Obituaries for July 26

Wilfred “Braddah” Wakinikona Ah Tou Jr., 55, of Kealia died May 18 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, Hawaii, he was a county landfill equipment operator and member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Honaunau Rodeo Arena. Survived by son, Frank Ah Tou of Kealia; daughter, Felicia (Shane Espinoza) Ah Tou of Kealia; mother, Dorothy Ah Tou of Kealia; brothers, Thomas Ah Tou and Mervyn Ah Tou of Kealia; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jayne Gwendolyn Subica Applebury, 76, of Hilo died July 9 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation &Nursing Center. Born in Olaa, she was a retired hair stylist, owner of various beauty salons and worked at Ben &Company. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday (August 1) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m.. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Troy DeVera of Hilo and Desmond (Robin) Matsumura of Paauilo; daughters, Joy “Missy” Hunter of Phoenix, Jodi (Marcos) Ellazar and Dawn “Tiny” (Alan) DeVera-Bondaug of Hilo, Darlene (Glenn) Matsushita of Paauilo, Dodie (Byron) Thomas of Haina; brothers, Wayne (Evan) Subica of Hilo and Danny Subica of Santa Barbara, Calif.; sister, Jan Mahuna of Hilo; 22 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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James D. Garvin, 73, of Hilo died July 19 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hartford, Conn. No services. Survived by wife, Julie A. Garvin of Hilo; sons, Michael Garvin of Vermont, Jason (Amanda) Hescock of Virginia and Jeremy (Darcy) Riddle of Pahoa; daughter, Janelle (Nogi Guillermo) Riddle of Hilo; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Steven Timothy Green, 72, of Kailua-Kona, died July 19 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Lancaster, Ohio, he was a retired Sacramento (Calif.) County firefighter. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, Kimberly Green of Kailua-Kona; hanai daughter, Cassie (Elias) Guevara of Utah; hanai son, James (Heidi) Petersen of Utah; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Robert Po‘okapu Keli‘iho‘omalu Jr., 81, of Hilo died July 6 in Kahului, Maui. Born in Hilo, he was a chef, able seaman in Merchant Marines, seaman for Hawaiian Tug and Barge and Young Brothers and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 1) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 6:30 p.m. Burial 9 a.m. Friday (Aug. 2) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by brothers, Francis “Moody” (Sandra) Kaho‘ohalahala and Charles (Marion) Moody; sisters, Thelma Kanani “Buff” Keli‘iho‘omalu Kamekona, Lei Barr, Lani (Jim) Puzey and Pualani (Wyatt) Gull; hanai brother, Herbert Kalani Moke; hanai sisters Sandra (Bobby) Lee and Theresa Sharon Becktel; hanai sisters-in-law Roswitha “Rose” Moke and Carmen Moke; an aunt, nieces, nephews, and relatives. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Manoa Parker Medeiros-Kamau, 27, of Honokua, South Kona, died July 9 in Honokua. Born in Honolulu, He was a host at Denny’s. Private services held. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by father, Roland Kahunaaina (Melba) Medeiros of Honokua; mother, Kathryn Robinson of Captain Cook; sisters, Kalalahua Lovey Medeiros of Las Vegas and RegineAkamai A. Medeiros of Honokua. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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Betty Lou Nutt, 99, of Mountain View died July 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in New Kensington, Pa., she was a social worker and preschool teacher. Survived by daughter, Kimberly Bright of Mountain View; brother, Joseph Finch of Wilmington, Del.; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.

Devin Kirk Wana, 49, of Kailua-Kona died July 22 in Kailua-Kona. Born in Hilo, he was a security officer at Kona Airport. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Lily; son, Isaiah Wana; daughter, Alexis Wana; mother, Mabel Anderson of Hilo; brothers, Samson Wana Jr., Walter (Aimee) Wana and Dana (Maile Moresh) Wana of Hilo, Aaron (Roxcie) Carvalho of Kauai. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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