Obituaries for April 23

Marilyn Mae De Costa, 72, of Hilo died March 30 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a former Realtor for Brilhante and Jan Mahuna and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Private services held. Survived by husband, Rey De Costa of Hilo; daughters, Sharlene De Costa-Sutton of Kona, Rayanne Lum, Kimberly (Kevin) Hill and Kellcey (Rex) Ribao of Hilo; son, Nicholas (Brandi) Ah Yo II of Hilo; brother, Joe De Sa of Oahu; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 22

Roy Christy, 82, of Hilo died April 20. No services. No known survivors. Survivors are asked to call Ballard Family Mortuary at 808-935-8445.

Obituaries for April 21

James Allen Hansel, 78, of Kailua-Kona died April 4 at home. Born in Wellington, Kan., he was the original owner of Quinn’s Almost by the Sea restaurant and U.S. Navy veteran. No services planned at this time. Survived by daughter, Christina Hansel of Kailua-Kona; son, Marcus (Desiree) Hansel of Henderson, Nev.; brothers, Thomas (Deborah Montrond) Hansel of Kealia; sister, Shelly Hansel of Wellington, Kan.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 17

Delores Anderson, 90, of Naalehu died April 8 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Michigan. Private services held. Survived by son, Allen Anderson of Colorado; daughters, Irene Scholl and Cathy Anderson of Colorado; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 16

Phyllis Ann Alvarado, 91, of Kailua-Kona died April 11 at home. Born in St. Paul, Minn., she was a homemaker. No services planned at this time. Survived by daughter, Lynn Ann Alvarado of Kailua-Kona; son, Lawrence Alvarado of California; two granddaughters. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for April 15

Roberta Ann Cho, 65, of Honaunau died April 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Racine, Wis., she was a retired district registrar for the Department of Health. Services at a later date. Survived by husband, Donovan Cho of Honaunau; sons, Stephen (Corinne) Cho of San Diego, Andrew Cho and James (Brienn) Cho of Honaunau; mother, Shirley Hoffman of Keaau; brother, Edward Hoffman of Keaau; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 14

Naida Amorin Abellana, 68, of Keaau died March 31 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hilo. Born in Bohol, Philippines, she was a restaurant chef. Cremation services in the Philippines. Survived by daughters, Maria (Craig) Brumley of Hot Springs, Ark., and Antonia (Jeremiah) Leonard of Keaau; brothers, Angelito (Estrella) Abellana and Jaime (Corazon) Abellana of the Philippines; sister-in-law, Jane Abellana of the Philippines; 10 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 10

Naida Amorin Abellana, 68, of Keaau died March 31 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hiloi. Born in Bohol, Philippines, she was a restaurant chef. Cremation services in Philippines. Survived by daughters, Maria (Craig) Brumley of Hot Springs, Ark., and Antonia (Jeremiah) Leonard of Keaau; brothers, Angelito (Estrella) Abellana and Jaime (Corazon) Abellana of Philippines; sister-in-law, Jane Abellana of Philippines; 10 grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 9

Joanne Bousquet-Dodson, 74, of Nanawale Estates died April 1 at home. Born in Hollywood, Calif., she was a retired licensed practical nurse, worked at Waikoloa Elementary School and loved children, animals, knitting, making jewelry and crafting. Private services. Survived by daughters, Michelle Bousquet and Jennifer Carroll of Waikoloa, Brandy (Bob Raley) Bousquet of California; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 8

Henry “Hank” Kealoha Aina Sr., 80, of Hilo died March 27 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired customer service agent for the former Aloha Airlines, U.S. Army veteran and member of Puueo Poi and Anuenue Athletic clubs, Hilo Badminton Club, Hawaiian Homes Panaewa Community Association and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Private services at a later date. Survived by wife, Lynda Anne Aina of Hilo; sons, Rayland Aina of Waimea, Henry (Maria) Aina Jr. and August (Doreen) Aina of Hilo; daughter, Sandee (John) Aina-Meade of Utah; sister, Myra (George) Aina-Paul of Hilo; adopted brother, Edward Aina of Hilo; 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 7

Eugene K. Hao, 67, of Keaau died March 25 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. No services. Survived by fiancee, Kerrie Green of Hilo; daughter, Tammy Lynn Keanu of Hilo; brother, William (Donna) Matsu of California; sister, Henrietta Stone of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 4

