Obituaries for September 4

Owl Clearmorning Chu Corcoran, 42, of Keaau died Aug. 23. He was a bartender for Kaleo’s Bar and Grill and proponent of No Gi Brazilian jiu jitsu and Magalit BJJ purple belt who rolled at The Brave Fitness and Nu Era. Visitation 2:30-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 4 p.m. Survived by wife, Heather Tehani Corcoran of Keaau; daughter, Kezia Kalila Corcoran of Keaau; son, Ammaron Cade Corcoran of Keaau; mother, Liane Suemei Chu Corcoran of Keaau; brothers, Kumar Laughingspring Chu (Fabiola) Corcoran of California and Mathew Ignace Johnson of Canada; grandmother, Vyolet Lum Chu of California; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Pedro Domingo Dominguez, 97, of Honomu died Aug. 2 at home. Born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for Hilo Coast Processing Co. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Survived by wife, Feliza Dominguez of Honomu; daughters, Bernadette (Wendell) Kelii, Becky Dominguez and Krystel (David) Ua Jr. of Hilo, Barbara Kiser of Honolulu; sons, Alfredo (Sal Hagiwara) Yamongan Jr. of Hilo, Ronald Dominguez of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Anthony (Melani) Dominguez of Keaau; sister, Angeles Helen Quinto of the Philippines; sister in-law, Rosaline Gajeton of Hilo; brother-in-law, Felipe (Gloria) Resurreccion of Honomu; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Helen Sakiyo Hirata, 93, of Honaunau died July 22 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Kealakekua, she was a cashier for the former Sure Save Supermarket and member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Pauline (Stephan) Miller of Kealia, Marcia (Ronald) Nishida of Simi Valley, Calif., Lynda (Wallace) Hing of Honaunau and Lena (Tatsuyuki) Fukuda of San Gabriel, Calif.; son-in-law, Gordon Freitas of Holualoa; brother, Masamori (Eva) Takaki of Hilo; sister, Itsuko Sawada of Hilo; sister-in-law, Ayame Takaki of Hilo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michael David Sherline, 75, of Naalehu died Aug. 22 at home. Born in South Carolina, he was retired from Pima County Sheriff’s Department and a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Big Band Express, the U.S. Navy Band, Hawaii County Band of West Hawaii, Cook Chamber Orchestra and Ka‘u Concert Band. Service 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Naalehu. Survived by wife, Samantha Sherline of Naalehu; stepson, James Kamalu McCabe Long; brother, Donald Sherline of Maryville, Tenn.; sister, Marjorie Meredith of Maryville. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Mercy Alice Leilani (Sextimo) Silva, 62, of Kailua-Kona died May 27 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and volunteer for Hale ‘O Kipa Senior Center in Kona. Hilo celebration of life 12:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Onekahakaha Beach Park Pavilion No. 6. Kona celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by brother, Agapito Abraham Sextimo Jr.; sisters, Kathleen Waiolani (George) Kaheiki and Beatrice Leina‘ala Sextimo; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Frederika J. Suverkropp, 80, of Ocean View died Aug. 24 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Ragoeng, Indonesia, she was an analyst for a traveler’s insurance company. No services. Survived by husband, Ernst Suverkropp of Ocean View; daughters. Shirley Swenson of Castaic, Calif., and Colleen (Tom) Ross of Sylmar, Calif.; sister, Ida Boeje of Holland. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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