Obituaries for March 18
Rowena Hanako Inaba, 64, of Holualoa died March 2 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was a court clerk and member of Daifukuji Soto Mission and various Kona bowling clubs. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo. Memorial service at 3 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by companion, Michael Patten of Holualoa; mother, Yayoko Inaba of Holualoa; brother, Don (Kawehi) Inaba of Kohanaiki; sisters, Georgene (Al Burkart) Inaba of Portland, Ore., and Ann Inaba of Holualoa; aunts and uncles, a niece, two nephews, cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
James “Jimmy” M.O. Luke, 79, of Hawi died Jan. 7 in Honolulu. Born in Kohala, he was a principal in the Luke family business. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Kohala Hub (formerly Luke’s Place) in Hawi. Lunch to follow. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Nora Luke of Hawi; sister, Lois House of Kailua, Oahu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.
Joey Kolekona Yap, 37, of Kailua-Kona, died March 5 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was an airline transporter. Celebration of life noon-5 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Pahoehoe Beach Park next to Magic Sands in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by mother, Cande Yap of Kailua-Kona; father, Gordon (Johanna Guth) Yap of Honolulu; sister, Sasha Keohokapu of Kailua-Kona; paternal grandmother, Juanita Yap of Maui; maternal grandfather, Hideo Toyama of Las Vegas; five uncles; a niece, cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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