Obituaries for January 30

Sumie Abe, 90, of Keaau died Jan. 21 at home. Born in Olaa, she was a retired bookkeeper for the former Nakamura Sales and Service. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Marvin (Deborah) Abe of Sherwood, Ore.; brother, Roy (Lorraine) Nakamura of Honolulu; sisters, Shizue Fujiyama and Alice Oie of Keaau; two grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Brian Lokela Keohuloa, 63, of Pahala died Jan. 11 at home. Born in Pahala, he was a diesel mechanic for the Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Inc., Hawaii Army National Guard veteran and a member of Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 3) at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Cremation to follow. Survived by wife, Marilyn Badua Keohuloa of Pahala; daughters, Shonda (Jeffery) Flores of Keaau, Alexis Keohuloa of Ocean View, Lianne (Moses Kalilikane) Keohuloa of Kealakekua and Kayla Keohuloa of Kona; hanai children, Clifford Jae Badua, Janslae Badua, Emman Badua and Edzack Bauda of Pahala; mother, Emily Keohula of Pahala; sisters, Janice Noble and Rima (Dennis) Rocha of Keaau, Arlene (Rosaliyo Palacat Sr.) Keohuloa of Kailua-Kona, Nadia (Kenneth Enitan) Keohuloa of Pahala; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Seigo Shiigi, 91, of Hilo died Jan. 17. Born in Pahoa, he was a retired account clerk for the former Hilo Ice and Cold Storage, owner of the former Shiigi Store in Pahoa, member of Puna Hongwanji Mission and U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Dorothy Shiigi of Hilo; daughter, Karen (Jon) Hayashida of Hilo; brother, Richard Shiigi of Hilo; a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gerald T. Sullivan Jr., 56, of Hilo died Jan. 5. Born in Monterey, Calif., and raised in Kailua, Oahu, he was an X-ray technician for Hilo Medical Center and graduate of St. Louis High School and Kapiolani Community College. Celebration of life noon Sunday (Feb. 4) at Reed’s Bay. Potluck fellowship to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sisters, Jaclyn Frederick, Candace Sullivan Barbara Sullivan, Kristin Paulo and Carol Pierce; nieces and nephews, gandnieces and grandnephews; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Mary Ruth Whitaker, 85, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 17 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Houston, she was a salesclerk at Kona Walmart and member of Red Hat Society’s Purple Majesties and Phi Beta Kappa. Celebration of life 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Studio 6, 4727 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Memorial donations to Hawaii Island Humane Society, 78-6767 Mamalahoa Highway,Holualoa, HI. 96725. Survived by daughters, Donna (Tony Potenzo) Whitaker of Kailua-Kona and Ruth (Scott Patterson) Whitaker of Phoenix; hanai daughter, Hula Whitaker of Kailua-Kona; son, Don (Mary Hutchins) Whitaker of Tonopah, Ariz.; brothers, Doug Keigwin of Palm Springs, Calif., and Grady (Lexie) Keigwin of Missouri; sisters, Sharon (Don) Haddox of Lancaster, Calif., Sandy Allen of Stuart, Fla., and Margaret Knigge of Tomball, Texas; four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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