Obituaries for May 30

Emma Takeko (Ramos) Atalig, 67, of Pahoa died May 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a dietary aide for Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center and cook for the former Verna’s Drive Inn Keaau. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday (June 5) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Johnalla (Irving) Perry of Fort Riley, Kan.; brother, Leslie Ramos of Aiea, Oahu; sister, Patricia (Tony) Muna of Keaau; sister-in-law, Kay Ramos of Hilo; two grandsons; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Margaret Ryan Byrd, 59, of Pahoa died May 23 in Hilo. Born in Tennessee, she was a 4-H leader in Hawaii County, Montana and Idaho and bus driver in Montana and for Pahoa schools. Memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday (June 1) at Star Of The Sea Church (Painted Church) in Kalapana. Online condolences: Survived by husband, John Byrd Sr.; sons, Joseph Wilcox of Oregon and John Byrd Jr. of Hawaii; daughters, Ann Steeprow of Oregon, Monica Ann Graber of Washington, Dianna Janese Wilcox of Hawaii, Leilani Louise Albertson of Montana, Jillian Ford of California and Mariah Rose Byrd of Wyoming; father, Joseph Raymond Ryan Jr. of Tennessee; brothers, Michael Ryan of California and Joseph Ryan III of Tennessee; sister, Janese Johnson of California; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Sonia Kaleo‘okalani Graciidis, 49, of Kailua-Kona died May 11 in Minnesota. Born in Honolulu, she was a manager and cook for Pine Tree Cafe and former cook for Kay’s Kitchen. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Sunday, June 23, at Kona Palisades Recreation Center. Service at 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow. No flowers. Condolences to: A. Graciidis, 75-5789 Lanakoi Pl., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Survived by wife, Annette Graciidis of Kailua-Kona; parents, Morris and Clara Graciidis of Kailua-Kona; sons, Delroy (Megan) Lauronal of Kailua-Kona, Jacob (Malia) Williams of Hilo and Jeremy (Leah) Williams; daughter, Tasha (Brandon Jeffries) Williams; sister, Georgieann (Eric) Lauronal of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Morris Graciidis Jr. of California and Mason (Sabrina) Graciidis of Kailua-Kona; six grandchildren; uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Wayne Wainuhea Kaupiko, 68, of Kailua-Kona died May 21 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a truck driver for Pacific Waste. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Jacqueline; son, Isaac (Raegen) Kaupiko of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Rachel (Nicholas) Kaupiko of Honaunau; father, Raymond (Diana) Fujikawa of Naalehu; brothers, Wilbert (Maria) Kaupiko of Waimea and Riley (Shaunda) Fujikawa of Ka‘u; sisters, Raenette (Timothy) Marino of Hilo, Raylene (Glenn) Moses of Ka‘u, Serena Fujikawa of Mountain View and Sandy (David) Carvalho of Hilo; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Kenneth Mun Sing Wong, 94, of Hilo died May 11, 2019 at the Legacy Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hilo. Born in Hilo, He was a retired financial planner, member of San Francisco Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite of Freemasonary, Shriner-Islam Temple San Francisco, Shriner Aloha Temple, Oahu Country Club, Plaza Club and Rotary Club of Honolulu. Visitation and services 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Ballard Family Mortuary Chapel. Survived by wife, Ramona Carter Wong; daughter, Sharyn Gale Eng; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


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