Obituaries: November 30, 2020

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Bryan Stebbins


Bryan Nide Stebbins, 93, of Kailua-Kona, died Nov. 19, 2020, in Kapaau. Born Sept. 30, 1927, in Jeffersonville, Vermont, he was a U.S. Army veteran and accountant.

He is survived by sons, Brad Stebbens of Phoenix and Bruce (Christine) Stebbins of Emmett, Idaho; daughter, Roberta Smith of Kailua-Kona; sister, Lee Taub of Downingtown, Pennsylvania; and nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held. The family asks that donations be made to your favorite Christian charity or to the CBN-700 club in Stebbins’s name.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Yayoko Inaba

Yayoko Inaba, 97, of Holualoa, died Nov. 3, 2020, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Sept. 24, 1923, in Lahaina, Maui, she was the proprietor of the Kona Hotel.

Private services will be held. The family requests no koden (monetary offerings).

She is survived by daughters, Georgene (Al Burkart) Inaba of Portland, Oregon, and Ann Inaba of Holualoa; son, Don (Kawehi) Inaba of Kaloa, Kona; sister, Clara Ichiyama of Wahiawa, Oahu; brother, Tokuyuki Kawasaki of Japan; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jason Lee

Jason Kamaehu Kapali Nihoa O Koolau Lee, 41, of Kailua-Kona, died Oct. 24, 2020, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Oct. 24, 1979, in Honolulu, he was an entrepreneur, owner of Superior Drywall Service Inc. and a maintenance 1 engineer for Hilton Grand Vacations.

Service information to be announced at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Stephanie Acoba-Lee, PO Box 2488, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

He is survived by wife, Stephanie Acoba-Lee; children, Cassie Acoba-Lee, Cody Acoba-Lee and Cason Acoba-Lee; mother, Ernel (Keoni) Goo all of Kailua-Kona; father, Kekau (Diane) Lee of Oregon; grandmother, Leonora (Thomas) Kelley of Kailua-Kona; sister, Tishana (Wayne) Davis; brother, Christopher (Cassandra Varron) Lee all of California; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Eric Ramos

Eric Wade Ramos, 57, of Hilo and formerly of Honolulu, died Nov. 10, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born April 28, 1963, in Honolulu, he worked in the restaurant industry and at Times Supermarket.

Private services. Ashes to be scattered at a later date.

He is survived by mother, Cecilia Ramos of Hilo; father, Ricardo (Betty) Ramos Sr. of Honolulu; brother, Ricardo Ramos Jr. of Mountain View; sisters, Jolynn Ramos and Kristie (Clayton Benevides Sr.) Ramos of Hilo; and a niece and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Betty Nagao

Betty Etsuko Nagao, 90, of Hilo, died Nov. 2, 2020, at a private care home. Born in Hilo, she was the original director of Kaumana Baptist Keikiland and co-founder and administrator of Hawaii Island Adult Day Care Center.

Private services to be held.

She is survived by son, Ian Nagao of Hilo; daughters, Vicki (Lloyd) Narimatsu and Ada Hayashi of Hilo; brother, Ronald Kuwahara of California; sisters, Shizue Miyasato and Ellen Fukuda of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Masae Leslie

Masae Sakamoto Leslie, 82, of Kealakekua, died Sept. 4, 2020, at her son’s residence in San Diego. Born Dec. 30, 1937, on Oahu, she was a public-school teacher, avid rose gardener and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Services held. Condolences may be sent to the Leslie Family at PO Box 502, Captain Cook, HI 96704.


She is survived by son, George Leslie of San Diego; brothers, Hiroshi (Frances) Sakamoto of Kaneohe, Oahu and Roy Sakamoto of Las Vegas; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary in San Diego and Dodo Mortuary.