Yeiko “Blackie” Arakaki, 86, of Hilo died Sept. 17 at home. Born in Hilo, he was the retired owner of the former Blackie’s Shell in California. Public visitation 3-4 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private memorial service to follow. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Caroline Arakaki of Hilo; sons, Corey Arakaki of Hilo, Kurt (Kristi) Arakaki and Kent (Rosa) Arakaki of Los Angeles; brother, Hiroshi Arakaki of Orange County, Calif.; sister, Amy Arakaki of Orange County, Calif.; sister-in-law, Kinuko Arakaki of Hakalau; brother-in-law, Stanley (Harriet) Nakasone of Hilo; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dorothy Carvalho, 86, of Hilo died Sept. 10 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker, babysitter and member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Casual attire; limited seating. Face masks and social distancing required. Orchids are welcome. Survived by sister, Barbara De Mello of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Hatsue Carvalho and Charlene Carvalho of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kassandra Tatiana Noelani Tavares, 34, of Pahoa died Sept. 9. Born in Hilo, she was a mechanic assistant manager for Puna Kai Gas &Go and member of The Church of Sure Foundation. Memorial services on a later date. Survived by husband, Lopaka Tavares; son, Mauka Makai Tavares; daughters, Tatiana Tavares, Navaeh Tavares, Navaih Tavares and Amani Tavares; parents, Clarissa-Ann ( Duane K.) Pua; brothers, Rico D’Amore and Rocky D’Amore; sisters, Misty D’Amore and Janice D’Amore; grandparents, John (Sharon) D’Amore, Otto (Ida) Grace; five grandchildren: uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Miulan “Michie” Kalani Palacio Yoshizumi, 55, of Hilo died Aug. 8 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honokaa, she was a retired chef for several restaurants in central California. Services and celebration of life at a later date. Survived by lifelong partner, Wade Yoshizumi; mother, Lillian Rosati; father, Ignacio “Butch” (Dee) Palacio Jr.; brothers, Shannon (Crissy) Palacio, Van Palacio and Vito Rosati; sisters, Helena Rosati and Kaleo (James) Kaapana; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.