Obituaries for July 23

Brandon “Cujo” Kelly Cullio, 48, of Mountain View died June 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he owned Ohana Fencing. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by companion, Lia Enaena of Mountain View; son, Keawe-Sam Cullio of Mountain View; daughters, Shaberlei Oku of Las Vegas and Kairell-Lee Cullio of Mountain View; mother, Barbara Cullio of Keaau; brother, Conrad (Roz) Cullio of Keaau; sister, Renee Wilson of Volcano; a grandson; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Denise Pilialoha Ferreira, 60, of Hilo died June 4 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired bartender and caregiver, mother, friend, life of the party and real “Hawaiian tita.” Private services held. Condolences to: Iokepa Ferreira, 16 Mikioi St., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by sons, Iokepa Ferreira and Lawrence Ferreira of Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Barbara Jean Jackson, 77, of Keaau died July 7 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Private services. Survived by companion, James W. Jackson of Keaau; sons, Frank Torres of Wailuku, Maui, Michael Torres of Texas and Benjamin (Laina) Torres of Hilo; daughter, Xan Torres of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Isabella Flores, Betty Torres and Josephine (Howard) Nash of Hilo; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.

Leslie “Kanak” Kahuwila Ioane Kanakaole, 83, of Hilo died July 19 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired design draftsman for the former Hawaii Electric Light Co. and player-coach of Hilo Fil-American fast-pitch softball team. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Seating limited; masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Carol Kanakaole of Hilo; sons, Kahuwila (MeiLin) Kanakaole of Kapaa, Kauai, and Kerry (Lea) Kanakaole of Hilo; daughter, Kaohu Kanakaole of Ogden, Utah; stepsons, Anthony (Susan) Botelho and Michael (Celia) Botelho of California, James Botelho of Hilo; stepdaughter, Shari (David) Stevenson of California; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eleanor V. Voboril, 86, of Pahoa died Oct. 16, 2019. No services held. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at 808-932-3153.


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