Irene Hanako Dong, 87, of Kailua-Kona died July 22 at home. Born in Isleton, Calif., she was an auditor for the state of California, member of Grace Community Church and survivor of Tule Lake Japanese Internment Camp in California. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday, August 14, at Grace Community Church in Kailua-Kona. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Mark (Jane) Dong of Sacramento, Calif., and Gordon (Kim) Dong of Kailua-Kona; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gail Alethia Elliott, 69, of Kailua-Kona died June 25 at home. Born in Cleveland, she was a caregiver and member of Bible First Mission Church. Visitation 12:30-1 p.m. Saturday (July 31) at Bible First Mission Church, 82-5976 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook. Service at 1 p.m. Survived by life partner, Billy Milliken of Kailua-Kona; children, David Milliken of California, Esther Milliken and Caleb (Ankea) Milliken of Kailua-Kona, Elizabeth (Tom) Fitzpatrick of Honolulu; sisters, Lorelei Banks of Washington, Beth Benedek and Gallery Smith of California; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Chris Masuo “Bulu” Fujiuchi, 50, of Hilo died July 7, 2021 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Tacoma, Wash., he was a project manager for the county Office of Housing and Community Development, member of Lower Kawailani Kumiai and the National Rifle Association. Public visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 7, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private memorial service to follow. Casual attire; gace masks and social distancing required. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Tyler Tsunezumi of Las Vegas; companion, Pamela Arai of Hilo; parents, Dr. Milton and Judith Fujiuchi of Hilo; sister, Kimberly Fujiuchi of Honolulu; uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Debra Miyoko Raymond, 64, of Honalo died July 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a coffee farmer, homemaker and member of Kona Hongwanji Judo Club. Private services. Survived by husband, Rodney Raymond of Honalo; mother, Matsue Ikeda of Honalo; sons, Christopher (Nikki) Raymond of Hilo and Justin (Kalena Spinola) Raymond of Honalo; sister, Jasmine (Michael) Henriques of Honalo; sister-in-law, Desiree Ikeda of Waikoloa; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.