Obituaries: January 10, 2021

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Lillian Porter

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Lillian Cecilia Porter, 100, of Hilo, died Jan. 3, 2021. Any surviving relatives are asked to contact Ballard Family Mortuary at (808) 935-8445.

Richard Chung

Richard Allen Chung, 72, of Pahoa, died Dec. 12, 2020, at his residence. Born in Honolulu, he was a dry wall and finish carpenter.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by daughters, Donna (William) Chung of Atwater, California, and Nena (John) Bizjak of Santa Clara, California; brothers, Herbert Chung of San Luis Obispo, California, Michael (Elaine) Chung of Las Vegas, and Edwin (Carol) Chung, Louis (Kehau) Chung and Keith Barje, all of Honolulu; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Stanley Saragosa

Stanley Wayne Saragosa, 65 of Hilo, died Dec. 17, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a worker for the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Hilo.

He is survived by partner, Roxanne McFarland; son, Quentin (Shantel) Saragosa; daughters, Shaunna (Fred) Cota and Tasha (Jacob) Augustus; brothers, Leroy (Roxann Fernandez) Saragosa and Joseph Richards; five grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Ernest Teshima

Ernest Etsumi Teshima, 90, of Honalo, died Dec. 26, 2020. Born May 4, 1930, in Kona, he was the treasurer for Teshima Restaurant, a flight attendant for United Airlines, a general office clerk for Los Angeles County, a shoe salesman at McInerny Department Store on Oahu, served on the board for Teshima Family Restaurant and was a U.S. Army veteran.

An online service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 11. For more information, visit www.teshimarestaurant.com/family and click “link” in service info to be connected. Donations may be made in his memory to Daifukuji Soto Mission or a charity.

He is survived by brothers, Haruo Teshima, of Honalo, and Ted (Nancy) Teshima, of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yoshie Tanaka

Yoshie Tanaka, 93, of Kealakekua, died Dec. 30, 2020, at her residence. Born Sept. 21, 1927, in Kainaliu, she was a housewife and member of Asahi Kumi, Daifukuji Orchid Club and Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

Private services will be held at a later date. The family requests no koden (monetary donations).

She is survived by sons, Karl Tanaka of Kealakekua and Keith Tanaka of Sydney, Australia; and brother, Stanley (Sandra) Oshima of Kealakekua.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Glenn Isbell

Glenn David Isbell, 65, of Ocean View, died Dec. 17, 2020, at his residence. Born July 4, 1955, in Kalispell, Montana, he was a foreign auto repair specialist and a U.S. Army veteran.

Private services.

He is survived by his brother, Rick (Jamie) Isbell of Huntington Beach, California; sisters, Mahealani (Patrick) Holzman and Iwalani (Gordon Noice) Isbell, all of Oahu; an aunt; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Albrecht Pfizenmaier

Albrecht Pfizenmaier, 84, of Keaau, died Dec. 28, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, he was a retired mechanic and a member of New Hope Hilo.

Private services held.

He is survived by daughters, Rana Pfizenmaier of Waikoloa, Tanja (Mat) Futi of Ewa Beach, Oahu, and Karen (Russell) Ribordy of Keaau; sister, Dorle (Hermann) Stark of Germany; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two nieces and two nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Francis Heath IV

Francis Rives “Fray” Heath IV, 72, of Volcano, died Dec. 15, 2020, at his residence. Born Oct. 13, 1948, in Honolulu, he was a carpenter, general contractor and retired as president of Heath Construction Services Inc.

Services will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to museum and nonprofit organizations.

He is survived by wife, Carolyn Heath of Volcano; daughters, Kelli (David) Cruz and Karla (Duke) Morgan; and two grandsons.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michael Borer

Michael “Mike” Thomas Borer, 61, of Castle Rock, CO, and Kailua-Kona, died Dec. 27, 2020, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1959, in Washington, D.C., he was the retired president and CEO of Xcel Pharmaceutical Inc.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the charity of choice or to Hawaiian hawksbill turtle conservation at www.HAMERinHawaii.org.

He is survived by wife, Deanne Borer of Castle Rock, CO; sons, Daniel (Deirdre) Borer and Michael (Brittany) Borer, all of Denver; daughter, Kelley (Jeff) Borer-Miller of Arlington, MA; six grandchildren. Private services will be held.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Reino Huttunen

Reino “Ollie” Huttunen, 88 of Waimea, died Aug. 17, 2020, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born July 26, 1932, in Spencer, New York, he was a U.S. Marine Korean War Veteran and commercial pilot.

Private services.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn Huttunen, of Waimea; son, Thomas Huttunen, of Kona; and, daughter Reina (Robert) Huttunen-Kent of Florida.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Eleanor Stone

Eleanor “Maile” Kamaile Stone, 101, of Waimea, died Dec. 27, 2020, at home. Born Dec. 2, 1919, in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Waimea 2nd Ward.

