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  • Posted: Jun 21 2017 - 12:06am

    Benjamin “Ben” Kealoha Fronda, 45, of Holualoa died June 12 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was co-owner and milkman for Fronda & Son Distributors, member of Ku Kane O Ka Makani Motorcycle Club and former member of Aliis Motorcycle Club. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at Kona Baptist Church, 78-7156 Puuloa Road next to Keauhou fire station. Service at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial run to celebration of life at Umeke’s Restaurant. Casual attire; lei welcome. Survived by parents, Ernest and Sue Fronda of Holualoa; sisters, Oleana (Kainoa) Kiyuna and Mahealani (Walter Henerelau) Fronda of Holualoa; hanai son, Trenton Islaias of Honokaa; grandfather, Robert Goold of Kailua-Kona; nieces, nephews and friends. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Jun 18 2017 - 12:06am

    Shirley Brenda Stevens Fuke, 69, of Hilo died May 25 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Laupahoehoe, she was a retired eligibility worker for the state Department of Human Services Med-Quest Division in Hilo, supervisor for the state Department of Agriculture, telephone operator for the former GTE Hawaiian Tel, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo and treasurer for the Waiakea Homestead Community Association. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday (June 24) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. Urn burial to follow at 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Aloha attire. Survived by husband, Gilbert Fuke of Hilo; sons, Ronnie Fuke of Tucson, Ariz., Steven Fuke of Hilo and Aaron (Kellie Nagai) Fuke of Hilo; mother, Elsie Stevens of Waipunalei; brothers, Norman (Pinky) Stevens of Ookala and Billy Stevens of Waipunalei; sisters, Charlotte Branco of Papaikou and Carol (Richard) Niimi of Mountain View; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 17 2017 - 12:05am

    Gertrude Sue Chow, 89, of Hilo died May 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired freight clerk for Young Brothers and member of Hilo Hooganji Mission, Hilo Bon Dance Club, Tsukikage Odorikai and Hilo Chinese Cemetery Association. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Leonard Chow of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 16 2017 - 12:06am

    Jacob Allen De Jesus, 32, of Paauilo died June 7. He was born in Hilo. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday (June 17) at Waipi‘o Valley. Celebration of life at 5 p.m. at 43-974 Paauilo Hui Road. For details, call Aaron Hilua at 352-5339. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by companion, Alisha; mother, Marcella; father Shannon; hanai mother, Nadine; grandmother, Betty; sons, Ezekiel and Blaze; daughter, Dezirae; brothers, Aaron, Wennson, Tilton and Austin; sisters, Alexis and Erin; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 15 2017 - 12:05am

    Angelique Rose Gray, 34, died April 18 on Oahu. Born in Hilo, she was an artist and jewelry maker. No services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by mother, Theresa Rose Goodall; son, Zavian Bartlett; daughter, Azalea Bartlett; sisters, Bethany Moreno and Annette Rose Goodall-Santos. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 14 2017 - 12:06am

    Michael Lee Beatty, 75, of Kailua-Kona died May 26. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., he owned Tahuna Productions and was a youth pastor at Mokuaikaua Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at Mokuaikaua Church. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Private burial to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by spouse, Ululani; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Griffin of Honolulu; son, Teva (Melissa) Beatty of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Keakahaumalio (Michael) Perry of Kailua-Kona; Hokuaonani Lai (Justin Freitas) of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Sherry Glass of Fort Wayne and Deborah Beatty of Maui; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Services provided by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 12:06am

    Thomas “Bull” Kahenenui Kome Kailiawa III, 53, of Pahala died May 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ka‘u, he was employed by Ka‘u Sugar Plantation as a heavy equipment operator, Kapapala Ranch, T&T Electric, Akal Security, Cronies Bar &Grill, Forrest Solution, Ka‘u Coffee Mill and was owner/proprietor of Kailiawa Coffee’s. Visitation from 9-11 a.m. Saturday (June 17) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual or aloha attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Jamie K. Kailiawa of Pahala; daughter, Roslyn K. Hoopii of Pahala; brothers, Napoleon (Mahea) Kailiawa of Hilo and Lincoln (Tessie) Kailiawa of Pahala; sisters, Janet (Arthur) Kaleohano and Anna (Carlton) George of Pahala; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 12 2017 - 12:06am

    Lorraine Inay Ah Yo, 82, of Pahoa, died June 5 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired custodian at Pahoa High School. Private services at a later date. Survived by son, William-Jon Ah Yo of Pahoa; daughters, Jann (Alex) Bolos of Pearl City, Oahu, Ramona (Tony) Estoy of Kailua-Kona and Jadelyn Kapowai of Pearl City; hanai daughter, Cherylann (John) Apao of Louisiana; sisters, Hannah Gentry of San Diego and Marvis (James) Miyashiro of Pearl City; 15 grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 11 2017 - 12:05am

