Obituaries for October 18

Billy Gene Adam, 87, of Kurtistown died Oct. 11 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Colorado, he was a retired telephone installer. No services. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Eiko Amy Tsuzaki Adam of Kurtistown; children, Russell G. Adam of San Jose, Calif., Robin A. Adam of Sacramento, Calif., and Valerie (Adam) Peters of Kurtistown; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Derek G. Alatan, 65, of Keaau died Aug. 13 at home. Born in Hilo, he worked at Aloha Papaya, the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., and Homelani Memorial Park and was a member of Sure Foundation Church. Contact family regarding services. Condolences to: Debbie Alatan, HCR1 Box 4105, Keaau, HI 96749 Online condolences: Survived by wife, Debbie Higa Alatan of Keaau; son, Ivan Alatan of Honokaa; daughters, Kelly (Brent) Raymond of Keaau and Kim (DJ) Ka‘auwai White of Waikoloa; brother, Alan (Sandra) Alatan of Keaau; sisters, Corinne (Kirk) Awong and Lori (Zach) Picar of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Calvin (Pohai) Higa of Volcano and Stacy (Jan) Higa of Hilo; sister-in-law, Nel (Len) Hazelwood of San Diego; father-in-law, Akira Higa of Hilo; grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Louis “Fred” Deetman, 88, of Hilo died Oct. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in The Hague, Netherlands, he was a retired self-employed accountant and tax preparer, elder and member of the Berean Bible Church, served in the Royal Netherlands Army and a member of The Salvation Army advisory board. Survived by wife, Helena Deetman of Hilo; nephews; other family. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mitsuko Holi, 95, of Hilo died Sept. 30 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, she was retired from the former Sheraton Waiakea Village. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Wallace (Gloria) Holi of Hilo; daughter, Stephanie (Russel) Taketa of Hilo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Darryn Haruto Yamamoto, 67, of Hilo died Oct. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, he was a retired county highway maintenance employee, worked for HPM Building Supply and a member of United Public Workers Retirees. Services at later date. Survived by wife, Debra Lynn (Toriano) Yamamoto of Hilo; daughter, Dana (Daniel) Kuramoto of Hilo; son, Dustin (Kacy) Yamamoto of Honolulu; brothers, Iran Yamamoto and Dan Yamamoto of Hilo; sister, Verna (Randy) Yamabe of Kona; father-in-law, Edward Toriano of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Lloyd (Noreen) Toriano of Hilo and Ted (Sharon) Toriano of Kona; sister-in-law, Sharon (Guy) Allcorn of Pahala; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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