Abel Awong, 96, of Hilo died Sept. 12 at home. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was retired from the state Highways Division, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of Honomu Henjoji Mission and United Public Workers Retirees. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Irene I. Awong of Hilo; sons, Kirk (Corinne) Awong of Hilo and Lance (Wendy) Awong of Kona; daughters, Shirley Ann (Charles) Shimizu, Irma Lee Murasaki and Lydia (Randy) Hart of Hilo; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Wayne Kamealani Campbell, 68, of Hilo died Sept. 24 at Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Aloha Campbell; daughters, Wendy Opiopio, Shana (Keith) Campbell and Shantel (Gabby) Campbell; sons, Emaile (Marni) Quintal, Wayne (Kalena) Campbell and Tyrone (Joanne) Campbell; brother, Bobby Campbell; sister, Anna Worwick; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Chieko Elizares, 96, of Hilo died June 18. Born in Papaaloa, she was a homemaker. Private services at a later date. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Fern Elizares of Waipahu, Oahu; sons, Jed Elizares of Mesa, Ariz., and Casey Elizares (Laurie Ann) of Keaau; brother, Hisayoshi Higuchi of Utah; brother-in-law, Thomas McMahon of Washington; three grandchildren and four great-grandsons; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Ross Elizares, 62, of Hilo died June 18. Born in Hilo, he worked at numerous hotels was employed by the state Dept of Transportation at Hilo International Airport. Private services at a later date. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sister, Fern Elizares of Waipahu, Oahu; brothers, Jed Elizares of Mesa, Ariz., and Casey Elizares (Laurie Ann) of Keaau; two nieces, a nephew four grandnephews, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Henry John “Roach” Gonsalves Sr., 66, of Pahoa died Sept. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Oregon City, Calif., he was a mechanic and a member of the Satan Brigade Big Island motorcycle club. Private services held. Survived by daughters, Candace (Keoni) Sato of Waialua, Oahu, Johnell Deponte of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Sheanna (Jeffery) Zayas of Copperas Cove, Texas; sons, Henry (Brandie) Gonsalves Jr. of Las Vegas and Desmond Gonsalves of Phoenix; brothers, Salvador T. Gonsalves Jr. of California, Leroy M. Gonsalves of Seattle and Ivan G. Gonsalves of Pahoa; sister, Conchita P. Urquhart of Killeen, Texas; 15 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ronald “Ron” Isamu Iga, 87, of Hilo, formerly of Ka‘u, died Sept. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the former Ka‘u Sugar Co., a U.S. Marine Corps Korean War veteran, member of Pahala Hongwanji Mission, Puna Hongwanji Mission and Honomu makule softball team. Public visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday (Oct. 15) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private memorial service to follow. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by children, Noreen (Lloyd) Toriano of Hilo, Daryl (Eryn) Iga of Waikoloa, Cheryl (Vince) Hoiby of Washington state, Guy (Dixie) Iga of Oregon, Jon Iga of Pahala; siblings, Richard (Reiko) Iga of California, Harrison (Rose) Iga of Honolulu, Doreen Okuda and Nelson Iga of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Pearl Nakagawa of Honomu; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Reed Polani Kepaa Jr., 52, of Pahoa died Sept. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a mechanic. Celebration of life at a later date. Condolences: 385 Hilinai St., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by sons, Reed Kepaa, Ryan Kepaa and Kapena Kaua; mother, Linda (Roscoe Flores) Kepaa; brothers, Bruce Kepaa and Christopher “Mana” Hoopai; sister, Charlotte (Audrey) Kepaa; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.