Obituaries for March 8

Marshall John Coltes Balles, 55, of Mountain View died Feb. 19 at home. He was born in Honolulu. Contact wife, Patricia D. Balles, for celebration of life information. Online condolences: Also survived by sons, Marshall J.C. (Aulani Quon) Balles Jr. and Jesse James D. Balles of Hilo; daughters, Juanita H.M. (John Holt) Balles of Las Vegas, Taisha E. (Duwayne Tabil) Balles and Candiace N. (Kyle Puu) Balles of Hilo; brothers, Moses (Tina) Balles,Brian (Evelyn) Gonsalves, Dennis (Elizabeth) Balles, Rudolf Balles and Michael Coltes of Hilo; sisters, Elena (Jose) Quezada, Beverly (Keahi) Balles, Lydia (Raymond) Garcia and Dana Balles; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

George Farias, 72, of Hilo died Feb. 22 in Pensacola, Fla. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired county Department of Water Supply foreman, U.S. Army veteran, avid fisherman and car enthusiast. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday (March 13) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by daughters, Karen “Hanh” Young of Orlando, Fla., and Ginger Farias of Pensacola.; son, Guy Farias of Pensacola; sisters, Janet Liebrecht of Riverside, Calif., Rose (Philip) Resurecion of Mountain View and Flora Temporal of Hilo; brothers, Tom Earl and David Earl of Garden Grove, Calif., Jimmy Farias and Joe (Alice) Farias of Hilo; four grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Anita Leilani Kealoha Freitas, 78, of Hilo died Feb. 22 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Mountain View, she was a retired van aide for Roberts Hawaii and greeter for Life Care Center. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Robert (Sharon) Arial; daughters, Winona (Agaton Barroga Jr.) Souza-Barroga and Dawn Souza; sisters, Julia Robertson and Linda Baptiste; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard “Elisha” Carl Green, 60, of Hilo died Jan. 7. He was a spiritual healing counselor. Private services held. Online condolences: Survived by sons, Kumba Green and Daniel Green; daughters, Angel Green, Makana Green and Shila Green; brother, William Green; sister, Elizabeth Green; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Dwayne “Tang” Keiji Mukai, 62, of Keaau died Feb. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was retired from Paradise Beverages, an avid fisherman and surfer and an organ donation advocate. Visitation 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 5:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Priscilla Mukai of Keaau; sons, Treven Mukai and Keegan Mukai of Keaau; brother, Bertram “Bert” Mukai of Hilo; sister, Colette “Coco” Mukai of Honolulu; mother-in-law, Beverly Withington of Hilo; sister-in-law, Pamela Withington of Keaau; brother-in-law, Stuart (Debby Mullen) Withington of Mountain View; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.