Obituaries for May 2
John “Skip” Dasher, 77, died April 16 in Holualoa. Born in Torrance, Calif., he was a fisherman and fishing vessel crew member, engineering department worker for the former Sheraton Waikoloa resort, guard for RMT Security, keyboard player in numerous bands and fast-pitch softball league player. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Barbara; stepdaughter, Alexia Howard; a grandson; nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Obituaries for May 1
Elwyn Kaleo’okalani Keomaka II, 41, of Keaau, died March 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a self-employed licensed architectural engineer and IT consultant. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Arisa Koizumi of Keaau; father, Elwyn (Roxanne) Keomaka of Keaau; father-in-law, Kazutoshi Koizumi of Kanagawa, Japan; sisters, Brianna (Lance) Aquino and Sierra Rose of Las Vegas; stepbrothers, Kaleo Hui of Los Angeles and Oussama Hui of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 30
Edmund Keola “Poncho” “Boy” Daog Sr., 55, of Hilo died May 4 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a heavy equipment operator for Nan Inc., Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. and M. Sonomura Contracting Co. Inc., fisherman, hunter, baseball player and a member of Opihikao Congregational Church, Operating Engineers Local 3 District 17 and Hilo Trollers Association. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday (May 5) at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Erin Lee Daog of Hilo; sons, Edmund Daog Jr., Edward Daog, Ikaika (Latoya) Kaili and Chawn (Calista) Kaili of Hilo; daughter, Cheylan (Avelino) Kaili-Lee of Utah; brothers, Rudolph “Rudy” Daog and Chris Daog of Hilo, Lawrence (Jennifer) Daog of Texas, Matthew (Valerie) Daog of Oahu; sisters, Sharon (Jovany) Pacheco of Kona, Darlene (Daniel) Gangano of Mountain View and Patricia Carter of Connecticut; hanai mother, Violet Makuakane of Hilo; hanai sisters, Helene (Henry) Hayselden Jr. of Hilo and Joni Mae Makuakane-Jarrell of Volcano; hanai brother, Kenneth (Tasha) Makuakane of Oahu; brothers-in-law, Shayne Henry and Gabriel Oshiro of Hilo; 14 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Big Island obituaries for April 27
Estelita Estrella Baligad, 84, of Hilo died April 20 in Hilo. Born in Manila, Philippines, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday (May 3) at St. Joseph Catholic Church.Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Survived by grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 26
Nathan “Fredo” Albo, 71, of Hilo died March 29 at Life Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. Private services held. Survived by wife, Valerie Albo; sons, Jeffrey (Vanessa) Delatorre and Jimmy Carmichael; daughter, Pauline Carmichael; brothers, Vincente (Margaret) Navor, Carlos (Bernadette) Navor, Roberto Navor, and Rudolpho (Terry) Navor; sisters, Roslinda (Jerry) Pavao and Mary Navor Namauu; sisters-in-law, Janet Albo and Sandra (David) Rapozo; brothers-in-law, Glen Delatorre and Alan (Marena) Delatorre; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 23
Jacqueline Myra Botelho, 84, of Honokaa died April 8 at home. Born in Haina, she was a retired payroll manager for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and member and volunteer of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Private services. Survived by daughter, Tracy Botelho of Honokaa; son, KC (Christine) Botelho of Honokaa; sister, Jennifer (Manuel) Souza of Honokaa; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 24
Christine Catherine Akina, 71, of Kailua-Kona, died March 25 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a child care provider for PATCH and Malahini Keiki Care and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Kalani Street in Kailua Kona. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Survived by husband, Alvin Akina of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Carrie Akina of Kailua-Kona; stepsons, Jesse Akina of Kailua-Kona and Carl Akina of Keaau; sister, Carol Price of San Leandro, Calif.; eight grandchildren; nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 23
