Obituaries for November 28

Prayse Kolonahe Prembrook Chung, 23, of Hilo died Aug. 4 at home. Born in Hilo, he was an electrician’s helper for Walter’s Electric Inc. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at New Hope-Hilo, 840 Kupulau, Rod. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Survived by father, Kaleonahe G. (Katie Kobayashi) Chung; mother, Leilokelani Billings; sisters, Heavyn Chung, Haart Chung and Khloe Chung-Castillo; brother, Shyn Chung; grandmother, Lucille V. Chung; grandfather, Kenneth Billings.

Obituaries for November 25

Kevin “Kanoa” Kanoa‘imipono Gladden, 22, of Kealia died Nov. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a roofer for Mauna Kea Roofing. Services at a later date. Survived by parents, Kekai (Jamie-Lyn Kamaka) Gladden of Kealia; sisters, Kaitlyn Gladden and Kaliyah Gladden of Kealia; hanai sister, Leina (DonRay Amor) Naihe of Ocean View; paternal grandfather, Larry (Marie) Gladden of Kalapana; paternal grandmother, Selma Gladden of Kealia; maternal grandparents, John and Madeline Naihe of Ocean View, Nelson and Deena Kahele of Captain Cook; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 23

Joan Koval Baldwin, 71, of Hilo died Nov. 16 at home. Born in Chicago, she was a retired corporate librarian for Weyerhaeuser, had also worked for Boeing, Pennzoil and others, had a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and master’s degree in library science from the University of Illinois and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. No services. Survived by husband, Gerald E. “Gerry” Baldwin of Hilo; sister, Ruth Koval of Chicago. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 24

Arnold Douglas Ackerman, 69, of Kealakekua died Nov. 13 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a television producer, cattle rancher, member of Kona Mauka Rotary, Food Bank, Kai O Pua Canoe Club and Kona Hospital Foundation. Celebration of life 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Kona Historical Society in Kealakekua. Survived by wife, Noel Black Ackerman of Kealakekua; daughter, Cobey Ackerman of Kealakekua; sister, Stephanie Ackerman of Kealakekua; a grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 22

Jose Martiniano Barajas, 57, of Pahoa died Oct. 28 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a fence installer, mechanic, woodworker and animal caretaker. Private services held. Survived by wife, Michelle Jean Barajas of Pahoa; sons, Tré Alconcel of Hilo and Tyson (Kevin) Alconcel of Arizona; stepson, Troy (Pua) Napoleon Jr. of Hilo; daughters, U‘ilani Barajas of Pahoa and Kanani Barajas of Washington; father, Joe (Idalina) Barajas of Wyoming; mother, Genevieve Avilla of Kona; brother, Angelo Barajas of Wyoming; sisters, Amanda Barajas, Sissy (Bo) Waite and Tara Dean Perreira of Kona, Ruselle (Anthony) Galante of Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 21

Darrell Bert Ka-Yee Wong Chong, 67, of Hilo, formerly of Naalehu, died Oct. 23 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Pahala, he was a cashier for the former Pick and Pay Market in Naalehu and waiter at Volcano House and Kilauea Military Camp. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 27) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Limited seating; face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by brother, Norman (Eleanor) Wong Chong of Hilo; sisters, Linda (Greg) Sanchez, Audrey (Douglas) Motonaga and Rachel (Daniel) Kurahashi of Oahu, Rhoda (Jim) Tinker of South Carolina; sister-in-law, Genevieve Wong Chong of Hilo; caregiver, Jasmine Wong Chong of Hilo; companion, Raymond M. Ignacio of Mountain View; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 19

Dianne Bathurst, 80, of Hawaii Island died Oct. 30. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Obituaries for November 18

Wanda Pla Dupont, 69, of Hilo died Oct. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born on Oahu, she was a waitress at the former Hawaii Naniloa Resort, Restaurant Osaka, Hukilau Restaurant and Sun Sun Lau Restaurant. Celebration of life noon Saturday, Dec. 11, at her home, 40 Hokupaa St.. Survived by husband, Howard Kaleo “Bozo” Dupont of Hilo; son, Kenward C. (Jerry Hoffled) Dupont of Hilo; daughter, Yolanda (Christopher J. Kaukini) Dupont of Hilo; sister in law, Joann Pla of Honolulu; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 17

Patricia Beatrice Mathews Bueb, 97, of Volcano, died Nov. 14 at home. Born in San Jose, Calif., she was an artist. No services. Survived by son, Daniel (Stephanie) Mathews; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 16

Emma-Jay Anela Frias, 70, of Hilo, formerly of Kahaluu, Oahu, died Nov. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kailua, Oahu, she was a retired community program director. Services at a later date on Oahu. Survived by daughters, Natalie (Leonard) Calvo of Maite, Guam, and Nikki Frias of Kahaluu; sons, Thomas (Joalena) Frias of Kahaluu and Andrew (Chanel) Frias of Hakalau; 13 granchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 15

Kevin Furuli, 57, of Hilo died Oct. 15 at home. Born in Shakopee, Minn., he was owner-operator of Kevin Furuli Diesel Mechanic, formerly employed as a diesel mechanic at local commercial quarry operations and trucking companies, volunteer youth baseball coach for New Hope Angels, youth girl’s softball coach for Hilo Comets, member of New Hope Hilo Church and Hale Pule Ke Aloha Hou and served in the ‘Imi Ola Cancer Support Ministry. Celebration of life walk-through Saturday, Dec. 4 at New Hope Hilo, at 840 Kupulau Rd. Public visitation 10-11:30 a.m. Private service to follow. Face masks and socialdistancing required. Livestream at: https://boxcast.tv/view/celebration-of-life—kevin-furuli-e6u9s20zdwd3vo1jkkls. Survived by wife, Andrea Furuli of Hilo; daughter, Phoebe Furuli of Hilo; sons, Ian Furuli and Jonah Furuli of Hilo; sisters, Paula Thompson (David) of Montrose, Minn., Cindy Furuli of Honolulu, Jennifer Doyle (Sean) of Bothell, Wash., and Hali (Bill) Costello of St. Louis Park, Minn.; brother, Wayne Furuli, of St. Louis Park, Minn.; stepmother, Marlene Furuli of St. Louis Park, Minn.; in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 14

