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Betty Kiyoko Ikeda, 89, of Hilo died Nov. 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Born in Hilo, she was a retired nurse and patient educator at Hilo Medical Center. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. Friday (March 17, 2023) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; memorial service at 10 a.m.. Casual attire. In lieu of koden (monetary gifts) or flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to your favorite charity in Betty’s memory Survived by daughter Lianne (Jason) Akiona of Las Vegas, Nevada, three grandchildren, brothers Paul Tarumoto of Gardena, California, Richard (Tomiko) Tarumoto of Yorba Linda, California; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Randolph Kula Ahuna, Jr., 92, of Hilo died Jan. 1 at his residence. Born in Ka’u, he was a retired manager of Industrial Steel Corporation and operated his family macadamia nut farm in Panaewa, and a retired veteran of the U.S. Army and Hawaii Army National Guard. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. Saturday (March 18, 2023) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; celebration of his life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sister, Eloise E. Pung of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Betsy Ann Ludwig, 87, of Hilo died Feb. 24 at her residence. Born in Hilo, she was a retired secretary for the ARC of Hilo and Special People Hawaii, member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Joseph High School Class of 1953. Private services held. Survived by son, Herman (Tracy) Ludwig of Hilo; daughters, Dawn (Larry) Ludwig Moore of Lake City, California, Lori (Kent) Yoneda of Hilo, Susan (Renwick) Victorino of Hilo; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Abel Medina, Sr
Abel Walter Medina, Sr., 85, of Hilo died Jan. 17 in Pearland, Texas. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Vice-President at Pacific Transfer and Storage and a veteran of the Hawaii Army National Guard. Visitation from 10:30 a.m. Saturday (March 18, 2023) at Connect Point Church. A celebration of his life will begin at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Dolores Medina of Hilo; children, Amber (Stephen) Correa of Santa Fe, Texas, Abel (Phyllis) Medina, Jr. of Hilo, Melinda Medina of Honolulu, Nathan (Sarah) Medina of Santa Fe, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Ermelicio Pulido “Mel” Miranda, 71, of Ookala, died Feb. 19 at the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines and was a retired teacher at Honoka’a High School, and most recently the proprietor of Miranda’s Taxi and Tours, was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish in Honoka’a and was a musician who played at numerous Catholic churches from Hilo to Hamakua. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday (March 17) at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation also 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (March 18) at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish in Honoka’a. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Homelani Memorial Park in Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Corazon Corpuz Miranda of Ookala; daughters, Michelle Miranda of Hilo, Merleen (Chad) Hedgepeth of North Carolina and Christel Mel (Sean) Vinluan of Kapolei; brother, Leonardo P. (Virginia) Miranda and Loreto (Julieta) Miranda of the Philippines; sister, Arleen M. (Napoleon S.) Calantoc of the Philippines; three grandchildren, numerous uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Kinue “Anne” Ito, 93, of Keaau, died Feb. 18 at home. She was born in Hilo and was a retired salesclerk with the former Ebesu’s and was also a member of the Taishoji Soto Mission and it’s Fujinkai and Baikako. Private services were held. She is survived by son, Glenn Ito of Keaau; daughter, Audrey (Alan) Jyo of Keaau; brother, Hisao Shigeishi of San Jose, Calif.; sisters, Michie Kimizuka and Marian Tsurumoto of San Jose, Calif.; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jean Robert Martin, Sr., 87, of Waimea, died on Jan. 17, 2023 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Oct. 5, 1935. He was a freight clerk of Young Brothers. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Survived by, wife, Eloise Martin of Waimea; daughters, Margaret (Clay) Deering of Utah, Gina (Edwin) Cabu of Kaneohe, Oahu, Mahealani Martin of Hamakua and Kapiolani (Kainoa) Spencer of Kailua-Kona; sons, Jean Martin, Jr. of Kapolei, Lawrence DeRego of Waimea and Albert (Rose) DeRego of Keaau; brother, Jules (Frances) Martin of California; numerous grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Elaine Yaeko Sumida, 76, of Hilo, died March 3, 2023, at home. Born in Kohala, she was a retired school teacher and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Buddhist Women’s Association and Hui O Wahine FCE. Friends may call at 3:30 p.m. March 20, 2023 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers. She is survived by son, Derek (Jennifer) Sumida of New York; daughter, Carie Sumida of Honolulu; brother, Larry (Hattie) Kanda of Pearl City, Oahu; three grandchildren, numerous aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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