Obituaries for July 12

Felice “John” Cammillo Dolfi, 85, of Pahoa died June 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Detroit, he was the owner and heavy equipment operator for Hauling Ass Trucking. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Survived by companion Heather Hedenschau of Pahoa; sons, Christopher Carroll and Taylor Dolfi-Hedenschau of Pahoa. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joseph Fujisaka, 82, of Kailua-Kona died May 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kahaluu, Oahu, he was a laundry worker for Young Laundry, a bellman and maintenance man at the former Hyatt Regency Hotel and a maintenance man for CW Company. Private services will be held. Survived by brother, Mitchell (Joanne) Fujisaka of Kailua-Kona; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Edward “Eddie Boy” Walter Gomes III, 63, of Pahoa died June 26 at his home. Born on in Honolulu, he was a U.S. Army veteran, school bus driver for Gomes Bus Service, mechanic for Don’s Ground Transportation, Hawaii County shipyard worker and solo bike rider. Services will be held at a later date. Survived by wife, Donna Lynn Gomes of Pahoa; sons, Shane (Lisa) Waiau of North Carolina, Edward Gomes-Koehnen of Pahoa, Jessie (Justina) Gomes and Keaau Gomes of Keaau, Aaron Becker of Oahu, Brian (Janell) McCabe of Nevada; daughters, Leilani Waiau, Annette Gomes of Pasco, Wash., Tracey (Joe) Malepeai of Nevada, Donned (Edwen) Alatini and Lesly Gomes of Pahoa, and Raylynn Gomes of Oahu; brothers, Donald (Jennifer) Gomes of Arizona, Vernon (Sabrina) Gomes of Oahu, Lewellyn (Julia) Gomes of Honokaa; sisters, Kathleen Gomes of Hilo, Darlene (Emilo) Villanueva of Minnesota, and Monica (Marcus) Gouveia of Pahoa; 26 grandchilren; two great-grandchilren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Lucy Pavao, 88, of Hilo died May 8 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Albert Pavao of Hilo; sons, Larry (Josie) Pavao of California, Jerry (Linda) Pavao and Gary Pavao of Hilo; sister, Shirley Kottinger of California; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Francis Errol Smith Sr., 83, of Hilo died May 17 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired fire chief for the Hawaii County Fire Department. Private services held. Survived by sons, Robert (Alita-Ray) Cookman of Waimea, Francis Smith Jr. of Oahu, Zachary (Jessie) Smith of Hilo; daughters, LaurieAnne Smith of Hilo, Joanna Smith of Hilo; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marcellino “Cino” Torricer, 83, of Hilo died June 27 at his residence. Born in Kukuihaele, he was a Hawaii Circuit Court reporter and an administrative assistant to Judge Kubota, a former business owner of JAC Video, Inc. and a member of several Elvis Presley fan clubs. Memorial services and celebration of life will be held at later date at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo. No flowers. Donations may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 or Hawaii Care Choices, formerly Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo. Survived by wife, Judith M. Holyoke Torricer of Hilo; daughter, Aimee Jessica (Brian) Arase of Hawaii; son, Arthur “A.J.” Julian (Jane) Torricer of Hilo; sister, Magdalena “Maggie” Adarme-McLean of Kona; three grandchildren; and nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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