Obituary for May 17

Warren Webster Summers Jr., 60, of Hilo died May 14 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Sunbury, Pa., he was a general laborer. Private services. Survived by mother, Mary (William) Hollenbach of Winfield, Pa.; son, Aaron (Lili) Summers of Miami; sister, Patricia Summers of Mountain View; brothers, James (Carol) Campbell of Aurora, Colo., and Perry (Amy) Campbell … Read More

Obituaries for May 16

Diana “Yoshie” K. Arakaki, 89, of Kapaau died April 8 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was the retired owner of A. Arakaki Store in Kapaau, a former cafeteria manager and member of Kohala Hongwanji Mission, Kohala Okinawa Kenjin Kai and Kohala Senior Citizens. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Kohala Hongwanji Mission. … Read More

Obituaries for May 12

Jolyn “Jo” Pagasa Fergerstrom, 42, of Hilo died April 27 at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was the daughter of the late Isidro Nerida, owner and real estate appraiser for Hawaii Island Appraiser LLC, and a member of Hilo High School Class of 1990, Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hawaii Information Service and American Health Information Management … Read More

Obituaries for May 9

Harue Nakahara, 99, of Hilo died April 12 at a private care home in Hilo. Born in Paukaa, she was a housewife and member of Taishoji Soto Mission Kyodan, Bushin Kai and Fujin Kai. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Glendean (Herbert) Kotomori of Hilo; one grandson; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. View … Read More

Obituaries for May 8

Roy Searle Helbush, 70, of Pahala died May 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was the owner of Sea Mountain Coffee Co. in Pahala and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Services to be held at a later date. Survived by son, Tyler (Stephanie) Helbush; daughter, Liza (John) Wäcker; sister, Carol Erwin; four grandchildren; one niece. Arrangements by … Read More

Obituaries for May 7

Jody Jean Hiraishi, 54, of Kailua-Kona died April 7 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was lead general service attendant for Kukio Golf and Beach Club. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Kona Old Airport Main Events Pavilion. Service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Hank Hiraishi of Kailua-Kona; mother, Adeline Lewi of Kailua-Kona; brother, … Read More

Obituary for April 24

Dr. James “Doc” Douglas Gibson, 87, of Waikoloa died April 19 at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Denver, he practiced general surgery and retired to Waikoloa in 1989. Private service. Survived by wife, Diane Gibson of Waikoloa; sons, James Gibson Jr. of Denver and William Gibson of France; brother, George (Cornelia) Gibson of Denver; sister, Retta Ferguson of Denver; … Read More

Obituary for April 15

Mildred “Millie” DeLuz Kelly, 75, of Hilo died April 11 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Paauilo, she was a retired freight specialist for the U.S. Navy. Friends may call from 5–6 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial prayer service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Michael Kelly Sr. of Hilo; sons, Michael … Read More

Obituaries for April 14, 2015

Janet Myrtle Tebo, 91, of Keaau died April 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Gillett, Wis., she was a retired registered nurse, Red Cross volunteer, avid card player and member of Christ Lutheran Church of Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park Hula Girls, quilting club and Hawaiian Paradise Park Senior Center. Private services. Survived by son, John (Therese) Hostvedt of Whidbey … Read More