Felice “John” Cammillo Dolfi, 85, of Pahoa died June 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Detroit, he was the owner and heavy equipment operator for Hauling Ass Trucking. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Survived by companion Heather Hedenschau of Pahoa; sons, Christopher Carroll and Taylor Dolfi-Hedenschau of Pahoa. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Windell “Ray” Berry, 82, of Kailua-Kona died July 2 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Silverton, Texas, he was a retired insurance agency owner, former commissioner and constable of Potter County in Amarillo, Texas, and U.S. Navy veteran. Private service held. No flowers. Memorial donations to Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity or Hospice of Kona. Survived by wife, Patricia Berry of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Dawn Roberts of Texas; sons, Robin Berry and Colyn Berry of Texas; brothers, Gene Berry, Keith Berry and Jimmy Berry of Texas; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Matthew Keliiholokai Gomes, 60, of Hilo died June 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he owned Mangotree Mechanic’s and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Private services. Survived by wife, Nancy Blanchard; stepsons, Isaac (Cristina) Blanchard and Joseph Blanchard; sisters, Elizabeth (Donald) Leopoldino, Marleen L. (Glen) Keanu, Victoria Naeole, Mabel (Bryan) Ho and Lynn (Drake) Miyasato; brothers, William (Jill) Ma-e, Henry (Jackie) Ma-e, John (Emily) Ma-e, Maliano (Sharon) Keliiholokai, John (Vanessa) Keliiholokai and Solomon (Mingtoy) Keliiholokai; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Margo Lorelei Victorine Branco, 77, of Hilo died June 7 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she and was a retired customer service representative for Matson Navigation Co., an operator for the former Hawaiian Telephone Co. and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation only 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 17, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Seating is limited. Masks and social distancing required. Private committal services at a later date. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by companion, Leo Crivello of Hilo; son, Stephen M. (Noe Farm) Branco of Hilo; daughter, Jennifer (Daryl) Nicholson of Canada; brother, Clyde (Valerie) Victorine of Hilo; sisters, Beverly Chow of Hilo and Marylou DeLuz of Mountain View; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lynda Dela Rosa, 76, of Kailua-Kona died June 24 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired housekeeper at the King Kamehameha Hotel, former Keauhou Beach Hotel and Royal Seacliff, and member of Ilocano Ancestry Club. All-night vigil starting 5 p.m. Friday, July 10, at her home at 74-5060 Kealapua St. in Kailua-Kona. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Kona Outdoor Circle. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire. Survived by son, Lyndon Dela Rosa of Kailua-Kona; brother, Benito (Ludina) Castillo of Waipahu, Oahu; sisters, Cris (Deo) Santiago of San Diego, Ninita (Rey) Labo of the Philippines and Milagros (Pedro) Tungpalan of Kailua-Kona; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
The state Department of Health reported seven new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the statewide total to 1,030.
Lito Macatbag Asuncion, 69, of Hilo died June 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired elderly affairs program planner for the counties of Kauai and Hawaii, former manager and co-owner of Prince Kuhio One Hour Photo in Hilo, co-founder, first president and advisor of Sariling Gawa Youth Council and former officer and member of several Filipino and professional organizations in Hawaii. He was the grandson of a 1930 Sakada (sugar plantation laborer) and son of a 1946 Sakada. Memorial service at a later date. Sentiments, memories and tributes to: firstname.lastname@example.org or M. Asuncion, P.O. Box 4216, Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by wife, Mildred Macugay Asuncion; son, Rico Macugay Asuncion; sisters, Guillerma Cabie of West Covina, Calif., and Gloria (Feliciano) Bautista of Diamond Bar, Calif.; brothers, Edward Lee (Fidela) Asuncion of Honolulu and Nestor (Chandell) Asuncion of Hilo; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Eufemia S. Cruz, 92, of Pahala died June 13 in Pahala. Born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she retired operating her Certified Nurse Aide Care Home and baked Filipino pastries commercially with her late husband, Felix Cruz, and was the last-living Filipino Sakada in Pahala, sailed on the SS Marine Falcon from Port Salomague, Philippines, to Hawaii in 1946 and was awarded and recognized by the Hawaii State Legislature and the Hawaii County Council on Dec. 20, 2015. She was also a member of Pahala Holy Rosary Church. Condolences to: Cruz Family, P.O. Box 546, Pahala, HI 96777. No public service because of the pandemic. Private family graveside service at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church Cemetery at a later date. Survived by daughter, Virginia Winston (Gary) of Oregon; sons, Eddie (Frances) Cruz of New Mexico, Danny (Karen) Cruz of California and Orlando Cruz of Pahala; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Anthony James Badon, 75, of Kawaihae died April 27 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. He was born in Pepeekeo. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Colleen Badon of Kawaihae; sons, Ronnie (Katie) Vesperas of Oahu, Tony (Marycel) Badon of Waikoloa, Dori Vesperas of Las Vegas and Chad (Ti) Badon of Waimea; daughters, Toni Ann (David) Souza of Oahu and Sara Badon of Honokaa; stepdaughters, Jennie K. Perreira of Kawaihae and Jeanise K. Miller of Waimea; sisters, Alvera Casequit of Pepeekeo, Claudette (Lary) Moreno of Hilo and Melanie Kagawa of Waimea; brothers, Guy (Sabrina) Badon and Wallace Badon of Orchidland Estates, Alan (Agnes) Kagawa of Kona; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.
