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Obituaries for September 24

Chas William Kekoa Huston, 24, of Hilo died Sept. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a recent graduate of University of Hawaii at Hilo, server at Miyo’s Restaurant and enjoyed gardening, exercising and surfing. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial Services at 10 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Urn burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section, Survived by father, Darrell Huston of Hilo; mother, Marilou Sensano of Hilo; sister, Sarah Huston of Hilo; brother, Kawika Huston of Tacoma, Wash.; brother in-law, Jeremy Schroeder of Tacoma; paternal grandmother, Gwen Huston of Hawaiian Paradise Park; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 23

Annette Kunewa Aquino, 71, of Captain Cook died Sept. 10 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a homemaker, housekeeper at Kona by The Sea, Kanaloa Condominiums, and Kona Hukilau Hotel, cocktail waitress at the King Kamehameha Hotel, attendant at Kona Laundry and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Services at a later date. Survived by son, Alexander (Amy) Aquino Jr. of Napoopoo; daughter, Lonnetta (Tammie) Aquino Fukushima of Captain Cook; sister, Marella (Kendall) Hakkei of Honalo; stepdaughter, Suzette (Don) Graycochea of Kahuku, Oahu; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 22

Jonathan Patrick Babino Sr., 62, of Hilo died Aug. 9. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired heavy equipment operator. No services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Rhona-Ann Babino; sons, Jonathan P. Babino Jr. and Robert K. Babino; daughter, Marie K. Babino; brother, David (Amy) Babino; sisters; Marion Gene (Lester) Glicker, Angelynn Chun and Erleen (Teddy) Ah You; five grandchildren; an aunt, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 21

Joseph Jose Abril Sr., 89, of Hilo, formerly of Wailuku, Maui, died Sept. 12 at a private care home. He was a retired general foreman for Honolulu Shipyard, golfer and former member of Sandalwood Golf Course and Pukalani Country Club on Maui. Private services. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes will be held at a later date. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Rose Marie Abril of San Francisco and Beverly (Curtis) Beck of Hilo; sons, Thomas Abril of Mililani, Oahu, Mark (Carole) Abril of Hilo, Victor Abril of Honolulu, Joseph Abril Jr. of Daly City, Calif., Wesley (Grace) Abril of Simi Valley, Calif., and Michael (Nanette) Abril of Tracy, Calif.; sisters, Marcy Akao of Hilo, Marie Abril and Vicky Yanagawa of Kona, Dora Scarr and Mary Bentley of Las Vegas, Monica Layman of Honolulu, Candida Abril and Pauline Butters of Kona; brothers, Alfonso Abril of Honolulu and John Abril of Kona; also Marlo Cloutier of Pleasanton, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 20

David “Kawika” Kaulia Sr., 65, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 9 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a school bus driver for the state, construction laborer for Hawaiian Dredging and driver for Speedi-Shuttle. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and volunteer, he assisted with feeding the homeless, caring for the sick, driving seniors to appointments entertaining at senior care facilities. Drive-thru visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 75-230 Kalani St. Survived by wife, Cindy Kaulia of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Florajo (Simeamativa) Kaulia of Redding, Calif., Georgette (Bert) Kaulia of Kalaoa, Kona, Seraphine Kaulia-Alapai of Kailua-Kona, Suzanne (Hawila) Kaulia and Heavenly Lani Kaulia-Alani of Hookena, Mahina (Greg) Alapai of Kailua-Kona; sons, David (Alyssa) Kaulia Jr. and Alapai (Rodney) Kaulia of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Doreen Adams of Nanakuli, Oahu, Debra (Carl) Ayala of Kihei, Maui, Donnalyn Kaulia of Wailuku, Maui and Dayna Kaulia-Webb of Kihei; brothers, Daniel (Wendy) Kaulia of Wailuku, Donald (Wendy) Kaulia of Nanakuli and Dwayne Kaulia of Wailuku; 17 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 19

Ellison Julio Ancheta, 71, of Keaau died July 5 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired state highways supervisor, retired U.S. Army Reserve sergeant major, worked at Inaba Engineering, life member of Go for Broke Association and member of the Kupuna Pride senior softball team and Panaewa Mixed League softball team. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 25) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer services and military honors wat 11 a.m. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Lynn Ancheta of Keaau; daughters, Gwen (Garrett Freitas) Ancheta of Hilo and Kara (Rory) Unoki of Pepeekeo; son, Lance Ancheta of Nevada; sister, Georgeanna Macanas of Pepeekeo; brothers, Kyle Ancheta of Hilo, Lerbert (Rachel) Ancheta of Hilo and Casey Ancheta of Honolulu; brothers-in-law, Anito Bargayo of California and Wallace Adviento of Hilo; sister-in-law, Olga Hayashi of Hilo; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 17

Carol Milene Dinmore, 76, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 10 at home. Born in Long Beach, Calif., she was a nurse practitioner with Kaiser Permanente. Private services. Survived by husband, John P. Dinmore of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Kristina (Scott) Leddy of Boise, Idaho; son, Michael (Elizabeth) Dinmore of Kailua-Kona; a granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 16

Ricardo Derasin Agpalza, 67, of Hilo died Sept. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired production supervisor for the former Hawaii Electric Light Co. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 19) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services/celebration of life at 6 p.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Oneroom Streaming Live: Event ID: dodoMortuary Password: SBEVGI. Cremation to follow. Survived by sons, Jason (Michelle) Agpalza of Virginia and Jeremy (Jennifer) Agpalza of Keaau; daughters, Rochelle (Keven) Lee of Las Vegas and Renee (Patrick) Lawrence of Honomu; sister, Alberta (Wayne) Babchuk of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson; aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 15

Robert L. Ehmke Jr., 79, of Keaau died Sept 1. Family members are asked to call Ballard Family Mortuary at (808) 935-8445.

