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Tracy Pack

Tracy Scott Pack, 40, of Hilo died Jan. 7, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Charleston, S.C., he was a construction manager and a Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf War.

Friends may call at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Hilo Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1373 Kilauea Ave., in Hilo for a 6:30 p.m. service. Final services and burial will take place in Seymour, Tenn., at a later date. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Charlynn Matsui of Hilo; son, Jacob Pack of Hilo; daughter, Kayli Pack of Hilo; mother, Sandra Williams of Seymour, Tenn.; brother, Michael (Michelle) Pack of Jacksonville, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Anh Tran

Anh Kim Tran, 53, of Keaau died Jan. 4, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Nov. 23, 1960, in Vietnam, she was the owner and cook of Kim Anh’s Kitchen in Keaau.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Jan. 16 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 10 a.m. service. Cremation follows. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by companion, Ronnie Cabanting of Keaau; brothers, Minh (Thao) To and Duc (Cuc) To, both of California, Van (Hoa) Tran of Honolulu; sisters, Kim (Phil Sumida) To and Hoa (Trang) To, both of Hilo, Phuong (Hung) Tran and Anh To Tran, both of California; half-brothers, Minh Ngo and Cuong Ngo, both of Vietnam, Quaug Ngo of Florida, Chung Ngo and Hung Ngo, both of Germany; half-sisters, Lien Ngo and Huong Tran, both of Canada, Kien Ngo, Cam Tran, Linh Tran and Phon Tran, all of Germany; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Albert Iokepa Jr.

Albert Kawaiihoolana Iokepa Jr., 51 of Honolulu died Dec. 27, 2013, in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was an Army and National Guard veteran, senior operations manager with AMPCO System Parking and an employee of Koko Marian 76 Gas Station.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Exhibition Hall Blaisdell Center, Oahu, for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may also call at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Coconut Island pavilion in Hilo for an 11 a.m. service. Scattering of ashes follows.

He is survived by son, Albert Iokepa III; daughters, Jasmine (Roberto) Ramilo, Maelani Iokepa; brothers, Donald (Lynn) Iokepa, Robert (Jade) Iokepa; sisters, Karen (Maverick) Rodrigues, Lee Iokepa.

Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services.

Robert Ahu Jr.

Robert K. Ahu Jr., 85, of Keaau died Dec. 28, 2013, at Greig’s Foster Care Home. Born April 9, 1928, in Pahala, he was a retired supervisor for American Electric and formerly worked for Pearl Harbor and Henry Kelii Electric.

Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 9:30 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by sons, Robert Ahu III, Aran (Charlene) Ahu and Evrin (Jen’ya) Ahu, all of Honolulu, Gary (Wendy) Ahu, Eric (Rene) Ahu and Kellen Ahu, all of Hilo; daughters, Allena (Mel) DeLaMare and Bernice (Robert) Flores, both of Hilo; sister, Lorraine Pestano of Pahala; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Margaret De Luz

Margaret “Marian” A. De Luz, 80, of Paauilo died Jan. 6, 2014, at home. Born Feb. 19, 1933, in Waipunalei, she was a ranch owner for De Luz Ranch, a retired secretary for the state Department of Education, member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa, former 4H livestock leader, a former catechism teacher and former secretary for Hawaii Saddle Club.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Jan. 18 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at Kalopa Catholic Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, Ernest De Luz of Paauilo; sons, Peter De Luz and Paul (Velma) De Luz, both of Paauilo, Stephen (Jamie) De Luz of Ahualoa; daughter, Margaret De Luz of California; brother, John (Andrea) Adrian Jr. of Hilo; sister, Elaine Powers of Waipunalei; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Machiko Kanehailua

Machiko Kanehailua, 79, of Kapaau died Jan. 1, 2014, at Kohala Hospital. Born Aug. 30, 1934, in Ome-Shi, Japan, she was a room maid at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, a room cleaner at Kohala High and Elementary schools and a former member of Kohala Senior Citizens Club.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Honomakau for a 10 a.m. service. A luncheon will follow at the Hawi Jodo Mission in Hawi. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by daughters, Leilani (Jeffrey) Araki and Ann (Timothy) Kanehailua-Coito, both of Kapaau; sons, Milton (Christine) Kanehailua of Riverside, Calif., Raymond (Marilynn) Kanehailua and Clement Kanehailua, both of Kapaau; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Milton Beamer III

Milton Hoolulu Desha Beamer III, 60, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 6, 2014, in Kona. Born in Honolulu, he worked as a physical therapist.

Private services will be held.

He is survived by father, Milton Beamer Jr. of Honolulu; stepmother, Miki Beamer of Honolulu; daughters, Heather Beamer of Oregon, Allyson Beamer of New York; sister, Billie Beamer of Honomalino; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

James Naito

James “Jimmy” K. Naito, 88, of Ookala died Dec. 15, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born March 3, 1925, in Ookala, he was a retired warehouse worker for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and member of Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission and Laupahoehoe Senior Center.

Private services were held.

He is survived by wife, Satsuki Naito of Ookala; son, Colin Naito of Ookala; daughter, Louise Naito of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Aurelia Redo

Aurelia “Rae” Redo, 89, of Waikoloa died Jan. 8, 2014. Born Sept. 7, 1924, in Detroit, she was a homemaker, a volunteer and served North Hawaii Community Hospital as chairman of the Hookumu Society Membership Committee.

Private services will be held.

She is survived by husband, Ted Redo of Waikoloa; sons, Allen (Linda) Redo of Seattle, Brian (Cristine) Hafner of Waikoloa; daughter, Sharon Redo of Kapaau; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.