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Obituaries for January 9

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.

Tsukasa Kori, 96, of Hilo died Dec. 31 at Hawaii Care Choices’ (formerly Hospice of Hilo) Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired county Parks and Recreation groundskeeper and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Private family services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Thelma (Arthur) Nekoba of Reno, Nev., Janet (Clyde) Oshiro of Hilo and Arlene (Roy) Shigehara of Hilo; sister, Kiyoko Horimoto of Papaikou; sister-in-law, Hidemi Nakamoto of Aiea, Oahu; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Angelina (Quiral) Flores, 90, of Hilo died Dec. 26. Her celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Luis, Joseph, Frank and Vincent; daughters, Angeline Corpuz and Carolyn Chaves; brothers, Sonny Ventura and Edward Tarape; 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

 

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