Obituaries for July 25

Richard “Dick” B. Ball, 88, of Naalehu died July 19 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., he was a teacher, inventor, entrepreneur, manufacturer of educational materials and U.S. Navy Korean War veteran. Private services a later date. Survived by wife, Judith Guertin of Naalehu; three daughters; six grandchildren and a great-grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lauriana “Laurie” Bibilone, 85, of Mountain View died July 15 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Olaa, she was a retired cook for Kuhio Grille and the former Chaddy’s and Boomers Fountain, waitress at the former Plantation Kitchen in the onetime Sheraton Waiakea Village and member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Mountain View. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday (July 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial urn service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Urn committal service noon Monday (July 30) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by husband, Pablo Bibilone of Mountain View; sons, Renwick Bibilone of Volcano and Bert (Janet) Bibilone of Hilo; daughter, Robbie Skupa of Las Vegas; brothers, Pedro (Lottie) Haspe of Hilo and Hilario (Allen) Ramiscal of Hawaiian Paradise Park; brother-in-law, Joe Calica of Keaau; sister in-law, Elizabeth Haspe of Hawaiian Paradise Park; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Mitsuto Harada, 101, of Hilo died June 19 at home. He was a retired carpenter. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sister, Natsuno Matsuo of Waipahu, Oahu; daughter-in-law, Kathy Harada of California; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Bronson Kaimana Wei Mun Kaliloa, 46, of Keaau was killed in the line of duty, with end of watch July 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Colorado, he was a Hawaii Police Department Puna Patrol Division officer. Public visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. Service at 10 a.m. Burial at approximately 2:45 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Casey Marie Holokai Kaliloa; sons, Samson Ko‘olau Kaliloa and Nathan Kaulana Kaliloa; daughter, Grace Kehaulani Kaliloa; brother, Jason Keone Kaliloa; parents, Larry and Gail Kaliloa. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Nancy Jean Phillips, 84, of Waimea died July 20 at home. Born in Barrington, N.J., She was a retired registered nurse for the former Honokaa Hospital and North Hawaii Community Hospital, member of Hawaii Government Employees Association, Hawaiian Quilting Club, Anuenue Quilters and Tutu’s Quilters. Private services. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by husband, James Phillips of Waimea; daughter, Becky (Ian) Tully of Port Townsend, Wash.; sons, James (Tua) Phillips Jr. of Laupahoehoe and Eric (Haru) Phillips of Honolulu; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Iranell Maude “Nell” “Ira” Kananika‘ikiokalama Sanchez, 66, of Mountain View died July 3 at home. Born on Oahu, she was a wife and artist. Survived by husband, Roger Sanchez of Mountain View; a son, a daughter and a sister; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Melvin “Mel” “Uncle Mel” “Hoku” Kameilehoku Thomas, 74, of Honalo died June 17 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Waiaha, he was a retired cook for King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, owner of the former Kuakini Cafe and member of the Kuakahela Ohana. Celebration of life noon Saturday, Aug. 4, at Higashihara Park pavilion in Honalo. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Melvin (Sara) Thomas Jr. of Kailua-Kona and Mark (Renee) Thomas of Maui; stepsons, Thomas (Lei) Rivera of Honalo and Rusty Ishii of Kealakekua; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Richard Kensei Kino was 95 years old and was survived by, among others, son Gilbert (Janet) Nishihira of Hilo. Incorrect information was submitted for an obituary published Tuesday.