Obituaries for June 18

Lancelot “Lance” “Pastor Lance” “Da Dog” Ako, Jr., 66, of Ocean View died May 2 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a pastor for Hope DIA-mend Ministries, terminal agent for the former Aloha Airlines, dog catcher, therapeutic foster parent, security office and crosswalk guard at Ka‘u and Naalehu schools and U.S. Navy veteran. Services will be held at 10 a.m. June 26, 2021, at Hope DIA-mend Ministries at 92-8988 Ginger Blossom, Ocean View 96737. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Ako of Ocean View; daughter, Tiffany (Jeremy) Javier of Maui; sons, Lancelot Kainalu (Hannah) Ako, III of Kailua-Kona, Chadwick Keoni (Uriel Avila Zuniga) Ako of San Diego, CA.; brother, John Keone Ako of Seattle, WA.; 4 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Fred Arnold Bolton, 86, of Kailua-Kona died June 1 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Davidson County, Tenn., he was a building contractor and member of Grace Community Church. Celebration of life will be held Grace Community Church in Kailua-Kona. Survived by wife, Barbara Bolton of Kailua-Kona; sons, Rory (Cheryl) Bolton, Ronald (Rose) Bolton and Daniel (Janet) Bolton of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Paula (Tom) Neston of Burbank, Calif.; brother, Glenn (Gloria) Bolton of Huntsville, Ala., and Donald (Betty) Bolton of Los Osos, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Nancy Jean Moffett Dalbey, 87, of Honaunau died June 5. Born in Dilley, Texas, she was a retired special education teacher who volunteered at Honaunau Elementary School, alumna of Baylor University and University of California at Irvine and attended St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, Calif., and Kona Union Church. Services at a later date. Memorial donations toA lzheimer’s Association Hawaii ( Survived by daughters, Darralyn (Craig) Clarke of Ocean View and Robyn (Pat) Dunn of Los Angeles; sons, James (Judy) Dalbey of Rancho Del Rey, Calif., and Jeffrey (Tammy) Dalbey of Hilo; 15 grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gene Royal Hardy, 91, of Kailua-Kona died June 1 in Kealakekua. Born in Seattle, he was a pastry chef. Celebration of life service 1 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the Old Kona Airport Park. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Mary Cris; sons Royal Hardy of Honolulu and Lesley Hardy of Salem, Ore.; daughters, Airial Hardy of Cebu, Philippines, Pamela (Stan) Lance of Maui, Rachelle (Scott) Berestoff of Spokane, Wash., Melanie (Andreas) Gnauck and Marcella (Franck) Chiron of Austin, Texas; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Lester Hideo Maruoka, 80, of Waimea died May 19 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired tour director for Tradewind Tours. No services. Survived by wife, Lisa Maruoka of Waimea; son, John (Midori) Burke of Kailua, Oahu; two nephews; a granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kevin McLeod Thomasson, 47, of Waikoloa died June 10 in Waikoloa. Born in Houston, he was a sales representative in the hotel industry. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by father, George H. Thomasson Jr. of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; sister, Chandra (Bennett) Thomasson Bartlett of Beaumont, Texas. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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