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  • Posted: Nov 29 2017 - 12:06am

    Carmen C.L. Alfiler, 68, of Ahualoa died Nov. 23 at home. Born in Haina, she was a retired Honokaa Elementary School teacher and member of Honokaa United Methodist Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 2) at Honokaa United Methodist Church. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Harold Alfiler of Ahualoa; daughters, Alison (Brandon) Robles of Honokaa and Ahulani (Roy Mattos Jr.) Alfiler of Ahualoa; brother, Ralph (Linda) Cordoban of Oahu; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 28 2017 - 3:38pm

    Katherine Carmen Torres Correira, 93, of Hilo died Oct. 10 at home. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker, seamstress and member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Celebration of life held. Survived by daughters, Pheobe Correira and Lorna L. (Richard) Ganigan of Hilo; hanai daughter, Duenna (Glenn) Kawanishi of Oregon; brother in-law, William Correira of Hilo; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 28 2017 - 12:06am

    Reynold Robert Botelho, 69, of Honokaa died Sept. 12 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honokaa, he was a truck driver for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 2) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Reynoldlyn Botelho, Eleanor (Fredo) Martines and Emernette (Gary) Pavao; son, Emerson (Raynette) Souza Jr.; sister, Pricilla (Tom) Andres; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two nieces. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 25 2017 - 12:05am

    Mark Fred “Fanakafifo‘ole” Ater, 59, of Hilo died Nov. 7. Born in Honolulu, he was a maintenance worker. Celebration of life noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Puhi Bay in Keaukaha. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Anna K. Ater; stepmother, Judy Ater; hanai sons, Kamalani Hutchinson and Koa Evans; daughter, Janna (Jaysen) Manuia; brother, Tom (Genny) Texeira; sisters, Jamie (Dale Stenoien) Ater, Jessie (Dwayne) Vargas; five grandchildren; nine brothers-in law and 10 sisters-in law; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 24 2017 - 12:06am

    Lillian Tsurumi Hashimoto, 68, of Hilo died Nov. 5 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Laupahoehoe, she was an employee at Big Island Candies. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 30) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Darrell Ota of Hilo; sisters, Judy (Herman) Hamasaki and Jean (Davis Brandt Sr.) Hashimoto of Hilo; two nephews, two grandnephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 23 2017 - 12:06am

    Jack Rodney Burrill, 79, of Hilo died Nov. 9 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Ferndale, Mich., he was a retired licensed practical nurse, member of 12 Coconuts and U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran. Graveside urn committal service noon Wednesday (Nov. 29) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. No flowers. Memorial contributions to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Survived by wife, Sandra Burrill of Hilo; children, Derek (Helena) Ogle of Honolulu, Trisha Ogle of Hilo and Sherie (Peter) Schuttie of California; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 22 2017 - 12:06am

    Allan Gilmore Bredeson, 83, of Papa Bay died Oct. 31 at home. Born in Nekoma, N.D., he was a retired public school teacher in San Diego, substitute teacher in West Hawaii, member of Kona Faith Center and International Palm Society and U.S. Army veteran. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Kona Faith Center in Captain Cook. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Silvia Bredeson of Papa Bay; son, Diego (Tisha) Bredeson of Papa Bay; daughter, Ramona (Larry) Hale of Papa Bay; brother, Galen (Barbara) Bredeson of Montana; sisters, Betty Dewey and Joyce (Rick) Passmore of California; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 21 2017 - 12:06am

    Gerald Russell Paiva, 69, of Hilo died Nov. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired truck driver and security guard and member of Living Torah Hawaii Fellowship. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 26) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 3 p.m. Graveside committal service noon Monday (Nov. 27) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, LeAnn Takayama-Paiva of Hilo; daughter, Brittni Paiva of Hilo; son, Joshua (Melody) Paiva of Hilo; brothers, Michael (Charlotte) Paiva of Oahu and Peter (Darleen) Paiva of Papaikou; sisters, Alice Ann Nathaniel of Oahu, Victoria DeLuz and Theresa Matthews of Hilo, Roxanne Araki of Mountain View, Susan (Tony) Pavao of Oahu; father- and mother-in-law, Isaac and Ruth Takayama of Papaikou; brother-in-law, Dwayne (Dale) Takayama of Oahu; one grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 19 2017 - 12:06am

