Obituaries for January 15

Edwin Fernandez Sr., 85, of Hilo died Jan. 2 at home. Born in Papaikou, he was a local telephone installer/lineman for GTE Hawaiian Telcom. Burial services at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery in Kaneohe at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by sons, Edwin Fernandez Jr., Geoffrey S. Fernandez and Johnathan P. Fernandez; daughter, Edean C. Sua; brother, Virgin Fernandez; sister, Rosaline Sylvester; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Geronimo Doctolero Mapalo, 83, of Mountain View died Jan. 6 at home. Born in Asingan, Pangasinan, Philippines, he was a nursery worker for Puna Certified Nursery and member of the Hilo Iloko Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Services at a later date. Survived by children, Ofelia Pertubal of Mountain View, Romulo (Veronica) Mapalo, Prescilla (Fredie) Sanchez, Teofilo (Editha) Mapalo, Melecio (Susana) Mapalo and Renante Mapalo of the Philippines; 10 grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sadami “Yama” Yamamoto, 92, of Hilo died Jan. 4 at home. Born in Kurtistown, he was a retired laborer from the County of Hawaii, member of the Anela Kumiai, Hilo Seishikan Aikido Club, Higashi Hongwanji Kyodan, and Hilo Daijingu and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Online video streaming of Sadami’s service on Saturday, Jan. 23. Visit, click on “Family and Friends” then “Watch Now.” Event ID: dodomortuary Password: VRBCGW. No flowers or koden (monetary offerings). Survived by wife, Sachiko Yamamoto of Hilo; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Antonio Bruce Cosma was survived by, among others, sister-in-law, Kimie Cosma of Hilo. Information was not submitted for an obituary published Wednesday.


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