Obituaries for December 15

Robert Byers Eaton III, 75, of Hilo died Nov. 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Auburn, Wash., he was self employed. Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, via Zoom. Online condolences: Survived by spouse, Linda Eaton of Hilo; daughters, Lynn Rachelle (Ramon) Labayog, Dawn Michelle Baker, Allisha Louise (Rich) Marlatt and Annitra Jennese Eaton; sister, Joan (Tom) Throop; 11 grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Harvey Darren Eblacas, 47 of Panaewa died Dec. 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a homemaker. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Vanessa Leilani Eblacas of Panaewa; sons, Keanu Mattos-Nathaniel, Darren (Stacy Lee), Arren (Tori) Eblacas, Quintyn Eblacas and Noah Eblacas of Panaewa; mother, Monique Claiborne; stepmother, Cecelia Eblacas; mother-in-law, Alberta Nathaniel; brothers, Toby Lee Eblacas, Jonas Eblacas, Vernon Reiger, Kealii Reiger, Ethan Reiger and Arnold Nathaniel Jr.; sisters, Yolanda Eblacas, Raelana Reiger and Wailana Reiger; sister-in-law, Mary “Leina” (Rick) Demello; grandmothers, Lillian Rodrigues and Katherine Rios; grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Mitsuo “Mits” Miyatake, 89, of Pahoa died Dec. 5 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Pahoa, he was a retired counselor and registrar for Pahoa High and Intermediate School, member of Puna Hongwanji Mission, Kyu Pahoa Kumiai and Pahoa Nikkei Jin Kai and U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Tokimi Miyatake of Pahoa; sons, K. Mitchell Miyatake of Pahoa and K. Mason Miyatake of Hilo; brother, Eddie (Nancy) Miyatake of Waipahu, Oahu; sister, Frances Hayashi of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Daren Puna Stanley, 47, of Keaau died Oct. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kahuku, he was a special projects supervisor for Hawaii Care & Cleaning. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Marleen Stanley of Keaau; sons, Kaulana (Jeremy Ganir) Hokoana of Hilo and Kaeo Hokoana Stanley of Keaau; daughter, Khia Hokoana-Stanley of Keaau; hanai daughter, Anaya Hokoana of Washington state; father, Paul Stanley of Mountain View; mother, Debra Stanley of Keaau; brothers, Paul (Mahea) Stanley and Ammon Stanley of Keaau; sisters, Marlo (Eric) Mello and Stephanie (Bill) Hudnall of Mountain View, Luana (Gem) Ahina of Kona and Kaui (Tana Teo) Stanley of Waimea; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lorimae August Thompson, 63 of Hilo died Nov. 28 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired sales clerk, cashier, market salesperson and hostess at Imiloa Astronomy Center and Aloha Petroleum and a founder of the COPD support group. Service 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Online condolences: Survived by husband, David Alan Thompson; mother, Mercy August Oliveira; stepfather, James D. Oliveira; sons, Mark Kaimi Vellalos and David (Kawika) Thompson; daughters, Melissa Vellalos and Mapuana Vellalos Solomon; brothers, Troy Oliveira and Kahoa (K.J.) Oliveira; sister, Kehaulani Ka‘auwai; grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


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