Casimero “Ray” Bose Baruela, 96, of Hilo died Sept. 17 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in San Juan, Abra, Philippines, he retired from the former Hamakua Sugar Co., was the owner of Ray’s Diner and attended Haili Congregational Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Seating limited; masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Lourdes Bufil Baruela of Hilo; sons, Richard “Tiny” Baruela of Hilo and Bricen (Terri) Baruela of Hawaiian Paradise Park; daughters, Charlene (Freddy) Fiesta of Pepeekeo, Lorna Bufil of Hilo and Ida (Glenn) De Ponte of Hawaiian Paradise Park; brother-in-law, Pilagio “Blu” Bufil of Hilo; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 12

Nancy McMillan, 82, of Keaau died Nov. 3 at home. Born in Seattle, she was also a pastel chalk and sketch artist, lover of nature and all living things, especially horses, and witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor from Halawa Heights in Aiea, Oahu, while her father was stationed there. Survived by, sister, Janice Needham of Alaska; children, James (Kristine) McMillan-Chau of Oahu, Mary Laser of California, Anne (Amir) Guy of Colorado, Brian (Rhodora) McMillan of Guam and Benjamin (Sherie) McMillan of Hawaii island; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 11

Joseph Alter, 49, of Ocean View died Oct. 29. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Obituaries for November 7

Byron “Joey” Joseph Ah Hee, Jr. 35, of Hilo, died on Sept. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a state aircraft rescue fire fighter mechanic at Hilo International Airport, heavy equipment operator and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Drive-thru visitation 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 13) at Dodo Mortuary upper carport. Casual attire; masks and social distancing required. Survived by parents, Yvette and John Ikawa, and Byron Ah Hee Sr.; sister, Jewel (Josh Kotomori) Ikawa-Kotomori; hanai daughter, Jayzel Sayuri Ikawa; grandmothers, Jewel Andrade and Jean Arizumi; companion, Nikka Takane; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 5

Nathan Denis Astrande, 44, of Keaau died Oct. 13 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo and raised in Keaau, he was a driver for Hawaii Food Alliance. Services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Shanaya Astrande-Pacheco (Mitchell Souza) and Shaiann Astrande of Keaau; mother of daughters, Shaydee Pacheco of Pepeekeo, mother, Pauline Astrande of Keaau, father, Warlito Astrande of Keaau; partner, Hokulani Wela of Keaau; a granddaughter, a nephew, an uncle, aunts and cousins.

Obituaries for November 4

Nathan Denis Astrande, 44, of Keaau died at Oct. 13 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo and raised in Keaau, he was a driver for Hawaii Food Alliance. Services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Shanaya Astrande-Pacheco (Mitchell Souza) and Shaiann Astrande of Keaau; mother of daughters, Shaydee Pacheco of Pepeekeo, mother, Pauline Astrande of Keaau, father, Warlito Astrande of Keaau; partner, Hokulani Wela of Keaau; a granddaughter, a nephew, an uncle, aunts and cousins.

Obituaries for November 3

Deborah “Debbie” Kay Fields, 65, of Keaau died Oct. 20 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Tacoma, Wash., she was a former food demonstrator supervisor, member and pianist of Heritage Christian Fellowship and pianist for Family Christian Center and Living Faith Fellowship. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 6) at Heritage Christian Fellowship in Hilo. Service livestreamed at 10 a.m. Survived by daughters, Kristen (Mario) Hernandez, Karlan (Kamalani) Osorio, Amy (Kaholo) Troy and Pearl (Jeremy) Flores; son, Dustin (Daphnee) Fields; sisters, Kimberly Wehrsig and Tina Arquinez; brother, Shawn Kalles; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 2

William Douglas Moniz, 93, of Hilo died Oct. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Wainaku, he was a retired warehouse supervisor for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and Hawaii Army National Guard medic. Private services held. Survived by wife, Genevieve P. Moniz of Hilo; sons, Dr. Jason (Jeri) Moniz of Paauilo and Terence Moniz of Volcano; daughter, Dr. Jadelyn (Greig) Nakamura of Hilo; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 1

Norma Jane Guerpo Burnham, 67, of San Antonio, died at home. She was born in Honokaa. Services to be held at a later date. Survived by husband Wayne Burnham of San Antonio; children Dustin (Nicole) Guerpo-Chun of Japan, Sara (Bryce) Uyehara of Texas and Chaz (Ruby) Burnham of Texas; stepchildren Tabby Souza of Texas and Wayne (Virginia) Burnham III of Kan.; sisters Sandy (Ronald) Jyo of Kamuela and Jessica (Jimmy) Keala of Ariz.; stepbrothers Jeffrey (Roxy) Guerpo of Honolulu, Clinton (Jessica) Guerpo of Honolulu and Felix (Danette) Guerpo of Waikoloa; stepsisters Rhonda Guerpo of Puna and Cy Cabreros of Honokaa; brothers-in-law Richard (Carolyn) Burnham and Chris Burnham, both of Calif.; sisters-in-law Merlynn Klumann and Lenore (David) Ward, both of Calif.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.