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Richard "Ricky" Alcoran, 70, of Kapaau died Aug. 14 at the Kohala Hospital. Born in Paauilo, he was groundskeeper with the Waikoloa Land Co., and a member of the Puukapu Senior Softball Team and the International Longshoreman's and Warehouseman's Union (ILWU). Friends may call 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Hawi Jodo Mission Hall; service at noon. Casual attire and no flowers. Survived by his wife, Angie Alcoran of Kapaau; sons, Richard Scott (Pamela) Alcoran, Gregory (Amber) Alcoran and Benny (Kim) Alcoran, all of Kona; daughter, Rachel Alcoran of Kapaau; stepdaughter, Narlynn (Blaine Crabbe) Libron of Kohala; stepsons, Nario (Malia Salvador) Libron and Kekoa Libron, both of Kohala; brothers, Benny (Katherine) Alcoran of Honolulu, Rodney (Mattie) Alcoran of Kona, Harold (Loretta) Alcoran of Kohala and Clarence (Ivy) Alcoran of Kohala; sister, Veronica Alcoran-Schiavoni of Kohala; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

James "Kimo" Balai, 59, of Waimea died Aug. 9 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Hawaii Electric Light Co. foreman and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran. Celebration of life 9-11 a.m. Friday at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Waimea. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Sharon L. Balai of Waimea; stepdaughters, Rebecca (Peter) Piilani and Vicki Kaiue, both of Waimea, and Melissa (Roy) Antonio of Kailua-Kona; stepson, Scott (Jeda) Kaiue of Maui; mother, Harriet Balai of Oahu; brothers, Edward (Marie) Balai Jr. of Oahu and Raymond (Linda) Balai of California; sister, Clara (Roy) Yokono of Oahu; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sumiko Hagio, 84, of Volcano died Aug. 15 at home. Born in Kona, she was the co-owner of Y. Hagio Farms, a homemaker, and member of Taishoji Soto Mission, Taishoji Fujinkai and Fukuoka Kenjin Kai. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary's chapel; memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Laureen Hagio of Volcano; sons, Ray (Jeanne) Hagio of Hilo, Ronald Hagio of Honolulu and Wesley Hagio of Hilo; brothers, Tom (Kazue) Matsumoto and Richard (Akemi) Matsumoto, both of Kona; sister, Suyeko Nishina of Kona; brother-in-law, Hajime (Kiyomi) Hagio of Volcano; sister-in-law, Hanae Nishimoto of Hilo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Michiko Lehua Puaolena Hatori-Whitney, 17, of Hilo died Aug. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a student. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, Hilo; service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by parents, Benjamin and Chasity Hatori; brothers, Donovan Hatori-Whitney, Dezmen Kanae, Ikaika Awong-Hatori and Izayah Hatori-Awong; sisters, Napua Hatori-Whitney, Jalia Hatori-Whitney, Kelsy-Ann Whitney-Hatori, Deisha Whitney-Hatori, Ilihia Hatori-Awong and Ihilani Hatori; grandparents, Belinda Borges, Renee (Edward Cowell) Makepa, Lavern Quintal and Phillip Whitney; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Raymond Minoru Ikeda, 79, of Hilo died Aug. 5 at his home. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the Hawaii County Department of Public Works and was a U.S. Army veteran. Friends may call 3-4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary's Hilo chapel; service at 4 p.m., with cremation to follow. Casual attire and no flowers. Survived by wife, Mona Ikeda of Hilo; sons, Jeffrey (June) Ikeda and Jaye (Inrye) Ikeda, both of Hilo; brothers, Herbert Ikeda of Hilo and Richard (Lurline) Ikeda of Los Angeles; five granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren.

Sayoko Taniguchi Kawasaki, 89, of Maple Valley, Wash., and formerly of Hilo, died July 22 at home. Born in Waiakea, she was a retired store clerk for KTA Supermarket, and a member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, the Hilo Betsuin Buddhist Women's Association and of the East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai. Friends may call 12:45-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin; service at 1:30 p.m. Service will also be live online at: Casual attire and no flowers or monetary donations (koden). Survived by daughter, Lillian (Dennis) Asato of Maple Valley, Wash.; sister, Sachiko (Raymond) Chun of Pearl City, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Yasuko Taniguchi of Hilo, Jean Kawasaki of San Jose, Calif., and Karen Kawasaki of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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