Obituaries: 12-30-17

Elvira Ramos

Elvira Deguito Ramos, 70, of Hilo, died May 17, 2017, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born Jan. 3, 1947, in Quezon City, Philippines, she was the proprietor of an accounting firm.

A celebration of life will take place 6-7 p.m. Jan. 3, 2017, at the Homelani Chapel. Casual attire, no flowers, no monetary donations requested. Online condolences:

She is survived by caretaker, Paul and Constance Bee of Hilo; two sisters, Mila Ramos of Manila, Philippines and Meg Ramos of Manila, Philippines; two brothers, Jerry Ramos of Manila, Philippines and Roli (Kathy) Ramos of Kaneohe; niece.

David Boyle

David James Boyle, 77, of Keaau, died Dec. 21, 2017, at Hilo Medical Center. Born on July 4, 1940, in Tacoma, Wash.; he was a retired high school teacher.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

He is survived by sons, Troy Boyle, Todd Boyle and David Boyle of Tacoma, Wash.; daughter, Theresa Boyle of Tacoma, Wash.; brothers, Art Boyle of Tacoma, Wash. and Ron Boyle of Keaau; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Masako Tateishi

Masako Tateishi, 93, of Pepeekeo, died Dec. 4, 2017, at home. She was born in Hilo and was a retired seamstress with the former Y. Hata Dry Goods and a member of Honomu Hongwanji Mission.

Private services held. No monetary donations.

She is survived by sons, Brian Tateishi of Pepeekeo and Dean (Caren) Tateishi of Maui; sisters, Annette Hatakenaka of Pepeekeo and Patsy (Mino) Takaesu of Hawaii Kai; two grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo.

Francis Perez

Francis (Francisca) Perez, 93, of Hilo, died Dec. 20, 2017, at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Kohala, she was a retired housekeeper, member of United Puerto Rican Association, former Family Christian Center and an avid Kachi Kachi dancer.

Friends may call at 11 a.m. Jan. 4 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a noon service. Burial follows at Alae Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by daughter, Barbara Reveira of Hilo; sons, John (Rachelle Yamashita) Perez, Jr., Leroy (Katie) Perez, Thomas (Marjie) Perez, all of Hilo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Melvin Viloria

Melvin “Mel” Viloria, 74, of Waimea, died Dec. 1, 2017, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born Sept. 7, 1943, in Honolulu, he was a retired chief agent for Hawaiian Airlines at Keahole Kona International Airport.

A celebration of Life will be held 9 a.m. Jan. 13 at Kahua Ranch in North Kohala. Service at 10 a.m. Refreshments to follow. Condolences may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 2283, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743.

He is survived by wife, Kim Viloria of Waimea; son, Melvin R. Viloria, daughter, Alyce Viloria both of Honolulu; sister, Sandra (Claude) Caravalho of North Kohala; one granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.