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  • Posted: Aug 21 2017 - 11:36am

    Teresa Lynn Ells, 66, of Keaau died July 31 at home. Born in Laupahoehoe, she was a retail clerk for the former Orchid Isle Hotel. Celebration of life noon-3 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 26) at the Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St. Survived by husband, David Ells of Keaau; daughters, Yvette (Earl Moses) Ells, Shontell (Kulani) Calina and Fanchette (Ryan) Nagata of Keaau; mother, Marcelina Guerpo of Hilo; stepmother, Kathy Guerpo of Kailua-Kona; hanai mothers, Crispina Quitoriano of Paauilo and Julia Cuaresma of Paauilo; sisters, Tania (Terry) Delfin of California, Marcie Vicente of Keaau, Taryn Mahuna of Nevada and Mallory (William “Billy”) Kaipo of Hilo; brother, Tyrone (Samantha) Guerpo of Kailua-Kona; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 21 2017 - 12:05am

    Harriet Miye Kawamoto, 64, of Hilo died July 31 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired secretary for the Hawaii Police Department deputy chief, former legal secretary for Kushi &Kushi Attorney at Law and member of New Hope-Hilo. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 26) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Gary Kawamoto of Hilo; son, Brandon (Keri) Victorino of Hilo; daughters, Lori Anne (Sheldon) Richards and Marcya (Brian) Gleason of Hilo; brothers, Gilbert Miyasato and William Miyasato of Honolulu; sisters, Sheila (Don) Watson of Eugene, Ore., Patricia Nakamoto of Honolulu, Thelma (Dennis) Lee of Hilo and Christine (Jim) Ostrow of Boston; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Ernie) Kawamoto of Honolulu and Janet (Glenn) Watarida of Pahoa; 11 grandchildren; nieces, nephews cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 19 2017 - 12:05am

    Nancy Noelani Caravalho, 50, of Waimea died July 17 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in North Kohala, she was a waitress at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, formerly the Hyatt Regency Waikoloa. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Isaiah Batino and Xavier Batino of Waimea; parents, Henry and Annie Caravalho of Waimea; sisters, Nadine (Emrique) Kanekoa of Kukuihaele, Natalie (Edward) Texeira and Nonette Kuulei (Raymond) Castro of Hilo, Nanette Kuuipo Dill of Waimea; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

  • Posted: Aug 18 2017 - 10:41am

    Mario Cuello, 71, of Mountain View died Aug. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Cavite, the Philippines, he was owner of Mario’s Taxi & Tours and a member of Saint Theresa Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 24), at Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Mountain View. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Paula; children, Lulu, Pauline and Ligaya (Henry); sisters in the Philippines; grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 17 2017 - 12:05am

    Clarion “Clarence” “Larry” Bidal, 82, of Pahoa died Aug. 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Opihikao, he was a retired member of the Hilo International Airport crash, fire and rescue crew, U.S. Marine Corps and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pepeekeo Sportsman Club, Disabled American Veterans and Pahoa Higashi Machi Kumiai. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 23) at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Wake service at 5 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at family home in Pahoa. Visitation again 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 24) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by son, Conrad (Ilanit) Bidal of Pahoa; daughter, Pearla (Ray) Peralta of Kalihi, Oahu; brother, Leonardo (Francine) Bidal of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters, Trinidad Jakosalem of Kalihi and Felisa Hanohano of Pahoa; sisters-in-law, Feliciana Carbonero and Barbara Bidal of Kurtistown; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 16 2017 - 12:05am

    Kayoko Shimizu Hanano, 83, of Kapaau died Aug. 4 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Pepeekeo, she was a retired county account clerk and member of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Kapaau, Kohala Senior Citizens and Na Kupuna O Kohala Halau. Services held. Survived by husband, James Hanano of Kapaau; sons, Jason (Stephanie) Hanano of Hawi and Keven (Cynthia) Hanano of Lihue, Kauai; daughters, Jennifer (John) Colson of Kula, Maui, and Kaky (Geoy) Purdy of Waimea; brother, Itsuji “Buster” Shimizu of Honolulu; sister, Nancy Nelson of Midland, Mich.; sister-in-law, Helen Shimizu of Hilo; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 15 2017 - 12:05am

