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  • Posted: Jan 2 2018 - 12:06am

    Dwight Mitsuyoshi Sumida, 71, of Hilo died Dec. 14 at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Pahala, he was a retired associate professor of animal science for the University of Hawaii at Hawaii Community College, former assistant coach to Jimmy Yagi for the University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcans men’s basketball team and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Anela Nani Subdivision Kumiai. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 7) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers. Survived by wife, Elaine Sumida of Hilo; son, Derek (Jennifer) Sumida of New York; daughter, Carie Sumida of New York; brothers, Roy (Marilyn) Sumida of California and Cyrus (Myra) Sumida of Pahala; sister-in-law, Audrey Sumida of Kaneohe, Oahu; brothers-in-law, Larry (Hattie) Kanda of Pearl City, Oahu, and Walter (Beverly) Kanda of Honokaa; two grandchildren; aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 1 2018 - 12:06am

    Steven “Steve” Darrell Moore, 49, of Glenwood, died Dec. 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., he owned Steve’s Yard Service. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by siblings, Eugene (Carol Schroen) Moore, Charlotte Russell and Charles Moore; a niece, nephew and grandnephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 31 2017 - 12:06am

    William “Blackie” Lani Abraham, 85, of Hilo died Nov. 27 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired pin setter for the former Hilo Lanes, butcher for Keaau Slaughterhouse and the former Miko Meats, roofer with Honolulu/Hilo Pacific Roofing and Flooring, Hawaii Protective Agency security guard, U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Hawaiian Bowling Club and other bowling leagues. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 4) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 10-11 a.m. Friday (Jan. 5) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha or casual attire. Survived by sons, Willoughby “Kewe” (Desiree Raymond) Abraham of Hilo, William “Black” (Rebecca) Abraham Jr. of Kawaihae and Robert “Hawaiian” (Dee Dee) Abraham of Hilo; daughters, Corrina Abraham of Hilo, Lydia (Daniel) Abrojena of Kona and Sandra Dee “Tini” (Robin) Young of Pahoa; hanai son, Thomas “Keo” (Rose) Abraham of Hilo; hanai daughter, Star (David) Henderson of Hilo; brother, Harry (Bobbie) Kim of Hilo; sister, Ruth Papalimu of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Kathy Papalimu and Lucy “Teri” “Luka” Keahi of Hilo; 54 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 28 2017 - 12:06am

    William “Billy” Aina, 89, of Las Vegas, formerly of Ewa Beach, Oahu, died Dec. 4 in Las Vegas. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War and was a meat cutter at the Army Commissary at Schofield Barracks. Memorial services 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12 at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Survived by daughters, Malaurie Berg of Las Vegas and Billie Ann Terao of Kauai; son, Randall Aina of Oahu; sisters, Vera Ermatinger of Utah, Myra Paul and Verna Villaverde of Hilo; brother, Henry Aina of Hilo; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Palm Eastern Mortuary, Las Vegas.

  • Posted: Dec 26 2017 - 12:06am

    Wesley “Chief” Kahakua, 58, of Hilo died Dec. 22 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was an employee of University of Hawaii at Hilo Auxiliary Services and Big Island Candies and a past member of Hilo Jaycees, United Public Workers and American Red Cross. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 7 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by sisters, Laurine (Lionel) Carvalho of Volcano and Maurine Pineau of Maui; brothers, Jeff (Kam) Kahakua of Kona and Steve (Grace) Kahakua of Guam; a nephew, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 24 2017 - 12:06am

    Angeline Rosita Apigo, 62, of Papaikou died Dec. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired greeter for Credit Union Hawaii. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 28) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 7 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Jesse K. Apigo Sr. of Papaikou; sons, Jesse (Mari) Apigo Jr. and Brandon Apigo of Papaikou, Chad (Tranae) Apigo of Keaau; parents, Albert and Mary Mata of Oahu; brothers, Roberto (Fel) Mata of Elk Grove, Calif., Guy (Antoinette) Mata and Fabian (Corinne) Mata of Oahu, Albert “Tiny” (Iva) Mata of Kona; sister, Virginia Kang of Oahu; brother-in-law, Bernard (Jackie) Apigo of Keaau; sister-in-law, Monica Pihi of Volcano; six grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 23 2017 - 12:05am

    Newton “Ets” “Eddie” Maikai Arciga, 59, of Honomu died Nov. 9 at Liliha Healthcare Center in Honolulu. Born in Honokaa, he was self-employed and a member of Living Waters Assembly of God. Visitation noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 30) at Honomu Hongwanji Mission, 28-1658 Government Main Road. Celebration of life at 1:45 p.m. Survived by son, Newton Kawaihae Arciga; brother, David (Chuck Wolfe) Arciga; sister, Jackie (Robert) Tanoue; a granddaughter; a nephew, nieces, a grandnephew, grandnieces, uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 22 2017 - 9:11am

