Mary Louise Danfield, 80, of Hilo died July 18. Born in Grand Island, Neb., she was a registered nurse for Life Care of Hilo. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by daughter, Rebecca Miles of Kapaho; brother, Ron (Polly) Danfield; sisters, Marjorie Travis of Omaha, Valjean Embrey of Yutan, Neb., Betty Werth of Herman, Neb., and Romona Lillich of Atwood, Kan.; two granddaughters; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Irene Hanako Dong, 87, of Kailua-Kona died July 22 at home. Born in Isleton, Calif., she was an auditor for the state of California, member of Grace Community Church and survivor of Tule Lake Japanese Internment Camp in California. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday, August 14, at Grace Community Church in Kailua-Kona. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Mark (Jane) Dong of Sacramento, Calif., and Gordon (Kim) Dong of Kailua-Kona; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Edward Kehoa Ahuna Jr., 76, of Kailua-Kona died July 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a former sales manager for Gold Bond Stamps, driver for Island RV Tours and Gold Coast Town Cars. Private services held. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by daughter, Edie (Ernie) Camero; brother, Welden (Pam) Ahuna; a grandchild; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Randolph “Randy” Akima Akui, 77, of Hilo died July 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a security guard for the former Wackenhut. Private services at a later date. Survived by wife, Debrah Akui of Hilo; son, Wade Akui of Hilo; brother, Roderick (Sheila) Akui of Hilo; sisters, Puanani Kea of Las Vegas and Cynthia DeCoito of Hilo; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Myradean L.K. (Mahi) Abraham, 68, of Kalaoa, Kona, died May 4 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kealakekua, she retired from KTA Super Stores Kailua-Kona, was a manager and driver for Yamaguchi Bus Service and member of Hula Halau Na Pua Ha‘aheo ‘O Kona and ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu. Drive-thru visitation and sharing of memories 11 a.m. Saturday (July 31) at OTEC. Condolences : P.O. Box 845 Holualoa, HI 96725. Survived by sons, Timothy Abraham, Makaio Abraham and Pelika Abraham; daughter, Hokuaoalohilohi (Kalani) Abraham; brother, Wayne Mahi; hanai sons Ash Danao, Hiro Takaishi and Kimo (Sharla) Kaiawe; hanai daughters Heather Goto, Tiare DeAguiar and Pele (Dominic) Uyetake. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.
Lawrence Clayton Bramel, 45, of Kailua-Kona died July 16 at home. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, he was an electrician for Sunrun Inc. Services at a later date. Survived by companion, Monica Price of Kailua-Kona; son, Donavon Bramel of Holualoa. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Candy Alvarado, 59, of Pahoa died July 6 at home. Born in Oahu, she was a retired health aide at Connections Public Charter School in Hilo. Services noon-4 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Wailoa State Recreation Area in Hilo. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by husband, Alipio Alvarado of Pahoa; son, Glenn Mansanas II of Aiea, Oahu; daughters, Fairlene Naone of Kailua, Oahu, Rene Pagaoa of Kaneohe, Oahu, Lorraine Mansanas of Volcano, Jacqueline Mansanas of Honolulu, Rowena Mansanas of Keaau and Jaymee Mansanas of Lynnwood, Wash.; 18 grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Dorothy Ah Sing, 94, of Hilo, died July 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a a retired sales clerk for the former Liberty House, sales clerk for the former Koehnen’s Interiors and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Private services held. Condolences to: P.O. Box 6922, Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by sons, William (Patricia) Ah Sing of Hilo and Gary (Beverly) Ah Sing of Gardena, Calif.; daughter, Dawn Ah Sing of Hilo; sisters, Shirley Cecconi of Tennessee and Rose Marie Martines of Honolulu; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mae Jean Pua‘ala Aveiro, 77, of Hilo and Honolulu, died July 2 at home. She was born on Maui. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by husband, Clarence V. Aveiro Sr.; sons, Clarence “Babes” V. (Deborah) Aveiro Jr., Troy J. (Vanessa) Aveiro, and Dean “Dino” J. (Jenifer) Aveiro; daughter-in-law, Kimberly Aveiro; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Ameil Kealoha Akimseu, 82, of Hilo died April 4 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kalaoa, he was a retired truck driver for Kuwaye Trucking Co. and U.S. Air Force veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (July 24) at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial services at 10 a.m. Seating limited to 25 persons; face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Kathleen Walker Akimseu of Hilo; daughter, Roxanne (Roy) Madamba of California; sons, Jason Akimseu of Maui and Jared (Jessica Singer) Akimseu of Hilo; brothers, Raymond (Paulette) Akimseu of Oahu and Earl (Abilene) Akimseu of Hilo; sisters, Luwana (Satoshi) Sumiki and Cynthia (Peter Lee) Moses of Hilo and Gail (Michael) Figueroa of Pepeekeo; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Cecelia Marie Amend, 89, of Hilo died July 10 at home. Born in New York City, she was homemaker. Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday (July 20) at Alae Cemetery, new section. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by daughter, Nancy (Randy) Amend of Anchorage, Alaska; son, Oliver (Sarah) Amend Jr. of Kasilof, Alaska; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kelly Keoki Galimba, 51, of Hilo, died June 20 in Pahala. Born in Hilo, he was a self-employed property manager. Private services held. Survived by companion, Cori Saiki of Hilo; daughters, Kaitlin (Noah Catcho) Galimba and Krista Galimba of Hilo; father, Albert Galimba of Pahala; sister, Debra Borges of Hilo; a granddaughter; aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Clemente “Celino” Cabanilla Andaya, 77, of Hilo died July 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Sucoc, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he worked for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and was a proprietor ginger and taro farmer. Visitation 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday (July 18) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake Services at 7 p.m.Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Monday (July 19) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial noon at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Survived by wife, Lourdes Andaya of Hilo; children, Domingo (Aileen) Andaya and Maria Elena (James Patao) Andaya of Hilo, Melchora Lee of Arizona, Juanita Lorma (Scott Halsted) Andaya of Honolulu and Joel (Rose) Andaya of Las Vegas; sister, Petronila (Adolfo) Macagba of Oahu; 11 grandchildren and three-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Miguel A. Gaspar, 93, of Paauilo died June 15 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired dairy worker for Botelho Hawaii Enterprises, farm worker at Yamamoto Farm, dairy worker at Ruis Ranch Enterprises and member of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday (July 16) at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Paauilo. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Saturday (July 17) at the church. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial in the church cemetery. Survived by wife, Rosalina G. Gaspar of Paauilo; sons, Remy (Shirley) Gaspar, Jerry (Mila) Gaspar and Wilfred (Delia) Gaspar of Paauilo; daughter, Mary Jane (Boni) Castro of Paauilo; sister, Rosaria Tabucbuc of Paauilo; sister-in-law, Alfreda S. Geronimo of Manila, Philippines; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchidren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Susanna Sarme Aranaydo, 82, of Keaau died June 4 at a care home. Born in Papaikou, she was a retired cashier for Sack ‘N Save. Visitation 8-10:30 a.m. Friday, July 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Limited seating; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Zachary (Alfreda Hart) Aranaydo of Waimea, Andre (Lorene) Aranaydo and Howard (Marilyn) Aranaydo of Keaau, Kevin (Nora) Aranaydo of Pahoa; daughter, Christy (Don) Coloma of Keaau; brother, Manuel “Manning” Sarme of Keaau; brothers-in-law, Edward (Geri) Aranaydo of Pearl City, Oahu, Gerald (Linda) Aranaydo Sr. of Pahoa and Richard Sarno of Las Vegas; sisters-in-law, Doris (Gilbert Sr.) Yrojo of Las Vegas, Marilyn (Frank) Salgado of Omaha, Neb., Dolores “Beng” Aranaydo and Mitsue “Michan” Aranaydo of Pearl City, Carmen “Incar” Aranaydo of Waipahu, Oahu, and April Aranaydo of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Walter Edgar Aymond, 75, of Hilo died June 25 at home. Born in Lafayette, La., he was a counselor and teacher. Private services. Survived by sisters, Barbara (Henry Holthaus) Aymond Alethea of Waimanalo and Ann (Bill) Hart of Seattle; brothers, Michael (Leah) Aymond of Pensacola, Fla., and John Aymond of Volcano; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Anselmo Alip Bilog, 98, of Naalehu died May 19 at home. Born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a retired crane operator for the former Ka‘u Sugar Co. and member of Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at Naalehu County Cemetery pavilion at 10 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial to follow. Survived by sons, Marcelino (Nora) Bilog of Waipahu, Oahu and Julio (Angel) Bilog of Naalehu; daughters, Emelda Bilog of Naalehu and Melba (Renato) Flores of Waipahu; 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mollie K. Esmeralda, 97, of Keopu died June 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a babysitter and member of Keola Mauloa Church. Services at a later date. Survived by son, Donald (Betty) Esmeralda of Waimea; daughter, Stella Sumarnap of Kailua-Kona; hanai sons, Jacob (Cindy) Chong of Waimea, Alston (Darlene) Chong, Melvin (Sara) Thomas Jr. and Leroy Ortizl of Kailua-Kona; seven grandchildren, 17 great- grandchildren, 27 great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.