George “Bully” Alameda Jr., 85, of Hilo died Dec. 25 at home. Born in Waiakea, he was a retired plumber for Alameda’s Plumbing and plumber/pipefitter with UA Local 675, member of the 1953 Hilo High School Territory of Hawaii Basketball Championship team and Hawaii Island Senior Basketball Circuit, played for Waiakea Pirates and Keaukaha and member of Keaukaha Community Association and Malia Puka O Kalani Church. Drive-through visitation only 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Jan. 15, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Burial to follow at 1:15 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. Survived by, children, Chad K. (Rosalyn Ige) Alameda, Lono (Moe) Nakashima, Gary Alameda, Janella (Keone Grace) Alameda, Avonelle Alameda, Tina Marie Alameda and Guy (Deanne) Alameda of Hilo; siblings, Edna (Lionel) Azevedo, Alice (Billy) Harbottle and Samuel (Diane) Alameda of Hilo, Leonetta (Richard) Garcia of Seattle and Gordon Kanani Alameda of Waimanalo, Oahu; sister-in-law, Lila (Mehau) Fernandez of Hilo; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Brice Kahoiwai “Pocho” Buyuan, 65, of Captain Cook died Dec. 18 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pahala, he was a truck driver for Ka‘u Agribusiness Sugar Co., transporter for Hertz Rent-A-Car, public area attendant for the Four Seasons Hualalai and U.S. Army National Guard veteran. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Tina Buyuan of Captain Cook; sisters, Ruby Larioza and Grace (Gaylord) Kualii of Hilo, Davelyn (Joaquin) Cuellar of Hawaiian Beaches, Kim Taniguchi and Candace (Thomas) Escritor of Hilo; an aunt, nieces nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Lisa Kainani Makaike Milldrum, 56, of Volcano died Dec. 24 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a human resources manager at Hawaii Care Choices. No services. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Breana Milldrum of Hilo; parents, Ernest and Midge Louaillier of Ka‘u; sisters, Nora Wahineui Battiest, Carolyn Leilani Apana, Agnes Leimomi Joseph and Midge Nahelehau Ikeuchi; brothers, Larrio “Andy” Ursua, Michael Kamakani Makaike and Jonathan Noa Makaike; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
James Reis Sr., 75, of Placerville, Calif., died Jan. 2 in Placerville. Born in Paukaa, he was a product delivery driver and driver trainer for Chevron. Livestream service 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at www.youtube.com/channel/UCNkBsYsyFSmTLxEgvDQoWJQ. Burial at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 at a later date. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Carol Reis; sons, James (Paula) Reis Jr. and Avery Reis; daughters, Corinne (Sean) Hennessey and Clarisse (Clem) Fanning; sisters; Mary Jane Camacho, Linda Correia and Shirley Benavides; brother, Edward (Cathy) Reis; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.