Edwin Fernandez Sr., 85, of Hilo died Jan. 2 at home. Born in Papaikou, he was a local telephone installer/lineman for GTE Hawaiian Telcom. Burial services at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery in Kaneohe at a later date. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Edwin Fernandez Jr., Geoffrey S. Fernandez and Johnathan P. Fernandez; daughter, Edean C. Sua; brother, Virgin Fernandez; sister, Rosaline Sylvester; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Eduardo Espejo Jr., 73, of Hilo died Dec. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for Hamakua Sugar Plantation and worked at Ka‘u Sugar Plantation. Private viewing 2-3 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 16) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Cremation to follow. Celebration of life at a later date. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by chidren, Eddie Espejo of Puna, Edra (Chris) Powell of Wyoming, Ryan (Brittany) Tripple Kanealii of Kona, Michele Kanealii of Wisconsin and Justin (Chiara) Espejo of Oregon; mother, Matilda Espejo of Pahala; brothers, Glenn (Theresa) Espejo and Darren Espejo of Washington, Noel (Jessica) Espejo of Ocean View, Wade (Priscilla) Espejo of Naalehu, Ricky Espejo of Pahala and Darcy (Deborah) Espejo of Kanehoe, Oahu; sisters, Roslyn Miller and Laurie Sand of Washington, Wendy (Mac) Davis of Naalehu, Carlyn Grahn of Seattle, Terrie (Calvin) Louis of Pahala and Brenda (Joe) Brodt of New York; ten grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Antonio Bruce Cosma, 84, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hana, Maui, he was a journeyman carpenter, a carpenter for Cliff Pouton Builders, a construction worker for Glover Construction Company and Hawaii Dredging Construction Company, worked for Hicks Homes Builders, and owned Cosma’s Carpentry Services. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Carilynne Cosma of Kailua-Kona; sons, Anthony (Denise) Cosma of Kalaoa and Harry (Doreen) Kapea of Dallas; daughters, Pixie (Melvin) Flores and Tracey Cosma-Carvalho of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Marion (Nancy) Cosma of Lahaina, Maui and Francis (Ella) Cosma of Wailuku, Maui; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Christine Gonsalves Vierra Mattos, 90, of Hilo died Dec. 4 at home. Born in Paauhau, she was a housewife and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 16) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Family service at 10:30 a.m. Prayer service 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 4. Seating is limited. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. Online video streaming: www.oneroomstreaming.com, click “Family &Friends” then “Watch Now.” Event ID: dodomortuary Password: SUSFRH. Additional information at www.dodomortuary.com. Survived by sons, Dennis (Leilani) Vierra and Dale Mattos of Hilo, Darrell (Rene) Mattos of Keaau, Randy Mattos of Hilo and Eugene (Sylvia) Vierra of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughters, Annette O’Brien of Hilo, Antoinette (Rodney) Castillo of Keaau, Priscilla (Robert) Gomez of Bellflower, Calif., Linda (Victor) Souza and Adele (Ray) Janes of Keaau; brother, Manuel Gonsalves of Oregon; brothers-in-law, Raymond Mattos of California and William Mattos of Keaau; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
George “Bully” Alameda Jr., 85, of Hilo died Dec. 25 at home. Born in Waiakea, he was a retired plumber for Alameda’s Plumbing and plumber/pipefitter with UA Local 675, member of the 1953 Hilo High School Territory of Hawaii Basketball Championship team and Hawaii Island Senior Basketball Circuit, played for Waiakea Pirates and Keaukaha and member of Keaukaha Community Association and Malia Puka O Kalani Church. Drive-through visitation only 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Jan. 15, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Burial to follow at 1:15 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. Survived by, children, Chad K. (Rosalyn Ige) Alameda, Lono (Moe) Nakashima, Gary Alameda, Janella (Keone Grace) Alameda, Avonelle Alameda, Tina Marie Alameda and Guy (Deanne) Alameda of Hilo; siblings, Edna (Lionel) Azevedo, Alice (Billy) Harbottle and Samuel (Diane) Alameda of Hilo, Leonetta (Richard) Garcia of Seattle and Gordon Kanani Alameda of Waimanalo, Oahu; sister-in-law, Lila (Mehau) Fernandez of Hilo; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Achi Ahin, 89, of Pahoa died Dec. 24 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired State of Hawaii Dept. of Health vector control inspector, member of New Hope Puna and U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral services at 6 p.m. Committal services 12 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2 pavilion. Seating is limited to 10 people. