Obituaries for January 18

Joshua Mikhail Alfonso, 30, of Kurtistown, died Jan. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a construction laborer for Isemoto Contracting Co., member of Living Waters Assembly of God Church, had a passion for cars and was the owner of Speed Workz. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 23) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Brock Alfonso-Hauanio of Puna; daughters, Brooklynn Alfonso-Hauanio of Puna and Brinlee Alfonso of Hilo; mother, Davelyn Alfonso-Gonsalves of Hilo; father, John S. Gonsalves of Hilo; biological father, Michael W. Ortiz of Keaau; brothers, Brandon Alfonso-Gonsalves, Dylan Alfonso-Gonsalves and Godfrey Alfonso-Gonsalves of Puna; half-brothers, Dillan K. Ortiz and Michael W. Ortiz Jr. of Loon Lake, Wash., John Ken Kanazawa-Yee of Washington and Justin F. Kanazawa-Yee of Utah; maternal grandfather, Robert (Paula) Alfonso of Honokaa; maternal grandmother, Antoinette Carvalho of Mountain View; paternal grandparents, Wilfred and Florence “Pat” Ortiz of Keaau; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lydia Tinaza Baclig, 50, of Pepeekeo died Dec. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she worked at Hilo Seaside Hotel. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 24) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at family home. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Friday (Jan. 25) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Arnulfo Baclig; children, Arlyn (Sherwin) Baclig, Maria (Gerald) Baclig, Cristy (Bernard) Baclig and Jeny (Ronnie) Baclig; siblings, Lolita (Jose) Valderama, Merlinda (William) Sy, Yolanda (Alfonso) Asunio, Rolando (Emelyn) Tinaza Sr., Luzviminda (Juanito) Vincente and Lilia (Randall) Fernandez; sister-in-law, Flavia Tinaza; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Christopher Lee Hutt, 22, of Wagoner, Okla., died Dec. 9, in Cherry Point, N.C. Born in Hilo, he was a U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal, 2014 graduate of Kamehameha High School and Warrior football player, alum of Pahoa Elementary, Hilo Union Intermediate and Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences and enjoyed Civil Air Patrol, computers, traveling, fast cars and motorcycles. He was interred at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Oklahoma. Hilo memorial service in the near future; info will be posted on Chris’ Facebook page. Survived by father, Timbo Hutt of Puna; mother, Robin Richardson of Phoenix; brothers, Jordan (Chelsea) Mendoza of Hilo and Kelson Hutt Roe of Seattle; half-brother, Jason Richardson, of Phoenix; paternal grandmother, Barbara (Hep) Powell of Halls Head, Western Australia; maternal grandmother, Marlene Conn of Phoenix; uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Shipman Funeral Home, Wagoner, Okla.

Raymond Hiroshi Savella, 82, of Hilo died Dec. 7 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired farmer. Private services held. Survived by wife, June Savella of Hilo; son, Boyd (Robyn Matsumoto) Savella of Hilo; daughter, Jodie (Casey) Yanagihara of Hilo; brother, David “Sonny” Savella of Maui; sister, Rosalind “Rosie” Fujinaka of Kaneohe, Oahu; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Teofilo Mercado “Tata Doming” Villa, 80, of Pahala died Jan. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in the Philippines, he was a retired laborer for the former Ka‘u Sugar Co. All-Night vigil from 5 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 23) at the family home, 96-3115 Puahala St. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 24) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Mark Villa of Pahala and Chris (Wendi) Villa of Volcano; daughter, LeeAnn (Skyler) Tehero of Hilo; brother, Francisco (Victoria) Villa Sr. of Pahala; sister, Lenny Enitan of Pahala; four grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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