Maria Consolacion Alnas Espejo, 96, of Keaau died Feb. 16 at home. Born in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she worked at Koi Tomato Farm and the former J&L Anthurium Farm, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation 5-6:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 26) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 27) at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Jessie (Briana) Espejo of Sacramento, Calif., and Roger (Rosario) Espejo of Papaaloa; daughters, Clarita Malavi and Essen Espejo Gomes of the Philippines, Norma (Pedro) Dela Rosa, Nora Estantino and Laudy (Nestor) Cabalce of Keaau; daughter-in-law, Amparo Espejo of California; brother, Valentin (Shirley) Alnas of Paauhau; sisters, Maria (Jack) Welch of Arizona and Emily (Roy) Oshiro of California; 32 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Robert “Bobby” Alan Galima, 62, of Hilo died Feb. 10 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a volunteer at Hilo Public Library. Celebration of life 10-11 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 28) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by mother, Consolacion B. Galima; brothers, Rudy (Dorothy) Galima and Randy Galima; sister, Rosemarie Tamez; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Virginia Corazon “Cora” Miller, 97, of Beaverton, Ore., formerly of Ninole, died Feb. 10 in Beaverton. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. Visitation only 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 28) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Refreshments will be served. Casual attire. Burial 11:45 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by sons, Carl Miller of Aloha, Ore., and Mark (Peggy) Miller of Beaverton; a grandson and two great-granddaughters. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Yoshio Nekoba, 85, of Keaau died Jan. 5 at home. Born in Pahala, he was a principal at numerous Big Island schools and retired at Waiakea Elementary School. Private family services held. Memorial donations to charity of choice. Survived by daughters, Janine (Kyle) Aruga and Rae Ann (Peter) Okunami of Mililani, Oahu; son, Jon (Vinalyn) Nekoba of Pearl City, Oahu; travel partner, Yae Kunishige of Hilo; sisters, Fusae Nakano of Naalehu and Sachi Oishi of Honolulu; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alan Roy Orevillo, 49, of Hilo died Jan. 2 in Hilo. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu; he was a janitor for Hawaii Care Cleaning. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 28) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service/celebration of life at 7 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by sisters, Francine Orevillo of Hilo, Lilith Aiona of Hawaiian Paradise Park and Sandra Bachiller of Oahu; hanai sisters, Ashley Grammer, Sierra Grammer, Jamine Smith and Jashell Smith of Hawaii; brothers, Nathan (Leann) Orevillo of Las Vegas, Charles (Kathy) Aiona III of Mountain View, Dereklee Aiona of Hawaiian Paradise Park and Alfred Bachiller of Oahu; hanai brother, James Smith Jr. of Hawaii; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Leeroy Kuulei Aukai Respicio, 61, of Hilo died Feb. 15 at Legacy of Hilo. Born in Kona, he was a self-employed farmer who also worked for Hilo Rice Mill and Kulana Foods, and paddled for Keaukaha Canoe Club. Celebration of life 5-6 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 28) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Memorial service and scattering of ashes Saturday, March 31, at the breakwall in Keaukaha. Casual attire; no flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Joan Respicio; son, Kuulei Respicio; stepsons, Travis (Christin Lee) Mitchell and Christopher (Sasha) Mitchell; daughter, Kanani Lastimado; stepdaughter, Jessicamae (Chris) Caravalho; brothers, Donald Respicio Sr. and Harry (LaVeinia) Respicio; sister, Winifred (Raymond Sr.) Agpoon; 16 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Jane Asayo Wong, 84, of Hilo, formerly of Kaimuki, Oahu, died Feb. 12 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Waimanalo, Oahu, she was a retired clerk for the former Investment Properties on Oahu. Private services held. Survived by sons, Stephen (Joanne) Wong of Hilo and Michael Wong of Honolulu; sister, Doris Ikemoto of Honolulu; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
The late Francisco “Rico” Ventura Cariaga is survived by, among others, daughters, Joane (Tyrone Campbell) Cariaga and Frances Marie E. (Ryan Tenorio) of Hilo. Incomplete and incorrect information was submitted for an obituary published Wednesday.