Obituaries for August 13

Donnie Jean Kamalani (Stremski) Borero, 57, of Keaau died July 14 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired Hilo Safeway cashier and St. Joseph High School alumna. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Seating limited; face masks and social distancing required. No refreshments. Additional information at Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Because of COVID-19, a celebration of life at a later date. Sympathy cards to: Stremski Ohana, HCR1 Box 4093, Keaau, HI 96479. Survived by children, Donovan Takei-Stremski of Aiea, Oahu, Rocky (Keani) Takei and Esther Stremski-Borero of Hilo; father, Donald Stremski of Hilo; sisters, Holly (Gary) Abulon of Mililani, Oahu, and Hope Ann (Peter Woods) Stremski of Torrance, Calif.; hanai brothers, Dominic (Aulani) Uyetake Jr. of Hilo and Mikey Dean Uyetake of Hilo; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Janice (Miulana) Nahiileinaniokuku (Thomas) Kekauoha, 83, of Hilo died Aug. 2 at home. Born in Waipio Valley, she was a retired Department of Education librarian at Lanakila Study Center, member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kilauea and Keauhaka wards, alumna of the former Church College (now Brigham Young University-Hawaii), Honokaa High School class of 1956 alumna, worked in the church Family History Center and did temple work, taught ti-leaf lei making, danced hula and was an athlete. Services and celebration of life at a later date.Survived by daughter, Beatrice (Fono) Masoe of Hilo; son, Eldon (Amie) Kekauoha of California; daughter-in-law, Carol Kekauoha of Hilo; sister, Nellie Angelo of Kukuihaele; brother, Jacob Thomas of Honokaa; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Dexter Yun Kong Lee, 73, of Pahala died July 9 at home. Born in Pahala, he was a retired county Parks and Recreation employee. Private family memorial services held. Online condolences: Survived by aunts, Betty Zane Shimabukuro, Ester Zane Nishiguchi and Freida Lee; uncle, Herbert (Myrtle) Zane; nephew, Michael Lee; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Philip “Snooky” Hung Hark Pai, 74, of Hilo died July 18 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired City and County of Honolulu fireman and member of Rock and Roll Motorcycle Club. Memorial services at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Star Nani Pai; son, Brandon K. Pai; daughter, Brooke M. Pai-Paige; brother, Roger F.H. Pai; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Marcellino “Cino” Torricer, 83, of Hilo died June 27 at home. Born in Kukuihaele, he was a Hawaii Circuit Court reporter, administrative assistant to retired Judge Ernest Kubota, owner of the former JAC Video and member of several Elvis Presley fan clubs. Memorial donations to Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo, HI 96720, or Hawaii Care Choices, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Memorial services/celebration of life for family only 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Church of the Holy Apostles. Face masks and social distancing required. Information for online service at under “Live &Recorded Services” or on the church’s Facebook page. Special pre-service music at 12:45 p.m. 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; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lauren Marie Waters, 62, of Hilo died July 31 at home. Born in Ontonagon, Mich., she was a state mental health social worker and political activist. Private services. Survived by husband, Brent Hightower of Hilo; daughter, Adria Maeve Hightower of Hilo; brothers, Glenn Waters, Dion Waters and Daniel Waters of Ewen, Mich.; sister, Linnea Waters of Ewen; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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