Obituaries 01-18-19

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Debra Fero


Debra Lyn Fero, of Kailua-Kona, died Dec. 27, 2018. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, she enjoyed creating with her hands, especially painting.

A celebration of life was held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on Jan. 12; a celebration of life in Fairbanks will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Debbie would have appreciated a donation to Turtle Beach in Hawaii.

Survived by father, David A. Fero Sr. of Anchorage, Alaska; mother, Mary Ann Giboney of Springfield, Missouri; sister, Sandra M. Fero and partner James Blue or North Pole, Alaska; brother, David A. Fero Jr. of Little Rock, Arkansas; and sister Tonia M. (Robert) Blue of Fairbanks, Alaska; numerous nieces and nephews.

Rachael Hanohano

Rachael Hoolana Hanohano, 83, of Hilo, died Dec. 1 at the Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Hilo and was a retired clerk/typist with the former Hilo Hospital and a member of the Island Praise Ministry.

Visitation 9-11 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m., followed by cremation. Casual attire, no flowers.

She is survived by her husband, George Hanohano, Sr. of Hilo; sons, George (Trudy) Hanohano, Jr., Donovan Hanohano, Charles (Lurae) Hanohano, Joseph (Paula) Hanohano and John (Nani) Hanohano, all of Hilo; daughters, Georgianna Kopper, Donna Hanohano, Charlee Ann (Elswood) Noeau and Kuuipo (Kevin) Lyman, all of Hilo; brothers, Lawrence (Sue) Poai and George Poai, both of Hilo and Dennis (Ellen) Poai of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Eva Rowe, Mabel Iopa, Sybil (Jim) Evans and Cathy (John) Simmons, all of Hilo; 23 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces &nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo

Fumio Hamakawa

Fumio Hamakawa, 93, of Hilo, died Nov. 28, 2018, at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. He was born in Hilo and was a small business owner specializing in heavy duty equipment and parts and was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Visitation 4-5 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Private urn committal at a later date. Aloha attire, in lieu of koden (monetary donations) to the family, memorial donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America—Aloha Council, Pukahi District or the Hawaii Island United Way.

He is survived by his wife, Emiko Hamakawa of Hilo; daughter, Dale Hamakawa of San Francisco; sons, Gary (Darlene) Hamakawa of Honolulu, Craig (Lyn) Hamakawa of San Francisco and Ron Hamakawa of Seattle; brother, Kiyoshi (Mikako) Hamakawa of Hilo; a sister-in-law; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; nieces &nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo

Edward Rose

Edward “Brother Ed” Rose, Jr., 84, of Keaau, and formerly of Honolulu, died Dec. 24, 2018, at the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Waipio Valley, and was a retired truck driver with the former Pacific Cement and Hawaiian Cement Co., a member of the Living Waters Assembly of God Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 19) at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Friends may also call at 9 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 22) at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2 Columbarium for an urn committal service. Casual attire.

He is survived by his wife, Julia Rose of Pahoa; sons, Thomas Rose of the mainland, Stephen (Deeann Meheula) Rose of Hilo, Danny (Donna) Gonsalves and Edward Rose, III, both of Honolulu; daughters, Alicia Rose, Bernadette Gonsalves, and Edie (Alizabeth) Rose, all of Honolulu, Julie Ann Deguair of Keaau, Georgette Rosa and Phyllis (Charles) Dudoit, both of Hilo; a daughter-in-law; sister, Nani McEnroe of Alabama; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces &nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo

Loretta Park

Loretta Kim Oi Park, 84, of Mountain View, died Dec. 17, 2018, at the Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation &Nursing Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired billing clerk for Clinical Labs of Hawaii, member of the Hawaii County R.S.V.P. and Keaau Seniors Club.

Private services held.

Survived by daughters, Cheryl (Darrel) Rogers of North Bend, Washington, Lori (Henry) Navaja of Mililani, Lisa Park of Mountain View; sons, Michael Park of Hilo, Marvin Park of Mountain View; sister, Patricia Wong of Honolulu; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces &nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lydia Baclig

Lydia Tinaza Baclig, 50, of Pepeekeo, died Dec. 30, 2018 at Hilo Medical Center. Born March 8, 1968, in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she worked at Hilo Seaside Hotel.

Friends may call at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 7 p.m. wake. All-night vigil follows at the family residence. Friends may again call at 8 a.m. Jan. 25 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for a 10 a.m. Mass. Burial follows at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, Arnulfo Baclig; children, Arlyn (Sherwin) Baclig, Maria (Gerald) Baclig, Cristy (Bernard) Baclig, Jeny (Ronnie) Baclig; siblings, Lolita (Jose) Valderama, Merlinda (William) Sy, Yolanda (Alfonso) Asunio, Rolando (Emelyn) Tinaza, Sr., Luzviminda (Juanito) Vincente, Lilia (Randall) Fernandez; five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Arillia Ching

Arillia Ann Ching, 78, of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 8, 2019, at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Wichita County, Texas on June 7, 1940, she was a bookkeeper for Parker Ranch.

Private services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by her sons, Leroy (Missy) Ching Jr. of Kailua-Kona and Eric (Rena) Ching of Captain Cook; daughter, Jennifer Ching-Lopez of New York; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Velma Touraine

Velma J. Touraine, 101, of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 3, 2019, at her residence. Born Dec. 8, 1917, in Glencoe, Oklahoma, she was a homemaker.

Private service to be held at a later date.

She is survived by daughter, Emily Rainbow Touraine of New Mexico; sister, Emily Botsford of Oregon; numerous hanai family and friends.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Terrence Tohara

Terrence “Terry” Jun Tohara, 69, of Hawi, died Dec. 21, 2018, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in North Kohala on June 11, 1949, he was a retired special education teacher. He served as a Latter-day Saints missionary at the Northern Indian Mission, a caregiver and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kohala Ward.

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 19 at the LDS Kohala ward in Hawi; funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. A memorial service will also be held noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at Lakeview Chapel, 155 W. 1600 S, Orem, Utah.


He is survived by his mother, Carol Tohara of Hawi; wife, Judy Tohara of Hawi; sons, Keli (Christy) Tohara of Eagle Mountain, UT and Ryan Tohara of Salt Lake City, UT; daughters, Ruth (David) Mullins of Orem, UT, Naomi (Nicholas) Masina of South Jordan, UT, Emma Tohara of Provo, UT, Catherine (Sione) Fonohema of Pleasant Grove, UT; brothers, Ryan Tohara of Makiki, John (Kaycee) Tohara of Hurricane, UT, Marshall (Linda) Tohara of Kailua-Kona; sister, Shari(Paul) Tohara of Ahualoa, HI; 15 grandchildren; several hanai children; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

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