Obituaries for November 20

Norman Edward Allen, 81, of Hoopuloa died Nov. 12 at home. Born in Los Angeles, he was a yoga master and teacher. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Purna Zei of Hoopuloa; daughter, Timmah (Craig Barbaccia) Allen of Woodinville, Wash.; sons, Noah Allen of Seattle and Joshua Allen of Hoopuloa; brother, Harvey Allen of Santa Monica, Calif.; sister, Gloria Ogletree of Mar Vista, Calif.; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Geronimo Pasamonte Barayuga, 80, of Kapaau died Oct. 25 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in San Nicolas, Philippines, he was a retired dairyman-milker for the former Boteilho Dairy and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Mercedes Barayuga of Kapaau; son, Jeofrey (Donalyn) Barayuga of Kohala; daughters, Gemmalyn (Jeffrey) Baptista of Las Vegas and Helen (Chris) Sulguiano of Kohala; brothers, Juan Barayuga, Nagasito Barayuga and Jimmy (Fely) Barayuga of the Philippines; sisters, Josephine (Dionisio) Aquino, Crencia Sebastin, Estrella Santo and Carlina Delacruz of the Philippines, Elena Barayuga of Kohala; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


James Donald Bill, 77, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 28 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Oklahoma, he was a U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. Survived by children, Lancelot O’Hara Bill and Turandot Kaplan; a sister; a grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mary Kawahinehaaheo (Kamau) Fragas, 96, of Hilo died Oct. 13 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a Hawaiian lomi lomi practitioner. Services at a later date. Survived by children, Harding (Michelle) Fragas Jr. of Keaau, Mary Lou (Clifford) Hokoana of Hawaiian Beaches and Harlen (Leona) Fragas of Hilo; son-in-law, Floyd Dave Eaglin; daughter-in-law, Darlene Fragas; sister, Lei Pa‘e of Oahu; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Edwin Dean Macomber Jr., 58, of Kurtistown died Nov. 14 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a self-employed home construction worker. No services. Online condolences: Survived by mother, Shirley Acol of Kurtistown; father, Edwin Dean (Trisha) Macomber Sr.; sister, Pua (Dean) Kaahanui; brothers, Steve (Luana) Macomber, Pat Acol and Jeff (Jess) Acol; hanai brother, Gerald Powell Jr.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Leslie Tom, 71, of Niles, Mich., died Nov. 6 in Michigan. Born in Hilo, he was a journeyman pressman. Services held. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Ruthanne Tom; daughter, Allyson Tom; brothers, Bernard (Elizabeth) Tom, Robert (Cheryl) Tom and Pauahi Ontai; sister, Jasmine Karnella; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.