Rodney “Rod” Trent Ducosin Sr., 55, of Ocean View died Jan. 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was the founder and pastor of the Children’s Learning Center Sunday School. Service information to be announced at a later date. Condolences to L. Moniz, P.O. Box 377518, Ocean View, HI 96737. For information, call 498-0538. Survived by wife, Lisa Moniz of Ocean View; sons, Rodney Ducosin Jr., Duke Ducosin and Drake Ducosin of Ocean View; daughter, Leslie Ducosin of Iowa; brothers, Randy (Carol) Ducosin of Arizona and Russell (Sharon) Ducosin of Kaneohe, Oahu; sister, Robin (Shad) Freeman of Ocean View; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Dorothy Tapang Bartolome, 101, of Hilo died Jan. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. She was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 24) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Urn burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by sons, Richard Tapang (Maile) Bartolome of Vancouver, Wash., and Gary J. (Beth) Bartolome of Hilo; daughter, Patricia Mae (Fred) Basilio of Hilo; sisters, Irene Ingano of Honolulu, Violet Dryman of Napa Valley, Calif., and Natalie Buza of Hilo; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Audrey Mae Anderson, 68, of Naalehu died Dec. 29 at Hospice of Kona Nakamaru Hale. Born in Arlington County, Va., she was a homemaker. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday (Jan. 19) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Naalehu. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Peter Anderson of Naalehu; brother, James (Pat) Ware of Prescott, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Colleen Pomeroy of Gettysburg, Pa.; sister-in-law, Mary Ware of Texas; a granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Helen B. Botelho, 93, of Honokaa died Jan. 6 at home. She was born in Kalopa and was a former manager for Drive In, member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Honokaa Senior Citizens Club. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 23) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice. Survived by son, Dereck (Sharon) Botelho of Hilo; daughters, Georgette (Daniel) Kaniho of Ahualoa, Sheryll (Guy) Kaniho of Kona and Marita Cauley of Hilo; brother, Joseph (Mary) Branco of Honokaa; sister-in-law, Herminia Branco of California; brother-in-law, Amos Botelho of Honokaa; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Takeo Katayama, 107, of Hilo died Jan. 3. He was a retired carpenter from Sonomura Contracting. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Roy H. Katayama and Kenneth K. Katayama; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Lori Leilani Chung, 56, of Hilo died Jan. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Castro Valley, Calif., she was a member of Wainaku Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Memorial service 5 p.m. Friday (Jan. 19) at the Wainaku Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 445 Kulana St., Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by brother, Aaron (Elizabeth) Chung of San Leandro, Calif.; three nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Valerie “Mona” Hauoli Kahaloa Badon, 61, of Hilo died Nov. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Wallace “Wally” Badon; sons, Jeremy (Jennifer) Badon and Joshtinlee “Kai” (Shanna) Badon-Dellomes; daughters, Karmel Badon and Candice “Potsie” Dunham; sisters, Kathryn LaRoche of Kentucky, Lorna Shanks of Texas and Leeona Kekua of Honolulu, Oahu; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Stanley “Blue” Kumukoa Sr., 73, of Kohala died Jan. 2. He was a retired engineer for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m. Friday (Jan. 19) at Hawi Sacred Heart Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Marylin (Rabang) Kumukoa; sons, Stanley Kumukoa Jr. and Bruce Kumukoa of Kapaau; daughter, Rochelle (Clayton) Javillo of Kapaau; brothers, Joseph Kumukoa, Lee (Virginia) Dela Cruz and Eric (Elsie) Dela Cruz of Kapaau; sister, Gail (Frank) Pelekai of San Diego; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Shirley Bohlmann Gray, 91, of Kailua-Kona, died Dec. 30 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Minneapolis, she was a retired University of Hawaii at Manoa librarian and Peace Corps volunteer. Service information to be announced at a later date. Survived by sons, Steven (Teresa) Gray of Kailua-Kona and David Gray of New Jersey; a granddaughter. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Theodora “Teddy” P. Bell, 84, of Hilo died Jan. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Minneapolis, she was an affirmative action officer for the former Ramsey Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., worked for the Metropolitan Council in St. Paul and was a former board member of Bay Clinic. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Julie (Michael Campbell) Bell of Asheville, N.C., Melinda (Darrell Kaufman) Bell of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Jennifer (Joel Jongewaard) Caskey of Scandia, Minn.; son, Erik (Fran) Bell of St. Paul; sister, Jacquelyn Olson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.