwara, 68, of Hilo died Dec. 23 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired service supervisor at Bank of Hawaii. Visitation 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Sheldon (Leigh Ann) Yokomizo of Hilo; daughter, Cindy (Kevin) Iwata of Hilo; sisters, Jo Ann (Arnold) Inouye of Honolulu and Dorothy (Raymond) Chang of Hilo; stepson, Fred Fujiwara of Hilo; stepdaughter, Tina Fujiwara of Hilo; brother-in-law, Donald Fujiwara of Kailua-Kona; sisters-in-law, Debra Fujiwara and Rachel (Wilfred) Soong of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.