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  • 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.

  • Posted: Aug 6 2017 - 12:06am

    Sunita Agarwal, 68, died July 29 in Hilo. She was a loving mother. No services. Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Anvisha Agarwal-Tiwan; son, Anubhav Agarwal; five sisters and a brother; grandson; 18 nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

  • Posted: Aug 5 2017 - 12:06am

    Herman Santana, 75, of Pahoa died July 15 at home. Born in Hakalau, he was a heavy equipment operator. Visitation 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 12) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Alae Cemetery. Survived by wife, Pearl Quintal; son, Kevin Santana of Hilo; daughters, Shela (Lee) Santana of Pahoa, Shereen (Dez) Santana of Oahu and Shundel Santana of Idaho; brothers, Herbert Santana of Pahoa and Johnny Sanchez of Ocean View; sister, Alice Mercado of Pahoa; 14 grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 4 2017 - 12:05am

    Alfreida Fumiko Fujita, 90, of Kailua-Kona died July 16 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Holualoa, she was a retired Hawaiian Airlines reservation agent, co-owner of Kimura Lauhala Shop, charter member of Kona Business and Professional Women’s Association, board member of Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Kona Historical Society and Pulama ia Kona Heritage Preservation Council, and member of Kona Japanese Civic Association, Daifukuji Soto Mission, Yamaguchi Kenjin Kai and Kailua Shita Kumiai. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo. Service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughter, Renee Kimura of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Morris (Sylvia) Kimura and Walter (Aiko) Kimura of Kailua-Kona, Clinton (Joyce) Kimura of Culver City, Calif., and Stuart (Sheri) Kimura of Honolulu; sisters, Ella (Stanley) Yasuda of Holualoa and Karen (Walter) Hoe of Aiea, Oahu; an uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 3 2017 - 12:05am

    Elena Marie Barsanti, 50, of Keaau died July 24 at home. Born in Wakefield, Mass., she was an artist and musician who sold baked goods and sang at the Hilo Farmers Market. A service is being planned for fall. Contributions to: Barsanti Family Scholarship Fund, c/o The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield, P.O. Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880. Survived by partner, Angela Racho; brothers, Robert P. Barsanti of Dalton, Mass., and Michael J. Barsanti of Philadelphia; sisters-in-law, Victoria Racho and Adora Racho; nieces and nephews.

  • Posted: Aug 2 2017 - 12:06am

    Ronald John Torres Sr., 69, of Pahoa died May 22. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of life 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 6) at Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki. Scattering of ashes at noon. Monetary gifts can be sent to Cindy Kaneakua, R.R. 3 Box 1056, Pahoa, HI 96778. Online condolences: Survived by sons, James Bruno Rodrigues, Ronald John “Bear” Torres Jr., Kainoa Kaneakua (Donna) Torres, John Ikaika Torres and Kainoa Kaneakua Torres; daughters, Ronalyn Tomiko Torres, Jennifer Marie Kuuipo Carter, Cindy Lokelani (Derek) Kaneakua and Candis Kuuipo Torres; brothers, George Torres Jr., Daniel Torres, Nathan (Marieta) Torres Sr. and Matthew (Mamie) Milo; sisters, April (James Sr.) Moniz, Irene (John) Duque, Victoria “Momi” Torres and Nellanette (Hanalei) Nunis; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 1 2017 - 12:05am

    Christopher “Chris” Hiram Himan Sr., 61, of Pahoa died July 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a former parts delivery driver for Orchid Isle Ford, former county parks maintenance worker, self-employed farmer and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 6) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service 9 a.m. Monday (Aug. 7) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Althea “Tia” Himan of Pahoa; children, Marcia (the Rev. Randy) Romer of Waikoloa, Christopher (Melissa) Himan Jr. and Teresa (Robert) Pickens of Keaau; mother, Betty Lou Capuano of Waimea; brother, Danny (Terri) Ireland of Las Vegas; sisters, Betty Ann (Augie) Fiesta of Kailua, Oahu, Wendy Kamaka of Oahu and Antoinette Capuano of Waimea; hanai brothers, Albert (Elizabeth) Perreira Jr. of Pahoa, Steven (Terri) Perreira and Daniel Perreira Sr. of Hilo; hanai sister, Helen (Robert) Fernando of Pahoa; brothers-in-law, Roy (Kathy) Galigo of Hilo, Rudy Galigo and George Galigo of Ka‘u, Marlon (Shawna) Galigo of Kona, Tedy Galigo of Ka‘u; sisters-in-law, Dorinda (Adam) Andrade of Hilo, Vicky (Donald) Mattos and Leilani Galigo of Hilo, Lorna Galigo of Ka‘u and Athena (Morgan) Benevides of Oahu; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 31 2017 - 1:13pm

