Obituaries: February 5, 2021

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Alida Martin


Alida “Jackie” Jacqueline Martin, 70, of Ninole, died Jan. 26, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired cafeteria manager at Laupahoehoe School.

Private services.

She is survived by companion, Edwin Pavao of Ninole; son, Michael Martin of Lahaina; daughters, Michelle (Jered) Santos of Kahului, and Jaclyn (Brandon) Mathias of Waikapu, Maui; brother, Alfred Lee Jr. of Pahoa; sister, Clara Lee of Hilo; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Judy Santos

Judy Ann Santos, 65, of Honomu, died Jan. 21, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born June 15, 1955, in Honolulu, she was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Honomu.

Private services.

She is survived by son, Shane Santos of Honomu; sisters, Annette Santos and Tina Lynn Santos of Honomu; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Christopher Hill

Christopher Douglas Hill, 39, of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 23, 2021, at Kona Community Hospital. Born July 18, 1981, in Minnesota, he was a journeyman carpenter.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by daughter, Aaliyah Hill and son, Drake Hill of Roseville, California; brothers, Nicholas (Tabitha) Hill and Brian (Thanyaporn) Hill, all of Wahiawa, Oahu; and a niece and three nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lillian Rodrigues

Lillian Marie Rodrigues, 95, of Puyallup, Washington and formerly of the Big Islan, died Jan. 12, 2021, at Rainier Rehabilitation Nursing Home Long Term Care Facility. Born June 28, 1925, in Honomu, she was a homemaker and formerly a member of the New Hope Fellowship in Hilo and the Kohala Puerto Rican Social Club.

Private services held

She is survived by sons, Ray (Barbara) Filkins of Papaikou and Dennis (Linda) Eblacas of Keaau; daughter, Orlana (Cyrus) Long of Pahoa; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Akasha Rose

Akasha Rose, 79, of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 21, 2021, at her residence. Born April 20, 1940, in Ashville, North Carolina, she was an emergency room technician.

Services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by sons, Keith Groft of Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Shaman De Arco and Jade De Arco, both of Kailua-Kona; sister, Cookie Baker of Maryland; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Randy Ah Nee

Randy Warner Ah Nee, 54, of Pahala, died Jan. 30, 2021, at his residence. Born in Honolulu, he was a carpenter.

Services pending.


He is survived by fiance, Francine Javar of Pahala; brothers, Lawrence Ah Nee Jr. of Wailuku, Maui, Rawlins Ah Nee of Waipahu, Oahu, Rowlling Ah Nee of Hilo, Norman Ah Nee of Las Vegas, Ronald Ah Nee of Waianae, Oahu, and Warner Ah Nee of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sisters, Rawleen Reis and Lawreen Kapiko, both of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Darlene Lum of Mililani, Oahu, Rowleen Cruz of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Lawraleen Adewunmi of Phoenix; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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