Kym Katsutaro Fukushima, 59, of Holualoa died Jan. 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a counter agent for the former Aloha Airlines and a member of Kahaluu Kumiai. Private services held; no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brother, Ronan (Caroline Damo) Fukushima of Holualoa; sister, Emee (Randy) Sugi of Sparks, Nev.; an uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gloria Mercado Banister, 72, of Hilo died Jan. 9 at home. Born in the Philippines, she was a homemaker, attended The House Hilo and was a member of Senior Young at Heart Ministry. Visitation 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 1) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service 11:30 a.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by husband, William Banister Sr. of Hilo; sons, William Banister Jr. of Oahu and Wilbert Banister of Hilo; daughters, Jane (Rupert) Fox IV of North Carolina, Ruby-Julie (Paul) Eley of Virginia and Christy (Samuel) Bongo III of Oahu; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Audrie Mary Kaiulani Antonio, 77, of Hilo died Jan. 19 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Paukaa. Private services held. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by husband, Quirino Antonio Jr. of Hilo; sons, Davin (Perla) Antonio of Puna, Jason (Jaime) Antonio of Oahu and Kurt (Rona) Antonio of Hilo; brother, Alvin Kapahua of Oahu; seven grandchildren and two great granchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Robert Jody Rob Bobby Abraham, 58, of Waikoloa died Dec. 16 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in San Diego, a cook 1 at the Mauna Lani, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hapuna Prince and Keauhou Beach hotels, member of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142 and culinary arts graduate at Hawaii Community College. Memorial service 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Old Kona Airport Park large pavilion. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Josette Abraham of Waikoloa; son, Taylar Abraham of Waikoloa; sister, Melody (Jim) Summey of Kailua-Kona; aunts, uncles; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Maria Lucas Panag, 91, of Kapaau died Jan. 5 at home. Born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired nursery worker for Kohala Nursery and member of Kohala Senior Citizens and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Virgilio (Virginia) Raquiza of Hawi, Reynald (Martha) Raquiza of Waimea and Marcos (Remi) Raquiza of Kapaau; daughter, Marybel (Jaime) Macaspac of Kapaau; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rosita Rose Orio Benevides, 92, of Hilo died Jan. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired packer for Amano Fish Cake Factory and member of Pepeekeo Senior Citizens, American Legion Unit 3 and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Manuel (Carla) Benevides III of Volcano and Clayton (Kristie) Benevides of Hilo; daughter, Joycelyn (David) Prudencio of Hilo; sister, Patsy Lizardo of Las Vegas; sisters-in-law, Melody Orio of Papaaloa, Marie Benevides of Hilo and Fanny (Richard) Gouveia of Kona; 10 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
William Benjamin Cabus, 78, of Pahoa died Jan. 5 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaii Army National Guard sergeant who previously served in the Hawaii Air National Guard. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Estela N. Cabus of Pahoa; daughters, ChryleCQ Cabus and Georgianna (Steven) Chock of Kauai; sons, Carl Joseph (Cheri) Cabus of Kauai, Armando (Sandra) Espinoza of Arizona and Gilbert (Samantha) C. Nava of California; sister, Maggie Tremaine of Kauai; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lily Marina Asuncion, 73, of Hilo died Jan. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired caregiver. Visitation 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Mililani Memorial Park Makai Chapel in Waipio, Oahu. Wake service at 6:30 p.m. Graveside committal service and burial 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Rene Asuncion of Hilo; daughters, Shirl (Tracey) Veincent and Maelissa (Rodney) Kawaiaea of Hilo; son, Glenn (Misty) Asuncion of Kahului, Maui; brother, Florencio (Cresencia) Domingcil of Santa Maria, Calif.; sisters, Juana Antonio of Keaau, Maxima (Chris) Mendez of Nanakuli, Oahu, and Avelina (AJ) Ortiz of Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary and Mililani Memorial Park &Mortuary.