    Kiyoko Burton, 97, of Paauhau died May 28 at home. Born in Pohakea, she was a retired laborer for Hirako Farms and member of Honokaa United Methodist Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 5) at Honokaa United Methodist Church. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Victorino (Trinidad) Burton Jr. of Duarte, Calif., and James (Dorothy) Burton of Pahoa; daughters, Norma (John) Devine of North Hills, Calif., Mila Burton of Paauhau and Miriam (Walter) Poha of Hilo; sister-in-law, Tomeo Kawakami of Waiohinu; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 30 2017 - 12:06am

    Caroline Kahaunani “Aunty Nani” Ahin, 77, of Pahoa died July 19 at home. Born in Olaa, she was a retired manager for “Da Store” in Pahoa and member of New Hope Christian Fellowship-Puna. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 2) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Graveside committal service at noon Thursday (Aug. 3) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Achi Ahin of Pahoa; son, Curtis (Kathy) Ahin of Mountain View; daughters, Denise K. (Victor) Ventura of Pahoa and Kathleen (Matthew) Conner of Virginia; hanai daughter, Charlene Malandres of Pahoa; brothers, Eugene (Gloria) Kaluna of Hilo and Charles (Lyndee) Kaluna of Pearl City, Oahu; hanai brother, Wesley (Barbara) Kobayashi of Pahoa; sister, Kathleen (Solomon) Paio of Pahoa; sister-in-law, Maxine Kaluna of Kona; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 29 2017 - 12:06am

    John L. Gardner, 91, of Willow Street, Pa., formerly of Kailua-Kona, died July 22. Born in Santa Rosa, Calif., he was a retired installer for the former Western Electric Co., U.S. Navy World War II veteran, Civil Air Patrol pilot, ham radio operator who set up radio communications for Hawaii Red Cross during emergencies and disasters, and was active with Full Gospel Men’s Fellowship and Youth With A Mission. Graveside committal services with military honors at noon Friday (Aug. 4) at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. No flowers. Memorial donations to University of Nations Kona, 75-5851 Kuakini Highway, No. 256, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Survived by wife, Ione Miller-Gardner of Pennsylvania; son, William R. Gardner of Lodi, Calif.; daughters, Carol L. Carman of Hawaii and Joyce (Jas. Michael) Brown of San Antonio; stepson, Gregory (Tamara) Miller of Strasburg, Pa.; stepdaughter, Christine (Morgan) Frost of Leola, Pa.; four grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dewald Funeral and Cremation Services and Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 28 2017 - 12:05am

    Onesimo Valorozo Arellano, 80, of Kailua-Kona died July 21 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he was a houseman at Royal Kona Resort and member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. A three-day vigil will start at 5 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 2) at 77-6519 Seaview Circle in Kailua-Kona. Visitation 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 12:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Virginia Arellano of Kailua-Kona; sons, Mario (Esperanza) Arellano of Kailua-Kona, John (Madelyn) Arellano Jr. of Honolulu, Stanley (Janiza) Arellano of Seattle, James (Shannon) Arellano, Percival Arellano and Wayne-Ronnie (Gladys) Arellano of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Joy Arellano of California, Jenna Arellano, Jerry Arellano and Jeanette Arellano of Kailua-Kona; brother, Ernesto Arellano of the Philippines; 23 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jul 27 2017 - 12:06am

    Fannie K. (Kaiawe) Duhaylongsod, 84, of Kealakekua died April 24 in Kealakekua. Born in Kahaluu, she was a state retiree. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Kahaluu Beach Park in Kona. Online condolences: Survived by daughters, Mary Ann Malia Chatterley of Lihue, Kauai, Lelene (Christian) Bay of Keauhou, Rhoda Duhaylongsod of Wailua, Kauai, and Dorean Duhaylongsod of Kapaa, Kauai; sister, Elizabeth Bannister of Kealakekua; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.