Obituaries for July 19

Jenelle Dawn Bird, 32, of Kurtistown, died July 2 on Oahu. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, she was a cashier at Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company, J. Hara Store, Millie’s Deli and Snack Shop and formerly a dispatcher with the Neah Bay Police Department. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Seating is limited. Social distancing and wearing of face masks to be observed. No refreshments. Survived by partner, Luzciano Ayap; son, Vincente Bird-Ayap; mother, Sarah Curtis; father, Marc Bird; brothers, Josh Bird, Grant (Loretta) Arnold; sisters, Shannon (Dann) Walker, Nicole Bird; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

David Boesch, 65, of Hilo, died Nov. 11, 2019. No services held. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at 932-3153.


Alfred “Al” Tadashi Gima, 87, of Hilo died July 5 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was retired from Bank of Hawaii, Kaiko‘o Branch, a U.S. Army veteran and member of Hilo Meishoin and Hui Okinawa. Private Services held. No flowers or koden. Survived by companion, Gale Takeya of Hilo; sons, Craig Gima of Honolulu, Clint (Lisa) Gima of Paia, Maui; daughter, Cindy (Scott) Werkmeister of Honolulu; sister, Adeline (Joe) Oandasan of Las Vegas; sisters-in-law, Myrtle (Arnold) Hara of Hilo, Gladys Takeya of Paauilo; brothers-in-law, Teruo (Misako Yoshinaga) Takeya of San Francisco, Herbert (Janet) Takeya of Kalaheo, Kauai, Tom (Sandra) Takeya and Allan (Donna) Takeya of Hilo; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mary Lurline Waipualani Sui Lan Kina, 71, of Keaau died July 7 at home. She was born on the Big Island. Private Services to be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at Survived by husband, George Kina of Keaau; daughter, Denise Kina of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Mathew Kelepolo and Wilfred (Luanne) Kelepolo of Honolulu; sisters, Hilda Poe of Oregon, Hazel Juanich of Kailua-Kona, Gladiola Texeira-Hall of Ocean View; sister-in-law, Dorothy Kelepolo of Honaunau; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Paul A. Komara Jr., 79, of Hilo died Feb. 18. No services. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at 932-3153.

Camelia Leimona Kaleohano, 78, of Ocean View died April 6 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pahala, she was a custodian at Kahakai Elementary School and a member of Kona Christian Church. Private services were held. Survived by daughters, Camelia Kaleohano of Ocean View and Julia (Shane) Kaleohano-Jose of Kailua-Kona; sons, Alston (Geraldine) Kaleohano of Kealia, Richard Kaleohano of Opihihale, and Clayton (Maile) Kaleohano of Ocean View; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Janet Takako Kurokawa, 86, of Hilo died July 8 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired registered nurse from Hilo Medical Center. Private services held. Survived by husband, Edward Kurokawa of Hilo; sons, Brad Kurokawa of Honomu, Joel (Lori) Kurokawa of Honolulu; daughter, Susan (Kevin) Ho of Waimea; sisters, Doris (Kenny) Kirihara of Westminster, Calif., Clara (Tom) Mato of Kailua, Oahu, June (Bernie) Oshima of Torrance, Calif.; sister-in-law, Edith Endo of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Albert Endo of Riverside, Calif.; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Christopher Eric Myers, 61, of Kailua-Kona, died July 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in North Hollywood, Calif., he was an electrician. Services will be held at a later date. Survived by brothers, John (Rose) Myers of California, Mark (Danette) Myers of Kailua-Kona; sister, Geneinne (Mike) Morgan of California; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Yukie Hinomoto “Bachan” Oye, 83, of Waimea died April 14 at home. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, she was a farmer and a member of the Kamuela Homgwanji Mission and the Waimea Seniors Club. Public visitation 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Kamuela Hongwanji Social Hall. Private memorial service for the family at 11:30 a.m. Comply with all pandemic protocols. No flowers or koden. Survived by son, Alton (Brandie) Oye of Kawaihae; daughters, Georgianne (Jon) Lawson of Waikoloa and Marvis (Lane) Yanagisawa of Waimea; brothers, Toshiaki (Hiromi) Hinomoto of Nagoya, Japan and Haruo (Sanae) Hinomoto of Hiroshima; sisters, Fusae Yamamoto, Mitsue Fushida and Masae Hinomoto of Hiroshima; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Magdalena Talon Ramos, 94, of Keaau died May 28 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired tomato picker for Koi Farms, macadamia nut picker for Shintaku Macadamia Nut Farm and a homemaker. Visitation 5–6 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m., followed by an all-night vigil at the family home in Keaau. Burial 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Seating is limited. Face masks and social distancing required and no refreshments. Survived by sons, Candido (Magdalena) Ramos, Fernandino (Carmen) Ramos, Virgilio Ramos, Fredie (Salivic) Ramos, all of Keaau, and Urbano Constancio (Francisca) Ramos of Ainaloa; daughters, Teresita Remedios (Reynaldo) Francisco of the Philippines, Carmelita (Willy) Cambia, Darlina (Wilfredo) Agngaray and Veronica (Marcelino) Badua of Keaau, Beverly Ramos-Ganir of Kurtistown; brother, Daniel (Gregoria) Talon of the Philippines; sisters, Dolores Talon Bautista and Beatrice (Balbino) Aguto of the Philippines, Clarita Talon Maneja of Kurtistown; 35 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and relatives. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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