Obituaries for June 6

Ralph Walter Frink, 90, of Hawaiian Paradise Park died May 18 at home. Born in Bremerton, Wash., he was retired from the Washington Department of Natural Resources and taught photography at Wailoa Center. No services. Survived by daughters, Janice Miller and Sandra Groves; son, David Frink; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Barbara Mae Koontz, 85, of Keauhou died May 28 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Seattle, she was a retired guitar and music teacher, golfer and past membership chairwoman of the Keauhou Kona Yacht Club and Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary. Celebration of life 5:30 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at Life Care Center of Kona, 78-6957 Kamehameha III Rd. in Keauhou. Survived by daughters, Wendy (Alan) Fraser and Kathy Fraser of Waikoloa; brother, Don (Louise) Kinell of Los Altos, Calif.; hanai daughters, KC Mestas of Salem, Ore., Julie (Bryan) Coffland of San Carlos, Calif., and Tina Ferry of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; hanai sons, Harold (Linda) Koontz of Sunnyvale, Calif., Carl (Kathy) Koontz of South San Francisco, Calif., and Paul (Mari) Koontz of Hinesville, Ga.; grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Wallace “Wally” Tsukasa Kimura, 101, of Kailua-Kona died April 8 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Honolulu city bus driver and member of Hawaii Teamsters Union Local 966. Private celebration of life held. Condolences to W. Kimura-Nobriga, P.O. Box 843, Kealakekua, HI 96750. Survived by sons, Wallace Michael (Judy) Kimura of Massachusetts, Rodney (Bridget) Kimura, Lindsey (Roxane) Kimura and Landy (Cheryl) Kimura of Honolulu; daughters, Barbara Jean (Sam) Sato of California and Wallie (Edwin Nobriga) Kimura-Nobriga of Kealakekua; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Charles Isao Tahara, 79, of Hilo died May 26 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Private services held. Survived by wife, Amy Tahara; son, Dean (Violeta) Tahara; daughter, Lisa Fowler; stepson, Paul (Anita) Applegate; brother, Michael (Emily) Tahara; sister, Shirley Takahashi; brothers-in-law, Donald Yanagihara and Cy Yanagihara; sisters-in-law, Arlene (Roy) Yoshizumi and Marsha Yanagihara; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Morris Lyle Torbert, 77, of Waikoloa died June 1 at home. Born in Hector, Minn., he was a retired home building customer service representative and former member of Waimea Community Chorus. Private service held. No flowers. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by wife, Sharon Torbert of Waikoloa; brother, Eugene Torbert of North Carolina; nieces and nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Carmen Infante Wong, 72, of Hilo died May 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Mexico, she was a rehabilitation certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Hilo and member of Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Private services at a later date on Oahu. Survived by husband, John Casey Wong of Hilo; daughter, Raquel (Jack Machida) Wong of Honolulu; son, Roger (Wendee) Wong of Honolulu; three grandchildren, six sisters and two brothers. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Visitation for the late James G. Kimo Leialoha is 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo, with service at 5:30 p.m. Different times were originally submitted for an obituary published Tuesday.

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