Obituaries: 07-08-18

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Hannah Wilson


Hannah Mahi Wilson, 77, of Kailua-Kona, died June 19, 2018, at the Kona Community Hospital. Born June 1, 1941, in Kalaoa, she was a laundry worker for Young’s Laundry and Payless Cleaners, a nurse’s aide at Tripler Medical Center, a volunteer food distributor and lei maker, and a member of the South Kona Assembly of God, Kuakahela Ohana and the 700 Club.

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. July 14 at the South Kona Assembly of God church in Honaunau. Funeral service begins at 10 a.m. The family requests aloha attire and flowers are welcome.

She is survived by her companion, John Saito of Honaunau; daughters, Geraldine (Kalai) Mahi-Kalaukoa of Kapolei, Oahu, Mary Ellen (Carl) Richards of Hilo, Dora Jean Nihoa of Honolulu, Joana (Greg) Bright of Hilo, Leiana Nihoa-Keawehu of Honolulu, Pomai Mahi of Hilo, Tirza (Trent) Palacat of Kailua-Kona, and Triva Alves of Ocean View; sons, Thomas Wilson of Hilo, Chico (Renee) McNeal of Kailua-Kona, Herbert (Anna) Wilson of Waianae, Oahu, Edla (Brandy) Wilson, Jr. of Waipahu, Oahu, and Curtis (Tina) Wilson of Kailua-Kona; hanai sons, Jimmy Brede and John (Kristine) D’Amato of Oahu; hanai daughters, Francine Rosa of Nanakuli, Oahu, Michelle (Conrad) Molina of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sisters; Isabella Medeiros of Kohala and Elizabeth Fukuda of Honolulu; 84 grandchildren; 104 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Charles Roy

Charles Davis Roy, 86, of Kailua-Kona, died in Kailua-Kona on Feb. 24, 2018. Born on Aug. 27, 1931, he served in the U.S. Army and worked as a police officer in the San Jose, Calif., area.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. July 22 at the home of Ester and Dickie Nelson. Please call 285-7305 for directions. Online condolences may be posted on

He is preceded in death by his wife Kate Carson and son Patrick Alapai Roy. He is survived by son Jeffery (Anita) Roy of Kailua-Kona; sister Heather K. Roy (Frank) Minton of Seattle, Washington.

Services provided by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

Sunnie Delatorre

Sunnie Delatorre, 36, of Honokaa, died June 15, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. Born June 30, 1981, in Honokaa, she was a homemaker.

Wake services will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 13. Visitation from 8-10 a.m. July 14. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at Honokaa Mormon Church. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

She is survived by husband, Jason Delatorre of Honokaa; sons, Kainalu Delatorre, Kaulike Delatorre, Kana’ina Delatorre of Honokaa; mother, Aloha Dela Rosa of Honokaa; brothers, Douglas (Sheena) Nakata Jr. of Pa’auhau, Alfredo (Maria) Dela Rosa III of Kihei, Maui, Kapena (Adele Downing) Dela Rosa of Honokaa; sisters, Sheneh (Pat Lactaoen) Dela Rosa of Kukuihaele, Shyenne (Thomas Walker) Dela Rosa of Kamuela, Summer (Xaryn Matsu) Dela Rosa of Honokaa, Shennon (Shane Thompson) Dela Rosa of Honokaa; hanai brothers, Gil Motas of Molokai, Kealohapono Mason of Lahaina, Maui; hanai sisters, Maehkyne Mason of Lahaina, Maui, Royalan Cordaban of Colorado; hanai son, Micah Canionero of Honokaa; father-in-law; mother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

George Danao

George Danao, 66, of Hilo, died June 10, 2018, at Pohai Malama Care Center. Born December 23, 1951, in Guam, he was self-employed, GWD Computer Consultants.

Services to be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to:

He is survived by spouse Pamela Danao of Hilo; son, Kyle Danao of Hilo; daughters Georgeann (Carl) Reyes of Kailua-Kona; brothers Joseph Danao of Tennessee, Carl (Leina) Danao of Ewa Beach; sisters Elizabeth (Alvin) Goo of Kauai, Patricia (Bruce) Fujinaga of Waianae, Lynn (Kasey) Danao of Honolulu; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

Georgana Watkins

Georgana “Georgie” Carol Watkins, 74, of Kailua Kona, died June 20, 2018, at Kona Community Hospital. Born June 8, 1944, in Long Beach, California, she was a retired sales clerk for Jeans Warehouse and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Services were held Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kailua Kona.

She is survived by brothers, Nels (Kathleen) Potter of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Michael (Tony Koste) Potter of Irving, Texas; sister, Linda (Paul) Bostwick of Encinitas, California; partner, Lance Sundquist of Kailua Kona; numerous friends, nephews and a niece.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Victoria Scott

Victoria Ann Scott, 61, of Kailua-Kona, died June 29, 2018, at her residence. Born in Yokohama, Japan, on March 17, 1957, she was a graphic artist.

A celebration of life will be held from 1-4 p.m. July 15 at Kaloko Ponds in Kailua-Kona.

She is survived by her daughters, Keana (Greg Awa) Mersberg and Konane Mersberg of Kailua-Kona; sister, Sylvia Scott of Marina, CA; hanai sister, Laura Brown of Kailua-Kona; five grandchildren, one great grandchild and a nephew.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Mildred Pacheco

Mildred “Dolly” Marie Pacheco, 85, of Hilo, died on July 3, 2018, at home. Born on Nov. 27, 1932, in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo.

Visitation will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on July 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo; funeral Mass at 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Casual attire.

She is survived by, son, Donald (Maureen) Pacheco of Hilo; daughters, Nancy (Shawn) Kawakami of Las Vegas, Nevada and Corrina (Russell) Pacheco of Hilo; goddaughter, Diana Berrien of Oahu; sister, Dorothy Wright of Oahu; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo Branch.

Kyle Fukui,

Kyle Kekuhaupio Fukui, 36, of Concord, Calif., died June 23, 2018 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a social service program assistant for Contra Costa County and overall supervisor at Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, assistant basketball coach for Blaze All Out Sports League and an avid sports fan.

Services were held at Duggan’s Serra Mortuary in Daly City, Calif.

He is survived by wife, Pamela Leila Fukui; sons, Jonathan James Fukui, Jesse Makoa Fukui; mother, Debra Lubahn Parsley; father, Llewellyn (Sanoe) Fukui; siblings, Ashley (Robyn) Forsberg, Harold “Puni” (Erica) Keyes, Rhiannon Fukui, Alexis Keyes; step-father, grandmothers, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Benjamin Ballesteros

Benjamin “Ben” “Benny” Sanut Ballesteros, 91, of Paauhau, died on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at home. He was born on March 10, 1927 in Paauhau, Hawaii. He was a retired crew chief for the former Hamakua Sugar Company and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He was also a unit chairman of the I.L.W.U.; member of the Pensioners Club; and former board member of the Paauhau Village Community Association.


Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on July 13 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; Funeral Service at 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire and no flowers.

Survived by daughters, Jackie Belanio of Honokaa, Sylvia (John) Yadao of Paauilo, Beryl Ann (Wernher) Acido of Papaikou and Audra (Robert Reis) Silvano of Paauhau; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo Branch.

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