Obituaries: 07-25-18

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Bronson Kaliloa


Bronson Kaimana Wei Mun Kaliloa, 46, of Keaau, died in the line of duty on July 17, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Jan. 26, 1972, in Colorado, he was a police officer.

Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4 for a 10 a.m. service at Hilo Civic Auditorium. Burial to follow at 2:45 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent to:

Bronson is survived by wife, Casey Marie Holokai Kaliloa; sons, Samson Ko’olau Kaliloa, Nathan Kaulana Kaliloa; daughter, Grace Kehaulani Kaliloa; brother, Jason Keone Kaliloa; parents, Larry and Gail Kaliloa.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

Moses Rocker

Moses “Moki” Rocker, of Kamuela, died June 23, 2018. Born July 14, 1972, in Hilo, he worked as the owner of Kamuela Woods.

A celebration of life service was held on July 14. Online condolences may be posted on

He is survived by spouse Rina; father, Richard (Dao) Rocker of Kamuela; mother, Jeanne (Vern) Engesath of Port Angeles, Wash.; brothers Kaimana (Allison) Rocker-Touhy of Lakewood, Colo.; sister Miriah Rocker of Honolulu.

Services provided by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

Patrick Hoapili

Patrick Kane Hoapili, 68, of Keaau, died June 19, 2018, at Pohai Malama. He was born in Honolulu and was a retired Realtor associate for Century 21 Home Finders of Hawaii.

Private services will be held. Contributions can be made to Hospice of Hilo. Online condolences:

He is survived by spouse, Marilynn Hoapili of Keaau; sons, Marcus (Arbine) Hoapili of Waikele, , Marde (Lillian) Smith of Honolulu; daughter, Tammie Smith of Honolulu; one sister-in-law; 4 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Hoyt Timbrook

Hoyt “Stan” Stanley Timbrook, 69, of Pahoa, died July 10, 2018, at the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Stockton, Calif., and was a retired butcher and personal chef.

No services. Online condolences:

He is survived by spouse, Donna Timbrook of Pahoa; son, Rodney Timbrook of Sonora, Calif.; daughter, Kimberley (Chris) Riggs of New Braunfle, Texas; sisters, Claudia (Ted) McGilvary of Chino Valley, Ariz. and Pamela (Rich) Moody of Sonora, Calif.; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Online condolences:

Richard Kino

Richard Kino, 96, of Hilo, died July 05, 2018, at home. Born Aug. 8, 1922, in Hilo, he was retired. He was a member of Crescent City Lions Club and New Hope Christian Fellowship Hilo.

Services to be held 9 a.m. Aug. 3 for a 10 a.m. service at New Hope Christian Fellowship Hilo. Burial to follow at noon at Veteran’s Cemetary No. 2. Online condolences may be sent to:

Richard is survived by wife, Ruth Shizuko Kino of Hilo; son Glibert (Janet) Nishihara of Hilo; daughters, Jo-Ann (Hartwell “Tabu”) Kamau; brother, Masahiro (Myra) Kino of Oahu; sisters, Haruko Nakayama of Hilo, Yoshie (Ken) Tokiyama of California; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

Ernest Abaya

Ernest “Sonny” Abaya, 79, of Ewa Beach, died July 3, 2018, in Kapolei. He was born in Hilo, and retired as a supervisor for the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Wastewater Management, and was an avid fisherman.

Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 4 at Mililani Memorial Park’s Makai Chapel, followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m.. Inurnment will be 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at Alae Cemetery in Hilo. Casual, UH, or sports attire. No flowers, please.

He was pre-deceased by daughter, Darlene Merritt.

He is survived by sons, Ernest (Barbara) Abaya, Jonathan Flores, Jace Flores; brothers, Nemecio “Jr” (Anne) Abaya, Daniel (Kathy) Abaya; sisters, Dixie “Linda” Kingsolver, Myra (Bill) Louia, Mary Abaya; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Wayne Kimoto

Wayne Mitsuo Kimoto, of Keakakekua, died July 9, 2018. Born July 9, 1950, in Kealakekua, he worked for the Department of Human Services for the State of Hawaii.

Private services will be held. No Koden is requested. Online condolences may be posted on

He is survived by brother Norman (Lana) Kimoto of Elk Grove, Calif..

Services provided by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

Dennis Lang

Dennis Lang, 70, of Kailua-Kona, died June 23, 2018, at a Seattle hospital. Born in 1947 in Newark, Ohio, he was a registered nurse, a nurse practitioner, a public health manager, and founder and professor of the Disability Studies Program at the University of Washington. During the five years of his semi-retirement in Hawaii, he continued his work on disability rights and accessibility issues at the local level.

A private service will be held at a later date in Hawaii. Donations in memory of Dennis may be made to the Dennis Lang Student Award in Disability Studies, at

Dennis is survived by wife, Sherry Riddick of Kailua-Kona; daughters Anjali (Garth Reeves) Riddick of Seattle, Nina (Justus Kovac) Lang of Bellingham, Wash.; son Micah (Sharmin Gani) Lang of Vancouver, British Columbia; five grandchildren, two sisters, one brother, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Myrna Arakaki

Myrna “Penny” Arakaki, 75, of Pahoa, died on June 20, 2018, at the Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu and was a homemaker.

Friends may call 3-4 p.m. July 28 at the Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 4 p.m. funeral service, followed by cremation. Casual attire.


She is survived by her husband, Robert Arakaki of Pahoa; son, Ryan Arakaki of Pahoa; daughters, Stacy Orpilla of Pahoa, Carleen Naeole of Pearl City, Tammy (Boy Wong) Paulo of Pahoa and Keaka (Deaton Silva) Orpilla of Pahoa; brother, Kenneth (Tiny) Wedemeyer of San Diego; sisters, Winona Gaison of Kaneohe, Oahu and Bridget (Whitney) Iseke of Kailua, Oahu; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo.

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