Obituaries for May 6

George Francis Acia III, 64, of Waimea died May 7, 2020. Born in California, he was a tile setter who enjoyed family camping and fishing trips. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at Alae Cemetery. Celebration of life 1-7 p.m. at Onekahakaha Beach Park pavilions six and seven. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Alita Acia; sons, Gary Gouveia, Joshua Acia, Kaleo Navas-Clark, Hunter Acia and Jordan Acia; daughters, Angela Gouveia-Trimm, Christina Acia, Wendy Navas, Kristy Acia and Jenna Acia; brothers, Dominic Acia, Paul Rodrigues and Peter Rodrigues; sisters, Georgeann Flemmings, Louise Perez, Christina Acia and Beatrice Daijogo; 13 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Vernon Colon, 75, of Pahoa died April 28. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at 808-932-3500, option 3.


Lily Maliikapu, 60, of Kealakekua died April 24 at the family home in Mauka Kahaluu, Kona. Born in Kealakekua, she was a former employee of KTA Super Stores and McDonald’s, and housekeeper for King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Private services. Survived by siblings, Ruth Parker of Mauka Kahaluu, Edna Phillip, Hune Phillip III and Lois Phillip of Kailua-Kona and Andrew Kaiawe of South Kona; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Sauron Mina-Palacio-Yamamoto, 7 days old, of Hilo died April 28 at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu. Private services. Survived by father, Tavis Mina-Palacio; mother, Alexis Yamamoto; grandparents Cassandra Gabuat, Ed Palacio and Natalie Mina; great-grandparents, Helen Yamamoto, Claudia Mina and Aurelio Mina; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Lawrence Souza, 93, of Kaiwiki died April 12 in Papaaloa. Born in Kaiwiki, he was a retired carpenter and farmer, member of the Carpenters Union Local 745 and U.S. Army veteran. Private services. Survived by sister, Mary Souza; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Jacqueline Regan Stradtmann-Carvalho, 60, of Volcano died April 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was an assistant professor of mathematics at Hawaii Community College. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by husband, Ted Stradtmann-Carvalho of Volcano; daughter, Regan Stradtmann-Carvalho of Maryland; son, Reis Stradtmann-Carvalho of Volcano; mother, Sueko Stradtmann of Oregon; brother, James (Darlene) Stradtmann of Oregon; sisters, Janis Lyday and Jessica (Todd) Iselin of Oregon. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ernest “Scrape” Kealii‘akaahiki Thomas, 91, of Laupahoehoe died April 25 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Waipio Valley, he was a retired boiler operator and supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., musician and original member of Alfred’s Dance Band, Fabian’s, and the Hamakua County Band, a founding member of Laupahoehoe Hawaiian Civic Club, boxer, league bowler and self-taught carpenter. Private services held. Survived by children, Dawn (Kenneth) Rillanos of Laupahoehoe and Jeffery (Nicolle) Thomas of San Diego; siblings, Samuel Thomas Sr. of Hilo, Leonard (Claire) Midallia of Papaaloa, Lyla Ann Midallia of Pepeekeo and Lorraine (Kenneth) Acdal of Paauhau; sister-in-law, Linda Midallia of Papaaloa; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.