Lawrence (Larry) Alexander, 92, of Hilo died Feb. 11 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Los Angeles, he was a retired teacher from Hilo High School, sailor, and builder/operator of the Dolphin Bay Hotel in Hilo. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by son, John Alexander of Hilo. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Alfredo Vergara Asprer Sr., 75, of Ocean View died Feb. 8 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Manila, Philippines, he was a retired laundry washer from the Orchid at Mauna Lani and North Hawaii Community Hospital and a papaya farmer. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Margaret Asprer of Ocean View; sons, Gerald Asprer, Benedict Asprer, and Alfredo Asprer Jr. of the Philippines; brothers, Eduardo (Rose) Asprer and Rolando (Kristy) Asprer Sr. of Las Vegas and Serafin Asprer of Pearl View, Calif.; sisters, Zenaida Cabonce of Tracy, Calif., Carmencita Smith of Las Vegas, Leticia (Laurence) Tagorda of Keaau, Eufemia (Rolando) Tabula of Orange County, Calif. and Cecelia (Romeo) Rivera of Las Vegas; grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Daniel Kekuhio Haleakala Keliiaa Jr., 56, of Kealakekua died Jan. 12 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Kealakekua, he was a night supervisor at Cyanotech and member of the Order of Kamehameha. Services held at a later date. Survived by wife, Shari Ihara Keliiaa of Kealakekua; son, Kanuu (Tihani) Keliiaa of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Rikki (Kyle)Alapai of Kailua-Kona, Jenna (Thomas) Freeman of Maryland and Kehaulani Keliiaa of Kailua-Kona; brother, Kauhi (Emma) Keliiaa of Washington; sisters, Danielle Thompson of Hookena, Diane (Newton) Ota of Nevada; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Cecilia “Cissy” Baji Ogata, 88, of Hilo died Jan. 31 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honokaa, she was a retired cook for the former Ichiban Café in Hilo. Private services held. Condolences to: Wallace Ogata, PO Box 136, Hilo, HI 96721. Survived by sons, Wallace Ogata and Glen (Angela) Ogata of Hilo; daughter, Debbie Ogata of Hilo; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Reginald King Rabon, 56, of Hilo died Jan. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Antonio, graduated from UCLA Law School, he was a street philosopher and loved the bible.No services held. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by companion, Shannon Morton; daughter, Laila Scott; brother, Autry L. Rabon II, sister, Veronica Dangerfield Rabon, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Lorna Mary Worswick, 94, of Pahoa died Feb. 11 at the Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Sheridan, Wyo., she was a property manager and retired real estate broker, member of the Hilo Seventh Day Adventist Church, and VFW Ladies Auxilary. Committal services 9 a.m. Friday (Feb. 19) at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion. Limited seating. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by daughters, Patricia (Glenn) Sunada of Salem, Ore. and Lydia Worswick of Pahoa; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.