Peter Devera Garlitos, 94, of Keaau died June 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, Philippines, he was a macadamia nut picker, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Monday, July 1, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcomed; burial at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 at 12 noon He is survived by wife, Maria Garlitos of Keaau; sons, Rodolfo (Maria Carmella) Garlitos, Manuel (Ester) Garlitos, Ruben (Wennie) Garlitos and Roberto (Marites) of Keaau; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Plez Michael Collins, 67, of Pahoa died June 14 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Bend, Ore., he was a self-employed carpenter. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes held at Milolii. Survived by wife, Joyce Collins of Puna; sons, Weston H. (Maha) Collins of Waimea and Plez O. Collins of Puna; daughter, Jessica (Steven) Hastey of Puna; mother, Edna Brown of Othello, Wash.; brothers, Kenneth Li Collins of Oregon and Larry Jo Collins of Arizona; sister, Suzi Cyr of Milolii; hanai sons, John Harman of Puna and Chad Allred of Kona; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and hanai family. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Brenda Lee Benoit, 70, of Pepeekeo died June 12 at home. Born in Los Angeles, she was a retired logger, volunteer firefighter in Klamath, Calif., and hunter. Services in California at a later date. Survived by aunt, Jane Benoit of Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Howard T. Ellis, 90, died June 9 in Hilo. Born in South Carolina, he was a physicist at National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Mauna Loa Observatory, a Korean War veteran who served in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy and graduated from the University of Georgia. Private family service. Survived by wife, Lena Yuen Ellis of Hilo; stepchildren, Lu Lynn de Silva of California, Dr. Alan (Sam) de Silva and Tim De Silva of Hilo; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Leanne Bryan, 68, of Mountain Ranch, Calif., formerly of Hilo, died May 23 in Mountain Ranch. Born in West Virginia, she was a social worker and park ranger. Memorial donations to Mountain Ranch Resource Center, P.O. Box 124, Mountain Ranch, CA 95246. Survived by wife, Carol Phelps; brothers, Harry (Jeab) Jackson Bryan III and Timothy O. Bryan; a niece and a nephew.
Evelyn Haleakala Kuahiwi Nani O Maui Chong-Martin, 82, of Ocean View died June 6 at home. Born in Waimea, she was a retired project outreach coordinator for Alu Like and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kau ward. Survived by husband, Merle Martin of Ocean View; daughters, Dawn Moana DeLeon of Kau and Laura Meilan Sharpe of Waimea; sons, Charles K. Sharpe of Kau, Gordon K. (Onaona Trask) Sharpe of Olaa and David K. Sharpe of Kau; sisters, Daisy Ikeuchi and Irene Kaneo of Honokaa, Winona Tanaka of Hilo and Roseline Ho of Papakolea, Oahu; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Stoney Dean Aiona Aka, 56, of Pahoa died May 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was an iron worker. Celebration of life 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Codys hale in Pahoa. Survived by daughters, Ashton Aiona Aka and Breeanna (Bronson) Aiona Aka Charkowski of Pahoa, Daysha Aiona Aka of Hilo; son, Cody (Tia Angel) Aiona Aka of Pahoa; mother, Gloria Grider of Pahoa; companion, Jennifer Haslett of Las Vegas; six grandchildren; brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Erwin Francis Chase Jr., 86, of Keaau died May 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Rockland, Maine, he was a retired state crash rescue firefighter and retired veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. Graveside urn committal services noon Wednesday (June 19) at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Pamela S. (Jerry K.) Bell of Hilo, Tamara A. (Raymond K.) Samuels of Lumberton, N.C., Katherina Pualani Rina (Ronald Dean, Jr.) Mendenhall of New Mexico, Kehaulani Mary Kalei of North Carolina and Barbarajean Leinaala BJ (Robert A.) Nesbitt of Hawaiian Acres; sons, Erwin F. (Kathleen) Chase III, William J. Chase of Hilo and Samuel (Joseph) Kalei of Oahu; sister, Helen Kirchoff of Michigan; brother, David (Kathy) Chase of Maine; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson; several nieces, nephews and numerous relatives. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Joey Kapono Asagra, 26, of Mountain View, died May 31. He was a cook and server. Service at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Lunch to follow. Green attire. Survived by partner, Chanice Levita of Honokaa; son, Broghan Levita-Asagra of Honokaa; parents, Cassandra and Jove Asagra of Nevada; brother, Jove (Daisy Akina) Asagra Jr. of Nevada; sister, Tasia (Robert Gutierrez) Asagra of Kailua-Kona; grandparents, Donna (Tom) Crosley of Mountain View and Stanley (Kathleen) Reyes of Honolulu; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Philander Phillip Aganus, 83, of Waimea died June 4 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Paauhau, he was a journeyman diesel and automotive mechanic for the former Paauhau/Hamakua Sugar Co., retired maintenance manager for Hawaii Affordable Properties, U.S. Army veteran, Honokaa High School and Elementary School class of 1954 alum, University of Hawaii at Manoa Rainbows student-athlete, member of numerous AJA and community baseball and softball teams, Big Island Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, past president of Honokaa Athletic Association and member of Annunciation Catholic Church. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Eulogy at 5:30 p.m. Mass at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Urn committal service and burial with military honors noon Thursday, June 20, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Survived by wife, Jane Aiona Aganus of Waimea; daughter, Allison Tamae (Dan Cook) Aganus of Waimea; son, Phil Gaben (Desiree) Aganus of Hilo; brother, Gary (Helen) Aganus of Papaaloa; sister, Charlene (Michael) Sohriakoff of Kailua-Kona; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Donald Fredericks, 71, of Keaau died June 2 at home. Born in Minnesota, he was a carpenter, woodworker, U.S. Army veteran and former member of Big Island Orchid Society. Graveside service noon Monday, June 17, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Janis Betts of Keaau; brother, Raymond (Cindy) Fredericks of San Tan Valley, Ariz.; sister, Ardyce Hart of Grand Forks, N.D. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Gary I. Bisnow, 78, of Kailua-Kona died June 3 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Minnesota, he was a retired financial controller for Evenflo Co. and sports fan. Private service; celebration of life at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to the American Parkinsons Disease Association or charity of your choice. Survived by son, Chris (Natalie) Bisnow of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Maureen (Leonard) Aldes of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Bonnie (Phil) Jungwirth of St. Paul, Minn; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Larry Don Dunagan, 64, of Paauilo died May 24 at The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Seminole, Okla., he was a master technician for Honest Ones in Portland, Ore., and U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. Private services held. Survived by wife, Lucy Dunagan of Paauilo; daughters, Sherry (Clamino) Dupaya of Paauilo, Jeannie (Roger) Lihs of Scappoose, Ore., and Christine (Stephen) Roberts of Paauilo; son, Larry Don Dunagan II of Norman, Okla.; brother, Andrew David Dunagan of Germany; sister, Wanda (Jeff) Wornick of Norman; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ralph Walter Frink, 90, of Hawaiian Paradise Park died May 18 at home. Born in Bremerton, Wash., he was retired from the Washington Department of Natural Resources and taught photography at Wailoa Center. No services. Survived by daughters, Janice Miller and Sandra Groves; son, David Frink; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lilia Peralta Cabalis, 74, of Pahoa died May 21 at Pali Momi Medical Center in Aiea, Oahu. Born in Pangasinan, Philippines, she was a retired lead sales associate at Pahoa 7-11, teaching assistant at Head Start Piihonua and homemaker. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Sunday, June 9, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Robin Cabalis Jr., Robby Cabalis, Randy Cabalis and Ricky Cabalis of Pahoa; daughters, Roxanne (Douglas Jr.) Soares and Raynell (Guy Lee) Cabalis of Pahoa, Lisa (Dennis Jr.) Delfin of Hilo, Laura (Michael Keaweehu) Cabalis of Kapolei, Oahu; brother, Mat Peralta Jr. of Florida; sisters-in-law, Lolita Peralta of San Diego, Bernie Calicdan, Sandra Taoy and Gwen Vial of Hilo; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Edwina Kimiko Kam, 69, of Kailua-Kona died May 25 at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker and member of Hope Chapel Kailua Kona. Celebration of Life 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at West Hawaii Community Health Recreation Center. Service 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow. No flowers. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Crayton Kam of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Anela (Gabriel Lama) Kam, of Kailua-Kona; sons, Kalani (Kathi Lynn) Kam of Kailua-Kona, Kalei (Aina Kiili) Kam of Arizona, Harlan Tamaye of Honolulu; brother, Earl Maeda of Honolulu; hanai children, Loke (Galen) Nii, Saku Kitahara and Craig Nakao of Kailua-Kona, Chad Kawewehi of Hilo, Joey Stewart of Washington; four grandchildren; and numerous friends, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Arnold Boyd Antonio, 58, of Papaikou died April 23, 2019 at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was employed at Sakoda Construction and Concept Construction. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 27-186 Kaapoko Homestead Rd., Papaikou. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Survived by sons, Randy Antonio and Ryley Antonio of Papaikou; sisters Rosanna (Thomas) Figueira of Papaikou, Faith Shin of Hilo and Colleen (Wally Kawakone) Antonio of Papaikou; hanai children Taylor Tomori and Keana Tomori of Hilo, Kirra Tomori of Happy Valley, Ore., Christian Shintani and Mitchel Shintani of Hilo; one grandson, nieces, and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.
Emma Takeko (Ramos) Atalig, 67, of Pahoa died May 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a dietary aide for Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center and cook for the former Vernas Drive Inn Keaau. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday (June 5) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Johnalla (Irving) Perry of Fort Riley, Kan.; brother, Leslie Ramos of Aiea, Oahu; sister, Patricia (Tony) Muna of Keaau; sister-in-law, Kay Ramos of Hilo; two grandsons; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Susan Conner, 74, of Kailua-Kona died May 6 in Kailua-Kona. Born in Middlesboro, Ken., she was a retired Kealakehe Intermediate School teacher. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by brother, David (Rosemary) Conner of Las Cruces, N.M.; a nephew, six nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Peter Braddah M. Rodrigues, 77, of Mountain View, formerly of Kalihi, Oahu, died April 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired tour bus driver for Polynesian Adventure Tours, self-employed mason, worked for Pacific Concrete, driver for TheBus in Honolulu, U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran, Farrington High School 1960 graduate, member of the FHS Governors swim team and New Hope-Volcano. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday (May 31) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Frances Rodrigues; sons, Darrell (Niki) Rodrigues and Shane Rodrigues; daughters, Desiree (Willo) Raymond, Georgie (Julz) Lee, Shannon (Jose) Liilii, Sheri (Joe) Raymond, Carolene Kawaakoa, Krystal Raymond and Kasey Rodrigues; sister, Sarah (Raymond) Baoy; brother, Austin (Walene) Oili; 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.