Obituaries for September 1

Marc Hadzor Bartlett, 71, of Kurtistown died June 30 in Hilo. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran, employed at Inter-Island Resorts, worked for two veterinarians and was a self-employed roofer and landscaper. Services at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by sister, Claudia “Polly” Bartlett of Kauai; two half-sisters, JoAnn (Joe) Hyde of Green Valley, Ariz., and Christine (Bob) Bittner of Albuquerque, N.M.; nieces, nephews and great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Agrifino D. “Boogie” Coloma Jr., 69, of Papaikou died Aug. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a security guard and member of the Living Waters Assembly of God in Honomu. Memorial service and celebration of life at a later date. Survived by daughters, Terrilynn Coloma of Papaikou and Sherry Coloma of Arizona; sisters-in-law, brothers in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Richard “Dick” Shelley Darling, 86, of Keaau died Aug. 19 at home. Born in Binghamton, N.Y., he was a retired electronics technician for IBM, U.S. Army veteran, member of Hilo United Methodist Church, ham radio operator for 67 years and recipient of the 2016 International Humanitarian Award for work done for the Federated States of Micronesia. Memorial service at a later date. Survived by wife, Barbara Darling of Keaau; daughter, Barbara (Steve) Naslund of Salinas, Calif.; son, Richard (Ria) Darling of Stafford, Va.; stepdaughter, Judith Delbene of Lake City, Fla.; stepsons, Michael Robbins of Dennison, Texas, and David Robbins of Peru, Mass.; brother, Kenneth Darling of Minnesota; sister-in-law, Nancy Darling of Jacksonville, Fla.; a grandson; nieces, nephews, hanai family and other ohana. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Hazel Sayoko Fujimoto, 91, of Hilo died Aug. 8 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Papaikou, she was a clerk and stenographer with the state of Hawaii vocational rehabilitation, member of the Hilo Meishion Mission Kyodan and Fujinkai and Urenseke Tea Ceremony participant. Private services held. Donations can be made to Hilo Meishoin Mission in her memory. Survived by sons, Kyle (Hyon-Cha) Fujimoto of Hilo and Terrance (Darlyne) Fujimoto of Maui; sister, Masue Ando of Hilo; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Alice Haruko Kobayashi, 94, of Hilo, formerly of Ookala, died Aug. 17 at Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Paauilo. Private services held. No flowers. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Wesley (Marlene) Kobayashi, Donald (Joanne) Kobayashi, Ronnie Kobayashi and Warren (Lydia) Kobayashi of Los Angeles, and Gordon (Lori) Kobayashi of Hilo; sister, Lillian Keone of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Takashi Kobayashi of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Jeannie Oshiro and Nobuko Goto of Honolulu and Emiko Kobayashi of Hilo; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dale Keiko Nakayama, 74, of Keaau died Aug. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was retired from Calavo Growers as an administrative clerk and a member of the Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Private services held. No flowers. No koden (monetary gifts). The family requests no visits be made to their home at this time. Survived by sons, Jason Nakayama and Kevin (Jamilyn) Nakayama of Keaau; sisters, Olga Hayashi of Hilo and Lynn (Ellison) Ancheta of Keaau; brother-in-law, Wallace Adviento of Hilo; one granddaughter; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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