Obituaries: May 27, 2021

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Herbert Yamada


Herbert Hideto Yamada, 85, of Kealakekua, died April 24, 2021, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Jan. 28, 1936, in Piihonua, he was a retired glazier for Honolulu Glass C0., a member of local union #1889 and a U.S. Army veteran.

Services will be held at a later date.

Survived by daughters, Yvonne Keanaaina of Honolulu, Jaye Kalilikane of Honalo, Phyllis (John) Alapai of Kealakekua and Terri (Juan) Villanueva of San Diego; brother, Harvey (June) Yamada of Hilo; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Frances Rodillas

Frances Rodillas, 94, of Hilo, died May 13, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Nov. 20, 1926, in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaii County Police officer, a veteran of the U.S. Army, member of the the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo and a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters Court Mauna Kea No. 8854, Y.M.I. and Knights of Columbus.

Friends may call 9 a.m. June 2 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, for a 10:30 a.m. service. Private burial to follow.

Survived by sons, Charles P. (Patricia) Rodillas of North Carolina and Francis (Martha) Rodillas of Hilo; daughter, Davon (Douglas) Lowrimore of Hilo; brother, Charles Rodillas of Hilo; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ira Woolery

Ira Woolery, 68, of Hilo died May 9, 2021, at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Okinawa, Japan, he was a retired information technology system administrator for General Dynamics, an IBM computer programmer, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a U.S. Army veteran.

Private services.

Survived by daughters, Tiffany Weber of Arlington, TX, Ariel Hammack of Hilo, and Adrienne (William) Draper of Richardson, TX; brothers, Jerry (Cynthia) Woolery of Charlotte, N.C., William (Virginia) Woolery of Waterloo, N.Y.; sister, Kathleen Woolery of Pahoa; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eleuteria Candelario

Eleuteria Ventura Candelario, 79, of Kalopa, died May 17, 2021, at her residence. Born Aug. 8, 1941, in Isabela, Philippines, she was a retired laundry worker for a Waikoloa hotel.

Friends may call at 3 p.m., June 5, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, for a 4 p.m. memorial service.

Survived by children, Laureto (Nellie) Candelario, Ulysis (Dominga) Candelario, Remedios (Felix) Tabudlo, Edwin (Agustina) Candelario and Theody (Christina) Candelario, all of Honokaa, and Alex (Evelyn) Caandelario of Waimea; sisters, Victoria Guillermo, Segundina Hilario, Carolina (Gregorio) Constantino and Felissa Macadangdang all of the Philippines; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lynne Holub

Lynne Masae Holub, 67, of Pahoa, died May 6, 2021, at her residence. Born in Hilo on June 14, 1953, she was a retired elementary school teacher at Kaumana and Keonepoko elementary schools.

Private services held. No flowers.

She is survived by husband, John Holub of Pahoa; daughters, Jolyn (Tommy) Fieweger of Portland, OR, Jaime (Stan Rosario) Campbell of Big Bear Lake, CA and Kristen Thomas of Becker, MN; son, Michael (Britny) Holub of Mesa, AZ; brothers, Glenn Nakamura and Alton (Junette) Nakamura, both of Hilo; seven grandchildren; and numerous aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Peggy Martin

Peggy Gnit Kwai Martin, 94, of Hilo, died May 9, 2021. She was a homemaker, housekeeper at the former Naniloa Hotel in Hilo, and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo.

Private service held. Condolences may be sent to the Martin ‘Ohana in the care of 100 Leimamo St., Hilo, HI, 96720.


She is survived by brother, John (Florence) Loo of Honolulu; daughters, Darlene (Carl) Watanabe of Honolulu, and Jarnell (Bob) Osborn and Pamela Martin, all of Hilo; sons, Joseph (Katie) Martin Jr. of Hilo and Jeffrey (Darlene) Martin of Mililani, Oahu; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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