Obituaries for July 20

Jimmie Lee Boyd, 85, of Pepeekeo died July 13 at home. Born in Farmington, Mo., he was a retired brick mason, former member of the Farmington Elks Lodge, Akaka Falls Lions Club and U.S. Air Force veteran. Services at a later date in Missouri. Survived by daughter, Jamie (Dan) Brinkman of Pepeekeo; son, Brian (Tena) Boyd of Missouri; brother, Robert Boyd of Missouri; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 19

Jenelle Dawn Bird, 32, of Kurtistown, died July 2 on Oahu. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, she was a cashier at Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company, J. Hara Store, Millie’s Deli and Snack Shop and formerly a dispatcher with the Neah Bay Police Department. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Seating is limited. Social distancing and wearing of face masks to be observed. No refreshments. Survived by partner, Luzciano Ayap; son, Vincente Bird-Ayap; mother, Sarah Curtis; father, Marc Bird; brothers, Josh Bird, Grant (Loretta) Arnold; sisters, Shannon (Dann) Walker, Nicole Bird; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 17

Angeline Angelina Augustin, 74, of Paauilo died July 2 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Born in Pahala, she was a retired medical coding clerk for Hamakua Health Center and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa Ward. Private services held. Survived by husband, Abraham Agustin Sr.; sons, Alfred (Marina) Agustin, Abraham (Leah) Agustin Jr. and Anderson (Heather) Agustin Sr.; daughters, Angelina (Roland) Agustin-Aurello, Arianne (Patrick) Souza and Abeline (Blayn) Wagoner; brother, Dennis (Jonelle) Pascubillo; sisters, Doris (Sylvester) Hermogila and Alice (Raymond) Nishimiya; 27 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 16

Shizuko “Elsie” Juanita Dela Cruz, 93, of Paauilo died June 30 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Ookala, she was a retired kitchen manager for the former Honokaa Hospital. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Leah (Michael) Hunt of Reno, Nev.; Ann (Jerry) Lines-Tallman of Windsor, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Reene Dela Cruz of Santa Rosa, Calif.; sister, Julia Kaneshige of Paauilo; companion, Taichi Yahata of Honokaa; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 15

Stephen Holi Correa Sr., 72, of Pahoa died July 6 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired custodian at Pahoa High School, former coach for Hawaiian Beaches Little League, Pahoa High School girls basketball and Pahoa and Hilo high schools’ girls softball. Services at a later date. Condolences to: Audrey Correa, P.O. Box 34, Pahoa, HI 96778. Survived by wife, Audrey Correa of Pahoa; daughter, Sabrina Correa of Lake Forest, Calif.; sons, Stephen “Holi” (Bunny) Correa Jr. of Hilo and Kainoa (Robin) Correa of Keaau; sister, Betty Carvalho of Mountain View; brother, Denis (U‘ilani) Correa of Kailua-Kona; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for July 14

LaVern “Tootsie” Bernadette Barbadillo, 71, of Naalehu died June 29 at home. Born in Pahala, she was a homemaker and caregiver. Service information at a later date. Condolences to: J. Kaluau, P.O. Box 1274, Kapaau, HI 96755. Survived by sons, Joseph (Georgette) Kaluau of Kapaau, Chad (Marissa) Dela Cruz of Nevada, Shane Enayoda Dela Cruz of Mountain View and Collin Ray Barbadillo of Naalehu; mother, Marianne Manuel of Naalehu; brother, Bob Manuel of Kalopa; sisters, Marlene Haleamau of Kalaoa and Carleen (Tim) Montgomery of Maryland; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for July 12

Felice “John” Cammillo Dolfi, 85, of Pahoa died June 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Detroit, he was the owner and heavy equipment operator for Hauling Ass Trucking. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Survived by companion Heather Hedenschau of Pahoa; sons, Christopher Carroll and Taylor Dolfi-Hedenschau of Pahoa. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 10

