Obituaries for March 6

Harold “Dickie” Rikio Abe, 82, of Kaneohe, Oahu, died Feb. 15 in Savannah, Texas. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired heavy equipment mechanic for Pacific Machinery. Graveside services 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe. No flowers. Survived by daughter, Joycelyn (Joseph) Lennon; brothers, Donald (Lina) Abe and Calvin Abe; sisters, Joanne Quisano and Jeanette (Jacob) Kiko; a grandson.

Richard Thomas Bell, 81, of Hilo died Feb. 13 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Bell, Calif., he was active in Shakespearian Drama at Chapman University, a member of the Moose Lodge and Jaycees in Sonoma, Calif., a real estate agent, had a painting and woodworking business, worked at Kona Inn, Kona KTA and Food 4 Less and was a U.S. Navy Reserve veteran. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Friday (March 8) at Old Kona Airport Park Pavilion 1 or 2. Casual attire. Online condolences: Survived by former wife, Sandra Bell of Sonoma; daughter, Gini Fortier of Boulder, Colo.; son, Jason Bell of Woodland, Calif.; sister, Margaret Clark of Seattle; brother, James Palmer Bell of Banning, Calif.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


Theresa Kuulei (Moses) Correa, 85, of Kailua, Oahu, died Feb. 22 at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was a retired housekeeper at Bellows Air Force Station and member of Kailua Church of the Nazarene. Family viewing 8-9 a.m. Saturday (March 9) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Public visitation 9-10 a.m. Service 10-11 a.m. Final viewing 11 a.m.-noon. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Oahu celebration of life with lunch noon-5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Kailua Church of the Nazarene, 536 Oneawa St. in Kailua. Survived by sons, Curtis (Deann), Nolan, Glen and Robert; daughters, Doreen (Theodore) Chapman and Elginette; brothers, Joe, John (Alice) and Paul (Jane); sisters-in-law: Cynthia, Renee and Rose; 28 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Amy (Koga) Galano, 81, of Wichita, Kan., died Feb. 17. Born in Hilo, she was a retired medical secretary for a Hilo doctor’s office. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday (March 12) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Survived by son, Elden (Karen) Galano; daughter, Jolie (Jim Spieldel) Yamashita; brother, David (Pat) Koga; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and extended family. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Solomon “Kolomona” Kahelemauna Kamoku III, 40, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a security officer at Kealakekhe High School, musical entertainer and community service supervisor. Celebration of life 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday (March 8) at Old Kona Airport Park events pavilion. Casual attire. Survived by father, Solomon K. Kamoku Jr. of Kealakekua; brothers, Richard (Kacie) Kamoku of Cottage Grove, Wis., David (Mahea) Kuahiwinui of Sacramento, Calif., James (Katey) Kamoku of Sun Prairie, Wis., Thomas (Sandra) Kamoku of Los Banos, Calif., and Kepa (Ualani) Kamoku of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Napualani (Darren) Haalilio of Kealakekua and Noreen Kamoku of Kailua-Kona; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jerry Sidney Wehrsig, 69, of Hilo died Feb. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, he retired from Tesoro Hawaii, was a driver for T. Hara and Co., former semi-pro and Hilo High School football coach awarded BIIF Coach of the Year in 1982, U.S. Air Force Vietnam War veteran and member of Hui Makai Motorcycle Club. Celebration of life 5 p.m. Saturday (March 9) at Heritage Christian Fellowship, 165-B E. Kawili St. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Sylvia Wehrsig of Hilo; sons, Kaleo (Kamalani) Wehrsig of Kaimuki, Oahu, and Timothy Wehrsig of Hilo; stepdaughters, Kinau Gardner of Kaimuki and Pohai (Sam) Moku of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters, Shirley (Ben) Brown and Barbara Medeiros of Hilo; brothers, Roger (Ann) Wehrsig of Kona, Walter (Susan) Wehrsig, Armin (Cory) Wehrsig and Frank (Kimi) Wehrsig of Hilo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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