Obituaries for May 17
Mark Edward Colton, 59, died May 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Washington, D.C. Private services will be at a later date. Survived by his brothers, Joseph (Tracie) Colton of St. Petersburg, Fla., Michael Colton of Keaau; sisters, Pam (Radosevich) of Honaunau, Mary Colton of Kailua-Kona; hanai brother, Matthew Radosevich of Holualoa; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Robert Ray VanHubbard, 61, died May 9 at his residence in Papaaloa. Born in Washington, he was a carpenter and welder. Celebration of Life and a bonfire will be hosted from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at 35-300 Papaaloa Road in Papaaloa. Survived by wife, Holly Young of Papaaloa; son, Yureck VanHubbard of Oahu; mother, Carol Hubbard of Papaaloa; sister, Shelly Kahiel of Virginia. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Keith “Fuki” Fukunaga, 60, died May 9 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was an assistant manager at Mr. K’s Recycle and Redemption Center and an entrepreneur. Friends may call 4–5 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m.. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Drudale Fukunaga of Keaau; sons, Saul Fukunaga of Keaau, Keith (Drina) Fukunaga of Keaau; companion, Lizzie Quintal of Keaau; father, Clarence Fukunaga of Keaau; brother, Carlton (Pauline) Fukunaga of Hilo; 10 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
James “Sonny” Allen Ackerman, 87, of Kealakekua, died April 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired assistant airline manager for Hawaiian Airlines, founding member of Calvary Community Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, 11th Airborne Division. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 241, Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750. Survived by wife, Bettylou Ackerman; daughters, Teresa Ackerman, Robyn Ackerman, Cindy Ackerman; brother, Howard (Harriet) Ackerman all of Kealakekua; granddaughters, Megan Matsumura of Boulder and Zoe Wong and grandson, Patrick Wong both of Kailua Kona; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
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