    Shepherd Kauohilo Lainaholo, 87, of Hilo died Oct. 19 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired laborer and member of Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 368 Hawaii and Kuhio Chapel in Keaukaha. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday (Nov. 24) at Haili Congregational Church. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 25) at the church. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Zelda (Kendall) Kelson of Hilo, Junedale Lainaholo and Leonetta Lainaholo of California and Joni Bonilla of Hilo; brother, Robert (Dorothy) Leong of Oahu; 12 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 18 2017 - 12:06am

    Bernice (Kauhi) Berdon, 86, of Waimea died Oct. 29 at home. Born in Waipio Valley, she was a retired florist and farmer. Family visitation 7-8 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 25) at St. James Episcopal Church, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea. Public visitation 8-11 a.m. Celebration of life services 11 a.m. Burial at noon followed by a gathering at the family home. Survived by son, Alfred “Butch” Berdon Jr.; daughters, Alfreida “Leo” Akau, Valerie Berdon, Charmaine “Mainey” Phillips and Corinne “Tootsie” (Matthew) Weller; brothers, Wilfred (Connie) Duldulao and Clerman (Sandy) Duldulao; sisters, Rebecca Tomas, Kathryn (Lawrence) Fujioka, Sally (Nelson) Kim and Charlotte Rodrigues, 16 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 17 2017 - 12:06am

    James “Jimmy” Jitsuo Kuwana, 79, of Hilo died Oct. 23. Born in Hilo, he was a truck driver for James M. Kuwana Inc. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Sheldon (Carolyn) Kuwana, Wayne (Cynthia Carvalho) Kuwana and Eric (Cindy) Kuwana; daughter, Sheila (Dean) Matsunami; sisters, Eleanor Odo and Lorraine (Roy) Nakamura; four grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 16 2017 - 12:06am

    Barbara Irene Cunningham, 76, of Hilo died Oct. 31. Born in Oakland, Calif., she worked for the former Pahoa Cash &Carry and was known for her sandwiches. Private services. Her body was willed to the University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sister, Mary Pederson of Chugiak, Alaska: stepdaughters, Wendy Moore and Stacy Baldzicki; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 15 2017 - 12:06am

    Herberta Jean Asuncion, 63, of Hawaiian Paradise Park died Oct. 29. Born in Hilo, she was a retired educator. Private services held. Survived by son, Daylan (Ellen) Asuncion; daughters, Dayna (Vince) Sivankeo and Daylene (Chris) Midel; parents, Herbert and Jacqueline Rapoza; sisters, Donna (Tony) Santos, Wilene (Walter) Manuia, Kathy (Swayne) Brown and Gloria Odum; brothers-in-law, Paul Ramon Villanueva; Gerald (Carmen) Asuncion, George (Isabel) Asuncion, Rodney (Tina) Asuncion, Bernard (Aileen) Asuncion and Robert Satombe; sisters-in-law, Frances (Dennis) Arakaki, Lorraine (Boni) Celoza and Priscilla Mandaloniz; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 14 2017 - 12:06am

    James Toshio Arakawa, 76, of Paauilo died Nov. 4 at Hale Hoola Hamakua. Born in Paauilo, he was a retired state health inspector, member of the former Paauilo-Kalopa Kumiai and U.S. Navy veteran during Vietnam War. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, George (Ella) Arakawa and Paul Arakawa of Paauilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 12:06am

    Dennis Itsuo Nagata, 70, of Honokaa, died Oct. 4 at home. Born in Haina, he was a journeyman machinist for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and member of various Honokaa softball teams. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 18) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by former spouse, Paulette Nagata of Honokaa; daughter, Reney (Gabriel) Simeon of Hilo; sons, Ryan (Fanchette) Nagata of Honokaa, Riley (Katy) Nagata of Papaaloa and Royden Nagata of Honokaa; brother, Glen Nagata of Honokaa; sisters, Cheryl (Adel) Lari of Minnesota and Laurene (Kuhio) Sebastian of Ahualoa; four grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.