Obituaries: 07-06-19

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Kalisi Katoa


Kalisi Katoa, 80, of Hilo, died June 27, 2019, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born on Aug. 18, 1938, in Tonga, she was a housewife and member of the Free Church of Tonga.

A wake service was held July 5 at the Free Church of Tonga, 15-1518 17th Ave., Keaau. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. July 6 at the church. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Casual attire.

She is survived by sons, Sione (Karen) Katoa of Hilo, Salesi (Kolotita) Katoa of New Zealand, Unaloto (Janine) Katoa of New Zealand and Haileni (Kasanita) Katoa of Tonga; daughters, Uilanoma (Pulileka) Tatu of Tonga, Mele (Tapa) Tapa of Tonga and Losaline (Maka) Taufa of Tonga; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo Branch.

Consuelo Lazaro

Consuelo “Verna” Lazaro, 89, of Hawi, died June 10, 2019, on Oahu. Born Jan. 16, 1930, in North Kohala, she retired from Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in 1992 after 27 years of service and was also was a member of Kalahikiola Congregational Church in North Kohala.

Visitation will be 8-10 a.m. July 13 at the Kalahikiola Congregational Church in North Kohala from. Services begin at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Waianaia Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by husband, Herminio Lazaro; and daughters, June Salvador and Vernadette Lazaro.

She is survived by daughter, Rose Cacal (Blake) Hunrick of Waipahu; three grandchildren, Herminia (Darrell) Layton, Agustin (Becky) Salvador, Jr. and Gabriel (Kristen) Coit; seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.

Robert Perkins

Robert Kealoha Perkins, 77, of Kailua-Kona, died June 6, 2019, at Tripler Army Medical Center. Born in Hawaii on June 9, 1941, he was a self-employed industrial painter and owner of Ohana Painting. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 9 a.m. July 12 at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. The family requests casual attire.

He is survived by his companion, Roxanne Makua of Kaneohe, Oahu; sons, Robert (Bonnie) Uina of Alaska, Anthony (Ashlyn) Makahanaloa of Honolulu, Kaleo (Delina) Mahi of Alaska, Robert (Ebby) Perkins Jr. of Kailua-Kona and John (Blanche) Perkins of Las Vegas; daughters, Sophia Atoa of Kailua-Kona and Melanie (Nohea) Perkins of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Charles Perkins of Kaneohe, Oahu, Levi (Lynette) Perkins of Holualoa, William (Marsi) Perkins of Kailua-Kona; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Antone Pacheco

Antone “Tony” Pacheco, 82, of Hilo, died May 23, 2019, at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired carpenter for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. July 6 at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral services at 11 a.m., followed by cremation. Casual attire, no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Betty J. Pacheco of Hilo; sons, Brian Pacheco, Sr. and Brian Pacheco, Jr. of Hilo; daughter, Cora Pacheco of Hilo; brothers, Ernest Pacheco and John (Julia) Pacheco of Hilo; Joseph (Rose) Pacheco of Ninole and Wilfred Pacheco of Fern Acres; sisters, Evelyn (Mario) Fernandez of Hilo, Carol Ah Puck of Papaaloa, Georgina “Gina” Labisores of Volcano and Rosie Crivello of Papaikou; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo.

Francis Harris Sr.

Francis G. “Macky” Harris, Sr., 75, of Pepeekeo, died May 24, 2019, at the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo and was a foreman with Jas W. Glover and a member of the Side by Side Motorcycle Ohana.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. July 6 at the Dodo Mortuary chapel where a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Casual attire.

He is survived by son, Francis (Dana) Harris, Jr. of Keaau; brothers, Chris (Maile) Harris and Richard (Kaipo) Harris of Hilo; sisters, Winona Ipolani (Jordan) Hai-Kelly Rosado of Kalapana, Mary Ann Gouveia and Lucille Rodrigues of Hilo, Beverly Harris Abiley of Ainaloa, Lillian Rodrigues of Oceanside, Calif. and Cecilia Pegg of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo.

George Fukushima

George Tsutomu Fukushima, 83, of Hilo, died May 7, 2019, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born March 3, 1936, in Hilo, he was a retired financial advisor and sales representative, U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Tenrikyo Kilauea Church.

Private services were held. Family requests no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Ruth Okino Fukushima of Hilo; son, Kyle Tsutomu Fukushima of Hilo; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Nancy Callahan

Nancy Merle Chapman Callahan, 88, died from heart failure June 30, 2019, at her home in Kailua-Kona. Born in 1930, she taught for 17 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District, moved to Hawaii in 1987 with her husband, and painted impressionistic scenes.

A celebration of life honoring Nancy will be held on Saturday, July 20, at the Callahan residence, from 1-4 p.m. Call 329-1401 for directions.


She is survived by husband, Patrick Callahan; children; Maureen Fitzgerald Ridley of Eugene, Ore., Lucinda Fitzgerald Swain of Roseville, Calif., and Robert Fitzgerald of Apopka, Fla.; grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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