Obituaries for May 11

Anita Caberto Calso, 70, of Hilo died May 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Narvacan, Philippines, she worked for a private hotel cleaning services company. Visitation from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services at 4:30 p.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary Crematory. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by husband, Andres Calso of Hilo; daughter, Jennifer (Ryan) Barcena of the Philippines; brother, Joel Caberto of the Philippines; sister, Rosita Caberto of the Philippines; brothers in-law, Felix “Jhing” (Rachael) Calso of Keaau and Angel “Ghil” (Liza) Calso of Lanai; sisters in-law, Lourdes (Clemente “Celino”) Andaya of Hilo, Emilia Galdones of the Philippines and Marcelina (Ninoy) Barcena of Lanai; two grandsons; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Alvin E. “Chongie” Chong Jr., 66, of Waimea died April 1 in Seattle. Born in Honolulu, he worked as a plumber for 31 years, retiring as a plumbing engineer from North Hawaii Community Hospital, was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipi‘o Taro Farmers Association and Waimea Hawaiian Home Association, coached Waimea Cowboy Pop Warner football, Waimea Youth Baseball, Waimea Parks and Recreation Volleyball and Honokaa High School girls volleyball. Private Service. Flowers, gifts and cards welcome. Survived by wife, Ursula U. Chong of Waimea; sons, Alvin E. Chong, Shacles Anianiku Chong, Apache Kanikapila Chong and Dakota Teawe Motu Chong of Hawaii; daughters, Autumn Tehani Uakoko Chong and Tahiti Summer Kilikilioe Chong of Hawaii; brothers, Robson Keith (Julie) Chong of West Virginia, Curtis Kahuilanimaumau (Raene) Chong of Honokaa, David Reenan (Nancy) Chong and Quintin Kaneali‘i (Teri) Chong of Waimea; a granddaughter; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Elaine Matsumi Sako, 94, of Hilo died Apr. 14 at her residence. Born in Honokaa, she was a retired cafeteria cook at Hilo High School and E.B. de Silva Elementary School and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No flowers, no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Warren (Janet) Sako of Kurtistown; daughter, Wanda Sako of Hilo; brothers, Manabu (Glenda) Murakane and Oran (Corliss) Murakane of Honokaa; sisters, Kumiko Nakashima, Amy Aoyagi and Corliss Hirae of Hilo, Kathleen New of Las Vegas, Karen Yamaoka of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Yoshio (Asako) Sako of Kurtistown; sister-in-law, Kimiko Ige of Mililani, Oahu; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joyce Sumiko Takiue, 76, of Hilo died April 24 at home. Born in Ka‘u, she was retired from the Social Security Administration. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Traci (Aaron) Kanaeholo of Hilo; sons, Darren Takiue and Lesley Takiue of Honolulu; daughter-in-law, Christine Takiue of Hilo; brother, Stanley (Harriet) Nakasone of Hilo; sister, Caroline (Yeiko) Arakaki of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Raymond (Susan) Takiue of Kona, Walter Takiue and Richard Takiue of Hilo; sister-in-law, Anita Takiue of Hilo; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Greta Joyce Teves, 92, of Volcano died April 21 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired registered nurse, volunteer Red Cross nurse and member of Saint Theresa Parish and Volcano Senior Citizens Club. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Graveside committal service at noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 committal shelter. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Rondolph Teves of Kailua, Oahu, and Adolph Teves of Volcano; daughter, Bridget Dove of Volcano; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eutiquia “Isiang” Ganado Valdez, 99, of Hawi died April 22 at home. Born in Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she was a retired nut picker for the Kohala Macadamia Nut Plantation and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi and the Kohala Senior Citizens. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Survived by son, Efren (Evelyn) Valdez of Hawi; daughters, Ester (Carlos) Alinan of Hawi, Clarita Lima of Manila, Philippines, Aida (Eddie) Corpuz of Ookala and Nenita Castro of Hawi; brothers, Adiong Ganado and Ernesto Ganado of the Philippines; 20 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.