Obituaries for November 29

Masae Sakamoto Leslie, 82, of Kealakekua, died Sept. 4 in San Diego. Born on Oahu, she was a public school teacher and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Services held. Condolences to: Leslie Family, P.O. Box 502, Captain Cook, HI. 96704. Survived by son, George Leslie of San Diego; brothers, Hiroshi (Frances) Sakamoto of Kaneohe, Oahu and Roy Sakamoto of Las Vegas; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary and Dodo Mortuary.

Cheryl Balbirona Midel, 67, of Keaau died Nov. 5 at home. Born in Laupahoehoe, she was a homemaker, babysitter and former Pahoa High bowling coach. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11,at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Section 7). Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by son, Chris (Daylene) Midel of Pahoa; daughters, Cherri (Eddie) Bartolome and Desirae (Jason) Shafer of Keaau, Kawehi (Dennis) Alejandro of Pahoa; brothers, Melvin Asia of California, Bobby Asia of Oahu, Paul (Laurie) Layaoen of Canada, Edward Layaoen of Washington and Joey Andres of Hilo; sisters, Linda Lucero and Arlene Taaca-Warren of California, Jackie Oliveira, Josephine (Henry) Pedrina and Dyrell (Wesley) Sakamoto of Oahu, Shirley (Buel) McCoy of Kailua-Kona, Josalinda (Jeff) Ampong of Okinawa and Donna (Richard) Stillman of Hilo; brother in-law, Thomas Midel of Hilo; sisters in-law, Mary (Rex) Kato, Deborah Chartrand, Irene (Keka) Silva, Judy (Reggie) Elvenia, Joyce (David) Isabel and Hulali Icari of Hilo; stepmother, Grace Andres of Hilo; mother in-law, Irene Midel of Hilo; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Betty Etsuko Nagao, 90, of Hilo died Nov. 2 at a private care home. Born in Hilo, she was the original director of Kaumana Baptist Keikiland and co-founder and administrator of Hawaii Island Adult Day Care Center. Private services held at a later date. Survived by son, Ian T. Nagao of Hilo; daughters, Vicki (Lloyd) Narimatsu and Ada Hayashi of Hilo; brother, Ronald Kuwahara of California; sisters, Shizue Miyasato and Ellen Fukuda of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Kazuko Young of California, Miyo Kuwahara of Honolulu, Irene Nagao and Ellen Nagao of Hilo; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eric Wade Ramos, 57, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died Nov. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he worked in the restaurant industry and at Times Supermarket. Private services. Ashes to be scattered at a later date. Survived by mother, Cecilia Ramos of Hilo; father, Ricardo (Betty) Ramos Sr. of Honolulu; brother, Ricardo Ramos Jr. of Mountain View; sisters, Jolynn Ramos and Kristie (Clayton Benevides Sr.) Ramos of Hilo; a niece and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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