Carol Martha Davis, 86, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 13 at home. Born in Papaikou, she was a county housing inspector and elementary school teacher. Visitation 8:30-9:15 a.m. Monday (Sept. 25) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Survived by daughter, Jacqueline Dixon; sons, Anthony (Asako) Davis, Michael (Rebecca) Davis and John (Megan) Davis; hanai daughter, Christina (Ola) Davis; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Paula “Snooky” Lynn Allen (née Rose), 62, of Hilo died April 27 in Hilo. Born in Pasadena, Calif., she was a retired U.S. Navy loadmaster and Iolani Palace docent. Services held. No flowers. Memorial donations to Iolani Palace. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by father, Frank (Sharon) Rose; mother, Pamela Reyes; brothers, Paul Triantafilos and Joe (Mary) Rose; aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece and a grandniece. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Joseph Kefwas Mattos, 47, of Hilo died Aug. 14 in Honolulu. Born in Marshall Islands he was a cafeteria helper at Keaau High and Middle schools, member of the Waiakea Uka Association and baseball coach. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Survived by mother, Marion Mattos of Hilo; daughter, Azaria Jolie Mattos-Watkins of Hilo; brothers, Bradley Mattos, August Mattos and Patrick Mattos of Hilo, Richard (Marcelle) Mattos of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sister, Malia Loa-Mattos of Hilo; uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Wilhelmina Kealohapauole Oneha Hussey Barrett, 86, of Henderson, Nev., formerly of Pohoiki, died Aug. 29 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. Born in Honolulu, she was a PBX switchboard operator and homemaker. Funeral service 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at La Paloma Funeral Services in Las Vegas. Survived by children, Valerie, Mac, Lynn, Dorothy, Margaret and Lance; brother, Clarence (Violet) DeCaires Jr., sister, Irma (Phil) Ockerman; sister-in-law Darthy Phillips; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; three nieces, a nephew.
Lorene Gomes Delatorre, 90, of Kealakekua died July 5 in Kailua-Kona. Born in Hilo, she was a coffee farmer, caregiver, and homemaker. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Everett (Charlene) Brumaghim, Wayne Brumaghim, Clyde (Venafrancia) Brumaghim and Bruce (Sweetie) Brumaghim, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Gloria Leimomi Thompson, 58, of Hilo, died Aug. 15 at home. Born in Hilo, she was the owner of Local Kine Tax Service, and accountant and a registered nurse. Visitation to be held 10 – 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, with celebration of life at 11 a.m. and burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire, flowers and leis welcome. Survived by sons Darryl (Lyna) Delatorre and Kapono Thompson; daughters Dawn (Robin) Delatorre and Angelique (Michelle) Thompson; hanai daughter Davlyn Samson; mother Priscilla Thompson; brothers James, Neal, Alan and Stephen (Yvette) Thompson; sisters Joan (Len) Pagan, Ann Thompson and Lianne Kaetsu; 11 granchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Randy Waila‘ahia Ka-Ne, 65, of Mountain View, died Aug. 20 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was the Kumu Hula of Halau Kawaila‘ahia in Mountain View. Visitation to be held Sept. 17 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo from 10-11 a.m., with a commemoration ceremony to follow at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Survived by partner Kenneth Y. Nakashima of Mountain View; sister Noelani Padilla of Las Vegas; brothers Kiha Ka-Ne of Honolulu, Robbie Ka-Ne of Hilo and Joseph Ka-Ne of Waimanalo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and students. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rosita Avenue, 89, of Pahala, died Aug. 4. Born in Wailua, she was a retired Department of Education teacher. Services to be held Sept. 16 at the Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with visitation at 9 a.m. and service at 10 a.m. Survived by sons Clayton “Sonny” (Debi) Avenue, Mel (Kathleen) Avenue; daughters Teresita Akana and Nora Avenue; brother Frank (Christa) Baliling; sons-in-law Wayne Borden and Robert “Bobby” See; sister-in-law Roberta Gacutan; and 14 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Kimberly Angel, 52, of Keaau, died Aug. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a convenience store cashier on the Big Island of Hawaii. Celebration of life to be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Keaau Senior Center. Survived by husband Alton Angel; children Bradley (Jas) Tsugawa, Joshua (Janelle) Angel, Justin (Leona) Angel, Ashley Angel and Crystel (Shayne) Angel-Sarme; parents Calvin and Donna Tsugawa; grandchildren Stetson, Jaden, Tristan, Aubree, Kahoalii, Tracen, Nalani and Riley; sibling Jerome (Tash) Tsugawa; and in-laws Max and Theresa Cabulizan, and Maxine and Larry Cabral. