Joseph “Joe” Gonsalves Branco, 93, of Honokaa died July 26. Born in Kalopa, Hawaii, he was a retired harvesting supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Private services held. Survived by wife, Mary Angelo Branco of Honokaa; daughters, Donna (Rogers) De Luz of Paauilo and Sandra (Gordon) Dias of Honokaa; sister-in-law, Minnie Branco of California; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lesley Lorraine Carter, 55, of Keaau died Aug. 1 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, she was the owner-operator of L&L Construction and member of Fleet Reserve Association Branch 46 Honolulu. Private family services held. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by husband, Bruce L. Carter of Kaneohe, Oahu; father, Lorne Gier; daughter, Nastashia Fisher; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Jeanette Akiko Maesaka, 80, of Hilo died Aug. 6 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kealakekua, she was a retired executive assistant for American Electric. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by son, Guy (Cherie) Maesaka of Beaverton, Ore.; daughter, Jill (Scot) Marker of Henderson, Nev.; sisters, Margie (Stan) Orimoto of Pearl City, Oahu, and Setsuko Wheeler of Oahu; brother, Sueto Matsumura of Kealakekua; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Marilyn “Ginger” Virginia Sizemore, 76, of Ocean View died July 25 at home. Born in Tulsa, Okla., she was the former owner of several boutiques and collectible art stores in Honolulu, an artist, jewelry designer and member of Ocean View Evangelical Church. Celebration of life at a later date. Condolences to: S. Springer, P.O. Box 6919, Ocean View, HI 96737. Survived by a sister, a brother, nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.