Obituaries for January 16

Anna Marie Carlos, 64, of Pahoa, died Dec. 21 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Private services held. Survived by sons, Dennis J. Balgas Jr. of Honolulu and Sonny K. Balgas of Mountain View; daughters, Leilani (Hopili) Mulleitner of Pearl City, Oahu, and Patricia Aukai of Texas; brother, Jules Carlos of Ocean View; sister, Bernadette Addison of Mililani, Oahu; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert De Vera, 56, of Hilo died Dec. 27. He was born on Oahu. Celebration of life at a later date on Oahu. Survived by wife, Cecilia Dias of Oahu; daughters, Leilani De Vera Torres of Oahu, Ashley (Arlett) De Vera-Torres of Las Vegas, Lisa (Joshua) Rosario, Jessica (Shan) De Vera-Dias and Franchesca De Vera-Dias of Hilo; son, Jason De Vera-Torres of Hilo; brothers, Robin (Roxanne) De Vera, Micheal (Keni) De Vera, Christopher De Vera and David (Suzanne) De Vera of Oahu; Peter (Maryanne) De Vera of Las Vegas; sisters, Trinidad (Anton) Fountain, Laurie Ann (Ruthie) Sugui, Diana De Vera and Apolonia (Duke) Duclayan of Oahu; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


James Yoshio Hatami, 81, of Hilo died Jan. 9 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired supervisor for Matson Navigation Co. and was employed by Aloha Security. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 22) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Tsumako “Pat” Hatami of Hilo; daughters, Karen Chaves and Susan Miyaji of Hilo; sisters, Jean Hatami-Kogasaka and Marian (Ernest) Nagamine of Hilo; brother, Wendell (Janice) Hatami of Hilo; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Vickie Ann Humble, 60, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 6 at Kona Community Hospital. Private services held. Born in Vancouver, Wash., she was a self-employed accountant. Survived by husband, Tad Kapa Humble of Kailua-Kona; sons, Dale (Aubrie) Romig of Vancouver and Jeremy (Karen) Romig of Sherwood, Ore.; brothers, Jerry Wenzel and Mark Wenzel of Vancouver; nine grandchildren; two nieces, an uncle and aunt, cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michael Lee Lai, 60, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 24 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in North Kohala, he was a driver for Akamai Tours, commercial fisherman, fish cutter for Flying Seafood and member of Big Island Wood Turners. Private services at a later date. Survived by companion, Jan Kaneshiro of Kailua-Kona; mother, Jean Lai of Hilo; sisters, Diane (Maha) Kanealii of Kawaihae and Arleen (Robert) Eblacas of Las Vegas; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Haruko Nakayama, 95, of Hilo died Dec. 19 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Honohina, she was a retired seamstress for the former Hilo Hattie and member of New Hope Church Hilo and Waiakea Uka Kumiai. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Carol (Chester) Fujimoto, Ethel Reinhardt and Patricia Ann Nakayama of Oahu; son, Arthur (Jasmine) Nakayama of Hilo; brother, Masahiro (Myra) Kino of Oahu; sister, Yoshie (Ken) Tokiyama of California; sisters-in-law, Ruth Kino of Hilo and Joyce Kino of California; brother-in-law, Edward Urasaki of California; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Chung Ok Helen Young, 98, of Hilo, died Jan. 1 at home. Born in Kohala, he was a retired secretary with the former Mauna Kea Agribusiness, member of United Community Church and volunteer at Hilo Medical Center. Private services held. No koden (monetary donations). Survived by sons, Ted (Linda) Young of Hilo and Daniel (Cathy) Young of Keaau; daughter, Carol Ann (Jason) Marumoto of Hilo; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Edgar Quimoyog Aurelio is survived by, among others, sister in-law, Marilyn Aurelio of Hilo. Her name wasn’t submitted for an obituary published Tuesday.

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