Obituaries for September 1

Curtis Lee Hanson, 73, of Keaukaha died Sept. 13, 2020, at home. Born in Graceville, Minn., he was an engraver, car detailer, co-owner of Shoreline Sign & Design and U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Natalie “Nat” Hanson of Keaukaha; daughters, Keonali (Brian) Hutley of Oregon, Ka‘ala Hanson of Keaukaha, Melissa (Terence) Kua-Nachor of Waikoloa and Dawn (Keola) Kin In of Kailua-Kona; sons, Marcus (Adrienne Wallace) Hanson of Keaukaha and Kauhane (Cierra-Mae) Hanson of California City, Calif., 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; an aunt; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eric “Buta” Tetsu Hayashi, 49, of Hilo died August 8, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a fire equipment operator for the Hawaii Fire Department and member of Lincoln Wreckers Athletic Association and Hawaii Fire Fighters Association. Public visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private memorial service to follow. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by companion, Barian Buyuan of Hilo; mother, Aileen Hayashi of Hilo; brother, Brandon (Monica Tupas) Hayashi of Hilo; maternal grandmother, Miyome Tanaka of Hilo; hanai daughter, Tabitha Tomori of Hilo; uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Jerry Allan Iokia, 67, of Waimea, formerly of Nanakuli, died Aug. 26 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired maintenance worker for the Department of Education, member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, board member of Kula no na Po‘e Hawaii o Papakolea, Kawalo, Kalawahine, cultural practitioner of Na Lomilomi O Papakolea and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Services at a later date. For info, call 953-0401. Condolences to: Wanda Iokia, P.O. Box 6778, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by wife, Wanda Iokia of Waimea; sons, Jerry (Aunoa) Iokia of Tahuya, Wash., and Andrew (Kaulana) Iokia of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Christina (Peter) Iokia of Waimea and Leilani (Nathan) Hooke of Waikoloa; brothers, Joseph (Susan) Iokia, Samuel Iokia, Hauoli Iokia and Joey (Leichelle) Iokia of Waianae, Oahu; sisters, Debra Johnson of Ewa Beach, Oahu, and Josette West of Las Vegas; stepbrother, Harold (Gina) Peters, of Las Vegas; stepsister, Velva Diaz of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Asako “Betsy” Kawasaki, 98, of Hilo, died July 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Napoopoo, she was a retired employee for the former Miko Meats and member of Hilo Meishoin Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Janet S. Tabata and Amy Lukzen of Hilo; sister, Lillian S. Fujimoto of Hilo; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Marie Theresa Hasoon Ng, 92, of Keaau died Aug. 6. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired federal employee and attended Bethany Assembly of God church in Aiea, Oahu. Private service on Oct. 8. A 1 p.m. burial at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, Oahu, will follow.Online condolences: Survived by sons, Kenneth (Peg) F.W. Ng Jr., Stephen C. Ng and Michael (Dayna) W.F.C. Ng; sisters, Carmen Stazkow, Bella Hong and Besty Hinau; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Lynne Marie Truair, 80, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 24 in Kealakekua. She was born in Iowa. Services at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by son, Ryan (Tonya) Truair of Tigard, Ore.; daughter, Michelle (Peter) Paulyshun of Woodburn, Ore.; sisters, Marsha Johnson of Flagstaff, Ariz., Judy (Jim) McGregor of North Carolina, Maggie (Danny) Cook of Santa Fe, N.M., and Trinidad Hunt of Kona; brothers, Milton (Sue) Kaneta of Kona and Ray (Becky) Weaver, of Rocklin Calif.; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.