    Gordon Wayne Costa, 59, of Hilo died Aug. 8 at home. He was born in Hilo. Survived by mother, Geraldine L. Costa; brothers, Herman (Debra-Ann Kikau) Costa Jr., Reginald Costa and Ronnie Lee Costa of Hilo; sister, Bernadette (Leo Campbell Jr.) Costa of Mountain View; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 14 2017 - 12:06am

    Alfred Theodore Braithwaite, 79, of Hilo died July 23 at home. Born in Ferndale, Wash., he was a retired university computer science and advanced mathematics professor. Services held. Survived by sons, David (Tanya) Braithwaite of Lynden, Wash., and Daniel John Braithwaite of Hilo; daughters, Dorothy Braithwaite of Little Rock, Ark., and Deborah (Johnny) Anderson of Hilo; brothers, Edwin Braithwaite of Cedarville, Ohio and Gilbert (Pam) Braithwaite of the mainland; sister, Mary Vivian (Fred) Karlson of Ferndale; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 13 2017 - 12:06am

    Calvin James DeRego, 52, of Honokaa died July 24. Born in Honokaa, he was a boat builder for Ali‘i Kai boats. Visitation starting 9 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 19) at New Hope-Waimea. Motorcade to follow to Spencer Beach Park for lunch, remembrances and music. Survived by mother, Verna Mae “Gina” DeRego; brothers, Terry (Syvell Tasaka) DeRego and Dennison DeRego; sons, Crimson DeRego and Ikua (Samantha Sund) Purdy; daughters, Princess (Conn Wallmen) DeRego, Iliana Purdy, Precious DeRego and Kulia-Kaulele Purdy; grandson; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 12 2017 - 12:05am

    William “Bill” Harry Brevoort, 75, of Hawi died July 28 at home. Born in North Hollywood, Calif., he was a retired businessman and disciple of Venerable Master Hsuan Hua of the City of 10,000 Buddhas in Ukiah, Calif. Services held. No flowers. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by wife, Peggy Brevoort of Hawi; daughter, Gretchen (J.B. Dickey) Brevoort of Seattle; son, Joshua (Lisa Chun) Brevoort of Seattle; brother, Bob (Lillian) Brevoort of Salem, Ore.; a grandson. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii

  • Posted: Aug 11 2017 - 12:06am

    Kathe Hildegard Baptista, 90, of Kailua-Kona died July 19 at Hospice of Kona Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born Kutzen, Germany, she was a retired registered nurse and member of Kona Coast Church of the Nazarene. Services held. Survived by niece, Brigitte Schulze, and family in Germany. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Aug 10 2017 - 12:05am

    Oahu-based service members are scheduled to convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Training Area between 9 a.m. and noon Friday through Monday in support of training.

  • Posted: Aug 9 2017 - 12:05am

    Katherine Rubio Alcoran, 95, of Keaau died July 31 at home. Born in Paukaa, she was a retired equipment operator for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. Services held. Survived by daughters, Patricia (Clyde) Birnbaum of Austin, Texas, Kathleen (Michael) Jenness of Waimea and Dolores (Ned) Shimabukuro of Keaau; sons, Andrew (Penny) Alcoran of Laupahoehoe and Robert Alcoran of Kona; sisters, Anne Camacho and Dorothy Ah Sing of Hilo, Shirley Ann Cecconi of Tennessee, Rose Marie (Frank) Martinez of Honolulu; brother, Robert Luciano (Clara) Rubio of Maine; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:06am

    Earle Ambrose Bryenton, 84, of Hilo died July 24 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Mobile, Ala., he was a retired real estate broker, U.S. Navy veteran and member of Living Waters Assembly of God Church. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 13) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-10 a.m. Monday (Aug. 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Roselyn Bryenton of Hilo; son, David Bryenton of Boise, Idaho; daughter, Rachelle Rose Bryenton of Hilo; brother-in-law, Romel (Ruby) Juan of the Philippines; sister-in-law, Raquel (Hiros) Bautista of Seattle; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 7 2017 - 12:05am

    Rosario Medina Alarcon, 97, of Honaunau died July 29 at home. Born in Mexico City, she was a housewife. Private services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Rosario (Michael) Cutting of Prescott, Ariz., Ana (Andrew) Fellinjer of Sugarland, Texas, Irene (Charles) Hart of Houston and Patricia (Richard) Missler of Honaunau; son, Alfredo (Karen) Alarcon of Long Beach, Calif.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.