Cynthia Jean Cerny, 61, of Pahoa died March 8 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she was a claims specialist with the county of Hawaii. Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Survived by sisters, Lynda (Steve) Hirakami of Kalapana, Adele (Tim de Silva) Cerny of Hilo, Stephanie (Robert) Bishop of Poland, Ohio, Joyce (John) Clark of Fremont, Ohio, Patricia (Doug) Cushard of Niles, Ohio; brother, John (Terry) Cerny of Jeromesville, Ohio; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 2

Sharon Nalani Kekela, 57, of Papaikou died March 27 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a preschool teacher’s aide for Papaikou Hongwanji Mission, Good Years Educational Day Care Center and Private Child Day Care and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Private burial for immediate family. Survived by sisters, Debra (Leonard) Luiz of Papaikou and Julie (Allan) Kainoa of Keaau; brothers Paul (Alicia) Kekela of Hilo, Karl (Kimi) Kekela of Keaau and Michael (Rhonda) Kekela of Vernal, Utah; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 1

Betty Sakayo Aburamen, 89, of Hilo died March 22 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was the retired owner for Blane’s Drive Inn and a member of Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Private services. Survived by daughters, Phyllis (Kevin) Takei and Cathy (Lance) Miyasato of Hilo; brothers and sisters; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 31

Marlene May Ah Lo, 72, of Hilo died March 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was the owner of the former Firehouse Restaurant. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by husband, Kenneth Ah Lo of Hilo; sons, Kenneth (Felidan) Ah Lo II of Honolulu and Keola (Elaine) Nosaka of Virginia; daughter, Noralene Ah Lo of Hilo; brother, Calvin Arthur of Waipahu, Oahu; sisters, Georgianne (John) Amaral of Naalehu and Sharon (Louis) Perreira of Hilo; brother-in-law, Melvin Ah Lo of Hilo; sister-in-law, Ethel Ah Lo of Hilo; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 27

Rainer Bender, 78, of Keaau died March 10 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kassel, Germany, he was a retired Hawaii Police Department officer, retired security officer at Port of Hilo and Hilo International Airport, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and U.S. Army veteran. Services at a later date. Survived by sister, Lilo Santos of Hilo; sister-in-law, Carmen (Dino) Canda of Keaau; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 26

Sheila Antoinette Leimomi Frasco, 74, of Kealakekua died Feb. 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a coffee farmer, housekeeper at the former Kona Lagoon Hotel, cook for the former Captain Beans, custodian at Kahakai School and member of Kahikolu Congregational and Kona Gospel churches. Services at a later date. Survived by sons, Alan Navas and Edwin Hao Jr. of Honaunau, Shannon (Shannon) Hao of Hookena; daughter, Pearl Hori of Vancouver, Wash.; brother, Edward (Barbara) Navas of Honaunau; sisters, Annie Araki of Oahu, Gail Nitulama of Hilo and Wilma Puna of Oahu; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 24

Albert Mamuad Duldulao Sr., 80, of Hilo died March 5 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services at 6 p.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Burial 10 a.m. Monday, March 30, at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Survived by wife, Carina Duldulao of Hilo; children, Albert Duldulao Jr. and Emma Duldulao of Hilo, Clifford (Ralph) Malani of Oahu, Joy (Kane) Palazzotto of Maui and Hollie (Aaron) Jones of California; brother, Rudolfo (Catalina) Duldulao of Hawaiian Acres; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 22

Yvonne Gay Dupree, 83, of Hilo died Feb. 24 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in California, she was a retired adult corrections officer at Kulani Correctional Facility, ceramicist, ballerina, dancer, planter and cook. Celebration of life sunrise to sunset Saturday (March 28) at 18-2049 Pomaikai St. in Glenwood. Aloha attire. Survived by son, Peter Roan of Kurtistown; companion, Reagan Au of Glenwood; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 19

Arthur Rhinehart Jensen, 72, of Waimea, died March 9 in Waimea. Born in Honolulu he was a heavy equipment operator, farmer and U.S. Air Force veteran. Graveside services with military honors noon Friday, March 20, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery for immediate family only. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, Rhinehart (Lora) Jensen and Sean (Stacy) Jensen of Waikoloa; daughter Jocelyn (Shawn) Lasher of Ocean Springs, Miss.; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.