Obituaries for April 1

Anthony Joseph Eagle, 44, of Hilo died March 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Washington, he enjoyed “ghost hunting.” No services. Online condolences: Survived by mother, Debra Eagle Sale; stepfather, Vance W. Sale Sr.; son, Anthony Joseph Eagle Jr; stepson, Kayden Masaoka; daughter, Ara Lee Eagle; stepdaughter, Kylee Masaoka; partner, Patricia Santos; brothers; Keala Kaehuaea, Alfred Barrozo, Matthew Sale and Mark Sale; stepbrother, Vance W. Sale Jr.; sisters, Chasidi-Ann Chabli Sale; grandmother, Abigail Sale. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Vivian Ann Uilani Kaili, 63, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 5 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a housekeeper at Kona Seaside Hotel, assistant cook at Teru’s Restaurant and Bar and member of Word of Life Ministries. Services at a later date. Survived by husband, Matt Kaili of Kailua-Kona; sons, Matthew Kaili Jr. of Kailua-Kona, Albert Kaili of Las Vegas, Richard Kaili of Kailua-Kona and David (Shantell) Kaili of Lahaina, Maui; brother, Albert Mitchell of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Doreen (Lawrence) Mills of Kailua-Kona and Juliette (Allen) Lucena of Kealakehe; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


June Jane Martin, 64, of Hilo died March 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a member of The Arc of Hilo. Private services. Condolences to: Angela Ogata, 486 Paakaua St., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by son, Jones Henry Martin of Kona; brothers, Charles Iaukea Jr. of Honokaa, Albert Iaukea, Roy Iaukea and Wallace Iaukea of Honolulu; sister, Angela (Glen) Ogata of Hilo; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sidney Leroy Mercado, 77, of Waimea, formerly of Honolulu, died March 18 at Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired state social worker, member of Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church in Kalihi, Oahu, Hawaii United Okinawan Association and U.S. Army veteran. Services on Oahu at a later date. Survived by daughters, Kelsi Mercado and Lia Mercado of Waimea; son, Cody Mercado of Hilo; sister, Yolanda (Albert) Willing of Hawaii Kai, Oahu; brother, Robin (Beverly) Mercado of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Susan M. Mizuba, 93, of Hilo died March 29 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Koloa, Kauai, she was retired from the state Department of Education. No services. Survived by husband, Dr. Kiyoto Mizuba; children, David Mizuba, Ann Johnson and Ray (Iris) Mizuba; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shawn Thomas Nobuyoshi Okamoto, 47, of Keaau died March 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a former department supervisor for Home Depot and a sales associate at HPM Building Supply. No services. Survived by son, Joshua Okamoto of Keaau; daughter, Mahealani Okamoto of Keaau; girlfriend, Hi‘ilani Malani of Keaau; brother, Joseph Correa of Keaau; ex-wife, Jenifer (Izzy Desoto) Okamoto of Hilo; hanai daughters, Sencee Poai of Oahu and Kylie Kepa‘a of Hilo; hanai brother, David Cushing Jr. of Michigan; a grandson; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John C. Williams, 80, of Gardnerville, Nev., formerly of Pahoa, died March 11 in Gardnerville. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was formerly program director for the county’s Honokaa sports complex, performed with Hilo Community Players, did stand-up comedy in Hilo and Kona, played for Hamakua team in kupuna softball League, competed in weightlifting, published 10 books, including “The Death of Russell City” and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He moved to Nevada in 2018 after losing his home to the Kilauea eruption. Survived by wife, Roni L. Williams; mother-in-law, Dolores Nakamoto; nieces, nephews and in-laws.


The family of the late Paul Futoshi Hirokawa requests no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). That information was omitted from an obituary published Tuesday.

The late Alan Tokuo “Bobo” Walker is survived by, among others, aunts, uncles and cousins. That information was omitted from an obituary published Wednesday.

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