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  • Posted: Jan 16 2018 - 12:06am

    Takeo Katayama, 107, of Hilo died Jan. 3. He was a retired carpenter from Sonomura Contracting. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Roy H. Katayama and Kenneth K. Katayama; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 15 2018 - 12:05am

    Lori Leilani Chung, 56, of Hilo died Jan. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Castro Valley, Calif., she was a member of Wainaku Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Memorial service 5 p.m. Friday (Jan. 19) at the Wainaku Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 445 Kulana St., Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by brother, Aaron (Elizabeth) Chung of San Leandro, Calif.; three nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 14 2018 - 12:06am

    Valerie “Mona” Hauoli Kahaloa Badon, 61, of Hilo died Nov. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Wallace “Wally” Badon; sons, Jeremy (Jennifer) Badon and Joshtinlee “Kai” (Shanna) Badon-Dellomes; daughters, Karmel Badon and Candice “Potsie” Dunham; sisters, Kathryn LaRoche of Kentucky, Lorna Shanks of Texas and Leeona Kekua of Honolulu, Oahu; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 13 2018 - 12:06am

    Stanley “Blue” Kumukoa Sr., 73, of Kohala died Jan. 2. He was a retired engineer for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m. Friday (Jan. 19) at Hawi Sacred Heart Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Marylin (Rabang) Kumukoa; sons, Stanley Kumukoa Jr. and Bruce Kumukoa of Kapaau; daughter, Rochelle (Clayton) Javillo of Kapaau; brothers, Joseph Kumukoa, Lee (Virginia) Dela Cruz and Eric (Elsie) Dela Cruz of Kapaau; sister, Gail (Frank) Pelekai of San Diego; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 12 2018 - 12:06am

    Shirley Bohlmann Gray, 91, of Kailua-Kona, died Dec. 30 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Minneapolis, she was a retired University of Hawaii at Manoa librarian and Peace Corps volunteer. Service information to be announced at a later date. Survived by sons, Steven (Teresa) Gray of Kailua-Kona and David Gray of New Jersey; a granddaughter. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

  • Posted: Jan 11 2018 - 12:06am

    Theodora “Teddy” P. Bell, 84, of Hilo died Jan. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Minneapolis, she was an affirmative action officer for the former Ramsey Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., worked for the Metropolitan Council in St. Paul and was a former board member of Bay Clinic. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Julie (Michael Campbell) Bell of Asheville, N.C., Melinda (Darrell Kaufman) Bell of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Jennifer (Joel Jongewaard) Caskey of Scandia, Minn.; son, Erik (Fran) Bell of St. Paul; sister, Jacquelyn Olson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

  • Posted: Jan 10 2018 - 12:06am

    Doris Browner Liberato, 80, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 30 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Los Angeles, she was a former receptionist at West Hawaii Today, receptionist and bookkeeper for Jack’s Tours and an HIBT angler. No services planned. Survived by husband, Richard Liberato of Kailua-Kona; son, Fred (Char) Davis of Thailand; daughters, Diana Ballard of California, Phyllis Davis of Kailua-Kona and Nikki (Mark) Davis and Jeni Davis of Sacramento, Calif., Celeste (John) Solomon of Honolulu, Zena Wright of Hawaii Kai, Oahu; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 9 2018 - 12:06am

    Mark Lon Allen, 58, of Kurtistown died Dec. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Wichita, Kan., he was co-owner of Hawaiian Tropical Flowers and a former programmer for NASA and Subaru Telescope. Celebration of life 3:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 12) at Moku Ola (Coconut Island) in Hilo. Scattering of ashes to follow. Survived by son, Joshua Allen of Houston; daughter, Rosalyn Allen of Kurtistown; sisters, Mishell (Kim) Schutt of Trenton, Mich., and Beth (Andrew) Quartapella of Charlotte, N.C.; a grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 7 2018 - 12:06am

