Stewart Phillip Barro, 64, of Waimea, formerly of Kenai, Alaska, died April 9 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Pahala, he was an oil-rig chef and U.S. Army veteran. Private services. Survived by father, Phillip Barro of Waimea; brother, Anthony “Masay” Barro of Naalehu; sisters, Debbie Gacayan of Las Vegas and Liane (Willy) Barro-Kilmede of Waimea; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lily Namakaoka‘ia Ha‘anio Kong, 93, of Keauhou died June 7 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Keauhou, she was a retired supervisor at HCEOC, former chairperson for the Hawaii Burial Council and a Hawaiian cultural advocate. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by daughter, Olivia Pasciuta; two granddaughters. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Charles “Chuck” K. Makanui Jr., 65, of Kailua-Kona died June 2. Born in Hilo, he was a hospitality worker, performer, U.S. Air Force Vietnam War veteran and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona 2nd Ward. Private services at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Burial at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by daughters, Kalena (Elias) and Melelani Makanui; mother, Myra Aina-Paul; siblings, Charmaigne (Vernon) Costley, Cheryle (Brian) O’Brien, Craig (Missy) Makanui, Cyd (Garry) Hoffeld, Charlton (Michele) Makanui and Liwai (Mia) Makanui; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rosina Dolores Milton, 89, of Honalo died June 7 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kohala, she was a housewife and worked at the former Kona Bakery. Services at a later date. Survived by sons, Ken (Diane) Milton of New Mexico, Jim (Laura) Milton of Ventura, Calif., and Karl Milton of Honalo; daughter, Barbara Kasem of Washington; brothers, Ben (Helen) Fuellas of Oahu and John Fuellas of Kailua-Kona; sister, Shirley Uchima of Hilo; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Miles Mitsuyoshi Nakahara, 69, of Kailua-Kona died April 27 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a wildlife biologist and co-founder of Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Carol Ann Nakahara of Kailua-Kona; son, Lee Nakahara of Honolulu; sister, Diana Tomori of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lydia Cuizon Namba, 65, of Kurtistown died Feb. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Sarrat City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a self-employed farmer and vendor of fruits and vegetables at Hilo Farmers Market. Private services held. Condolences to: 474 Akolea Road, Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by husband, Kenneth Namba of Kurtistown; sons, Phillip Namba of Hilo and Christopher (Joy) Namba of Keaau; daughter, Hisae Namba of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Shirley Andre of Hilo and Doris (Kermit) Johnson of Seattle; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Domingo Rodriguez, 94, of Pahoa died June 9 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center in Hilo. He was born in Honolulu. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Diana (Michael) Freeman of Pahoa; brother, Franklin Rosa Sr. of Keaau; sister, Bessie Pabilona of Pepeekeo; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
James “Kimo” Raymond VanderHoek, 65, of Kailua-Kona died June 18 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Orange, Calif., he was a maintenance worker. Private service at a later date. Survived by siblings, Gene VanderHoek of Kalaoa, Joel VanderHoek of Kailua-Kona, Dena Rabara of Kalaoa; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.