Clarence Ako Sr., 78, of Kapaau died Aug. 10 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired engineering department maintenance worker for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, cane truck driver for the former Kohala Sugar Co. and formerly employed by Volcanite in Kona. Memorial service at a later date. Survived by wife, Patricia Ako of Kapaau; son, Clarence (Leigh Ann) Ako Jr. of Mililani, Oahu; daughters, Korina Malia (Eugenio) Dela Cruz of Kapaau and Roen (Felicia) Ako of Seattle; half-brothers, Patrick Camvel of Honolulu, Richard Camvel of Pennsylvania and Calvin (Aleshia) Camvel of Oregon; half-sisters, Leatrice (David) Pili of Kaneohe, Oahu, Charlene (Patrick) Porter of California and Maxine (Leon) Ryines of San Diego; seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Margaret Kahalaopuna Pule Kaoo, 85, of Hawi died Aug. 17 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in North Kohala, she was a retired pantry worker for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and member of Kohala Kupuna Halau and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Private services. Survived by son, Joseph Kaoo of Hawi; daughters, Thanya Kaoo, Mayvin Kaoo and April Isabel of Hawi, Heidie (Benjamin) Cariaga of Napoopoo; sisters, Sarah Pule of Niulii and Lena Pule-Kapeliela of Hawi; nine grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Joseph Thomas Lally Jr., 85, of Papaikou died July 26 at home. Born in Ossining, N.Y., he was a retired electrician, U.S. Air Force veteran and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Private services. Survived by son, Joseph (Colynn) Lally III of Honokaa; daughters, Boni (Eric) Tom of Menlo Park, Calif., Tracey (Steven) Bielenda of Wethersfield, Conn., and Patricia (Clayt) Ohta of Waimea; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rachael Kimiko Maebo, 82, of Hilo died Aug. 10 at home. Born in Kona, she was co-owner and vice president of Maebo Noodle Factory and member of Waiakea Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Online Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. No services; no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Blane (Lehua) Maebo; daughter, Maxine Maebo; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.
Victor Samuel Nakatsu, 70, of Keaau died Aug. 1 at home. Born in Bellevue, Wash., he was a salesman for Orchid Isle Auto Center. Private services held. Survived by wife, Marcia Nakatsu of Keaau; sons, Owen (Bonnie) Okamoto of Kailua-Kona and Samuel (Tasha) Nakatsu of Keaau; daughters, Aja (Chase) Morishita, Noel (“O.J.”) Nakatsu of Keaau and Laurie (Matt) Aliabadi of Washington; 15 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.