Obituaries for May 25

Myron Ray Blazek, 78, of Hilo died May 16 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Yankton, S.D., he originated and developed the harmonic color code system, a process of synchronization of sound, color and mathematics, was a docent and driver for Roberts Hawaii, DOE school bus driver and lifetime member of Golden Knights of the Greater Czech Diaspora. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Sojza (Jeff) Wadkins of Concord, Calif.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Can you help identify this photo?

The Tribune-Herald each Saturday is publishing a photo from the Lyman Museum’s John Howard Pierce Photography Collection. The Kona Historical Society generously donated the collection in 2007. The museum is seeking help identifying the people and places in the pictures, most of which are from the 1960s and ’70s. Those with information about the subjects in the photos can contact the museum at 935-5021 or See identified photographs on Facebook at THIS PHOTO (NO. 18800) was captured June 13, 1967.

Hawaii Care Choices seeks volunteers

Hawaii Care Choices, provider of palliative, hospice and bereavement care to East Hawaii, is looking to add to its volunteer team and will conduct a training session in June for members of the community interested in giving a few hours a week to uplift others.

Obituaries for May 24

Rosal “Rose” Jamito Requilman Alconera, 82, of Hilo died May 9 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Private services held. Survived by husband, Martin Dong Alconera of Hilo; sons, Patrick McQuire “Nichu” Ng Jr., of Oahu and Edward Wagner K.J. (Lana Ishibashi) Ng of Hilo; Daughters, Nadine Haunani (Rocky) Ramo of Hilo and Laurie Ann “Pinky” (Brian) Rennick of Oregon; half-brother, Mico (Linda) Villanueva of Oahu; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.