Jaime “Jimbo” Baraoidan, 85, of Papaikou died Jan. 2 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Maui, he was retired from Krupp Taylor. Private services at a later date. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Karen Baraoidan of Hilo; three sons, Jason (Wendy) Galdones of Gardena, Calif., Alex (Michelle) Galdones and Derek (Cheryl) Sabino of Hilo; three daughters, Rochelle Guzman and Francell Garza of Gardena, Calif. and Denise (Rob) Perkins of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Tepa Fase, 89, of Waimea died Dec. 30 in Honokaa. Born in 1931, she was a former member of the Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club and Hale O Na Ali‘i. Services at a later date. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Rhonda K. Peck; son, Lindsey G.(Margaret) Peck; brother, Robert T. (Geri) Kawai; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
George Kazuo Hara, 86, of Hilo died Jan. 10 at home. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of T. Hara Company, Geo Investment Company, and Hara &Sons, and member of the Puna Hongwanji Mission and Puna Hongwanji Young Buddhist Association. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Private services held. Survived by spouse, Adela T. Hara; sons, Aaron (Eriko) Hara and Brian (Susan) Hara; daughter, Georgina (Andrew) Hara-Chun; brothers, James (Ilene) Hara and Glenn (Suzanne) Hara; sisters, Jeanne (Harold) Kurita and Grace (Charles) Kawamoto; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter; aunts, uncles, and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Akiko Higa, 89, formerly of Laupahoehoe died Dec. 27 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Olaa, she was a retired custodian for Laupahoehoe High and Elementary School and member of Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission. Private services at a later date. No koden (monetary gifts). Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Miriam (Neal) Matsunobu of Kona and Leatrice (Ronald) Haas of Moraga, Calif.; son, Sheldon Higa of Puna; brothers, Charles Yonamine and Henry Yonamine of Honolulu and Thomas Yonamine of Pearl City, Oahu; sisters, Tsurue Kiyuna of Kaneohe, Oahu and Bessie Nishioka of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Blossom Nishime of Sherman Oaks, Calif. and Emily Higa of Kaneohe; three grandchildren and one great grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Minerva “Mindy” H. Kudo, 65, of Pahoa died Dec. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker and member of Waiakea Baptist Bible Church and Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church. Public visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Private funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Private burial at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No.2. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by husband, Kenneth H. Kudo of Pahoa; daughter, Lori-Ann Kudo of Kurtistown; son, Steven (Carol) Kudo of Honolulu; mother, Elizabeth Amor Sanchez of Honolulu; brothers, Randy (Natasha) Hayme and Salvador Jr. (Edlene) Hayme of Honolulu; sisters, Myrna Hayme-Andaya and Edith (Grayson Aiona) Hayme of Honolulu; a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Karen Nahauoulani Keiko Veloria, 71, of Hilo died Jan. 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a nurse at Hilo Medical Center and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ainaola Ward. Public visitation 8-10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Private funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Public graveside committal service at noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No.2. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by husband, Roy Veloria of Hilo; son, Kevin (Cindy) Veloria of Hilo; daughter, Jennifer Kanoe (Keoni) Dela Cruz of Hilo; hanai sons, Jacob Doran, Miniano Doran and Keala Doran of Hilo; mother, Daisy Ikeuchi of Honokaa; brother, Alan (Lei) Ikeuchi of Honokaa; sisters, Sandra (Glenn) Fortune of Honolulu, Susan (Carl) Tanoue of Honokaa; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.