Obituaries: June 29, 2021

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Robert Traeger

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Robert Hoit Traeger, 94, of Kailua-Kona, died June 2, 2021, at Kona Community Hospital. Born July 11, 1926, in Auburn, Washington, he was a vice president and manager of an electrical audio products manufacturing company, a member of the Keauhou Yacht Club and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by wife, Blosom Traeger of Kailua-Kona; sons, Paul (Trina) Traeger of Seattle, and John (Annette) Traeger of Issaquah, Washington; daughter, Lisa (Erik) Ericson of Denver; sister, Phyllis Rose of the mainland; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ichiro Nakamura

Ichiro Nakamura, 91, of Hilo, died June 13, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired backhoe operator and security guard at Jas. W. Glover and a former pig farmer.

Private services held. Family requests no flowers and no koden (monetary gifts).

He is survived by sons, Bobby Nakamura of Kona, and Bruce (Leslie) Nakamura of Hilo; sisters, Lorna (Willy) Misech, Debra (Kevan) Tomono and Yvonne Santos, all of Hilo, and Marsha (Walter) Nagai of Keaau; sisters, Sayeko (Tatsu) Furuken and Sanae Moikeha, all of Oahu; brother, Robert (Theta) Nakamura of Oahu; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ryan Santos

Ryan Yukiharu Santos, 34, of Hilo died June 13, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a drilling machine operator for Delima Drilling.

Private services held. Family requests no flowers and no koden (monetary gifts).

He is survived by mother, Yvonne Santos of Hilo; father, Lance Santos of Volcano; sister, Kira Santos of Hilo; brother, Kurt Santos of Hilo; maternal grandfather, Ichiro Nakamura of Hilo; a niece; a nephew; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Danny Puou

Danny Kaonohi Puou, 77, of Honaunau, died June 17, 2021, at his residence. Born Feb. 24, 1944, in South Kona, he was a carpenter for the Department of Accounting and General Services.

Services will be held at a later date.

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He is survived by wife, Vanessa Puou of Honaunau; sons, Joseph (Tracy) Puou and Shannon Puou, all of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Kahaleohu (Samson Villanueva) Colburn and Naaiakalani Colburn, all of Kailua-Kona, and Olanialii (Antoni Pua) Colburn of Ocean View; brothers, Lawrence (Helen) Puou of Holualoa, and Joseph (Joyce) Puou of Nanakuli, Oahu; sisters, Julia Waters of Kalaoa, and Constance Freeman of New Mexico; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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