Erdinio Namnama Bautista, 72, of Keaau died May 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a macadamia nut picker and a member of the New Hope Filipino Ministry. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, July 10, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Survived by wife, Felicitas Bautista of Keaau; daughters, Kharen (Alex) Alunday and Sharlyn (Jayson) Aguibay of Keaau; sons, Harris (Citadel) Bautista and Lesley (Anielyn) Bautista of Keaau; brothers, Severino (Lourdes) Bautista and Juanito (Josephine) Bautista of Honolulu, Silverio (Maria Salve) Bautista, Samuel (Pacita) Bautista, Irineo (Hilda) Bautista, Larry (Anna Grace) Bautista and Elmer (Margie) Bautista of Keaau; sister, Delia (Manuel) Prado of Keaau; seven grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Martha Bargas Abong, 91, of Pepeekeo died June 5 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Kalopa, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Honomu Branch. Private services held. Survived by sons, Raymond (La) Abong and Robert Abong of Pepeekeo; daughters, Pauline Abong (Dennis Jr.) McClees of Honolulu and Sylvia Abong (Franklin) Kakazu of Puhi, Kauai; brother, Alfonso Remolino of Agoura Hills, Calif.; sister-in-law, Josephine Lacuesta Abong of Pepeekeo; seven grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Anthony James Badon, 75, of Kawaihae died April 27 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. He was born in Pepeekeo. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Colleen Badon of Kawaihae; sons, Ronnie (Katie) Vesperas of Oahu, Tony (Marycel) Badon of Waikoloa, Dori Vesperas of Las Vegas and Chad (Ti) Badon of Waimea; daughters, Toni Ann (David) Souza of Oahu and Sara Badon of Waimea; stepdaughters, Jannie K. Perreira of Kawaihae and Jeanise K. Miller of Waimea; sisters, Alvera Casequit of Pepeekeo, Claudette (Lary) Moreno of Hilo and Melanie Kagawa of Waimea; brothers, Guy (Sabrina) Badon and Wallace Badon of Orchidland Estates, Alan (Agnes) Kagawa of Kona; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.
Josephine Castro Boteilho, 94, of Honokaa died June 21 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was retired owner of Boteilho Hawaii Enterprise. Private services. Survived by sons, Edward (Myra) Boteilho of Kohala, Gerald (Valerie) Boteilho of Waimea, Stanley (Camela) Boteilho of Kalopa, Franklin (Paula) Boteilho of Kona, Wayne (Iris) Boteilho of Paauilo and James (Darla) Boteilho of Hilo; daughter, Joanne (Manfred) Branco of Ahualoa; brother, Phillip Castro of Texas; sister, Rose (Eugene) Guido of California; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Stewart Phillip Barro, 64, of Waimea, formerly of Kenai, Alaska, died April 9 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Pahala, he was an oil-rig chef and U.S. Army veteran. Private services. Survived by father, Phillip Barro of Waimea; brother, Anthony “Masay” Barro of Naalehu; sisters, Debbie Gacayan of Las Vegas and Liane (Willy) Barro-Kilmede of Waimea; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mary Alba, 89, of Keaau died May 20 in Keaau. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Private services and inurnment at a later date at Oahu Cemetery. Survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Clyde Agres Sr., 77, of Hilo died June 8 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired welder for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and Jas. W. Glover, and a fisherman. Condolences to: 187 Hoohua St., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by sons, Clyde (Faith) Agres Jr., Irvin Agres and Nivan (Olga) Agres of Hilo; daughters, Nadine Agres, Darci Agres and Janelle Agres of Hilo; brothers, Anthony Martin of Oahu, John Chu Hing and Edward Pascua of Hilo; brother-in-law, George Lutz of Ohio; sisters-in-law, Gloria Agres of Honolulu and Gloria Kalamau of Hilo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Julie Ann Kong, 57, of Honolulu died April 30 at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was retired from Safeway. Private celebration of life at a later date, and she will be put to rest with her father, Albert Vierra, in Hilo. Condolences to: Kevin Kong, 1049 Wong Lane, Honolulu, HI 96817. Survived by husband, Kevin Kong of Honolulu; son, Brandon-Lee Kong of Honolulu; daughters, Cherie, Jocelyn (Ceasar) and Arrion Kong of Honolulu; mother, Josephine L. Vierra of Hilo; sisters, Alberta (Lito) and Kim (Ben) Menkel; brother, Cory (Joanne) Vierra of Hilo; two grandsons; aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.
Tsuneo Akiyama, 86, of Hilo died June 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Puunene, Maui, he was the retired owner of the former Men’s Shop, a U.S. Army veteran and member and past-president of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjinkai, 2/10 Golf Club and numerous other organizations. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Charlotte Akiyama of Hilo; sons, Keith (Raenelle) Akiyama and Kevin (Elma) Akiyama of Hilo; sisters, Patsy (Yasusaburo “Sab”) Takushi of Kahului, Maui, Claire (Harold “Pete”) Tonai of Pearl City, Oahu and Shigeko Akiyama of Kahului; five grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Leonora R. Baligad, 86, Pepeekeo died May 25 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Waipahu, Oahu, she was a retired clerk at Uncle Billy’s Gift Shop, former employee of Ming’s Jewelry and J.C. Penney, member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou, Pepeekeo Senior Club, Aunty Sally’s Seniors and Serenaders, Red Hat Society, Halau O Mailelaulani, Ukulele Mo’ Fun Band and volunteer for Hawaii Police Department, Hilo Downtown Association and was a Grandmother of the Year. Private services. Survived by daughters, Gloria (Richard) Barnett of Tulsa, Okla., Diana Pulgados and Alfreda (Alan Ah Nee) Baligad Rapoza of Hilo, Alicia Stevens of Ewa Beach, Oahu, and Angela (Sam) Baligad Kahikina of Pepeekeo; sisters, Philomena (Jo/Mary) Resurreccion Rabago of Hakalau and Florence (Paul) Garcia Brewer of Oak Harbor, Wash.; brother, Antonio (Rose) Baldogo of Wahiawa, Oahu; 17 grandchildren; great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.