Obituaries for January 6

Kevin Austin Callahan, 58, of Ocean View died Nov. 26 at Hawaii Care Choices in Hilo. Born in San Diego, he was a food server. Celebration of life at 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Keauhou Beach Park in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, Paul (Cathy) John Callahan, Jr., of Idaho, Sean Callahan of Ka‘u and Brian Callahan of California; sisters, Mary Callahan and Meegan Callahan-McDonald, both of Wisconsin; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Antone Cardoza, Jr., 93, of Hilo died Dec. 11 at home. Born on Oahu, he was a retired welder for Dole Pineapple Cannery on Oahu and former president of the Wahiawa Fishing Club. Private services to be held. Survived by wife, Sadie Cardoza of Hilo; 11 children; 2 sisters; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


George Dolaptchieff, 91, of Pahoa died Dec. 31 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, he was a retired banker. Private services held. Survived by wife, Doris Dolaptchieff; children, Susan (Jim) Gerakaris, Dan (Janet) Dolaptchieff and Nicolas Dolaptchieff; a grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joyce Mary Fennell, 77, of Hilo died Dec. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. No services. Online condolences: Survived by husband, Martin Fennell Jr. of Hilo; son, Martin Fennell III of Hilo; daughter, Yvonne Shisler of Kentucky; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Phyllis “Honey Girl” Naomi Akamu Ma‘ele Duarte Hashimoto, 80, of Naalehu died Nov. 20 at Ka‘u Hospital in Pahala. Born in Kealakekua, she was a homemaker. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 12) at Kauaha‘ao Congregational Church in Waiohinu. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Ladd (Kathy) Hashimoto of Naalehu and Tyron (Karen) Hashimoto of Pampa, Texas; daughter, Sophia (James) Lorenzo of Naalehu; sister, Vivian (Richard) Pinto of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Betsy Nabarro, 69, of Hilo died Dec. 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo. No services. Survived by life partner, Myron Subica; sister, Brenda (Joseph FH Masuno, Sr.) Nabarro; brother-in-law, Nathan Wilson, Jr.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Cyril Lani Pahinui-Kahahawai, 68, died Nov. 17 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he was a master slack-key guitarist and second-generation Hawaiian music legend, the son of Philip “Gabby” Pahinui-Kahahawai, and U.S. Army veteran of 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Kawaiaha‘o Church, 957 Punchbowl St. in Honolulu. Formal services at noon. Service will include full military honors and musicians are encouraged to bring an instrument and join in kanikapila. No flowers. Memorial donations to Cyril’s Hawaiian music program at: or by purchasing his new CD, “Marketplace,” at, with proceeds from sales donated to the music program in Waimanalo. Survived by his wife, Chelle Pahinui; daughters, Amber Pahinui-Stevens and Andrea Pahinui, Carrie McBurney Wright, Elizabeth MacDonald and Anne Shand; brothers, James “Bla” Pahinui and Phillip Pahinui; sisters, Madolyn and Margaret; 19 grandchildren.

Kikue “Mama” Ryusaki, 98, of Waimea died Dec. 24 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Captain Cook, she was a homemaker and member of Kamuela Hongwanji Mission, Buddhist Women’s Association, Kamuela Japanese-American Civic Association and Kamuela Senior Citizens. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 12) at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter-in-law, Pauline Shinshiro of Waimea; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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