Obituaries: 07-04-18

Charlie Carroll

Charlie Carroll, 64, of Honaunau, died July 12, 2017, in California. Born on July 16, 1952, in Miami, he moved to Hawaii in 1978. He was a coffee farmer, liked to hunt, and enjoyed fishing and surfing.


Celebration of life will be held 10 a.m. July 15 at Pu’uhonua O Honaunau.

He is survived by his wife Carol Carroll of Honaunau, two daughters Noelani Riskas (Brian Riskas) and Chelsea Carroll of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; one grandchild.

Louise Haanio

Louise Gun Hoa Haanio, 103, of Kailua-Kona, died May 19, 2018, at the Wahiawa General Hospital on Oahu. Born in Hilo, she worked at various Chinese restaurants in Hilo and was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona and Keauhou Kumiai.

Friends may call 1-2:45 p.m. July 6 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church; funeral Mass at 3 p.m.. Friends may call again 8:30–10 a.m. July 7 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo; prayer service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

She is survived by son, Victor (Toni Claire) Haanio of Kona; daughter, Judy (Eugene) Gold of Waialua; three sisters-in-law; one granddaughter; nine hanai grandchildren, four hanai great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ann Kaupu

Mrs. Ann Michele Kaupu, 69, of Ocean View, died May 30, 2018, at her residence. Born on July 10, 1948, in Detroit, she was a homemaker, seamstress and artist.

A celebration of life will be held at noon on July 14 at the family’s residence at 92-9017 Lehua Lane in Ocean View. The family requests casual attire.

She is survived by her husband, McKinley Kaupu and daughter, Madison Kaupu of Ocean View; hanai sons, Jeffrey Haalilio of Ocean View and Moku Haina of Hilo; hanai daughter, Layna Haina of Ocean View; brothers, Richard May of Hayden, Idaho, and Timothy (Jamie) May of Concord, Calif.; one hanai grandson; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Thomas Ballesteros, Jr.

Thomas Ballesteros, Jr., 42, of Kona died June 23, 2018, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Sept. 24, 1975, in Pahala, he was a farm laborer and a member of the Hawaii National Guard.

A celebration of life will be held at noon on July 7 at Waiohinu Park in Ka’u. The family requests casual attire.

He is survived by his daughter, Kellsie Ballesteros of Keeau; son, Joey Fernando of Kamuela; mother, Jeannette Ballesteros of Hilo; sisters, Rachel (Rick) Velez of Ocean View, Annette (Sonia) Graciidis of Kona, Tina (Ladd) DeMello of Glenwood; brothers, Amando (Robbinette) Alameida of Ocean View, and Edward (Emily) Kawamoto of Kamuela; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Richard Wong, Jr.

Richard Kwai Mun Wong, Jr., 83, of Pahoa, died June 9, 2018, at his residence. Born in Palama, Oahu, he was a retired block setter/cement finisher for Masons & Plasters Local 630 and a member of the Pahoa Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

A visitation will take place 1-1:30 p.m. July 7 at the Hawaiian Shores Community Center, 15-859 Kahakai Boulevard in Pahoa. A memorial service will take place at 1:30 p.m. Family requests aloha attire and no flowers.

He is survived by spouse, Margaret Wong of Hawaiian Beaches; sons, Richard Wong III of Hawaiian Beaches, Paul (Miona) Wong of Salt Lake, Oahu, Jarrod (Ronda) Wong of Peoria, Ariz., and Travis Wong of Hawaiian Beaches; daughter, Vibiana Wong of Kapolei, Oahu; three brothers, Dalton “Sheriff” (Mary) Wong of Waimanalo, Oahu, Dennis “Honey Boy” Wong of Waianae, Oahu, and Clifford (Carmen) Wong of Ewa Beach; two sisters, Glenda Kahele of Kalihi, Oahu and Marilyn Wong of Nanakuli, Oahu; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Online condolences:

Yoichi Oba

Mr. Yoichi Stanley Oba, 84, died June 23, 2018, of Papaikou, in the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. Born in Paauhau, Hawaii on Sept. 21, 1933, he was retired from the former Hamakua Sugar Company as a machinist. He was a member of the Taishoji Soto Mission in Hilo and Senior Bowling League.

Visitation will be held 3-4 p.m. July 8 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo, memorial service will begin at 4 p.m. Casual attire. He is survived by, brothers, Harold T. (Lily) Oba of Los Angeles, and Charles (Helen) Oba of Hilo; sisters, Shigeno (Takeshi) Kawamoto of Papaikou, Harriet Huber of Henderson, Nevada, Gladys Lopez of Hilo and Karen (Richard Davis) Oba of San Diego, California; predeceased by sister, Hatsuno (Takeyoshi) Fujimoto; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. in Hilo.

Samuel Toler, Sr.

Samuel Kay Toler, Sr., 68, of Keaau, died on June 14, 2018, at home. Born in Goldsboro, N.C., he was a cane truck driver for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., a security guard for the Hilo Airport security and retired as a porter with the Hilo Porter Services at the Hilo International Airport, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. into the evening July 7 at the Toler residence in Keaukaha, 195 Todd Ave. for a celebration of life gathering. Casual attire, no flowers.

He is survived by his wife, Leona Toler of Keaukaha; sons, Samuel K. (Diana) Toler, Jr. of Keaau, Stephen L. (Ashley) Toler of Hilo and Shamus K. (Breanna) Toler of Hilo; daughters, Inglish L. (Vernon Tabiolo) Toler of Kohala, Tiffany R. (Phillip Blas) Toler of Keaau and Jordana P. (Kristy Kobayashi) Toler of Keaau; brothers, Danny (Pam) Toler of Va., Larry Toler of N.C., Jackie “Jake” (Joni) Toler of Tennessee and Michael (Carolyn) King of North Carolina; sisters, Martha Wolfe of Ruby Tobin, and Nora Tipton all of North Carolina.; 14 grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo.

Zachary MacQuiston

Zachary MacQuiston, 46, of Keaau, died on April 23, 2018, at home. He was born in Hilo.

Friends may call 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7 at the Makuu Farmers Market for a celebration of life gathering.


He is survived by his wife, Malia B. MacQuiston of Keaau; daughter, Chyanne Carlos of Texas; sisters, Bernadette Nevoso of Texas and Kanani Balai of Hilo; brother, Ernest (Kimberly) Grace, Jr. of Maui; one grandson, numerous other brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo.

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