Obituaries: December 6, 2020

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Cheryl Midel

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Cheryl Balbirona Midel, 67, of Keaau, died Nov. 5, 2020 at her residence. Born Jan. 12, 1953, in Laupahoehoe, she was a homemaker, babysitter and former Pahoa High School bowling coach.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Dec. 11 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Section 7).

She is survived by son, Chris (Daylene) Midel of Pahoa; daughters, Cherri (Eddie) Bartolome and Desirae (Jason) Shafer of Keaau, and Kawehi (Dennis) Alejandro of Pahoa; brothers, Melvin Asia of California, Bobby Asia of Oahu, Paul (Laurie) Layaoen of Canada, Edward Layaoen of Washington and Joey Andres of Hilo; sisters, Linda Lucero and Arlene Taaca-Warren of California, Jackie Oliveira, Josephine (Henry) Pedrina and Dyrell (Wesley) Sakamoto of Oahu, Shirley (Buel) McCoy of Kailua-Kona, Josalinda (Jeff) Ampong of Okinawa and Donna (Richard) Stillman of Hilo; stepmother, Grace Andres of Hilo; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mabel Pacheco

Mabel Catherine Pacheco, 90, of Hilo, died Nov. 12, 2020, at Hawaii Care Choice Pohai Malama Facility in Hilo. Born Jan. 6, 1930, in Hilo, she worked at St. Joseph Elementary School as a PE teacher, front office secretary, security supervisor and custodial supervisor from 1948-2018, was the first woman inducted into the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, and decorated St. Joseph Church and the St. Joseph School chapel for Christmas, Easter and other holidays.

Private services held. Mass will be held at a later date.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Orlando Corrales

Orlando Miguel Corrales, 83, of Keaau, died Nov. 1, 2020 at his residence. Born April 27, 1937, in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a former worker of Mauna Loa Mac Nut Factory and an ambulance driver in the Philippines and was a member of The Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Dec. 12 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section).

He is survived by wife, Victoria Corrales of Keaau; son, Danilo (Maile) Corrales of Hilo; sister, Luz Alipio of Hilo; four grandchildren; and three-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Anthony Kealoha

Anthony Naalii Kealoha, 75, of Kohala, died Nov. 9, 2020, at his residence. He was born on Oahu.

Private services held.

He is survived by wife, Christina Kealoha of North Kohala; sons, Eddie Iona, Bryant Mock Chew, Samuel Kealoha and Kalei Kealoha; daughters, Antoinette Kealoha, Jewel Kealoha and Coralee Mock Chew; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters, Winona Purdum, Daisy Castillo, Carol Hernandez, Dolly Abordo; brothers, James Mosca and Mike Mosca; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Neal Donato Sr.

Neal Roy Donato Sr., 78, of Hilo, died Dec. 1, 2020. Surviving children are asked to call Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo at (808) 935-8445.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

John Weddle

John Richard “Dick” Weddle, 76, of Keaau, died on Nov. 12, 2020, at his residence. Born in South Bend, IN, he was a postal carrier, worked many years at the family’s Kai Store, served in the U.S. Army, and coached kids soccer and baseball.

No services will be held.

He is survived by wife, Pauline; son, Isaak; daughter, Mohala; brother, Paul; two grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Helen Devries

Helen Irene Devries, 85 of Hilo, died Nov. 9, 2020, at her residence. Born in California, she was a retired Realtor and business woman.

No services will be held.

She is survived by companion and caregiver, Josevata Naikidi; son, Charles Brigham Sears; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Miulan Keahilihau

Miulan Keahilihau, 88 of Pahoa, died Nov. 19, 2020 at her residence. Born in Hilo, she was a retired housekeeper at Naniloa Resort.

No services will be held.

She is survived by son, Joey Keahilihau of Pahoa; daughter, Jewel Mar Keahilihau; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Gregory Lathan

Gregory Hymes Lathan, 61, of Waikoloa died November 16, 2020 in Waikoloa. He was born Sept. 20, 1959, in Gastonia, N.C. Gregory served our country in the Navy and worked as a pilot captain for Delta Airlines.

Services with military honors held.

He is survived by spouse, Elizabeth; sons, Luke Lathan of Hudson Falls, N.Y. and Eathan Lathan of Deerfield, IL; dauther, Carrie (Phillip) Cleveland of Olympia, WA; brother Jeffrey (Kim) Lathan, of Belmont, N.C.; two grandchildren; and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Carol Pucong

Carol Ann Pucong, 66, of Kaawaloa, died Nov. 19, 2020 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born Feb. 3, 1954, in Kealakekua, she was an office manager for Edward Jones Investment Co. and a retired coffee farmer.

No services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Kona at PO Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

She is survived by mother, Magdalena Pucong of Kaawaloa; brothers, Albert (Elaine) Pucong of Kailua-Kona, Patrick (Tanya Freitas) Pucong of Holualoa, David Pucong of Kaawaloa and Clifford (Colleen) Milar of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michael Rendich

Michael John Rendich, 70, of Kailua-Kona, died Oct. 12, 2020, in Kailua-Kona. Born Nov. 9, 1949, he was a fishing guide and a member of Utah’s Park City West Ski Patrol and Kai Opua Canoe Club.

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Memorial service with the Kai Opua Canoe Club will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the canoe club.

He is survived by mother, Harriet Rendich, of Corvallis, OR; brother, Robert Rendich of Canyon Country, CA; sister, Kathleen Rendich of Corvallis, OR; and cousin and Candy Chapman of Portland, OR.

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