Obituaries for January 24

Patience Keahonui Brown, 80, of Hilo died Dec. 23. Born in Hilo, she was a retired custodian for C&W Maintenance. Drive through service 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Please wear face mask during viewing. Survived by husband, Samson L. Brown Sr. of Hilo; sons, William (Kanoe) Brown of Hilo, Bruce (Mary) Brown of Honolulu, Brian (Deanna) Brown and Samson L. Brown Jr. of Hilo; daughters, Ramona Brown and Cindy (Robert Smith) Brown of Hilo; brother, Eric (Dianne) Kela of California, sister-in-law Patsy Brown; hanai son George K. Lewis of Hilo; hanai daughter Mililani Kela of Hilo; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grand children Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 21

Carolyn Ann Leimomi Costa, 77, of Hilo died Dec. 24 at home. Born in Olaa, she was retired from the insurance industry, worked for several attorneys in Honolulu and Hilo and was under the care of Hawaii Care Choices and Metro Care Hawaii. No services. She was cremated and ashes scattered at sea. Survived by husband, Wendell J. Costa of Hilo; sons, Warren J. Costa of Puna and Lee J. (Ayaka) Costa of Hilo; daughter, Lisa Ann L. (Don) Washburn of Oregon; daughter-in-law, Kehau Costa of Hilo; six grandsons, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 20

Janet Elizabeth Nelson Pombrio Butler, 84, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Orinda, Calif., she was a retired teacher at Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama on Oahu and San Francisco State University and member of Daughters of Hawaii and West Hawaii Wood Turners. No services. No flowers; memorial donations to Hawaii Island Humane Society. Condolences to Philip Pombrio, P.O. Box 1136, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by husband, Philip Pombrio of Kailua-Kona; stepsons, Philip Pombrio Jr. of Kailua-Kona and Larry Pombrio of Washington. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for January 19

Rosalia “Rose” Batalla Barcelona, 85, of Hilo died Jan. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pangasinan, Philippines, she was retired from Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp., and a member of World Mission Center-Hilo. Visitation 9-11 Thursday, Jan. 27, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Limited seating; casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Bobby (MaryAnne) Barcelona of Honolulu and Ferdinand “Fred” Barcelona of Portland, Ore.; daughter, Minda Barcelona of Hilo; brother, Marcial (Tessie) Batalla of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sisters, Marcing “Juana” Verona of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Esperanza “Pacing” Oliveros of Pearl City, Oahu, Erlinda (Milian) Julian of Ewa Beach, Dionicia Basilio of Las Vegas, Gemina Soria of Ewa Beach, Basilia Sarceda and Juliana Felipe of the Philippines; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 18

Kowashi “Robert” Nakagawa, 97, of Honokaa died Dec. 15 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kaapahu, he was a retired field serviceman for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and member of Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Kyodan. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Wayne (Janice) Nakagawa and Ivan (Joyce) Nakagawa of Hilo; daughter, Gayle (Glenn) Daimaru of Honokaa; brothers, Toshiyuki Nakagawa of Honokaa and Yoshiharu Nakagawa of California; sister-in-law, Amy Otsu of California; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 17

Richard “Dick” Lee Dresie, 84, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 1 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Hutchison, Kan., he was a retired salesman and department store decorator for Valley Decorating Company in California, holiday decorations planner for Ala Moana and Pearlridge shopping centers, various Oahu banks and other businesses on all Hawaiian Islands, freelance writer for West Hawaii Today and author of the book “Let’s Go Shore Dive’n’,” Kona Aloha Patrol organizer and U.S. Navy veteran. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Phyllis Dresie of Kailua-Kona; sons, David Young of Boynton Beach, Fla., Francis (Julie) Linnehan of Chelmsford, Mass., Mark Dresie of Telluride, Colo., amd Lee (Linda) Dresie of Los Angeles.; daughter, Stephanie Dresie of Eugene, Ore.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 16

Patrick Gary Enos Jr., 28, of Hilo died Dec. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a tree climber for Pacific Tech Tree Experts. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 22) at Glad Tidings Church, 116 Kapiolani St. in Hilo. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by children, Rahmia Costa, Patrick Gary Enos III, Eva Angelina Enos and Camila Mae Enos of Mountain View; parents Patrick Sr. and Tina Enos of Hilo; hanai mother, Lee Ann Carvalho of Hilo; siblings, Patty (Hollind) Paiva of Puna, Pat Garrett (Sophia Roberts) Enos, Patricia (Kanealii) Aguiar and Laticia Solomon of Hilo, Joycelyn Mattos, Janet Mattos and Justina Mattos of Honokaa; hanai siblings, John Carvalho Jr., Elena (Malcolm) Medeiros and Tiffany (Tyrone) Ferreira of Hilo; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 14

Elizabeth “Betty” Joan Hannah, 73, of Waimea died Dec. 13 at home. Born in Sutton Coldfield, England, she was a retired social worker. Celebration of life at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to the Liver Foundation at https://liverfoundation.org/. Condolences to: c/o St. James Episcopal Church, 65-1237 Kawaihae Rd, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by husband, Mike Hannah of Waimea; children, Katherine (Greg Pozun) Hannah of Canada, Robert (Suzanne) Hannah of California and David (Kristine) Hannah of Washington; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for January 13