    John Chee Jan Yuen, 94, of Hilo died Dec. 11 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired vice president of Bank of Hawaii and manager of the Kaikoo Branch, founding member of Wanderers Athletic Club, member of Crescent City Lions Club and a U.S. Army veteran during World War II. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Juliette (Robert Sr.) Herodias of Honolulu and Pauline (Carlton) Fukunaga of Hilo; son, Michael (Arlene) Yuen of Honolulu; sisters, Oi Quon Mau of Honolulu, Lena (Howard) Ellis and Laura Chock of Hilo, Betty (Norman) Jong and Hazel Hasegawa of Honolulu; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 21 2017 - 5:11pm

    Thomas “Tommy” Masao Kina, 76, of Hilo died Dec. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa, he was a bus driver for Laupahoehoe Transportation and Jack’s Tours and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 27) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ponahawai Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire; no flowers. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Janet Kina of Hilo; daughter, Christine Kina of Hilo; son, James Kina of Hilo; sister, Helen Garrett of Watauga, Texas; brothers, Alfred (Patsy) Kina and George (Mary) Kina of Keaau, Howard Kina of Hilo, Dee (Lisa) Kina of Keaau; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

  • Posted: Dec 20 2017 - 12:06am

    Campbell “Bobo” Kuhia Hui Jr., 51, of Waimea died Dec. 18 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in North Kohala, he was a rock wall specialist. Private service to be held. Survived by son, Aarson Hui of Honokaa; daughter, Chelsea Hui of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Bernie (John) Collo and Dorothy (Gary) Souza of Waimea; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Dec 19 2017 - 12:06am

    Kazuma Taguchi, 99, of Hilo died Dec. 1 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Waikapu, Maui, he was a retired truck driver and freight expeditor for Hilo Transportation &Terminal, member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Nohea Street Kumiai, U.S. Army World War II veteran of Co. B, 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and recipient of Congressional Gold Medal and French Foreign Legionnaire Medal. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Yasuko “Millie” Taguchi of Hilo; son, Glenn (Lita) Taguchi of Hilo; daughter, Shelley (Lance) Santo of Honolulu; brother, Sueichi Taguchi of Las Vegas; sisters, Doris Tanimoto, Betty Cerritelli and Mitsue Goya of California; sister-in-law, Hifumi Taguchi of Waikapu; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 18 2017 - 12:06am

    James “Chuck” Charles Conley, 81, of Keaau died Nov. 9 at home. Born in Pawhuska, Okla., he was a retired English teacher and U.S. Navy Korean War veteran. Private services held. Survived by, wife, Miriam Conley; sons, Christopher (Eva) Conley and Chadwick Conley; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 17 2017 - 12:06am

    Agnes Meyer Carvalho, 89, of Hilo died Dec. 4 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Laupahoehoe, she was a retired telephone operator for the former Hawaiian Telephone Co. and member of Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church and Rippers Sewing Circle. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday (Dec. 22) at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, 326 Desha Ave. in Keaukaha. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by sons, Dennis J. (Diane) Carvalho of Keaau and Michael Anthony (Pam) Carvalho of Hilo; sisters, Dorothy Lanza, Annie Lum and Mary Anna Meyer of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Lucy Meyer of Hilo and Hideko Meyer of Honolulu; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 16 2017 - 12:06am

    Doreen Leinaala Fern Araujo, 52, of Kurtistown died Nov. 27 in Las Vegas. Born in Hilo, she was a school bus driver, child care provider and a member of Zion House of Praise. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday (Dec. 22) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Earl R. Araujo Jr. of Kurtistown; daughter, Janessa Precious Nohealani Araujo of Kurtistown; son, Jedidiah Earl Maluhia Zion Araujo of Kurtistown; hanai children, Trevor Gonzalez, Tatiana Gonzalez and Amy Kaekuahiwi; mother, Diane Smith of Las Vegas; sisters, Darlene Makaimoku, Dionne Paulino, Darnell Paulino, TionJosette Rainer and Blossom Naki; brother, Jonathan Riveira; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Dec 15 2017 - 12:06am

    Sheldon Teruki Hayashi, 67, of Hilo died Dec. 5 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was an operations supervisor for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife and member of Hilo Meishoin Buddhist Temple, Kuikahi softball team and Lincoln Wreckers Athletic Club. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 21) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Aileen Hayashi of Hilo; sons, Eric (Barian Buyuan) Hayashi and Brandon Hayashi of Hilo; sisters, Jane (Lawrence) Okazaki and Cora (Harold) Ito of Hilo, Kate (Stuart) Doi of Honolulu; mother-in-law, Miyome Tanaka of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Rodney (Pauline) Tanaka of Hilo and Raymond Matsuda of Pearl City, Oahu; sister-in-law, Christine Wakida of Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.