Obituaries: December 15, 2020

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Alexie Veloso


Alexie Veloso, 69, of Kailua-Kona, died Dec. 6, 2020 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born July 17, 1951, in Catarman, Camiguin, Philippines, he was an accounting clerk and a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by wife, Nelia Veloso of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Ailen Veloso of Kealakekua; son, Walter Veloso; and sister, Triumfata Balhon, both of the Philippines; one grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews and several cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Christine Kern

Christine Elizabeth Kern, 46, of Waimea, died Nov. 26, 2020, at her residence. Born Sept. 11, 1974, in St. Louis, she was the owner of CK Island Cuisine.

Private services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by children, Madelaine Kern and Ben Kern, both of Waimea; parents, Patrick and Mary Ann Stark of St. Louis; brother, Robert (Sue) Stark of Ballwin, Missouri; and a niece.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Ervin

John Anthony Ervin, 68 of Hilo, died Dec. 5, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Oakland, California, he was a retired correctional officer for the State of California

No services planned.

He is survived by wife, Kanami Sasaki Ervin of Hilo.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Cindy Tidwell

Cindy May Tidwell, 60, of Waimea, died Nov. 30, 2020. Born Aug. 15, 1960, in Honolulu, she was a U.S. Army National Guard veteran.

Services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by daughter, Jessica Tidwell of Honokaa; brothers, Chris (Nani) Rodrigues of Ahualoa and Charles (Allison) Tidwell of Texas; sisters, Michelle Rodrigues and Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Rodrigues, all of Honokaa; numerous aunties and uncles and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Sue Daimaru

Sue Nakamura Daimaru, 98, of Hilo, died Nov. 29, 2020, at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation &Nursing Center. Born June 10, 1922, in Paauilo, she was a homemaker and member of Taishoji Soto Mission and Fujinkai, Piihonua Community Association and Pomaikai Senior Center.

Private services will be held at a later date. Family requests no monetary gifts or flowers.


She is survived by son, Roy (LaVerne) Daimaru of Hilo; daughter, Aileen (Steven) Kisaba of Mililani, Oahu; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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