Obituaries 02-23-18

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Francisco Cariaga

Francisco “Rico” Ventura Cariaga, 92, of Hilo, died Jan. 20, 2018, at his residence. Born June 16, 1925, in Camiling Tarlac, Philippines, he worked for Ka’u Sugar Co. and retired as a macadamia nut harvester at Mac Farms of Hawaii and was a member of the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association, American Association of Retired Persons and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo.

Friends may call 5-9 p.m. Feb. 25 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 7 p.m. service. Friends may call again 8-10 a.m. Feb. 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for a 10 a.m. Mass. Casual attire. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park.

He is survived by wife, Maria Corazon Quindiagan Esteban Cariaga of Hilo; sons, Santiago (Susing) Cariaga, Patricio (Lolit) Cariaga and Felipe (Linda) Cariaga of Naalehu; daughters, Corazon Manalo, Joane (Tyrone Campbell) Cariaga of Hilo, Frances Marie E. (Ryan Tenorio) of Hilo and Maile Jane Cariaga (Tohmas) Grant all from Hilo, Nida (Paulino) Esteban and Lorie (Roman) Huab of Philippines; parents-in-law; two sisters-in-law; seven brothers-in-law; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Maria Espejo

Maria Consolacion Alnas Espejo, 96, of Keaau died Feb. 16, 2018, at her residence. Born in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was employed at Koi Tomato Farm and the former J&L Anthurium Farm, and was member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo and the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau.

Friends may call 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Dodo Mortuary chapel; wake service at 6:30. Friends may call again 9-10 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau; Mass at 10:30. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Casual attire.

She is survived by sons, Jessie (Briana) Espejo of Sacramento, Calf., Roger (Rosario) Espejo of Papaaloa; daughters, Clarita Malavi of the Philippines, Norma (Pedro) Dela Rosa of Keaau, Nora Estantino of Keaau, Laudy (Nestor) Cabalce of Keaau, Essen Espejo Gomes of the Philippines; a daughter-in-law; brother, Valentin (Shirley) Alnas of Paahau; sisters, Maria (Jack) Welch of Arizona and Emily (Roy) Oshiro of California; 32 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert Galima

Robert “Bobby” Alan Galima, 62 of Hilo, died Feb. 10, 2018, at his residence. Born Feb. 28, 1955, in Honolulu, he was a volunteer at the public library.

Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Feb. 28 at Ballard Family Mortuary, 570 Kinoole St. in Hilo, for a celebration of life.

He is survived by mother Consolacion Galima; brothers, Rudy (Dorothy) Galima and Randy Galima; sister, Rosemarie Tamez; and uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Carol Berk

Carol Furuike Berk, 91, of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 24, 2018, at her residence. Born Jan. 25, 1926, in Kahuku, she was an executive assistant for J.C. Electronics, former owner of Carol’s Collectibles, a secretary for Dodo Mortuary Inc., Kona branch, Kona Hospital business office and Honolulu Medical Group, LPN, and a member of West Hawaii Humane Society and Mokuaikaua Congregational Church.

Private services will be held on Oahu.

She is survived by her daughter, Heather Crockett of Kailua-Kona; sons, Brent (Sue) Berk of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, and Scott (Gina) Berk of Oceanside, Calif.; sister, Joyce Sasaki of Kaimuki, Oahu; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.