Obituaries for August 10

Dante James Del Rosario, 63, of Kona died July 17 in Kona. Born in Hilo, he was a well-known amateur surfer and former surf contest organizer. Pule and opening ceremony 7:30 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 13) at Hilo Bayfront. Scattering of ashes to follow. Celebration of life noon Sunday (Aug. 14) at Honolii Beach Park. Condolences to: Justis Del Rosario 13515 SE Holgate Blvd., Portland, OR 97236. Survived by sons, Dante James Dean Beckwith of Richmond, Calif., and Justis Cross Del Rosario of Waimea; hanai sons: Scotty Wagner of Hilo and Maximillian Kealohapauole Musacchia of Kailua-Kona; lifelong friend, Katherine Dubose of Folsom, Calif.; daughters, Moani Houghton of San Diego and Jamie Lee (Ricardo) Hernandez of Brentwood, Calif.; brothers, Roger (Sue) Del Rosario of Ohio and Frederick (Patti) Del Rosario of Honolulu; sisters, Gloria (Chuck) Garner of Honolulu and Kahala Cromwell of Kailua-Kona; three granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 9

Delbert Joseph Benevides, 71, of Hilo, died July 1 at home. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of ABBA Appliance Repair and a member of New Hope Church. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Onekahakaha Beach Park Pavilion No. 4 in Hilo. Celebration of life service at 11 a.m. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Shelley Bereman-Benevides; mother, Rose Marie Ciaramitaro; daughters, Jennifer Falepapalangi and Jaclyn (Ely Barnett) Herrick; stepdaughters, Caralyn (William) Badua and Susan (Zack) Sanders; stepson, Matthew (Mandy Calicdan) Castro; sister, Darla (Hugh) Lovell; sisters-in-law, Lyla Vogeler and Mary Ann Gouveia; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for August 8

Jodie-Keenan Leinaala Batin, 62, of Honomu, died July 16, 2022, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kulanakii, Kaikea, she was a retired pre-audit clerk for Hilo Medical Center, softball coach for Laupahoehoe High School, Hilo High School and Hilo Comets, former president of Hawaii Amateur Softball Association and former kahu at Pohakupuka Congregational Church. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Alae Cemetery. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Kulaimano Community Center in Pepeekeo. Survived by husband, Sidney Batin of Honomu; hanai daughter, Jonette Ugalde of Pepeekeo; hanai son, Zavier “Pomai” Ugalde of Ahualoa; brothers, Perry-Blain Ugalde of Washington, Ernest (Annalynn) Ugalde of Pepeekeo, Valentino George Ugalde of Kona, Ryan (Florence) Sabate of Kaumana and Royden Sabate of Pepeekeo; sisters, Rhonda Sabate-Ugalde of Hilo, Richelle “Shelly” (Neal) Valentine of Puna and Megan-Bernelle L.U. Piliwale Silva of Oahu; sister-in-law, Jamie Ninio Ugalde of Ahualoa; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 8

Dante James Del Rosario, 63, of Kona died July 17 in Kona. Born in Hilo, he was a well-known amateur surfer and former surf contest organizer. Scattering of ashes 7:30 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 13) at Hilo Bayfront. Celebration of life to follow at Honolii Beach Park. Condolences to: Justis Del Rosario 13515 SE Holgate Blvd., Portland, OR 97236. Survived by sons, Dante James Dean Beckwith of Richmond, Calif., and Justis Cross Del Rosario of Waimea; hanai sons: Scotty Wagner of Hilo and Maximillian Kealohapauole Musacchia of Kailua-Kona; lifelong friend, Katherine Dubose of Folsom, Calif.; daughters, Moani Houghton of San Diego and Jamie Lee (Ricardo) Hernandez of Brentwood, Calif.; brothers, Roger (Sue) Del Rosario of Ohio and Frederick (Patti) Del Rosario of Honolulu; sisters, Gloria (Chuck) Garner of Honolulu and Kahala Cromwell of Kailua-Kona; three granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 5

Rodney Manuel Carvalho, 75, of Goldsboro, N.C., died July 15 at the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Kinston, N.C. Born in Haina, he had a long and successful career in the tire business, was a husband, father and grandfather and U.S. Army veteran. Service 10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 6) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Goldsboro. Online condolences: seymourfuneralhome.com. Survived by wife, Ginger Overcash Carvalho; daughters Kimberly Carvalho, Jennifer Carvalho (James Jr.) Mignone; mother-in-law, Emma Overcash; his brother-in-law Jack (Anna) Overcash Jr; two grandchildren; a niece and nephew; extended family. Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Goldsboro.

