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.

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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: homelanimemorialpark.com. 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.

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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.