Obituaries: March 31, 2021

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Janice Percick


Janice Marie Percick, 84, of Kailua-Kona, died March 18, 2021, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Dec. 13, 1936, in Arcadia, Wisconsin, she was a retired certified nurse’s assistant, a hostess at the former Michael’s Restaurant, worked at Lani’s Flowers in the King Kamehameha Hotel and was a member of Kona Elks Lodge 2616.

Services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by sons, Edward (Grace) Kabus of Captain Cook and Michael (Bonnie Weir) Kabus of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Linda (Steven) Baker of Kentucky and Cathy (Joe) Kulig of Independence, WI; brothers, Franklin (Anne) George of Arcadia, WI, and Leroy (Ruth) George of Taylor, Wisconsin; half-sister, Judy (Jim) Ritter of Trempeleau, Wisconsin; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Naoko Ide

Naoko Ide, 93, of Honalo, died March 16, 2021, at Life Care Center of Kona. Born Oct. 21, 1927, in Hilo, she was a salesclerk at K. Oshima Store, a seamstress and member of Kawanui Kumiai and Daifukuji Soto Mission.

Private services held.

She is survived by sons, Dennis (Ruth) Ide and Darren Ide, all of Kona; brother, Herbert (Barbara) Sueoka of the mainland; sisters, Thelma Sato and Yukiko Aoki, both of Hilo; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Colby Fish

Colby Nathan Fish, 57, of Kailua-Kona, died March 1, 2021, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Aug. 23, 1963, in New Orleans, he was a commercial fisherman.

Contact Will Lazenby at 808-936-1637 for service information.

Fish has no known relatives.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Paul Hirokawa

Paul Futoshi Hirokawa, 95, of Kealakekua died March 17, 2021, at the Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Kealakekua, he was a multi-media artist, a retired bartender and gardener at the former Kona Hilton, member of Bank Kumiai and a volunteer for 16 years at Kahaluu Beach Park.

Scattering of his ashes will take place at a later date. The family requests no flowers and no koden (monetary gifts).

Survived by sisters-in-law, Kay Hirokawa of Honolulu, June Hirokawa of Honolulu; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Hamako Kataoka

Hamako Nishimoto Kataoka, 90, of Pepeekeo, died March 12, 2021, at her residence. Born in Hakalau, she was a homemaker.

Private services held.

She is survived by sister, Helen Sumimoto of Honolulu; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joseph Padillio

Joseph “Papa Joe” Keliikoa Padillio, 63, of Kailua-Kona, died March 11, 2021, at his residence. Born Sept. 9, 1957, in Kona, he was a painter in the engineering department at the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort. He was a retired painter for Maryl Development, Grand Illusions Painting Company, Kawika’s Painting and United Painting Company. He was a member of Natural High Softball Club, Kai O Pua Canoe club and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. May 15 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona for a service.

He is survived by companion, Laura Kalima; sons, Cody Kalima-Arruda, Joshua Jordan Kalima-Padillio, Josiah (Jessica) Kalima-Padillio, Jonah (Haili Kailiwai-Ray) Kalima-Padillio, Collin Kalima-Padillio, and Joseph (Brittni Prince) Kalima-Padillio; daughter, Cayla Joelle (Russell Palmeira) Kalima-Padillio; brothers, Pedro (Carol Mano) Hulihee, and Diego (Kahea) Padillio; sisters, Alana (Carl) Yamamoto, and Emmalani Berdon; all of Kailua-Kona; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Markus Herzog

Markus Herzog, 76, of Hilo, died March 21, 2021, at home. He was born in Aarau, Switzerland, and was a civil engineer and land developer.

Visitation will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. on April 3 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; memorial service at 10 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. No Koden (monetary donations) / No flowers.


Survived by, wife, Perlita (Astrande) Byrne-Herzog of Hilo; brother, Urs Herzog of Switzerland.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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