Obituaries for August 3

Joseph Albrecht, 69, of Hilo died July 25 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Vancouver, Wash., he was retired. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to call Dodo Mortuary at (808) 935-5751.

Obituaries for August 2

Thomas Joseph Crosley III, 57, of Mountain View died June 3. Born in New Jersey, he was a metal framer. Celebration of life potluck picnic 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, Reed’s Bay in Hilo. Survived by wife, Donna M. Crosley; parents, Carol Bransford and Thomas J. Crosley II; son, Adam Asagra, daughter, Catherine (Branden) Asagra; sisters, Tina (Pat) Schutte, Elizabeth Bransford, Crystal Crosley and Rachel Park; stepbrother, Benjamin Glattis; 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 31

Susan Yumie Arai, 78, of Hilo died July 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was the retired co-owner of the former Su-Mi’s Lunch Shop and Paramount Grill and a cashier at the downtown Hilo Hele Gas Station. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Rochelle Arai and Pamela Arai of Hilo; a grandson; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 29

Tobey Grace “Kai‘olu” Crowe, 17 of Kailua-Kona died July 22. She was a senior at Kealakehe High School and had a deep understanding and commitment to aloha ‘aina. Service 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 2) at Maka‘eo (Old Kona Airport) pavilion in Kailua-Kona. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hiki Ola, P.O. Box 124, Kealakekua, Hi 96750 or Venmo @Hiki-Ola and comment: Kai‘olu Crowe. to support native tree reforestation. Survived by parents, Derek and Amber “Luana” Crowe; siblings, Brayde “Nahenahe” Crowe and Eden “Mahiehie” Crowe of Kailua-Kona, Hope Crowe Dawson and Kaden Crowe of Sugar Land, Texas; grandparents, Jim Crowe, Carl and Chrisanna Scharrer; an aunt, an uncle; cousins and hanai ʻohana. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 28

Jennifer M. Abrams, 57, of Hilo died July 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Surviving relatives are asked to call Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo at (808) 935-8445.

Obituaries for July 27

John Adam Alapai, 57, of Kailua-Kona died July 5 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a truck driver for Big Island Top Soil, Matsuyama Brothers Trucking and West Hawaii Concrete. Private service held. Survived by wife, Phyllis Alapai of Kailua-Kona; sons Tyson (Angela) Alapai of Kalaoa and Ziggy (Jasmine) Alapai of Redmond Wash.; daughters, Melissa (Chad) Chong Tim of Kalaoa, Shayla(Chey) Chong Tim of Oahu and Chanell (Pedro) Castro of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Kekio (Harmony) Alapai of Keaau and William (Laverne) Alapai of Kealakekua; sister, Courtney Alapai of Kahaluu; 14 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Service of Hawaii and Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 26

Catherine “Cathy” D. Ah Choy, 47, of Ookala died June 24, at Queens’s North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honokaa, she worked for R. Sakata Insurance and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Laupahoehoe. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (July 30) 2022 at Dodo Mortuary. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:15 p.m. at Alae Cemetery, New Section. Survived by husband, Bradford “Brad” Ah Choy of Ookala; sons, Austyn (Stacia Cacatian) Ah Choy and Daysen Ah Choy of Ookala; mother, Encarnation “Sioning” Datuin of Kapehu; sister, Juliann (George) Gascon of Waimea; brother, Richard Datuin of Kapehu; father- and mother-in-law, Joseph (Pauline) Ah Choy Jr. of Papaaloa; brothers-in-law Sheldon (Noel) Ah Choy of Ookala and Joseph “Joey” (Denise) Ah Choy III of Hawaiian Paradise Park; sister in-law, Tenille Ah Choy of Ookala; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 24

Evelyn Millet Abellera, 59, of Kapaau died June 14 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Pozorrubio, Philippines, she was a housekeeper at the Hilton Waikoloa Village and worked at Island Gourmet Deli and Foodland Bakery. Visitation and partial viewing 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday (July 30) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in the Hawi County Cemetery and bentos to-go. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Efren Abellera Sr. of Kapaau; sons, Efren (Mehana Kapeliela) Abellera Jr. and Zerex Abellera of Kapaau; daughter, Efrelyn (Sho Simundich) Abellera of Kapaau; brothers, Dominador (Apolonia) Millet of Kapaau and Reynaldo Millet of Philippines; sisters, Medicima (Jun) Mendoza, Adelaida (Dante) Villa, Leticia (Manuel) Inocencio and Maribel (David) Nesting of Waimea; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 22

