Obituaries for February 7

Sean Patrick Donnelly, 62, of Waimea died Feb. 3 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pasadena, Calif., he was a carpenter. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes noon Saturday (Feb. 9) at the north end of Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Casual attire; loose flowers welcome. Memorial donations to Surfrider Foundation at Survived by son, Ryan (Jennifer) Donnelly of Volcano; brothers, Paul (Linda) Donnelly and Kevin Donnelly of California; sister, Kathy (Brian) Kim of California; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tatsuko Tsubota Hayashikawa, 94, of Hilo died Jan. 20 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a teller at First Hawaiian Bank and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission. Private service held. Online condolences: Survived by sons, Cy Hayashikawa of Pahoa and Calvin Hayashikawa of Texas; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


Guy Kazuo Higa, 67, of Mountain View died Jan. 16 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired ti leaf farmer. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Janice U. Higa of Mountain View; sons, Guy Dias of Laie, Oahu, Grant (Michelle) Higa of Maple Valley, Wash., Guy Higa Jr. and Chia (Jennifer) Higa of Waimanalo, Oahu; daughters, Odessa (Kaena) Kawai of Bremerton, Wash., Oraca Kaopuiki and Oveena (Gabriel) Higa of Waimanalo, Kami Higa of Bremerton; three sisters and a brother; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ronald J. Jackowitz, 74, of Hilo, formerly of Pahala, died Feb. 3 at Life Care Center of Hilo. No services. No known survivors. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Dr. Yoshie Takagi Ohata, 94, of Hilo died Jan. 22 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., she was a retired physician specializing in internal medicine and geriatrics. Private celebration of life service at a later date. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to Hawaii Care Choices, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by husband, Harold Ohata of Hilo; sons, Steven (Karen) Ohata of Aiea, Oahu, and Michael (Cynthia) Ohata of Oak Park, Ill.; daughters, Ann Ohata, M.D., of Honolulu and Wendy (Tom) Correa of Hilo; five grandsons. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Margaret Winifred Royce, 89, of Holualoa died Feb. 2 in hospice care. She was a medical office manager. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by daughters, Claudia (Jack Kerr) Christian of Puuanahulu, Lisa (Dean) Weinberger of Kewaskum, Wis.; sons, Craig Christian of San Clemente, Calif., Mark Royce of Golden, Colo., Robert (Kerrie) Royce of Mystic, Conn., and David (Roxie) Royce of Captain Cook; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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