Windell “Ray” Berry, 82, of Kailua-Kona died July 2 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Silverton, Texas, he was a retired insurance agency owner, former commissioner and constable of Potter County in Amarillo, Texas, and U.S. Navy veteran. Private service held. No flowers. Memorial donations to Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity or Hospice of Kona. Survived by wife, Patricia Berry of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Dawn Roberts of Texas; sons, Robin Berry and Colyn Berry of Texas; brothers, Gene Berry, Keith Berry and Jimmy Berry of Texas; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for July 9

Matthew Keliiholokai Gomes, 60, of Hilo died June 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he owned Mangotree Mechanic’s and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Private services. Survived by wife, Nancy Blanchard; stepsons, Isaac (Cristina) Blanchard and Joseph Blanchard; sisters, Elizabeth (Donald) Leopoldino, Marleen L. (Glen) Keanu, Victoria Naeole, Mabel (Bryan) Ho and Lynn (Drake) Miyasato; brothers, William (Jill) Ma-e, Henry (Jackie) Ma-e, John (Emily) Ma-e, Maliano (Sharon) Keliiholokai, John (Vanessa) Keliiholokai and Solomon (Mingtoy) Keliiholokai; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 8

Margo Lorelei Victorine Branco, 77, of Hilo died June 7 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she and was a retired customer service representative for Matson Navigation Co., an operator for the former Hawaiian Telephone Co. and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation only 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 17, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Seating is limited. Masks and social distancing required. Private committal services at a later date. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by companion, Leo Crivello of Hilo; son, Stephen M. (Noe Farm) Branco of Hilo; daughter, Jennifer (Daryl) Nicholson of Canada; brother, Clyde (Valerie) Victorine of Hilo; sisters, Beverly Chow of Hilo and Marylou DeLuz of Mountain View; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 7

Lynda Dela Rosa, 76, of Kailua-Kona died June 24 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired housekeeper at the King Kamehameha Hotel, former Keauhou Beach Hotel and Royal Seacliff, and member of Ilocano Ancestry Club. All-night vigil starting 5 p.m. Friday, July 10, at her home at 74-5060 Kealapua St. in Kailua-Kona. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Kona Outdoor Circle. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire. Survived by son, Lyndon Dela Rosa of Kailua-Kona; brother, Benito (Ludina) Castillo of Waipahu, Oahu; sisters, Cris (Deo) Santiago of San Diego, Ninita (Rey) Labo of the Philippines and Milagros (Pedro) Tungpalan of Kailua-Kona; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 5

Lito Macatbag Asuncion, 69, of Hilo died June 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired elderly affairs program planner for the counties of Kauai and Hawaii, former manager and co-owner of Prince Kuhio One Hour Photo in Hilo, co-founder, first president and advisor of Sariling Gawa Youth Council and former officer and member of several Filipino and professional organizations in Hawaii. He was the grandson of a 1930 Sakada (sugar plantation laborer) and son of a 1946 Sakada. Memorial service at a later date. Sentiments, memories and tributes to: litoasuncionlegacy@gmail.com or M. Asuncion, P.O. Box 4216, Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by wife, Mildred Macugay Asuncion; son, Rico Macugay Asuncion; sisters, Guillerma Cabie of West Covina, Calif., and Gloria (Feliciano) Bautista of Diamond Bar, Calif.; brothers, Edward Lee (Fidela) Asuncion of Honolulu and Nestor (Chandell) Asuncion of Hilo; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Obituaries for July 3

Tina Gonsalves, 58, of Hilo died July 1 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Surviving relatives are asked to contact Ballard Family Mortuary at 935-8445.

