Obituaries for March 31

Marlene May Ah Lo, 72, of Hilo died March 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was the owner of the former Firehouse Restaurant. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by husband, Kenneth Ah Lo of Hilo; sons, Kenneth (Felidan) Ah Lo II of Honolulu and Keola (Elaine) Nosaka of Virginia; daughter, Noralene Ah Lo of Hilo; brother, Calvin Arthur of Waipahu, Oahu; sisters, Georgianne (John) Amaral of Naalehu and Sharon (Louis) Perreira of Hilo; brother-in-law, Melvin Ah Lo of Hilo; sister-in-law, Ethel Ah Lo of Hilo; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 27

Rainer Bender, 78, of Keaau died March 10 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kassel, Germany, he was a retired Hawaii Police Department officer, retired security officer at Port of Hilo and Hilo International Airport, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and U.S. Army veteran. Services at a later date. Survived by sister, Lilo Santos of Hilo; sister-in-law, Carmen (Dino) Canda of Keaau; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 26

Sheila Antoinette Leimomi Frasco, 74, of Kealakekua died Feb. 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a coffee farmer, housekeeper at the former Kona Lagoon Hotel, cook for the former Captain Beans, custodian at Kahakai School and member of Kahikolu Congregational and Kona Gospel churches. Services at a later date. Survived by sons, Alan Navas and Edwin Hao Jr. of Honaunau, Shannon (Shannon) Hao of Hookena; daughter, Pearl Hori of Vancouver, Wash.; brother, Edward (Barbara) Navas of Honaunau; sisters, Annie Araki of Oahu, Gail Nitulama of Hilo and Wilma Puna of Oahu; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 24

Albert Mamuad Duldulao Sr., 80, of Hilo died March 5 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services at 6 p.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Burial 10 a.m. Monday, March 30, at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Survived by wife, Carina Duldulao of Hilo; children, Albert Duldulao Jr. and Emma Duldulao of Hilo, Clifford (Ralph) Malani of Oahu, Joy (Kane) Palazzotto of Maui and Hollie (Aaron) Jones of California; brother, Rudolfo (Catalina) Duldulao of Hawaiian Acres; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 22

Yvonne Gay Dupree, 83, of Hilo died Feb. 24 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in California, she was a retired adult corrections officer at Kulani Correctional Facility, ceramicist, ballerina, dancer, planter and cook. Celebration of life sunrise to sunset Saturday (March 28) at 18-2049 Pomaikai St. in Glenwood. Aloha attire. Survived by son, Peter Roan of Kurtistown; companion, Reagan Au of Glenwood; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 19

Arthur Rhinehart Jensen, 72, of Waimea, died March 9 in Waimea. Born in Honolulu he was a heavy equipment operator, farmer and U.S. Air Force veteran. Graveside services with military honors noon Friday, March 20, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery for immediate family only. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Rhinehart (Lora) Jensen and Sean (Stacy) Jensen of Waikoloa; daughter Jocelyn (Shawn) Lasher of Ocean Springs, Miss.; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 18

Eric Dean Hedenberg, 57, of Holualoa died Feb. 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Van Nuys, Calif., he was a tile setter and pianist with a musical group. Private services. Survived by daughters, Sabrauna Hedenberg and Heavenly Hedenberg of Portland, Ore.; mother, Mary Hedenberg of Holualoa; brother, Steve Hedenberg of Oahu. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona.

Obituaries for March 17

Larry Dean Boot, 79, of Kailua-Kona died March 7 at home. Born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, he was a retired business owner of Economy Motors and Courtesy Jewelers in Hilo, Eelskin Outlet, Eelskin Liquidators, Kona Discount Mart, Tropical Tees and Big Island Cycle Center in Kona, member of Kona Elks Lodge No. 2616 and Foresters Court Mauna Kea No. 8854, Mason and Shriner of Kona Lodge F & A M Hawaii and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Service information to be announced at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, Muriel Boot of Kailua-Kona; sons, Shawn (Jody) Boudreau of Kailua-Kona and Damian Baring of Hilo; brother, Donald (Jadene) Boot of Florida; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for March 16

Duane De Lima, 72, of Hilo died Feb. 22 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ainaola Ward. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Monday, March 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Luz De Lima of Hilo; sons, Arlen De Lima and Eric (Jolynn) De Lima; brother, Jackie De Lima; sister-in-law, Carol De Lima; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 15

Elmer Makalona Auna, Jr., 63, of Honokaa died Feb. 11. Born in Honokaa, he was an equipment operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., irrigation worker for Hawaiian Irrigation Co. and course maintenance worker at Waimea Country Club. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday (March 21) at Kukuihaele Park. Casual Attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Laura Kimura Auna of Honokaa; sons, Christopher Auna of Kahului, Maui, and Brandon Auna of Honokaa; sisters, Joanne Nakamura of Kukuihaele, Noreen Kunishige and Myra Kunishige of Kawaihae; a grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 13

Diane Elmere Krieger, 85, of Hilo died Dec. 25 at home. Born in Wisconsin, she was a homemaker. Private family services. Survived by son, Thomas Krieger of Hilo; daughters, Julia Adolfo of Lihue, Kauai, and Lisa Leach of Hilo; brother, Reginald Kotas of Milwaukee; eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 12