Private services held.

She is survived by sons, Lui (Gwen) Stone Jr. of Utah, and Clayson (Kathleen) Stone of Waimea; daughter, Beverly (Myron) Yamamoto of Kohala; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Anne Yanazaki

Anne Mitsue Yanazaki, 97, of Keaau, died Dec. 11, 2020, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born Sept. 24, 1923, in Seattle, she was a homemaker, former RSVP volunteer and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission, Buddhist Women’s Association and Keaau Village Kumiai.

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

She is survived by son, Robert Yanazaki of Hilo; sisters, Kaye Karasawa and Jeanne Tsutsui, both of California; and two grandsons.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tetsuo Teraoka

Tetsuo “Terry” “Pika” Teraoka, 92, of Hilo, died Dec. 15, 2020, in Hilo. Born Aug. 2, 1928, in Hilo, he was a retired island manager for the former Brewer Chemical (C. Brewer & Co.) and past president and member of the Hale Kahakai Association and Hilo Crescent City Lions Club.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by daughters, Arlene (James) Teraoka of Minneapolis, Beverly Teraoka of Seattle, and DeEtte Teraoka of Papaikou; brothers, Moriso Teraoka of Honolulu, and Isamu Teraoka of Hilo; sisters, Yaeko Koizumi of Hilo, and Fumiko (Gilbert) Tanaka of Kapaa, Kauai; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

K. Elizabeth Lorenzo

K. Elizabeth “Bebe” Lorenzo, 85, of Honokaa, died Dec. 25, 2020, at Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. Born Jan. 19, 1935, in Hilo, she was a pa’u rider and rode in many Big Island parades.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Jan. 19 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for a Mass.

She is survived by daughters, Kathy (Glenn) Baybayan and Kimberlee Lorenzo, all of Keaau; sons, Joey (Trish) Lorenzo of Athol, Idaho, and Clifford Lorenzo of Waimea; sister, Theresa Shanahan of Hilo; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and god children.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Achi Ahin

Achi Ahin, 89, of Pahoa, died Dec. 24, 2020, at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Hilo and was a retired vector control inspector with the state Department of Health, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of New Hope Puna.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Jan. 14 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may also call at noon Jan. 15 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 for a committal service. Casual attire.

He is survived by son, Curtis (Kathryn) Ahin of Mountain View; daughters, Denise (Victor Jr.) Ventura, Charlene Melandres and Chaslen (Bronson) Ganir, all of Pahoa, and Kathleen (Matt) Conner of Virginia; sister, May Gabriel of Oahu; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Paul Ciminskie

Paul Ciminskie, 77, of Pahoa, died Dec. 31, 2020, in Hilo. He was born April 12, 1943, in Grand Rapids, MI.

He is survived by his daughter, Amie Plumlee; brother, James Ciminskie; and nephew, Dan.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Brice Buyuan

Brice Kahoiwai “Pocho” Buyuan, 65, of Captain Cook, died Dec. 18, 2020, at Kona Community Hospital. Born in 1955 in Pahala, he was a truck driver for Kau Agribuiness Sugar Co., a transporter for Hertz-Rent-A-Car, a public area attendant for the Four Seasons Hualalai/Keolu and also served in the Army National Guard.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survied by wife, Tina Buyuan of Captain Cook; sisters, Ruby Larioza of Hilo, Grace (Gaylord) Kualii, Kim Taniguchi and Candace (Thomas) Escritor, all of Hilo, and Davelyn (Joaquin) Cuellar of Hawaiian Beaches; Elaine (Akira) Higashi of Pahala; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Lisa Milldrum

Lisa Kainani Makaike Milldrum, 56, of Volcano, died Dec. 24, 2020, at her residence. Born Sept. 3, 1964, in Honolulu, she was a human resources manager at Hawaii Care Choices.

No services.

She is survived by daughter, Breana Milldrum of Hilo; parents, Ernest and Midge Louaillier of Ka‘u; sisters, Nora Wahineui Battiest, Carolyn Leilani Apana, Agnes Leimomi Joseph, and Midge Nahelehau Ikeuchi; brothers, Larrio Ursua, Michael Makaike, and Jonathan Makaike; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

James Reis Sr.

James Reis Sr., 75, of Placerville, CA, died Jan. 2, 2021, in Placerville, CA. Born in Paukaa, he was a product delivery driver and driver trainer for Chevron.

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Services will be live-streamed at 9 a.m. Jan. 14 at https://bit.ly/3bhAQt4He is survived by wife, Carol Reis; sons, James (Paula) Reis Jr. and Avery Reis; daughters, Corinne (Sean) Hennessey, and Clarisse (Clem) Fanning; sisters, Mary Jane Camacho, Linda Correia and Shirley Benavides; brother, Edward (Cathy) Reis.; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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