Obituaries: November 13, 2020

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Sung Baldwin


Sung Cha Baldwin, 85, of Hilo, died Oct. 26, 2020, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Korea, she was a retired seamstress, cosmetologist, and sold her handcrafted muumuus and dresses at the Hilo Farmer’s Market for over 20 years.

Private services held. Family asks donations be made to the Alzheimers Association in her memory.

She is survived by son, H. Tim (Hilda) Baldwin of Hilo; sister, Hyok Ja Akiyama of Pearl City, Oahu; brothers, Hyuk Song Kwon and Hyuk Yong Kwon of Los Angeles, and Hyuk Nam Kwon of Waipahu, Oahu; and four granddaughters.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Cayetano Julian

Cayetano Lucas Julian, 89, of Pahoa, died Oct. 23, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Aug. 8, 1931, in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines; he was a sugarcane cutter for the former Puna Sugar Co. and he also was a member of the Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Nov. 20 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. services. Friends may also call at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Mass. Graveside Service at the Pahoa Catholic Church Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

He is survived by daughters, Anita (Cresencio) Rambayon of Hilo, Florencia (Rodolfo) Labuguen of Maui and Blesida Julian of Pahoa; sons, Jerry (Leonora) Julian of Pahoa and Vincent (Rosalyn) Julian of Maui; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Placida Felipe of Oahu and Veronica (Date) Pagala of Keaau; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Larry Hull

Larry V. Hull, 83, of Kailua-Kona, died Nov. 5, 2020, at Hospice/Hale Nakamura in Holualoa. Born March 15, 1937, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, teacher in the Palo Alto Unified School District, an instructor and advisor in the School of Education at Stanford University, broker-in-charge at Clark Realty’s Kona office from 1996 to 2016, and

Friends may call at 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity for a service. Celebration of life to follow.

He is survived by wife, Jean Wolfgram Hull; son, Michael (Jude Rushing) Hull; daughter, Stephanie Stark (Dr. George Stark) of Boulder, Colo., and Rev. Tracy Hausman of Park City, Utah; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Noelle Buffett

Noelle Keala Tamiko Buffett, 39, of Hilo, died Oct. 31, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Private service to be held. Condolences may be sent to the Buffett Ohana, PO Box 4396, Hilo, 96720.

She is survived by mother, Gwen Calles-Tirrell (Tim) Tirrell of Keaukaha; father, Timothy (Jackie) Buffett of South Carolina; sons, Traesen Tabudlo, Ethyn Quirantes, and Masyn Quirantes of Hilo; daughter, Kamri Quirantes of Hilo; brother, Bruce (Ihilani) Buffett of Keaukaha; sisters, Kellie Buffett and Jamie Burdett of South Carolina; grandfather, Kahoalii-o-kalani Calles of Keaukaha; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

George Singles

George Patrick Singles, 75, of Volcano, died Sept. 23, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Oklahoma City, Okla., he was retired and a member of Puna Hongwanji Mission.

Private services were held.

He is survived by many friends.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ralph Dalbey Jr.

Ralph “Commander Jack” Jackson Dalbey Jr., 88, of Honaunau, died Nov. 1, 2020, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Dec. 25, 1931, in Rochester, New York, he was a retired stockbroking manager for Shearson Lehman Brothers, coffee farmer, owner of Viewpoint Kennels, retired president of District Exchange clubs of California, Hawaii and Nevada; and a retired U.S. Navy commander and pilot.

Private services.

He is survived by wife, Nancy Dalbey of Honaunau; daughters, Darralyn (Craig) Clarke of Honaunau and Robyn (Pat) Dunn of Los Angeles; sons, James (Judy) Dalbey of Carlsbad, California, and Jeffrey (Tammi) Dalbey of Hilo; brothers, Richard Dalbey of San Diego and Tom (Joan) Dalbey of Santa Fe, New Mexico; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shigeko Freyser

Shigeko Freyser, 89, of Hilo, died Oct. 27, 2020, at her residence. Born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, she was a homemaker and member of Soka Gakkai International Hilo.

Private services held.

She is survived by daughter, Kiyomi (Akira) Takeshima of Japan; son, Joji (Yasumi) Sueyoshi of Japan; sisters, Hisako Sueyoshi and Sachiko Nakayama, both of Japan; caregiver, Julia Hoke of Hilo; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marvel Bento

Marvel Hiilei Bento, 77, of Hilo, died Nov. 8, 2020, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired teacher and counselor at Waiakea Elementary School, former president of Hawaii Island Retired Teachers Association, and a member of the HSTA.

Services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by spouse, Arlen Bento Sr. of Hilo; sons, Arlen (Julie) Bento Jr. of Jensen Beach, Florida, and Martin (Shannon) Bento of Hilo; daughter, Cela Bento of Hilo; sisters, Irene (Jonathan) Chai and Muriel (Ken) Nishimoto, all of Hilo; five grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Helen Beasley

Helen May Beasley, 71, of Mountain View, died Oct. 25, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. She was born Jan. 7, 1949, at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

Private services will be held at a later time.

She is survived by son, Neill plant and daughter-in-law Rebecca Plant; sister, Barbara Ortman; brothers, Jere Beasley and Tim Beasley; and granddaughter, Rachael Plant.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Elizabeth Hauanio

Elizabeth H. Hauanio, 79, of Hilo, died Nov. 9, 2020, at Hawaii Care Choices. Born Feb. 2, 1941, in Hilo, she was a retired surgical nurse at the Hilo Medical Center and a member of the Haili Congregational Church in Hilo.

Private services held. Condolences can be sent to the Hauanio residence at 55 Hanohano St., Hilo, HI 96720.

She is survived son, Joseph (Shawna Mendoza-Hauanio) Hauanio of Valencia, California; daughter, Helen (Gordon) Kamauoha of Hilo; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Veronica Relles

Veronica Marie Relles, 65, of Hilo, died July 26, 2020, at the Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Hospice Facility. Born in Kapaau, she was an assistant manager for Goodwill Industries of Hawaii.

Service will take place at a later date.

She is survived by son, Jason Relles of Hilo; brothers, Frederick (Roxanne) Relles of Oahu, Llewellyn Relles of Kohala, Bruce Relles of Hilo and Nathan Relles of Kohala; sister, Theresea Kishimoto of Kohala; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Cisto Hondonero Jr.

Cisto Hondonero Jr., 66, of Hilo, died Oct. 23, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Aug. 21, 1954, in Pahala, he worked for various restaurants and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Private services planned.


He is survived son, Layton Paulo of Michigan; sisters, Zara Fujiwara, Norm Pabre, Donna Pabre, Darlene (Midge) Pabre, Andrea (Phil) Welker and Raylene (Bryan) Sopkin, all of Hawaii, and Ralna Hondonero of Arizona; brothers, Stanford (Mai) Hondonero of Hawaii and Brian Hondonero of Arizona; step-mother, Vivian Jane Hondonero of Arizona.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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