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Obituaries: 6-22-17

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June 22, 2017 - 12:05am

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Mark Swann

Mark Gregory Swann, 65, of Hilo died June 15, 2017, at home. Born Sept. 26, 1951, in Newark, N.J., he was the proprietor of Hilo Income Tax Service.

Friends may call for visitation from 11 a.m. to noon June 25 at Dodo Mortuary chapel with a noon celebration of life. Casual attire.

He is survived by wife, Nancy Swann of Hilo; daughters, Michele Slone, Melanie DeMotta and Nikki (Kelly) Minami of Hilo; son, Roland DeMotta of Hilo; hanai sister, Verna Chartrand of Kohala; five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Nobuyuki Fukushima

Nobuyuki “Nobu” Fukushima, 86, of Hilo died June 16, 2017, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired machinist, worked for the former Hawaiian Equipment, Hilo Coast Processing Co. and Yamada Transfer, was an Army veteran and member of Hilo Meishoin.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. June 28 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Tsuruyo Fukushima of Hilo; son, Craig (Stefani) Fukushima of Monte Sereno, Calif.; daughter, Lori (Royden) Wong of Hilo; brother, Sadami Fukushima of Hilo; sisters, Chiyoko Sato of Hilo, Michie (Hisashi) Ikeda of Kaneohe, Oahu; four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Angelique Gray

Angelique Rose Gray, 34, died April 18, 2017, on Oahu. She was born Sept. 28, 1982, in Hilo.

No services held. Condolences can be posted at www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

She is survived by mother, Theresa Goodall; son, Zavian Bartlett; daughter, Azalea Bartlett; sisters, Bethany Moreno and Annette Goodall-Santos.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.

Shawn Igdamen

Shawn Kealii Igdamen, 39, of Pahoa died May 31, 2017. He was born Jan. 10, 1978, in Hilo.

A one-year celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be posted at www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

He is survived his mother, Harriet Spencer-Arima; son, Koby Cacho; daughter, Kauanoe Igdamen, Hazlin Carvalho-Igdamen and Elilin Carvalho-Igdamen; brother, Roman Igdamen; sister, Ramona Spencer, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

Ronnie Nofziger

Ronnie Lee Nofziger, 69, of Waikoloa died June 1, 2017, at his residence. Born Jan. 31, 1948, in Bryan, Ohio, he was a retired sales and marketing representative for Delta Air Lines.

Private service.

He is survived by partner, Jeffrey Caylor; hanai sister, Pamela Pratt both of Waikoloa; numerous cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Lavern Till

Laverne “Lala” Louise Till, 90, of Waimea died May 26, 2017, at Hale Hoola Hamakua. Born Oct. 4, 1926, in Fresno, Calif., she was a retired waitress and a former nanny.

Private service to be held at a later date.

She is survived by daughters, Linda Hall of Waimea, Diane Hall, Michelle Pacheco, both of Washington; son, Alan Hall of Waimea; sister, Yvonne Harr of California; 12 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Gertrude Chow

Gertrude Sue Chow, 89, of Hilo died May 29, 2017, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired freight clerk for Young Brothers, member of Hilo Hooganji Mission, Hilo Bon Dance Club, Tsukikage Odorikai, and Hilo Chinese Cemetery Association.

Private services held. Family requests no flowers and no koden.

She is survived by son, Leonard Chow of Hilo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sachiko Breault

Sachiko Breault, 89, formerly of Honolulu died on May 31, 2017, in Melbourne, Australia. Born in Tokyo, she was a former accountant and volunteer at Foster Botanical Garden.

Private services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by daughter, Patricia Breault of Hilo; son, Marc (Elizabeth Baranyai) Breault of Melbourne, Australia, nieces and nephews.

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