Obituaries: July 7, 2020

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Lito Asuncion


Lito Macatbag Asuncion, 69, of Hilo, died June 23, 2020 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired program planner for elderly affairs in the counties of Kauai and Hawaii, former manager and co-owner of Prince Kuhio One Hour Photo in Hilo, co-founder, first president, and advisor of Sariling Gawa Youth Council, and former officer and member of several Filipino and professional organizations in Hawaii.

Services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to or M. Asuncion, PO Box 4216, Hilo, HI 96720.

He is survived by wife, Mildred Macugay Asuncion; son, Rico Macugay Asuncion; sisters, Guillerma Cabie of West Covina, California, and Gloria (Feliciano) Bautista of Diamond Bar, California; brothers, Edward Lee (Fidela) Asuncion of Honolulu, and Nestor (Chandell) Asuncion of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Lynda Dela Rosa

Lynda Dela Rosa, 76, of Kailua-Kona, died June 24, 2020 at Kona Community Hospital. Born May 8, 1944, in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired housekeeper at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, former Keauhou Beach Hotel, Royal Seacliff, and a member of the Ilocano Ancestry Club.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. July 10 at Dela Rosa’s residence at 74-5060 Kealapua St. in Kailua-Kona for an all-night vigil. Friends may also call at 9 a.m. July 11 at Kona Outdoor Circle for a 10 a.m. service. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. The family requests casual attire.

She is survived by son, Lyndon Dela Rosa of Kailua-Kona; brother, Benito (Ludina) Castillo of Waipahu, Oahu; sisters, Cris (Deo) Santiago of San Diego, Ninita (Rey) Labo of Philippines, and Milagros (Pedro) Tungpalan of Kailua-Kona; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tsugio Miyashiro

Tsugio Miyashiro, 90, of Captain Cook, died June 22, 2020 at Straub Medical Center. Born April 12, 1930, in Hawi, he was a groundskeeper.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. July 10 at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa for a service. Casual attire.

He is survived by sister-in-law, Tszemei Miyashiro of Captain Cook; numerous nieces and nephews; and several cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Margo Branco

Margo Lorelei Victorine Branco, 77, of Hilo, died June 7, 2020, at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Hilo, she was a retired customer service representative with the Matson Navigation Co., a former operator with Hawaiian Telephone and member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. July 17 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for visitation. Casual attire is requested and the family asks that flowers be omitted.


She is survived by companion, Leo Crivello of Hilo; son, Stephen (Noe Farm) Branco of Hilo; daughter, Jennifer (Daryl) Nicholson of Canada; brother, Clyde (Valerie) Victorine of Hilo; sisters, Beverly Chow of Hilo and Marylou DeLuz of Mountain View; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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