Neal Kiyo Akamine, 63, of Hilo died April 11 at Adventist Health Castle Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Honolulu, he was a former Zippy’s restaurant manager, U.S. Navy veteran and member and musician at Haili Congregational Church. Private ceremony Thursday (April 27) on Oahu. Those wanting to attend, text (808) 321-2007. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday (April 28) at Haili Congregational Church. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Urn committal services at noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 pavilion. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by brothers, Todd (Chaliang) Akamine of Aiea and Blair (Stephanie) Akamine of Oahu; sister, Cyanne (Khaled Almasagidi) Becker of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 21
Yvonne Hufana Carineo, 77, of Keaau died April 3 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hanapepe, Kauai, she was a member of team tennis, senior softball clubs; and senior pickleball at Keaau Armory. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Thursday (Apr. 27) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes Saturday (Apr. 29) at Salt Pond on Kauai. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, John Rapozo III of Hilo, Adam Rapozo of Oahu and Edwin (Tisha) Rapozo of Kauai; daughters, Bernadette (Joseph) Gutierrez of Oregon and Stephanie (Joshua Benevides) Rockstroh of Mountain View; brothers, Frank Carineo, Jerry Carineo, Edwin Carineo and Ricky Carineo of Kauai; sisters, Lorraine Manus and Roseline Hosaka of Kauai, Joanne Johansen of Mountain View, Frances Kahailua of Hilo, Laverne Boyston of Missouri; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 20
Patrick Leonard Crivello, 67, of Papaikou died April 2 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired journeyman welder/machinist for Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Services, LLC owner of Crivello’s Engineering and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Hawaiian Iron Motorcycle Club. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park in Papaikou. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Renee Crivello of Papaikou; son, Thomas Crivello of Papaikou; daughter, Jamie Crivello of Papaikou; sister, AnnMarie (David) Pacyao of Hilo; sister-in-law, Celeste Volivar-Frye of Costa Rica; brother-in-law, Noel (Wendy) Volivar of Hilo; a granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 19
Helen Barayuga Sulquiano, 51, of Kapaau, died March 30 at Kaiser Moanalua Hospital. Born in Laoag City, Philippines, she was a sales associate for Hamakua Macadamia Nut Factory, a sales clerk at Whaler’s General Store, a housekeeper at Hapuna Prince Hotel and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation to be held at 8 a.m. April 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi, with Mass to follow at 10 a.m. and burial at the Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband Christopher Sulquiano of Kapaau; sister Gemmalyn (Jeffrey) Baptista of Las Vegas; brother Joefrey (Donna) Barayuga of Kapaau; parents-in-law Concepcion and Mariano Sulquiano of Kohala and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 16
Ignacio “Rusty” Eclipse, 89, of Hilo died April 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kukaiau, he was a retired tour bus driver for the former Arquero’s U-Drive Taxi and Tours, Laupahoehoe Transit and Jacks Tours, and member of Kilauea Hawaii Pidgin Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Memorial service at a later date. Survived by daughters, Sherelyn (Oly) Eclipse-Ujano of Hilo and Terry-Lee Shigemi of Mountain View; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and hanai family. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 14
James “Jimmy” D. Aguiar, 88, of Hilo died March 2 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Paauilo, he was a mail carrier in Hilo, lead singer of Jimmy and the Boys, worker for A’s Favorite Ceramics, night manager at Kilauea Shell, played baseball for the Puueo Poi and the Hilo Post Office teams, was a 1952 Hilo High School alum, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and YMI and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Wednesday (April 19) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday (April 20) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m.; Graveside services with military honors 12 noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion. Survived by wife, Agnes E. Aguiar, sons, Darrell Aguiar of Ninole, Keith (Dana) Aguiar of Kurtistown and Kelvin Aguiar of Hilo; son-in-law, Rocky Ishibashi of Hilo; sister Jane Sweeny of California; brothers-in- law, Louis (Candy) Carvalho of Ramona, Calif., and Louis (Kathleen) Azevedo of Pepeekeo; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 13
