Obituaries for April 11

Donald Louis Albrecht, 78, of Mountain View died March 27 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Illinois, he was a woodturner, past administrative technician for the federal government, member of Big Island Woodturners, HI Chapter American Rhododendron Society and a retired U.S. Air Force veteran. No services. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Patricia Albrecht of Mountain View; sons, Douglas (Justine) Albrecht of Bellville, Texas, Darren (Teresa) Albrecht of McAlester, Okla., Johnnie (Teresa) Williams and Gary (April) Williams of Fairbanks, Alaska; daughter, Peggy (Jefferson) Mitchell of McAlester; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Jose Narciso Gelacio, 79, of Pahoa died March 11 at home. Born in Balacad, Laoag City, Philippines, he was a papaya farmer and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Alae Cemetery, new section. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Jovita D. Gelacio of Pahoa; daughter, Ilyn Narciso of Pahoa; brothers, Genaro (Buenaventura) Gelacio and Charles (Celia) Narciso of the Philippines; sisters, Grace Lucas of Chicago, Myda (Isaac) Pedrera and Maria (Eddie) Marcelino of Georgia; sister-in-law, Purification Gelacio of the Philippines; brother-in-law, Nick Rosal of New Jersey; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Seiko Grote, 92, of Mountain View died March 30 at home. Born in Kurtistown, she was a retired bank teller, member of the Hi-Lo Square Dancing Club and an avid golfer. Private inurnment service Tuesday, April 20, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Condolences to Lisa Furtado, P.O. Box 6258, Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by daughters, Leila (Peter) Duim of Kona and Lisa (Chuck) Furtado of Mountain View; sons, Paul (Cherise) Bence of Honolulu, George (Beverly McCabe) Bence of Keauhou and Brian (Charmie) Bence of Kurtistown; sister, Alice Spencer of Honolulu; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Donna-Frances Kaleiluhilani Street, 67, of Hilo died April 4 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired supervising police radio dispatcher for the county. Services at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by sons, Keith Kiyojima, Frederick (Michele) Desha and Tipton (Carrie) Street; daughter, Tanya-Jo (Puna) Moller; hanai brother, Keith Wilhelm; sisters, Henrietta Clay, Alexandra Waipa and Simone (Samuel) Kalua; sister-in-law, Karen Desha; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Rita L. Thompson, 97, of Kailua, Oahu, died March 21 at her daughter’s home in Pahoa. She was born Dec. 2, 1923, in Neu-Bamberg, Germany. Celebration of life a later date. Contact Barbara Thompson at for details. Online condolences: Survived by daughters, Gerianne Dudash of North Port, Fla., Erni Thompson of Sarasota, Fla., and Barbara Thompson of Pahoa; brother, Hubert Luttenberger of Neu-Bamberg; four grandsons, a great-grandson and two hanai great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and in-laws. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


Satsue “Sachi” Yoshizawa, 89, of Pepeekeo died March 27 at a private care home. Born in Mountain View, she was the retired owner of the former Yoshizawa Liquor Store in Pepeekeo, a former seamstress and member of Taishoji Soto Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Glenn (Monica) Yoshizawa of Hilo and Gary Yoshizawa of Pepeekeo; sisters, Kimie (Naoshi) Watanabe of Hilo, Misae (Paul) Hironaka of Kailua, Oahu, and Toshie Miyasaki of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Chiyono Fuse of Hilo, Eleanor Fuse of San Francisco and Betty Fuse of Honolulu; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Elvira Evalani Publico worked as a clerk for the county’s Department of Motor Vehicles. That information wasn’t submitted for an obituary published Thursday.

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