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Nely Cabrera Fudolig, 75, of Honokaa, Waimea and Las Vegas, died Aug, 14 at St. Rose Hospital in Las Vegas. Born in Arrio Ugab, Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, she was a retired clerk at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, line worker at Hawaiian Holiday Mac Nut, cook at the former Kalani’s Drive Inn, bartender at the former Kamuela Steakhouse, Unite Here Local 5 representative and former member of the Saranay Club of Honokaa. All-night vigil starting 9 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 7) at 64-409 Leleaka Lp., Lakeland, Waimea. Visitation 8-9 a.m. Friday (Sept. 8) at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Mass at 9 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, 72-3245 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy., Kailua-Kona. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Carmelito Fudolig of Honokaa, Waimea and Las Vegas; sons, Nolito Fudolig of Waimea and Carlo (Meliss Sugata) Fudolig of Las Vegas; daughters, MariaAngela (Joel) Busque and Natalie (Jeffrey) Castillo of Las Vegas; brothers, Charlie Cabrera Sr. of Honokaa and Greg (Sonya) Cabrera of Florida; sister, Lydia (Francisco) Resurreccion of Florida; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alfred Buan Abinosa, 87, of Las Vegas, died Aug. 15 in Las Vegas. Born in Hilo, he owned a Kona lawn-care business, did office work, worked on Kwajalein for a Texas company, was a U.S. Army veteran and 1955 graduate of Pahoa High School. Graveside service 7 a.m. Hawaii time Friday (Sept. 8) at Providence City Cemetery in Providence, Utah. A Zoom link to service will appear Thursday (Sept. 7) at www.Allenmortuaries.com. No flowers. Memorial donations to the Fausto and Trinidad Abinosa Scholarship Endowment Fund at Utah State University, 1590 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-1590. Survived by brother, Lawrence (Bonnie) Abinosa of Sharpsville, Pa., and Mesa, AZ; sisters, Rose Marie (Brian) Ernstrom and Debra Lee (Vernon) Wagner of Logan, Utah; stepdaughters, Angie (Joe) Crable and Debbie (Ryan) Magallanes; stepgrandchildren and step great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and grandnieces, and nephews and grandnephews. Arrangements by Allen-Hall Mortuary, Logan, Utah.
Douglas Abran, 76, of Waimea, Kauai, formerly of Honokaa, died Aug. 8 at home. Born in Haina, he was a liliko tractor operator and factory mechanic for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., retired from the Kauai Lagoons Golf Course, was a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran with the 101st Airborne Division, earning Bronze Star and Army Commendation medals for heroism. Celebration of life visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Westside Christian Center Church in Kekaha, Kauai. Service at 11 a.m. Big Island celebration of life visitation with military honors 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Honokaa United Methodist Church. Service at 11 a.m. Survived by son, Dasan (Leimomi Wright) Abran of Hilo; daughter, Maelan (Bryant) Azevedo of Hilo; sisters, Frances Alpiche and Suzanne Tamashiro of Honokaa, Virginia Kaneao of Waikoloa, Shirley Kirkwood of Illinois, Dolores Sharp of Washington and Attie (Randal) Millare of Kona; brother, Ronald (Val) Abran of Kapulena; a grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
“Relax, you’re just going to die tonight.”
Michael Irwin Fontes, 81, of Volcano died July 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa, he was a retired heavy equipment operator at Hawaii Volcano National Park. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Survived by children, April Fontes of Arizona, Randall Fontes, Amber Fontes and Benjamin Fontes of Hawaii, Michael I. Fontes II of Nevada; sister, Edna Fontes; three grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Michele Kimiko Bugado, 55, of Hilo and Laupahoehoe died Aug. 2 at her Hilo home. Born in Honolulu, she was a teacher. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 1) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Kenneth Bugado Jr. of Laupahoehoe; sons, Kenneth L. Bugado and Michael Bugado of Hilo; mother, Bonnie Ohta of Volcano; father, John (Merlita) Compton of Kaneohe, Oahu; sister, Bonnie (Marlin) T. Jackson of Seattle; brother, Randy (Tamara) Compton of Honolulu; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Carolyn May Hansmann Burgess, 86, of Hilo died Aug. 17. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired registered nurse. No services at this time. No flowers. Memorial donations to Dementia Society of America at dementiasociety.org. Survived by sons, John (Jeffery) Hayworth of Portland, Ore., Joel (Amy) Hayworth of Auburn, Ala., Philip Hayworth of Dyersburg, Tenn; daughter, Julie (Tom) Wojszynski of Waimea; sisters, Marilyn (Riley) Harrison of Edmonds, Wash., and Jacquelyn (Adrien) Chang of Kileen, Texas; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Douglas Joseph “Jo Jo” Arruda Sr., 78, of Keaau died July 30 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired millwright and supervisor for the former Hawaii Electric Light Co., U.S. Air Force veteran and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial with military honors to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Survived by wife, Annette Arruda of Keaau; daughter, Roxanne (Delbert) Snedeker of Pahoa; son, Tyson L. Arruda of Keaau; sisters, Nadine (John) Medeiros of Mountain View and Rochelle (Mark Anderson) Waller-Arruda of Puna; sisters in-law, Emily Ascino of Kona, Margaret Arruda and Jo Ann Arruda of Hilo; brothers in-law, Ed Kansana of Hilo and Robert Reed of Puna; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.