Obituaries for August 21

Clyde K. Malani, 56, of Hilo died July 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, He was a heavy equipment operator and driver for The Food Basket and member of Laupahoehoe Congregational Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 25) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 10 a.m. Burial noon at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by parents, Leilani and Clement Malani Sr. of Hilo; hanai sons, Timothy Agliam, Nathan Agliam and Tyson (Hana) Agliam of Hilo; brother, Clement (Gina) Malani Jr. of Hilo; sisters, Leihua (Calvin) Malani, Catherine (Todd) Kaide and Carol Malani of Hilo, aunts, uncles, cousins and a grandnephew. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Yoshio Matsuzaki, 91, of Papaikou died Aug. 3 at a care home. Born in Kalaoa, Papaikou, he was a retired mechanic for I. Kitagawa, U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Hilo Hooganji Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, Tatsuo (Haruko) Matsuzaki of Hilo and Mamoru Matsuzaki of Reno, Nev.; sister, Sueko (Tsutomu) Omori of Papaikou; sisters-in-law, Misae Matsuzaki of Mililani, Oahu, and Sachiko Matsuzaki of Papaikou; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Rowland Harry Alapaki Melim, 72, of Hilo died Aug. 1 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired cable splicer for the former Verizon Hawaii and U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 26) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; lei welcome. Survived by wife, Rachel Kualii-Melim of Hilo; daughter, Robin (Efren) Ancheta of Honolulu; son, Rowland “Paki” (Marvelle) Melim of Hilo; brothers, Larry (Caroline) Melim of California and Bruce Melim of Arizona; sisters, Rowlinda Finley of California and Betsy (Brian) Bulawan of Honolulu; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joy Keahipuakauikawekiu Mills-Ferren, 48, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 3 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a Hawaii County lifeguard, award-winning hula dancer and surfer, participant in triathlons, biathlons and marathons and member of Na Wai Iwi Ola Hula Halau and Kailua-Kona Family Al-Anon. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 25) at Kahaluu Beach large pavilion. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Survived by mother, Linda Leilani Mills of Honolulu; brother, Keo (Debra) Mills of Mascoutah, Ill.; sister, Yvonne Patcho of Waianae, Oahu; nieces, nephews, cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Henry Seisuke Shiroma, 93, of Hilo died June 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was proprietor of Hilo Body &Towing Services, retired auto body damage appraiser for the former Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. and operated a small golfsmith business. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Alice Shiroma; sons, Melvin (Vickie) Shiroma, Milton (Diane) Shiroma, Myles (Claire) Shiroma, Henry Shiroma Jr. and Craig (Jo-Ann) Shiroma; stepchildren, Bruce (Karla) Yamada and Avis (Bill) Perreira; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Harry William Sigel, 91, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 16 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he was a retired marine insurance adjuster, a U.S. Marine Corps World War II veteran and China Marine. Private service held. survived by wife, Janet Sigel of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Wendy Matthes of Nevada and Laurie Sigel of Kailua-Kona. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Emery D. Wai, 63, of Pahoa died Aug. 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was an Army National Guard veteran. Private services at a later date. Survived by wife, Linda Wai of Pahoa; daughter, Tiana Wai of Pahoa; son, Emery Wai Jr. of Keaau; brothers, Clayton Wai of Dededo, Guam, and Gabriel Wai of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sisters, Patricia Benitez of Tulare, Calif., Kerima Wai-Shindo and Caron Wai-Allen of Hilo, Jodi Wai of Honolulu; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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