Obituaries for September 10

Gary Lee Bolter, 73, of Hilo died Aug. 18. Born in Denver, he was a Hawaiian priest, military veteran and member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. Private services held. Online condolences: Survived by mother, June Amend; sisters, Linda (Cliff) Gauthier and Gail Bolter; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Diane Borero, 66, of Mountain View died Aug. 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a housekeeper for the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Celebration of life will at a later date Survived by daughters, Rachel (Peter) Vasen of Texas and LeeAnn Borero of Mountain View; son, Alexander Borero III of Honolulu; mother, Thelma Rivera of Mountain View; brothers, Nelson (Annette) Rivera of Mountain View and Herbie (Cara) Rivera of Pahoa; sister, Leimomi (Arthur) Gragas of Mountain View; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Isamu Fukui, 97, of Laupahoehoe died Aug. 20 at home. Born in Waipunalei, he was retired from the former Hamakua Sugar Co., a volunteer firefighter for Laupahoehoe fire station and member of Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission Kyodan, Laupahoehoe Senior Center and ILWU Pensioners. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, May Fukui of Laupahoehoe; daughters, Lynn (Neal) Arisumi and Amy Fukui of Honolulu; brothers, Thomas (Leoni) Fukui of Hilo, Donald (Carol) Fukui of Honolulu and Richard (Elaine) Fukui of Hilo; sisters, Harumi Higashigawa of Gardena, Calif., and Nancy (Robert) Delos Santos of Mililani, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Florence Fukui of Papaaloa and Doris Fukui of Hilo; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joan “Joanne” “Nana” Owens, 89, of Pahoa died Aug. 30 at home. Born in Garden City, Kan., she was a homemaker and member of Pahoa Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Carol Dennis of Pahoa; two grandsons and two great-grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Nelson Masashi Tsuji, 79, of Hilo died Sept. 16, 2020, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired fire chief for the Hawaii County Fire Department, former security officer for Transportation Security Administration at Hilo International Airport and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 16) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private services to follow. Casual attire; no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Betty Y.C. Tsuji of Hilo; son, Niel Tsuji of Minnesota; brothers, Douglas (Chieko) Tsuji and Earl (Betty) Tsuji of Hilo, William Tsuji of Honolulu; sisters, Maizie Ash of Hilo and Pearl Tsuji of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Albert Hirano of Honolulu; two granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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