Obituaries for May 11

Merney Keaoililani Baysa, 78, of Kurtistown died April 29 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired operations supervisor for the county Wastewater Division, U.S. Navy veteran and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday (May 16) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Lynn Ahlgren; sister, Marylyn Soaladaop; sister-in-law, Lorna Baysa; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gail Emiko Onuma Inoue, 66, of Hilo died May 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired department assistant for the state Department of Human Services Med-Quest Division and member of Hawaii Government Employees Association and Niigata Kenjinkai. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Thursday (May 17) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Branden Inoue and Gavin Inoue of Hilo; brothers, Tom Onuma of Missouri and Masayoshi (Jane) Onuma of Hilo; sisters, Chiyoko (Leslie) Takenaka of Honolulu, Edith (Rodney) Nishino of Hilo and Patsy (Terrance) Nakamura of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Yaeko Onuma of Honolulu, Blanche Onuma and Karen Inoue of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Kazuto Kawabata of Arizona and George Kawachi of Hilo; mother-in-law, Teruko Inoue of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

James Owen Parker, 60, of Pahoa died March 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Seattle, he was a handyman and a Christian. Celebration of life noon Thursday (May 17) at Moku Ola (Coconut Island). Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Angela Parker of California; sister, Sue Smith of Idaho; friends. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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