Obituaries for September 3

Richard Dunlop, 70, of Mountain View died Aug. 20. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to call Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Stephen Heinecke, 78, of Hawaii Island died Aug. 24. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to call Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Jonah Kalani Iona, 55, of Hilo died Aug. 9 at home. Born on Oahu, he was a sanitation engineer at Reuben’s Mexican Restaurant, member of Puna Canoe Club and member of Penn Training and Fitness and Spencer’s Health and Fitness Center. Drive-thru service 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at Ballard Family Mortuary, 570 Kinoole St. in Hilo. Face masks and social distancing required. Online condolences Survived by wife, Joan “Joni” Iona of Hilo; mother, Harriet Iona of Hilo; sons, Ruben Pana Garcia, Rudy Garcia Jr., and Chico Iona-Alconcel of Hilo; daughters, Ruana (AZ) Moreno of Hilo, Kelliann Iona-Jarnesky and Kayla Iona-Jarnesky of Maui; brothers, Jonn Kimo Iona of Maui and Joby Iona of Oahu; sister, Hokulani (Kimba) Kabaka of St. Croix, Virgin Islands; and 11 grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Tomie “Jane” Nishie, 92, of Laupahoehoe died Aug. 12 at home. Born in Waiakea, she was a homemaker and member of Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to Hawaii Care Choices, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by son, Richard Nishie of Laupahoehoe; daughter, Joy (Paul) Hansen of Lake Wylie, S.C.; sister, Nancy (Don) Kim of Los Angeles; sisters-in-law, Haruko Morishita of Pearl City, Oahu, and Betty Nishie of Hilo; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The celebration of life for Wayne Gilbert De Motta scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 7, has been canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak. It will be rescheduled at a later date.


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