Obituaries for December 2

Anthony Akiona, 83, of Kealakekua died Sept. 21 at Kona Community Hospital. He was a retired cook. Services at a later date. Survived by sons, Michael (Shorene) Akiona and Russell (Deborah) Akiona of Ocean View, Terry Akiona of Farmersville, Calif..; daughters, Redona Gilbert of Missouri and Teresa (Danny) Gonzales of Farmersville, GA.; brother, Fred Sonoria of Hilo and Rogelio (Teri) Billaber of Arizona.; 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for December 1

Robert Booth, 62, of Hawaii Island died Nov. 21. No known family. Survivors are asked to call Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Obituaries for November 30

Nellana Byers, 55, of Hawaii Island died Nov. 18. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Obituaries for November 24

Catherine May Amundsen, 86, of Ninole died Nov. 13 at home. Born in Ogden, Utah, she was a retired business manager for the Stockton (Calif.) Unified School District and member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 29) atSt. Anthony Catholic Church in Papaaloa. Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Urn committal to follow in the church cemetery. Survived by husband, Richard Amundsen of Ninole; son, Jeffrey Osborne of Mountain View; daughters, Patricia (William) Manning of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., and Catherine Osborne of Cedar Creek, Calif.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 23

Segundo Calicdan Jr., 83, of Hilo died Oct. 8 in Keaau. Born in Waimanalo, Oahu, he was a retired foreman for the former Hawaii Electric Light Co. and U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Committal service with military honors noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion. Survived by children, Paulette (Mark) Pang Ching, Sandra (Sam) Alapai, Darin Calicdan and Wanda Calicdan of Hilo; brother, John Calicdan Sr. of Hilo; sisters, Lilian Soares of Oahu and Mary Jane (James) Peleholani of Hilo; brother-in-law, Abraham Lagadon of Pahoa; sisters-in-law, Susan Calicdan of Hilo and Loryn McRoulle of Kona; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 22

Douglas Cataraha, 80, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 9 at home. Born in Hawaii, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and welder for EM Rivera Construction Co. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Caroline Cataraha; sons, Douglas Cataraha Jr. and Scott Cataraha; daughters, Cheryl (Garrett) Cataraha Cagampang and Donna (Fred) Guillermo; brothers, Ronald Cataraha, Steven (JaneEllen Poggioli) Cataraha and Willy Cataraha; sisters, Gloria (William) Hing and Cholae (Tim) Penovaroff; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 21

William “Billy Boy” Victor Choy Hee, 76, of Laupahoehoe died May 18 on Oahu. He was a retired United Airlines maintenance mechanic, Laupahoehoe School graduate and U.S. Navy veteran. Celebration of life at a later date in Hilo. Survived by wife, Dee; sisters, Coleen (Wayne) Howard; and Billie Lee (Wade) Apo.

Obituaries for November 20

George Leon Iolani Pe‘a, 82, of Hilo died Nov. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired licensed massage therapist at many resort hotels, member of the Keaukaha Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Friday (Nov. 25) at the Hilo Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Committal service noon at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Janice Luana Kuali‘i Pe‘a of Hilo; sons, Shayne Leon Kaho‘ohiki (Marta) Pe‘a and Ka‘anohiokala (Lia) Pe‘a of Hilo; daughters, Shelley Kehaulani Pe‘a of Pauoa, Oahu, Stacy Ann U‘ilani (Gary) Leaverton and Kaleonani (Geno) Cerf of Hilo; brother, Arthur Pe‘a of Hilo; sisters, Ruth Leimomi Pe‘a and Muncie Lenarose Pe‘a of Hilo, Beverly Deborah (Thomas) Tsinnijinnie of Mesa, Ariz., (Kihei) Ahuna of Hilo; brother-in-law, Paul Stanley of Hilo; sister-in-law, Charlene Puamohala Pe‘a of Hilo; 13 grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for Friday, November 18

Francisca Abara Delo Santos, 101, of Captain Cook died Nov. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a housekeeper for the former Kona Hilton Hotel, coffee farmer, treasurer of the Ilocano Ancestry Club and member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Joey Delo Santos of Captain Cook; daughter, Charisee (Pampilo) Berganos of New York City; sister, Margartia Medina of Laoag; a grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 17

Elsie J. Carvalho, 92, of Hilo died Oct. 24 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honomu, she was a retired factory worker for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9 a.m. Monday (Nov. 21) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Graveside service noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion. Survived by daughters, Lela (Lester) Oliveira of Hilo, Yvonne Leithead of Las Vegas, Regina (Kalei) Wery of Juneau, Alaska, and Cynthia Carvalho of Kona; sons, Steven (Cleofe) Carvalho of Kona and Dwight (Kanani) Carvalho Sr. of Hilo; sister, Wilma (Tyron) Revilla of Honomu; sister in-law, Betty Rapoza of Paauilo; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 16

Darryl Kalani Grace Sr., 61, of Kealakekua died Sept. 30 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was co-owner of Makanamaikalani Construction Co., a supervisor for EM Rivera and Sons Inc., Keauhou Kona Construction Co., Keauhou Kona Resort Co., heavy equipment operator for Hawaii County firebreak; worked at Mac Farms and KTA Super Stores Keauhou, member of Kahikolu Congregational Church; defensive line coach for Konawaena High School football, head coach and assistant coach for Konawaena High School girls soccer, coach for AYSO Soccer and HiPAL Prime Time basketball, and fisherman and hunter. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at Old Airport Makae‘o Pavilion. Service at 11 a.m. Luncheon and entertainment to follow. Comfortable attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Leona Grace of Kealakekua; sons, Darryl (Rikki) Grace Jr. and Travis (Nia) Grace of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Nell Grace of Kealakekua and Lilinoi (Steve) Grace of Kailua-Kona; hanai children, Hano-Boy Grace of Captain Cook, Deisha Grace of Opihihale, Iris Gaspar of Kealakekua, Crystal Kawaauhau-Branco of Captain Cook and Errol Kawaauhau of Utah; brothers, Hano Grace of Captain Cook, Gordon (Henrilyn) Grace of Opihihale, Bryan (Renee) Grace of Captain Cook and Ryan (Lorilei) Grace; sister, Rayleen (Rohit) Patel of Florida; sisters-in-law, Sweetie Grace of Pahala and Rena Grace of Honaunau; brothers-in-law, Mitchell (Candy) Gaspar and Earl (Diana) Gaspar of Kailua-Kona, Warren (Yvonne) Gaspar of North Carolina; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 15

