Obituaries for January 19

Alexander Borero Jr., 65, of Mountain View died Jan. 7 in Mountain View. Born in Hilo, he was a welder and worked for various welding and construction companies. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Diane Borero of Mountain View; daughters, Rachel (Peter) Vasen of Louisiana and LeeAnn Borero of Hilo; son, Alexander Borero III of Mountain View; sisters, Diane Smith and Linda Borero of Las Vegas, Lynn Smith of Kurtistown and Maraiah (Armstrong) Yamamoto of Hawaiian Beaches; brother, Byron (Donna Mae) Smith of Hilo; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Feliza Baclig Jara, 92, of Naalehu died Jan. 9 at home. Born in Cabugao, Philippines, she was a retired macadamia nut picker for Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Co. and member of the Naalehu Assembly of God Church. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by son, Rollie (Catherine) Jara of Naalehu; daughter, Myrna (Edwin) Ocol of Honolulu; brother, Felipe Baclig of the Philippines; two grandsons and three granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Fred R. Soriano, 76, of Hilo died Jan. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, he was a retired professor of sociology and cultural anthropology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, stone sculptor, member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Additional visitation 9-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial mass at 9:30 a.m. Seating is limited. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Bella Soriano of Hilo; daughters, Natasha (Ronald Mangaoang) Soriano and Bianca (Juan III) Martines of Hilo; brothers, Jose (Mary Lou) Soriano and Rueben (Bobbi Jo) Soriano of Hilo; three grandchildren; a niece and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Brigido Aguinaldo Quebral Sr., 90, of Pepeekeo died Jan. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born on Oahu, he was a boiler room attendant and retired heavy equipment operator for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., member of Pepeekeo Community Organization and Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Mauna Kea Memorial Park. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Cristina Bareng Quebral of Pepeekeo; sons, Nicanor (Teresita) Quebral and Mario (Marylou) Quebral of Hilo, Brigido Jr. (Lydia) Quebral and Jerry (Richelle) Quebral of Pepeekeo, Alex (Chona) Quebral of Sacramento, Calif., and Jeffrey (Brandy) Quebral of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Yolanda (Joel) Ballesteros of Honolulu and Mila (Ken) Tokuda of Pahoa; sisters, Aurora (Bayani) Araw and Caridad Villanueva of Pepeekeo; 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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