Obituaries for September 14

Julia Guerpo Cuaresma, 88, of Captain Cook died Aug. 28 at home. Born in Kukuihale, she was a cook at Kamuela Deli, macadamia nut sorter for Hawaiian Holiday and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Services at a later date. Condolences: Renette Ferreira, 83-5515 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook, HI 96704. Survived by hanai daughters, Renette (Joseph Jordan) Ferreira of Captain Cook and Anette Hemphill of Waikoloa; sister, Crispina Guerpo Quitoiano Madarang of Captain Cook; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 13

Vera Bosak, 87, of Orchidland Estates died Aug. 25 at a private care home. Born in the Czech Republic, she was a co-owner of the former Photocine Servicenter Inc. on Oahu, former elementary school teacher in the Czech Republic and gardener. Private services. Survived by son, Zdenek (Margaret Russo) Kluzak of Volcano; stepdaughters, Kristina (Scott) Wright of Washington, Jirina Potuzakova and Jaroslava Vlasakova of Czech Republic; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 12

Andres “Nato” Agan Jr., 83, of Arizona died Aug. 30 at home. Born in Olaa, he was a retired U.S. Air Force senior master sargeant, retired information specialist for the State Department and member of Sons of Norway, Filipino Veterans and Air Force Vets, Vietnam Vets, and Magicians Club in Las Vegas. Mass 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Burial with military honors noon at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Face masks and social distancing required. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by daughter, Andrea Hieger; brother, Nathan Agan; sisters, Marlene Manzano, Charlotte Agan-Paiva, Brenda Okano, Laura Medeiros, Isabel “Pudgie” Smith, Liberty “Lee” Rivera and Paula “PJ” Hall; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 10

Gary Lee Bolter, 73, of Hilo died Aug. 18. Born in Denver, he was a Hawaiian priest, military veteran and member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. Private services held. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by mother, June Amend; sisters, Linda (Cliff) Gauthier and Gail Bolter; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 8

Patricia Eileen (Pacheco) Calicdan, 78, of Sun Valley Nev., formerly of Hilo, died Aug. 20 at home. Born in Pepeekeo, was an antique collector. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by husband, John Calicdan Sr. of Sun Valley; sons, John Calicdan Jr. of Oakland, Calif., and Jeremy (Arlette) Calicdan of Sun Valley; daughter, Wendy (Rick) Calicdan of Pepeekeo; hanai daughter Jennifer Calicdan of Sun Valley; brothers-in-law, Segundo Calicdan Jr. of Hilo and Abraham Lagadon of Pahoa; sistera-in-law, Mary Jane (Jim) Peleholani of Hilo, Lillian (David) Soares of Honolulu, Susan Calicdan of Hilo and Loryn (Eric) Rouelle of Waikoloa; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Obituaries for September 6

Henrietta Ululani Hanson, 89, of Hilo died Aug. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired department store retail sales worker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Private services held. Survived by husband, William Hanson of Hilo; children, Patricia (Eric) Hubner of Mountain View, Cynthia Abrahamson, William (Sung-Ju) Hanson, Carlett (Paul) Haney and Isaaca (Caroline) Hanson of Hilo; sister, Elaine Akau of Kailua, Oahu, 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 5

Joseph “Butchie Boy” Cho Jr., 68, of Hilo died July 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a U.S. Army veteran. Private services. No koden (monetary gifts). Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by son, Joseph “Moki” Cho III of Austin, Texas; daughter, Tai Lee (Alani) Manufekai of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Stella Kahele, Eva DeCoito and Priscilla “Doll” Kahele of Hilo, Lorraine “Lani” Pahio of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Norman Naha of Hilo; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for September 3

Richard Dunlop, 70, of Mountain View died Aug. 20. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to call Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Obituaries for September 1

Curtis Lee Hanson, 73, of Keaukaha died Sept. 13, 2020, at home. Born in Graceville, Minn., he was an engraver, car detailer, co-owner of Shoreline Sign & Design and U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Natalie “Nat” Hanson of Keaukaha; daughters, Keonali (Brian) Hutley of Oregon, Ka‘ala Hanson of Keaukaha, Melissa (Terence) Kua-Nachor of Waikoloa and Dawn (Keola) Kin In of Kailua-Kona; sons, Marcus (Adrienne Wallace) Hanson of Keaukaha and Kauhane (Cierra-Mae) Hanson of California City, Calif., 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; an aunt; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 1

Mindy Miranda Babchuk, 44, of Hilo died July 23 in Honolulu. Born in Germany, she worked at Bay Clinic Hilo and loved spending time with family and friends. Drive-thru celebration of life 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at Dodo Mortuary carport. Face masks and social distancing required; no getting out of vehicle. Survived by sons, Frankie Degele IV and Ninoa Overtur-Babchuk of Hilo; mother, Pamela Alo of Hilo; father, Randy Babchuk of Arizona; brothers, Randy Babchuk Jr., Shawn Babchuk and Cody Babchuk of Arizona; sister, Shayna Rae Toledo of Missouri; a grandson; cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 31

Noralene Leeanne Ah Lo, 52, of Hilo died Aug. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was the owner of the former Hairstyles by Nora and graduate of Waiakea High School and Pearlridge School of Beauty. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by father, Kenneth Ah Lo of Hilo; brothers, Kenneth (Felidan) Ah Lo II of Honolulu and Akio Keola (Elaine) Nosaka of Virginia; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.