Obituaries: February 14, 2021

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Harry Kalima Jr.


Harry “Butch” M. Kalima Jr., 61, of Hilo, died April 24, 2020, at his resident. Born March 24, 1959, in Hilo, he was the owner of Aqua Tech Pool Services, a former press operator at the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, and member of the Waiakea Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Friends may call at 1 p.m. Feb. 20 via Zoom for a service. Meeting ID: 4208106827; Password: Kalima.

He is survived by spouse, Kelly Kalima ,of Hilo; sons, Jeremy (Primefootage) Kalima, of Hilo and Justin Kalima of Bellingham, Washington, and Hilo; siblings, Shayne (Becky) Kalima of Fullerton, California, Kermitt (Faith) Kalima of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Punett (Dennis) Maeda of Hilo.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ranalee Perreira

Ranalee Ann (Ignacio) Perreira, 70 of Ahualoa, died Dec. 21, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ookala, she was a retired school teacher and a proprietor of ABC WeeCare.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Feb. 27 at Our Lady of Lourdes in Honokaa for a 10 a.m. service. Condolences may be sent to Daniel Perreira, PO BOX 2067, Kamuela, HI 96743.

She is survived by spouse Daniel Perreira of Ahualoa; son, Daniel (Pristeen) Perreira of Waimea; daughters, Trisha Perreira of Ahualoa, and Dania (Brett) Sopher of Westminster, Colorado; brother, Mark (Tess) Ignacio of Laupahoehoe; sisters, Duenna (Glenn) Kawanishi Beaverton, OR, Vanessa Correira of Hilo, and Melissa Ignacio, of North Bend, Oregon; three grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousin, nieces, and nephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Dennis Nakashima

Dennis Masami Nakashima, 73, of Hilo, died Jan. 10, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired airport security for Securitas Security Services Hawaii, worked at Hilo Coast Processing Co., a carpenter and a U.S. Air Force Vietnam War veteran.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Feb. 20 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo. The family requests casual attire.

He is survived by wife, Edna Anderson of Hilo; son, Alvin Nakashima of Maui; daughters, Denise (Troy Julian) Nakashima and Glynn (Joshua) Genegabuas of Hilo; brothers, Calvin (Shirley) Nakashima of Keaau, Larry (Lono) Nakashima of Hilo, and Carl (Carlene) Nakashima of Las Vegas; sister, Sharon (Hiram) Okuda of Hilo; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kameichi Mento

Kameichi “Jimmy” Mento, 99, of Paukaa, died Feb. 7, 2021, at his residence. Born in Kukuihaele, he was the retired owner of the former Mento Service Station, U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of Papaikou Hongwanji Mission and Hui Okinawa.

Friends may call at 3 p.m. Feb. 20 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo. Family requests casual attire be worn and no monetary contributions (koden) or flowers. Donations in his memory can be made to Hawaii Care Choices, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720.


He is survived by daughter, Gloria Mento; sons, Dennis Mento, Milton Mento, and Michael Mento; brothers, Roy (Yukie) Mento, and Robert (Kazuko) Mento; sisters, Helen Nham, and Ayako Higa; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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