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.

Obituaries for March 28

Mildred M. Fukuchi, 83, of Hilo died April 2, 2022, in San Diego. Born in Hilo, she was a retired shuttle bus driver for Thrifty Car Rental. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 3 p.m. Survived by sons, Ken (Bellie) Fukuchi of San Diego, Brad (Mary Grace) Fukuchi and Dean Fukuchi of Hilo; daughter, Gwen (Howard Hose) Fukuchi-Hose of Hilo; brothers, Thomas (Rose) Nagano of Cerritos, Calif., and Richard (Avis) Nagano of Hilo; sisters, Helen Matsui and Norine Okuhara of Hilo; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Let’s Talk Food: Versatile tomatoes

The tomato is an edible berry in the nightshade family, the plant Solanum lycocopericum and originated from Western South America, Mexico, and Central America. It comes from the Mexican Nahuatl word tomatl.

Obituaries for March 26

Everett Arthur Crumb Jr., 80, of Hilo died March 4 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Hawaii County police officer, commercial driver’s license examiner and owner-operator of E C Trucking. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (April 1) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Beverly “ntPua” Kekaualua Crumb of Hilo; daughter, Lorelei Leinaala (Blake Williams) Crumb of Texas; son, Dan-Everett Kamalu (Laurie Nonohe) Crumb of Texas; hanai daughter, Kapuanani (Chad) Kawewehi of Hilo; hanai son, Kalama Kawewehi of Hilo; sister, Shirley (Joseph) Pacheco of Hilo; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Parade disinvites Hawaii lawmaker after pride flag comments

HONOLULU — The chair of a parade honoring a Native Hawaiian leader and prince said Friday a state lawmaker won’t be allowed to participate in the event after he questioned a middle school principal’s display of a pride flag supporting LGBTQ+ people.