Rosaline Amar Berrios, 83, of Mountain View died Feb. 18 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was an aide at Mountain View Elementary School, foster parent 1954 graduate of St. Joseph School and member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2020 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Mountain View. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by son, Paul Berrios of Mountain View; daughters, Mary (John) Ancheta and Cindy Berrios of Mountain View; brothers, Thomas Amar of Keaau, Frank (Cathy) Amar of Louisiana, Eugene “Mingo” (Cynthia) Amar of Kohala and Macky (Bernie) Amar of Pepeekeo; sisters, Claudia (Juan) Roman of Los Angeles, Rofina Burns of Pahoa, Mary Ann (Rusty) Pacheco of Paauilo and Mary Jane (Isaac) Fiesta of Honomu; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; an aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 11

Wayne Lopaka Keikekanehaenalu Awai, 48, of Waikoloa died Feb. 28 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a line cook for several restaurants. Celebration of life 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday (March 15) at Puhi Bay. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Chalen (Victoria Hufford) Awai-Sagon, Chyran (Carli Anne Sugimoto) Awai and Chandon Awai of Waikoloa, Kaiea Awai of Hilo; parents, Daisy Mae (Rudolph) Kamohai of Hilo and Wayne K. (Kathy) Awai of Waikoloa; brothers, John Awai of Florida, Chad Awai of Kailua-Kona, Nathan Awai of Pittsburgh, Kanoa Awai and Kai Awai of Kailua-Kona; maternal grandmother, Daisy L. Naihe of Hilo; four grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 10

Almarich Douglas Ebanez Sr., 58, of Mililani, Oahu, died Nov. 24 at Pali Momi Medical Center in Aiea, Oahu. Born in Ka‘u, he was a cargo agent for Delta Airlines. Celebration of life noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Punaluu Black Sand Beach Pavilion. Survived By wife, Joanne Ebanez; daughters, Shawnette (Joe) Esperanza of Naalehu, Breeann (Brent Alcosiba) Ebanez of Pahala, Cheyenne (Sean) Leffew of Mililani and Brandy Ebanez of Kennewick, Wash.; sons, Almarich Ebanez Jr. of Mililani and Charles Penera of Pahala; sisters, Melva (Joe) Kaopuiki, Shawnette (William) Stewart both of Waianae, Ivona (Del) Glovick lll of Murfreesboro Tenn., and Joycelyn Wong of Honolulu; brothers, Alfred (Helen) Wong of Honolulu, Gaylord (Janice) Wong of Hilo and Deric (Tomomi) Wong of Alexandra Va.; sisters-in-law, Joyce (Eric) Agustin of La Mesa Calif., Charmin Wong of Hilo and Kim Ebanez of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Paul Agustin of Pahala; 10 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Obituaries for March 8

Dorothy Louise Aguinaldo, 81, of Honomu died Feb. 19 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired housekeeper for Life Care Center of Hilo and member of Honomu Good Shepherd Mission. Memorial Mass 10 a.m. Friday (March 13) at Honomu Good Shepherd Mission, 28-3518 Honomu Ln. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Toni (Gonzaka) Sorcy of Keaau, Nicole (Lyle Balingit) Aguinaldo of Pepeekeo, Jody (Christopher) Mitsumura of Wailuku, Maui, and Judy (Ronald Kanakanui) Aguinaldo of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Lawrence (Lani) Aguinaldo of Hilo and Ralph Uchima of Honomu; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 6

Jodi Christine Clark, 65, of Kurtistown died Feb. 28 at home. Born in Seattle, she was a homemaker and a member of the Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church. Memorial services 4 p.m. Sunday (March 8) at Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Mel Clark of Kurtistown; son, Anthony (Christina) Phipps of Washington; daughters, Shannon (George) Clay, Kylee (Justin) Short of Oklahoma and Jennifer Nunn of Alaska; father, Rene (Stefanie) Roth Jr. of Washington; mother, Sherry Pierce of Washington; brother, Bryan (Jennifer) Pierce of Washington; sisters, Denise (Michael) Otto, Bobi (Michael) Haugen and Andrea Fisher of Washington; nine grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 5

Russell Lyman Gauslin, 95, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 27 at home. Born in Taft, Calif., he was a retired area manager for a natural gas company, U.S. Navy World War II veteran, member of Lifewater and Livingstones Pine Trees churches and served on staff of Family Discipleship Training School at University of the Nations. Celebration of life 10:30 a.m. Saturday (March 7) at University of the Nations in Kailua-Kona. Private graveside service with military honors at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Survived by son, Timothy (Kwi Yon) Gauslin of Slidell, La.; daughter, Dawn Gauslin of Kailua-Kona; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 4

Uriah Dombrowski, 39, of Naalehu died Feb. 17 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in California, he owned and operated a landscaping construction business in Hawaii and on the mainland. Private family services held. Survived by wife, Brieann Dombrowski; father, Anthony Dombrowski; mother, Connie Close; brothers Lila Dombrowski and Gita Dombrowski; sister, Elizabeth Unti; grandfather, Ruben Catlin; aunts, uncles, and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 3

Benjamin Franklin Boyer, 74, of Keaau died Feb. 15 at home. Born in Colorado, he was a logger in Washington state, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and National Rifle Association. Graveside services 8 a.m. Friday (March 6) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Debra Boyer of Keaau; son, Troy Boyer of Washington; daughter, Julie Boyer of Washington; six grandchildren and a great grandchild; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 2

Francisca Suetos Abella, 97, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 12 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Bantog, Asingan, Pangasinan, Philippines, she was a housekeeper at the former Keauhou Beach Hotel and Royal Sea Cliff Resort and member of Ilocano Ancestry Club, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Filipino Organization of Kona and Filipino American West of Kona. Services held. Burial in Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Survived by son, Terry (Lynn Borbe) Abella of Kailua-Kona; five grandchildren; an aunt; cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.