SSG. John DSK Bailey, 27, of El Paso, Texas died Jan. 15. Born in Wailuku, Maui, he was a fire direction chief in the U.S. Army. Services at a later date. Burial at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Survived by mother, Carla Bailey of Kailua-Kona; father, Matt Bailey of Lahaina, Maui; sister, Lauren Bailey of Boston; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Howard W. Ackerman, 88, of Kealakekua died Jan. 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a lineman for HELCO. No services. Condolences to: P.O. Box 791, Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750. Survived by wife, Harriet Ackerman of Kealakekua; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Randy Warner Ah Nee, 54, of Pahala died Jan. 30 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a carpenter. Services to be held on Oahu and are pending. Survived by fiance’, Francine Javar of Pahala; brothers, Lawrence W. Ah Nee Jr. of Wailuku, Maui, Rawlins Ah Nee of Waipahu, Oahu, Rowlling Ah Nee of Hilo, Norman Ah Nee of Las Vegas, Ronald Ah Nee of Waianae, Oahu and Warner Ah Nee of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sisters, Rawleen Reis and Lawreen Kapiko of Ewa Beach, Darlene Lum of Mililani, Oahu, Rowleen Cruz of Kaneohe, Oahu and Lawraleen Adewunmi of Phoenix; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Isabelle “Aunty Aloha” Keahi Konanui Gonzales, 72, of Hilo died Dec. 30 at The Queens Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker. Walk-through visitation 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, on Coconut Island. Face masks and social distancing required. No refreshments will be served. Loose flowers and lei welcome. Virtual memorial service at 11 a.m.; livestream via Zoom (meeting ID: 819 9900 2861, password: gtkl3w). Survived by daughters, Georgieann (Corey) Matsu of Hilo and Lisa (Eddie Walker) Yagong of South Dakota; hanai daughter, Cherylann Keahi (Ferdinand Vallente) Makio of Honokaa; brother, William (Alethea) Konanui of Puna; sister, Myra Auna of Honokaa; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four hanai grandchildren and four hanai great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Joaquin Tengedan Bilagot, 81, of Keaau died Jan. 14. Born in the Philippines, he served as a man of God for the Lutheran Church in the Philippines. Private services. Survived by wife, Aniceta Bilagot of Keaau; daughters, Ruthie Clearwater and Hannah Bilagot of Keaau. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Francis Marion “Koa” Agbigay, 60, of Hilo died Jan. 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he worked at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Youth Conservation Corp., S. Yoshina Contracting Co. and Hilo Fish Co. and was a U.S. Army National Guard veteran. Private services held. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by brothers, Bernardo M. (Mona) Agbigay Jr. of Fairfield, Calif., Anthony K. (Adrienne J.) Agbigay of Hilo and Lawrence Hinano (Christina) Agbigay of Volcano; sisters, Diana I. (Don) Anakalea Easley of The Villages, Fla., Bernadette K. (Leslie) Nakano of Keaau and Evelyn S. (Daniel) Schwarz of Kailua, Oahu. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Robert “Bobby” James Balga Sr., 77, of Mountain View died Jan. 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a first class union painter. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb.6, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Seating is limited. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Faye Nalani Balga of Mountain View; daughter, Downy (Curtis) Sylva of Waimea; sons, Frank (Dorothy) Balga of Pahoa, Robert Balga Jr. and Peter (Shari Ann) Balga of Mountain View; sisters, Emily (Benjamin) Pascual of Hawaii, Rose (Mark) Gomes and Patricia (Richard) Long of Kailua, Oahu; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gilbert “Bobby” Estabilio, 80, of Kapaau died Dec. 23 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was an agriculture researcher for the state of Hawaii. Private services held. Survived by sons, Dale Estabilio and Bradley (Pamela) Estabilio of Kohala; daughter, Teri Estabilio of Washington; sisters, Sally (Pete) Magallones of Oahu and Evelyn (Anthony) Tuttlemondo and Lori Corpuz of California; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Carl “Bud” Robin Boege, 59, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 29 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Portland, Ore., he was a wood artist, former prep cook, martial artist and laborer. Private services at a later date. Survived by companion, Valerie DeMello of Waimea; nephews, Braeden Boege and Michael Boege of Oklahoma.
