Martin F. Bartolome, 95, of Pahoa died June 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Banna Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a retired worker for the former Puna Sugar Co., self-employed papaya farmer and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (Aug. 17) at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 18) at the church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Burial at the church cemetery. Survived by daughters, Helen (Dimas) Maulit of Pahoa, Dinah (Jerry) Battles of Keaau and Rosario Engle of Honolulu; sons, Jose (Esther) Bartolome of Seattle, Gabriel (Aurea) Bartolome of Keaau and Elvis (Cheryl) Bartolome of Pahoa; sister in-law, Yolanda R. Bartolome of Pahoa; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Shirley Geraldine Buyuan, 82, of Pahala died Aug. 7 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Kapapala, she was a retired custodian for Ka‘u High School and Pahala Elementary School and member of Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Monday (Aug. 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Cremation to follow. Survived by sons, Theron (Tina Matsumoto) Buyuan of Hilo and Barry (Elena) Buyuan of Pahala; daughters, Donna (Ravel Sr.) Kaupu and Stephanie Buyuan of Pahala; brother, Moses (Carmen) Pestano of Kaneohe, Oahu; sister, Juanita (Bill) Chun of Waipahu, Oahu; sister-in-law, Gloria Panglao of Pahala; 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Elsie Sidiaren Correa, 81, of Hilo died July 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Flavian and Veneranda Sidiaren, co-founders of the Historic Kayumangi of Honomu, where her work experience began. She was also a retired waitress at Ken’s House of Pancakes, formerly employed at Hilo Drugs, Dick’s Coffee House, Jimmy’s Drive Inn and Sumida Restaurant and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 16) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, Garlan D. Saliscen-Sidiaren of Honomu and Harold (Georgianne) Sidiaren of Honolulu; sisters, Elizabeth (Charles) Apuan of Salinas, Calif., and Rose Marie (Ambrosio) Callo of Hilo; godson, Gerard Callo of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jean Hiroko Gokan Higa, 83, of Hilo died July 15 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Lihue, Kauai, she was a homemaker and retired elementary school teacher. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Alison Higa of Hilo; son, Shawn (Janette) Higa of Waipahu, Oahu; brothers, Herbert Gokan and Alan (Sue) Gokan of Oahu; sister, Helen Ota of Oahu; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Michael Williams, 60, of Kalapana died Aug. 7 at home. Born in Huntington, W.Va., he was an auto mechanic and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pahoa Ward who served as a missionary in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday (Aug. 17) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pahoa Ward, 16-105 Orchidland Drive. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Burial at Alae Cemetery, Mormon section. Donations for funeral costs are being accepted at www.gofundme.com/kalapanamichael. Survived by daughter, Ashley Williams of Waimanalo; sons, Christopher Williams and Tyler Williams of Waimanalo; brothers, Bruce (Alice) Williams of Anchorage, Alaska, and Mark (Bernie) Williams of Akron, Ohio; sister, Esther (Kalani) Mitte of Orange Park, Fla.; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
An obituary for the late Elsie Sidiaren Correa published Sunday contains several errors, which the Tribune-Herald regrets. A corrected version appears today.