Obituaries for September 1

Mindy Miranda Babchuk, 44, of Hilo died July 23 in Honolulu. Born in Germany, she worked at Bay Clinic Hilo and loved spending time with family and friends. Drive-thru celebration of life 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at Dodo Mortuary carport. Face masks and social distancing required; no getting out of vehicle. Survived by sons, Frankie Degele IV and Ninoa Overtur-Babchuk of Hilo; mother, Pamela Alo of Hilo; father, Randy Babchuk of Arizona; brothers, Randy Babchuk Jr., Shawn Babchuk and Cody Babchuk of Arizona; sister, Shayna Rae Toledo of Missouri; a grandson; cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Loretta Betty Lou Johnston, 81, of Ocean View died Aug. 25 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Olaa, she founded and operated Lor Max Upholstery. Celebration of life at a later date. The family can be contacted at (747) 221-9787. Survived by daughters, Robyn Ventura of Ocean View and Lorri Ventura of Garland, Texas; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; seven nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Paul Kumekichi Nahinu, 59, of North Kohala died July 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in North Kohala, he was a golf course maintenance worker, U.S. Army veteran and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Walk-thru service 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the family home, 55-451 Hawi Rd. Light refreshments will be given to go. Masks and social distancing required. Do not attend if you are not feeling well. No flowers or gifts. Condolences to: P.O. Box 507, Hawi, HI 96719. Survived by mother, Lillian (Warren) Ching of North Kohala; sisters, Keala Medeiros of Maryland, Kamila (Dave) Hedge of California and Warrene Ching of Oahu; brother, Darrell (Stephanie) Ching of Oahu; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

James Allen Robinson, 72 of Mountain View died Aug. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in California, he was a carpenter. No services. Online condolences: Survived by life partner, Lisa Pelle of Mountain View; sons, Jesse Thomas Pelle and Eli Robert Pelle of Mountain View; daughter, Trisha Ann Pelle of Mountain View; brothers, Edwin Arthur Robinson of Sacramento, Calif., and William Mark Robinson of Kula, Maui; five grandchildren. Arrangements by: Ballard Family Mortuary.

Terry Smith, 76, of Hawaii Island died on Aug. 11. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to call Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.


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