Obituaries for November 11

Joseph Alter, 49, of Ocean View died Oct. 29. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Mary Jane Ballio, 79, of Pahala died Nov. 2 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was a retired laborer for the former Ka‘u Sugar Co., member of Catholic Youth Organization, Ka‘u Christmas Parade organization, and board member of The I Love Jesus Church. Memorial service at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by husband, Raymond Ballio; hanai son, Roscoe “Kawika” Young; daughters, Jammie (Joe) Palacat, Leslie (Alan) Young and Donnie (Nathan) Almazan; hanai daughter, Leila (Travis) Nelson; brother, Ernest (Gail) Kalani; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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Louie “Dalla” Gangano, 69, of Keaau, died Nov. 5. Born in Hilo, he was a retired systems operator for the former Hawaii Electric Light Co. and member of Hilo High School Class of 1970, Who Cares softball team and 34th Street Golfers. Private services. Condolences to: P.O. Box 6884, Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by wife, Paulette Gangano of Pahoa; children, Daniel (Darlene) Gangano of Mountain View, Jonathan Gangano of Hilo, David (Anastasia) Gangano of Mountain View, Elias (Mary Ann) Gangano of Captain Cook, Talia Gangano of Orange County, Calif., and Michael (Ashley) Totman of Pahoa; siblings, Cecilia Almazan of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Carmen Riola of Honolulu and Delfin Gangano of Keaau; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Patricia Leilani Matsumoto Haleamau, 78, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 24 at home. Born in Hilo, she worked at Kona Village Resort and Hilo Hattie’s Kona, was co-founder of Mama’s Cleaning Service and retired from Department of Transportation maintenance at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. Private services. Survived by husband, Solomon Haleamau of Kalaoa, Kona; daughters, Penny (Robert) Matsumoto Uyetake of Waimea, Korena (Mike) Pratt-Matsumoto of Las Vegas and Bernadette (Kaleo) Haleamau of Kalaoa; son, Solly (Ashley) Haleamau of Kalaoa; hanai sons, Kiwini (Yumiko) Uyetake, Kolomona Uyetake, Kaivin (Rhondalyn) Haleamau, Loa Haleamau, Timoteo Haleamau, Mataio Haleamau and Wela Haleamau of Kalaoa; hanai daughters, Heavenly Haleamau, Solynna Haleamau, Shylynn Haleamau and Serenity Haleamau of Kalaoa; sister, Mona Kanakamaikai of Ocean View; sister-in-law, Florence Mock Chew of Holualoa; brother-in-law, Karin (Pat) Haleamau of Kalaoa; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Julie Hernandez, 59, of Hilo, Hawaii died Oct. 31. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Hideo Kami, 102, of Hilo died Oct. 19 at Ho‘oNani Adult Care Home in Waimea. Born in Kaiwiki, he was a retired maintenance worker for the state Public Housing Authority Lanakila Housing, U.S. Army World War II veteran, 100th Infantry Battalion Company D, and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Club 100 Hawaii Chapter and Nohea Kumiai. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Norris (Alicia) Kami of Kohala; daughter, Karen (Scott) Read of Portland, Ore.; brother, Ralph Kami of Hilo; a granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Henry “Hank” Joseph Mendez, 56, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 5 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Fullerton,Calif., he was a former maintenance worker for the Fairmont Orchid and former volleyball coach for the Kohala boys 14-and-under team. Private service at a later date. Survived by parents, Henry and Jeanne Mendez of Californa; sister, Jackie Mendez of California; brother, Rich Mendez of California; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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Donald North, 68, of Hilo died Oct. 27. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Idress Richardson, 63, of New Hampshire died Oct. 31. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.