Ernest Minoru Higa, 71, of Hilo died Jan. 21 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a maintenance worker and member of The House Hilo. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) at The House Hilo, 2282 Kanoelehua Ave. Casual attire. Survived by sons, John “Jay” (Monica) Higa of Keaau, Melvet Higa of Hilo and Shelson Higa of Hilo; daughters, Redlyn (Robert) Momotaro of Majuro, Marshall Islands, Naomi (Kory) Higa of Hilo, Darling (Takia) Takia of Keaau, Alise “Tita” (Shandy) Higa and Bernice Higa of Hilo; sisters, Hideko Honda and Patsy Soto of California, Shirley “Junko” Ige of Haleiwa, Oahu; brothers, Howard Higa of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, and Roddy Higa of Oahu; 13 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Felisa Halena Sesson Kaniho, 85, of South Point Road died Jan. 10 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Ka‘u, she was a retired kitchen helper for Ka‘u Hospital, food pantry worker and member of Ka‘u Ward of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) at Ka‘u Ward of The Church of The Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Naalehu. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Leebert (Leeann) Naboa of Ocean View, Lambert (Eileen) Naboa of Discovery Harbour, Thomas Dean (Tissy) Kaniho of South Point Road and Keone (Edana) Takahashi of Waipahu, Oahu; daughters, Leinell Naboa and Leivanell (Dennis) Salmo of Pahala, Leinette (Greg) Noritake of Bainbridge, Wash., Theone Ryder of Texas, Thomasena Beck of Kailua-Kona and Myra (Alfred) Keanu of Discovery Harbour; daughter-in-law, Loretta Naboa of Milolii; sister, Rose Takaki of Aiea, Oahu; brothers, Garciano Sesson and Milton Dacalio of Pahala; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jane Sachiko Oshita, 95, of Kohala died Jan. 29 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Japan, she was a retired manager for Kohala Federal Credit Union and member of Kohala Jodo Mission and Kohala Senior Citizens. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 17) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m.. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Dennis (Michele) Oshita of Mililani, Oahu, and Andrew (Marcia) Oshita of Ferndale, Wash.; daughter, Aileen (Michael) Jervis of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Sumie Harada and Doris Kamihara of Honolulu; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.