Albert Canitberos, Jr., 70, of Kaohe, South Kona, died April 4 at home. Born in Honolulu, he worked for the state Department of Accounting and General Services and was a member of Honaunau Head Hunters Motorcycle Club, former assistant coach for Kona Marlins football and baseball, Honaunau Athletic Club and member of the Keoua Canoe Club. Services pending. Survived by wife, Shirlene Cantiberos of Kaohe; son, Kainoa Cantiberos of Kaohe; daughter, Nunu Arsenault of Kaohe; brother, Andrew (Sheila) Cantiberos of Kona Palisades; sisters, Losana Minor and Charlene (Brian) Cantiberos Hirata of Las Vegas, Denise (Gregory) Cantiberos Fadem of Kailua-Kona and Kathleen Cantiberos Gouveia of Las Vegas; brothers-in-law, Samuel (Rosemary) Grace Jr. of Kaohe and Shannon (Evanelle) Grace of South Kona; mother-in-law, Stella D. Grace of Kaohe; an aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 9
Elma Balicoco Calantoc, 67, of Keaau died March 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was owner/operator of a flower and vegetables market in Hilo and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at the family residence in Orchidland Estates subdivision. Visitation again 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Survived by daughter, Dhonna Mary B. Calantoc of Keaau; liv- in partner, Liscencio Ceredon of Keaau; mother, Carlina A. Balicoco of Hawaii; brothers, Rodrigo Balicoco and Loreto Balicoco of Hawaii; sisters, Adelaida Adonis, Remy Lacuesta, Romuelda Factor and Luzviminda Durkan of Hawaii; a granddaughter; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuar.
Obituaries for April 6
Vernen Kewini Delaries, 68, of Holualoa died March 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in North Kona, he was a lead pest control operator for Hawaii Fumigation Pest Control. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Mollie Baculpo-Delaries of Holualoa; daughter, Cindy Delaries of Honokaa; son, Kyle (Jade) Delaries of Pahoa; stepson, Kelly Baculpo of Ocean View; brother, Harvey (Sue) Delaries of Keauhou Mauka; sisters, Ann (Clifford) Madawi of Keauhou Mauka, Marlene Stockwell of Madera, Calif., and Anita Delaries of Keauhou Mauka; sister-in-law, Lucy Delaries of Kealakehe; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 4
Hideo Gushiken, 95, of Hilo died March 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, retired U.S. Army Reserve captain, U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Korean War Veterans Association Big Island Chapter, 442nd Veterans Association, Hui Okinawa, Big Island Amateur Radio Club, University Heights Kumiai and member of Kinoole Baptist Church. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Emi Gushiken; son, Eric Gushiken; daughter, Marian Gushiken; a granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 3
Sharon Lei Lorraine Balai, 76, of Waimea died March 6 at home. Born in Hakalau, she was a former bartender,Hawaiian quilt maker whose work was displayed in books and museums nationwide and member of Ka Hui Kapa Apana ‘O Waimea quilt club. Private services. Survived by daughters, Rebecca (Peter) Piilani of Anchorage, Alaska, Melissa (Roy) Antonio of Kailua-Kona and Vicki Kaiue of Waimea; son, Scott Kaiue of Waimea; sisters, Elizabeth Thomas of Waimea, Christine McDougal of Honolulu, Donna Bento of Hilo, Marjorie Bento of Kona and Ramona (Hurshley) Alani of Pahoa; brothers, Elvis Bento of California and Andrew Bento of Kona; sister-in-law, Amy Bento of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; great-granchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for April 2
Dan Alan Cole, 72, of Keaau died March 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ann Harbor, Mich., he was an inventor, formerly employed at ManTech International Corporation in Germany, U.S. Air Force, Navy and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran and member of Mensa International. Graveside service noon Thursday (April 6) at the East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion. Survived by siblings, Carol D. Milazzo of Oregon, Mark H. Cole of Arizona and Michael J. Cole of Australia; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Obituaries for March 30
Seth David Stellar, 39, of Hilo died Dec. 23. Born in Long Beach, Calif., he owned and operated ProStreet SMD Motors. Private services at a later date. Survived by parents, Shelly Villegas of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Michael Marsland of Rhode Island; sisters, Camille Stellar of Colorado Springs, andLanessa (Edward) McClellan of Hilo; three nephews, plus aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.