Hawaii Island News 09/09/2019

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Obituaries for September 8

Richard Basque, 84, of Hilo died Sept. 3 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired truck driver for the former Keaau Sugar, Hilo Coast Processing, Hamakua Sugar, and Ka‘u Sugar companies and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 14) at House Hilo Assembly of God Church, 2282 Kanoelehua Ave. Celebration of life will at 11 a.m. Inurnment service noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Deborah Mercado of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Kathleen Basque of Oklahoma, Donna Mae (Byron Sr.) Smith of Hilo and Mary (Andre) Randall of Menifee, Calif.; sons, Clifford (Mary) Basque of Oklahoma, Richard Maldonado, Anthony “Tony” Maldonado and Rodney Maldonado of Hilo; sisters, Lorinda “Dolly” Abis of Keaau, Leonora LaVoie of Hilo and June Hernkind of Washington; brother, Joe Basque of Oahu; sister-in-law, Rita Basque of Keaau; 26 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Investigation finds no data was stolen

An investigation into a recent data exposure of a vendor contracted by Hawaii P-20 reported that data used for college and career planning resources on the My Future Hawaii website did not reveal evidence that any data was stolen.

Obituaries for September 7

Sherrie Miyuki Hokomoto Berido, 50, of Hilo died Aug. 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was an invoice clerk for Hilo Walmart and former sales associate for Kona Walmart. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Hilton Berido of Hilo; son, Chance (Sharene) Berido of Waipahu, Oahu; daughters, Tiana (Colton) Wong and Kelcey (John) Figueroa of Hilo; mother, Pauline Hokomoto of Hilo; brother, Kevin Hokomoto of Hilo; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tropical Storm Akoni expected to track south of the islands

Tropical Storm Akoni has formed in the Central Pacific but is still a “very disorganized” storm, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu.

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