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Obituaries for December 8

Shirley Ruth Coney, 89, of Pahoa died Nov. 24 at home. Born in Taft, Calif., she was a retired laboratory technologist and former member of the Kaneohe Yacht Club & Deck Hands on Oahu. Private services held. Survived by son, William Ha‘alelea Coney of Waimea, John Patrick (Janet) Coney of Volcano; daughters, Katherine “Kitty” Lee Coney and Jill Marie Coney of Pahoa, Shirley Kaikilani Burrows of Sacramento, Calif.; sister, Katherine “Kitty” Molony of Santa Barbara, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for December 7

Margaret Dagmara Danielewski, 67, of Keaau died Nov. 21 at home. Born in Poland, she was a medical foster home owner. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 12) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Survived by husband, Janusz Danielewski of Keaau; daughter, Karolina (Naveen) Siriah of Hilo; sisters, Barbara (Andrzej) Przezdziecka and Alexandra Taczalska of Chicago; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for December 6

John Carl Haywood, 88, of Waimea died Nov. 19. Born in Berlin, he was a building contractor and carpenter. Private services. Survived by wife, Heidi Haywood of Waimea; sister, Rita (Ed) Jolley of Canada; stepson, Jerome Birht of Hookena; stepdaughter, Corinna (Darin) Debina of Kailua-Kona; three stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for December 4

Rosemary Coughlin, 87, of Keaau died Nov. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in California. Her ashes will be interred in January at Riverside National Cemetery in California. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sons, Robert William Coughlin II, James Patrick Coughlin II, Joseph Wayne Coughlin and Jay Hutchinson Coughlin; daughters, Tina Mary Orr, Tonya Marie Miller and Tamara Marcella Collins; brother, Michael Ronald Scott; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for December 2

Rosita “Aunty Rosie” “Sweetheart” Andaya Bufil, 80, of Hilo died Nov. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, she was a retired asset protection host/greeter for Hilo Walmart and secretary at Alu Like of Hilo. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 8) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Leis and flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Pilagio “Blu” Bufil of Hilo; daughters, Davelyn “Dave” Bufil of Hilo, Abigail “Abby” Bufil of California, Patricia “Patti” (Eric) Bufil-Dehmer of Hilo and Francine “Fran” (Randy) Bufil-Uy of California; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for December 1

Denton “Dentz” Edmund Lee Freitas, 45, of Pahoa died Nov. 24 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by son, Devin (Leahi Balai) Freita-Gonsalves of Hilo; daughter, Jaylea Freitas-Pavao of Hilo; father, Derek Pagan of Mountain View; brother, Dominic Freitas of Mountain View; sister, Darilynn (Hiilei) Ah Loy of Honolulu; maternal grandmother, Joan Flores of Pahoa; companion, Michelle Soares of Pahoa; daughter’s mother, Sharina Pavao of Hilo; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for November 30

Richard-James “Chubba Bubba” “R.J.” Silva, 13 of Pahoa died Oct. 31 2018 at Home. Born in Hilo. He was an autistic, homebound 8th grader. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 5 p.m. No flowers. Those unable to attend are asked to send condolences to P.O. Box 6362, Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by parents, Liana N.G. Nakila of Hawaiian Beaches and Thomas G. Silva of Hilo; brother, Makamae Nahale of Hawaiian Beaches; sisters, Trinity Silva of Hawaiian Beaches, Kahea Nakila of California and Shalezar Nakila of Hilo; maternal grandparents, George and Mary Costa of Kailua, Oahu; maternal grandmother, Paulie-Ann Nakila of Hilo; paternal grandmother, Margaret Vaca (Silva) of Aiea; aunts, uncles, cousins and a niece. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 29

Ethel Chiharu Aoki, 90, of Captain Cook died Nov. 24 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pepeekeo, she was a registered nurse and member of Akitsu Gumi, Kona Hongwanji Kyodan and Buddhist Women’s Association, Kona Hongwanji Jiho, Kona Hongwanji Danna Program, Hawaii Government Employee Association and Kumamoto Kenjin Kai. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Sunday (Dec. 2) at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Kealakekua. Memorial service at noon. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Bart (Martin Low) Aoki of San Francisco; daughter, Geri Ann (Glenn) Aoki-Davidson of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Seiya Hasegawa of Oahu and Kikuo (Marilyn) Hasegawa of Hilo; sister, Akime Hiwatashi of Maui; two granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 27

Emiko Akana, 88, of Keaau died Nov. 5 at home. Born in Kaueleau, Puna, she was a retired cashier for the former Food Fair Supermarket. Private services held. Survived by son, Francis Akana of Hilo; brother, Hiroshi (Carol) Morioka of Hilo; sister, Tomoe Hara of Keaau; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 25

Gabriel “Joker” “Gabe” Kalani Ah Yo Jr., 63, of Hilo died Nov. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a laborer, mechanic, entertainer and member of Hilo Jaycees. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday (Nov. 30) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service at 6 p.m. Celebration of life and potluck noon-6 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 1) at Hawaiian Village in Keaukaha. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Louisa “Momi” Lau of Hilo; son, Gabriel (Dionne) Lau of Hilo; daughter, Stacy Ah Yo of Hilo; brothers, Wilson Ah Yo and Gordon Ah Yo of Hilo; sisters, Teresa (Mary) Ah Yo of Hilo and Margaret Ah Yo of Florida; two grandsons, Aukai and Akoni; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.