Obituaries: October 17, 2021 – West Hawaii today

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Chieko Elizares

Chieko Elizares, 96, from Hilo, died on June 18, 2021. She was born in Papa’aloa and was a housewife.

Private services will take place at a later date.

She is survived by daughter Fern Elizares of Waipahu, Oahu; Sons, Jed Elizares of Mesa, Arizona and Casey Elizares (Laurie Ann) of Keaau; Brother Hisayoshi Higuchi of Utah; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements from Homelani Cremation Services.

Neal Furusho

Neal Masaichi Furusho, 69, from Waikoloa, died on September 27, 2021 in Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. Born in Pahala, he was a manager at what was then the Outrigger Waikoloa Resort, then before his retirement he was an airport greeter for the Four Season Hualalai.

Private services. No flowers or codes (gifts of money).

He leaves behind his former wife, Jo-Ann Furusho; Sons Jeremie (Diana) Furusho and Jarin Furusho, all from California; Sisters Lois (Andre) Ajimine from Waikoloa and Karleen Shibuya and Jo-Ann Rew, both from Honolulu; two grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements from Homelani Cremation Services.

Ryan Pacheco

Ryan Keli’inui Pacheco, 52, of Pepe’ekeo died at Hilo Medical Center on September 18, 2021. Born in Honolulu, he was a Terminix Pest Control salesman and a US Army veteran.

Friends can call Dodo Mortuary Chapel on October 22nd at 4:30 pm for a 6:00 pm celebration of life. Casual clothing.

He is survived by his companion Robynne Tanaka of Pepe’ekeo; Children, Kaipo Pacheco from Mountain View and Kamaha’o Rieta, Kaunaloa Rieta, Harlow Rieta and Wyatt Pacheco, all from Pepe’ekeo; Mother, Linda Pacheco of Mountain View; Brothers Kevin (Donna) Pacheco and Kaleikini Pacheco, all from Honolulu, Jason (Grace) Pacheco from Waimea, and Kaimi (Naomi) Pacheco from Utah; Sister, Lindsay Pacheco of Honolulu; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Conrad Kelii

Conrad Kaikulani Takeshi Kelii, 46, of Hilo, died in August. March 2021 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a subcontractor and member of the Piihonua Hawaiian Homestead Community Association.

Friends can call the carport at Dodo Mortuary Chapel for a tour on October 23, 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

He is survived by Hilo’s father Ronald Kelii; Consort, Mapuana Nobriga of Hilo; Hanai daughters, Briana Nobriga-Namihira from Arizona and Braysha Nobriga-Namihira from Hilo; Brothers Dane (Elena) Cairns and Ronald (Sonya Taosaka-Kelii) Kelii, all from Hilo; Sister Dare (Byron) Omoto of Torrance, California, and Lisa (Frank Rios) Kelii-Rios and DeAnna (Adrian) Medallia, al. from Hilo; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Theodore Brattström

Theodore Allen Brattstrom, 68, from Volcano died on October 2, 2021 in his residence. Born in Santa Monica, California, he was a science teacher at Pearl City High, Keaau Middle and Ka’u High School, HAM radio operator, amateur astronomer and former member of the Peace Corp in Nepal.

Private services.

He is survived by his wife Lisa King of Volcano; Mother, Cecile Leavell; Father, Bayard Brattström; and brother David Brattstrom, all of California,

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Chung Dempsey

Chung Cha “Kim” Dempsey, 79, of Kailua-Kona, died on October 8, 2021 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born August 13, 1942 in Tamyang Kun, South Korea, she was a housewife, worked for the US Bank, volunteered for St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Albany, Oregon and St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters America.

Friends can call for mass at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Kona on November 13 at 10am.

She is survived by sisters Sin Cha Cummins of Vancouver, Washington, Kyong Hui Kim and Su Pok Kim; Brothers, Yong Sun Kim and Yong Hun Kim, all of South Korea; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements from Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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