Obituaries for June 9

Donald Fredericks, 71, of Keaau died June 2 at home. Born in Minnesota, he was a carpenter, woodworker, U.S. Army veteran and former member of Big Island Orchid Society. Graveside service noon Monday, June 17, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Janis Betts of Keaau; brother, Raymond (Cindy) Fredericks of San Tan Valley, Ariz.; sister, Ardyce Hart of Grand Forks, N.D. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Glenda Kay Iopa, 69, of died May 23 at home. Born in Santa Cruz, Calif., she was a family law attorney and former deputy prosecutor. Private services held. Survived by mother, Samie Olds of Hilo; son, Robert (Rachelle) Iopa of Honolulu; daughter, Kimberly (Kalei) Angay of Hilo; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Domingo Llana Nicolas, 91, of Keaau died May 12 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he worked for Green Point Nurseries and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Monday, June 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by sons, Robert (Prima) Nicolas, Lindbirgh (Judith) Nicolas and Ricardo (Glenda) Nicolas of Keaau, Efren (Thelma) Nicolas and Ceasar (Myla) Nicolas of Hilo; daughters, Gloria (Tony) Salvador, Erlinda (Gerry “Geronimo”) Buentipo, Maria (Nelson) Cabay and Marilyn (Bobsy) Gumayagay of Keaau, Aquilina “Lina” (Noel) Deguilmo of Honolulu; 23 grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

David Kaniela Roaque, 56, of Hawaiian Paradise Park and Las Vegas died June 2 at home. He was born in San Francisco. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Shirley Filoteo Roaque; daughter, Megan Roaque of California; stepchildren, Tandy Lynn (Isaiah), Noel (Journey), and Andy; sisters, Beverly Hookano and Candace Underwood; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Princess Hi‘iaka Richanda Aaliyah Mary Grace Mahina Napua Leimomi Ihilani Kaleo Anahera Tauanuu, 4 months, of Pahoa, died May 3 at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu. She was born at Hilo Medical Center. Family viewing 9:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Public visitation 10-11 a.m. Service at 10 a.m. Flowers welcome. Memorial/celebration of life 5-9 p.m. at Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale. Survived by parents, Santini and Austin “Toso/Dylan” Tauanuu of Pahoa; godparents Mary and Leland Quintal Jr. of Pahoa, Richanda Avilla- Berdon of Makaha, Oahu, Lucky Meafou and Ekolu Lindsey of Pahoa; brothers, Kaulana, Kanehekili, Kalei, Toso Jr., Ikaika, Ali‘i “Ricky”, La‘akea and Kunia of Pahoa; sister, Haumea of Pahoa; hanai grandparents, Kaleolani and Phillip Lasconia of Makaha; grandfather, John Teixeira of Honokaa; great-grandmother, Mary Naki Kane of Pahoa; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Mildred Anna Vereze, 88, of Hilo died May 25 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired clerk for the former Pay and Save and Kress stores and member of Kawailani Kumiai and Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service at 7 p.m. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire Survived by son, Wayne (Nancy) Vereze of Hilo; daughters, Donna (Anthony Moniz) Noguchi and Lori (Maida) Vereze of Hilo; sister, Lorraine Frias of Hilo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; hanai-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ethel Sumiko Yogi, 91, of Hilo died June 1 at home. Born in Kukuihaele, she was a retired owner of Anthuriums of Hawaii and member of Hilo Meishoin and Hui Okinawa. Private services. Survived by husband, Seigi Yogi of Hilo; brother, Richard Kanemoto of Honolulu; sisters, Nancy Lyum and Velma Oshiro of Honolulu; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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