Obituaries for April 14

Baron P. Ahulau, 59, of Princeton, Ill., died March 26 in Princeton. Born in Hilo, he was a sanitation engineer for the state of Illinois. Visitation 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Seating is limited and face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Kelvin K. Ahulau of Princeton; hanai son, Cody Lohman of Princeton; stepdaughter, Jacqueline DuPont of Kona; brothers, Francisco (Alana) San Jose, Lino Kaleialoha San Jose and Glennon (April) Ahulau of Hilo, Dale (Cathy) San Jose of Oregon; sister, PattyShawn Ahulau of Hilo; two grandsons; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Alexander Keonikapu Beck Jr., 71, of Hilo died March 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Honolulu firefighter, board member of the Honolulu Fire Department Federal Credit Union and member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha. Services at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by son, Kala‘iakeonekapu Beck; daughters, Maile L. Beck-Limbaugh and Kealaka‘i Beck Dudoit; brothers, Michael “Kimo” Beck and Thomas Beck; a grandchild; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Lorenzo Felipe Bruno, 93, of Fairfield, Calif., formerly of Hawi, died March 26 at the family’s home in Fairfield. Born in Laoag City, Philippines, he was a retired state Highways Division road maintenance worker and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Kohala Kumiai. Services at a later date. Survived by sons, Domy (Tessie) Bruno of Lakeland and Ben (Elma) Bruno of Kapaau; daughter, Corazon (Roxy) Tomas of Halaula, Norma (Al) Cabusas of Sacramento, Calif., Lydia (Hamlet) Hartounian of Ontario, Calif., Merlyn (John) Botelho of Hawi and Zenaida (John) Penner of Kapaau; hanai daughter, Clarita Tagaca of Hawi; daughter-in-law, Jonelle Bruno of Hawi; brother, Ernesto Bruno of Kapaau; sisters, Maria Martin of the Philippines, Marcelina Domingo and Hilaria (Rogelio) Anacleto of Honolulu; hanai sister, Warlita Borja of Hawi; sister-in-law, Veronica Bruno of Kapaau; 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home of Fairfield and Dodo Mortuary.

Frank “Frankie” Raymond Cordeiro, 72, of Pahoa died April 3 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honolulu, he was formerly employed at Kukuaiau Dairy, KTA Superstores in Hilo, a coffee picker in Kona and member of the Salvation Army Men’s Group. Private services. Survived by fiancee, Rhonda Faris of Hilo; daughter, Analea (Ruben Padamada) Faris of Pahoa; son, Waiehu Faris of Hilo; brothers, Edward “Eddie” (Joletta) Cordeiro of Waimea and Douglas Cordeiro of Fern Acres; sisters, Catherine “Cathy” (Val) Victorine of Hawaiian Beaches, Shirley (Dale) Shelley of Arizona, Jeannette “Jean” Eblacas of Hawaiian Beaches and Sandy (Wayne) Cordeiro-Gaspar of Hawaiian Beaches; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Shizue Fujiyama, 98, of Keaau died April 5 at a care home in Hilo. Born in Keaau, she was a homemaker and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission. Services at a later date. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Online condolences: Survived by sons, Curtis Fujiyama and Darryl Fujiyama of Keaau; daughter, Angela Yanabu of San Jose, Calif.; brother, Roy (Lorraine) Nakamura of Honolulu; sister, Alice Oie of Keaau, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Thelma Miye Stephenson, 90, of Hilo died April 4 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired teacher at Kalanianaole Elementary School and avid dancer who taught line dancing to seniors. Private services held. No flowers. Memorial donations to the Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary at Survived by daughter, Laurie (Dan Everett) Crumb of Carrollton, Texas. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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