Obituaries for October 29

Regan “Mana” Lewis Kaimana Aila, Jr., 35, of Hilo died Oct. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kailua, he was a clothing and general merchandise distributor. Private services to be held at a later date. Survived by wife Phoebe B. Aila; children Tehani K. Aila, Shayla K. Aila, Kazerae K. Aila, Jaysha-Lynn K. Aila, Kainui A. Aila, Junior K. Satiago, Jr., Bobo-James Q. Asuncion and Layla K. Subica; father Regan L. K. Aila, Sr.; mother Nora L. Aila; second father Shaun P. Kanuha; siblings Racine L. Aila, Jovan K. Aila, Jazmin K. Aila, Alan W. Dalao and Joshua A. Gouveia; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William P. Blaser, 70, of Kurtistown, died Oct. 3 at home. He was a retired construction maintenance worker and machinist. No services. Survived by son Anthony Blaser of Hilo; hanai son Christopher Bath; sister Francesca Blaser of Fla., and numerous cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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Angela “Angie” Jude Hartfield, 59, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 5 at home. Born in Bangor, Maine, she was an author, spiritual counselor and a former teacher at Kealakehe High School. Private services to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona 96740. Survived by husband Duke Hartfield of Kailua-Kona; children Devin (David) Hart of Calif., Kriss Thompson of Calif., Allyn (Saurab Kumar) Thompson of Kailua-Kona and Stefani Thompson of Fla.; mother Florence Petrofes; siblings Michael Petrofes of N.M., Jeanne (Tracy) Lubbering of N.M., Pete Petrofes of La., Steve (Karrie) Petrofes of Texas and Mary (Brendan Mahoney) Petrofes of R.I.; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Priscilla Maile “Dolly” Kahele, 88, of Hilo died Sept. 29 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired custodian for Waiakea High School and a member of the Gospel of Salvation Church in Hilo. Visitation to be held Thursday (Nov. 4) 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo, with funeral service to begin at 9:30 a.m. and burial to take place same day at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 at noon. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Seating limited. Survived by sons William Kepaa Kahele of Calif. and Phillip (Gizelle) Kahele of Hilo; sister Myra (Edward) Boteilho of Kohala; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, one hanai son, two hanai granddaughters and numerous nieces nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elaine Lucille “Sister” Kailikulamanuole Ludloff, 91, of Hilo died Oct. 4 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired private secretary with the County of Hawaii. Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, 10-11 a.m. at Haili Church with private service to follow. Survived by sons Michael (Kathy) McPherson of Wash., James (Kirsty) McPherson of Wash. and Steve (Patricia) Wilhelm of Hilo; daughters Meri McPherson of Hilo, Hualani Lyman Wilhelm-Key of Texas; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rositania “Rose” Salasayo Recelis, 97, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 17 at home. Born in Hawi, she was a retired registered nurse for Queen’s Medical Center and Tripler Army Hospital. Service to be announced at a later date. Survived by sons Pedro (Venera) Racelis III of Kailua-Kona and Mario Racelis of Miss.; sister Tita Quiocho of Kauai; brother Conrado DePeralta of Kauai; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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Gale Emily Rosa, 62, of Pahoa died Sept. 30 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Celebration of life to be held Saturday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Connect Point Church in Hilo, with private service to follow. Face masks and social distancing to follow. Survived by daughter Jamie (Brandon Batin) Araujo-Rosa of Hilo; sons Joshua (Lana) Araujo-Rosa of Las Vegas and Jacob Araujo-Rosa of Las Vegas; sisters Rosaline (Burt) Takata of Hilo and Sandra Berido of Hilo; brothers Clayton (Patrick) Berido of Kona, Hilton Berido of Hilo and Neal (Lynne) Nitta of Maui; hanai brother Kalei (Bill) Galario of Pahoa; 10 grandchildren and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mitsuru “Mits” Yamashita, 92, of Papaikou died Oct. 3 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Papaikou, he was retired from the former Hilo Coast Processing Company and a member of the Papaikou Hongwanji Mission and ILWU pensioners. Private services held. Survived by daughters Joanne (glenn) Vieira of Hilo and Cora Yamashita of Papaikou; two granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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