Elsie J. Carvalho, 92, of Hilo died Oct. 24 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honomu, she was a retired factory worker for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9 a.m. Monday (Nov. 21) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Graveside service noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion. Survived by daughters, Lela (Lester) Oliveira of Hilo, Yvonne Leithead of Las Vegas, Regina (Kalei) Wery of Juneau, Alaska, and Cynthia Carvalho of Kona; sons, Steven (Cleofe) Carvalho of Kona and Dwight (Kanani) Carvalho Sr. of Hilo; sister, Wilma (Tyron) Revilla of Honomu; sister in-law, Betty Rapoza of Paauilo; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 14

Danny De Guzman Castasus, 74, of Keaau died Oct. 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines, he was a dietary worker for Life Care Center of Hilo. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. To livestream: oneroomstreaming.com Event ID: dodoMortuary Password: VYPHSH. Visitation again 10-11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park. Ilima Section. Survived by wife, Magda Castasus of Keaau; son, Dandy (Edna Rice) Castasus of Keaau; daughter, Michelle (Chance) Bryant of Louisiana;four brothers and three sisters; two granddaughters and a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 13

Mariah Kawehi O’ Na Pua Antonio, 25, of Hilo died Oct. 1 at home. Born in Waimea, she was a homemaker. Visitation 9-9:45 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 19) at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Jarren Antonio and Javier Antonio-Castillas of Hilo; daughter, Meghan Antonio-Abraham of Hilo; hanai father, Vance Mahoe of Hilo; sister, Melanie (Roland) Javar of Kona; brothers, Shannon Paea and Jameson (Jennifer) Antonio-Paea of Kona; maternal grandparents, Roy, Sr. and Nancy Antonio of Kapaau; hanai brothers, Ikaika (Ashley) Mahoe of Oahu and Haili Mahoe of Oregon; hanai sister, Tita (Steven) Mahoe of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 11

Lucille Liborio Kain, 91, of Papaikou died Oct. 18 at home. Born in Pepeekeo, she was a private adult caregiver, homemaker and member of the Ladies Aid Society of Central Christian Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 16) at Haili Congregational Church. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Gordon (Faye) Liborio of Hilo and Norman Liborio of Papaikou; daughter, Peggy (Andrew Nisbet) Liborio of Hawaiian Paradise Park; hanai children, Debbie Hose-Holman of Pennsylvania, Florence (Jim) Puaa and Violet Puaa of Hilo; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 10

David Bowen Allsebrook, 75, of Captain Cook died Sept. 24 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, he was a self-employed auto mechanic, coffee farmer and owner of Dave’s Farm Services. Survived by daughter, Kristin Peet of Loveland, Colo.; sisters, Margaret Allsebrook and Pam Allsebrook of California; two granddaughters. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 8

Hilario “Papasan” Lorenzo Andrada, 99, of Hilo died Oct. 10 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines, he was retired from Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council and was a Philippine Army World War II veteran. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Natividad Andrada of Hilo; son, Amadito (Lenita) Andrada; daughters, Clarita German, Magda (Danilo) Castasus, Gloria (Antonio) Inocencio, Marina (Josue) Agustin, Angela (Glenn) Yazaki, Angelita (Roland) Macaraeg and Hilda (Romeo) Rabang; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 9

Dr. John Pierre Charlot, 81, of Mountain View died Oct. 18 at a private care home in Hilo. He was an emeritus professor of Hawaiian and Polynesian religion at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Private services held. Survived by son, David (Denise) Charlot of New Hampshire; daughter, Priscilla Charlot of North Carolina; brother, Martin Charlot of Pahoa; sister, Anne Charlot of Florida; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 6

Judy Wasson, 76, of Hilo, died Sept. 29 at home. Born in Olaa, she was a homemaker and a member of Living Waters Assembly of God Church. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Nov. 12 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel with memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband Richard A. Wasson Sr. of Hilo; daughters Michelle (Patrick) Arnold of Kurtistown and Carolyn “Keala” (Kainoa) Makua of Hilo; son Richard (Stephanie) Wasson, Jr., of Mountain View; brother Clifford Rezentes of California; nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 3

Kaiakea Kahakuohuanuikala‘ila‘i Nacnac-Kaleiopu, four months old, died Oct. 23 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Hilo. Memorial service to be held noon-5 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Honokaa Union Hall. Survived by parents Malik-Mija Tomas-Nacnac and John Kaleiopu, Jr., of Honokaa; sister Kamoani Nacnac-Kaleiopu of Honokaa; grandparents Lorinell Nacnac and Pernell Thomas of Honokaa, John Kaleiopu, Sr., and Michelle Villaro of Makaha; great-grandmothers Etta Nacnac of Honokaa and Veroncia (Roland) Suda of Makaha; great-grandfathers Jacob Thomas, Sr., of Ewa Beach and Benjamin Villaro of Pearl City; and many cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.