Obituaries for July 2

Eufemia S. Cruz, 92, of Pahala died June 13 in Pahala. Born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she retired operating her Certified Nurse Aide Care Home and baked Filipino pastries commercially with her late husband, Felix Cruz, and was the last-living Filipino Sakada in Pahala, sailed on the SS Marine Falcon from Port Salomague, Philippines, to Hawaii in 1946 and was awarded and recognized by the Hawaii State Legislature and the Hawaii County Council on Dec. 20, 2015. She was also a member of Pahala Holy Rosary Church. Condolences to: Cruz Family, P.O. Box 546, Pahala, HI 96777. No public service because of the pandemic. Private family graveside service at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church Cemetery at a later date. Survived by daughter, Virginia Winston (Gary) of Oregon; sons, Eddie (Frances) Cruz of New Mexico, Danny (Karen) Cruz of California and Orlando Cruz of Pahala; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for July 1

Anthony James Badon, 75, of Kawaihae died April 27 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. He was born in Pepeekeo. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Colleen Badon of Kawaihae; sons, Ronnie (Katie) Vesperas of Oahu, Tony (Marycel) Badon of Waikoloa, Dori Vesperas of Las Vegas and Chad (Ti) Badon of Waimea; daughters, Toni Ann (David) Souza of Oahu and Sara Badon of Honokaa; stepdaughters, Jennie K. Perreira of Kawaihae and Jeanise K. Miller of Waimea; sisters, Alvera Casequit of Pepeekeo, Claudette (Lary) Moreno of Hilo and Melanie Kagawa of Waimea; brothers, Guy (Sabrina) Badon and Wallace Badon of Orchidland Estates, Alan (Agnes) Kagawa of Kona; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 30

Erdinio Namnama Bautista, 72, of Keaau died May 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a macadamia nut picker and a member of the New Hope Filipino Ministry. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, July 10, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Survived by wife, Felicitas Bautista of Keaau; daughters, Kharen (Alex) Alunday and Sharlyn (Jayson) Aguibay of Keaau; sons, Harris (Citadel) Bautista and Lesley (Anielyn) Bautista of Keaau; brothers, Severino (Lourdes) Bautista and Juanito (Josephine) Bautista of Honolulu, Silverio (Maria Salve) Bautista, Samuel (Pacita) Bautista, Irineo (Hilda) Bautista, Larry (Anna Grace) Bautista and Elmer (Margie) Bautista of Keaau; sister, Delia (Manuel) Prado of Keaau; seven grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 28

Martha Bargas Abong, 91, of Pepeekeo died June 5 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Kalopa, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Honomu Branch. Private services held. Survived by sons, Raymond (La) Abong and Robert Abong of Pepeekeo; daughters, Pauline Abong (Dennis Jr.) McClees of Honolulu and Sylvia Abong (Franklin) Kakazu of Puhi, Kauai; brother, Alfonso Remolino of Agoura Hills, Calif.; sister-in-law, Josephine Lacuesta Abong of Pepeekeo; seven grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 25

Anthony James Badon, 75, of Kawaihae died April 27 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. He was born in Pepeekeo. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Colleen Badon of Kawaihae; sons, Ronnie (Katie) Vesperas of Oahu, Tony (Marycel) Badon of Waikoloa, Dori Vesperas of Las Vegas and Chad (Ti) Badon of Waimea; daughters, Toni Ann (David) Souza of Oahu and Sara Badon of Waimea; stepdaughters, Jannie K. Perreira of Kawaihae and Jeanise K. Miller of Waimea; sisters, Alvera Casequit of Pepeekeo, Claudette (Lary) Moreno of Hilo and Melanie Kagawa of Waimea; brothers, Guy (Sabrina) Badon and Wallace Badon of Orchidland Estates, Alan (Agnes) Kagawa of Kona; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Obituaries for June 24

Josephine Castro Boteilho, 94, of Honokaa died June 21 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was retired owner of Boteilho Hawaii Enterprise. Private services. Survived by sons, Edward (Myra) Boteilho of Kohala, Gerald (Valerie) Boteilho of Waimea, Stanley (Camela) Boteilho of Kalopa, Franklin (Paula) Boteilho of Kona, Wayne (Iris) Boteilho of Paauilo and James (Darla) Boteilho of Hilo; daughter, Joanne (Manfred) Branco of Ahualoa; brother, Phillip Castro of Texas; sister, Rose (Eugene) Guido of California; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.