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  • Posted: Nov 12 2017 - 12:06am

    Eunice Sawako Kagimoto Dobbins Nagel, 78, of Waimea, Kauai, died Oct. 12 at home. Born in Hilo, she retired form Walmart. Visitation 9-10:45 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 18) at Crossnet Ministries Hilo in the Hilo Lagoon Centre, 101 Aupuni St., Suite 147. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Survived by daughters, Patricia (Mark) Isoshima, Pamela Dobbins, Libby (Tomas) Sales and Margaret (Mark Yap) Dobbins; son, Benjamin Dobbins; daughter-in-law, Carol Kagimoto; brothers, Jerry (Judy) Kagimoto, Larry Kagimoto and Harry Moriwaki; sister, Karen Michal; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 10 2017 - 12:06am

    Carleen Ann Tidwell Bennett, 52, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 2 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Fairfield, Calif., she was a tower technician for Lone Star Wireless Services in El Paso, Texas, a home builder, former waitress and dental assistant. Service information to be announced at a later date. Survived by son, Casey (Larissa) Berdon of Waikoloa; daughter, Lacy (Paul Cabuag) Berdon of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Cindy Tidwell of Waimea and Michelle Rodrigues of Honokaa; brothers, Chris (Melvina) Rodrigues of Honokaa and Charles (Allison) Tidwell of Ponder, Texas; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Nov 9 2017 - 12:06am

    Jenni Bess Kuuleilani Lerback, 43, of Kailua-Kona died March 20 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was a member of Developmental Disabilities Group and Health Resources Inc. Funeral Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Celebration of life at a later date. Condolences: Florence Lerback, P.O. Box 297, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by mother, Florence Palacat Lerback of Kona; brothers, Jake (Carol) Lerback of Kona, Joseph Lerback of Waikoloa and Jens (Rebecca) Lerback of Oregon; hanai brother, Al Hillen of Hilo; sisters, Laurie Kurozawa of Oahu and Robyn Lerback Ching of Waikoloa; sister-in-law, Addie Lerback of Waikoloa; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Randolph Balalio Jr., 46, of Kahului, Maui, formerly of Kalapana, died Oct. 26. Born in Honolulu, he was a cook at Tante’s Restaurant in Kahului. Memorial service 4 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 11) at Faith in Jesus Church, 432 Waiehu Beach Road, Wailuku, Maui. Dinner to follow at 6 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by parents, Charlene “Lei” (William) Kaui Kinchoy and Randolph “Randy” (Noelani) Balalio; daughters, Brandi Balalio, Christine (Kaliko) Pettie and Ashley Balalio; brother, Daniel Balalio; grandmother, Grandma Balalio; six grandchildren; an aunt, two uncles; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 7 2017 - 12:05am

    William “Bill” Edmund Foe, 77, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 1 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Mount Clemens, Mich., he was a retired heavy equipment operator. Private service held. Donations can be sent to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Condolences to: R. Daniel, P.O. Box 2054, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, Ronnie Daniel of Kailua-Kona; brother, Frank (Lynn) Foe of Michigan; daughters, Gloria Jackson, Gail (P.J.) Wolff and Gina (Craig) Mitcham, all of Arizona; sons, Richard (Kathryn) Foe and Ryan Watt of Arizona, Bill Watt of California; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii

  • Posted: Nov 5 2017 - 12:06am

    Carole Fusako Osaki, 72, of Hilo died Oct. 13 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired medical technologist. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sisters, Sandra Osaki of Waipahu, Oahu, and Susan Donohue of California; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 4 2017 - 12:05am

    James Marion Campbell, 93, of Pahoa died Oct. 22 in Hilo. Born in Indiana, he was a retired consultant, U.S. Navy veteran and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). No flowers. Survived by stepsons, Kenneth Hayashi of Wahiawa, Oahu, Norman Hayashi of Hilo, Calvin (Cary) Hayashi of Pahoa; stepdaughters, Hazel (Owen) Nakano of Hilo, Joy (Rodney) Akiyama of Kaneohe, Oahu. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 3 2017 - 12:06am

