Obituaries for July 8

Margo Lorelei Victorine Branco, 77, of Hilo died June 7 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she and was a retired customer service representative for Matson Navigation Co., an operator for the former Hawaiian Telephone Co. and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation only 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 17, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Seating is limited. Masks and social distancing required. Private committal services at a later date. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by companion, Leo Crivello of Hilo; son, Stephen M. (Noe Farm) Branco of Hilo; daughter, Jennifer (Daryl) Nicholson of Canada; brother, Clyde (Valerie) Victorine of Hilo; sisters, Beverly Chow of Hilo and Marylou DeLuz of Mountain View; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Bernice Waiola Canon, 83, of Keaau died June 28 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Masks and social distancing required. Burial at 12:30 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Survived by daughters, Henrilyn (Nani) Canon, Ramona (Victor Sr.) Lorenz and Lehuanani (Don) Hiilei of Hilo, Bernadette (David) Romm of New Jersey, Lorraine Brandt of Pennsylvania; son, Eric (Like) Canon of Hilo; brother, Ronald Travis of Las Vegas; sisters, Audrey Pakani of Hilo and Roberta Ochi of Utah; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Edwin Tabian Cayetano, 57, of Waikoloa died April 13 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he was a waiter at Fairmont Orchid Hotel. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday, July 24, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Ethel Cayetano of Waikoloa; son, Dominic Cayetano of Waikoloa; daughter, Eileen Cayetano of Waikoloa; sisters, Vickma (Robinson) Peria of Canada and Ruby (Sidney) Tabura; brother, Glenn (Angel) Cayetano of the Philippines; a grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William “Bill” Joseph Hart Jr., 84, of Waimea died July 4 in Waimea. Born in Quincy, Mass., he was a real estate appraiser and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by daughters, Erin (Brandon) Block of Waimea, Michele Hart of Wisconsin, Elena (Vernon) Woo of Honolulu, Danielle (Cora Woodward) Hart of Los Angeles and Kimberly Hart of Honolulu; sister, Patricia Hart of Massachusetts; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Alfred Pacatang Sr., 74, of Kailua-Kona died June 29 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a sous chef at Mauna Lani Resorts and King Kamehameha Hotel and chef at Tropics Restaurant and Will’s Snack Shop. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by companion, Patricia Segovia of Waimea; son, Alfred (Alessa) Pacatang Jr. of Las Vegas; daughters, Tina (Lephi) Pacatang Kaluau Taetuna of Kailua-Kona and Pamora (Allen) San Nicolas of Henderson, Nev.; brothers, Querico (Laurie) Pacatang and Gaudens (Davey) Girbisi of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Linda (Peter) Lindsey and Carol (Joe) Tina of Kailua-Kona, Dionysia (Robert) Kamaka of Keopu; hanai son, Ralph Lau of Waimea; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jackson Allen Seay, 58, of Milolii and Puako died Feb. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., he was a carpenter, handyman, scuba diver, hiker and mountain bicyclist. Private service at a later date. Memorial donations to Care Hawaii, 74-5620 Palani Road, Suite 105, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Survived by daughter, Candice Seay of Colorado; son, Jackson Seay Jr. of Colorado; a granddaughter. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.