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  • Posted: Sep 4 2017 - 12:05am

    Mabel Teves Bugado, 96, of Honokaa died July 20 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Honokaa Senior Citizens. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 9) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Urn burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, LaVerne (George Henry) Sharp of Honokaa and Janice (Randy) Fox of Kona; sister-in-law: Ethel Arola of Kailua, Oahu; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 3 2017 - 1:02pm

    Adrian Cuchapin Casil, 53, of Pepeekeo died Aug. 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Friday (Sept. 8) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial 2 p.m. at Alae Cemetery, new section. Survived by mother, Julita Casil of Pepeekeo; sister, Gloria (Gabriel) Sampaia of Hilo; nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 2 2017 - 12:05am

    Alice Kazue Yamaguchi, 90, of Waimea, died Aug. 22 at home. Born in Hollister, Calif., she was a retired cashier for the former Sure Save Supermarket in Waimea. Services held. No flowers. Survived by son, Craig (Carol) Yamaguchi of Waimea; brothers, James (Frances) Yoshiyama of Fremont, Calif., and Andy (Kathie) Yoshiyama of Monterey Park, Calif.; sisters, Grace (Haruo) Kasai of Fremont and Patricia Hori of Seaside, Calif.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 1 2017 - 8:26am

    Hilda “Gramma Hilda” Eva (Correa) De Costa, 87, of Hilo and Pahala died July 6 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honomu, she was a state schools cafeteria helper, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Foster Grandparents Program, tutoring special education students at Waiakea Elementary and Hilo Union schools. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 5) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Eulogy at 9:15 a.m. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Private scattering of ashes. Survived by sons, Gordon (Patricia) De Costa and Leroy De Costa of Waimea; daughters, Debra “Debbie” (Walter) Wong Yuen of Pahala and Charna (Aaron) Ontiveros of Las Vegas; sister, Marjorie Tubbs of New York; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Sep 1 2017 - 12:06am

    Benjamin “Ben” De Mello III, 84, of Hilo died Aug. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired truck driver, rodeo truck driver for the military and U.S. Navy Korean War veteran. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 7) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Joseph De Mello of San Diego and Benjamin De Mello IV of the mainland; brother, Caesar De Mello of Hilo; sisters, Ivy Lidig and Leilani Carver of Las Vegas. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 31 2017 - 11:01am

    Robert J. “RJ” Campbell Sr., 87, of Keaau died Aug. 13 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Watertown, N.Y., he was a private venture investor and management consultant, formerly employed by Link Group-General Precision Inc., Friden Inc., Bailey Controls Co., Bridgestone Management Group and a U.S. Air Force veteran. No services. Survived by wife, Clarita Campbell; sons, Robert (Marcia) Campbell Jr. and Stephen P. Campbell; hanai daughter, Julie (Lobrend) Bannister; brother, Keith A. Campbell; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 29 2017 - 12:06am

    Loana Joy English, 61, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 21 at home. Born in Long Beach, Calif., she was a secretary for PacifiCom Systems and notary public. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3) at Pahoehoe Beach next to Magic Sands Beach in Kailua-Kona. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com Survived by husband, Doug English; children, Cecelia (Danny) Robinson, Charles English, Dylan English and Donovan English; brother, Marty (Nanette) Sparke; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

  • Posted: Aug 28 2017 - 11:06am

    Francis Emrick, 57, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Los Angeles. No known next of kin. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 28 2017 - 10:53am

    Aurea Alminar Arde, 91, of Paauilo and Vigan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, formerly of Lakeland, Waimea, died Saturday at home. Born in Bongtolan, Vigan, she was a retired worker for Kawamata Farms, mother and grandmother, gardener and devout Catholic. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 2) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Burial at Honokaa Catholic Church Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Nellie (Thomas) Parel of Paauilo, four other daughters; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 28 2017 - 12:06am

    John Franklin “Frank” Johnson, 88, of Hawi died Aug. 7 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Chatanooga, Tenn., he was a retired agriculturist for the former Hawaii Sugar Planters Association, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Services held. Survived by wife, Marian Mae Johnson of Hawi; brothers-in-law, Urban Carvalho of Pensacola, Fla., Lionel (Laurine) Carvalho of Volcano and Glenn Carvalho of Pepeekeo; sister-in-law, Patricia Thornberg of Junction City, Kan.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 25 2017 - 1:54pm

    Kehau Norma Blyth, 85, of Keaau died Aug. 6 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Wailuku, Maui, she was a homemaker. Services held. Survived by son, Bruce W. (Leslie) Blyth of Keaau; daughters, Peggy Ann Blyth (Gary) Chesnut of Kona and Kehaulani Blyth (Carl) Eckman of Keaau; brother, Louis (Lani) Sylva of Kailua; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 24 2017 - 12:05am

    Florence Frances Googins, 88, of Keaau died Aug. 15 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired federal budget analyst. Services held. Survived by sons, Richard (Teri) Wooten of Colorado, Michael Forsythe of Kentucky, James (Kathy) Googins of Keaau and Irving (Marcela) Googins of California; daughters, Karen Brandi and Jane (Frank) Kier of Texas; brother, Donald (Louise) Mendonca of New Mexico; sister, Barbara Shores of New Mexico; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 23 2017 - 12:06am

    Janet Sachiko Badua, 77, of Papaikou died Aug. 10 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Services held. Survived by husband, Federico Badua Sr. of Papaikou; daughters, Cynthia Badua of Hilo, Kelly (Michael) Staszkow of Honomu and Kaylene Badua of San Antonio; sons, Federico Badua Jr. of Hilo, Jaime (Nowmie) Badua of Las Vegas and Tracy Badua of San Antonio; sister, Doreen (Patrick) Tanihiro of Hilo; brother, George (Alice) Hayashida of Oahu; four grandchildren; in-laws and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:06am

    Consuelo Calonsai Daog, 93, of Hilo died Aug. 2 at home. Born in Paauilo, he was a landscaper for the former King’s Landing Co., U.S. Army World War II veteran, member of Opihikao Congregational Church and founder, past president and member of Visayan Club of Hawaii. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 27) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-10 a.m. Monday (Aug. 28) at the chapel. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Harriet Daog of Hilo; sons, Lawrence (Jennifer) Daog of Texas, Matthew (Valerie) Daog of Oahu, Edmund (Erin Lee) Daog Sr., Rudolph Daog and Chris Daog of Hilo; daughters, Patricia Carter of Connecticut, Sharon (Jovany) Pacheco of Kona and Darlene Consuelo (Daniel) Gangano of Mountain View; brother, Manuel Daog of Florida; sister, Loretta Alidon of Oahu; hanai daughter, Heidi (Ray) Dangaran of Keaau; caregivers, Nikki Duyao and Tyanna Fontes of Hilo; 26 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • 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.