Obituaries for January 17

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.

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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.

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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.

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