    Vernon Dede Jr., 56, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 28 at home. Born in Bossier City, La., he owned a Kwik Kar automotive repair shop in Bedford, Texas, and was an Ironman finisher in Houston. Celebration of life and potluck 2-4 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 5) at Kona Vistas Recreation Center, Pualani and Lako streets in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Mary Dede of Kailua-Kona; son, Wes (Jenna) Dede of Las Cruces, N.M.; mother, Else Dede of Keller, Texas; sisters, Diana (Allan) Heinle of Denver and Patricia (Paul) Larmon of Colleyville, Texas; brother, Robert (Deanna) Dede of Keller. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

  • Posted: Nov 2 2017 - 1:43pm

    Caroline Leilani Ferreira, 45, of Pahoa died Oct. 3 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a former standing guard for Aloha Security, former janitor for Hilo International Airport and a member of the Koa Puna Motorcycle Club. Visitation 5:30-6 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 26) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Celebration of life at 6 p.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Lalo; daughter, Marcela Rodriguez; son, Lupe Rodriguez-Bello; mother, Phylis Flores; sister, Joelynn Ferreira; brother, Johnathan Flores; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Nov 2 2017 - 12:06am

    Kaneyasu “Kane” Enomoto, 90, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 25 at home. Born in Tokyo, he was a retired Japanese-language tour business owner and member of Daifukuji Soto Mission. Private service held. Survived by wife, Michiko Enomoto of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Joanne Hara of Honolulu and Julie Enomoto of California; hanai son, Jeffrey Iwabuchi of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Oct 31 2017 - 12:05am

    Allen Dillon, 68, of Volcano died Oct. 23 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in California, he was a behavioral health therapist at Hilo and Waiakea high schools and The Arc of Hilo. No services. Memorial donations to Hawaii Island Humane Society, P.O. Box 939, Keaau, HI 96749. Survived by daughter, Michelle Grodsky of Texas; sons, Michael Dillon and Thad Dillon of California; mother, Joann Cantelmo of New Mexico; sister, Angela (David) Bartley of New Mexico; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 30 2017 - 5:06pm

    Alipio Agtagma Castro, 86, of Honokaa died Oct. 14 at home. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired steward for the Hyatt Regency/Hilton Waikoloa Village and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. All-night vigil starts 6 p.m. Friday (Nov. 3) at family home, 45-3687 Olopua Place, Honokaa. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 4) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Brigida Castro of Honokaa; daughters, Anacleta (Gerry) Romero and of Honokaa and Florencia (Ernesto) Pasalo of Maui; sons, Adel (Cora) Castro and Basilio Castro of Honokaa, Boni (Mary Jane) Castro of Paauilo, Victorino (Caroline) Castro of Honokaa, Robert (Marlyn Grace) Castro of Philippines; brother-in-law, Arcadio (Remegia) Lorenzo of the Philippines; sister in-law, Monica Pinacate of the Philippines; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 29 2017 - 12:06am

    Norman Blank, 85, of Pahoa died Oct. 19 at home. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he was retired from grout and tile restoration, a member of New York Life Millionaire Roundtable and U.S. Air Force veteran. Private memorial service will be held. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Petronila Blank of Pahoa; son, Gregory Blank of New York; brother, Calvin Blank of New York; and sister, Sheila Newman of Florida.

  • Posted: Oct 27 2017 - 12:06am

    William “Braddah Craig” Collins, 58, of Hawi died Oct. 14 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Florida, he was a handyman. No known survivors. Friends will host a celebration of life service at 5 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 1) at Mahukona Beach Park. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Oct 26 2017 - 12:06am

    Konoe “Kay” Kuba Miyada, 103, of Keaau died Aug. 29 in Honolulu. She was a retiree of Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. Private services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Shirley (Stanley) Nagao of Gardena, Calif., Sharon (Richard) Yamanaka of Honolulu, Diana (Roy) Yamanouchi of San Jose, Calif.; son, Russell (Linda) Miyada of Vancouver, Wash.; sister, Michiko Okuna Ryan of Hilo; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.