    Mary “Pancake Lady” Ynigues Alfiler, 92, of Paauilo died May 23 at home. Born in Honokaa, she was a retired pantry worker for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and member of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Paauilo, Paauilo Senior Citizens, Paauilo Nutrition Group and Paauilo ILWU Pension Club. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Friday (June 16) at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church. Funeral mass at 10 a.m. Graveside committal service at 10 a.m. Saturday (June 17) at St. Columba Episcopal Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Mariano (Joyce) Alfiler of Papaaloa and Harold (Carmen) Alfiler of Ahualoa; daughters, Eleanor Gonsalves of Hilo, Victoria (Richard) Jonet of Washington and Bessie Alfiler of Paauilo; brother, Tommy Ynigues of Oahu; sisters, Lucy Meyer of Hilo and Beatrice (Edwin) Narte of California; sister-in-law, Margaret Ynigues of Paauilo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 10 2017 - 12:06am

    Debra Kauilani Ahin, 60, of Pahoa died April 21 at Hilo Medical Center. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Visitation 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at Puna Baptist Church, 15-3188 Kapoho Road, Pahoa. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by mother, Catherine Matsuda of Hilo; daughters, Kepola (Johnny) Lujan of Washington state and Marcela Ahin of Hilo; son, Isaiah Ahin of Hilo; brothers, Arnold (Ernella) Matsuda of Hilo, Matthew Matsuda of Honolulu and Rick Matsuda of Hilo; sister, Colleen Matsuda of Hilo; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 9 2017 - 11:32am

    Sarah Puilani Ching, 100, of Keaau died May 28 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired pastry and salad chef for Moana Hotel in Waikiki. Services at a later date. Survived by daughter, Dorri Goodrich; son, Wilfred Ching; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Claudio “Dong” Kazuaki Icari, 84, Hilo died May 19 at home. Born in Pahala, he was a retired carpenter foreman for Hawaiian Dredging &Construction Co. and U.S. Korean War-era veteran. Visitation 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday (June 13) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service with military honors at 6 p.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei to be provided by family only. Survived by wife, Teresita Bihag Icari of Hilo; daughter, Sharon (Dennis) Saniatan of Hilo; sons, Reginald (Judy) Elvenia, Orrin (Nadine) Icari, Wendel (Hulali) Icari and Shawn (Michelle) Icari of Hilo; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 7 2017 - 12:05am

    Lillian K. Bungula, 74, of Waimea died May 23 in Texas. Born in Kailua-Kona, she was an office helper and driver for the Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council. Friends can call from 9-10 a.m. today at Hilo Church of God. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial at Alae Cemetery (new section). Casual attire. Survived by sons, Albert Bungula, Robet Bungula, Robert Bungula and Kelcey Bungula of Hilo, Alex Bungula of Houston; daughters, Sandy (Francis) Perreira of Waimea and April Bungula of Hilo; brother, Walter K. (Darlene) Lewi Sr. of Hilo; sister, Charlotte Lewi-Hinomiya of Pahoa; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; an uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 10:45am

    Lillian K. Bungula, 74, of Waimea died May 23 in Texas. Born in Kailua-Kona, she was an office helper and driver for the Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Wednesday (June 7) at the Hilo Church of God in Hilo. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial at Alae Cemetery (new section). Casual attire. Survived by sons, Albert Bungula, Robet Bungula, Robert Bungula and Kelcey Bungula of Hilo, Alex Bungula of Houston; daughters, Sandy (Francis) Perreira of Waimea and April Bungula of Hilo; brother, Walter K. (Darlene) Lewi Sr. of Hilo; sister, Charlotte Lewi-Hinomiya of Pahoa; an uncle; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 12:05am

    Aniceta Domingo Amazona, 84, of Kealakekua died May 17 at Hospice of Kona Nakamaru Hale. Born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she was a macadamia nut sorter for K. Oue Ltd. and member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday (June 10) at Keauhou Kingdom Hall, 78-6955 Mamalahoa Highway in Holualoa. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Edwin (Dorothy) Amazona of Kailua-Kona, Loreto (Bembe) Amazona of the Philippines, Rodolfo (Nonita) Amazona, Rolando (Irma) Amazona and Rodel (Melba) Amazona of Kailua-Kona, Rowell (Cecille) Amazona of Kealakekua; daughters, Solidad Molina of the Philippines and Belinda Amazona of Kealakekua; brother, Inocencio (Norma) Domingo of the Philippines; sister, Leonara (Pedro) Arizabal of Honolulu; 30 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.