Obituaries for July 20
Joyce Fay Brees, 83, of Jackson, Calif., died July 12. She was born in California. Graveside committal service noon Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. No flowers; memorial donations to charity of your choice. Survived by sons, Burton L. (Marilyn) Brees and Steve L. (Cindy) Brees; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Martha Lowrey Greenwell, 93, of Honokohau died July 13 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a member of Christ Church Episcopal, Daughters of Hawaii and Kona Historical Society. Private services. Survived by daughter, Wendy (Anthony) Craven of Waimea; son, Jimmy (Mary Emily) Greenwell of Honolulu; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Robert “Bobby” Kiyozumi Higa, 86, of Honokaa, formerly of Laupahoehoe, died July 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ookala, he was retired from the former Hamakua Sugar Co., a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Hui Okinawa, Honokaa Senior Center, Honomu Raiders Kupuna Softball Team and Hamakua Health Center Diabetic Education Program. Visitation 8-9 a.m. Friday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Memorial service at 9 a.m. Graveside urn committal service at 2 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Tyrus (Lynn) Higa of Honokaa and Zackery (Kimberly) Higa of Hilo; daughters, Natalie (Richard Requelman) Higa of Hilo and Renee (Stan) Gonsalves of Kohala; brother, Edward (Alice) Higa of Honolulu; sister, Ethel Miura of Hilo; eight grandchildren; one aunt, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kenneth Lee Kekaualua, 61, of Hilo died July 8 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, he was a truck driver for Conen’s Freight Transport and member of Who Cares softball team and No‘eau Street Band. Service 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Haili’s Tent in Panaewa. Spreading of ashes to follow at Bayfront. Late lunch/dinner at the tent. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Luci Kekaualua of Hilo; sons, Kenneth Lee Cox and Tyson Prim of Hilo; daughter, Amber Prim of Hilo; brother, Punahou Kekaualua of Kauai; brothers, Miles (Caroline) Kekaualua and Clarence “Kichi” Kekaualua of Hilo, The Rev. Sonny (Kanani) Shimaoka of Kailua-Kona, Everett Kawaha of North Carolina; sisters Maelyn (Reggie) Guidry, Theresa Nani Hicks and Celestine Kekaualua of North Carolina, Mary “Mahi” (Tommy) Kosara of Hilo; sister-in-law, Alice Kawaha of Hilo; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mitsugi “Mits” Komo, 88, of Keopu died June 21 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Keopu, he was a retired station manager for Aloha Airlines, coffee farmer, a member of Club 71 Golf Club, Hiroshima Kenjin Kai, Keopu Citizens Club, former member of Kona Junior Chamber of Commerce and Kona Lions Club, and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Kona Hongwanji in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Elaine Komo of Keopu; daughters, Shari (Neal) Komo-Matsueda of Aiea, Oahu, Dannette (Ben) Boylan of Denver and Cynthia (Ken) Matsuda of Honolulu; brothers, Richard Komo of Wailuku, Maui, and David (Harriet) Komo of Honolulu; sisters, Itsuko Takamura and Fumiko Yoshikawa of Kaneohe, Oahu, Emiko (Yoshiyuki) Kaneko of Kealakekua; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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