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. Survived by son, Curtis (Kathryn) Ahin of Mountain View; daughters, Denise (Victor Jr.) Ventura, Charlene Melandres and Chaslen (Bronson) Ganir of Pahoa and Kathleen (Matt) Conner of Virginia; sister, May Gabriel of Oahu; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Michael “Mike” Thomas Borer, 61, of Castle Rock, Colo., and Kailua-Kona died Dec. 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the retired president and CEO of Xcel Pharmaceutical Inc. Private services at a later date. Memorial donations to any charity of your choosing or the Hawaiian Hawksbill Conservation at www.HAMERinHawaii.org. Select “Turtle Research” when making your donation. Checks can be mailed to HAMER, PMB #175, 5095 Napilihau St. 109B, Lahaina, HI 96761. Survived by wife, Deanne Borer of Castle Rock; sons, Daniel (Deirdre) Borer and Michael (Brittany) Borer of Denver; daughter, Kelley (Jeff) Borer-Miller of Arlington, Mass.; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Francis Rives “Fray” Heath IV, 72, of Volcano died Dec. 15 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a carpenter, general contractor and retired president of Heath Construction Services Inc. Celebration of life at a later date. Memorial donations to any museum or nonprofit organization. Survived by wife, Carolyn Heath of Volcano; daughters, Kelli (David) Cruz and Karla (Duke) Morgan; two grandsons. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Richard Allen Chung, 72, of Pahoa died Dec. 12 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a drywall and finish carpenter. Scattering of ashes on Oahu. Survived by daughters, Donna (William Goodwin) Chung of Atwater, Calif., and Nena (John) Bizjak of Santa Clara, Calif.; brothers, Herbert Chung of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Michael (Elaine) Chung of Las Vegas, Edwin (Carol) Chung, Louis (Kehau) Chung and Keith “Pep” Barje of Honolulu; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Juleen Rene Agpalza, 65, of Pahoa died Dec. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in California, she worked as a paralegal and was a member of the Overcoming Faith Center. Visitation 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service/Celebration of Life at 6 p.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by husband, Ricardo Agpalza of Pahoa; 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; brothers, Jesse (Loida) Lagang of Arizona, Alfred (Gabriella) Calantoc of Pahoa and David (Alma) Calantoc of California; sister, Leanora (Elton) Kaku of Hilo; step-father, Alfred (Holly) Calantoc of Minnesota; step-sisters, Sarah (Richard) New of Oregon, Rebecca Calantoc of Minnesota and Mary (Kevin) Hanks of Honolulu; nine grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mary Angelo Branco, 90, of Honokaa died Dec. 19 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Haina, she was a retired candy maker and packer for Hawaiian Holiday Macadamia Nut Co. and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart Society. Private service. Survived by daughters, Donna (Rogers) De Luz of Paauilo and Sandra (Gordon) Dias of Honokaa; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
George Calicdan, 75, of Hilo died Dec. 22 at home. Born in Waimanalo, Oahu, he was a retired cable splicer for Verizon, youth baseball and basketball coach, member of the MindBenders softball team, Ali’s Motorcycle Club and a U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. No food or refreshments. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Susan Calicdan of Hilo; sons, Christopher (Kristie) Calicdan and Corey (Chelsi) Calicdan of Hilo; sisters, Mary Jane (Jim) Peleiholani of Hilo and Lilian Soares of Honolulu; brothers, Segundo Calicdan Jr. of Hilo and John (Patricia) Calicdan of Reno, Nev.