Delbert Kaipo Ako, 65, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in North Kona, he was a former laborer, ramp service and ticket agent for Hawaiian Airlines and the former Aloha Airlines, and musician. Celebration of life 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona. For info, call 960-0360. Survived by daughters, Kelelani (Mana) Makaiau and Nohea (Ikaika) Baptista of Kailua-Kona, Brianhni (Malaki) Atisanoe of Honolulu; brother, Arnold (Lori) Ako of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Geri (Peter) Ebanez and Lucille (Sipou) Mareko of Kailua-Kona; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Ronald “Rudy” Teodecio Galigo, 69, of Naalehu died Dec. 31. He was a retired sugar plantation worker. Visitation 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 10) at Ballard Family Mortuary 570 Kinoole St. Services at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Ronald Rudy (Michelle) Galigo Jr., Godfrey Galigo and Kevin (Shylah Tamura) Galigo of Ka‘u, daughters, Melissa (Daniel LeMaire) Galigo and Kristan (Sterling) Holeso of Ka‘u; brothers, Roy of Hilo, Tedy, George and Marlon of Ka‘u; sisters, Dorinda Camara of Waikoloa, Althea Himan of Kona, Victoria Mattos of Ka‘u, Lani Galigo and Lorna Galigo of Hilo; stepmother, Cecilia Galigo; stepsister, Athena Benevides; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.