Obituaries for September 18

Masaya Kuwahara, 99, of Hilo died Aug. 18 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Papaikou, she retired from the former S.H. Kress Store. Private services. No flowers. Survived by daughters, Lynn (Thomas) McCarthy and Claire (Craig) Shigeoka; stepdaughter, Aline Younge; sister, Mildred Takahashi; brother, George Ashida; sister-in-law, Arlene Ashida; two grandchildren, one stepgrandchild and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 17

Liselotte Kamahele Castaneda, 56, of Honokaa died Sept. 1 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Germany, she was a security officer. No services. Survived by husband, Larry Castaneda of Honokaa; parents, Bernard Labasan and Patsy Sabarre of Kealakekua; brothers, Michael (Maddie) DeJesus of Kailua-Kona, John (Kalele Napoleon) of Oahu and Mark DeJesus of Volcano; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 16

Alvin “Al” Paul Cabral, 73, of Hilo died Sept. 8 at home. Born in Olaa, he retired from Hawaii National Guard, Day-Lum Rentals and Management and Hawaii Electric Light Co. as an electrical inspector. He was a director of the Panaewa Stampede Rodeo, president of Hawaii Horse Owners and member of Ka‘u Roping and Riding Club and St. Joseph School Class of 1965 Breakfast Club. He was grand marshal and pa‘u marshal of the Merrie Monarch Parade. Services at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, at the Panaewa Stampede Rodeo. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hawaii Horse Owners and Friends of Panaewa Zoo. Survived by wife, Nancy Cabral of Hilo; sons, Todd (Randi) Cabral of Kapolei, Oahu, Jeff (Lacey) Cabral of Hilo, J.C. (Whitney) Cabral of Grass Valley, Ore., and Cody Cabral of San Tan Valley, Ariz.; sister, Joyce (Dennis) Wong of Mountain View; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 15

Lefty Hiroshi Kawazoe, 95, of Hilo, a resident of Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, died Aug. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahoa, he was a retired manager from the former Amfac Lihue Plantation and Puna Sugar Co., U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission, Taishoji Soto Mission, Kyu Pahoa Kumiai, Pahoa Nikkei Jin Kai and Pahoa, Keaau Senior Retirees and Club 36 golf clubs. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Kay Kawazoe of Hilo; sons, Brian (Ann Vasconcellos) Kawazoe of Hilo, Neal (Ruth) Kawazoe of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and Miles (Naomi) Kawazoe of Hilo; sister, Satsuyo Taira of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Jane Kawazoe of Hilo and Jane (Vic) Kawasaki of Fremont, Calif.; brothers-in-law, Stanley (Charlotte) Iwata of Las Vegas, Raymond (Jean) Iwata of Pahoa and Ronald (Karen) Iwata of Hilo; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 13

Kathryn Margaret Dedman, 74, of Kurtistown died Sept. 1 at home. Born in Olympia, Wash., she was co-owner of The Butterfly Inn in Kurtistown and a social worker. Private services held. Survived by partner, Patti Wahl of Kurtistown; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 10

Esther Rosanne Gorman, 69, of Waikoloa died Sept. 5 in Waimea. Born in Los Angeles, she was a homemaker. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by husband, Bruce; son, Bob (Elizabeth) Gorman of Newbury Park, Calif.; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 9

Dane “DK” Kawika Kajiyama, 36, of Pahoa died Aug. 24. He was a fisherman and member of NSPYR softball team and Pu‘uhonua O Puna hub crew. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by father, Daryl Kajiyama, and mother, Pearllani Kajiyama of Pahoa; sisters, Tammy (Inoke) Taufa of California and LeAnn Kajiyama (Keary Shaw) of Keaau; godsister, Keala (Jason) Rowland of Pahoa; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for September 6

Melvin K. Ah Lo, 75, of Hilo died Aug. 11 at his residence. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaiian Airlines cargo agent and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service 6 p.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Military honors 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 pavilion, followed by private burial. Survived by companion, Joyce Madamba of Hilo; four children, Melvin Troy (Kanoe) Ah Lo of Waimea, Melissa (Jeremy) Ujano and Nadine Camacho of Hilo, Alissa Iida of Las Vegas; three siblings, Kenneth Ah Lo, Ethel Ah Lo and Pat Ah Lo of Hilo; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 4

Jacqueline Leslie Becker, 64, of Honokaa died Aug. 25 at home. Born in Kenya, she was an equine therapist and owner of International Pony Rubs. No services. Survived by, husband, Thomas Peterson of Honokaa; father, Brian Clay of Australia; brother, Trevor Clay of Australia. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 3

John James Fuellas, 90, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 26 at his residence. Born in North Kohala, he was a retired park guide at Lapakahi State Historical Park, tractor operator for Kohala Sugar Co. and member of the Kohala Senior Citizens Club, Kohala Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, St. Michael’s and Sacred Heart Catholic churches. Services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Myrna (Robin) Amarino of Holualoa and Janis (Kerry) Kanetani of Kurtistown; brother, Ben (Helen) Fuellas of Honolulu; sister, Shirley Uchima of Hilo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 2

Lily Shigemi Iguchi, 91, of Kealakekua died Aug. 15 at a private care home. Born in Kainaliu, she was a bookkeeper at the Kona Hukilau and Kona Seaside hotels. No services. Survived by daughters, Jenny (Dain) Ushiroda and Patti (Mark) Aoki of Kealakekua; brother, Francis (Grace) Iwamoto of Kailua-Kona; sister, Mabel Tam of Virginia; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 1

