Obituaries: July 26, 2020

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Rosaline Tagaca


Rosaline Jane “Linda” (Badua) Tagaca, 77, of Kapaau, died April 1, 2020, at Infinity Hospice Care in Las Vegas. Born June 1,1944 in North Kohala, she was a retired hotel assistant manager for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and a member of Sacred Hearts Church in Hawi.

Services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by daughters, Jerriline (Tim Caravalho) Tagaca of Kawaihae and Shawna (Amsi) Ornelas of Las Vegas; son, Dayton (Tracy) Tagaca of Waimea; sister, Shirley Pacatang of Kohala; brothers, Ben (Dorothy) Badua of Kukuihaele, Alfred (Aina) Badua of Kaneohe, Oahu, Douglas (Carmela) Badua of Kohala, Jerry (Julia) Badua of Hilo and Kenneth (Darlene) Badua of Kohala; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Albert Nishimura

Albert G. Nishimura, 92, of Hilo died July 10, 2020, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Hospice Facility. Born in Pahala, he was a retired glazier for the former Honolulu Glass Co., member of Puna Hongwanji Mission, Kyu Pahoa Kumiai, Pahoa Nikkei Jin Kai and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Private services held. Family requests no flowers and no koden (monetary gifts).

He is survived by wife, Florence Nishimura of Hilo; daughter, Laurie Nishimura of Hilo; son, Jeffrey (Tammy Molina) Nishimura of Hilo; granddaughter, Sharyse; brother, Bob Nishimura of Arizona; sisters, Doris Kuwahara of Hilo, Ellen Mizota of Kaneohe; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yvonne Baker

Yvonne Haunani Young Baker, 69, of Hilo, died July 22, 2020 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was manager and part owner of KAHU Radio Station, an independent associate for LegalShield, Kumu Hula for Ke Opio o Puna, stewardess for Aloha Airlines, professional hula dancer and model, and served AARP as a community support liaison.

Private services held.

She is survived by husband, Frederick Baker Jr.; mother, Ada Heanu Mydell Young Nomura; sisters, Nalani (David) Sing, Heanu (James) Weller; brother, Ted (Wanda Meurs) Young; nieces, nephews,grandnieces and grandnephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Roy Fukushima

Roy Mitsuo Fukushima, 66, of Keaau, died March 16, 2020 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born June 3, 1953, in Kapaa, Kauai, he was a retired plumber and member of the Plumbers and Fitters UA Local Union 675.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Aug. 1 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by daughters, Maykalena Rios and Jacqueline (Darenn) Fukushima of Keaau; sons, Roy (Ashley) Fukushima, Robert (Shannon) Fukushima and Kelvin (Kelly) Fukushima of Keaau; brothers, Glenn (Hazel) Fukushima of Keaau, Dennis (Leslie) Fukushima of Puna; sister, Lynn (Darwin) Lilly of Washington; 15 grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Davey Mahi

Davey Pomaikailani Mahi, 67, of Hilo died July 5, 2020, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired transporter and x-ray technician for Hilo Medical Center, a former warehouse worker at Sears, U.S. Army veteran and member of the Keaukaha Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. July 30 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Private committal at a later date. Casual attire.

He is survived by daughters, Aimee (Beau) Addison of Highlands, Mich., Kililani (James Kaulukukui) Mahi and Nicole (Cullen Babagay) Mahi of Hilo; brother, Darnell Mahi of Hilo; sisters, Maydean Bowman of Kohala and Ilima Mahi of North Dakota; 11 grandchildren; numberous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Rogelio Subia

Rogelio Sagabaen Subia, 72, of Keaau, died July 9, 2020 at Hilo Medical Center. Born Sept. 29, 1947, in Binsang, Pasuquin, Philippines, he was a macadamia nut picker for Royal Hawaiian Orchards in Keaau.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Aug. 7 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section).


He is survived by wife, Rosita Subia of Keaau; sons, Russell (Ressie Jane) Subia and Roger Subia of Keaau, Shayne Subia of Honolulu; daughter, Rosalie (Thomas) Subia of Keaau; brothers, Fernando (Jenafer) Subia of Honolulu and Faustino Subia of Philippines; sisters, Adoracion Subia and Arcenia Subia Fajardo of Philippines, Juanita Subia Visitacion, Lydia Subia Acierto and Merlinda Subia Lemos of Spain; hanai sisters, Estel (Igmedio) Ellazar and Emiliana (Jose) Galima of Keaau, Norma Subia of Kauai; hanai brother, Jaime (Leonila) Subia of Pahoa; five grandchildren; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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