Benjamin “Benny” “Pops” Harris Doss Jr., 71, of Pahoa died June 7 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired baseball umpire, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and member of Orchid Isle Umpire Association. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Urn committal service with military funeral honors to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section I. Casual attire. Survived by siblings, Dave Doss, Desmond Doss, Linda Doss, Joann Willis and Patricia Petkosek; children, Barbara (Alan) Alvarez, Shirley Filoteo Roaque, Alvina Santos, Vicki Santos and Chential Santos; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 21

Maxine “Honey” Bernice Cazimero, 83, of North Kohala died June 23 at home. Born in North Kohala, she was a retired food waitress for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and retired certified nurse’s assistant for Kohala Home Healthcare. Celebration of life at a later date. Condolences to: Antone Cazimero Jr., P.O. Box 466, Kapaau, HI 96755. Survived by husband, Antone Cazimero Jr. of North Kohala; daughters, Uilani (Bill) Neves of North Kohala and Kimberly Cazimero of Honokaa; sisters, Margaret (Gary) Caravalho of Waikoloa and Sylvia (Charles) Hoffman of Rio Vista, Calif.; sister-in-law, Lillian Ching of Hawi; eight grandchildren, a hanai grandchild and 17 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 20

Kristin Kaena Elizabeth Abarca, 40, of Aspers, Penn., died June 15 at her family’s home. Born in Kapaau, she was a medical decoder and biller for Bridgeport Healthcare and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Visitation 9-11 a.m., Saturday (July 23) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by hanai son, Sivai Afoa of Pennsylvania; hanai daughters, Antonette Carvalho of Hawi and Amelia Afoa of Pennsylvania; mother, Keala (Ronnie) Brown of Aberdeen Md.; father, Jeffrey (Desiree) Medeiros of Hawi; sisters, Jackie (Frank) Johnson of Hilo, Crystalyn (Chris Usman) Rabang of Hawi, Ariel Afoa of Arizona, Sariah (Anthony) Scaffidi of Pennsylvania and Ivy (Elmer Romero) Medeiros of Marylane; maternal grandmother, Lillian Ching of Hawi; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 19

David William De Mattos, 62, of Laupahoehoe died July 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Puumaile and Hilo Memorial Hospital, he was a mechanic and truck driver for Island Princess Macadamia Nut Co., member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Laupahoehoe and loved hunting, building hotrods, drag racing and spending time with family and friends. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Face mask required. Burial at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Laupahoehoe Survived by wife, Patricia L. De Mattos of Laupahoehoe; daughters, Davelyn K. De Mattos of Laupahoehoe, Kristin De Mattos of Waikoloa and Courtney De Mattos of Hilo; stepdaughter, Kahealani K. Napeahi of Kona; sisters, Regina (Rodney) Jardine of Ookala, Caroline (Roy) Ishizu of Laupahoehoe and Joanne Noble of Pepeekeo; brother, Michael (Gayle) De Mattos of Hilo; sister-in law, Jeanne De Mattos of Hawaii; 11 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 18

Felicidad “Sising” Candia Crivello, 91, of Hilo died July 7 at home. Born in the Philippines, she was an executive secretary at Hilo International Airport and former member of Visayan Club. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Wednesday (July 20) at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Committal/burial services noon atHawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion. Survived by brother, Carlos Emmanuel Rey (Rosana) Candia of Philippines; sisters-in-law, Maria Azucena Candia of Hilo and Nuniela C. Candia of Philippines; grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 17

Rochelle “Shelly” Leinaala Antonio, 53, of Hilo, formerly of Kapaau, died June 7 at home. Born in Kapaau, she was a rental car return agent with Budget Rent A Car and member of Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 9-9:45 a.m. Saturday (July 23) at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Vance Mahoe of Hilo; sons, Shannon (Tisha Nguyen) Paea and Jameson (Jennifer) Antonio-Paea of Kona; daughters, Melanie (Roland) Javar and Mariah Antonio of Kona; parents, Roy Sr. and Nancy Antonio of Kapaau; brother, Roy A. (Melissa) Antonio Jr. of Kona; sister, Janice Antonio of Kohala; hanai sons, Ikaika (Ashley) Mahoe of Oahu, Haili (Jenna) Mahoe of Oregon and Kalani Chau of Kohala; hanai daughter, Tita (Steven) Mahoe of Hilo; grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 15

Raymond John Adrian Sr., 74, of Hilo died June 19 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a musician, retired truck driver for Yamada and Sons and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9–10 a.m. Friday, July 22, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial prayer service at 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes on Saturday, July 23. Aloha or casual attire. Survived by children, Raymond John Adrian Jr. of Hilo, Rayline (Ronnie) Petitt of Alexandria, Va., Robert Denis Adrian of Maui and Ryan Estabilio of Kona; sister, Pauline (Wally) Astrande of Keaau; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.