Obituaries for March 22

Yvonne Gay Dupree, 83, of Hilo died Feb. 24 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in California, she was a retired adult corrections officer at Kulani Correctional Facility, ceramicist, ballerina, dancer, planter and cook. Celebration of life sunrise to sunset Saturday (March 28) at 18-2049 Pomaikai St. in Glenwood. Aloha attire. Survived by son, Peter Roan of Kurtistown; companion, Reagan Au of Glenwood; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lynda Faye Goin, 74, of Kailu- Kona died March 4 at home. Born in California, she was an office clerk for Tuttle Financial Services and member of Calvary Community Church in Kona, where she served as a Sunday service greeter and outreach program participant, and volunteer cook and server of meals for the homeless at Solid Rock Ministries and The Friendly Place in Kailua-Kona. Services at a later date. Survived by nephews, Shane Cunningham of Orange, Calif., Cody Coughenour of Port Angeles, Wash., and Chad Cunningham of Kailua-Kona. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Edward Joseph Grohs, 71, of Pahala died March 6 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Pawtucket, R.I., he was a retired supervisor for the former Ka‘u Agribusiness, member of Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Private services at a later date. Survived by son, Edward (Christina) Grohs of Pahala; brother, Markus Grohs of Hilo; sister, Michelle Dameron of Maui; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Herman Joseph Medeiros Sr., 88, of Hilo died March 15, He was born on Oahu. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Ruth Medeiros of Hilo; sons, Herman (Gloria) Medeiros Jr., Ernest Medeiros of Tennessee; daughters, Kathy Medeiros and Patty (Sonny) Sylva of Oahu, Annette Aiana of Hilo, Mokihana (Erika) Tadio of Kona; nine grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Loreto Notario Naboa, 77, of Hilo died March 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Philippines, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Friday, April 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Alae Cemetery, new section L. Survived by daughter, Aida Naboa of Hilo; son, Arnel (Serina Riveira) Naboa of Hilo; sister, Rosario (Efren) Nivera of Philippines; brother, Demetrio (Lynn) Notario of Chicago; brother-in-law, Isidro Naboa of Philippines; sister-in-law, Teresita Naranga of Philippines; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Roberta “Dodo” W. Nahooikaika, 90, of Pahoa and formerly of Maili, Oahu, died March 13 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Charlene (Craig) Savio of Seattle, Gaynel Nahooikaika of Honolulu and Candi (Michael) Borge of Waianae, Oahu; sons, Charles (Olita) Nahooikaika of Sumter, S.C., and Gilbert (Michelle) Nahooikaika of Las Vegas, Nevada; caregiver, Clint Borge of Pahoa; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


John Fasifilifili Paopao, M.D., 74, of Hilo, died March 10 at The Queens Medical Center on Oahu. Born on Ofu, American Samoa, he was a plastic surgeon. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts).Survived by wife, Sharon Paopao; children, Theresa (Stephen DeVecchi) Paopao of Boston, Anthony Paopao of Hilo, Michelle (Michael) Paopao-Skillern of Rochester, Minn., Christina (Jerome) Chew, David Paopao and Eric Paopao of Hilo, Laura (Chase Steffy) Paopao of Denver; four grandchildren. and friends.

Celebration of life ceremony for the late Francis “Frank” Williams Jr., originally scheduled for Saturday (March 28) at Hilo AJA Veterans Hall, has been canceled.

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