Obituaries: 07-24-18

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Travis Torres


Travis Shayne “Kai” Torres, 32, of Las Vegas and Mountain View, died June 22, 2018, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was self-independent as a style consultant for custom men’s dress clothing.

Friends may call at 6 p.m. July 27 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a celebration of life at 7 p.m. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by parents, George and Rose Marie Torres of Mountain View; sisters, Georgie (Daryl) Sampaga of Hilo, Tina (David) Paio of Pahoa, and Corina Torres of Mountain View; brother, Timothy Torres of Mountain View; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Philip Bell

Philip Donald Bell, 68, of Kailua-Kona, died July 5, 2018, in Kailua-Kona. Born in Long Beach, Calif., he was a roofer in construction and a fisherman.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and David Steinkraus of Goodyear, Ariz.; and two nephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Robert Adams

Robert Law Adams, 69, of Kailua-Kona, died June 11, 2018, at Kona Community Hospital. Born April 25, 1949, in Reno, Nev., he was a project developer for Kaizen Energy Solutions, a retired salesman for the former Island Chevrolet and a member of Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. July 29 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity. Brunch to follow.

He is survived by wife, Julie Adams of Kailua-Kona; son, Marshall (Brittany LeMaire) Adams of Oregon; daughter, Alexandra (David) Gonzalez of Texas; brother, Richard (Ann-Marie) Adams, Gregory (Mary Jo) Adams all of Nevada; numerous nieces.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Tasha-Nicolle Gali

Tasha-Nicolle Auli’i Gali, 28, of Hilo, died July 3, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo on Nov. 26, 1989, she was a caregiver and was with the Honokohau Sailing Club and member of Immaculate Conception Church.

Visitation will be 4 p.m. Aug. 3 at Immaculate Conception Church in Holualoa for a 6 p.m. rosary and 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue at the church at 8 a.m. Aug. 4 with a 10 a.m. Mass. The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcome. Condolences may be sent to Johnnette and Michael Sasaoka at 27310 Witte Rd. SE, Maple Valley, WA. 98038.

She is survived by her mother, Johnnette (Michael) Decoito-Gali-Sasaoka of Maple Valley, Wash.; father, Frederick Gali of Ocean View; brothers, Justin-Wade Gali of Kailua-Kona and Michael-Jordan Gali of Holualoa; stepsister, Shana (Aaron) Galan-Robinson of Kailua-Kona; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

David Lyons

David Christopher Lyons, 55, of Hilo, died May 9, 2018, at home. Born on Dec. 8, 1962, in Wahiawa, Oahu, he was a health caregiver.

Visitation will be held from 8-10 a.m. July 28 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou, for a 10 a.m. memorial Mass. Casual attire.

He is survived by siblings, Timothy (Marci) Lyons of Kaneohe, Oahu, Mary Lyons Pantohan of Fruita, Colo., Raymond (Leilani) Lyons of Wailuku, Maui, Michael (Colleen) Lyons of Coronado, Calif., Kittrick Lyons of Hilo and Eugene (Prudencio Rodriguez) Lyons of San Diego.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo Branch.

Myron Nachbar

Myron “Butch” Alexander Nachbar, II, 73, of Volcano, died July 15, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired foreign language teacher for Saint Joseph Jr-Sr High School, Hilo High School, Kohala High and Elementary School and Honokaa High School, volunteer with the Peace Corps, graduate of Gonzaga University, and member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church and the Hawaii Island Retired Teachers Association.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. July 28 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa for a 9:45 a.m. eulogy and 10 a.m. Mass. Urn burial follows in the church cemetery. The family requests casual attire.

He is survived by brothers, Glenn (Betty) Nachbar of Spokane, Wash., Daniel Nachbar of Honokaa; sister, Dr. Marlene Nachbar (Archie Hapai, III) Hapai of Kurtistown; grand-uncle, William (Frances) Andrade of Ahualoa; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, a grandnephew, great-grandnieces and a great-grandnephew.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lauriana Bibilone

Lauriana “Laurie” Bibilone, 85, of Mountain View, died July 15, 2018, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born on July 4, 1933, in Olaa, she was a retired cook for Chaddy’s, Boomers Fountain and Kuhio Grill in Hilo. She also was a waitress at the Plantation Kitchen at the Sheraton Waiakea Village and a member of the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Mountain View.

Friends may call 5-6 p.m. July 29 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel for a 6 p.m. memorial (urn) service. Casual attire; flowers and lei are welcomed. An urn committal will be held at noon July 30 at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.


She is survived by husband, Pablo Bibilone of Mountain View; sons, Renwick Bibilone of Volcano and Bert (Janet) Bibilone of Hilo; daughter, Robbie Skupa of Las Vegas; brothers, Pedro (Lottie) Haspe of Hilo and Hilario (Allen) Ramiscal of Hawaiian Paradise Park; four grandchildren; one brother-in-law; one sister-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.

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