David “Kawika” Kaulia Sr., 65, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 9 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a school bus driver for the state, construction laborer for Hawaiian Dredging and driver for Speedi-Shuttle. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and volunteer, he assisted with feeding the homeless, caring for the sick, driving seniors to appointments entertaining at senior care facilities. Drive-thru visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 75-230 Kalani St. Survived by wife, Cindy Kaulia of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Florajo (Simeamativa) Kaulia of Redding, Calif., Georgette (Bert) Kaulia of Kalaoa, Kona, Seraphine Kaulia-Alapai of Kailua-Kona, Suzanne (Hawila) Kaulia and Heavenly Lani Kaulia-Alani of Hookena, Mahina (Greg) Alapai of Kailua-Kona; sons, David (Alyssa) Kaulia Jr. and Alapai (Rodney) Kaulia of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Doreen Adams of Nanakuli, Oahu, Debra (Carl) Ayala of Kihei, Maui, Donnalyn Kaulia of Wailuku, Maui and Dayna Kaulia-Webb of Kihei; brothers, Daniel (Wendy) Kaulia of Wailuku, Donald (Wendy) Kaulia of Nanakuli and Dwayne Kaulia of Wailuku; 17 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ellison Julio Ancheta, 71, of Keaau died July 5 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired state highways supervisor, retired U.S. Army Reserve sergeant major, worked at Inaba Engineering, life member of Go for Broke Association and member of the Kupuna Pride senior softball team and Panaewa Mixed League softball team. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 25) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer services and military honors wat 11 a.m. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Lynn Ancheta of Keaau; daughters, Gwen (Garrett Freitas) Ancheta of Hilo and Kara (Rory) Unoki of Pepeekeo; son, Lance Ancheta of Nevada; sister, Georgeanna Macanas of Pepeekeo; brothers, Kyle Ancheta of Hilo, Lerbert (Rachel) Ancheta of Hilo and Casey Ancheta of Honolulu; brothers-in-law, Anito Bargayo of California and Wallace Adviento of Hilo; sister-in-law, Olga Hayashi of Hilo; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Carol Milene Dinmore, 76, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 10 at home. Born in Long Beach, Calif., she was a nurse practitioner with Kaiser Permanente. Private services. Survived by husband, John P. Dinmore of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Kristina (Scott) Leddy of Boise, Idaho; son, Michael (Elizabeth) Dinmore of Kailua-Kona; a granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ricardo Derasin Agpalza, 67, of Hilo died Sept. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired production supervisor for the former Hawaii Electric Light Co. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 19) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services/celebration of life at 6 p.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Oneroom Streaming Live: Event ID: dodoMortuary Password: SBEVGI. Cremation to follow. Survived by sons, Jason (Michelle) Agpalza of Virginia and Jeremy (Jennifer) Agpalza of Keaau; daughters, Rochelle (Keven) Lee of Las Vegas and Renee (Patrick) Lawrence of Honomu; sister, Alberta (Wayne) Babchuk of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson; aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Julia Guerpo Cuaresma, 88, of Captain Cook died Aug. 28 at home. Born in Kukuihale, she was a cook at Kamuela Deli, macadamia nut sorter for Hawaiian Holiday and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Services at a later date. Condolences: Renette Ferreira, 83-5515 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook, HI 96704. Survived by hanai daughters, Renette (Joseph Jordan) Ferreira of Captain Cook and Anette Hemphill of Waikoloa; sister, Crispina Guerpo Quitoiano Madarang of Captain Cook; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Vera Bosak, 87, of Orchidland Estates died Aug. 25 at a private care home. Born in the Czech Republic, she was a co-owner of the former Photocine Servicenter Inc. on Oahu, former elementary school teacher in the Czech Republic and gardener. Private services. Survived by son, Zdenek (Margaret Russo) Kluzak of Volcano; stepdaughters, Kristina (Scott) Wright of Washington, Jirina Potuzakova and Jaroslava Vlasakova of Czech Republic; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Andres “Nato” Agan Jr., 83, of Arizona died Aug. 30 at home. Born in Olaa, he was a retired U.S. Air Force senior master sargeant, retired information specialist for the State Department and member of Sons of Norway, Filipino Veterans and Air Force Vets, Vietnam Vets, and Magicians Club in Las Vegas. Mass 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Burial with military honors noon at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Face masks and social distancing required. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by daughter, Andrea Hieger; brother, Nathan Agan; sisters, Marlene Manzano, Charlotte Agan-Paiva, Brenda Okano, Laura Medeiros, Isabel “Pudgie” Smith, Liberty “Lee” Rivera and Paula “PJ” Hall; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Gary Lee Bolter, 73, of Hilo died Aug. 18. Born in Denver, he was a Hawaiian priest, military veteran and member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. Private services held. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by mother, June Amend; sisters, Linda (Cliff) Gauthier and Gail Bolter; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Patricia Eileen (Pacheco) Calicdan, 78, of Sun Valley Nev., formerly of Hilo, died Aug. 20 at home. Born in Pepeekeo, was an antique collector. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by husband, John Calicdan Sr. of Sun Valley; sons, John Calicdan Jr. of Oakland, Calif., and Jeremy (Arlette) Calicdan of Sun Valley; daughter, Wendy (Rick) Calicdan of Pepeekeo; hanai daughter Jennifer Calicdan of Sun Valley; brothers-in-law, Segundo Calicdan Jr. of Hilo and Abraham Lagadon of Pahoa; sistera-in-law, Mary Jane (Jim) Peleholani of Hilo, Lillian (David) Soares of Honolulu, Susan Calicdan of Hilo and Loryn (Eric) Rouelle of Waikoloa; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Henrietta Ululani Hanson, 89, of Hilo died Aug. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired department store retail sales worker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Private services held. Survived by husband, William Hanson of Hilo; children, Patricia (Eric) Hubner of Mountain View, Cynthia Abrahamson, William (Sung-Ju) Hanson, Carlett (Paul) Haney and Isaaca (Caroline) Hanson of Hilo; sister, Elaine Akau of Kailua, Oahu, 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Joseph “Butchie Boy” Cho Jr., 68, of Hilo died July 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a U.S. Army veteran. Private services. No koden (monetary gifts). Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by son, Joseph “Moki” Cho III of Austin, Texas; daughter, Tai Lee (Alani) Manufekai of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Stella Kahele, Eva DeCoito and Priscilla “Doll” Kahele of Hilo, Lorraine “Lani” Pahio of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Norman Naha of Hilo; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Curtis Lee Hanson, 73, of Keaukaha died Sept. 13, 2020, at home. Born in Graceville, Minn., he was an engraver, car detailer, co-owner of Shoreline Sign & Design and U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Natalie “Nat” Hanson of Keaukaha; daughters, Keonali (Brian) Hutley of Oregon, Ka‘ala Hanson of Keaukaha, Melissa (Terence) Kua-Nachor of Waikoloa and Dawn (Keola) Kin In of Kailua-Kona; sons, Marcus (Adrienne Wallace) Hanson of Keaukaha and Kauhane (Cierra-Mae) Hanson of California City, Calif., 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; an aunt; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mindy Miranda Babchuk, 44, of Hilo died July 23 in Honolulu. Born in Germany, she worked at Bay Clinic Hilo and loved spending time with family and friends. Drive-thru celebration of life 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at Dodo Mortuary carport. Face masks and social distancing required; no getting out of vehicle. Survived by sons, Frankie Degele IV and Ninoa Overtur-Babchuk of Hilo; mother, Pamela Alo of Hilo; father, Randy Babchuk of Arizona; brothers, Randy Babchuk Jr., Shawn Babchuk and Cody Babchuk of Arizona; sister, Shayna Rae Toledo of Missouri; a grandson; cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Noralene Leeanne Ah Lo, 52, of Hilo died Aug. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was the owner of the former Hairstyles by Nora and graduate of Waiakea High School and Pearlridge School of Beauty. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by father, Kenneth Ah Lo of Hilo; brothers, Kenneth (Felidan) Ah Lo II of Honolulu and Akio Keola (Elaine) Nosaka of Virginia; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Eva Eiko Arakawa, 96, of Hilo died Aug. 23 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired accountant for Mitsui in New York City and graduate of Hilo High School. No services. Survived by sister, Sylvia (Harvard) Dea of San Bruno, Calif.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mabel Correia Gomes, 99, of Paauilo died Aug. 15 at Hale Hoola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Ahualoa, she was a homemaker and member of Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 4) at Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Eulogy at 9:45 a.m. Mass at 10 a.m. Graveside committal services to follow at the Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Seating limited; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by daughters, Stella Gomes (Henry Sr.) Tavares of Hilo and Erma J. Serrao of Pahoa; daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Maertens of Pahoa; five grandchildren; great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Natsuko Oshiro Aoki, 91, of Kealakekua died Aug. 7 at home. Born in Maunaloa, Molokai, she was a retired registered nurse, artist and quilter, board member of Kona Adult Day Center and member of Kona Okinawa Kenjinkai, Kona Kumamoto Kenjinkai, Kinuwai Kumiai, hrist Church Episcopal and Daifukuji Orchid Club. Services at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to Kona Adult Day Center, Hospice of Kona or Christ Church Episcopal. Survived by sons, Kevin Aoki of Gypsum, Colo., Brian (Suzette) Aoki of Surprise, Ariz., Warren (Lyn) Aoki of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ron (Andrell) Aoki of Mililani, Oahu; daughters, Shayne (Patrick) Edwards of Marysville, Calif., and Diane Aoki of Kealakekua; sisters, Doris Onishi of Hilo and Kikue Shimabukuro of Los Angeles; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren;nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Bonnie Kam Lin Bissen, 55, of Hilo died July 30 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was a contract security supervisor at Port of Hilo for American Guard Services Inc. and Jan Guard Hawaii Inc. Drive-thru celebration of life 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at Dodo Mortuary carport. Face masks and social distancing required; no leaving vehicle during crive-thru. Survived by husband, Edward Martin Jr. of Hilo; sons, Brandon (Melissa) Respicio, Ikaika Martin and Pomaika‘i Martin of Hilo; daughter, Kau‘i (Kelsen Kataoka) Respicio of Hilo; mother, Carol Baclig Bissen of Hilo; siblings, Linda (Brian) Lee of Oahu and Darryl (Roxann Hao) Bissen of Kailua-Kona and extended family siblings; eight grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.