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.
Vance Dale Galigo, 44, of Puna died Dec. 13. He was born in Hilo. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by mother, Carol Wilt; sons, Devin Galigo, Dustin Galigo and Dicetin Galigo; brothers, Shawn (Lyla) Galigo and Royden (Shiryl) Requelman; sister, Naomi Leialoha; grandparents, Theresa Wilt and Cecilia Galigo; godparents, Peggy and Rodney Asuncion; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Harry Toshio Hori, 89, of Waimea died Dec. 4. Born in Kohala, he was co-owner of Honokaa Bakery, retired owner of HT Hori Farm and a National Guard veteran. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Paauilo Kongoji Mission. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Ellen Masuyo Hori of Waimea; son, Samuel (Dana) Hori; daughters, Donna (Joseph) Mah and Ann Tamaye; brothers, Richard (Janet) Hori, Ted (Chick) Hori and Frank (Nancy) Hori; sisters, Yayoi Sano and Margaret Hori; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Elaine Kazuko Mishima, 98, of Hilo died Dec. 10 at a private care home in Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired office clerk for the former Brown Fund company and co-owner of the former Mishima Orchids and member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Maureen (Kenneth) Yamashita of Kailua, Oahu, Karen Hara of Hilo, Charlene (Ronald) Hirano of Pearl City, Oahu, and Diane (Clyde) Nakasue of Hilo; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Douglas K. Okamoto, 66, of Honolulu, died July 12 in Keaau. Private services. Survived by a sister, brother, aunt and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Yoshiko Otomo, 87, of Kona died Dec. 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Olaa, she was a florist for the former Flowers of Hawaii, secretary for the former Department of Water/Power and former member of Puna Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Kazuo Otomo of Kona; sons, Myles (Lisa) Otomo and Randall Otomo of California; brothers, Masayuki (Leiko) Kiyojima and Thomas (Susan) Kiyojima of Hilo, Lloyd (Zelda) Kiyojima of Keaau; sisters, Chiyono Kinoshita of Honolulu, Shigeko Kiyojima of Keaau, Sumie Adams of Milwaukee, Amy Shimabukuro of Torrance, Calif., and Lois (Clyde) Silva of Keaau; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Francis (Francisca) Perez, 93, of Hilo died Dec. 20 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Kohala, she was a retired housekeeper, member of United Puerto Rican Association, former Family Christian Center member and kachi-kachi dancer. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Thursday (Jan. 4) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at noon. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Barbara Reveira of Hilo; sons, John (Rachelle Yamashita) Perez Jr., Leroy (Katie) Perez and Thomas (Marjie) Perez of Hilo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Elvira Deguito Ramos, 70, of Hilo died May 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Quezon City, the Philippines, she owned an accounting firm. Celebration of life 6-7 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 3) at Homelani Memorial Park Chapel. Casual attire. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by caretakers, Paul and Constance Bee of Hilo; sisters, Mila Ramos and Meg Ramos of Manila; brothers, Jerry Ramos of Manila and Roli (Kathy) Ramos of Kaneohe, Oahu; a niece. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Masako Tateishi, 93, of Pepeekeo died Dec. 4 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired seamstress for the former Y. Hata Dry Goods and member of Honomu Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Brian Tateishi of Pepeekeo and Dean (Caren) Tateishi of Maui; sisters, Annette Hatakenaka of Pepeekeo and Patsy (Mino) Takaesu of Hawaii Kai, Oahu; two grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.