Obituaries for March 26

Julio Deus Bolosan, 74, of Papaaloa died March 10 at home. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a heavy equipment operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., maintenance worker for Waikoloa Golf Course and fisherman. He also was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. Visitation from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (March 30) at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Laupahoehoe. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at St. Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery. Survived by wife, Leoncia “Lucy” Bolosan of Papaaloa; son, Henry Bolosan of Waikoloa; daughter, Jennifer B. (Sean) Giron of Kohala; sister-in-law, Norma Bolosan of Papaaloa; brother-in-law, Robert (Jocelyn) Dela Cruz of Keaau; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.



SallyAnn Cabral DeMello, 80, of Hilo died March 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Wailuku, Maui, she was a retired hairdresser, cook, babysitter and homemaker. Private services held. Survived by sons, Steven (Ramona) Araujo of Kurtistown and Tyler (Dana) Araujo of Florida; daughters, Charmaine Caneda of Hilo and Maureen Tarpley of Mountain View; 15 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Darryn Napuaikawekiukaina Kamanu, 53, of Olaa died March 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was self-employed. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Sunday (March 31) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Survived by wife, Dayna Niaulani Kamanu of Olaa; sons, Randen (Tiare) Kamanu of Kula, Maui, and Lonowai Ikaia Kamanu of Olaa; daughters, Alohilani (William) Temple of Pahoa, Darnell Hanamaika‘i of Kailua-Kona and Ka‘ili‘ula Mulec of Pahoa; brothers, Edward (Mary) Kamanu of Mokuhulu, Stanley (Jeanie) Kamanu of Kaumana and Richard Kamanu of Nuuanu, Oahu; parents-in-law, Kel and Jackie Lee of Olaa; grandmother-in-law, Pilialoha Oliver of Ahuimanu, Oahu; sister-in-law, Nikki (Ross) Iwata of Keaau; brother-in-law, Keven (Rochelle) Lee of Las Vegas; sisters, Elouise (Frank) Mulec of Keaau, Gwen Keona Kamanu of Waimanalo, Oahu, and Kaiulani (Lance) Kekahuna of Ainaloa; hanai sisters, Vivian Maunakea of Waimanalo, Oahu, and Rae Hauanio of Pahoa; hanai brothers, Moki (Suzi) Paio of Waimea and Les (Denise) Hauanio of Keaau; two grandsons; cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Leo “Brown” Vern Johnson, 98, of Pahoa died March 18 at home. Born in Cedar Creek Township, Mich., he was a retired lineman, U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor. Services pending. Survived by children, Lucylle Trujillo, Kenneth (Paula) Johnson and Nicholas Johnson; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Midori Suzuki, 89, of Hilo died Feb. 9 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kapoho, she was retired from Hilo Products and the former Midori’s Okazuya. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Gwen (Robert) Shirai of Hilo; son, Keith (Amy) Suzuki of Hilo; brothers, Hiroshi (Chiyeko) Soga of Pearl City, Oahu, and Sunao (Evelyn) Soga of Kailua, Oahu; sister-in-law, Sadako Suzuki of Hilo; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Sumie Tanaka, 94, of Hakalau died Feb. 21 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Papaikou, she was a homemaker and member of Honomu Hongwaji Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Tsutomu; daughters, Elaine, Gladys; son, Bert; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Nancy Kazuko Young, 77, of Kailua, Oahu, died March 8 in Kailua. Born in Hamakua, she was a retired state Department of Health secretary. Private service held. Survived by children, Deborah (Aaron) Ozaki and Mark (Ann) Young of Ewa, Oahu, Brad Young of Kailua, Oahu, Deana (Lance) Teramoto of Holualoa; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

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