Obituaries for February 8

SSG. John DSK Bailey, 27, of El Paso, Texas died Jan. 15. Born in Wailuku, Maui, he was a fire direction chief in the U.S. Army. Services at a later date. Burial at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Survived by mother, Carla Bailey of Kailua-Kona; father, Matt Bailey of Lahaina, Maui; sister, Lauren Bailey of Boston; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gregory “Greg” Allen De Luz, 56, of Paauilo died Jan. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, he was the co-owner of Edwin De Luz Trucking and Gravel, LLC and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Funeral Mass 8 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 13) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Drive-thru no contact visitation 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 13) at 777 Kinoole Street, Hilo (Former Hilo Lanes). Casual attire. Survived by wife, Tanya De Luz of Paauilo; sons, Luke (Teani Branco) De Luz and Jake De Luz of Paauilo; sister, Deborah (Kevin) Balog of Paauilo; aunt, Barbara (Al) Perry of Maui; mother-in-law, Bernadette Tomas of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Marlo (Francis) Tau‘a of Kapolei, Oahu and Jodi (JD) Penn of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joan Gail Flores, 80, of Pahoa died Jan 25 at home. Born in Heeia, Oahu, she was a homemaker. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Ronalyn Freitas of California, Karen (Clayton) DeSilva and RoAnn (Steven) Martin of Keaau, Alare (Greg) Hopkins of Mountain View and Deborah (Kenneth) Flores of Pahoa; son, Dexter (Naomi) Freitas of Kaneohe, Oahu; hanai son, John-Jon (Ramona) Freitas of Pahoa; son-in-law, Derek Pagan of Mountain View; brother, Edmund “Butch” (Joan) Jones of Kailua, Oahu; 21 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Sheila Long Jenkins, 85, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 30 at home. Born in Seattle, she worked as an elementary school teacher. No services. Memorial donations made to your local hospice. Survived by husband, David Jenkins of Santa Rosa, Calif. and Kailua-Kona; sons, Richard (Patricia) Jenkins of Corte Madera, Calif. and Brian (Sachiko) Jenkins of Portland, Ore.; sister, Carole (Lefty) Conover of San Mateo, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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