Obituaries: May 11, 2021

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Velma Warfield


Velma Lynn Kaleina‘alapuaokalani Warfield, 71, of Hilo died April 29 in Keaukaha. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, she was a retired real-estate agent for Mabes Crowell Realty and member of Waiakea Baptist Bible Church. Private services held. Survived by husband, Richard Pono Warfield of Hilo; son Shannon (Kaleo) Warfield of Waimea, Hawaii, daughter Nalani (Liusa) Laititi of Volcano, Hawaii, daughter Hinano (Milton) Nahinu of Waialua, Oahu and son Dr. Keahi Warfield (Naomi Ahu) of Keaukaha, Hawaii; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Motuary.

Alvin Chong Jr.

Alvin E. “Chongie” Chong Jr., 66, of Waimea, died April 1, 2021, in Seattle. Born Sept. 16, 1954, in Honolulu, he was a plumber and retired as a plumbing engineer from North Hawaii Community Hospital, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipi’o Taro Farmers Association, and Waimea Hawaiian Home Association and coached Waimea Cowboy Pop Warner Football, Waimea Youth Baseball, Waimea Parks and Recreation Volleyball and Honoka’a High School Girls Volleyball.

Private services. The family welcomes flowers, gifts and cards c/o Ursula Chong 64-1062 Kekauluohi St., Kamuela, HI 96743. Cell: (808) 895-3344

He is survived by wife, Ursula Chong of Waimea; sons, Alvin Chong, Shacles Chong, Apache Chong and Dakota Chong of Hawaii; daughters, Autumn Chong and Tahiti Chong of Hawaii; one granddaughter; brothers, Robson (Julie) Chong of West Virginia, Curtis Kahuilanimaumau (Raene) Chong of Honokaa, David Reenan (Nancy) Chong and Quintin Kaneali’i (Teri) Chong of Waimea; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Motuary.

Alberto Dalmacio

Alberto Garcia Dalmacio, 69, of Pahoa, died Nov. 20, 2020, in Tarlac, Philippines. Born Aug. 7, 1951, in the Philippines, he was a retired sugar plantation worker for Hamakua Sugar Co. and papaya farmer.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. May 22 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Scattering of ashes May 23 at Laupahoehoe Point at 11 a.m.

He is survived by wife, Adelaida Dalmacio of Pahoa; sons, Alvin (Amelyn) Dalmacio of Hilo, Abner (Ruselin Calabucal) Dalmacio of Keaau and Ariel (Stacey Gentry) Dalmacio of Pahoa; five grandchildren; brothers, Teofilo Dalmacio of Philippines, Regino (Letty) Dalmacio of Pahoa, Oscar (Elisa) Dalmacio of Paauilo, Felemon (Fermina) Dalmacio and Charlie (Bhel) Dalmacio of Puna; sisters, Florentina (Panfilo Sr.) Malicdem, Daisy Eisma and Letty (Roger) Carlos of Kona, Marie Costales and Evaline (Raymond) Kow of Hilo, Elsie (Jing) Malong and Elma Dalmacio of Philippines; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Motuary.

Primo Doctolero

Primo Cristobal Doctolero, 68, of Pahoa, died March 27, 2021, at his residence. Born June 9, 1952, in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a self-employed welder and automobile mechanic and a member of the Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. May 22 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section) at noon.


He is survived by wife, Guillerma Doctolero of Pahoa; sons, Robert (Jennifer Pacheco) Ganiron, Franklin Ganiron and Alejandro Ganiron of Pahoa; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; parents, Teodoro Doctolero and Alejandra Doctolero of Philippines; brothers, Ugenio (Cecelia) Doctolero, Gelardo (Clarita) Doctolero and Eusebio (Minda Tagaca) Doctolero of Philippines; sister, Manuela Sagon of Philippines; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Dodo Motuary.

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