Gabriel “Joker” “Gabe” Kalani Ah Yo Jr., 63, of Hilo died Nov. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a laborer, mechanic, entertainer and member of Hilo Jaycees. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday (Nov. 30) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service at 6 p.m. Celebration of life and potluck noon-6 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 1) at Hawaiian Village in Keaukaha. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Louisa “Momi” Lau of Hilo; son, Gabriel (Dionne) Lau of Hilo; daughter, Stacy Ah Yo of Hilo; brothers, Wilson Ah Yo and Gordon Ah Yo of Hilo; sisters, Teresa (Mary) Ah Yo of Hilo and Margaret Ah Yo of Florida; two grandsons, Aukai and Akoni; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Patrick Boteilho, 57, of Hilo formerly of Waianae, Oahu, died Oct. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Services 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 85-574 Plantation Rd. in Waianae. Casual attire. Survived by brother, Thomas, (Lei Jean) Boteilho Jr; sisters, Katherine Boteilho of Waianae, Lena (Gary) Sims of Salt Lake, Oahu, Pamela (Sam) Akuna of Kona, Nancy (Mike) Sylva of Makiki, Oahu, Debra (Paula) Abaire of Kona, Sandy Boteilho and Carole (Blu) Kauo of Waianae. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Alison Yuriko Kaneshiro, 75, of Pahala died Nov. 10 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center in Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired support worker for the Arc of Hilo, homemaker and member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Memorial Mass 10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 1) at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pahala. Casual attire; no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Harold Kaneshiro of Pahala; brother, Warren (Brenda) Morimoto of Phoenix City, Ala.; sister, Lauren Riley of San Jose, Calif.; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Satoru “Sugar” Sugawara, 91, of Honokaa died Nov. 13 at a care home. Born in Paauilo, he was retired from the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and member of Paauilo Hongwanji Mission, ILWU Pensioners Club and was an ILWU delegate. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 1) at Paauilo Hongwanji Mission. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by brothers, Tadashi (Fusako) Sugawara and Noboru Sugawara of Los Angeles; sister, Sueko (Harry) Matsumoto of Paauilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.