Howard T. Ellis, 90, died June 9 in Hilo. Born in South Carolina, he was a physicist at National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Mauna Loa Observatory, a Korean War veteran who served in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy and graduated from the University of Georgia. Private family service. Survived by wife, Lena Yuen Ellis of Hilo; stepchildren, Lu Lynn de Silva of California, Dr. Alan (Sam) de Silva and Tim De Silva of Hilo; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Camron Wallace Fox, 58, of Keaau died May 20 at home. He was born in La Jolla, Calif. Survivors are asked to call 808-935-8445. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Masayoki Stanton George, 35, of Kailua-Kona died May 30 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, he was a dishwasher at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Kona Kosrae Micronesian Church in Kalaoa. Survived by mother, Naimi George of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Zackius (Mertalina) George of Kailua-Kona, Joseph George, Dale George and Lane George of Kosrae, Micronesia; sisters, Mikaela George of Kailua-Kona and Sueanna George of the mainland; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Yuk Ching “YC” Nakashima, 90, of Hilo died June 13 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired secretary for International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Karlene Graylin and Gayle Ayers of Hilo; sister, Marian Wailani of Hilo; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gordon Hunter Kauhiokalani “Boy” Poire Jr., 72, of Kailua-Kona died June 14 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired goldsmith, owner of “Gordon the Jeweler,” worked for the Ilikai and former Kona surf hotels and KGMB studios, and was a member of Kona Masonic Lodge F.&A.M., Aloha Shriners, Royal Order of Jesters, Scottish Rite and Kona Coast Barley Boys. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Edy Gesaman-Poire of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Elizabeth “Napua” Poire of Kailua-Kona; brother, Scott Stevens-Poire of Hawaii Kai, Oahu; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.