Filomena Soriano Acacio, 92, of Kapaau died Dec. 29 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker and member of Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Burial at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery. Survived by sons, Albert Acacio of Harbor City, Calif., and Romeo Acacio of North Las Vegas; sister, Savina Orencillo of Philippines; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Anna Marie Carlos, 64, of Pahoa, died Dec. 21 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Private services held. Survived by sons, Dennis J. Balgas Jr. of Honolulu and Sonny K. Balgas of Mountain View; daughters, Leilani (Hopili) Mulleitner of Pearl City, Oahu, and Patricia Aukai of Texas; brother, Jules Carlos of Ocean View; sister, Bernadette Addison of Mililani, Oahu; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Leona Lynne Balucan Basque, 57, of Kealakekua died Dec. 19 at her familys home. Born in Kealakekua, she was a dental assistant for Hawaii Family Dental, owner of Pure Kona Green Markets and travel agent with Gone Again Travel. Celebration of life 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at West Hawaii Community Health Center pavilion, 74-5214 Keanalehu Dr. in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Survived by husband, David Basque II of Kealakekua; son, Brian John (Kanoe) Balucan-Carvalho of Hilo; parents, John (Judy) Balucan of Kalaoa, Kona; brothers, Chucky (Angeline) Balucan of Hilo, Shane (Anne) Balucan of Kailua-Kona and Shannon (Pua) Balucan of Hilo; sisters, Jonelle (Desmond) Balucan of Kalaoa, Kona, and Shawn (Jamie) Kahoalii of Hilo; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Anthony Duke Aguinaldo, 70, of Hilo died Dec. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired school bus driver for Honomu Bus Service and Bragado Bus Service and member of Honomu Good Shephard Mission Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday (Jan. 17) at Honomu Good Shepherd Mission Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Private Urn Committal at a later date. Survived by son, Regan Okano of Hilo; brother, Lawrence (Lani) Aguinaldo of Hilo; sister-in-law, Dorothy Aguinaldo of Honomu; brother-in-law Ralph Uchima of Honomu; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gloria Lorraine Crabtree, 93, of Keaau died Dec. 4 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Watts, Los Angeles, she was a retired office clerk for McDonnell Douglas and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Hilo. Celebration of life 3 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 18) at Grace Baptist Church. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Lynn Jackson of Edmonds, Wash.; sisters, Sylvia Swartt and Marsha Perkins of Riverside, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kay Uno Kaneko, 87, of Holualoa died Oct. 8 at Hospice of Konas Nakamaru Hale. Born in Los Angeles, she was a retired home care registered nurse, founding member of Donkey Mill Art Center, member of Kona Outdoor Circle, Japanese American Citizens League, Kona Association for Family and Community Education, American Red Cross, UGSF Nursing Alumni Association, College Womens Association of Japan, Foreign Nurses Association in Japan, Hawaii Association for Family and Community Education, and past president of FCE, Medical Personnel Pool, Home Care Supervisor, Quick Kokua, Japanese American National Museum founding member and American Association of University Women GEM Program. Celebration 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 at Kona Imin Center in Holualoa. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Kris Kaneko of Holualoa; daughters, Julie Kaneko Hall of Ventura, Calif., and Patricia (Pete) Strahler of Castle Rock, Colo.; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Roy Tamotsu Kawasaki, 75, of Kent, Wash., formerly of Hilo, died Nov. 16 in Seattle. Born in Honolulu; he was an employee of Container Corporation of America/Jefferson Smurfit and Weyerhaeuser Co. U.S. Army veteran, member of Evergreen and Puget Sound Golf Clubs and Hilo High School Class of 1962 alum. Celebration of life held in Kent. Interment at a later date Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Karen Kawasaki of Kent; sons, Douglas Takeshi (Olivia Shone) Kawasaki of Mercer Island, Wash., and Russell Akira (Dr. Kristi Stanley) Kawasaki of Garden Grove, Calif.; brother, Karl Kawasaki of Pearl City, Oahu; sisters, Laraine (Randy) Sagon Kawasaki of Hilo and Marilyn Kawasaki of Seattle; two granddaughters; aunts and cousins.
Lavinia Alcain-Denison, 58, of Kealakekua died Dec. 12 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a volunteer at Kona Krafts. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 11) at St. Benedicts Catholic Church in Honaunau. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; loose flowers welcome. Survived by son, Ki-Aloha Denison of Kealakekua; stepdaughter, Keenann Denison of California; parents, Roger and Linda Alcain of Kealakekua; brother, Curtis Alcain of Kealakekua; sister, Natalie Alcain of Kealakekua; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alberto AJ Alcain Duterte, 40, of Captain Cook died Dec. 23 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a landscaper for Mauka Makai Landscaping Services, at Longs Drugs Keauhou and member of St. Johns Catholic Church. Visitation 7:30-9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at St. Johns Catholic Church in Kealakekua. Mass at 9 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Logan Santos-Duterte; mother, Norma Duterte of Captain Cook; sisters, Diana Duterte of Seattle and Angela (Duane) Nagata of Benicia, Calif.; aunts, uncles a niece, nephew and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Edward Costa, 92, of Kohala died Dec. 12 in Honokaa. Born in Kohala, he was a retired steward from the former Royal Waikoloan, Kohala macadamia nut and sugar worker and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Wake 6-8 p.m. Friday (Jan. 10) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the church. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial at Halawa Catholic Cemetery. Lunch to follow at Saint Damien Hall. Casual or aloha attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Sylvia Costa of Kohala; son, Edward (Brenda) Costa of Waimea; daughter, Angela (Keone) Emeliano of Kohala; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Albert Kahiwahiwaokalani Haa Sr., 89, of Hilo died Dec. 16 at University Hospital in San Antonio. Born in Kapoho, he was a retired administrator for Kulani Correctional Facility, worked at Oahu Community Correctional Center, Hilo Airport and KTA security, Hawaii Protective Association, was a paniolo at W.H. Shipman Ranch, equipment operator for Hawaiian Dredging, retired Hawaii Army National Guard platoon sergeant, Vietnam War Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and member of numerous bowling clubs Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 9) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by caregiver, Kamaile Moniz of Hilo; daughters, Melissa L. (Patrick) Moniz of San Antonio, Ida-Mae L. (Ted) Furukado and Willyann Quanan of Hilo, Dene (Eddy) Ganir of Oahu; sons, Albert K. (Bernice) Haa Jr. of Hilo and Chad K. Haa of Hilo; 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Shelby Esther Elizabeth Opuulani Hookahi, 28, of Kealakekua died Nov. 19 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was a coffee and fruit farmer. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Kahikolu Congregational Church on Napoopoo Road in Napoopoo. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by companion, Roger Kaleohano of Hookena; sons, Shancen Kaleohano and Stetson Kaleohano of Kealakekua; daughters, Shaileia Bannister and Shazzylyn Kaloehano of Kealakekua; parents, Arnold and Davolyn Bannister of Kealakekua; paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Bannister of Kealakekua; sister, Briana Pama of Kealakekua; brothers, Kolten (Ashley) Bannister and Travis (Kapua) Pama of Kealakekua; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.