Theresa Elizabeth Moylan, 58, of Keaau died Dec. 24 at home. Born in New York, she was a registered nurse. Private service held. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by husband, Patrick Moylan of Keaau; sons, David Moylan, Richard Moylan and Louis Moylan of Keaau; daughters, Christina (Carlos) Medina, Maria Moylan, Louise Moylan, Roselia Moylan and Regina Moylan of Keaau; brothers, Jimmy Russo, Johnny Russo and Joey Russo of New York; sister, Mary Visio of New York; numerous cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 12

Rae Lee Leilani Awai, 69, of Hilo died Dec. 26. Born in Hilo, she was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunty, cousin and friend. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday (Jan. 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Another service at 10 a.m. on Saturday (Jan. 15) at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Seating limited; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by son, Charleston Awai Jr. of Keaukaha; daughter, Melissa “Missy” (Kimo) Palakiko of Hilo; brothers, Ronald (Judy) Auwae of Waikoloa, Abel (Pearl) Aran Jr. of Florida, Alvin Aran of Honolulu, Kensworth “Kenny” Kahalioumi of Waikoloa, Keenan “Kalani” (Pua) Kahalioumi of Keaukaha and Kristen “Bully” (Tara) Kahalioumi of Kona; sisters, Annette (Nelson) Rivera of Hawaii Island, Allison (Jeff) Browning of North Carolina, Arlene (Peter) Ahia of Washington state, Andrea (Joe) Cislo of Alaska, Robie-Ann (Nelson) Dorwelo of Waianae, Oahu, and Kiehm Kahalioumi of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 11

Yoshito Arai, 84, of Waimea died Dec. 12 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kalaoa, he was an automobile researcher and developer for Honda America and U.S. Army veteran. Services will be held at a later date. Survived by nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 9

Agnes Crivello, 89, of Hilo died Dec. 15 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Papaikou. Private family blessing 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Flowers and lei welcome; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by spouse, Milton Crivello of Hilo; daughter, Marilyn (Antonio) Prietto of Waimea; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 7

Rudy Greenlee, 47, of Hawaii Island, died Dec. 17. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Obituaries for January 6

Rudolph “Rudy” Antone Angelo, 84, of Kukuihaele died Oct. 7 in Kona. Born in Haina, he worked in the telecommunications industry, was a U.S. Army veteran, loved the Dallas Cowboys and their cheerleaders, outrigger canoe paddling, horse racing and talking story. Survived by sisters, Emma Paiva of Ahualoa and Bernice Andrade of Santa Monica, Calif.; brother, Norman (Barbara) Angelo of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sister-in-law, Nellie Angelo of Kukuihaele; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Obituaries for January 5

Kenneth Noboru Fukamizu, 79, of Hilo died Dec. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired audio-visual technician for the University of Hawaii at Hilo, worked for the Department of Education and Peace Corps and was a U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, de Ette Fukamizu of Hilo; son, Mark Fukamizu of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 4

Michael Henry Echavez, 56, of Honokaa died Nov. 30 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honokaa, he was a former maintenance engineer for Aston Shores, former boat and auto builder and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 8) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa; Eulogy at 9:45 a.m. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalopa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire; no flowers. Seating limited; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Lorenza “Lorie” Echavez of Honokaa; sons, Brandon Echavez of Walla Walla, Wash., Brian Echavez of Honokaa and Mitchell (Melanie Ebreo) Echavez of Waikoloa; hanai daughter, Lei Benanua of Honokaa; sister, Tina Stevenson of Oklahoma; stepbrothers, Ronald (Sherry) Cambra of California and Clayton (Connie Tu) Cambra of Honokaa; a granddaughter; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for January 3

Walter Anderson, 64, of Hilo died Dec. 30. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Obituaries for January 2

Kosetatino “Kofe” Gugu, 82, of Hilo died Dec. 7 at home. Born in Asili, American Samoa. He was a retired supervisor for McKinley Car Wash in Honolulu and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Family service at 5 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 6) at Connect Point Church, 168 Holomua St. in Hilo. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by daughter, Ema Leilani Gugu (Ulufale) Noa-Vae; hanai daughters, Taiana Kapeli and Eveliga (Jake Kunimitsu) Kapeli-Kunimitsu; hanai son, Guy Nelson Nobriga Jr.; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for December 30

Paul Francis Rodrick, 69, of Kurtistown died Dec. 17 at home. Born in Brockton, Mass., he was a retired maintenance worker for Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, St. Francis Medical Center on Oahu and Princess Kaiulani Hotel. Private services. Survived by sons, Jacob (Loveland) Rodrick of Kona and David Rodrick of Hilo; siblings, Marie O’Leary of Idaho, Danny Rodrick of Virginia and Dotty Dodge of Arizona; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.