Pearl Tong Chang, 83, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 5 in Kailua-Kona. She was born in Shanghai, China. Private services held. Survived by daughters, Jade (Randall) Chang-Lockwood of Kailua- Kona and Hope (Tom Nguyen) Chang of California; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Jean Loreen Ulamealani Cruz, 70, of Henderson, Nev., died Jan. 23 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired secretary for the University of Hawaii School of Pharmacy. Services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Stephanie (Bruce) Tyrin of Phoenix and Sarah Cruz of Henderson; brothers, Charles Dahlberg of West Simsbury, Conn., and Jim Dahlberg of Thailand; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Michael Edward Keapolani Glendon, 38, of Kapu‘euhi died Jan. 13 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was the owner of Hawaii Island Rain Gutters. Survived by children, Kuahiwi Glendon, Kamaehu Glendon and Ka‘olino Glendon of Kapu‘euhi and Keahi‘ena Hopkins and Kahanuolahou Hopkins of Hilo; parents, Edward and Sarah Glendon of Kapu‘euhi; sisters, Cybil (Grant) Glendon-Baclig of Kapu‘ehui and Tootie (Jerel) Glendon Lee of Waikele, Oahu; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Philemon “Billy Boy” Aranaydo, 84, of Keaau died Dec. 17 at a care home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired union laborer and member of the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 368 and U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Limited seating. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Susanna Sarme Aranaydo of Keaau; sons, Zachary (Alfreda Hart) Aranaydo of Waimea, Andre (Lorene) Aranaydo and Howard (Marilyn) Aranaydo of Keaau and Kevin (Nora) Aranaydo of Pahoa; daughter, Christy (Don) Coloma of Keaau; brothers, Edward (Geri) Aranaydo of Pearl City, Oahu and Gerald Sr. (Linda) Aranaydo of Pahoa; sisters, Doris (Gilbert Sr.) Yrojo of Las Vegas and Marilyn (Frank) Salgado of Omaha, Neb.; brothers-in-law, Richard Sarno of Las Vegas and Manuel “Manning” Sarme of Keaau; sisters-in-law, Dolores “Beng” Aranaydo and Mitsue “Michan” Aranaydo of Pearl City, Carmen “Incar” Aranaydo of Waipahu, Oahu and April Aranaydo of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
John Dignan, 72, of Hilo died Jan. 14. Born in Minot, N.D., he retired from the Internal Revenue Service. Celebration of life at a later date on the mainland. Survived by sisters, Kathleen (Donald) Robichaud of Warwick, R.I., Jean (Marion) Cook of Martinsville, Ill., and Dorothy (Si Tae) Cho of East Ridge, Tenn.; brother, Robert (Louise) Dignan of Warroad, Minn.; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Sheri Suzanne Lawson, 44, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 13 at home. Born in Findlay, Ohio, she was a deputy prosecuting attorney for the County of Hawaii Office of the Prosecuting Attorney and member of the Hawaii State Bar Association. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by mother, Barbara K. Lawson of Keaau; sisters, Beth (Tim Reed) Lawson of Keaau and Carolyn (Tyler Chumney) Lawson of Ohio; brother, Nathan Lawson of Toledo, Ohio; four nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Allen “Fuj” Nobuo Fujie, 64, of Hilo died Jan. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a carpenter and member of the Carpenters Union Local 745. Private services held. Survived by wife, Nela Valledor Fujie of Hilo; son, Avery Fujie of Hilo; daughter, Ashley-Rae (Reyn) Fujie-Fukuki of Hilo; sister, Joyce (Carl) Arakaki of Hilo; mother-in-law, Rosita Valledor of Pahala; brothers-in-law, Dean (Karen) Valledor of Hilo, Dave Valledor of Kailua, Oahu, and Eric Valledor of Pahala; sister-in-law, Merle (Andrew) Del Rosario of Ewa Beach, Oahu; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alexander Borero Jr., 65, of Mountain View died Jan. 7 in Mountain View. Born in Hilo, he was a welder and worked for various welding and construction companies. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Diane Borero of Mountain View; daughters, Rachel (Peter) Vasen of Louisiana and LeeAnn Borero of Hilo; son, Alexander Borero III of Mountain View; sisters, Diane Smith and Linda Borero of Las Vegas, Lynn Smith of Kurtistown and Maraiah (Armstrong) Yamamoto of Hawaiian Beaches; brother, Byron (Donna Mae) Smith of Hilo; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ernest De Luz, 89, of Paauilo died Dec. 29 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honokaa, he owned Ernest De Luz Ranch, was a retired equipment operator for the County Public Works Department Highway Maintenance Division, and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Private services at a later date. Survived by sons, Peter De Luz Sr. and Paul (Velma) De Luz of Paauilo and Stephen (Jamie) De Luz of Ahualoa; daughter, Margaret De Luz of Oregon; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jaime “Jimbo” Baraoidan, 85, of Papaikou died Jan. 2 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Maui, he was retired from Krupp Taylor. Private services at a later date. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Karen Baraoidan of Hilo; three sons, Jason (Wendy) Galdones of Gardena, Calif., Alex (Michelle) Galdones and Derek (Cheryl) Sabino of Hilo; three daughters, Rochelle Guzman and Francell Garza of Gardena, Calif. and Denise (Rob) Perkins of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.