Obituaries for September 30

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.

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