    Pernell Akana Cruz, 52, of Keaau died Dec. 29. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, he was a construction roofer. Viewing 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo. Survived by life partner, Shennel Labrador; parents, Francisco (Sharon) Cruz and Estelle (Papa Tom) Cruz; sons, Kelii (Sharvon) Cruz, George Labrador, Jowaiian Labrador, Kupono Labrador and Joseph Cruz-Labrador; daughters, Kathy Labrador, Alisha (Kalsey) Labrador, Apalogie Cruz-Labrador and Ashlyn (Kaliko) Cruz-Labrador; brothers, Francis (Jody) Camacho, Dominic (Etwina) Cruz and Jason (Terry) Perez; sisters, Chevell (Charles) Keaohu-Hanohano, Leeann (Clarence) Hernandez, Jalen Quisano, Jaira Cruz and Jiana Perez; 10 grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 6 2018 - 11:43am

    Sharon Mae Fujiwara, 68, of Hilo died Dec. 23 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired service supervisor at Bank of Hawaii. Visitation 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Sheldon (Leigh Ann) Yokomizo of Hilo; daughter, Cindy (Kevin) Iwata of Hilo; sisters, Jo Ann (Arnold) Inouye of Honolulu and Dorothy (Raymond) Chang of Hilo; stepson, Fred Fujiwara of Hilo; stepdaughter, Tina Fujiwara of Hilo; brother-in-law, Donald Fujiwara of Kailua-Kona; sisters-in-law, Debra Fujiwara and Rachel (Wilfred) Soong of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 5 2018 - 12:06am

    Barbara Jean Anderson, 90, of Volcano died Dec. 27 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. Born in Covina, Calif., she was a retired registered nurse for the former Kona, Honokaa and Hilo hospitals, co-owner and operator of Polynesian Orchids &Anthuriums and member of numerous nursery organizations. Graveside memorial service noon Friday (Jan. 12) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Leland (Rosaline) Anderson of Mountain View and Rex (Shelly) Anderson of Volcano; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 4 2018 - 12:06am

    Patricia Ann Genescritti, 80 of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 27. Born in Terre Haute, Ind., she was a homemaker. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by son, Frank S. (Cheri) Genescritti of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Judy Genescritti of Kailua-Kona and Barbara (Peter) Pope of Carson City, Nev.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 3 2018 - 11:45am

    David James Boyle, 77, of Keaau died Dec. 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Tacoma, Wash., he was a retired high school teacher. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by sons, Troy Boyle, Todd Boyle and David Boyle of Tacoma; daughter, Theresa Boyle of Tacoma; brothers, Art Boyle of Tacoma and Ron Boyle of Keaau; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

  • Posted: Jan 3 2018 - 11:42am

    Rodney Emile Piedvache, 74, of Hilo died Dec. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired electrician for Hawaiian Electric Co. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Private services. Survived by sons, Micah Piedvache of Honolulu and Daniel Jones of Kenosha, Wis.; ex-wife, Suzanne Garrett of Chico, Calif.; two grandchildren.

  • Posted: Jan 3 2018 - 12:06am

    Paul James Hideo Matsumoto, M.D., 85, of Hilo died Dec. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired surgeon, a U.S. Navy lieutenant and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Joseph Aloha Choir. Rosary 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 9) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wake service at 7 p.m. Rosary again 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 10) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Eulogy at 10 a.m. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No carnations, please, and no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Cora B. Matsumoto of Hilo; sons, Paul Miki Matsumoto of New York, Stephen (Melissa) Matsumoto of San Diego and Navy Cmdr. David (Kimberly) Matsumoto of Naples, Italy; stepson, Grant Keolu (Kasie) Kailikea of Hilo; daughters, Ann B. Matsumoto of Honolulu, Maureen Matsumoto of Albuquerque, N.M., Joan (Stephanie Marsan) Matsumoto of Winthrop, Mass., Caroline (Dr. Aaron) Kauhane of Honolulu, Sarah (Mark) Kobayashi of Okinawa, Japan, Rachel (Dr. Lazarus) Gehring of Owego, N.Y., and Christal Matsumoto of Hilo; stepdaughters, Cori L. (Kula) Oda and Joni M. (Brent) Hess of Hilo; sister, Yoko Futa of Honolulu; brothers, Larry Matsumoto of Quartz Hill, Calif., and Kenneth (Janet) Matsumoto of Cypress, Calif.; brother-in-law, George Morita of Mililani, Oahu; sister-in-law, Trinidad Castillo of the Philippines; 29 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.