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Obituaries for September 19

Dorothy Eva De Conte, 92, of Laupahoehoe died Aug. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Papaikou, she was a member of St. Anthony Church. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m. Monday (Sept. 24) at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Laupahoehoe. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Graveside services and burial noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by husband, John De Conte Jr. of Laupahoehoe; daughters, Diane De Luz of Paauilo and Nancy (Norman III) Wassman of Hilo; sister, Eleanor Fernandes of Papaikou; five grandchildren and two-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Patricia “Pat” Carol Fergerstrom, 84, of Hilo died Sept. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker, employee of the former HT&T and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-9:45 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 25) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 columbarium. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughters, Patti-Jo (Wallace Tamashiro) Fergerstrom-Tamashiro and Cindy (Fred Palea) Fergerstrom-Palea of Hilo; son, Patward Fergerstrom of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Eleanor (Norman) Wong Chong of Hilo and Marjorie Fergerstrom of Kona; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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John Paul Gallagher, 67, of Hilo died Sept. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Denver, he was a retired psychiatric advanced practice registered nurse, U.S. Navy veteran and member of the Hilo Film Club, and a DIY enthusiast. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 20) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Survived by wife, Paula Gallagher; children, Erin Gallagher, Megan Gallagher, Devin (Sarah) Gallagher and Cristin (Yoga Ida Bagus) Gallagher; brothers, James A. (Judy) Gallagher, Clement (Elizabeth) Gallagher, Michael (Lorene) Gallagher, Thomas (Elizabeth) Gallagher and Joseph (Tina) Gallagher; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Donald Lee Manalili, 80, of Hilo died Sept. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Milolii, he was a retired educational coordinator for the state Department of Education and member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Monday (Sept. 24) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Mercedes Manalili of Hilo; son, Kevin (Jane) Manalili; daughters, Donalynn (Pat) Baba and Sherilynn (Patrick) Wheeler; mother, Hilda Manalili; brothers, James (Janice) Manalili, Frank (Jocelyn) Manalili, Dennis (Jere) Manalili and Herman (Harriet) Manalili; sister, Irene Greenhouse; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ann Merle Mandaquit, 66, of Pahoa died Sept. 10 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Bremerton, Wash., she was co-owner and office manager of Ultimate Roofing and a member of Hale Pule Ke Ola Hou Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 22) at Dream Hawaii Studio at Longakit home, 1009 Ahuna Road in Hilo. Celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Marcelo Mandaquit of Pahoa; sons, Jason (Coty) Mandaquit and Michael Mandaquit of Pahoa; brother, George (Lyn) Smith of Lynnwood, Wash.; sister, Terri (Fred) Andrew of Kenmore, Wash.; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Bruce Paul Mavety, 47, of Pahoa and Hilo, formerly of California, died Sept. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Los Angeles. Urn committal and burial 2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 22) at Alae Cemetery, new urn section. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by mainland family. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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David Koji Umeda, 66, of Hilo died Sept. 10 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired paralegal for Child Support Enforcement Agency and member of Hilo Hoogani Mission. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 23) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sister, Karen Umeda of Hilo; cousins, hanai nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Suzuko Yamamoto, 95, of Captain Cook died Aug. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, she was a housewife. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 22) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 10 a.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by sons, Darryn (Debra) Yamamoto, Iran Yamamoto and Dan Yamamoto of Hilo; daughter, Verna (Randy) Yamabe of Kona; sister, Sandra Saiki of Aiea, Oahu; brothers Kenzo (Eunice) Hashimoto of Waiohinu and Susumu (Nancy) Hashimoto of Kaneohe, Oahu; sister-in-law, Phyllis Hashimoto of Naalehu;. four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.