Obituaries for March 4

Janice Ann Howells Dassance, 72, of Kainaliu died Feb. 25 at home. Born in Los Angeles, she was a retired sheep farmer and wool producer. Services at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by husband, Lance Dassance of Kainaliu; ex-husband, Bill Walker of California; sons, Sunny (Sherrie Ann) Walker of Hilo, Nino (Karen) Walker of Switzerland and Chip Dean of California; daughters, Sally (Al) Dean Mello and Bryson (Brian) Dean-Gaughier of Massachusetts; brother, Peter Howells of Nevada; five granddaughters; extended family. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

James Ervin Hitzemann, 77, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 5 at home. Born in St. Paul, Minn., he was a retired banker, treasurer for Hospice of Kona, treasurer for Kailua-Kona Yacht Club and U.S. Army Reserve veteran. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Survived by wife, Nancy Jane Hitzemann of Kailua-Kona; son, Deric (Joy Jones) Hitzemann of Federal Way, Wash.; daughter, Krista (Todd) Riski of Des Moines, Wash.; brother, Jerry (Kathy) Hitzemann of Freeland, Wash. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Beverly Kay Kypfer, 66, of Waikoloa died Feb. 19 at home. Born in Williams, Ariz., she was a clinical services assistant for North Hawaii Hospice and a former pastry chef for Merriman’s Restaurant. No services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743. Survived by husband, James Ashford of Waikoloa; brother, Doug Kypfer of Montana.

Julie Remai, 62, of Pahoa died Feb. 26. No known family. No services. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500.

Michael Young, 60, of Waimea and Elk Rapids, Mich. died Feb. 20 at home. Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., he was a manufacturing mechanical engineer. No services. Survived by son, Cameron Young of Elk Rapids; daughter, Marin Young of Elk Rapids; ex-wife, Trish Young of Elk Rapids; companion, Kelly Hagan of Traverse City, Mich.; parents, Robert and Pauline Young of Traverse City; brothers, Tom (Simone) Young and Peter Young of Traverse City; a niece and two nephews. Services by Ballard Family Mortuary.


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