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ivan Gene “Johnny” Ah Sam, 68, died Nov. 14 at home. Born in Kohala, he was a marine machinery mechanic at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and U. S. Army Reserve veteran. Contact family for service information. Survived by wife, Jacqueline Ann Ah Sam; daughters, Sheri-Anne N. (Kanani) Elarco, Natalie H. Ah Sam, Icelynn K.N. (Glenn) Rubio and Crystal U. (Bryson) Felisi; brothers, Glenn Ah Sam, Al Duane Ah Sam and Ray Dean Ah Sam; sisters, Charlene Caravalho and Josette Cruz; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arthur George Kahalepa‘akea Ahana, 78, of Waimea died Dec. 19 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired electrician and proprietor of Ahana Electric and member of the Annunciation Catholic Church. Survived by wife, Gwen Ahana of Waimea; son, Keoni (Roselee) Ahana of Waimea; daughter, Maliaokalani (Nathan) Ahana-Pascual of Waimea; brothers, Neyland (Naomi) Ahana of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Wildon Ahana of Honolulu; sisters, Novie Widemann and Giselle Ahana of Waimanalo, Oahu; sister in-law, Sharon Keliiholokai of Waimea; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Charles “Charlie” Iseri, 86, of Hilo died Dec. 21 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kainaliu, he was a retired industrial arts teacher who taught at Hilo High School, Honokaa High School and Kalanianaole Intermediate School, former instructor for Hilo Ki-Aikido Club, member of the Prostate Cancer Support Group and Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and U.S. Army Reserve veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Ella Iseri of Hilo; daughter, Leanne (Greg) Kirk of Santa Monica, Calif.; sister, Etsuko Furukawa of Honolulu; brother, Arthur (Irene) Iseri of Pearl City, Oahu; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kaleo Malama Aaron Cachero, 27, of Pahoa died Dec. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. Private services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by mother, Imelda Giltner of Hilo; grandmother, Mary Cachero of Pahoa; three brothers; three sisters; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
David Michael Durkee, 80, of Hilo died Dec. 20 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Tacoma, Wash., he was in retail sales at the former Fireplace & Home Center and an accomplished musician. Survivors are asked to contact Dodo Mortuary at 935-5751. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
James Kimo Keiter-Charles, 38, of Honokaa died Nov. 24 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a state Child Protective Services investigator, former basketball player for the University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcans and member of the 2000 Hilo High School Vikings state championship basketball team. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Cecile Walsh of Honokaa; parents, Charles Charles and Barbara Keiter of Mountain View; brother, Scott Keiter-Charles of Las Vegas. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alexander “Uncle Ball” Ikukalaihiku Kauahipaula Jr., 75, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 11 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kaneohe, Oahu, he was a retired laborer and meat processor for United Meat Co. Private services. Survived by wife, Patricia Kauahipaula; sons, Patrick (Darolynne) Kauahipaula of Honolulu and Chain (Casey Kahakai) Kauahipaula of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Kristie (Aaron) Laroya of Kailua-Kona and Misty (Ryan Balles) Kauahipaula of Honolulu; sisters, Cassandra Chang and Shanelle Yanagi of Kaneohe, Arlene (Robert) Bannister of Kailua, Oahu, Cindy (Alvin) Goshi and Amy (Calvin Cohan) Tom of Honolulu, Danette (Tom) Hidley of Thailand and Johne Colohan of New York; brothers, Wayne (Soon Yi) Tom of Washington and Maxwell (Amelia) Tom of Hilo; sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Gary Elwyn Monell, 85, of Captain Cook died Sept. 12 at home. Born in San Diego, he was a former college professor at San Diego Mesa Community College, and retired U.S. Navy captain. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Connie Monell of Kailua-Kona; son, Derek (Joann Sarubbi) Monell of Captain Cook; daughter, Cherie (Michael) Eulau of Ventura, Calif.; brother, Jerry (Germaine) Monell of San Diego; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.