Manuel “Manny” Rapoza Branco Jr., 89, of Hilo died Jan. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired land surveyor, golfer, U.S. Army veteran and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday (Feb. 2) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Urn burial noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, section C. Survived by sons, Dennis P. (Virginia) Branco Fergerstrom and Paul D. (Kathleen) Branco of Mountain View, Allen (Mary) Branco of Hilo; daughters, Gale Branco Paulos of Hilo, Cora Cardoso of Honokaa, Lori L. (Michael) Kahihikolo of Waimea and Suzy D. (Adam) Barela of Volcano; sisters, Mildred (Dolly Branco) Pacheco of Hilo and Dorothy Branco Wright of Waimanalo, Oahu; 21 grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Roy Sueo Funai, 69, of Pahala died Dec. 24 at Hawaii Care Choices (formerly Hospice of Hilo) Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Pahala, he was a fisherman, carpenter and U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. Private services held. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Karin Funai; daughters, Deborah Funai, Lisa Marie Funai and Jenny (Alan) Pasa; brother, Kenneth (Esther) Funai; sisters, Martha Hoki and Dora Min; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Alice Anne Nathaniel, 74, of Honolulu died Dec. 27 in Honolulu. She was born in Pepeekeo. Visitation 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 2) at Paukaa Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 445 Kulana St. in Hilo. Service at 6:30 p.m. Survived by sons, Gregg Nathaniel and Michael Nathaniel; daughter, Shaun Nathaniel; brothers, Michael Paiva and Peter Paiva; sisters, Vicky Deluz, Roxanne Araki, Theresa Matthews and Susan Pavao; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.
Dorothy “Dot” Toyoko Tsunezumi, 96, of Hilo died Dec. 24 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Papaikou, she was a retired co-owner/office manager for the former Tamo’s Auto Repair and member of Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission, Hilo Daijingu and Tenrikyo Hilo Church. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Ronald (Carol) Tsunezumi and Oren (Stephanie) Tsunezumi of Hilo; daughter, Gail Harada of Waikele, Oahu; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.