Obituaries: October 18, 2020

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Henry Caravalho Jr.


Henry “Brother” Caravalho Jr., 71, of Waikoloa, died Oct. 8, 2020, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born Oct. 8, 1949, in Honokaa, he was a retired assistant manager and former night auditor for Outrigger Hotels of Hawaii and a fisherman.

No services are planned. The family requests no flowers or koden (monetary offerings).

He is survived by wife, Carla van Vliet of Waikoloa; sisters, Linda (Ken) Fischer and Carol (Craig) Yamaguchi all of Waimea; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Stanley Fujimori

Stanley Setsuo Fujimori, 79, of Hilo, died July 15, 2020, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Facility. Born Oct. 12, 1940, in Hakalau, he was a retired cook for the Naniloa Hotel and a U.S. Army veteran.

Private services held. The family requests no flowers or koden (monetary offerings).

He is survived by brothers, Robert (Doris) Fujimorim of Hilom and Richard Fujimorim of Los Angeles; sisters, Jean (Wallace) Sumidam of Los Angeles, and Pauline (Eduardo) Chaparrom of Florida; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Alva Elliott

Alva Ray Elliott, 85, of Kealakekua, died Oct. 6, 2020, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Oct. 28, 1934, in Roswell, New Mexico, she was a retired pastor of Kona Gospel Church.

Services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by sons, James Elliott Jr. of Hookena, Timothy Elliott of Kealakekua, David (Laura) Elliott of Holualoa, and Robert Elliott of Hookena; daughter, Sheryl (Doug) Hauler of Kailua-Kona; sister, Lee Hall of Indiana; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sandra Glendinning-Legacy

Sandra Jean Glendinning-Legacy, 71, of Kailua-Kona, died Oct. 4, 2020 in Kailua-Kona. She was born July 1, 1949, in California. Sandra worked as a home maker.

She is survived by sons Iain Glendinning of Goleta, California; Neil Glendinning of Goleta, California; brother Johnny (Cindy) Johnson of Tustin, California; sisters Wendi Street of Lake Forest, California; and Judi Pusey of London, England.

No services will be held at this time.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Derek Alatan

Derek G. Alatan, 65, of Keaau, died Aug. 13, 2020, at his residence. Born in Hilo, he worked at Aloha Papaya, Hilo Coast Processing Co., and Homelani Memorial Park and was a member of Sure Foundation Church in Puna.

Condolences may be mailed to Debbie Alatan, HCR1 Box 4105, Keaau, HI 96749-9707. Contact the family for information on services.

He is survived by wife, Debbie Alatan; son, Ivan Alatan of Honokaa; daughters, Kelly (Brent) Raymond of Keaau and Kim (DJ) White of Waikoloa; brother, Alan (Sandra) Alatan of Keaau; sisters, Corinne (Kirk) Awong and Lori (Zach) Picar, all of Hilo; grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Mitsuko Holi

Mitsuko Holi, 95, of Hilo, died Sept. 30, 2020, at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, she was retired from the former Sheraton Waiakea Village.

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

She is survived by son, Wallace (Gloria) Holi of Hilo; daughter, Stephanie (Russel) Taketa of Hilo; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Darryn Yamamoto

Darryn Haruto Yamamoto, 67, of Hilo, died Oct. 7, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, he was retired from Hawaii County Department of Public Works Highway Maintenance Division, also worked for HPM Building Supply and member of United Public Workers Retirees.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by wife, Debra (Toriano) Yamamoto of Hilo; daughter, Dana (Daniel) Kuramoto of Hilo; son, Dustin (Kacy) Yamamoto of Honolulu; brothers, Iran Yamamoto and Dan Yamamoto of Hilo; sister, Verna (Randy) Yamabe of Kona; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Louis Deetman

Louis “Fred” Deetman, 88, of Hilo, died Oct. 13, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in The Hague, Holland, the Netherlands, he was a retired self-employed accountant and tax preparer, Elder and member of the Berean Bible Church, served in the Royal Netherlands Army and was a member of The Salvation Army advisory board.

He is survived by wife, Helena Deetman of Hilo; a nephews in Hilo and California; many other family and relatives in Holland.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Billy Adam

Billy Gene Adam, 87, of Kurtistown, died Oct. 11, 2020, at Hawaii Care Choices Formerly Hospice. Born April 28, 1933, in Colorado, he was a retired telephone installer.

No services. The family requests no koden (monetary offerings).

He is survived by wife, Eiko Adam, of Kurtistown; children, Russell Adam of San Jose, California, Robin Adam of Sacramento, Calif., and Valerie (Adam) Peters of Kurtistown; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.



An obituary published Tuesday for Arthur Earl Silva, 74, of Honokaa, who died Oct. 6, 2020, incorrectly spelled the name of surviving daughter, Joe-na lee (Chris) Corpus, of Hilo, due to information provided by the mortuary. It is the policy of West Hawaii Today to correct promptly any misleading or incorrect information when it is brought to the attention of the newspaper.

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