Marc Hadzor Bartlett, 71, of Kurtistown died June 30 in Hilo. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran, employed at Inter-Island Resorts, worked for two veterinarians and was a self-employed roofer and landscaper. Services at a later date. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by sister, Claudia “Polly” Bartlett of Kauai; two half-sisters, JoAnn (Joe) Hyde of Green Valley, Ariz., and Christine (Bob) Bittner of Albuquerque, N.M.; nieces, nephews and great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Obituaries for August 30

Carrie Ann Dayanan, 50, of Keaau died Aug. 23 at home. Born in Honolulu, she worked for Full Life Care as a direct support worker. Private services held by family. Online condolences may be made at ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by husband, Gregorio Dayanan Jr. of Keaau; parents, Jay and Rosaline Rodrigues of Honolulu; sons, Keliimaikai Hauanio of Puna, Kekoa Hauanio of Keaau, Kaimaiu Hauanio of Pennsylvania; daughter, Kehaulani (James “Koji” Lominario) Hauanio of Mountain View; step-daughter Kerstin Paquin of Keaau; brother, Jay Rodrigues Jr. of Honolulu; sisters, Tracy (Greg “Keoni” Valencia) Rodrigues and Jamie Rodrigues of Honolulu; four grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 28

Mary Amolato, 82, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 25 in Kailua-Kona. Born in Ookala, she was a cook for Sandy’s Drive Inn and baker for Standard Bakery. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, James Avanilla and Jaime (Kaliko) Fernandez of Kailua-Kona, Kapono (Wana) Benson of Captain Cook, Kalani Kapela of Hilo, Kenneth Rivera of Kona; daughters, Jeanette (Michael) Thomas of Washington and Tanya (John) Mattson of Mililani, Oahu; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 27

Jeannine Kaleonahenaheonalani Palakiko Crisafi, 54, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 14 at Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. Services at a later date. Condolences to: Deborah Cortes, P.O. Box 1532, Honolulu, HI 96806. Survived by children, Ivan Basque, Joshua (Leizel) Palakiko-Basque, Jourdan (Andrew) Jossy, Jonah Palakiko and Isabella Palakiko of Kailua-Kona; mother, Napuaokalani Palakiko of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Deborah (Joe Guanio) Cortes of Honolulu and Patricia (Brad) Sopkin of Kailua Kona; three granddaughters; two nephews and a grandniece. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for August 26

Arlene Jane Bice, 85, of Kurtistown died Aug. 13 in Keaau. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she was retired from Bank of Hawaii and a member of Puna Covenant Church. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by daughters, Diane Akamine of Las Vegas and Wendy (Edward) Sugai of Kurtistown; stepdaughters, Anita Bice of Ainaloa, Marleen Cole of Bascom, Fla., and Karen Beeler of Malone, Fla.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 25

Mary Ann Arquero, 90, of Kailua-Kona, died Aug. 20 at home. Born in Chicago, she was a homemaker, former photo processor, grocery store cashier and quality control inspector. No services at this time. No flowers; memorial donations to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Survived by daughter, Suzanne (Bill) King of Kailua-Kona; brother, James (Sally) Valete of Illinois; granddaughter and a great-granddaughter. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for August 21

Clarence Ako Sr., 78, of Kapaau died Aug. 10 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired engineering department maintenance worker for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, cane truck driver for the former Kohala Sugar Co. and formerly employed by Volcanite in Kona. Memorial service at a later date. Survived by wife, Patricia Ako of Kapaau; son, Clarence (Leigh Ann) Ako Jr. of Mililani, Oahu; daughters, Korina Malia (Eugenio) Dela Cruz of Kapaau and Roen (Felicia) Ako of Seattle; half-brothers, Patrick Camvel of Honolulu, Richard Camvel of Pennsylvania and Calvin (Aleshia) Camvel of Oregon; half-sisters, Leatrice (David) Pili of Kaneohe, Oahu, Charlene (Patrick) Porter of California and Maxine (Leon) Ryines of San Diego; seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 20

Darren Reuben Alivado, 52, of Keaau died Aug. 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a roofer for Kohala Roofing, diver and hunter. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by father, Harry (Josephine) Cabilis of Hilo; sister, Christine Cavillis of Hilo; brother, Derek Cavillis of Kona; stepbrothers, Grayson Mira and Bryan Mira of Hilo; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for August 19

Raymond Kama Bumatay, 80, of Hilo died July 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa and raised in Kalapana, he was a retired public school teacher for at-risk students, a Waikiki beach boy, founder and coach of Paddlers of Laka, former canoe paddling coach at Kamehameha High School and kahuna kalai wa‘a. Private services with a celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Janice Bumatay of Hilo; sons, Douglas (Aldina) Bumatay and Alexander “Alika” (Alice Ching) Bumatay of Hilo; daughter, Lorelei “Pua” (Shane) Kalaniopio of Hilo; brothers, William Hopeau of Hilo, Wayne Awai of Waikoloa, Charleston Awai and Collins Awai of Portland, Ore.; sister, Jennie Silva of Hilo; four grandsons and a granddaughter; nieces and nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.